Just Thrive Probiotic & Antioxidant, 30 capsules
Just Thrive Healthy Lifestyle Probiotic and Antioxidant is the foundation of a healthy lifestyle, for life. Thriving begins here!
Studies have shown that the 100 trillion bacteria cells in the digestive system have a profound effect on overall health and wellness. They play a critical role in the digestion and assimilation of nutrients from food.
JustThrive is clearly superior to other probiotics:
The difference between Just Thrive and other leading probiotics is that their 3 billion cells actually arrive alive in the small intestine, where these friendly bacteria start colonizing to promote digestive health and overall wellness. See for yourself, most strains do not survive the harsh stomach acid.
JustThrive also does something very special - it contains Bacillus indicus (HU36), which produces antioxidants once it gets to the small intestine. This one-of-a-kind probiotic formula actually produces carotenoids (the nutrients that give red peppers and tomatoes their color) in your intestines where they can be quickly absorbed into your system. HU36 produces CoQ10, beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, astaxanthin and zeaxanthin once it arrives in your intestines. That makes it the world's first probiotic/antioxidant combination product.
Survival of Probiotics Through Stomach Digestion...Nothing like it!
A probiotic is NOT a "probiotic" unless it arrives at the site of action (the intestines) alive where it goes to work providing its probiotic benefits. A live, active probiotic is your key to vibrant health and well-being and that is found inside this box. Just Thrive is the next generation of probiotics whose proven results far exceed the potency and effectiveness of the 3 most popular sources of probiotics - yogurt, Greek yogurt and the leading probiotic supplement sold at health food stores.
Because Just Thrive survives 100% , it's able to aid digestion, support healthy bowels, produce key nutrients and antioxidants, as well as provide powerful immune support.
Once you swallow a probiotic, it has to travel through the stomach before it gets to the small intestine where these friendly bacteria start colonizing to promote digestive health and overall wellness. Researchers discovered that the body's naturally harsh stomach acid, which is necessary for digesting all types of foods, kills off 99.99 % of the major types of probiotics long before those products could even get to the small intestine. Yogurts, Greek Yogurts and 95% of products sold at health food stores do not survive passage through the harsh stomach environment and so are dead on arrival to the intestines.
What Makes Just Thrive Different (The Hard Facts)
The simple answer is that Just Thrive IS a "Probiotic" whereas 95% of products on the shelf are NOT; they simply don't fit the World Health Organization and accepted scientific definition of what qualifies as a "Probiotic", Let us explain...
Ancestral Ties to Healthy Bacteria
To understand the true significance of what these critical passengers do for us and where they came from, we have to take a quick look back at our history with probiotic bacteria.
It also is very clear that there's a strong, co-evolutionary link between the human host and our 100 trillion bacterium passengers - we have come to depend on them as much as they depend on us. Considering that our bodies and our genetics have not changed much in the last 100,000 years, we have to wonder: How did our cave men and women ancestors first obtain the friendly bacteria necessary for healthy digestion? After all, they were not consuming yogurt or taking capsules. Clearly, they also didn't have enteric-coated capsules with billions of bacterial cells. Nor did they have refrigeration units filled with probiotic tablet options. Where did they get their probiotics that they were exposed to on a daily basis that created this relationship between bacteria and human cells? As it turns out, our environment and our mothers are to thank for exposure to these beneficial organisms.
Most of the beneficial bacteria found in the digestive tract are first transferred both in utero and during natural childbirth (not caesarian births). During natural childbirth, trillions of the mother's good bacteria pass to the newborn; in fact, it's swallowed and is then colonized in the newborn's digestive tract. Further, breast feeding exposes the infant to more beneficial bacteria, which eventually makes a permanent home in its digestive tract. This is the source of most of the beneficial bacteria required to perform essential functions in the digestive system. Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species, which are commonly found in most commercial probiotic products, are among the strains passed this way from mother to child. However, these strains of bacteria are not designed by nature for life outside of the body, or to be re-introduced orally on a daily basis. Instead, the best way to positively impact the numbers and population of these particular bacteria is via a healthy diet - a diet low in simple sugars and processed foods, and high in soluble and insoluble fibers.
The second way that humans ingest healthy bacteria is via the environment. Our ancestors were hunters and gatherers and they ate off the land. The foods they ate contained high amounts of environmental bacteria that ended up in their digestive systems. But many of those bacteria were not stable enough to survive the harsh, acidic environment of the stomach, and they never made it to the digestive tract. However, there was one class of bacteria that were an exception - gram positive bacilli (commonly called bacillus species - not to be confused with lactobacillus which is a different species but with a similar name).
