Goodguts Probiotic – Good for Mums to be

Pregnancy is a wonderful time of life, sometimes though, it can also mean some uncomfortable issues.  Heartburn, constipation, and some digestive upsets are all common complaints.  This is because pregnant women are at higher risk of digestive issues and constipation due to pregnancy hormones. So, can goodguts probiotics help with pregnancy digestive issues?

If you are looking for a wellbeing solution,that is natural and safe.  Maybe vegan, gluten-free, lactose-free that works?  There is research that suggests that goodguts probiotics is a safe and effective choice for Mums to be.

Heartburn is a common complaint as progesterone, the hormone that relaxes muscles during pregnancy, also relaxes the valve that keeps acid in the stomach.

Using antiacids does provide short term relief from the discomfort, they are not getting to the cause of the pain – the way goodguts probiotic can.

By balancing the gut microbiome or flora, goodguts is creating the most ideal functioning of your digestive tract.  It also speeds up bowel transit time and gastric emptying so there is less chance acid is produced that causes heartburn.

Constipation is another uncomfortable pregnancy complaint, as progesterone can slow down movement of food through the digestive tract.  Apart from how being constipated makes you feel  – it can sometimes lead to haemorrhoids. Yes, another common side effect.

Goodguts works by killing off bacteria that causes constipation, tummy pain and toilet strain.

So is digestion the only benefit for pregnancy?

No, it isn’t.  Goodguts boosts your immunity but can also be good for baby’s immunity.

Probiotics taken by Mum during pregnancy can help baby get a good dose of beneficial bacteria and no “bad” ones –  when they pass through the birth canal.  Which is the beginning of baby’s immunity. Its a wonderful start for baby’s own gut microbiome.

We made sure goodguts is all good for you – we kept all the nasties out of goodguts.  That’s why we manufacturethe probiotic onto tealeaves.  It’s natural, organic, no preservatives and tea has lots of wonderful health benefits.

And the best bit?  Goodguts works and there are lots of research to prove it.  You will start to feel results pretty soon.  I noticed a postive difference in my digestion within days and many goodguts customers agree.

So besides digestive and better bowels – you can look forward to the long-term health benefits like a boosted immune system, better metabolism, clear skin, and hopefully more energy (and that will help with night feeds and broken sleep).

GOODGUTS – Tested for Safety

Goodguts has been tested safe upto over 90 cups per day (you only need a max of 2) and our tea was also tested in a US Probiotic Laboratory – to ensure you get 1 billion cfu – AFTER adding boiling water, so you can be confident in your goodguts cuppa.


How does goodguts probiotic work?

Incredibly there are ten times more microbe cells in your gut as there are cells in your entire body!  These microbes or microbiome are a mix of microbes common to most people and others unique to you based on your diet, environment and even your age and good health – the greater the diversity of good species the better your health.

Your microbiome plays a role in a number of functions, including creating hormones, nutrients (vit B and K), amino acids, breaking down our food, creating dopamine and serotonin and providing immunity – 70% of immunity cells are in our gut wall.

Our probiotic, Bacillus coagulans, is a lactic acid-producing bacteria that is normally dormant, surrounded by a naturally occurring shell which protects it from boiling water and stomach acid.  It has been described as behaving like a seed and can stay dormant until the environment is right.

The magic happens when it gets to your small intestines where the probiotic “wakes up” and goes into action.

goodguts probiotic brings balance back to your gut microbiome by producing lactic acid which supports good bacteria in the gut while displacing “bad” or harmful bacteria that cause inflammation, digestive upsets, irregular bowels, bloating, wind and many other conditions.

Good health begins in the gut – get goodguts:

  • Backed by research
  • Available in both teabag & looseleaf
  • Certified organic teas
  • One cup per day, everyday

When consumed daily, research shows goodguts probiotic tea may get the good gut bacteria back in balance and supports good digestive and immunity health, enhanced protein absorption, and better recovery from intense exercise.  There’s more info on the science of goodguts probiotic on ‘The Science’ part of our website.

goodguts Probiotic Tea offers an EASY solution that addresses the need for an allergy-free, dairy-free, taste-free and convenient probiotic. It’s an easy, wellbeing gut support that endures during periods of stress, travel, and a hectic, time poor lifestyle – because life happens and nothing is better than a cup of tea.

Start having goodguts probiotic tea today – your guts will thank you.

How does goodguts probiotic survive heat, boiling water & stomach acids?

