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Probio Forte Supplement
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Probio Forte is a powerful blend of probiotics that restore gastrointestinal balance.

  • Each acid-resistant capsule contains 5 probiotic species with eight billion microorganisms.
  • Manufactured using a high-quality freeze-drying process, offering guaranteed probiotic viability.
  • Helps optimize the immune system, reduce systemic inflammation, and inhibit gastrointestinal problems.
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Probiotic Blend Supplement for Stomach Health

Probio Forte is a perfectly balanced probiotic blend of five species containing a total of 8 billion beneficial bacteria per capsule, now available to buy at Supersmart.

Our Probio Forte includes these five species of probiotics — which are among the most widely studied:

  • Bifidobacterium lactis BL 2211.
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM BL 2027.
  • Lactobacillus casei BL 2401.
  • Lactobacillus plantarum BL 2203.
  • Lactobacillus lactis 2618.

Probiotics have been studied for their beneficial effects with a reported potential to modify a number of physiological and metabolic parameters, such as maturation of the immune system, strengthening of the intestinal barrier, optimization of digestion, production of neurotransmitters that benefit mental health, breakdown of toxins and exclusion of bacteria through competition.

The choices made by SuperSmart in the production of this exceptional supplement ensure that each serving of this probiotic blend supplement:

  • Remain viable and stable throughout their shelf life by freeze-drying rather than spray-drying and adding inulin during manufacturing.
  • Are present in significant numbers — i.e. 8 billion bacteria present per capsule).
  • Reach the site of action — the gut — in sufficient quantities using high-tech DR Caps™.

Buy Probio Forte today and benefit from its balanced formula that supports gastrointestinal health.

Who is Probio Forte aimed at?

Probio Forte is a probiotic supplement that can be used by many people, particularly:

  • Those who want to take care of their microbiota.
  • Those experiencing chronic digestive problems, such as digestive discomfort, digestive sensitivity, stomach ache, bloating, flatulence, etc.).
  • Those over 50, as gut flora composition often starts to deteriorate past that age.
  • Those who are taking, or have recently taken antibiotics.
  • Those who want to improve their immune response.
  • Those who are simply keen to improve their daily health and overall well-being.

Probio Forte Probiotic Blend Benefits

This supplement's benefits are the result of enzymatic activity by each of its probiotic species, their interaction with other species that make up the microbiome, their effects on the intestinal barrier, and their ability to communicate with the central nervous system via the vagus nerve.

In particular, Probio Forte may be able to provide the following benefits:

  • Assist and support the quality of immune response.
  • Combat digestive issues, including abdominal pain, flatulence, aerophagia, and more.
  • Assist in reducing the effects of irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance, and constipation.
  • Speed up intestinal transit.
  • Support gastrointestinal well-being, even in healthy individuals.
  • Inhibit digestive inflammation.
  • Compete directly with the bacteria that cause infections (such as Helicobacter pylori).
  • Support brain activity and health.
  • Uplift the mood and feelings of wellbeing.

What is in our probiotic blend supplement?

What is a probiotic blend? Probio Forte, our proprietary probiotic blend, contains 5 different species of probiotics with 8 billion bacteria per capsule that are among the most widely studied.

More specifically, our probiotic flora blend includes:

Bifidobacterium lactis (BL 2211). Species from the Bifidobacterium genus have been used in dietary supplement form for several decades and are completely safe to use.

Bifidobacterium lactis is recognized for its effect on the immune system: a number of studies have demonstrated its ability to reduce levels of various cytokines involved in systemic inflammation (tumor necrosis factor, interleukin 10), and improve phagocyte capacity and Natural Killer (NK) cell activity.

Lactobacillus genus: acidophilus (NCFM BL 2027), casei (BL 2401), plantarum (BL 2203), and lactis (BL 2618). These species are highly regarded by the scientific community.

They are found in fermented foods such as yogurt and kefir. These four species exert all the effects you'd expect from probiotics, but in particular, offer significant antimicrobial effects, primarily as a result of their ability to secrete organic acids and various bacteriostatic peptides.

What makes our probiotic blend of lactobacillus and bifidobacterium species so exceptional?

1) Its truly innovative delivery method

Probio Forte is delivered in highly innovative capsules that maximize the survival of the probiotics: DRCaps™. These capsules protect their contents not only from stomach acids but also from moisture, helping maximize their shelf life. These capsules are also certified vegan, GMO-free, halal, and kosher.

How does this technology work? A scan-based in vivo study has shown that the release of the capsule’s contents occurs an average of 52 minutes after ingestion. This delayed release means the lacto probiotic blend is protected during their journey through the acid environment of the stomach.

Without the use of such technology, most probiotic capsules would not survive as far as the gut and would therefore be unable to multiply.

2) Its method of production

To ensure the long-term life of the probiotics, they need to enter a state of dormancy and are therefore dehydrated. There are two main ways of doing this: spray-drying and freeze-drying (lyophilisation).

Spray-drying consists of atomizing the fluid containing the probiotic strains and placing it in contact with hot air to reduce it to powder. It's the cheapest and fastest method, but it subjects the probiotics to harsh conditions — very high temperatures, osmotic stress, oxidative stress, disintegration of lipid membranes, etc. — that inevitably destroys some of the probiotics. With this technique, it's impossible to guarantee the number of bacteria indicated on the pack is the same as what is ultimately viable.