These Bacillus strains of probiotics are universally found in the digestive systems of most animals, and even sea life. They are nature's true and universal probiotic, able to survive for long periods of time in any type of environment. They are abundant in most natural environments where they can gain exposure to the host. Eventually, they make a home in the digestive system where they conduct many important and beneficial functions, such as assistance with digestion; maintaining the proper balance between good and bad bacteria; fighting bad bacteria; supporting the immune system, and producing important nutrients in the digestive system that can be readily absorbed. These bacillus strain bacteria were designed by nature to be stable in both the external environment and its host's digestive system. Our ancestors got a healthful dose of these bacillus strains with every meal they ate as they ate off the land.
Thus, we gain exposure to beneficial bacteria in two ways: 1) Through childbirth, and 2) From our environment. Since we are born only once, we are left with daily exposure to key environmental organisms that have the ability to survive in the environment and in the human digestive system. A true probiotic, as designed by nature, should be a strain found in the environment AND able to survive in the human digestive system - this is nature's design.
JustThrive's medical and research team worked for 6 years studying the work of Dr. Simon Cutting, who is one of the world's leading probiotic researchers, and working with Dr. Cutting to put together a highly effective formula. JustThrive selected the following strains for Just Thrive :
Each of these 4 strains have been verified and tested for safety and efficacy. In fact, Bacillus Subtilis and Bacillus Clausii have been used as a prescription probiotic in Europe and in Asia for over 60 years! All of these strains are a specialized class of probiotics called biphasic sporulating species. They have the ability to form a thick, protective, armor-like shell around themselves once they leave the body to make them extra stable in the environment. This also allows them to easily survive the harsh gastric system so they get to the intestines alive and completely viable. These bacillus species are a natural part of the human environment and for thousands of years humans have consumed these species as part of the diet. Grains, meats, fruits, vegetables, water all contained these species, which lead to a symbiotic relationship between these critical, supportive organisms and humans. Modern food systems have sterilized processing where all fruits, vegetable and meats are washed and treated with strong antimicrobials which in turn essentially eliminates our exposure to these necessary organisms. In turn our health has suffered.
JustThrive Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
What is the source of the antioxidants in Just Thrive?
A patented strain in Just Thrive called Bacillus Indicus HU36 actually produces a variety of antioxidants in the digestive system right where they are best absorbed by the body. Studies have shown that supplemented antioxidants do not effectively survive the stomach and so the actual absorption rate is low when taken as a supplement by mouth. With Just Thrive, however, the body becomes a super-antioxidant factory right in the digestive system at the site where these important nutrients are absorbed. It's right at the site of absorption where CoQ10, beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein, astaxanthin and ziazanthin are produced!
Why are antioxidants important?
Antioxidants protect the body from the daily onslaught of harmful and toxic chemicals and compounds. Oxidation causes significant tissue damage at the cellular level and antioxidants protect against this damage. Maintaining high levels of antioxidants in the body has been linked to lower incidences of cancers, heart disease, diabetes, etc.
I take vitamins. Do I really need Just Thrive?
Absolutely - Just Thrive is a critical, daily nutrient and will not interfere with the vitamins you take. In fact, it can be argued that Just Thrive is even more important than your daily vitamin as Just Thrive is your only source of these key probiotic strains whereas vitamins can be found in a variety of foods and supplements. Just Thrive is a necessary nutrient that is not found in the daily diet.
Does Just Thrive need to be refrigerated?
No. Any true probiotic should never need refrigeration. Think about it this way: If nature intended that a particular organism be a probiotic, how did our ancestors gain access to them? They certainly did not have refrigerated sections of health food stores. If they can't survive at room temperature on the store shelf, how can they survive 98 degrees and acids in the human stomach? The answer is they simply don't.
Are they safe for children?
Yes. Just Thrive can be mixed in different foods to be given to children over the age of 6.
I'm a vegetarian. Is Just Thrive okay for my lifestyle?
Absolutely - there are no animal-derived products found in Just Thrive, making it the perfect product for vegetarians and vegans.
Why You Need Just Thrive
Just Thrive is the next generation of probiotic supplements that captures the power of hundreds of thousands of years of nature's design. Its' specialized bacilli formulation guarantees the survivability of the probiotics through the stomach and upper digestive system. It not only provides digestive system support and immune system stimulation, it also delivers antioxidants directly to the GI Tract via the patented probiotic strain known as Bacillus Indicus HU36.