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Disclaimer: The information on this website is not intended as medical advice or to be used for treatment of any disease or condition. It is for your information only and any decisions you make regarding your health should be made in partnership with a qualified health care professional.

Why

is Gutsy so good?

We have a lot of people asking why they should drink Gutsy and it is a really great question. We love to provide as much information as possible when answering this but there is a short and long answer as well as the following very important points so read as much as you like:

  • Satisfies your taste buds (Gutsy is delicious)

  • Improves your gut health

  • Boosts your immune system

  • Increases your natural energy

  • Helps keep you hydrated

 

The short answer:

Gutsy Probiotic Sachets contain probiotics and prebiotics. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that exist naturally in our gut and provide us with healthy digestion and immune function. By taking probiotics we are introducing more of these beneficial bacteria to boost the numbers in the existing microbiota (the community of existing bacteria in our gut, good and bad).

Prebiotics are dietary fibre that we cannot digest but feed the bacteria in our gut. If we do not have enough of this in our diet then our microbiome can suffer as there is nothing to sustain it, just the same as us not getting enough nutrients.

 

The long answer:

As above but here is some more detailed information about the functional ingredients in Gutsy:

Gutsy Probiotics:

  • 1 Billion Lactobacillus Plantarum

  • 1 Billion Bifidobacterium Longum

 

Gutsy Prebiotics:

  • Inulin - In the Lemon Lime and Coconut

  • FOS (fructooligosaccharides) - In the Elderberry

 

Lactobacillus Plantarum

L.Plantarum is a Gram positive lactic acid bacterium that is commonly found in a range of fermented foods including kimchi, sauerkraut and pickles. It has very high tolerance of stomach acid meaning the large majority that you consume makes it all the way through your digestive tract.

L.Plantarum has a long long list of possible health benefits and has been involved in many studies. These benefits at a high level are improvement of digestion, improvement of immunity and improvement of overall health. At a lower level these include reduction in anxiety, lowering of blood pressure, combating allergies and cancer, as well as anti-inflammatory, antiobesity and antidiabetic properties.

One of the most prominent benefits of L.Plantarum is the ability to keep pathogens at bay. It not only targets and kills pathogenic bacteria within the gut but it also restricts the pathogens from penetrating your gut lining and entering the bloodstream.

L.Plantarum is one of the best probiotics for treating digestive stress, has a long list of studied benefits and is also resistant to most antibiotics, which is why we chose it to be one of our Gutsy hero’s.

 

Bifidobacterium Longum

B.Longum is one of the first species of bacteria to colonise our gut after we are born and then appears to be present for our entire existence. It is reasonably tolerant of stomach acid providing for safe travel to our gut and can be commonly found in fermented foods.

B.Longum also comes with a long list of potential benefits within our body with its strength being in boosting immunity and combating infection. It has also been studied for relieving inflammation and allergies, being beneficial for coeliacs disease and high cholesterol, alleviating anxiety and depression as well as being good for the skin, liver, lungs and bones.

 

One of the main weapons in B.Longum’s arsenal is it’s very strong antioxidative effects. It has been shown to be significantly better at promoting cell health and rejuvenation than the well known Lactobacillus Acidophilus.

B.Longum is unfortunately not as resistant to antibiotics as L.Plantarum but it is also excellent at reducing pathogens by creating an acidic environment in the gut through the generation of lactic acid bacteria. The generation of these lactic acids gives it the double role of digestive booster and pathogen inhibitor making it a powerhouse in the probiotic realm.

Research

If you are interested in doing more reading about the studies that have been done around these two species then please read on below.

Lactobacillus Plantarum

 

Boosts Immunity

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4936756/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26651209

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27175447

 

Protects Against Viruses

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27517518

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3790790/

 
Combats Allergies

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18072744

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4219981/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4061068/

Combats Candida

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24316318

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25305660

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27393491

 
Combats Cancer

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25963256

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25202079

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27272781

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22161238

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26595186

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24189393

Produces B vitamins

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27480344

Increases Iron Absorption

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4594053/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16869994

Increases Calcium Absorption

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25977032

Can Combat Pollutants

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27208136

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4054212/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26610803

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4659595/

May Improve Cognitive Abilities

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4882673/

May Reduce Anxiety

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26620542

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26522841

Beneficial in Cardiovascular Diseases:
L. plantarum Lowers Blood Pressure

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4882673/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25194632

May Lower Cholesterol

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23999246

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4808900/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19695834

May be Beneficial in Atherosclerosis

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3887899/

 

Suppresses Inflammation

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26686731

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25317840

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26686731

 

Beneficial in Obesity

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4926461/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26925603

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24131682

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4353445/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27145037

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23891961

 

May be Beneficial for the Liver

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19816788

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24736880

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3662957/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25317840

 

Beneficial in Type 2 Diabetes

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4926461/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27552342

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23727645

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25341087

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23999246

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4926461/

 

Beneficial for the GI Tract

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25466614

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4594053/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25822005

 

May Ameliorate Ulcers

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21996541

 

Alleviates IBS

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3419998/

 

Combats H. pylori

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26709179

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24387083

 

Induces Wound Healing

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19519855

 

May be Beneficial for Growth in Infants

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26912894

 

Beneficial for Dental Health

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27175447

 

Amazing for the Skin

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26287529

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25179904

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26059754

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25179898

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25112318

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26428734

 

Alleviates Atopic Dermatitis

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4735031/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22726349

 

May Improve Athletic Performance

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4848674/

 
May be Beneficial for Female Fertility

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26872701

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26261170

 
Helps With Histamine Intolerance

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3316997/


 

Bifidobacterium Longum

Boosts Immunity

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15347767

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22052061

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22882710

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23192454

 

Combats Infections

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20460726

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17189085

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26548605

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25400245

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21804232

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3233071/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17927741

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15186439

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23648818

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3367613/

 

May be Beneficial Against Candida

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18661679

Relieves Inflammation

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3744517/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1774839/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26322542

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18636171

 
Ameliorates Allergies

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17893165

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19291170

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17259812

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16689181

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22705947

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26433560

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16926520

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26248977

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24055352

 
Beneficial in Celiac Disease

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23314670

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24774670

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23657133

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3277586/

 

Lowers Cholesterol

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12906063

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26065647

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22868099

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4808900/

 
May be Beneficial in Metabolic Syndrome

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21685239

 
Beneficial for the GI Tract:
Improves Gut Microbiota

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22138361

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3627880/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4552000/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12743446

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4055066/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1634862/

Improves Intestinal Inflammation

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4167942/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19882302

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1634862/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4277968/

Ameliorates IBS

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19367213

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4997396/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16863564

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26418574

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12743446

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25391346

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26697916

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20518856

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21562785

 
May Boost Cognitive Function

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25794930

 
May Alleviate Anxiety

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3413724/

 
May Combat Depression

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4997396/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20696216

 
May be Beneficial in Schizophrenia

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4965519/

 
May be Beneficial for the Lungs

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4022641/

 
Great for the Skin

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19624730

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26470918

 
Beneficial for Liver Health

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21901256

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17393330

 
Beneficial in Patients Receiving Hemodialysis

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4393477/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15648012

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12612972

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4393477/

 
May be Beneficial for Bone Health

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4558422/

 
Combats Cancer

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8358717

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11109558

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9498277

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9111222