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With our unique blend of collagen, powerful probiotics and the renowned NZ gold kiwifruit prebiotic, Livaux®, Puraz Probiotic+ offers your gut the soothing comfort and support it deserves. Prepare to elevate your well-being to new heights and embrace a healthier, happier version of you!
Help restore balance to your microbiome and support digestive and immune health. This peach-flavoured probiotic collagen powder contains a high potency stabilised probiotic blend and award winning New Zealand gold kiwifruit prebiotic.
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|INGREDIENTS (Serving Size: 3.1grams)||MG PER SERVE|
|Collagen hydrolysate (Bovine)||2000|
|17 strain probiotic blend 29 billion L. plantarum, L. rhamnosus, L. casei, L. fermentum, L. reuteri, L. acidophilus, L. paracasei, L. delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus, L. gasseri, L. helveticus, L. salivarius, Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis, Streptococcus thermophilus, B. animalis subsp. lactis, B. longum,B. breve, B. bifidum|
|Bacillus coagulans SNZ 1969 1 billion (Lactobacillus sporogenes)|
|Ascorbic acid (vitamin C)||352|
|Inactive ingredients: Natural peach flavour, stevia.|
Contents: 93 grams
Directions: Add one level scoop (3.1 grams) per day to water or smoothies.
Cautions: People with known allergies to protein should not take this product without medical advice. This product should not be taken during pregnancy or lactation. Always read the label and use only as directed. Store below 25°C in a dry place.
The main ingredients are probiotics and a prebiotic. The probiotics are actual live organisms which colonise the large intestine helping to restore diversity to the ‘microbiome’ or bacteria which live there. When these bacteria are out of balance (a condition called ‘dysbiosis’) a variety of symptoms may arise such as bloating, gas, painful digestion, diarrhoea or constipation as well as just general lack of wellness and dysregulated immunity. Dysbiosis usually happens when something has disrupted the natural balance, allowing unhelpful bacteria to thrive and killing off the good guys. Things that could do this are antibiotics, surgery, medications, food poisoning or a restricted or overly-processed diet. The probiotic helps shove things back toward healthy diversity and the prebiotic helps keep it that way. A good probiotic can also help fight any pathogenic bacteria that may be resident in the gut. The prebiotic not only nourishes the probiotics while they are in the jar, but helps feed beneficial bacteria once consumed. The kiwifruit fibre also absorbs water and may relieve constipation and improve bowel movements through this action.
It depends on why you are taking it and on many individual factors. You may notice a decrease in bloating, gas, pain and improved bowel movements as well as just feeling more well with increased energy. Probiotics in general only work while you are taking them, so if the root cause of the dysbiosis is not addressed, the problem will recur when you stop taking the probiotic. The prebiotic may have a longer lasting effect as it nourishes existing good bacteria. To maintain a healthy biome over the long term, whether taking probiotics or not, it is suggested that daily nutrition contains a variety of whole plant foods, aim for 30 different plant foods every week.
Probiotic+ contains a mix of regular vegetative bacteria and the spore-former b. coagulans. For cost reasons most probiotics contain one or the other and in lower doses. We are not aware of another collagen probiotic that contains both types of probiotic and that delivers 30 billion live bacteria. B. coagulans is acid, bile and heat stable and exists in a spore state within the product, while the other bacteria are in a stabilised vegetative state. Probiotic+ contains Livaux which is a natural prebiotic made from NZ grown gold kiwifruit. We do not use cheap, imported polysaccharides (such as inulin) as prebiotics.
Livaux® is the prebiotic component of our gut supplement a natural ingredient derived entirely from non-GMO New Zealand gold kiwifruit. Livaux® restores F.prau (Faecalibacterium prausnitzii) which is an intestinal bacteria for microbiome balance.
Livaux® is a whole food prebiotic extracted from NZ gold kiwifruit. Prebiotics nourish the gut bacteria and support a healthy, well-functioning gastrointestinal system. Livaux® specifically stimulates production of beneficial Faecalibacterium prausnitzii (F. prau), a bacterial species which can be out of balance in the gut microflora. Studies on Livaux® and F. prau report that increasing levels of it correlate with general feelings of wellness. Livaux® recently won ‘Prebiotic ingredient of the year’ award (Nutraingredients USA Awards 2020).
The microbiome is the diverse community of microorganisms living in our bodies, especially in the digestive tract. It plays a vital role in supporting immune function, nutrient absorption, and overall health. Imbalances in the microbiome can lead to various health issues. Maintaining a healthy microbiome is achieved through a balanced diet, exercise, stress management, and the use of probiotics and prebiotics. Nurturing our microbiome promotes optimal well-being and a stronger body.
SPORE-FORMING BACILLUS COAGULANS
Bacillus coagulans is an exceptionally hardy spore-forming probiotic, which survives exposure to gastric acids and bile, then proliferates in the colon and nourishes beneficial gut bacteria, thereby promoting a healthy balance in the gut microbiome.
POWERFUL, 18 STRAIN PROBIOTIC
As well as the highly regarded Livaux® and Bacillus coagulans, Puraz Probiotic+ contains an alginate stabilised, high potency, broad spectrum probiotic blend:
- Lactobacillus plantarum
- Lactobacillus rhamnosus
- Lactobacillus casei
- Lactobacillus fermentum
- Lactobacillus reuteri
- Lactobacillus acidophilus
- Lactobacillus paracasei
- Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus
- Lactobacillus gasseri
- Lactobacillus helveticus
- Lactobacillus salivarius
- Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis
- Streptococcus thermophilus
- Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis
- Bifidobacterium longum
- Bifidobacterium breve
- Bifidobacterium bifidum
This blend contributes 29 billion CFU live bacteria per dose, with B. Coagulans adding another billion. Due to its exceptional durability, B.Coagulans works best at this lower dose. Puraz Probiotic + has a total count of 30 billion CFU per serving. This is exceptionally high for a powdered probiotic.
Collagen is included in Puraz Probiotic+ because it serves an important role in supporting the health and integrity of connective tissues throughout the digestive tract. As we age, our body’s natural collagen production decreases, which can impact the strength and elasticity of our gut lining. By incorporating hydrolysed collagen peptides into the formula, Puraz Probiotic+ provides essential amino acids that support the maintenance and repair of gut tissues. This helps to promote a healthy gut barrier function and supports overall digestive health. In addition to its benefits for the gut, collagen also plays a role in supporting immune function and tissue regeneration throughout the body. Including collagen in Puraz Probiotic+ ensures that you not only nourish your gut microbiome but also provide vital support to the tissues that line your digestive tract.
Yes, although as with anything you’re introducing while pregnant, it is best to check with your health provider.
Probiotics are foods (or supplements) that contain live bacteria in sufficient quantities to provide a health benefit. When you eat foods that contain probiotics they make their way down into your gut, where there is literally an ecosystem of bacteria working hard to help your body stay well. Prebiotics are fibres that feed the healthy gut bacteria and are important in maintaining a balanced gut. They lay the groundwork for the probiotics to flourish. If probiotics were the flowers in a garden, prebiotics would be the soil those flowers thrive in.