A happy gut is a happy life. Raise your hand if a sour stomach has ruined a good time. For many of us, the feelings of constipation, diarrhea, or other GI problems don’t just physically cause us pain. It can also put a damper on our productivity, intimacy levels, and social life. That’s why Thryve Inside formulated Happy Gut Probiotics. We get to the gut of the issues with a targeted supplement filled with beneficial stomach bacteria that promote a happy gut.
Why Thryve Happy Gut Probiotics?
The genesis of Happy Gut Probiotics came from a clinical study that looked at strains of bacteria found in the fermented milk beverage, kefir.
This controlled study was a five-week clinical trial with three weeks of either placebo or probiotic intervention . 54 healthy volunteers participated in this study, with half getting a placebo of granulated cornstarch.
Other participants were administered probiotics supplements containing:
• Bifidobacterium longum
• Lactobacillus acidophilus,
• Lactobacillus fermentum
• Lactobacillus helveticus
• Lactobacillus paracasei
• Lactobacillus rhamnosus
• Streptococcus thermophilus
The volunteers were asked to live their lives as they usually would. After five weeks, these volunteers provided a fecal sample for microbiome testing.
We will admit off the bat that the test denotes there wasn’t much of a change in the intestinal flora of the subjects. However, there was a remarkable difference in how the participants felt. There was also physical evidence in the quality of their stool samples.
This analysis is where we got the inspiration for Thryve Happy Gut Probiotics. We wanted to formulate a supplement that addressed GI issues, while improving the biodiversity of your intestinal flora. Here’s what we found.
How Do Happy Gut Probiotics Make You Feel?
The participants in this study were asked a series of questions that would determine how the subject perceived their digestive health. The subjects compared their current digestive issues to how they felt before the probiotic intervention.
• Fecal Consistency
• Diarrhea Frequency
• Choking and Difficulty in Swallowing
• Feeling of Nausea and Vomiting
Here are some of the results that test subjects reported when they compared their digestive experience before and after the three weeks of probiotics.
Fecal samples were compared to illustrations depicted on the Bristol scale . This resource analyzes the stages of digestive health through the physical state of our stool.
A Stage 1 stool sample is like small nut-shaped pellets. These are painful and associated with samples provided by people who experience frequent constipation. Those who submitted Stage 1 stool samples saw a noticeable improvement in size and frequency over three weeks.
One of the worst symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the incessant need to use the bathroom. Researchers in this study noted that elderly test subjects saw a vast improvement in their bathroom trips, noting a decrease in frequency. 
Across the board, those who received the probiotics noted they felt abdominal pain relief. The researchers pointed to a previous study that looked at the probiotics in yogurt that help stomach pain .
Research suggests that bacteria strains found in yogurt alleviate uncomfortable GI problems, such as:
• Trouble with Food Intake
• Build Up of Ascetic Fluids
• Abdominal Distension
One of the primary bacteria strains in yogurt is Bifidobacterium. That’s why we opted to put this beneficial intestinal flora into our Happy Gut Probiotics.
Which Bacteria Strains are in Thryve Happy Gut Probiotics?
We took into account which stomach bacteria were used in this study when formulating Thryve Happy Gut Probiotics. However, we wanted to find a way to take these findings and improve upon them. After all, the study denoted that the strains on their own didn’t help with the colonization of beneficial intestinal flora. That’s why we created Thryve Happy Gut Probiotics.
The study that inspired Thryve Happy Gut Probiotics had an abundance of Lactobacillus stomach bacteria. Lactobacilli convert lactose into lactic acid. This breakdown lowers the pH level of the stomach acid.
Fights IBS and SIBO
When you have high pH levels in your stomach acid, it’s difficult to absorb nutrients.
That’s because many of them burn off before the small intestine can do its job. So, you need Lactobacilli to help even out the playing field, so your probiotics can colonize.
We chose Lactobacillus rhamanosus because it can alleviate pain associated with IBS and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). One analysis looked at probiotics and the severity of abdominal pain experienced by children with IBS .
