"Help Support Your Immune System With Probiotics*"

If you have less-than-optimal digestive health, your "balance" may be off in this crucial area.* Here’s a simple way to help restore it...

Mother Embracing her Baby
Why do many caesarean-section infants have less-than-optimal health after birth?

From the very first breath you take, you're exposed to probiotics.

How so?

On the way through the birth canal during a normal delivery, a newborn gets dosed with bacteria from their mother. This event starts colonization in the infant's gastrointestinal (GI) tract of "good" bacteria. Compelling new research now shows many caesarean-section infants have less-than-optimal health after birth. This is most likely because they are not exposed to the mother's healthy bacteria in the birth canal which would then serve to populate its own GI tract.

As you mature, you're faced with many threats to the beneficial bacteria in your gut... from chlorinated drinking water... to overly-processed foods.

The "good" bacteria in your gastrointestinal system can only provide you with optimum health if the proper balance of different types of bacteria is maintained in your gut.*

This is where probiotics can have a profound effect... not just on your GI health, but on your overall health as well.* Keep in mind, 80% of your immune system actually lives in your gut.

Probiotic formulas are available with many different types of bacterial strains... with the most common being Lactobacillus acidophilus. But as you'll find out shortly, not all probiotics are created equal... and not all probiotic formulas are properly produced to provide optimal benefits.*

In general, if formulated properly, the major benefits of a high-quality probiotic are to...

  • Aid you in digesting food, particularly hard-to-digest foods and foods to which some individuals are more sensitive*
  • Enhance the synthesis of B vitamins and improve calcium absorption*
  • Help you keep a healthy balance of intestinal microflora*
  • (In women) Promote vaginal health*
  • Support your immune system*

And more...

I strongly believe the key to an optimal probiotic formula is through science-backed research by a qualified non-biased laboratory... and through a manufacturer with rigorous high-quality process standards in place.

You'll see more evidence of this unwavering belief I have coming up...

‘If I Eat Yogurt, Should I Still Take Probiotics?’

You are probably wondering why using nearly any commercial yogurt might not be as beneficial as probiotic supplements. After all, traditional cultures have been consuming cultured, fermented foods like yogurt for years for digestive health promotion.

Eating Yougurt
Most commercial yogurts are not a good source of probiotics. Heat pasteurization significantly reduces most of the "good" bacteria benefits.

The problem arises because...

  • Traditional yogurts were phenomenal sources of beneficial bacteria due to their raw and unpasteurized state.
  • Most of today's yogurts are pasteurized, unless specially purchased raw and unpasteurized from a local farmer. Sadly, pasteurization radically reduces most of the benefits.
  • Even most of the yogurts certified organic by the USDA are pasteurized in some fashion.

So what, in my opinion, is wrong with pasteurization?

Well, it basically kills or sterilizes most of the beneficial and other bacteria during the heat processing. And some yogurts (particularly the frozen ones), don't contain any live bacteria at all.

So, as great-tasting as many of them are, don't be fooled by yogurt products advertising live cultures beneficial to your digestive system... many have likely had the beneficial bacteria already reduced or wiped out by heat-intensive pasteurization processes.

To me, this is one of those cases where it appears that in our collective zeal to rid ourselves of every trace of infectious agents in our food supply and homes, we may have outdone ourselves.

As a whole, we're less exposed to bacteria now than in the past, including beneficial bacteria. Antibacterial products, hand sanitizers, and the like have made for a world that's a whole lot cleaner, but is it really that much healthier?

Due to strict food safety regulations, less bacteria (including the "good" ones) survive the manufacturing process. Many overly-processed products, just like yogurt, undergo pasteurization or sterilization, which may destroy beneficial bacteria.

While this may be helpful in some ill-health prevention, it also means we are exposed to less beneficial bacteria.*

And with helpful bacteria less available in our food, I'm even more convinced how crucial it is to consider supplementation with high-quality probiotics.

But, I first must raise the caution flag and give you fair...

Warning: Make Sure You Get High-Quality Probiotic Supplements

So, how do you go about finding a high-quality probiotic supplement?

