If you’re new to the probiotic scene, here’s what you need to know: Your body contains billions of natural bacteria, and the majority of them hang out in your digestive tract. Most of the time they all live in harmony, but if bad bacteria begins to thrive, that’s where probiotics—good bacteria—may be able to help. Culturelle is the only brand using 100 percent Lactobacillus GG, a unique probiotic strain that’s naturally sourced, and one of the most clinically studied probiotics out there. In fact, Lactobacillus GG is backed by 30 years of research and more than 1,000 studies. Doctors Sherwood L. Gorbach and Barry R. Goldin discovered the strain was a probiotic powerhouse back in the 1980s thanks to its ability to survive exposure to stomach acid and put up a stronger barrier non-beneficial bacteria. Today, for those very reasons, the GG strain goes into every Culturelle product.
The History of Culturelle
The Culturelle brand is part of i-Health, a consumer packaged goods company dedicated to finding new ways to enhance the health and wellness of people all over the world, especially with respect to microbiome health, women’s health, and healthy aging. The parent company of i-Health is DSM, a global, science-based business focusing on nutrition, health, and sustainable living. DSM has 23,000 employees worldwide working across a range of categories including personal care, medical devices, human nutrition, and animal nutrition.
Culturelle Company Mission
Culturelle cares about the gut health, ongoing digestive support, and everyday wellness for every member of the family. Its four product categories (baby, kids, pro-well, and digestive health) offer probiotics for people at all life stages, and every item features the naturally sourced probiotic strain Lactobacillus GG.
Benefits of Culturelle
Probiotics can be a big help to your digestive system and may:
- Restore bacterial balance in the digestive tract
- Reduce occasional symptoms like constipation, gas, and bloating
- Support the immune system
- Help your digestive system function better over the long-term
Top Culturelle Products
For a boost of probiotics, here’s one option for adults and one for the kids.
Count on Culturelle to help restore the natural balance of good bacteria in your digestive tract. These dairy- and gluten-free capsules (30 in total) are formulated to help keep things moving with the naturally sourced probiotic strain Lactobacillus GG.
Happy tummies, happy kids, right? The key ingredient in these packets—Lactobacillus GG—may help reduce stomach issues like digestive upset or diarrhea by improving the balance of good bacteria in the gut. Even better, the flavorless powder is easy to stir into food or drinks.
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