Webber Naturals Complete Probiotic contains “friendly bacteria” that help maintain a healthy gut flora. Complete Probiotic is formulated with 8 strains of probiotics for small intestine and colon care and work to support better digestion and regularity, improved immunity, reduced inflammation due to occasional gut flora imbalance, and enhanced absorption of vitamins and minerals.
Support for Optimum Digestive Health
•8 healthy probiotic strains
•30 billion active cells‡
•Helps maintain overall digestive health†
•Use while travelling
•Enhances absorption of vitamins and minerals†
•Boost proper balance of healthy bacteria after taking antibiotic drugs†
•Good bacteria helps control Candida albicans overgrowth
•Microencapsulated; no refrigeration*
The human intestinal tract contains billions of bacteria. These bacteria exist in a natural state of balance: on the one hand, we have the beneficial probiotic bacteria and their good effects, and on the other we have the un-beneficial bacteria or “bad” microorganisms and their adverse effects.
This natural protective balance can be disrupted by various circumstances including, antibiotic therapy, vacation or business travel, everyday stress, or an encounter with food or water borne bad bacteria. This can result in the opportunistic overgrowth of bad bacteria. In the short term, a reduced amount of good bacteria can result in digestive upset and occasional diarrhea. However, absence of good probiotics in the intestinal tract can contribute to occasional constipation and general malaise.
Probiotic species work by purposefully adhering to and colonizing the intestinal wall, where they outnumber and inhibit non-beneficial microorganisms bad bacteria and yeast from adhering and colonizing. They control intestinal healthful bacterial balance through the production of natural antibiotic substances and the production of organic acids like acetic acid and lactic acid. When there is an abundant of these probiotic “workers”, the intestinal environment becomes too acidic for the bad bacteria. Since they can’t adhere and colonate, they are moved out of the body through bowel movements.
Regular use of probiotics help nourish the digestive tract and keep the non-beneficial bacteria at bay, which reduces common digestive problems such as occasional diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas, and cramps, plus they help improve bowel regularity. Probiotics help improve our immunity, enhance our absorption of vitamins and minerals, manufacture B vitamins (which are essential for producing energy and reducing stress), and help relieve the side-effects associated with antibiotic therapy.†
Webber Naturals® Complete Probiotic is a multistrain probiotic containing 30 billion active cells‡, formulated to support the flora of the complete digestive system. The active cells have been microencapsulated using a cryoprotective manufacturing process to guarantee maximum activity up to the time of expiration.‡
Complete Probiotic contains 8 healthy probiotic strains: 6 Lactobacilli strains for small intestine care and 2 Bifidobacteria strains for colon care. All eight strains can withstand gastric and bile fluids for optimum health support. One Per Day Formula.
Questions and Answers
Q. What strains of bacteria are in Webber Naturals Complete Probiotic and what do they do?
A. There are many different kinds of friendly probiotic bacteria and they all perform slightly different roles throughout the digestive tract. We need multiple strains of bacteria in our guts, as they work synergistically to support optimal digestion.
Webber Naturals Complete Probiotic contains 6 Lactobacilli strains for small intestine care and 2 Bifidobacteria strains for colon care.
Lactobacilli bacteria are often used to prevent the overgrowth of unbeneficial bacteria, to treat occasional diarrhea, to support digestion, to help control candida overgrowth, and maintain healthy vaginal flora. They attach to the mucosal wall in the intestines, which prevents the bad bacteria from attaching and proliferating.
Bifidobacteria prevent the growth of non-beneficial bacteria in the colon, manufacture B vitamins, reduce the gastrointestinal side effects of antibiotics and promote regularity. Bifidobacteria are also the primary strain in infants, which help protect them from bad bacteria. They not only prevent the bad bacteria from attaching to the intestinal wall, but they also produce antimicrobial substances.
Q. What is the active cell count of Webber Naturals Complete Probiotic and why does that matter?
A. Webber Naturals Complete Probiotic contains a potency of 30 billion active colony-forming units (CFU) until its expiration date.‡ CFUs measure the amount of live microorganisms contained in a probiotic. While probiotics can be effective at many different CFU counts, a higher number of CFUs gives you additional insurance that the friendly bacteria will survive in the gastrointestinal tract and reach their proper destination.
Q. Why does Webber Naturals Complete Probiotic not require refrigeration?
A. The active cells in Webber Naturals Complete Probiotic have been microencapsulated using a cryoprotective manufacturing process to guarantee maximum activity. This means that the cells are protected at or below room temperature until their expiration date, making them a convenient option for traveling or when you’re on the go. However, you’re welcome to keep your probiotics in the fridge as well.*
Q. Why do I need a probiotic when traveling?
A. When we travel, our digestive tracts and immune systems may not be used to the unique microorganisms found in a new environment. Taking a probiotic helps maintain healthy bacteria in the digestive system and increases your ability to tolerate new types of bacteria, particularly when traveling to foreign places.
Q. Can’t I get probiotics from my diet instead?
A. There are certainly some foods that have probiotics, especially fermented foods like kefir, miso, tempeh, sauerkraut, and kombucha. These foods are wonderful for maintaining healthy gut flora, but if the unbeneficial bacteria have already taken over, we need probiotic supplements to restore the balance of good bacteria in the gut.
Q. Can children take probiotics, too?
A. Yes, children can benefit from taking probiotics. However, ensure that they take a probiotic formula specifically designed for their age group.
† This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
‡ Guaranteed potency up to the expiration date. 75 billion active cells at time of manufacture.
* No refrigeration required, if kept at or below room temperature (72°F). However, refrigeration will help ensure higher potency above the guaranteed 30 billion cells to expiration.