First of all, before we're through, I'll help dispel some of your guess-work with my findings on some of the latest probiotic discoveries... and provide my recommendations as well.

But before I do that, there are some key factors I feel differentiate the good probiotic formulas from those that are questionable... and may even be a waste of your money.

Basically, without the following key factors, any probiotic formula can be suspect at best, unless it...

  • Contains effective bacterial strains – it must be strain specific*
  • Is viable and dose specific
  • Remains stable and viable for long period of time
  • Has the ability to survive the stomach and into the intestine
  • Thrives in the intestine*

This complicates the world of probiotics a bit because there are so many manufacturers out there making claims on digestive health promotion.

But you don't need to fall for any of the misconceptions... I'll help you dig through the maze and minutia as we go.

If Your Probiotic Supplement Does Not Contain THIS, In My Opinion, You Shouldn't Waste Your Time

lactobacillus Acidophilusbeneficial
If your probiotic does not contain this specific lactobacillus acidophilusbeneficial strain (DDS-1), you could be wasting your time.

One of the key formulation factors in a probiotic supplement that I already mentioned, is it must contain effective bacterial strains.* Now, as you can imagine, this is a rather complex issue.

This strain has the distinction of being one of the few bacterial species for which probiotic attributes have been shown to be effective.*

So what is this strain?

Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1 is the name of this highly effective strain of beneficial bacteria*... and the "DDS-1" is really important. There are other strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus out there, but without the DDS-1 specificity, your potential health benefits could come up short.*

It has been found that this specific probiotic strain possesses vital properties important to human health.* Research at a major Midwestern university showed how DDS-1 enhanced human health because it colonized well in the human gut.*

Research and studies suggest DDS-1 can be effective toward enhancing human health because it...

  • Adapts well to the human body because of its human origin
  • Is acid- and bile-resistant for intestinal survival
  • Helps promote your digestive health*
  • Aids in supporting your immune system*
  • Contributes to the good balance of your intestinal flora*
  • Produces significant quantities of lactase to potentially aid in lactose intolerance challenges*

I'm convinced Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1 is one of the important and necessary strains in an effective probiotic supplement.* Without it, I believe you're not maximizing the potential of using this type of supplement.

But it's one thing to just explain how DDS-1 potentially supports your health*... it's another to provide examples of studies and research that provide compelling evidence...

Probiotic Superstrain – A Study in Benefits*

Over the years, several studies have demonstrated the diverse effectiveness of DDS-1 and help validate its potential use as a probiotic.* Here are a few examples...

  • From major Midwestern University and prestigious health center (2010) - Conducted a review of case studies to determine whether using a multispecies probiotic with DDS-1 could support bowel health.

    Results: After 60 days of treatment, most showed significant improvement in abdominal health, bloating and occasional elimination irregularities.* This study suggests that DDS-1 may help create a healthy balance of microflora in the gastrointestinal tract.*

  • From Gut (2003)- DDS-1 helped to support the health of human epithelial cell lines when evaluated as part of a probiotic blend.*

  • (1997) - In animal research, isolated evaluation of DDS-1 supported the normal production of immune components.* DDS-1 performed this better than three other strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus or Bifidobacterium bifidum.*

These are but a few examples why I believe DDS-1 plays a key role in optimal health when you use a probiotic supplement.*

Little-Known Complement Adds 'Spice' to Probiotic Formula

With much of the attention focused on probiotics, there is a little known complement to probiotics called prebiotics that play an important role in your digestion.*

Pure Raw Honey
Pure raw honey is an excellent source of prebiotics

So, what are prebiotics?

Prebiotics help keep beneficial bacteria healthy.* They basically are non-digestible foods that end up in your digestive system to help beneficial bacteria (probiotics) grow and flourish.*

The prebiotics that feed the "good" bacteria in your GI tract primarily come from carbohydrate fibers called oligosaccharides that you don't digest.* They remain in your digestive system to help boost the growth of beneficial bacteria.*

Natural sources of prebiotics include…

  • Fruits...
  • Raw Honey...
  • Legumes...

I believe adding prebiotics to a high-quality probiotic benefits the entire formula.* But this is a complex process and not easily produced at an economically feasible cost... until now.

