Product Details

Naturally gluten-free.

GI-ProBalance is a convenient, tasty blend of probiotic strains specially formulated to work with Ambrotose products to support digestive health and enhance the viability of beneficial bacteria in the gut.* To date, eightt patents have been issued for GI-ProBalance technology.

Each slimstick contains more than 1.5 billion (1,500,000,000) colony forming units (cfus) of [beneficial/probiotic] bacteria per serving, comprised of the following species:

    • Lactobacillus plantarum (750,000,000 cfu)
    • Lactobacillus rhamnosus (300,000,000 cfu)
    • Lactobacillus acidophilus (150,000,000  cfu)
    • Bifidobacterium longum (150,000,000 cfu)
    • Bifidobacterium breve (75,000,000 cfu)
    • Streptococcus thermophilus (75,000,000 cfu)
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Ingredients

Functional

  • Ascorbic acid

    Ascorbic acid, commonly known as vitamin C, is an essential water-soluble vitamin found mainly in fruits and vegetables, particularly in citrus fruits such as oranges. Vitamin C functions as a reducing agent and thereby demonstrates potent antioxidant activity. Vitamin C deficiency can lead to the disease scurvy, which involves the deterioration of elastic tissue, demonstrating the important role of ascorbic acid in the synthesis of connective tissues such as collagen in bones 1. Dietary vitamin C is efficiently absorbed through the intestine.
      Vitamin C is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (21CFR182.8013). The U.S. FDA has established a Reference Daily Intake (RDI) of 60 mgs vitamin C for adults and children 4 or more years of age (21CFR101.9). RDIs are a set of dietary references for essential vitamins and minerals that are considered amounts sufficient to meet the daily requirements of healthy individuals. RDIs serve as the basis for calculating the percent daily value (%DV) amounts found on dietary supplement and food labels.

    This ingredient can also be found in the following products:

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    References

    1. Institute of Medicine. Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, and Carotenoids. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 2000.
  • Bifidobacterium breve

    Bifidobacterium breve is a species of lactic acid-producing bacteria that is naturally found in the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Bifidobacterium breve is used commercially as a probiotic—beneficial bacteria that help maintain the health of the intestinal tract, aid digestion and assist in nutrient absorption.* Probiotics can be found in some food sources, such as yogurt, and they can also be consumed as dietary supplements. Bifidobacterium breve seems to be well-tolerated when consumed by most people. No adverse effects from Bifidobacteria ingestion have been reported 1.

    In a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled, crossover trial, 15 healthy resistance-trained men ingested daily for three weeks a placebo or an encapsulated probiotic supplement containing Streptococcus thermophilus and Bifidobacterium breve (5 billion live cells each) prior to muscle-damaging exercise. Isometric strength, muscle soreness, range of motion and girth, and blood interleukin-6 (IL-6) and creatine kinase (CK) concentrations were measured from pre- to 72 h post-exercise. Probiotic supplementation resulted in an overall decrease in circulating IL-6, which was sustained up to 48 h post-exercise. In addition, probiotic supplementation likely enhanced isometric average peak torque production at 24 to 72 h into the post-exercise recovery period and likely moderately increased resting arm angle at 24 and 48 h post-exercise, but effects on soreness and flexed arm angle and CK were unclear2.

     

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    References

    1. Natural Medicines: Comprehensive Database. Stockton, CA: Therapeutic Research Faculty, 2000.
    2. Jager, R., Purpura, M., Stone, J.D., et al. Probiotic Streptococcus thermophilus FP4 and Bifidobacterium breve BR03 Supplementation Attenuates Performance and Range-of-Motion Decrements Following Muscle Damaging Exercise. Nutrients 2016; 8(10).
  • Bifidobacterium longum

    Bifidobacterium longum is a species of lactic acid-producing bacteria that is naturally found in the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract. A number of Bifidobacteria species are used as probiotics in the dietary supplement and food industries to help maintain GI tract health, aid digestion and assist in nutrient absorption.* Orally, Bifidobacterium longum seems to be well-tolerated by most people. No adverse effects from Bifidobacteria ingestion have been reported 1.

