Do you need ZERO good reasons to keep reading? Well schooch on up, I’ve got them right here!
Sometimes, what gets left out of a product is just as exciting as what goes in. For those of you avoiding dairy, corn, soy, maltodextrin and other ingredients, this custom blend probiotic has an “Other Ingredient” list I think you’ll be very interested in. Are you ready to see what’s on it?
Zip. Zilch. Nada.
We are talking zero corn, dairy, soy, gluten, maltodextrin, cellulose, inulin, magnesium stearate, or other flow agents/fillers. What it does have, however, is a custom probiotic formulated after gathering extensive research from communities with a vested interest in improving gut health, such as those working with:
- the GAPS Diet (Gut and Psychology Syndrome)
- Body Ecology Diet
- Gluten Free / Casein Free / Soy Free (GFCFSF)
- Autism / PDD-NOS
- PANDAS, PANS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections)
For those of you who might be wondering about the D-lactate/neurotoxicity issue I wrote about earlier this week, here’s something worth mentioning: My research on the subject was sparked by a conversation with Organic 3, Inc. President Dan Corrigan, who helped to formulate GUTPro. We met at the Wise Traditions Conference last year and have chatted a few times since then. Based on our conversations and my own research, I believe GUTPro strikes a good balance between L-lactate and D-lactate.
Where to buy GutPro
You can buy GutPro here. They have a baby version as well, which I’ve used with my littles.
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really working hard to get health on track!
Would love to give this product a try!!
Newlyweds on a Budget
Would love to use this product to keep up our health!
I would love to give these to my daughter – she needs them.
I’ve had a lot of digestive issues my whole life and am just starting to address them in the last year or so. This would be so wonderful and helpful to win!!!
I would love these! I have been eyeing them for a while now. Taking Biokult is given me huge anger issues – and I am only taking less than the tip of a nailhead. Could be die-off yes, but not getting any better. So I wanted to try these!
If your current probiotic has streptococcus thermophilus in it and you possibly have an acute or chronic strep infection then that supplement can make you angry. This is how my daughter reacted to these probiotic supplements with s. thermophilus in them. Hopes this helps!
Hoping for some healing in our guts 🙂
We have a family of four on GAPS!!!! Desperately needed!
My family and I have really been struggling with getting healthy. My daughter started feeling ill after a week on probiotics and after reading your article I’m wondering if the problem could have been serious. I’m scared to quit the probiotics. I believe she needs some gut healing and I’m scared to continue them as well! It would be such a relief to have something safer to giver her. Thanks for the info. and chance.
We are on GAPS diet. Have tried to do intro twice. My son starts vomiting constantly and we have to stop. We believe it is due to fat digestion problems. Would love to try the enzymes.
He making be vomiting due to drops in blood sugar since intro is so limiting in carbs. Perhaps try full GAPS first for a few months then start Intro.
Would love to win! They can be so expensive!
pick me please!!!
Would love to win these!
I really need to start changing my familys diet and this is a step in the right direction
I’d like to wn because I need to take high quality probiotics everyday in combinaton with a healing diet, for my leaky-gut autoimmune problems.
I need to see if these give me better results than biokult! Thank you for the giveaway 🙂
My daughter has been having a lot of gut issues and I’ve been eyeing this product for weeks, but can fit it into our budget – I would love this to help get our familys gut health on track!
This is one product I havent heard of and would love to try
After struggling for years with stomach issues I think this may be an answer to helping my husband find optimal health!!! I would LOVE to receive this as a gift to try it out before I start making the monetary investment 🙂
Cindy Santa Ana
I want to win this brand because I found out my probiotics contain the nasty stuff you were writing about. Maybe that’s why my stomach is such a mess!
My gut has been bad for 40 years. I had a blood infection when I was 18 months old (40 years ago!) and had o take a very strong round of antibiotics. Ever since then I’ve had yeast and fungus issues. Luckily I’ve come to realize that I have a leaky gut and I need to heal it. Would love to add this to my regimen!
Would LOVE to win this! I have been looking for a good probiotic for my fam.
