Why did your probiotic supplements change from being called Prebiotic and Probiotic Formula to Prebiotic and Probiotic Immunity Formula?
Most people think of probiotics as something that supports only digestive health, but our formulas also include prebiotics that deliver clinically-proven immune support.* That’s because we include the prebiotic Beta-glucan which supports the growth of helpful probiotic bacteria and promotes healthy immune function.*
In addition to this, our formulas also include two strains of probiotics, Bacillus coagulans and Bacillus subtilis to support normal digestion, promote healthy immune function and help balance microflora in the gut. So you get support for both your immune and digestive health - all in one easy serving.*
Plus, we don’t use any synthetic color or artificial sweeteners and we formulate with natural flavors. Our Prebiotic and Probiotic Immunity Formulas are AVA-certified vegan, Non-GMO Project Verified and free of the eight major allergens including milk, eggs, shellfish, soy, peanut, wheat, fish and tree nut allergens.
Why do your SmartyPants Prebiotic and Probiotic Immunity Formulas include only 2 species of probiotics?
Based on the latest research, we know that different species of probiotics perfom different functions. We chose to include Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus coagulans in our Adult Prebiotic and Probiotic Immunity Formula and Kids Prebiotic and Probiotic Immunity Formula because they are backed by extensive research and are proven to deliver optimal digestive and immune health benefits.*
For example, studies have shown that the presence of Bacillus bacteria promotes the growth and colonization of Lactobacillus acidophilus, one of the most common bacteria in our gut that helps us digest lactose.
Along with probiotics, our formulas also include prebiotics to help create the needed environment for good probiotic bacteria to grow.
In addition to that, we use probiotics with a 95 percent survivability rateto ensure that the majority of this bacteria actually makes it to your gut alive. No refrigeration required.
SmartyPants probiotic gummies include soil-based organisms (SBOs). How do I know they’re safe and effective?
We created SmartyPants with our own children in mind. We give our products to our families, friends and take them ourselves, so safety and quality are our highest priorities.
We specifically chose to include Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus coagulans in our Prebiotic and Probiotic Formula gummy supplements because they're proven to deliver optimal digestive and immune health benefits.* While these two strains of beneficial probiotic bacteria are not native to the human body, they're found widely in the envrionment in soil and air.
Additionally, research shows that Bacillus bacteria have actually evolved to be able to live and thrive in the mammalian body, suggesting that they're a well-established and safe component of the human diet.
B. coagulans is one of the most clinically studied Bacillus bacteria out there, and is known to support normal digestion and healthy gut function and promote healthy immune function.*
In addition to their individual benefits, both B. subtilis and B. coagulans have been clinically proven to promote the colonization of other, different probiotic bacteria to your gut, including Lactobacillus acidophilus, which is one of the most common bacteria in our gut that helps us digest lactose.
By helping other kinds of good bacteria grow, the two species of beneficial bacteria in SmartyPants Prebiotic and Probiotic Formulas help diversify and strengthen your microbiome.
We also use probiotics with a 95% survivability rate to ensure the majority of these healthy gut bugs can make it to your large intestine alive, where they can flourish, multiply and help you thrive.*
Can I overdose on probiotics?
There is no documented problem with taking too many probiotics, but everybody is different. Taking too many probiotics could cause some people to experience gastrointestinal discomfort.
Since our probiotic gummies taste so delicious, we have to be extremely thoughtful about the ingredients we include and their amounts. Safety, especially with good tasting kids’ products, is our first priority. We design our products to account for accidental over-consumption.
That said, we always recommend you check with your health care provider before taking any of our products, stick to the serving size on the label and keep all of our products out of reach of children.
Can SmartyPants Adult Prebiotic and Probiotic Immunity Formula and/or Kids Prebiotic and Probiotic Immunity Formula be taken with other SmartyPants multivitamin supplements?
Yes. We designed these products to complement one another. If you think you need support for your digestive health, our probiotic gummy formulas are deigned to help. They can be taken alone or with any of our multivitamin formulas.
Our multivitamin toddler, kids, women, men and prenatal formulas each deliver essential vitamins and premium nutrients to support full body health - all in one easy serving.
That being said, we recommend you check with your health care provider before taking any of our products or adding any additional products to your daily regimen.
Are SmartyPants Prebiotic and Probiotic Immunity Formula gummies vegan?
Both our SmartyPants Adult Prebiotic and Probiotic Immunity Gummy Formula and Kids Prebiotic and Probiotic Immunity Gummy Formula are certified-vegan by the American Vegetarian Association (AVA)! Yay!
They're also Non-GMO Project Verified and contain no synthetic colors, flavors or preservatives. Our supplements are gluten-free, gelatin-free and free of the eight most common allergens including milk, eggs, shellfish, soy, gluten, wheat, fish, peanuts and treenut allergens. Every finished batch is third-party lab tested for purity and potency.
What is a PRO-biotic? What is a PRE-biotic?
Our probiotic gummys for adults and kids include both prebiotics and probiotics.
Probiotics are live microorganisms, mainly bacteria, that are good for your health. They’re typically found in fermented foods like sauerkraut and kombucha.
Prebiotics are natural, non-digestible food components that help create the ideal environment for good probiotic bacteria to grow and promote digestive health and healthy immune function.*
*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.
What makes SmartyPants Prebiotic and Probiotic Gummy Immunity Formulas different?
SmartyPants Prebiotic and Probiotic Immunity Formulas for Adults and Kids are more than just probiotics. Both deliver a prebiotic and multi-strain probiotic formula that supports normal digestion and promotes healthy immune function – all in one easy serving.*
We specifically chose to include B. subtilis and B. coagulans because they are two of the most researched probiotics out there.
Each serving of our Adult Prebiotic and Probiotic Immunity Formula delivers 7 billion probiotic CFU. While each serving of Kids Prebiotic and Probiotic Immunity Formula delivers 4 billion CFU.
We include this healthy bacteria in spore form – the form of probiotics that can survive time on the shelf and harsh stomach acid. This natural microencapsulation ensures that 95% of our probiotics will reach the intestine alive, where they can flourish, multiply and help you thrive.* Best of all, no refrigeration required!
Our probiotics are reinforced by the prebiotic beta 1,3/1,6 glucan. Beta-glucan is a prebiotic that does double duty. It boosts your immune system and helps create a hospitable environment which can support the growth of probiotic bacteria.*
Together, our powerful prebiotic and probiotic combination supports optimal digestive and immune health.*
Our probiotics formulas are AVA-Certified Vegan, Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten-free, gelatin-free, made without any synthetic colors, and are formulated with natural flavors. They're also free of the eight most common allergens including milk, eggs, shellfish, soy, gluten, wheat, fish, peanuts and treenut allergens.
It’s important to us that what we claim on our label is what you get in our products. For this reason, each finished batch is third-party lab tested for purity and potency. Our probiotic formulas were also awarded the Clean Label Project's Purity Award, the highest overall rating for product purity and value.