     This ingredient can be found in the following product:
    •  GI-ProBalance™ slimsticks
     

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    References

    1. Natural Medicines: Comprehensive Database. Stockton, CA: Therapeutic Research Faculty, 2000.
  • Fructo-oligosaccharides

    Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) typically refer to short-chain oligosaccharides comprised of fructose and glucose monosaccharide units. They exist naturally in plants and are commonly consumed in foods such as onions, bananas, lettuce and wheat. FOS are used in dietary supplements and functional foods as a type of prebiotic, a non-digestible carbohydrate that promotes the growth and/or activity of beneficial bacterial in the colon 1. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been notified that industry considers FOS to be generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for its intended use and has not objected to its use for this purpose (GRN No. 000044).

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    References

    1. PDR for Nutritional Supplements. Montvale, NJ: Physicians’ Desk Reference, Inc, 2008.
  • Gum acacia

    Gum acacia, also known as gum arabic, is the gum that exudes from the acacia tree, Acacia senegal or Acacia seyal. Gum acacia is a water-soluble dietary fiber used primarily to control the consistency of food and beverages. Monosaccharide constituents include galactose, arabinose, glucuronic acid and rhamnose 1. Gum acacia is included in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Inactive Ingredients Guide as safe to use in the amounts present in our products 2. It is also an approved food additive by the U.S. FDA 3.

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    References

    1. Whistler RL, BeMiller JN. Carbohydrate Chemistry for Food Scientists. St. Paul, Minn.: American Association of Cereal Chemists, Inc., 1999.
    2. Food and Drug Administration. EAFUS: A Food Additive Database. http://www.foodsafety.gov/~dms/eafus.html. 10-17-2008. 12-4-2008.
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus

    Lactobacillus acidophilus is a strain of lactic acid-producing bacteria that is naturally found in the human gastrointestinal tract. It is commonly found in fermented milk products, such as yogurt, and can also be consumed as a dietary supplement. Lactobacillus acidophilus is considered a probiotic, beneficial bacteria that help maintain the health of the intestinal tract and aid in digestion. Probiotics also assist in nutrient absorption and help control the amount of harmful bacteria in the gut. Orally, Lactobacillus species are usually well-tolerated, the most common side effect being a mild case of flatulence that tends to subside as consumption continues 1.

    This ingredient can also be found in the following products:

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    References

    1. Natural Medicines: Comprehensive Database. Stockton, CA: Therapeutic Research Faculty, 2000.
  • Lactobacillus plantarum

    Lactobacillus plantarum is a strain of lactic acid-producing bacteria that is naturally found in the human gastrointestinal tract. It is commonly found in fermented food products and can be consumed as a probiotic dietary supplement. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that help maintain the health of the intestinal tract and aid in digestion. They also assist in nutrient absorption and help control the amount of harmful bacteria in the gut. Orally, Lactobacillus species are usually well-tolerated, the most common side effect being a mild case of flatulence that tends to subside as consumption continues 1.

    This ingredient can also be found in the following products:

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    References

    1. Natural Medicines: Comprehensive Database. Stockton, CA: Therapeutic Research Faculty, 2000.
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus

    Lactobacillus rhamnosus is a species of lactic acid-producing bacteria that is naturally found in the human GI tract. It is commonly found in fermented food products, such as yogurt, and can be consumed as a probiotic dietary supplement. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that help maintain the health of the intestinal tract, aid digestion and assist in nutrient absorption.* Orally, Lactobacillus species are usually well-tolerated, the most common side effect being a mild case of flatulence that tends to subside as consumption continues 1.

     This ingredient can be found in the following product:
    •  GI-ProBalance™ slimsticks
     

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    References

    1. Natural Medicines: Comprehensive Database. Stockton, CA: Therapeutic Research Faculty, 2000.
  • Streptococcus thermophilus

    Streptococcus thermophilus is a species of probiotic bacteria commonly used in the production of yogurt. For certain individuals who are normally unable to digest lactose, Streptococcus thermophilus, which produces lactic acid to break down the milk sugar lactose, can help improve digestion when present in dairy products. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that help maintain the health of the intestinal tract.*

    In a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled, crossover trial, 15 healthy resistance-trained men ingested daily for three weeks a placebo or an encapsulated probiotic supplement containing Streptococcus thermophilus and Bifidobacterium breve (5 billion live cells each) prior to muscle-damaging exercise. Isometric strength, muscle soreness, range of motion and girth, and blood interleukin-6 (IL-6) and creatine kinase (CK) concentrations were measured from pre- to 72 h post-exercise. Probiotic supplementation resulted in an overall decrease in circulating IL-6, which was sustained up to 48 h post-exercise. In addition, probiotic supplementation likely enhanced isometric average peak torque production at 24 to 72 h into the post-exercise recovery period and likely moderately increased resting arm angle at 24 and 48 h post-exercise, but effects on soreness and flexed arm angle and CK were unclear1.