I was just about to order a different probiotic to start the GAPS diet…so glad I saw this. My whole family needs it!
I want to win Gut Pro because my whole family is on the GAPS diet!!
I’m a big believer in the benefits of probiotics. LOVE that these are gluten free – a HUGE must for me. Sounds like a wonderful product that I’d love to try. Thanks for hosting such a generous giveaway!! 🙂
I have been on my own personal search I call my year of joy. I have found that by changing my diet I am becoming a happier person. I would love to win these supplements to help y cause.
This sounds like a great product.
i would love to win for my GROWING family! my husband is in the army and has stomach problems especially from all of the processed stuff he gets at work. i’m currently pregnant, plan on breastfeeding, and have a four year old too! it would be great to try something new to add to our diet!
Ooh…great giveaway! We do kefir and fermented veggies for our probiotics, but having something like this in our diet would be great also.
i wanna put my mom on GAps because of health issues, would love to give her these probiotics as well
I’ve had issues with yeast overgrowth and would love to try a high quality probiotic.
I just bought some probiotics at my health food store, but now I’m afraid they will do me more harm than good! I’d love to win these!
I’ve been wondering about a good probiotic to use since they seem to vary so much, thanks for the info and the giveaway!
I definitely need more probiotics in my diet
Because I already use this and it’s AWESOME!
Our whole family is doing GAPS and would love to try this product! Thanks for the chance.
I would love to give this product a try.
Sounds great.. Would love to try it compared to the stuff I buy at Whole Foods.
I would love to have these. My husband and I are trying for our third child, and although we eat a Real Food diet, this would certainly help us more. 🙂
I would like to use this for my husband who has been having gut problems lately. And for me of course =)
Would love to win this for my daughter. We will be starting the GAPS diet in a few weeks and I am looking for a quality probiotic to supplement our journey!
Need, need, need this product! Thank you soo much for your wisdom!
We are in the process of ridding all toxins…and that includes all that processed food…and eating much more healthy and whole and would love to add this to the daily supplements that I give my children. Thanks!
I’m so glad you posted this. I’ve just begun our probiotic research project 🙂 so it’s great to get recommendations for awesome products. Even if I don’t win the giveaway I might still opt for this one over some of the other ones. Thanks for the chance to try it for free!
I have been struggling with major leaky gut and allergy issues since I was 15 (I am 17 now). I need to be able to take a good quality probiotic, but they are so expensive that I haven’t been able to do so. I hope I win so I can have a good supply of probiotics to use! Great giveaway!
always looking for a quality probiotic…hopefully better than what I’ve found thus far at a better price is a super bonus…just like a treasure hunt…; )
I would love to win GutPro-tection for my son’s mito-gut. Thanks!!
I would love to win these! And the powder would be so handy to just stir into my 2 year old’s drinks.
I’ve been looking for a good family probiotic!
I always keep probiotics on our shelf and would love this product!
I’ve just starting learning about caring for my gut – and my baby’s gut – looks like this product would be a step in the right direction!
I’ve been searching for a good probiotic!
Karibeth Myers Soto
I have a son with autism. After reading your newsletter yesterday, I saw that all of his probiotics have the L-acidophilus in them. Would love to try this and see if it makes a difference 🙂
Hi Mam, Did it worked for your son. Actually my nephew is also suffering from Autism. Please let me know if it worked.
I’m struggling with eczema – I’d love to see if this helps!
Would like to try these. Currently I take Bio-Kult. Thanks!
Would love to try something new
I would love to win this! My son, daughter and I take GutPro and with would really help us out as the costs add up. Thank you!
i take probiotics all the time, would love to try this brand!
I would love to win this because we are just starting to regain our gut health and need lots of help!
My son …takes Probiotics daily …he has Autism . Would love to try this one to see if it works any better
Thanks for this wonderful giveaway, and making us aware of the D-lactate issue!
We don’t eat any fermented food yet, so would like a good probiotics!
Love to try a new probiotic
I’ve had this in my shopping cart so many times but haven’t pulled the trigger because of the price, would LOVE to win this!!!