More coming up on how my probiotic solution provider has found a solution for this. But first...

If You're Currently Taking Or Are Considering Taking Probiotics, I Recommend That You Make Sure It Has These...

Here's my list of "must-haves" in a probiotic formula.

See, as time goes on, research and technology are creating moving targets of improvement in probiotics... and I want to make sure you have every opportunity to take advantage of newly uncovered properties.*

Now, to the demanding list... my 'must-haves' in a probiotic formula...

  1. Contains specific super-strain Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1
  2. Shows high potency through independent lab test
  3. Works together with prebiotics for improved probiotic performance*
  4. Is stable at room temperature for at least 18 months
  5. Is non-dairy, free from soy, corn, wheat, and gluten
  6. Helps maintain a healthy flora, promotes digestion, and supports your immune system*
  7. Adapts naturally to the human body due to its human origins
  8. Is acid- and bile-resistant to naturally survive the stomach and intestinal transit
  9. Produces natural enzymes, vitamins, lactic acid, and hydrogen peroxide
  10. Utilizes nitrogen packaging and is freeze-dried
  11. Comes available in vegetable-based probiotic capsules

Now, you can use these rigorous criteria to find a probiotic formula that matches up... but you'll probably have a difficult time.

Why is that?

Well, I set the bar about as high as I could base on new data my team and I uncovered. I really didn't expect to find any formula satisfying all of the requirements. At this point, you probably agree how challenging this is as well.

But, all I can say is I was pleasantly surprised when I found a formula that not only nailed my requirements, but exceeded them as well.

Here's what I found...

Complete Probiotics: A Formula So Robust It Has Become a Cornerstone in My Daily Supplement Regimen

Complete Probiotics

Complete Probiotics has become part of my personal daily regimen... a rare occasion at best.

In fact, I view high-quality probiotics as more important than a multi-vitamin.

I'm even more excited to introduce our new glass bottles in 180 ct. quantity, offering you premium packaging and greater sustainability against any kind of extreme weather conditions, and therefore, greater peace of mind. Now, your Complete Probiotics will truly go anywhere you do... comfortably, setting you at ease when you travel, if you happen to leave them out on the counter, or in a hot or cold car. Glass is also better for the environment!

Here's a breakdown of the 10 specific beneficial bacteria strains in Complete Probiotics...*

  1. Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1 - You already know the extraordinary benefits of this superstrain. Because it is of human origin, it works exceptionally well in your GI tract.*
  2. Lactobacillus casei - Works with other helpful organisms, and helps to encourage the growth of other beneficial bacteria.*
  3. Lactobacillus plantarum - Has been shown to be resistant to low pH conditions and able to survive bile concentrations in your intestine.*
  4. Lactobacillus salivarius
  5. Lactobacillus rhamnosus
  6. Lactobacillus brevis
  7. Bifidobacterium lactis - A friendly bacteria often found in raw yogurt
  8. Bifidobacterium longum
  9. Bifidobacterium bifidum
  10. Streptococcus thermophilus

Plus, Complete Probiotics now has beneficial prebiotics in the form of Fructooligosaccharide (FOS).* This was not an easy task. But the chosen manufacturer already recognized the importance and health benefits when complementing probiotics with prebiotics... a total win-win scenario for you.*

Here's more on how the Complete Probiotics totally shines...

Bile and Acid Resistance – The Proof Is in the Test Results

Another area my new Complete Probiotics proves its weight in gold is in acid and bile tolerance.

The chart below shows you how well the strains that make up the Complete Probiotics formula resist and survive stomach acid and intestinal bile.

Very few manufacturers I looked at could actually provide testing info on the survivability of the specific strains in their formulas. If they could not demonstrate results, I passed them up.

Keep in mind, without these strains adequately resisting stomach acid and intestinal bile, your health benefits from the probiotic will likely be severely lacking.

Through testing, some Complete Probiotics strains demonstrated gastrointestinal acid and bile tolerances over 90%.

Here's the test results...

