Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Directions: Take Plusbiotic with 8 oz of water on an empty stomach. Start with 1-2 capsules per day and increase by 1-2 per day until you reach your desired amount. Larger daily doses may be split into 2-3 divided doses. For best results, please refer to the guide below.*
Maintenance: 2-4 Capsules per day.*
Increased Support: 6 Capsules per day.*
Therapeutic: 9-12 Capsules per day.*
Warning: Do not take this product without the consent of your physician if you are currently taking anti-coagulants or if you are pregnant or nursing.
When is the best time to take Plusbiotic?
For best results, take the product at least one hour prior to eating and/or two hours after a meal.*
Can I take Plusbiotic with other supplements?
Plusbiotic can be used safely with other dietary supplements.*
How long does it take for Plusbiotic to work?
Typically, supplementing the product for a minimum of a month's time is recommended, with the best results occurring anywhere from one to two months thereafter.*
Can I use Plusbiotic while I am taking antibiotics?
Some doctors feel it is best to wait until an antibiotic regimen is over before taking a probiotic supplement, however there is no evidence that probiotic supplementation is dangerous or will somehow negatively impact the efficacy of the prescription. Opinions do vary, and some doctors will actually encourage their patients to take probiotics while on antibiotics. For this reason it is always best to contact your healthcare provider with these inquiries.*
What is Plusbiotic?
Plusbiotic is a powerful combination of non-competing probiotics and prebiotics that are capable of creating an extremely unfriendly environment for yeast colonies and unwanted bacteria. In addition, Plusbiotic also contains a powerful enzyme blend that is capable of removing dead yeast, bad bacteria and toxins from the body without the undesirable symptoms often associated with probiotic and digestive cleansing formulas.*
Does Plusbiotic contain Gluten, Dairy or Soy?
Plusbiotic does not contain gluten, dairy or soy. In fact, Plusbiotic is free of soy, gluten, tree nuts, dairy, and shellfish. Plusbiotic is also vegan friendly.*
What are Probiotics?
Probiotics are medically referred to as a group of “friendly bacteria”, or “microflora”. Probiotic bacteria favorably alter the intestinal microflora balance, inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria, promote good digestion, boost immune function, and increase resistance to infection. People with flourishing intestinal colonies of beneficial bacteria are better equipped to fight the growth of disease-causing bacteria and pathogens, and inhibit the negative effects of constant antibiotic overexposure.
Plusbiotic contains 3.4 billion CFU’s of 100% complementary microflora and spore-germinating probiotics per capsule. To stimulate the growth and activity of the probiotics, IMO, a non-digestible fiber derived from organic tapioca, has been added as a prebiotic. In addition to beneficial microflora, Plusbiotic also contains a powerful enzyme blend designed to clear yeast and other unwanted debris out of the intestinal tract, making Plusbiotic much stronger than competing yeast cleanses on the market. Plusbiotic is the only of its kind, containing prebiotics, probiotics and an enzyme blend all in one capsule.
How Does Plusbiotic Work?
Plusbiotic uses spore germination technology, a revolutionary new process that delivers probiotic spores rather than living bacteria. Probiotic spores are dormant life forms that protect the bacteria from acidic conditions, as well as extreme heat and cold. These spores, along with the potent probiotics, attach themselves to the inside of the intestinal mucosa and begin to germinate, allowing for complete microflora colonization. In addition, the enzyme yeast cleanse will help to break down any dead fungus or toxic materials remaining in the intestinal tract, allowing for a complete eradication of unwanted debris.
Why does my Plusbiotic product smell?
To most, opening an enzyme or probiotic supplement for the first time is uneventful, while a small minority may notice an aroma that they find to be a little off-putting. Typically, an off-putting odor coming from anything that we consume immediately makes us think of spoiled or rotten food. However, it is important to realize that smell is different to every nose, and what may be off-putting to one may smell quite appetizing to another. For instance, one of my wife's favorite foods is french onion soup. One night, she ordered her usual appetizer and as soon as it came to the table it almost knocked me out of my chair from the stench of the Gruyere. What to her smelled delectable, reminded me more of something akin to unwashed feet.
I apologize for the tangent, so getting back to our products, why would they have an off-putting odor? Does that mean they have gone bad? The answer is a resounding no, and can be explained in how enzymes are made. Much like cheese, which to me (as noted above) smells like something that does not belong in one's mouth, enzymes are derived from a fermentation process. This process usually does not result in a smell that one would find pleasant, but is typically not overwhelming either. We have actually found that the fresher our products are, the more they "smell". But this smell can also vary from one lot to the next, as enzymes can have a varying odor in intensity and even notes from one lot to the next, much like making cheese or sauerkraut.
Ideally we would love to provide a product that smells and tastes like "imagine I inserted your favorite food here", but the reality is that we formulate our products with health benefits in mind, not taste or smell. The result can be a product that to some smells like food that has gone bad, but keep in mind this is only due to how the product is made. The very thing that makes you think of spoilage, is actually an indicator of it being fresh.
What is Candida?
Various strains of candida are naturally found in the human body. With healthy levels of microflora, these yeast strains live in perfect harmony within the intestine, however, poor diet and other factors can cause candida overgrowth. Some doctors argue that 60 to 80 percent of the US population may be affected by an overgrowth of Candida yeast. Eventually, these yeast strains can begin to turn “parasitic”, robbing our bodies of our resources for their own benefit.
Over time, Candida can begin developing plantlike roots that penetrate and attach themselves to the inside of the intestinal wall. These roots can dig deep enough to cause permeability (leakage) in the intestinal tract and allow toxic material to flow into the blood. Candida is comprised of an outer protective protein layer and primarily cellulose and N-acetyl-glucosamine (Chitin) under it, making it very difficult for the body to break down and eliminate naturally. Plusbiotic contains a powerful enzyme blend necessary to strip away the protective protein shell and begin digesting the cellular infrastructure of the Candida.
Do I Need To Take Plusbiotic Forever?
For therapeutic benefit, most people find that a minimum of one month of supplementation is necessary, with the best results occurring one to two months thereafter. Many people find that a maintenance dose of Plusbiotic is a great addition to their daily regimen to keep their body in balance once healthy.*
Does Plusbiotic Need To Be Refrigerated?
Refrigeration of Plusbiotic is not necessary. The advanced spore germination technology and freeze dried bacterial strains allow for a shelf stable product. However, it is important to store probiotics in a cool and dry place.*
Is Plusbiotic Safe?
No serious or adverse side effects have been reported from taking probiotics or enzymes such as those in Plusbiotic.*
Is Plusbiotic Vegetarian or Vegan?
The formula is vegetarian and vegan in accordance with the guidelines of the American Vegetarian Association.
Is Plusbiotic Non-GMO?
The microorganisms used to produce this enzyme product are not genetically engineered organisms as defined by the National Organic Standards Board. Genetically engineered is defined as follows: Made with techniques that alter the molecular or cellular biology of an organism by means that are not possible under natural conditions or processes. Genetic engineering includes recombinant DNA, cell fusion, micro-and macro-encapsulation, gene deletion and doubling, introducing a foreign gene, and changing the position of genes. It shall not include breeding, conjugation, fermentation, hybridization, in-vitro fertilization, and tissue culture.
Is Plusbiotic Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS)?
Yes, the specialty blend of enzymes and probiotics that make up Plusbiotic is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the FDA.