That's why SuperSmart has chosen to use freeze-drying, a longer and more costly process, but one that gives probiotics optimal stability. It involves dehydrating previously frozen probiotics by sublimation.

Note, however, that even though non-live bacteria can exert effects on immunity, it’s commonly recognized that the most important factor when choosing a probiotic formulation is the number of live bacteria — versus non-live bacteria — that reach the gut.

3) Its natural ingredients maximize probiotics' survival

In addition to opting for freeze-drying this probiotic supplement, SuperSmart has also followed the latest scientific recommendations and added natural ingredients that protect the acidophilus probiotic blend.

Probio Forte thus contains a natural extract of chicory root called inulin, an indigestible carbohydrate that both stimulates the growth of bifidobacteria and maximizes probiotic viability during manufacturing and storage. These natural polysaccharides act as lyoprotectants, reducing the formation of ice crystals during the manufacturing process and minimizing cellular damage to probiotics during storage.

Potential Probiotic Blend Side Effects

If you've ever searched out probiotics for a sensitive stomach, you know that some brands lead to undesirable side effects. However, when you purchase the best probiotic blend, there's less chance of side effects occurring. And, even though our probiotic blend capsules are considered to be safe for most adults, you should still perform your own research before beginning a regimen.

Before you take any acidophilus probiotic blend, you should speak with your healthcare provider. Together, you can discuss your current health status, as well as the medications and supplements you are taking. This in-depth evaluation ensures there are no interactions you might not have been aware of.

Once you begin taking our probiotic blend, stop immediately if there is any sign of a negative reaction. Wait for your certified medical practitioner to OK our probiotic blend supplement with B lactis and L acidophilus, before continuing your probiotic blend regime.

Use caution if you plan to take the acidophilus probiotic blend oral capsule while pregnant or lactating. You will want to get directions for use from your healthcare professional before starting a new regimen.

Once your supplements reach the "best by" date, it's time to properly dispose of them. Do not take expired supplements, as this could lead to undesirable consequences. Instead, buy a new bottle to ensure maximum potency and get the best results.

Composition
Daily serving: 1 DR Caps™
Number of servings per bottle: 60
Quantity per serving
Bifidobacterium lactis BL 2211 1.6x109 CFU
Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM BL 2027 1.6x109 CFU
Lactobacillus casei BL 2401 1.6x109 CFU
Lactobacillus plantarum BL 2203 1.6x109 CFU
Lactobacillus lactis 2618 1.6x109 CFU
Other ingredients: cornstarch, chicory inulin, stearic acid.

Each vegetarian capsule contains 8 billion micro-organisms.
Directions for use

How To Take Probio Forte for Maximum Efficacy

When taking any supplement, it’s important to follow all directions on the package. We recommend healthy adults take one capsule a day — ideally on an empty stomach. In addition, this supplement should always be kept out of the reach of animals and children.

It's best to store this bifido probiotic blend at a low temperature and in low humidity to maintain the highest possible number of bacteria in a viable state. That's why SuperSmart stores all its Probio Forte supplements in refrigerated conditions.

However, storing them at room temperature for a period of a few weeks will not produce a significant decrease in the number of viable bacteria. This is because of the addition of natural ingredients, which specifically increase probiotics' survival rate when stored at less-than-ideal temperatures.

Once ingested, the probiotics are released in the gut, where they are immediately rehydrated. No longer dormant, they begin multiplying, competing with other bacteria to adhere to the intestinal wall.

The survival and growth of the probiotics in the gastrointestinal tract are essential if they are to influence microbial populations and result in beneficial effects.

Even when the probiotics are protected from stomach acids by delivery in DR Caps™, they should still be taken on an empty stomach with a glass of water to reduce acidity as much as possible and ensure a better chance of survival for the few bacteria that may have been released too early. It is advisable to very gradually increase your dietary fiber intake — fruits, vegetables, whole grains, etc. — to provide the probiotics with the right conditions for growth. In fact, fiber is considered to be prebiotic.

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References
  1. Maldonado Galdeano C, Cazorla SI, Lemme Dumit JM, Vélez E, Perdigón G. Beneficial Effects of Probiotic Consumption on the Immune System. Ann Nutr Metab. 2019;74(2):115-124. doi:10.1159/000496426
  2. Okada Y, Tsuzuki Y, Hokari R, et al. Anti-inflammatory effects of the genus Bifidobacterium on macrophages by modification of phospho-I kappaB and SOCS gene expression. Int J Exp Pathol. 2009;90(2):131-140. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2613.2008.00632.x
  3. Campedelli I, Mathur H, Salvetti E, et al. Genus-Wide Assessment of Antibiotic Resistance in Lactobacillus spp. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2018;85(1):e01738-18. Published 2018 Dec 13. doi:10.1128/AEM.01738-18
  4. Grimm M, Ball K, Scholz E, et al. Characterization of the gastrointestinal transit and disintegration behavior of floating and sinking acid-resistant capsules using a novel MRI labeling technique. Eur J Pharm Sci. 2019;129:163-172. doi:10.1016/j.ejps.2019.01.012
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