What they are and why you need them.
The term “Probiotic” refers to live bacteria included in foods or supplements that may help support healthy host/bacteria interactions in the gastrointestinal tract. Probiotics may help support digestive system health.**
The Intestinal Tract
The intestinal tract hosts a microbial ecosystem with more than four hundred bacterial species. The largest concentration is in the colon. Lifestyle factors such as stress and diet may affect the composition of the microbiota. As we age, the numbers of bacteria, especially bifidobacteria, may decrease. Species of lactobacillus mostly inhabit the small intestine and species of bifidobacterium are located predominantly in the large intestine or colon.
Insync® has GI Guard®, a gradual release caplet that protects delicate probiotics from heat, moisture and stomach acids. This enables helpful bacteria to arrive alive, so they may do their beneficial work.
National survey results
In a national survey of practicing gastroenterologists, 60% recommend the probiotic species, B. infantis.
Moreover, doctors recommend probiotic supplements that contain a blend of bifidobacteria and lactobacilli, as contained in insync®. They also understand that conditions, such as heat, moisture and stomach acids affect probiotic performance and recognize the benefit of a gradual release caplet to help probiotics stay alive.
◊Based on a national survey of Gastroenterologists who recommend probiotics to their patients.
insync® Has Six Natural Probiotic Strains:
insync® is a probiotic dietary supplement formulated to contain two bacterial genera and a variety of six bacterial species. The six probiotic strains of insync® belong to two prominent genera of human intestinal bacteria: Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus. Both of these genera are commonly found in probiotic products. Lactobacilli mostly inhabit the small intestine and bifidobacteria are predominantly found in the large intestine. By having both genera in the formulation, they may complement one another with respect to the intestinal tract microbiota as a whole.
The probiotic species of insync® are representative of those considered “good” bacteria, found among the hundreds of bacterial species in the human intestinal tract. L. plantarum and L. acidophilus are lactic acid bacteria; these share the ability to produce lactic acid, and have a history of use in the production of fermented food products (e.g., yogurt). In the intestine, the property of lactic acid production may be beneficial in helping to maintain a favorable pH. The bifidobacteria species of insync® (B. infantis, B. lactis, B. longum, and B. bifidum) may share an ability to produce lactic acid and also short chain fatty acids (SCFA), including acetic acid. SCFA may help regulate the local environment of the large intestine, and may help provide energy for the intestinal cells. B. lactis has been present in the food supply for decades.
A variety of probiotic species are contained in insync®. insync® may help support gastrointestinal health, digestive system balance, and a healthy intestinal environment.
GI Guard® Technology
It’s all in the delivery
Patented GI Guard® technology ensures that probiotic organisms reach your intestines alive by shielding them from stomach acid. Probiotic organisms are delicate. Heat, moisture, and harsh stomach acid can take probiotics out. GI Guard® protects them so they arrive alive to do their beneficial work. The acidic environment of the stomach supports digestive processes by helping activate enzymes and denature proteins for later enzyme hydrolysis and nutrient release (e.g. vitamin B12). For live microorganisms in probiotic products, the extremely low pH conditions create a hurdle for reaching the intestinal tract alive.
insync® is manufactured as a solid dosage form caplet with GI Guard®, a patented technology gradual release system. When moistened by fluids in the stomach, a protective layer forms to shield probiotics from gastric acid. Once in the intestinal tract, bacteria are released from the tablet core through the protective layer.