What would you say if we told you that there was a way you could support your digestion, energy levels, fat metabolism, and immune system all at the same time? Impossible? Normally, we’d be inclined to agree. This is different.
Introducing our latest gummy creation:
SmartyPants Adult & Kids Probiotic Complete – the amazingly delicious, prebiotic-probiotic-immunity gummy that sounds too good to be true, but isn’t.
Inside SmartyPants Adult Probiotic Complete and Kids Probiotic Complete is a patent-pending, powerhouse combination of beneficial probiotic bacteria and Wellmune® prebiotic immune support, all in one.
WHAT’S A PROBIOTIC?
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts naturally found in our bodies. Despite being bacteria, which we usually think of as bad or something that causes disease, probiotics have been shown to contribute to multiple areas of our overall health, such as promoting optimal digestion (easing occasional gas, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea), oral health, mood and energy balance, nutrient absorption, immune function, and normal fat metabolism.*
WHAT’S A PREBIOTIC?
Prebiotics are substances found in certain foods that humans can’t digest. They pass through the stomach and wind up in the small intestine where they act as food for bacteria. In short: PRE-biotics feed PRO-biotics.
Wellmune® is a clinically-proven, patented pre-biotic fiber that strengthens your immune system, and acts as an ideal food to feed the probiotic bacteria in SmartyPants Probiotic Complete. Unlike other immune boosters, Wellmune does not artificially stimulate the immune system or put immune cells into overdrive, it just prepares them to act fast when confronted with a challenge. Wellmune is safe to take every day, meaning you can take a proactive approach to keeping your immune system healthy all year round.
WHY CREATE THESE PRODUCTS?
We know that 70-80% of the immune system is located in the gut, and more research is emerging every day showing how important gut bacteria is for multiple aspects of our overall health. But, at SmartyPants, we will only create a product if there is a need.
We created our SmartyPants Probiotic Complete products because we could not find a chewable supplement that 1) addressed the need for prebiotics, probiotics, and immune support all in one, and 2) included multiple strains of bacteria, at a meaningful dose, in a form that would survive long enough to deliver the benefits we wanted.
WHAT MAKES SMARTYPANTS DIFFERENT?
- More Bacteria
You may have seen the term “CFU” on different probiotic labels. CFU stands for colony forming unit, and it is used to estimate the number of live bacteria inside a certain supplement. Since there are trillions of bacteria living in our guts – both good and bad – we wanted to create products that contained a meaningful amount of the good guys in each serving.
Many types of probiotic bacteria are easily killed by exposure to light, heat, and the harsh conditions of the stomach. Survivability is the reason some probiotic products need to be refrigerated and others contain huge numbers of CFUs – to ensure that at least some of the bacteria survive and make it to your gut alive.
Unlike these types of probiotic products, SmartyPants Probiotic Complete gummies contain soil-based beneficial bacteria in spore form. Bacteria in spore form are naturally microencapsulated, or, protected, ensuring that they survive.
99% of the probiotic strains we use in SmartyPants have been proven to reach the large intestine alive, where they can flourish, multiply, and help you thrive.
And don’t worry, our soil-based organisms aren’t actually from dirt. The beneficial bacteria we use in SmartyPants are produced in safe, monitored environments which ensure the specificity of the strains.
- Research-Backed Strains
At SmartyPants, we give our gummies to our own children, families, and friends, so quality and safety are always our first priorities. We spent countless hours, weeks, and months figuring out exactly which strains we wanted to use in our gummies. While no one or two strains can do it all, we chose Bacillus subtilis DE111® and Bacillus coagulans IS2 because they are backed extensively by research and are proven to deliver optimal digestive and immune health benefits.
Additionally, research indicates that these two strains also promote the colonization, or growth, of other kinds of beneficial bacteria such as Lactobacillus acidophilus, one of the most common beneficial strains in our gut that helps us digest lactose.
- Patent-Pending Combination
SmartyPants Adult Probiotic Complete and Kids Probiotic Complete are currently the only gummies that offer a combination of multi-strain probiotic bacteria and prebiotic immune support, with this number of CFUs and 99% survivability.
Last, but certainly not least…
If you’ve tried our other SmartyPants products, you know that mind-blowing deliciousness is kind of our thing. We would never make a new product that didn’t stand up to our rigorous flavor standards – we are The Galaxy’s Best Tasting Gummy, after all.
Our new Probiotic Complete gummies had to pass the taste test of each and every employee at SmartyPants (and they *might* just be our new favorites!)
We know that no matter how high quality a supplement is, if it tastes nasty, people won’t take it! With this in mind, we created our new probiotic products to be just like all of our other SmartyPants products: so amazingly tasty you’ll never forget to take your gummies again!
THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS PERFECT…
While we’re SUPER proud of our new products, we’ll be the first to admit they’re not perfect – there is no such thing. There is no magic strain, combination of strains, or number of CFUs that can do it all. At least that we know of.
The fact is: the world of probiotic research is very new and we’re learning more every day.
We created our SmartyPants probiotics based on the most established and time-tested research, but, as with all SmartyPants products, these gummies are meant to compliment a healthy diet – not replace it. We recommend that you consume a wide variety of beneficial bacteria from both our gummies, as well as from probiotic foods, which contain a multitude of different strains depending on the food and where it’s made (you can read more about those here.) And, rest assured, if we discover a better way to approach nutrition and health, you’ll be the first to know, and we’ll do our best to reflect that science in our products.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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Posted on October 25, 2016