doTERRA PB Assist+
PB Assist+ is a proprietary formula of pre-biotic fiber and six strains of probiotic microorganisms in a unique double layer vegetable capsule. It delivers 6 billion CFUs of active probiotic cultures and soluble pre-biotic FOS (fructooligosaccharides) that encourage friendly bacterial growth. The time-release, double-capsule delivery system is designed to help protect the sensitive probiotic cultures from stomach acid. PB Assist+ offers a unique, safe, and effective way to deliver the well-recognized digestive and immune system support benefits of probiotics.
doTERRA PB Assist+
Looking to help your gut health? The doTERRA PB Assist+ product is the product for YOU!
About the doTERRA PB Assist+
Your gastrointestinal (GI) tract is approximately 25 feet long and is responsible for digesting and absorbing the nutrients in the foods you eat, while also helping eliminate waste products from your body. Beyond these important functions, your GI tract, particularly the intestines, also performs very important immune functions in the body. A healthy intestinal tract is critical for optimal digestive function and immune system support.
Acquired Immunities of the GI Tract
Before birth, a healthy baby’s GI tract is free of bacteria and other microorganisms. During the natural birthing process, a baby is exposed to colonies of microflora from his or her mother. As healthy colonies of friendly microflora grow in a new-born baby’s intestinal tract, the baby’s immune system is “trained” or “programmed” to differentiate between unfriendly and friendly microorganisms and respond appropriately. The body’s ability to respond in a measured way to “bad” bacteria and not to respond to “good” bacteria is an important part of overall immune health. By the second year of life, a child’s intestinal microflora is very similar to adults.
Digestion of Food Nutrients
Intestinal microflora also plays a critical role in the breakdown and absorption of food nutrients, particularly carbohydrates. Some strains of intestinal flora produce enzymes the human body cannot produce but are necessary for breaking down certain carbohydrates into short-chain fatty acids, or SCFAs, for digestion. SCFAs are a major source of food energy and metabolism for bacteria and also support the cardiovascular system.
There are many ways intestinal microflora can be compromised or even killed. Stress, physical exertion, toxins in our diet, exposure to unfriendly
microorganisms, and other factors can pose significant challenges to the colonization and function of friendly microorganism in the gut. Healthy intestinal microflora is also challenged in people whose diets consist of high levels of animal fats and proteins and are low in fiber. To help maintain a healthy microflora balance, supplemental strains of friendly microorganisms, or probiotics, can be used as part of a regular dietary supplement program.
PB Assist®+ Probiotic Defense Formula
dōTERRA PB Assist+ is a proprietary blend of six active strains of friendly probiotic microorganisms that support healthy colonies of friendly microflora in the gut.* PB Assist+ includes active strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus salivarious, and Lactobacillus casei to promote healthy colonization and function of microflora higher in the intestinal tract, and Bifidobacterium lactis, Bifidobacterium bifidum, and Bifidobacterium longum for healthy digestive and immune function of the lower intestine.* Each of these proprietary strains has been demonstrated to have superior propensity for intestinal adhesion and colonization.
Unique Double-Layer Pre- and Probiotic Delivery System
PB Assist+ employs a unique double-layer capsule delivery system that provides a short-chain FOS pre-biotic fiber in the outer capsule and a time release inner capsule providing active probiotic cultures.
BENEFITS of the doTERRA PB Assist+
- Promotes a positive balance and proliferation of beneficial bacteria.
- Maintains healthy intestinal microflora balance.
- Supports healthy functioning of the digestive and immune systems.
- Supports the health of the GI tract, particularly the intestines and colon.
- Helps support optimal metabolism and absorption of food.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
- Take one double-layer capsule three times daily with food for 10 days each month to promote colonization of friendly digestive flora. Can be used more frequently and for extended periods of time when digestive flora has been compromised by digestive stressors. PB Assist®+ also may be used when traveling to boost digestive immunities, or once a day as an ongoing maintenance program for people with occasional digestive discomfort.
CAUTIONS with the doTERRA PB Assist+
Some people may experience an initial change to digestive schedule and function when they begin using pre-biotic FOS and probiotics. For most
people, these symptoms are mild and should disappear after a few days. Pregnant or nursing women and people with known medical conditions should consult a physician before using. Do not use if bottle is opened or capsules are broken. Note: Although the PB Assist+ double-layer encapsulation technology makes it unnecessary to refrigerate, it is suggested that unopened bottles of PB Assist+ be stored in a cool, dry place and opened bottles be refrigerated when possible.
doTERRA PB Assist+ FAQ
Q: Why do I need six strains and 6 billion CFUs of probiotics?
A: Having six unique strains helps promote healthy colonization and function of microflora. They support healthy digestive and immune functions throughout the intestines. Each of these unique strains has been demonstrated to have superior propensity for intestinal adhesion and colonization. Six billion CFUs provide a beneficial amount of good bacteria in each capsule.
Q: What is the difference between probiotics and prebiotics?
A: Prebiotics are indigestible fibers that are found in fruits and vegetables and have the ability to selectively promote the growth of friendly bacteria while discouraging the growth of less friendly intestinal microbes. Probiotics are microorganisms that support healthy colonies of friendly microflora in the gut.
Q: Why do probiotics and prebiotics need to be separated by an inner and outer capsule?
A: This unique delivery system is designed to help ensure the live active cultures will be released in the small intestine. The outer capsule must be dissolved, the FOS prebiotic fiber suspended in a thick viscous fluid must be dissolved away in the digestive fluid, and then the inner capsule must dissolve.
Q: Does the green inner capsule have any synthetic colorants?
A: The green color in the PB Assist+ inner capsule comes from chlorophyll, the all-natural green pigment found in all plants.
Q: Should I take PB Assist+ at the same time that I take GX Assist®?
A: We recommend using GX Assist for ten days (three capsules per day with meals) followed by PB Assist+ for ten days (three capsules), then PB Assist+ (one capsule per day) after that.
Q: Do I need to keep PB Assist+ refrigerated?
A: Although it is best to keep PB Assist+ out of the heat, it is not necessary to refrigerate. PB Assist+ is tested for shelf life and stability and will retain its activity level when stored under normal conditions. Dry probiotic cultures such as the ones used in our PB Assist+ capsules are not activated until they are released in the gut and exposed to moisture.
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