What's in a Strain?

Are More Strains Better? 

The more we learn about the microbiome, the massive community of micro-organisms that live in your gut, the more we understand the sheer number of organisms that make up your microbiome. Due to the vast number of organisms, your microbiome favors diversity. Research suggests that microbial diversity is encouraged when new bacteria are introduced to the microbiome.1 Based on this knowledge, Fortify Probiotics have been formulated to honor the concept of microbial diversity, delivering at least 11 unique strains per serving! Additionally, our Fortify Probiotics contain researched probiotic strains at the researched amounts shown to help support digestive and immune health. *

Are Probiotic Strains Alive? 

Probiotics are, indeed, living organisms. To be effective, a probiotic must be able to survive transport to a store and your home, time on the shelf, and once ingested, the harsh environment of your stomach. The stomach is highly acidic and many probiotics can’t survive the transit to the intestines, where probiotics are effective. However, there are specific strains and delayed release capsules that help probiotics survive the journey to ensure they are effective when they reach the intestine.  Fortify Probiotics have delayed release vegetarian capsules to ensure the probiotics reach the proper area of your stomach.

Want to learn more about probiotics? Check out more resources to help you fortify yourself with knowledge and shop with confidence.

*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.

[1] Tuddenham S, Sears CL. The intestinal microbiome and health. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2015;28(5):464–470. doi:10.1097/QCO.0000000000000196

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**Extra strength compared to Fortify 30 billion probiotic formulas.
†† Based on an IQVIA ProVoice survey of Primary Care Physicians, HOWARU B. lactis HN019 is the Doctor preferred probiotic strain for Regularity as compared to other strains in leading Probiotic brands, 52-week sales MULO, ending 11/3/2019; December 2019.*