"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...

Newborn 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 bacterial colonization in the infant's gastrointestinal (GI) tract. 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 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. And only 10% of your cells are of human origin. The other 90% are microbial, so you can see why it is so important to keep these microorganisms in balance.

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.*

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 that some individuals are more sensitive to*
  • 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*

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

But many of you may be thinking…

"If I Eat Yogurt, Do I Still Have to Take Probiotics?"

You are probably wondering why eating commercial yogurt might not be as beneficial as taking probiotic supplements. After all, traditional cultures have been consuming cultured, fermented foods like yogurt for years to support their digestive health.

Eating Yogurt
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 is wrong with pasteurization?

It basically kills or sterilizes most of the beneficial 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 that are beneficial to your digestive system... many have likely had the beneficial bacteria already reduced or wiped out by heat-intensive pasteurization processes.

This is very similar to how we now have less bacteria (both the bad and the good) in our everyday environments. 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?

And with helpful bacteria less available in our food and our environment, I'm even more convinced how crucial it is to take a high-quality probiotic supplement.

”Where Do I Find a Worthy Probiotic Formula?”

Here are some key factors that differentiate good probiotic formulas from ineffective ones:

  • Contain effective bacterial strains – must be strain specific*
  • Are viable and dose specific
  • Remain stable and viable for a long time
  • Have the ability to survive the stomach and reach the intestine
  • Thrive in the intestine*

Unfortunately, many manufacturers make claims that their probiotic supports digestive health when it most likely doesn’t, which is why it’s very important to know what criteria to look for...

If Your Probiotic Supplement Does Not Contain THIS, Don’t Waste Your Time

Microscopic View
If your digestive probiotic does not contain this specific Lactobacillus acidophilus strain (DDS-1), you could be wasting your time.

Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1 is the name of a 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
  • 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 most important and necessary strains in an effective probiotic supplement.*

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 - Results showed that 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 - DDS-1 helped to support the health of human epithelial cell lines when evaluated as part of a probiotic blend.*
  • 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.*

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

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.*

I believe adding prebiotics to a high-quality probiotic benefits the entire formula.*

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

Complete Probiotics

I’ve already told you about all of the properties I deem essential in a high-quality probiotic, and now I’m excited to introduce you to Complete Probiotics — which meets my extremely high standards for excellence.

Your intestines are home to over 1,000 different species of bacteria, so it’s important your probiotic contains a variety of strains, not just one or two. Here's the list of the 10 specific beneficial bacteria strains in Complete Probiotics:

  1. Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1
  2. Lactobacillus casei
  3. Lactobacillus plantarum
  4. Lactobacillus salivarius
  5. Lactobacillus rhamnosus
  6. Lactobacillus brevis
  7. Bifidobacterium lactis
  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 I recognized the importance and health benefits when complementing probiotics with prebiotics... a total win-win scenario for you.*

Here's more on how Complete Probiotics 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 that Complete Probiotics contains 80% probiotic strains that are greater than 90% acid- and bile-resistant!

Taking Probiotics When You Travel

Whenever I travel, I always take along Complete Probiotics 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 U.S.


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 Complete Probiotics to help make sure my GI tract is in optimal shape.*

With Complete Probiotics, you have what my team and I consider to be the best probiotic formula available, 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 to 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.

Why I Believe Complete Probiotics Is the Ideal Formula for You

Selection Criteria Complete Probiotics?
Contains specific super-strain Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1?  Yes - The manufacturer holds patent and U.S. trademark on DDS-1.
Shows high potency through independent lab test?  Yes - Guaranteed to provide a minimum of 70 billion CFU 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 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 is one supplement that I take EVERY morning on an empty stomach 30 minutes before I eat, because I believe it is extremely beneficial to my daily regimen.

Take My #1 Probiotic Supplement Recommendation: Complete Probiotics

I know you can now see the incredible value in this probiotic formula. And there is yet another benefit...

Complete Probiotics comes in glass bottles, offering greater sustainability against any kind of extreme weather conditions. And as you know, glass is also better for the environment.

My team and I worked hard to provide you this extraordinary product at a reasonable price, and I believe we did just that.

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

Label Snapshot for Complete Probiotics Digestive Enzymes Full Spectrum Enzymes

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 Capsule
Serving Per Container: 90
  Amount per Serving % Daily Value
Proprietary Blend 188 mg *
Protease (50,000 HUT)    
Amylase (8,000 SKB)    
Pectinase (55 Endo PG)    
Amyloglucosidase (15 AG)    
Cellulase (2,000 CU)    
Alpha Galactosidase (150 GAL)    
Lipase (1,000 FIP)    
Acid Stable Protease (500 HUT)    
Invertase (500 Sumner)    
Lactase (250 ALU)    
Hemicellulase (400 HUT)    

*Daily Value (DV) not established.

OTHER INGREDIENTS: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Capsule (Hypromellose, Water), Calcium Laurate.

SUGGESTED USE: Adults, as a dietary supplement, take one (1) capsule before a meal, three times per day.

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Frequently Asked QuestionsFrequently Asked Questions
Top 6 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.*

  6. 6. Q: Why would I choose this 70 Billion CFU Complete Probiotics over the 100 Billion CFU Complete Probiotics?

    A: If you are traveling, the 70 Billion CFU product is convenient because it doesn’t require refrigeration, even after opening. Already the highest CFU product of its kind, it is many people's first choice for long-term probiotic supplementation.

    A number of individuals requested a higher CFU, refrigerated product for digestive distress, immune system weakness, or for use after a round of antibiotics. Our 100 Billion CFU fits that need perfectly. For those who desire a higher and stronger CFU probiotic, the delayed release 100 Billion CFU is suitable for long-term, continuous use.