My two toddlers and i are on gaps and i would love to win!
I first heard about GUTpro from my GAPS-certified naturopath when we first started GAPS. But I had already bought BioKult. We went through our supply, and I haven’t had the money yet to buy the GUTpro. I’m anxious to try it out.
I would love to win this as it looks like a great value and a super high quality probiotic. Gut and immune health are very important to us.
What a great product!
This concentrated version would definitely be cheaper than buying what I already buy for my kids (and want to buy for me). So excited to try it even if I don’t win.
My husband’s gut is still healing from years on Prilosec– these would be just the things to help him heal!
Loriel @ Healthy Roots, Happy Soul
Healing of the gut is ALWAYS a good thing!
id loveeeeeeee to win!!
We’ve been trying to find a good probiotic to take.
I am planning to do the GAPS protocol soon. This would give what i need to get started.
I would love to win so we could try this brand. My daughter is sensitive to dairy and soy. I recently purchased a reputable brand of probiotic claiming to be free of everything only to find trace amounts listed on the box! Bummer…
I had never heard of this product before and it sounds very interesting, so I’d love to win it to give it a try!
Coincidence??? I was just doing a search for probiotics.
I have started taking BioKult but I would love to try this.
I would like to win so that I may share this with my boyfriend so we can both be healthy!
Husband and daughter won’t drink my kefir so this would be perfect for them! I would LOVE to win!!!
Definitely a staple to have in the house. Would really like to give it a try!
As an acupuncturist, I am always looking for better supplements, vitamins, and herbs for myself and my patients. I like to try everything first before referring my patients, however that gets costly, so it would be great to win!
Hoping to win! My daughter and I are gut compromised and trying to heal
My son and I are just starting a gut healing program. Would love to win these!
We take probiotics every day but your last article made me nervous – must check these ones out!
I am always unsure of which products are the best, and why, especially when it comes to my son.
I love probiotics!
I have been in the market and doing research for a new probiotic!!! What a great giveaway!! 🙂
Would love to win!! my parents dont care about health foods so i try my best to eat healthy but its hard 😮
My family has gut issues and seem to do better on probiotics but after your post on probiotics I am concerned. I would like to try this one.
I have had poor digestion all my life. Would love to see if this product could help me
Want these for my son!
Mrs. Crunchy Castro
I need this for my husband so bad. I just read your most recent post about probiotics. We follow a WAPF diet to the T. I took my husband to see our naturopath this past week, she said he is having trouble with dairy, and even has candida in his stomach, and dairy is the reason why he hasnt been able to lose the weight. He has to avoid dairy for three months, which I’m fine with making replacements for that with Almond milk, coconut milk etc…But I’m at a lost for probiotics and lactofermentation. I would love to have this for him and give it a try to help him heal.
I’m working hard to get my gut in order and I’m getting frustrated at the lack of progress!
I’ve been looking for a dependable probiotic I can use for the whole family, and my toddler daughter needs to stay on a probiotic due to a tendency towards UTIs and my husband has digestive issues from time to time, and my immune system has been tanking a lot lately. Sounds like a great product that would really benefit all of us!
I want to win so I can try these. They sound so good. Thanks for the giveaway!
not thrilled w/the enzymes my daughter has been taking. would love to try something new!
I am trying to get my temple clean and well nourished, I believe this product can help!
Sandra (Sahn) Lee
Would love to win b/c the BioKult does not seem to be working well for me & my baby. Would love to give this a try.
I would love to try this product. I have suffered from skin issues for years and I have been trying to find the right probiotic to help treat it!
Not thrilled with the current probiotics we are taking!
very intrigued by the product and would love to try it. I like that there is a loose powder version, very handy for measuring out to kids.
Would love to try it!!
I am starting the intro GAPS diet in one week. Would be glad to have some of this, too!
I’ve been trying to slowly introduce a probiotic to my son who is just recovering from Leukemia. My other son has ADHD and has been taking a probiotic with great results! This would be such an amazing savings, because GutPro is expensive (but worth every penny)!