Although adding probiotics to a hot beverage may seem counterintuitive, goodguts probiotic is heat stable and will survive boiling water & stomach acid, to become active in your gut.

Our probiotic is a stable strain of lactic acid producing, spore forming, probiotic that allows you to boil and freeze it.  It’s true – heat does not destroy goodguts probiotic, not even when you add boiling water.

We have our tea tested in a US Probiotic Laboratory – to ensure you get 1 billion cfu – AFTER adding boiling water, so you can be confident in your one cup per day.

What sort of bacteria is goodguts probiotic?

goodguts probiotic is Bacillus coagulans  – a lactic acid producing bacteria that is a spore forming, motile, catalase positive and facultative anaerobe, bacteria.  So it is really resilient.

Leading the pack of resilient probiotics in Australia, is goodguts probiotic.The composition of goodguts probiotic differentiates itself from other probiotics by its ability to survive manufacturing processes, extended shelf life, stomach acids and intestinal bile. This allows our probiotic to be manufactured and enjoyed as a cup of tea.

I’ve heard that Bacillus Coagulans isn’t heat resistant?

Bacillus coagulans is found in two forms:

1. the vegetative form which is a regular bacterial cell similar in structure to other probiotic bacteria (that we are more familiar with), and;

2. the spore form (the resilient goodguts variety), which has a naturally occurring dormant shell that can withstand many conditions such as heat, pressure, and extreme acid or alkaline conditions, any of which may kill vegetative bacterial cells.  

The goodguts spore bacteria only becomes active in your gut.

One study you might find interesting is: Bacillus Coagulans As A Probiotic. Food Science & Technology Bulletin: Functional Foods 2010, 7(7): 103-109. D. Keller, S. Farmer, A.L. McCartney, G.Gibson.

This study discusses evidence for Bacillus coagulans effectiveness as a therapeutic probiotic and its heat stability overcoming the limitations of other probiotics.

How does goodguts probiotic work?

Another good question – goodguts probiotic produces lactic acid once it arrives in the small intestine – this is the same positive action that yogurt and kefir bacteria provide except goodguts probiotic is 10x more effective than dairy bacteria – as it survives the transit to your gut – backed by research.

goodguts brings balance back to your microbiome by producing lactic acid supporting good bacteria in the gut while displacing “bad” or harmful bacteria.  

It is important that research claims are related directly to the particular bacteria strain and not simply the genus and or species.   The probiotic used in goodguts has been clinically studied and supported by over 25 peer reviewed, published papers on its safety, efficacy and stability.  goodguts probiotic is the only bacillus that has been endorsed by Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Michael Roizen, and Dr. Andrew Weil.

The following research highlights are probiotic strain-specific and relate to the patented smart Bacillus coagulans that is in goodguts Probiotic Tea.

Digestive Benefits

Remarkably there are ten times as many microbial cells in your intestines as there are cells in your entire body, and these microbes play a role in a countless number of biological and chemical functions

Balance among the hundreds of species of bacteria in the gut is crucial to helping control pathogenic microbes that would cause a disease or hold potential pathogens under control. Dysbiosis occurs when the balance is disturbed and the concentrations of some commensal bacteria increase while others decrease

Of course, for a probiotic to be effective, it must survive the transit through the stomach and reach the intestines alive, where it confers a benefit. Using a validated gut model, it was demonstrated that goodguts Probiotic survives to populate and germinate in the intestines (Honda 2011a)

When consumed daily, goodguts Probiotic has been shown in multiple studies to have a supportive effect on the digestive system.

goodguts Probiotic has been shown to decrease abdominal pain and bloating (Hun 2009), reduce the number of daily bowel movements (Dolin 2009) as well as decrease postprandial gas and bloating (Kalman 2009).

Immune Benefits

Research on goodguts probiotic has shown that it supports immune system health in a variety of ways

One study found that it positively affected the actions of immune cells while also producing a cascade of cytokines, which are chemical messengers that coordinate the immune response, when after subjects had taken a daily dose of goodguts probiotic for 30 consecutive days

In additional studies goodguts probiotic has been shown to have an immunomodulation effect on immune tissues (Jensen et al., 2010. Benson et al., 2012. Nyangale et al., 2014a).

Besides a direct effect on the immune components of the intestine it has been recently demonstrated that this probiotic encourages the growth and maintenance of normal commensal bacteria known to be anti-inflammatory and whose presence is often drastically decreased in Crohn’s disease and other forms of IBD (Nyangale et al., 2014 . Sokol et al., 2008).

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