     

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    References

    1. Jager, R., Purpura, M., Stone, J.D., et al. Probiotic Streptococcus thermophilus FP4 and Bifidobacterium breve BR03 Supplementation Attenuates Performance and Range-of-Motion Decrements Following Muscle Damaging Exercise. Nutrients 2016; 8(10).

Formulation

  • Maltodextrin

    Maltodextrin is a polysaccharide produced from starch. Like starch, maltodextrin is easily digestible and absorbed through the intestine. As an excipient, maltodextrin is generally regarded as a nontoxic and nonirritant material 1. Maltodextrin is considered generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the U.S. FDA for use as a direct food substance (21CFR184.1444).

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    References

    1. Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients. Washington, DC: Pharmaceutical Press and American Pharmacists Assn, 2006.
  • Modified food starch

    Modified food starch refers to a type of food starch (i.e. corn, wheat, rice, potato or tapioca) that is modified by treatment with certain acids, enzymes or compounds that bleach or alter its chemical properties. It is used to thicken, to improve texture and to maintain the water content of foods. Modified food starch is approved for use as a food additive by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (21CFR172.892) 1.

    This ingredient can also be found in the following products:

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    References

    1. Food and Drug Administration. EAFUS: A Food Additive Database. http://www.foodsafety.gov/~dms/eafus.html. 10-17-2008. 12-4-2008.
  • Silicon dioxide

    Silicon dioxide, also known as silica, is added to capsule and tablet formulations to reduce clumping 1. Silica is found in many foods, particularly whole grains (oats and barley), sugar beets, sugar cane, soybeans, turnips, green beans 2. The average intake of silica in adults is 14-21 mg/day 3. The bioavailability of silicate additives is low 4. Silica that occurs in food and water has not been shown to cause any adverse effects 3.

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    References

    1. The Merck Index. Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck & Co., 2006.
    2. Nutritional Biochemistry and Metabolism. New York, New York: Elsevier, 1991.
    3. Natural Medicines: Comprehensive Database. Stockton, CA: Therapeutic Research Faculty, 2000.
    4. Institute of Medicine. Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Arsenic, Boron, Chromium, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, Nickel, Silicon, Vanadium, and Zinc. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 2002.
  • Xylitol

    Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that occurs naturally in many fruits and berries. It is often used as a sweetener substitute in foods, providing the same sweetness as refined sugars with less food energy 1. Xylitol is considered generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as a food additive (21CFR172.395) 2.

    This ingredient can also be found in the following products:

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    References

    1. Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients. Washington, DC: Pharmaceutical Press and American Pharmacists Assn, 2006.
  • Yogurt flavor

    Yogurt flavor is made from fermented milk products. The characteristic tart flavor comes from the fermentation of lactose into lactic acid by the bacteria added in the process of making yogurt.

     This ingredient can be found in the following product:
    •  GI-ProBalance™ slimsticks
     

Product Claims

Products

GI-ProBalance® slimsticks

Product Numbers

36217: 30 GI-ProBalance slimsticks

Country

South Africa

Effective

October 2016

Supersedes

January 2011
  • Quality and Safety
    • Gluten-free
    • Naturally gluten-free
    • Free from preservatives, MSG
    • Suitable for vegetarians
    • Contains naturally sourced ingredients
    • Remains viable without refrigeration
    • [Bacteria were selected/ mixed probiotic blend selected] for resistance to gastric acid and tolerance to bile to ensure survival during transit throughout the entire GI tract
    • Bacteria strains specially selected to survive passage through the stomach’s harsh environment
  • Benefits