Would love to try it on me and my family!
Noel @ the Shepherd's farm
I’ve been trying to heal our guts using diet and probiotics so this would be great!
would love to try these!!
I would love to try a new probiotic!
These look really awesome! I haven’t heard of the brand (my husband and I take Bio-Kult). My daughter is almost two and would benefit from taking these in addition to the fermented foods she loves so much. I love the fact that they don’t contain anything other than beneficial bacteria.
it would give me an opportunity to try out a possibly better brand. if i like it i may switch over.
Im in the market for a high quality probiotic that I can trust
Its a WIN!
i take a liquid probiotic most days that i like but i would be totally down to try something new:)
I would love to win this!
My son seems to have food allergies and I have always battled with digestive issues…. I’d love to give this product a try!!
Would love to win!
Thanks! I would love to try these. I have so much to learn and appreciate your input!
I used the probiotic years ago when it first came out under a different name and it was awesome. I would love to try both of them. I haven’t tried the enzyme one and I currently use a different brand. I bet this works even better.
Awesome! I’ve been working on starting the GAPS diet, and this would be a great part of that!
I’d love to win some new probiotics! We’ve been taking Custom Probiotics, and they’re hard to get a hold of and very expensive. Plus, my son still doesn’t have any Lactobacillus!
I am looking for a brand of probiotics to take regularly. Maybe this will end my search!
I just requested a sample of this product today!
I can’t wait to try this!!
I’ve been looking for a good probiotic for the whole family to take!
I want to try and see if this product works for my messed up stomach! Would love to win and try.
Sounds like just what I need for my daughter who suffers from multiple food allergies!!
I want to win so my son can have good quality product without dairy & egg. He has life-threatening food allergies to milk, eggs & nuts. He is anaphylatic & has asthma. We really need to heal his immune & digestive issues.
I have been dealing with so many autoimmune diseases, and I feel terrible all of the time. It’s so hard being a stay at home mom with my four year old when I don’t feel well. I decided to change what I eat, and I want to start probiotics. I am excited to try GUTPro and start my journey back to healthy!
We’re about to start GAPS and my little guy is dairy sensitive.
Would love to try this product!
Got health problems left, right, and centre and finances are tight. Winning and being able to try out the products would help me a lot!
My son has a ton of food allergies and I have had a hard time finding a probiotic that is of good quality that he can take without breaking out. I would love to win these and give his gut flora the boost it needs!
Would love to win this product.
been trying to find a good probiotic – maybe this is it?
I want to win so I can save some moola on one of my staples. WEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Yes please! Promise to put these to good use 🙂
taking care of my health.
We’re trying one step at a time to get on the track to a healthier lifestyle. Or as my husband calls it, I’m a hippie. 🙂
I just want them………
Interested in switching to this brand. I have been wondering about the current probiotic we use and this post came at the right time.
I’ve been learning a lot about gut health lately and would love to try this product out!
Both of my kids have mild eczema and gut issues so I would love to find a probiotic I can trust. thanks for introducing us to this.
as a colon cancer survivor i can pretty much say, my whole life is centered around good strong gut health!!!!
I would love to give this to my baby and my older son – both of whom are on the GAPS diet to overcome digestive issues! Thank you for telling us about it!
I want to win because I have four boys ages 8, 6 3 and 1 month. My oldest is Autistic and Blind and on the SCDiet. The other two have some gut issues too and am looking for a good brand for my family and think this might be it. I am looking forward to this giveaway very uch, looks like some great products!
This would be wonderful!
I have Cauda Equna syndrome and my intestinal track is a wreck . It would be great to have an opportunity to offer these up to my gut. Thank you!
I’m fighting an autoimmune disease and am pretty sure I have yeast overgrowth so I need all of the good bacteria I can get.
I’ve had gut issues now for a couple of years (I think), and I would love to see if this would help me.
Sara A in SC
We take these, it would be great to have more 🙂
We take a lot of probiotics and I would love to try these.
want to try these for my tummy!
