Your gastrointestinal (GI) tract is approximately 25 feet long and is responsible for digesting and absorbing the nutrients in the foods you eat, while also helping to eliminate waste products from your body. Beyond these important functions, your GI tract, particularly the intestines, also performs very important immune functions in the body. A healthy intestinal tract is critical for optimal digestive function and immune system support.
Research has shown again and again that our gut microflora plays a larger role in overall health and wellness than we’d ever previously suspected!
Surprising as it may be, healthy microflora may play an important role in maintaining a healthy immune system. Why is that? It is often said that 70–80 percent of our immune system resides in the gut. There have been numerous studies that show the difference probiotics can make in maintaining and strengthening our immune system. Epithelial tissues in the intestines help protect against harmful substances. Probiotics play an important role in ensuring epithelial tissue survival. They also help strengthen cell barrier function and initiate protective responses from the epithelial cells.*
Gut microflora performs important functions in facilitating the breakdown and absorption of key nutrients within the digestive tract. A thriving gut ecosystem helps ensure better absorption of nutrients needed for the health of our immune system. Furthermore, when healthy colonies of friendly bacteria are present in the intestine, they help maintain a positive balance and proliferation of beneficial bacteria, while preventing the adherence and colonization of other “bad” microorganisms that can challenge our health and wellbeing. Without a thriving probiotic environment that fosters the growth of these microbiota, less-friendly microbes have free reign to stress the gastrointestinal tract.
dōTERRA's PB Assist+ is recommended for anyone considering the health of their gut microflora. dōTERRA PB Assist+ is a proprietary blend of six active strains of friendly probiotic microorganisms that support healthy colonies of friendly microflora in the gut.* Each of these proprietary strains has been demonstrated to have superior propensity for intestinal adhesion and colonization.* PB Assist+ employs a unique double-layer capsule delivery system that provides a short-chain FOS pre-biotic fiber in the outer capsule and a time-release inner capsule providing active probiotic cultures. These cultures (FOS, or fructooligosaccharides,) are indigestible fibers that are found in fruits and vegetables that have the ability to selectively promote the growth of friendly bacteria. Inside the outer capsule delivering the pre-biotic FOS is a small inner capsule with 6 billion CFU (Colony Forming Units) of six active strains of lacto- and bifido-probiotic cultures. The time-release inner capsule is designed to help protect the probiotic cultures from the harsh environment of the stomach, delivering the active benefits of the cultures to the site of adhesion in the intestinal tract. The combination of pre-biotic FOS and active probiotic cultures in a single delivery system represents a comprehensive intestinal flora support system that is safe and effective.
Primary Benefits of PB Assist+:
PB Assist Jr is a powdered probiotic supplement designed for children or adults who have trouble swallowing pills. It includes 5 billion live cells of a unique blend of six different probiotic strains, specifically selected for their benefits among children. These probiotics have been blended into a delicious powder that can be poured directly into the mouth for a fun and tasty way to integrate probiotics into anyone’s daily routine.*
Children can benefit from a healthy gut just as much if not more than adults. It is important to populate the gut with good bacteria as early in the development years as possible. Probiotic colonies start to develop as they pass through the birthing canal. Then they develop even more through the mother’s breast milk. By exposing them early and then by adding even more through supplementation, children can promote optimal microflora balance, long-term digestive and immune system health, and general overall well-being.*
Primary Benefits of PB Assist Jr:
*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.