    1/Day GI-ProBalance slimsticks


    • Probiotic and prebiotic dietary supplement
    • Helps balance the bacteria in your gut*
    • Restores balance of intestinal flora*
    • Helps support healthy digestive flora*
    • Designed to support optimal digestive function*
    • Supports the natural ecology of the intestines*
    • Increases beneficial bacteria*
    • Supports [gastrointestinal/intestinal/colon] health*
    • Supports digestive system function*
    • Helps maintain a normal, healthy digestive system*
    • Helps maintain normal, healthy digestive function*
    • The probiotics in GI-ProBalance may help improve digestion*
    • A synbiotic dietary supplement (contains both probiotic and prebiotic ingredients)
    • The condition of a person’s GI tract can have profound implications on their overall health. The high-quality probiotics and prebiotics in GI-ProBalance powder may help restore balance to the levels of bacteria in the gut, enhance proper digestion and absorption of nutrients, and some aspects of the immune system.*
    • GI-ProBalance can help bring about balance between good flora and microorganisms in the bowels*
    • GI-ProBalance is a synbiotic product containing both probiotic and prebiotic ingredients
    • Formulated to help support the balance of bacteria you need to keep your intestines healthy*
    • Helps normalize the delicate balance of microflora required to keep your intestines healthy*
    • By helping to maintain a healthy digestive system, GI-ProBalance may defend against occasional digestive upsets.*
    • Provides several species of bacteria (including Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium)  to help keep your digestive system running smoothly*
    • GI-ProBalance can help bring about balance between good flora and microorganisms in the bowels*
    • A proprietary blend of prebiotics and probiotics (synbiotic) designed to promote proper colon ecology and function and support intestinal health*
    • Supports intestinal health and some aspects of immune system health*
    • Probiotic that contributes to a natural healthy gut flora*
    • Helps in promoting beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract*
    • Provides live microorganisms that contribute to a natural healthy gut flora*
    • Probiotic to [benefit health/confer a health benefit] *
    • Provides live microorganism to [benefit health/confer a health benefit] *
    • Helps maintain a healthy balance of intestinal flora and may support some components of a healthy immune response*
    • Provides fructo-oligosaccharides, an excellent food source for beneficial bacteria that helps to promote their growth in the intestine*
    • Contains prebiotics that can stimulate growth of good bacteria*
    • The probiotics in GI-ProBalance may support some components of the body’s overall natural defense system*
    • The probiotics in GI-ProBalance may support aspects of the body’s natural immune functions*
    • Designed to promote proper colon ecology and function*
    • Provides intestinal health support and added beneficial flora*
    • [Formulated/Designed] to support the health and balance of the intestinal tract*
    • Formulated to contribute to the overall health and balance of your digestive system*
    • Helps to maintain the health and balance of the intestinal tract*
    • Supports a healthy environment for the intestinal tract*
    • Contains [multiple/6 different strains of] beneficial bacteria
    • Contains more than 1.5 billion (1,500,000,000) colony forming units (cfus) of [beneficial/probiotic] bacteria per serving, comprised of the following species:
      • Lactobacillus plantarum (750,000,000 cfu)
      • Lactobacillus rhamnosus (300,000,000 cfu)
      • Lactobacillus acidophilus (150,000,000  cfu)
      • Bifidobacterium longum (150,000,000 cfu)
      • Bifidobacterium breve (75,000,000 cfu)
      • Streptococcus thermophilus (75,000,000 cfu)