Probiotics Strains Acid Tolerance Bile Tolerance
Lactobacillus acidophilus ++++
(>90% survival in HCL and pepsin (1%) at pH3 for 1 h at 37C )
(>90% survival in 0.3% in bile salt containing medium)
Lactobacillus plantarum ++++
(>90% survival in HCL and pepsin (1%) at pH3 for 1 h at 37C )
(>90% survival in 0.3% in bile salt containing medium)
Lactobacillus casei ++++
(>90% survival in HCL and pepsin (1%) at pH3 for 1 h at 37C )
(>90% survival in 0.3% in bile salt containing medium)
Bifidobacterium lactis ++++
(>90% survival in HCL and pepsin (1%) at pH3 for 1 h at 37C )
(>90% survival in 0.3% in bile salt containing medium)
Bifidobacterium bifidum ++++++ ++++
Lactobacillus rhamnosus +++
(>70% survival in HCL and pepsin (1%) at pH3 for 1 h at 37C )
(>80% survival in 0.3% in bile salt containing medium)
Lactobacillus salivarius +++
(>70% survival in HCL and pepsin (1%) at pH3 for 1 h at 37C )
(>80% survival in 0.3% in bile salt containing medium)
Bifidobacterium longum +++
(>70% survival in HCL and pepsin (1%) at pH3 for 1 h at 37C
(>80% survival in 0.3% in bile salt containing medium)
Streptococcus thermophilus +
(>60% survival in HCL and pepsin (1%) at pH3 for 1 h at 37C )
(>90% survival in 0.3% in bile salt containing medium)
Lactobacillus brevis ++++++ ++++
Very Good

Note: "Complete Probiotics" contains 80% probiotics strains that are >90% acid- and bile-resistant.

Taking Probiotic Capsules When You Travel

Travel Bag
Whenever I travel, I always take along the best probiotic formula I know of to help keep my GI tract in optimal shape.

When it comes to probiotics, I've always taken my favorite formula along whenever I travel... particularly, when I travel outside the US.


Well, when you visit other countries, there's always a chance your digestive system can be sensitive to different foods (e.g., spices) that you are not used to. This can cause not only occasional digestive discomfort, but may stress you out as well.

Who wants to be in another country either on business or vacation, and have to deal with occasional digestive discomfort? Well, I certainly don't... and that's why I take along high-quality probiotic capsules to help make sure my GI tract is in optimal shape.*

And with Complete Probiotics you have what my team and I consider to be the best probiotic formula we could find and it's perfect for traveling because it...

  • Has a shelf life of 18 months at room temperature - Unlike some other probiotic formulas with shorter shelf lives, Complete Probiotics is stable longer at room temperature.*
  • Can help you during times of digestive stress* - If while traveling, your GI tract is affected by new and exciting foods (e.g., spices), you can take additional servings (recommended 4-6 probiotic capsules) to help give your digestive system the additional support it needs.*
  • Becomes part of your travel pack - Conveniently fits into any travel pack you bring along on your trip.

With the Complete Probiotics formula and all of its distinct health advantages, I plan to never travel without it.* I recommend you consider doing the same.

When it comes to producing a top probiotic supplement, there's one area I never take shortcuts on and never underestimate the...

Critical Importance of a High-Quality Probiotic Manufacturer

Without an excellent manufacturer who practices the highest-quality standard practices, I believe any probiotic formula's stability and longevity would be suspect at best.

Well, I not only will tell you how the manufacturer of Complete Probiotics is one of the finest I've encountered, I'll disclose the type of evidence I uncovered that totally convinced my team and me.

Here's a list of impressive milestones this manufacturer has achieved and built its reputation on since it became a probiotic pioneer in 1979...

  • First to introduce Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1 commercially
  • First to introduce quality control standard CFU/gm, now used worldwide
  • First to introduce non-dairy and gluten-free probiotics
  • First to introduce nitrogen packaging to enhance stability
  • First to introduce acid- and bile-resistant probiotics
  • First to introduce the combination of probiotics with prebiotics

To go along with all these "firsts," my manufacturer of choice has also received many awards, with one of the most recent and prestigious being the...