I would love to share these with my family…thanks for this opportunity!
We regularly take probiotics and I’m always on the lookout for a better product. I’d love to give this a try.
I would love to start taking these probiotics to start healing my gut!
I’d like to win to increase the number of bugs in my belly button.
This sounds perfect for my starch free kiddos. would love to try it!
Need to keep my gut healthy 🙂
I want to win because I want to try a different probiotic.
I’ve had so many digestive issues…I would LOVE to try this product and see what it can do for me!
I just began a journey to heal my gut (and my overall health) and this supplement would really help alongside my efforts! Pick me, please! 🙂
I want to win because I have been looking for a good probiotic to start taking.
My wife recently had he gall bladder removed, so we are trying everything we can to work on her gut health!
We need more probiotics!
What an awesome product!
I am now 6 months postpartum and my family and I have decided to start the full GAPS diet (skipping the intro for now as I’m still breastfeeding). We are excited about the possibilities of achieving optimal health!
I would love to win because I currently have a 20 month old struggling with skin problems,and my mommies recovering from a surgery that removed a tumor and 60% of her stomach. Recovery is very slow and she needs all the digestive and immune help she can get:)
Would love to try this!
we’d love to try this with our immune compromised 24 month old son! he has trouble – exactly as you describe – when taking biokult. many thanks!
want to get gut healthy!
I am trying new probiotics for my family to decide which is the best for us.
I’m working in my health my gut is really inflamed and need ant extra help I can get. Thanks Elizabeth
I would love my kids to try these!!!
I have been in search of a quality, affordable probiotic. It would be awesome to win this package! Thank you for the generous giveaway and all your research!
My family is about to start GAPS! We could really use this!!! Thanks for the opportunity!
We would love to try out some new probies!!
These sound fantastic! Thanks for the opportunity.
Leaky guts in our house can use all the goodness they can get,
I would love to try these! Thanks! 🙂
Last summer I had a staph infection in my back which resulted in surgery. I was litterly out of my mind with pain. “They” said there was no way of knowing how I contracted it. Anyway-y-y I would love to try this product and will try it even if I don’t win! Love your blog!
I would like to win because I have been contemplating the fact I may need some digestive enzymes to help me out. It would be nice to see if they would help me or not.
I could use a better probiotic than what I’m currently using.
I would love to try their probiotic as I continue to do GAPS.
My family has done a lot of healing, but I’m always looking for new ways to improve our health.
It feels impossible to find a probiotic without extra “stuff” in it. It would be great to try this one that is free of extra ingredients. Is it okay for babies to use, or adults only?
I’m working on healing my gut… this would be great!
I would love to try this. We’re trying to improve our gut health and this looks like a great product to try!
I’m not always consistent about keeping fermented foods in my diet, so probiotics would certainly help! Very glad to hear they are so conscious of not adding unwanted fillers or additives!
It’s so impossible to tease out which probiotics are good and which aren’t effective. These look perfect!
Interested in this probiotic. Trying to find the best quality probiotic worth it’s cost.
I’d like to see if this would help with the IBS type problems I’ve been having since my son’s birth 9 months ago.
This is just what I need to help with my fight against indigestion!
I am trying to increase my family’s health and immunities. This looks like a great way to start!
Just started using probiotics again. I have such a sensitive stomach. I would like to find something to reset/heal my gut.
Would love to try this probiotic. I don’t seem to be getting along with my current one.
We use lots of probiotics here, so this would be a great way to replenish the supply while trying a new product!
I’ve never used these before but I’ve heard digestive enzymes are good for helping bloating issues, which I’ve had for years!
Would love to try this!
It would be great to win such a fine product!
would love to try this to see how it compares to other brands I’ve used
I would love to try this product!
Restarting my 2 year old on the GAPS diet for healing from food intolerance/eczema issues. We did intro a year ago, only to find out that the Probiotics/Enzymes my chiropractor recommended were unhelpful to him… 🙁 Here we go again…
Great offer. Would love to win
Would be good timing for me to win this…..tested positive for GBS despite eating a WAP diet and lots of kombucha! I guess I need more probiotics!
