Highly stable, strain-specific probiotics
• Enhances good bacteria in the gut
• Supports post-exercise bowel regularity
• No refrigeration necessary
• Best used: after exercise
Maintaining healthy intestinal and gi flora is essential for overall health. Athletes need increased digestive and immune support due to the increased stress that vigorous exercise can put on the body. RESTORE delivers the right probiotic strains in a highly bioavailable form to ensure maximum performance.
Probiotics are defined as live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the recipient. Research indicates that more than 70 percent of the immune system is in the gut; therefore, a proper balance of intestinal flora is essential for normal gut function. Gastrointestinal flora also play a role in digestion, nutrient absorption, cholesterol assimilation, recovery from diarrhea, reducing gas and constipation, and metabolizing potentially carcinogenic toxins. Numerous factors can adversely affect gut health and the balance of natural flora, including antibiotic therapy, over-the-counter medications, stress, pathogen overgrowth, diet, and even travel.
Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are the two most common genera of "good" bacteria that have been studied for their effects on general digestive and immune health. The presence of these two strains promotes the body's natural balance of intestinal flora.
The Lactobacillus family is the most numerous genera in the small intestine and aids in converting lactose and sugars into lactic acid, thereby increasing gastrointestinal acidity and creating an unfriendly environment for pathogenic bacteria. Lactobacillus probiotics also help metabolize toxins and support the body's natural response to inflammation.
Organisms in the Bifidobacterium family are the most common bacteria found in the colon. Their presence promotes a healthy balance of beneficial and pathogenic bacteria in the gut, can enhance the normal immune response, and aids in promoting normal digestive function.
The organisms in RESTORE have been shown to relieve occasional diarrhea and constipation, promote normal digestion, reduce gas, support normal immune function, and counter adverse gastrointestinal effects associated with the use of antibiotics.
RESTORE is a proprietary, high-potency blend of three human-derived strains:Lactobacillus gasseri, Bifidobacterium bifidum, and Bifidobacterium longum provided in an acid-resistant capsule for effective delivery to the intestinal tract where the organisms can colonize and replicate. RESTORE delivers 5 billion CFUs in a once-per-day dose. Unlike many probiotics, it is dairy-, allergen-, and excipient-free and is heat- and moisture-resistant due to glass-bottle packaging. RESTORE is suitable for adults and children and requires no refrigeration.
Many probiotics on the market promise up to 50 billion or more CFUs per capsule, but higher numbers don't necessarily mean the product is better or more effective. Higher numbers of organisms are irrelevant if the bacteria are not stable, alive, healthy, and don't survive stomach acid to colonize and replicate in the intestine. The unique characteristics of the strains in RESTORE, together with the acid-resistant capsule delivery system, ensure the strains are delivered to the intestinal tract and that potency and viability is maintained until the expiration date. RESTORE – a probiotic with stability yield numbers you can trust – guaranteed full potency at expiration.
Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Potato Starch, Silica.
Take 1 capsule daily with a meal or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.
This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, dairy products, or artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial flavors. This product also does not contain lactose, palmitic acid, magnesium stearate, or stearic acid.
Allergy WARNING: This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients. PREGNANCY: If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product. INTERACTIONS: There are no known adverse interactions or contraindications at publication date.