  • 2010 Frost & Sullivan Award for “Customer Value Enhancement of the Year” in the North American probiotics market

Frost & Sullivan is known worldwide for its innovative research, analysis, and marketing expertise. Based on its recent analysis of the probiotics market, Frost & Sullivan recognized our selected manufacturer for their innovations in quality control and probiotic products to address specific areas of health.*

  • Said a Frost & Sullivan Senior Research Analyst referencing this award..."In the crowded probiotics market, where multiple manufacturers offer different products with generic health claims, growth is driven by specific validated claims for your products..."

It's clear to me, and one of the compelling reasons why I selected them, that the producer of Complete Probiotics is driven to deliver specific beneficial strains (like DDS-1) to support your GI health*... and the Frost & Sullivan award further supports their innovative drive.

The DDS-1 superstrain of Lactobacillus acidophilus, held as both a patent and US trademark by this high-quality company since 1979, has been crucial to driving growth and further innovation... just the type of company I want to produce Complete Probiotics.

How This Probiotic Supplement Stacks Up Against My Demanding Must-Have Criteria

Let me summarize many of the advantages of the Complete Probiotics using my rigorous must-have selection criteria (from above)...

Selection Criteria Complete Probiotics?
Contains specific super-strain Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1?  Yes - The manufacturer holds patent and US trademark on DDS-1.
Shows high potency through independent lab test?  Yes - Guaranteed to provide a minimum of 70 billion CFU and as many as 90 billion to ensure potency throughout shelf life.
Works together with prebiotics for improved probiotic performance?  Yes -The manufacturer successfully added intestinal-beneficial prebiotics to complement the probiotics.*
Is stable at room temperature for at least 18 months?  Yes - Provides flexibility with storage and travel needs at room temperature.
Is non-dairy, free from soy, corn, wheat, and gluten?  Yes - One of the industry innovators and first to accomplish this.
Adapts naturally to the human body due to its human origins?  Yes - Soil and animal-origin microorganisms are not natural inhabitants of the human body.
Is acid- and bile-resistant to naturally survive the stomach and intestinal transit?  Yes - Testing has demonstrated high survivability of beneficial bacteria.
Utilizes nitrogen packaging and is freeze-dried?  Yes - Takes advantage of these innovative processes to help ensure stability.
Comes available in vegetable-based probiotic capsules?  Yes - Provides this delivery.
Is Generally Recognize as Safe (GRAS)?  Yes - GRAS notification was filed with the FDA and the agency stated no objection.

This formula will now move to the top of my must-take list... as I plan to take it every day. I only take a few supplements and this is one that I take EVERY morning on an empty stomach 30 minutes before I eat...

Don't Spend More Than You Have To - Take the High-Quality Probiotic Already Added to My Daily Regimen

So, Complete Probiotics offers you a true value exception.

I believe you can see the value in this incredible probiotic formula. I've completely avoided any artificial and potentially risky synthetic ingredients... so this is certainly not a cheap, low-end formula.

And, I've shown you how to avoid excessively-priced probiotics... like the ones claiming you need some sort of special coating to survive your stomach and intestinal transit. Don't waste your hard-earned money on those.

What's left is Complete Probiotics. And at $29.95 for a 30-day supply, you can see how my team and I worked hard to provide you this extraordinary added-value at a reasonable price...

If you're serious about supporting your digestive health order Complete Probiotics today.*

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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
  Amt. Per Serving % Daily Value
Proprietary Blend 270mg *
Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1    
Bifidobacterium lactis    
Lactobacillus plantarum    
Lactobacillus casei    
Lactobacillus rhamnosus    
Lactobacillus brevis    
Bifidobacterium longum    
Lactobacillus salivarius    
Streptococcus thermophilus    
Bifidobacterium bifidum    

*Daily Value (DV) not established.

OTHER INGREDIENTS: Vegetable Cellulose, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Fructooligosaccharide, Silicon Dioxide.

SUGGESTED USE: Adults, as a dietary supplement, take two (2) capsules per day, preferably in the morning.

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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 30
  Amount. Per Serving % Daily Value
Dr. Mercola's Digestive Enzyme Blend 252 mg *
Ox Bile Extract (45% Cholic Acid)    
Pancreatin (Protease [20,000 USP], Amylase [20,000 USP], Lipase [1,600 USP])    
Bromelain (100 GDU)    
Alpha Galactosidase (200 GAL)    
Cellulase (1000 CU)    
Invertase (500 Sumner)    
Papain (1667 TU)    

*Daily Value (DV) not established.