I’ve been debating what probiotic to invest my money in when I take the GAPS plunge soon. This looks like a great option and if I get to try it for free, even better!
Looks like a great product! I would love to win it and try it out!
I would so like to win these probiotics so that I could be as healthy on the inside as I appear on the outside. I really need this! Thanks so much for this opportunity.
Would love to try your products!
My family has been using GutPro since Oct. 2012. Using this and GAPS my family of 7 is showing improvements. Thank you!
I have a sick son, maybe these probiotics are the answer to getting his health back on track. Would love to try!
I want to win these so bad!
we need to heal our guts!
I have been suffering with gut issues for years and now that my son is also beginning to suffer from them, I put my research into overdrive and learned about the GAPS diet. We are beginning it now so this would be a huge help! Thank you for all the useful tips you provide!
I have been looking for a good probiotic and would love to try this out!!
I’ve been wanting to try these, but money is tight- so winning would be super awesome!!
Trying to get my health back on track and keep multiple food allergies under control!
I just had my gallbladder removed and would love to get my gut flora back in balance and try a new product!
These would be a perfect addition to a pretty great diet.
Would love to win this! Our family I think is generally suffering from gut issues but can’t really afford to fix them beyond simple GAPs protocols. This would help tremendously!!! (Plus I think we are using one of the more “unrecommended” probiotics right now!)
Would be a blessing can’t to test it for my acne issues!
I would love to see if these could benefit me and my family…trying to live a healthful life!!
I take probiotics now and these appear to be a good brand as well. thanks for the information
I need this!
Thanks for the info on probiotics! Love to try this one!
Would love to get this for the benefits my gut can use to be healthier.
I love that these have no fillers, no FOS, and D-lactate free. I had asked mommypotamus about finding this type of probiotic almost two years ago. Two years ago this product didn’t exist. I am glad to see it does now and that mommypotamus chose to write about it!
Just got tested to be allergic to quite a bit of food, including thOse that are real good for you like egg yolks and dairy. Time to get my gut rebalanced. Have been taking probiotics by the Genestra brand. Hoping to try something different that heather recommends! Both my 4mo DD and myself would love to try this out!!! Hope we win!
I would love to try a new product! XO
i would like to win because i keep trying new products…but nothing is helping. maybe this will!
I would love to try these probiotics. I have been looking for a good probiotic for some time. Thank you for this opportunity!
These look good!
I would really love to try this. I am currently working at healing my body from leaky gut syndrome.
This looks like what I’ve been wanting for our family!
Our family could use a gut tune-up! 🙂
I want to win so that I can try to find the best product for myself, daughter and husband.
I would love to win to have the best products for me and my family! Thanks for the giveaway!
Having autoimmune disease makes it imperative that I watch everything I take into my body. I have found probiotics and digestive enzymes help my digestion, esp. when I get glutened or eat something else inadvertently that I react to. Thanks for the chance to try these products.
I need to help my body get back in balance after 3 babies.
I suffer from a variety of health problems and IBS is one of them…along with fibromyalgia. I am always looking for that miracle that will change my life? Would love to see if this product is that miracle!
Love to win these to help us with digestive issues. Thanks!
Looking for a good probiotic. Maybe this is it!
I have been struggling for 30 yeasr with a mystery illness that was finally diagnoses as systemic candidiasis. This past year has been a monumental effort in healing and rebalancing. Winning these probiotics and enzymes could do transformational things for my gut and life.
Chrystal @ Happy Mothering
I need a good probiotic that will help me heal my gut!
I’ve been looking for a new probiotic!
I would love to try these and see if they help my gut.
I would love to try a new probiotic!
I realize the give away is over, but I am wondering how you take this probiotic since its a powder form for adults and toddlers? We are about to start the GAPS intro diet. Thanks!
DARNITALL – wish you would get this one to go again! Trying to tame our gut monsters!
Hello! Is the gut pro&gut zyme available as shown above as a special buy?
