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The 411 on Spore Probiotics: What are they and why do I need them?

How Spore Probiotics Can Transform Your Digestive Health

Probiotics are essential for a healthy life. We can’t survive and thrive without the trillions of beneficial bacteria living in the human digestive tract (the microbiome). 

But those beneficial bacteria often come under attack – from things like antibiotics, environmental toxins, poor diet, lack of restorative sleep (link to article) and more – and their populations decline, leaving plenty of room for bad bacteria and pathogens to move in and multiply. That can lead to countless health issues including digestive discomfort, skin conditions, and weight gain (just to name a few). 

Rebuilding probiotic populations seems simple – just take a probiotic supplement. But rebalancing your gut bacteria isn’t really as easy as just grabbing any old bottle of probiotics off the grocery store shelf. It takes a special form of soil-based bacteria – like the strains you’ll find in Just Thrive Probiotic – to really restore your microbiome to prime condition.


Life Comes From the Earth

Our ancestors walked the earth for thousands of years… gathering roots, berries, wild greens, and fallen tree fruits along with an occasional treat of game meat. They ate food as they found it without stopping to wash it. And with every bite they took, they ingested the soil-based bacteria that lingered on their food.

Over the centuries, those spore-form bacteria from the soil developed into a flourishing microbiome (the bacteria that live in the gut) that our bodies came to depend on for dozens of beneficial actions. 

But as people came together, forming farming communities, then industrializing, we lost easy access to those life-giving spores.


Depleted Soil and Hyper-Hygiene Eliminate Probiotic Spores

Once agricultural societies took over, the soil was no longer pristine. Farmers covered their land with herbicides (to kill weeds), pesticides, and fertilizers. And those chemicals took a toll on the nutrients and beneficial spore-form bacteria that were once plentiful in the soil.

Along the way, people also began to clean and sanitize themselves and their environments. Washing fruits and vegetables removed the beneficial spores from their surface. Using hand sanitizer ensure that no stray bacteria would make their way from fingers to mouth. 

Between the depleted soil and the high level of hygiene, we can’t naturally consume those healthy spore-form bacteria anymore. But we can replace the most beneficial with the proven probiotic strains in Just Thrive Probiotic.


The Spore Advantage

A spore is like a seed, dormant inside a protective shell that keeps it safe from the most hostile elements of the natural environment – scorching heat, blazing sunlight, glacial cold.

That shield also protects spore-form probiotics through the manufacturing process, transport, prolonged shelf life, and the harsh conditions of the digestive system – a journey that huge numbers of most regular probiotic strains (including lactobacillus and bifidobacteria) simply don’t survive. Once the spore probiotic successfully completes its journey through the beginning part of the digestive system, it arrives to it’s destination: the intestines. There, it senses that it’s “home” and opens out of its spore shell to go to work, identifying and ridding the gut of bad bacteria, identifying and bringing back to life good bacteria, all the while colonizing (setting up shop) to maintain ongoing balance in the gut. [possibly link to that study about JTP 100% survival vs other probiotic products]

Of the “regular” commercial probiotics that may somehow partially make it through, they don’t provide the same natural advantages brought by Just Thrive spore-form probiotics.


Spores Replenish and Revitalize

When the spore-form probiotics in Just Thrive Probiotic reach your favorable environment in your intestines, they spring to life. Tiny outgrowths (like seed shoots) begin to extend through the protective shells and begin sprouting into probiotic cells. 

Those cells begin to multiply quickly, colonizing the small intestine with beneficial bacteria. To defend themselves, they produce a special form of lactic acid that deters pathogenic bacteria while improving food digestion.

While discouraging bad bacteria, spore-form probiotics encourage other beneficial strains of native bacteria to thrive, replenishing depleted populations, which promotes diversity and balance in the microbiome – a key to optimal digestive and overall health.

Adding Just Thrive Probiotic to your daily routine will revitalize your digestive system, leading to a whole host of health benefits. And along with their proven ability to work together to restore gut health, each of the four spore-form probiotics has its own specialty:

Bacillus clausii improves bone strength by reducing proinflammatory compounds that can interfere with healthy bone cell turnover. 

Bacillus coagulans helps boost healthy HDL cholesterol levels while reducing LDL and total cholesterol. 

Bacillus indicus HU36 provides a rich palette of potent, instantly bioavailable antioxidants including beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, zeaxanthin, astaxanthin, and CoQ10.

Bacillus subtilis HU38 produces nattokinase, which is well-known for its ability to improve blood pressure and promote healthy clotting.

Enjoy all the healing benefits of Just Thrive Probiotic and Antioxidant by making it a part of your daily routine.



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