OTHER INGREDIENTS: Capsule (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Gellan Gum), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Silicon Dioxide.

SUGGESTED USE: Adults, as a dietary supplement, take one (1) capsule daily before a meal.

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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon (5 g)
Servings Per Container: 68
  Amount per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 18  
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%*
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%*
Soluble Fiber 3g **
Insoluble Fiber 1g **
Organic Whole Husk Psyllium (seed) 5g **

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
**Daily Value (DV) not established.

INGREDIENTS: Organic Whole Husk Psyllium (seed).

SUGGESTED USE: Adults and Children over 12 years: One serving per day. Best taken before or between meals. Mix 1 tablespoon with at least 10 oz of water, juice or your favorite beverage. Stir and drink immediately. If too thick, add more liquid and stir. Drinking an additional glass of water afterwards is advisable to ensure hydration.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Packet (3g)
Serving Per Container: 30
  Amount per Serving % Daily Value
Bifidobacterium lactis 20 billion viable organisms *
Lactobacillus acidophilus 20 billion viable organisms *
Bifidobacterium longum 6 billion viable organisms *
Bifidobacterium bifidum 5 billion viable organisms *
Lactobacillus casei 5 billion viable organisms *
Lactobacillus plantarum 5 billion viable organisms *
Kyo-Dophilus® (L. gasseri, B. bifidum and B. longum) 1 billion viable organisms *
Lactobacillus salivarius 1 billion viable organisms *
Lactobacillus rhamnosus 1 billion viable organisms *
Lactobacillus bulgaricus 1 billion viable organisms *
Lactospore® Lactobacillus sporogenes 1 billion viable organisms *
FOS (nutraflora)® 100 mg *

* Daily Value not established.

OTHER INGREDIENTS: Maltodextrin, Natural Lemon Flavor, Citric Acid, Natural Raspberry Flavor, Silica (flow agent), Natural Strawberry Flavor and Stevia.

SUGGESTED USE: Mix one packet with one glass (8 oz) of water or juice. Can also be taken directly.

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Frequently Asked QuestionsFrequently Asked Questions
Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions
  1. 1. Q: How do I know the probiotics make it to my digestive tract?

    A: For probiotics to survive the digestive tract, they must be bile- and acid-resistant. We carefully tested the strains of bacteria used in our formula for those qualities. Studies show they do a remarkable job of resisting stomach acid and intestinal bile. Some strains even showed tolerance for both at over 90%.

  2. 2. Q: If I'm eating fermented vegetables, do I need probiotics?

    A: Yes. Even though just one mouthful of fermented vegetables can provide far more beneficial bacteria than a probiotic supplement, it is wise to get many different strains of probiotics. However, most people do not eat fermented vegetables at all, let alone each and every day.

  3. 3. Q: What about yogurt?

    A: Traditionally, people used yogurt as a source of probiotics because it was raw and unpasteurized. Most commercial yogurts today, even certified organic ones, are not raw – and are loaded with sugars, artificial sweeteners, fillers, and more. So they're not nearly as beneficial. And pasteurization kills or sterilizes most of the bacteria in commercial yogurt, eliminating most of the benefits.

  4. 4. Q: Do I need to keep Complete Probiotics refrigerated?

    A: No. Even without being refrigerated, Complete Probiotics has a shelf life of 2 years.

  5. 5. Q: Why do I need probiotics?

    A: The "good" bacteria in your gastrointestinal system can only provide you with optimum health if the proper balance of different types of bacteria is maintained in your gut.*

    This is where probiotics can have a profound effect... not just on your GI health, but on your overall health as well.* Keep in mind, 80% of your immune system actually lives in your gut.

    Unfortunately, there are a multitude of ways that the "good" bacteria in your gut can be killed off. Antibiotics, chlorine, processed foods, sugar, and more can negatively affect the delicate balance of bacteria in your gut.

    Taking a high-quality probiotic like Complete Probiotics can help create beneficial balance of bacteria.*