Gut Health

“I Started the Probiotic and Now I Feel WORSE”

You started taking a new probiotic to help relieve your G.I. symptoms.

But now you’re struggling with even more bloating… gas… constipation... discomfort.

What’s going on? Why did things suddenly get worse?

Don't worry! There’s a crucially important reason why this is happening…

And, as surprising as it sounds, it’s a reason worth celebrating!

Your Symptoms Are Caused by Die Off

When you start taking a probiotic supplement, it gets to work balancing your gut microbiome—the trillions of bacteria in your gut. Both beneficial (probiotic) bacteria and harmful (pathogenic) bacteria exist in your gut microbiome.

Probiotics start their health-driving benefits by killing pathogens so the good guys can claim more space and nutrients for themselves. When those pathogens die off, they release toxins.

Dead pathogens, of course, are exactly what you need in order to establish a healthy gut microbiome. But as the pathogens are neutralized, your body will then have to clear out the dead bacteria and toxic residue they leave behind.

This clearing out process can cause a sudden, temporary increase in unpleasant symptoms, such as:

  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Nausea
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Rashes

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These die off byproducts are a GREAT sign that your probiotics are working hard to promote the health of your gut. But of course, it doesn't make the symptoms any more fun to deal with. Especially when you started taking probiotics to get rid of frustrating symptoms in the first place!

Luckily, there are three specific things you can do to reduce—or even eliminate—die off discomfort while continuing on your path toward better gut health.


Change Your Probiotics Dosing Schedule

Don’t stop taking your probiotic cold turkey! Die off is a sign that your probiotic is working exactly the way it’s supposed to.

But if your probiotic’s effectiveness is causing some temporary die-off symptoms, you’ll want to adjust your dosing. This will allow the gut balancing work to continue more comfortably for you.

The key here: Go low and slow, and follow these steps for a smoother transition to a healthy gut microbiome.

  • Cut back to a half-capsule of your probiotic, and make sure to take it with food.
  • Slowly increase the dose until you’re back up to taking a full capsule daily with food.
  • If you start experiencing die-off symptoms again, go back to a lower dose for two days, then slowly increase the dose.
  • Once you can comfortably take a full dose every day, keep going to maintain your healthy gut microbiome.

Listen to your body during this process. It’s better to slow things down than power through die off (and a much smarter option than completely stopping your probiotics.) After all, it’s been proven time and time again that taking probiotics is the best way to balance your gut microbiome and keep it healthy.[1]

Immunoglobulins Relieve Die Off

With a gut microbiome full of dead pathogens and their toxic byproducts, it’s no wonder you’re experiencing die off. It can be tough for your body to handle the sudden increase in “bacteria trash.”

That’s where immunoglobulins come in.

Immunoglobulins, also known as antibodies, play many critical roles in your body, especially as it relates to your immune system. And, when it comes to mopping up the toxic trash left behind by dead pathogens, their effectiveness is second to none.

Immunoglobulins—specifically your most plentiful player known as Immunoglobulin G (IgG for short)[2] bind to the dead bacteria and the toxins inside your G.I. system. They then neutralize the toxic effects and make it quick and easy for your body to empty the trash.

However, during a die-off surge, your body’s own IgG team may not be able to keep up with the extra demands.

That’s where supplementing with a daily dose of dairy-free antibodies can really help. Taking an IgG supplement increases the size of your internal clean up crew, and lets your body get rid of more dead pathogens and toxins faster.[3] This helps to dramatically reduce any die off issues.

Plus, when that “bacteria trash” gets cleared away, your probiotics have quicker paths to other pathogens that may be hiding out. The faster you’re free of pathogens, the sooner your gut microbiome will be in healthy balance… and the better you’ll feel every day.

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Support Healthy Gut Balance with Special Prebiotics

Naturally, you want your probiotic bacteria to grow and flourish… and keep pathogens from getting the upper hand. Once you can comfortably take a full dose of probiotics every day, you can begin adding another level of support to the beneficial bacteria in your gut.

To truly support a healthy gut microbiome, you need to nourish probiotic bacteria with special targeted prebiotics.[4] Probiotics prefer specific forms of prebiotic fiber including:

  • Galactooligosaccharides (GOS)
  • Fructooligosaccharides (FOS)
  • Xylooligosaccharides (XOS)

Interestingly (and wonderfully) pathogens avoid these “health foods,” instead preferring to munch on things like sugar and unhealthy fats. So supplementing with precision prebiotics gives probiotic bacteria their best chance to flourish.[5] And when beneficial probiotic bacteria control the gut microbiome, you feel healthier, happier, and more comfortable every day.

Keep Your Gut Healthy and Comfortable with Just Thrive

To get the most from your healthy gut regimen, it has to be effective (so it works) and comfortable (so you’ll stick with it!). And that’s exactly what Just Thrive offers.

Just Thrive Probiotic contains a daily dose of four clinically-proven spore probiotics that help keep your gut microbiome in healthy balance.

Just Thrive Prebiotic selectively nourishes beneficial bacteria with their favorite fibers—galactooligosaccharides (GOS), fructooligosaccharides (FOS), and xylooligosaccharides (XOS)—so they can grow and flourish.

Just Thrive Ultimate IgG delivers extra immunoglobulin support—the most highly-concentrated IgG formula on the market—for your body’s natural clean up crew and easy detoxification.

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  3. Ulfman LH, Leusen JHW, Savelkoul HFJ, Warner JO, van Neerven RJJ. Effects of Bovine Immunoglobulins on Immune Function, Allergy, and Infection. Front Nutr. 2018;5:52. Published 2018 Jun 22. doi:10.3389/fnut.2018.00052
  4. Zhou K. Strategies to promote abundance of Akkermansia muciniphila, an emerging probiotics in the gut, evidence from dietary intervention studies. J Funct Foods. 2017;33:194-201. doi:10.1016/j.jff.2017.03.045
  5. Gibson GR, Roberfroid MB. Dietary modulation of the human colonic microbiota: introducing the concept of prebiotics. J Nutr. 1995;125(6):1401-1412. doi:10.1093/jn/125.6.1401