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Why Do You Include Only 2 Species of Probiotics?

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The research on probiotics is new and constantly evolving, but we do know that different species of probiotics perform many different functions. We specifically chose to include Bacillus subtilis  and Bacillus coagulans in our Probiotic Complete products because they are backed extensively by research and are proven to deliver optimal digestive and immune health benefits.*

In addition to their numerous individual health benefits, B. subtilis and B. coagulans have also been clinically proven to promote the colonization of other, different kinds of probiotic bacteria in your gut.

Our probiotics help promote the growth of other probiotics.

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.

THAT BEING SAID, 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.

We created our 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 species 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.

 

Your Probiotics Include Soil-Based Organisms (SBOs). How Do I Know They’re Safe and Effective?

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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. With every product we make we are committed to using the most well-researched, time-tested ingredients possible.

We specifically chose to include Bacillus subtilis  and Bacillus coagulans in our Probiotic Complete products because they are backed extensively by research and are 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 are found widely in the environment, from the raw fruits and vegetables you eat to the water from your tap.

Additionally, research shows that Bacillus bacteria have actually evolved to be able to live and thrive in the mammalian body, suggesting that they are 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 general GI and vaginal health, promote healthy cholesterol levels, and decrease occasional abdominal discomfort.*

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 Probiotic Complete help diversify and strengthen your microbiome.

And don’t worry, the “soil-based” probiotics in our products aren’t actually from the dirt. They are produced in a safe, monitored environment which ensures the specificity of the species and strains.

In terms of efficacy, Bacillus bacteria naturally form spores or protective shells. This outer shell protects the bacteria from many of the environmental factors which typically kill other kinds of probiotic bacteria such as UV light, temperature, and stomach acids.

99% of the probiotic bacteria we use in SmartyPants will reach the large intestine alive, where they can flourish, multiply, and help you thrive.*

*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.

Can I Overdose on Probiotics?

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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 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 I Take Probiotic Complete With Other SmartyPants Products?

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We sure think so!

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.

Is SmartyPants Probiotic Complete Vegan?

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Yes!

We are pleased to announce that both SmartyPants Adult Probiotic Complete and Kids Probiotic Complete are Certified Vegan by the American Vegetarian Association (AVA)! Yay!

They are also non-GMO, contain no synthetic colors, flavors, or preservatives, and are gluten and allergen-free. Each batch is third-party lab tested for purity and potency.

 

What is a PRO-biotic? What is a PRE-biotic?

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SmartyPants Probiotic Complete includes PRE-biotics and PRO-biotics.

PRO-biotics are live microorganisms, mainly bacteria, that are good for your health. They’re typically found in fermented foods like sauerkraut and kombucha.

PRE-biotics are indigestible plant and fungi fibers that act as an ideal food for PRO-biotics.

In other words, PRE-biotics FEED PRO-biotics, helping them to grow, multiply, and thrive.

What Makes SmartyPants Probiotic Complete Different?

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SmartyPants Probiotic Complete is more than just probiotics — it’s a multi-strain prebiotic and probiotic supplement that supports normal digestion and promotes healthy immune function – all in one.*

We specifically chose to include B. subtilis and B. coagulans because they are two of the most researched probiotics out there. Each serving delivers 7 billion probiotic CFU in spore form – the form of probiotics that can survive time on the shelf and the 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 strengthens your immune system and acts as an ideal food to feed probiotic bacteria. In other words, prebiotics help probiotics help you.*

Together, our powerful prebiotic and probiotic combination supports optimal digestive and immune health.*

SmartyPants Adult Probiotic Complete is AVA-Certified Vegan and sweetened with organic cane sugar and organic tapioca syrup. We’re non-GMO, contain no synthetic colors, artificial flavors or preservatives, and are gluten and allergen-free. Our incredibly amazing taste will keep you reaching for our probiotic gummies day after day.

It’s important to us that what we claim on our label is what you get in our products. For this reason, each batch is third-party lab tested for purity and potency.

We want to make health easier for everyone, so for every bottle sold, we make a 1•for•1 nutrient grant to Vitamin Angels.

*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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