    • Research indicates that a minimum of 1 billion cfus per day is the optimal probiotic dose needed to influence intestinal microecology and deliver desired health benefits. GI-ProBalance provides more than 1.5 billion cfu of bacteria per serving.*
    • Research indicates that to achieve optimal health in your GI tract, you need at least 1 billion colony forming units (cfu) of active probiotic bacteria per day. In GI-ProBalance powder, we provide more that you need with over 1.5 billion cfu of bacteria per serving.*
    • May improve intestinal health*
    • Designed to provide intestinal and digestive support, supplying both probiotics and prebiotics*
    • Designed to help support the body’s lower digestive tract by supporting the natural ecology of the intestines and supporting the body’s ability to digest foods*
    • Designed to help your digestive system break down foods*
    • The probiotics in GI-ProBalance may help to enhance nutrient [uptake/absorption]*
    • The probiotics supplied in GI-ProBalance may help support digestive nutrient absorption*
    • Each ingredient has been carefully selected to support the natural health of the intestinal tract*
    • Helps to maintain a healthy balance of bacteria in the intestine.* This balance can be altered by factors including aging and an unhealthy diet.
    • Modern lifestyles and consumption of the typical Western Diet, which is low in fiber and high in fat, may result in an imbalance of beneficial gut bacteria. Taken regularly, GI-ProBalance can help restore the balance of the gastrointestinal tract.*
    • Supports the overall health and balance of your digestive system*
    • Can provide a protective effect by maintaining a proper balance among all the different bacteria that normally reside in your intestines*
    • Provides probiotics, some of the “right” bacteria to help with the delicate balance that exists in a healthy intestine*
    • The probiotics in GI-ProBalance may help support some aspects of cellular immunity, including enhancing natural killer cell function*
    • GI-ProBalance helps maintain healthy digestive function and thus may guard against occasional intestinal disturbances*
    • By helping to maintain a healthy digestive system, GI-ProBalance may defend against occasional digestive upsets*
    • Provides several species of bacteria (including Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium) to help keep your digestive system running smoothly*
    • Provides [probiotics/live microorganisms] that form part of a natural healthy gut flora*
    • GI-ProBalance contains a special blend of 6 strains of good bacteria that help restore the colon’s natural balance.*
    • GI-ProBalance supplies a specially formulated blend of probiotics to help maintain the natural balance of healthy microflora in the intestines and support healthy bowel function.*
    • GI-ProBalance contains an array of beneficial pre- and probiotics to encourage normal digestion and maintain normal intestinal flora.*
    • Included in GI-ProBalance are potent probiotic strains of Bifidobacterium longum and breve; Lactobacillus acidophilus, rhamnosus and plantarum; and Streptococcus thermophiles, all known for their benefits to digestive health. These “friendly” bacteria help to repopulate the colon.*
    • GI-Pro-Balance helps your body replenish “good” bacteria necessary for [increased/enhanced/better] absorption of nutrients from the food we eat.*
    • The prebiotics in GI-ProBalance are delivered undigested to the intestines, where they help restore a healthy balance of bacteria in the GI tract, increase nutrient absorption and promote proper digestion.*
    • The probiotics in GI-ProBalance support the good bacteria supplied in the product as well as your own natural healthy bacteria.*
    • With over 70% of your immune system located in your digestive tract, taking GI-ProBalance powder may [help/help modulate/help regulate] your immune response.*
    • Combines natural prebiotic fibers and probiotics to provide a healthy environment for the intestinal tract*
  • Benefits with Ambrotose Powders

