According to a Harris Interactive survey an astonishing 40 percent of adults, at one time or another, have difficulty swallowing pills. And that doesn’t include the countless numbers who just don’t like to swallow them.
So that’s why Dr Mercola came up with Probiotic Packets. You get the same comprehensive probiotic formula as Complete Probiotics, only in pre-measured packets of delicious raspberry-flavoured powder.
Probiotic “good” bacteria can only provide potential benefits if the strains can survive your stomach’s harsh acid environment and bile acids in your intestine. For the Probiotic Packets, we selected strains of beneficial bacteria that are acid- and bile-resistant for maximum survival and benefits.
Plus, Dr Mercola added prebiotics in the form of Inulin, or Fructooligosaccharide (FOS) to help nourish the probiotics and allow them to thrive while they settle into your intestinal tract.
Here's the list of the 10 specific beneficial bacteria strains in Complete Probiotics:
- Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS®-1
Support normal function of digestive and immune health, is acid and bile resistant and provides long lasting colonisation
- Lactobacillus casei
Supports a normal healthy immune response as well as aids in stress management by promoting healthy serotonin levels
- Lactobacillus plantarum
Helps to ease digestive distress and supports a healthy inflammatory response
- Lactobacillus salivarius
Promotes a healthy inflammatory response in the gut as well as supporting normal immune health. Supports healthy cholesterol levels already in the normal range
- Lactobacillus rhamnosus
Can reduce symptoms of gastrointestinal distress, as well as supporting healthy weight and cholesterol levels already in the normal range
- Lactobacillus brevis
Supports healthy and normal inflammatory and immune responses
- Bifidobacterium lactis
Promotes a healthy inflammatory response including allergy response and supports the growth of other beneficial bacteria
- Bifidobacterium longum
Promotes a healthy stress response and may reduce gastrointestinal symptoms
- Bifidobacterium bifidum
Supports healthy blood sugar levels already in the normal range and may help alleviate gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhoea
- Streptococcus thermophilus
Promotes healthy, hydrated skin. Supports normal immune health. Also stimulates the growth of other probiotic strains
Complete Probiotics also has beneficial prebiotics in the form of Fructooligosaccharide (FOS). FOS is a favourite food for lactobacilli and Bifidobacterium strains, as they can efficiently ferment and utilise it for energy. These prebiotics remain in your digestive system to help boost the growth of beneficial bacteria.