Over a 12 week period, 65% of the children who took Lactobacillus supplements experienced less symptoms of this gastrointestinal disorder.
Boosts Immune System
One hypothesis as to why so many felt relief was based on how Lactobacilli strains interact with the immune system. It was noted that many people who have IBS also have elevated levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines, IL-10 compared to IL-12. As a result, symptoms of IBS persisted. After eight weeks of probiotic intervention, these ratios evened out in test subjects.
We noted how Bifidobacterium might help with abdominal pain. However, this probiotic strain for weight loss may help you shed some excess pounds too.
Influences Cholesterol and BMI
One study looked at how this intestinal flora interacts with the fatty proteins.
The analysis found,
“Daily ingestion of 80 mL fermented milk with 2.72 × 10(10) colony-forming units of B. lactis HN019 showed significant reduction in body mass index (P = 0.017), total cholesterol (P = 0.009), and low-density lipoprotein (P = 0.008) compared with baseline and control group values. Furthermore, a significant decrease in tumor necrosis factor-α (P = 0.033) and interleukin-6 (P = 0.044) proinflammatory cytokines was observed .”– Nutrition
What’s interesting is not only did this stomach bacteria improve cholesterol, fat storage, and BMI, but it fought off inflammatory biomarkers. Therefore, including Bifidobacterium in Thryve Happy Gut Probiotics helps you manage weight while improving symptoms of gastrointestinal distress.
Lactobacillus paracasei Th2
People who suffer from Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) deal with chronic inflammation and pain. While the first two stomach bacteria help with inflammation, Lactobacillus paracasei Th2 is the ultimate intestinal flora to bring balance to the immune system.
Boosts Immune System
One study looked at how Lactobacillus paracasei Th2 affects mice induced with ulcerative colitis . Not only did these mice see their weight drop by 50% after one month, but their symptoms of IBD improved.
The analysis stated that there was a vast improvement in IL1β, IL-6, and IL12 levels in fecal mucus. They also observed peptides that comprise the mice’s tight junctions also improved.
Our tight junctions are the threads that hold our intestines together. Like all threads that keep clothing as one, our tight junctions have small little holes. These allow for ventilation and nutrient absorption. However, damaged tight junctions can also cause Leaky Gut Syndrome.
Therefore, using Thryve Happy Gut Probiotics with Lactobacillus paracasei Th2 can boost your immune system, improve symptoms of IBD, and help prevent Leaky Gut Syndrome.
Vitamins and Minerals
Lastly, our probiotics contain vitamins and minerals that will help the biodiversity of your intestinal flora. While these bacteria strains can aid you in combating digestive issues, they need some extra help to colonize.
As we discussed, you may have elevated pH levels that make it more challenging for probiotic bacteria to survive. That’s why we give them a little extra boost with our proprietary blend of vitamins and minerals.
Thryve Happy Gut Probiotics contain Vitamin D, a nutrient that many are deficient in. The Sunshine Vitamin is a catalyst for many biological functions. Low levels of this mineral may cause symptoms of IBS to persist.
Furthermore, our supplements have Vitamin C. This antioxidant helps set our immune system at ease. Since Vitamin C in Thryve Happy Gut Probiotics provides backup for the immune system, your immune cells are less apt to promote inflammation. Therefore, your gut biome (and probiotics in the Thryve Happy Gut supplement) feel relief.
Lastly, our supplement contains inulin. This dietary fiber is a great source of prebiotics. Prebiotics serve as food for beneficial intestinal flora. With this all-natural energy source included in your Thryve Happy Gut Probiotics, the live strains inside the capsule will inevitably be stronger.
With our vegetarian-friendly casing, these live cultures get escorted through stomach acids and into the small intestine. They already have a fighting chance of survival, much in thanks to the nutrients in the formula. Now, as they colonize, your gut biome will be equipped with the stomach bacteria it needs for a happy gut!
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