    1/Day GI-ProBalance slimsticks


    • GI-ProBalance is formulated to help unlock the full power of Ambrotose products*
    • GI-ProBalance is formulated to enhance the [benefits/effects/power] of Ambrotose products*
    • A blend of probiotic strains specially blended to work with Ambrotose for support of digestive health and to enhance the viability of beneficial bacteria in the gut*
    • The prebiotics and probiotics available in Ambrotose and GI-ProBalance products may help support a healthy balance of beneficial intestinal bacteria*
    • The bifidogenic (promoting the growth of Bifidobacteria) effects of Ambrotose products suggest that consumption along with the Bifidobacteria strains in GI-ProBalance may further enhance the survival of beneficial bacteria in the intestines*
    • Polysaccharide ingredients in Ambrotose products, such as arabinogalactan, can be broken down into smaller fragments by certain bacteria found in the GI tract. Arabinogalactan supports the growth of beneficial bacteria, including longum and L. plantarum, two species of bacteria present in GI-ProBalance. Therefore, consumption of Ambrotose and GI-ProBalance products together may result in enhanced health benefits from both products.*
    • Research indicates that the arabinogalactan in Ambrotose products can provide prebiotic support for specific bacteria in GI-ProBalance, which may help enhance the product’s support of some aspects of the immune system*
    • Research indicates that the larch arabinogalactan in Ambrotose products supports the proliferation of Lactobacillus plantarum, a beneficial bacterium found in the colon and lower GI tract that is present in the GI-ProBalance formula*
    • According to recent research, the arabinogalactan in Ambrotose products may support certain bacteria in GI-ProBalance, which may help bolster some aspects of the immune system.*
    • Advanced Ambrotose and Ambrotose complex contain complex polysaccharides, including arabinogalactan. Ambrotose products have been found to have a bifidogenic and lactobacillogenic effect, increasing the number of these beneficial bacteria.
    • In vitro research suggests an additive effect when GI-ProBalance is combined with Advanced Ambrotose or Ambrotose Complex. The complex polysaccharides in Ambrotose products increase the number of beneficial bacteria in the gut.  GI-ProBalance contains Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus, which have been shown to break down arabinogalactan, which is present in Ambrotose products. Thus, Ambrotose and GI-ProBalance work in combination.
    • In vitro research suggests an additive effect when GI-ProBalance is combined with Advanced Ambrotose or Ambrotose Complex. The complex polysaccharides in Ambrotose products increase the number of beneficial bacteria in the gut.  Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus are beneficial bacteria which are present in GI-ProBalance. These bacteria can break down arabinogalactan, which is present in Ambrotose products. The expected result is enhanced support from Ambrotose and GI-ProBalance.*
    • Ambrotose and GI-ProBalance products work together to help supply and nourish good bacteria in your GI tract, which may help you stay healthy*
    • Mannatech’s Ambrotose and GI-ProBalance products, when taken together, may function as a synbiotic, with both probiotic bacteria and prebiotic fibers.*
    • Ambrotose and GI-ProBalance products may function as a synbiotic, with Ambrotose prebiotics increasing the viability and growth of the GI-ProBalance probiotic bacteria in the gut*
    • Ambrotose and GI-ProBalance products work as a duo to help maintain a healthy balance between good and bad bacteria which, in turn, may help protect some aspects of your immune system*
    • Research suggests that when you take Ambrotose and GI-ProBalance at the same time, their ingredients complement one another
    • Ambrotose products, a source of prebiotics, support the probiotics supplied in GI-ProBalance
    • Taking Ambrotose products with GI-ProBalance may help provide additional support for the overall health of the digestive tract than either product taken individually*
    • Mannatech’s Ambrotose products taken with GI-ProBalance work together to help supply and nourish good bacteria in your GI tract and to support your health*
    • Research suggests that when you take Ambrotose and GI-ProBalance at the same time, their ingredients complement one another. GI-ProBalance supplies beneficial bacteria and Ambrotose helps nourish good bacteria to support a healthy digestive tract.*
    • The balance between good and unhealthy bacteria in the intestines can be altered by stress and the consumption of an unhealthy diet. Taking Ambrotose and GI-ProBalance products together may help restore a healthy balance of gut bacteria and provide immune support beyond the effects of taking each product alone.*
    • Arabinogalactan, in Ambrotose products, can be broken down into smaller fragments by certain bacteria found in GI-ProBalance
    • Arabinogalactan, in Ambrotose products, can be broken down into smaller fragments by certain bacteria found in GI-ProBalance. Therefore, consumption of Ambrotose and GI-ProBalance products together may result in enhanced health benefits from both products.*
    • Consumption of Ambrotose and GI-ProBalance products together may result in enhanced health benefits from both products*
  • About Gut Health
    • A healthy digestive system is important for optimal health
    • When you have a healthy supply of good bacteria, your GI tract may be able to function better*
    • A healthy balance of bacteria in your intestines can help you digest your food more effectively*
    • When your gut is healthy, it helps your whole body to stay healthy*
    • Elderly populations (those over 70 years old) may especially benefit from the symbiotic effect of probiotics in combination with prebiotics for microflora restoration*
    • Keeping intestinal bacteria in balance plays an important role in our general health and well-being. Beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract aid in digestion and play an important role in intestinal immune defense stimulate the immune response.*
    • Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that may provide benefit to your health*
    • Probiotics can enhance the activity of natural killer cells, as well as influence a number of different immune parameters, to help support your body’s natural defense system*
    • Certain species of intestinal bacteria, such as those belonging to the genus Bifidobacteria, can help the body break down indigestible dietary polysaccharides into short-chain fatty acids to be used as a source of energy for the body
    • Short-chain fatty acids produced from the fermentation of indigestible fibers by intestinal bacteria can help promote gastrointestinal health*
    • The gut is the largest immunologically competent organ in the body. Approximately 70% of your immune system is located in your digestive tract.
    • Consumption of probiotics, such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species, can help provide immune support*
    • Probiotics may help support oral health*
    • Probiotics contain beneficial bacteria (live microorganisms) that can help maintain the balance of the microbial populations in our GI tracts. Probiotic bacteria must survive the harsh conditions of the stomach in order to be most effective.
    • Prebiotics are dietary components that provide nutrients for intestinal bacteria growth and metabolism. Prebiotics can help stimulate the growth of microorganisms in the gut, which may lead to increases in beneficial bacteria and better digestion.*
    • Fructo-oligosaccharides can help improve the balance of friendly bacteria to keep your digestive system running smoothly.*
    • Probiotics, such as Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Bifidobacterium longum, have been shown to increase natural killer cell activity.*
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