Home | Products | Optimal Probiotic Optimal Probiotic Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings 3 Reviews While probiotics have been used for decades to enhance gastrointestinal (GI) health, emerging research demonstrates a strong link between probiotics and many benefits for other systems in the body. Probiotics have been shown to help increase metabolism, improve mood, and even decrease food sensitivities. Purchase options: One-Time Subscribe Save 5% Cancel when you want to Easily cancel with no fees required Edit your subscription anytime Control quantity, order, and payment details $37.34 $35.47 /month Deliver:Every month for $35.47 (5% off) one time $35.47 / month — save 5% Optimal Probiotic quantity Add to cart Refer to a Friend Login or Create an Account to get a referral link. Best Seller Best Seller Best Seller About In addition, delivering large quantities of probiotics has been shown to activate over 1,700 genes involved in immune and inflammatory signaling. This creates a unique genomic effect, calming the immune system and supporting GI health. Dr. Joe’s Optimal Probiotic is a broad spectrum probiotic blend designed to promote healthy gut flora, protect intestinal integrity, and resolve minor gastrointestinal complaints. Dr. Joe’s Optimal Probiotic includes Saccharomyces boulardii, an extensively researched microorganism shown to increase secretory IgA production, an antibody critical for maintaining and restoring microbial balance. Highlights Helps maintain gastrointestinal balance Increases secretory IgA for enhanced gut immunity Supports bowel regularity Supports digestion and micronutrient absorption Suggested Use 1 capsule per day or as recommended by your health care professional. INGREDIENT BENEFITS Saccharomyces boulardii As a probiotic yeast, S. boulardii actively promotes healthy gastrointestinal flora, strengthens intestinal barrier function, and enhances immune function. S. boullardii has been shown to ensure that foods and nutrients from the diet are properly absorbed, while blocking the entrance of potentially harmful substances. It has has been shown to promote healthy microbial balance by competing against harmful bacteria. Lactobacillus acidophilus (La-14) Lactobacillus acidophilus is a beneficial bacteria strain that is normally found in the intestinal tract and mouth and is commercially used in dairy products for the production of acidophilus-type yogurt. L. acidophilus ferments various carbohydrates to produce lactic acid, which increases the absorption and bioavailability of minerals, including calcium, copper, magnesium and manganese. Lactobacillus plantarum (Lp-115) Lactobacillus plantarum is beneficial bacteria commonly found in fermented foods including sauerkraut, pickles, brined olives and sourdough. L. plantarumhas been found to compete against strains of Clostridium difficile and Clostridium perfringens, due to the production of bacteriocins (lethal proteins) that inhibit bacterial growth. Bifidobacterium lactis (BI-04) Bifidobacterium lactis is predominantly found in the colon. A double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled trial on subjects receiving B. lactis or placebo for eight weeks found that B. lactis supported a balanced immune response in individuals hypersensitive to environmental allergens. Signs and Symptoms of Deficiencies Symptoms of deficiency may include: Upset stomach. Stomach disturbances like gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and heartburn can all be signs of an unhealthy gut. A high-sugar diet. Unintentional weight changes. Sleep disturbances or constant fatigue. Skin irritation. Autoimmune conditions. Food intolerances. Medication Nutrient Depletion Many medications can deplete your intestines of healthy bacteria. Consider taking Dr. Joe’s Optimal Probiotic if you are also taking one of the following medications: Antibiotics Laxatives Sulfonylureas This supplement is recommended strictly to address any nutrient deficiency cause by these drugs and not intended as an alternative to the drug therapy.