Last year I made an attempt to discover what specific strains are being used in GutPro®. I came up against the same diversionary response you probably encountered, “They’re proprietary”. A response like this implies the company is trying to protect their bottom line…or something. But what is it they’re really trying to do? Do they have my best interests in mind with a response like that?
What I seek in a probiotic is (clinical) EFFICACY. Regarding GutPro®, it begs the question, what specific efficacy has GutPro® demonstrated? The company has done no clinical research on their ingredients and the formulation(s). The ingredients appear to be readily available off-the-library shelf ingredients. In fact, they have zero published studies for their GutPro® product(s). Not even small-sample (biased) studies. It appears they have no financial investment in documenting GutPro’s efficacy. So, what are they trying to protect by deflecting my inquiry?
By listing the specific strains used on their products the manufacturer could offer me, the consumer, proof that their ingredients, in fact, have clinically relevant strains that I can then research and make an informed decision about. But this manufacturer chooses not to do that. Do you think it’s because there is no viable and ethical clinical research behind the efficacy of the off-the shelf wholesale ingredients they use? There are plenty of innocuous generic strains of species that I can buy and consume that are safe for “sensitives” like me (to ingest). But only a precious few have any clinical effect on my biology.
I want to purchase and consume a probiotic formula or strain that works (for me). In order to do that I need to make informed decisions about what I’m buying. I need accurate label information in order to inform my decisions. Unfortunately, the makers of GutPro® would prefer to keep me in the dark. Does that sound like a company that has my best interests in mind? Instead of facts, GutPro® touts nebulous ideas like, “quality” and”pure” and “high standards” and “guaranteed potency”. That’s well and good but, “does your product work?”. To me, “guaranteed potency” means the product has been formulated and equipped to deliver a specific biological effect. Lots of something that hasn’t been documented to work is meaningless to me. I want to know if the company is using ingredients that have been (ethically) proven to have a biological effect; and what that effect was. Because even within a species, different strains within a species have been proven to have different effects.
GutPro® touts that it uses ingredients that, “have been thoroughly researched, documented, and banked in recognized microbial culture collections”. That means nothing in the context of clinical efficacy.Their ingredients came from the same wholesalers everyone buys their raw materials from. The overwhelming majority of the ingredients in those culture collections/libraries are clinically irrelevant and impotent. I want access to the histamine-degrading or histamine-neutral strains that are clinically relevant and proven to generate a specific biological effect. A precious handful have any biological effect whatsoever. In order to make informed decisions I need to know the strain being used in the product. Most commercial probiotic makers would have you believe that’s not important. I believe it is the most important consideration.
I would refer you to the work of Dr. Jason Hawrelak:
The Importance of Strain
The GutPro people are smart enough to know that, “Certain strains found in (other) commercial probiotic formulas can cause acidosis, histamine and other adverse reactions.” And they’re also smart enough to qualify what claims they do make with their disclaimer, (* 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.) Perhaps that’s why they refuse to reveal what strains they use in their products. Because they know what informed consumers of probiotics know. The strains they use are clinically impotent.
For me, I’ll stick with probiotic products that have identified exactly what strain(s) they contain so I can make smart decisions for my microbiome. I’ll stick with the strains that have scientifically and ethically (without bias) been proven to generate specific biological effects. GutPro isn’t one of them.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. As you know, all probiotics used in Organic 3’s formulations, including GutPro, have been thoroughly researched, documented and banked in recognized microbial culture collections; and the reason we don’t list the specific strains is because the formula is proprietary. We’re not doing this to misrepresent the product or to be unethical… We put a lot of time and energy into researching and developing this product, which has been on the market for close to a decade now. It has worked for many, many people and therefore, is tried and true.
If you’re a potential buyer who is seeking out a certain strain to address a specific symptom or health condition, then GutPro may not be the probiotic for you.
We at Organic 3 believe in getting the body in a place to where it can heal itself holistically. That’s why we designed GutPro, a probiotic to optimize gut health and therefore, overall health.
We thank you again for your feedback and wish you well.