Gut Health

Probiotic Capsules or Gummies?

Choosing which probiotic is right for you

Taking probiotics may be the most important thing you can do for your health. Your gut bacteria influence every aspect of your health, from your digestion to immunity to mood to longevity.

Probiotic gut bacteria affect every cell, organ, and system in your body. And when you have a flourishing, diverse population of beneficial probiotic bacteria you’ll feel the positive impact on your wellness. Unfortunately, a lot of things can knock your gut bacteria off course.

So it’s important to replenish daily with a high-quality probiotic.

With so many options out there, it can be tricky to figure out which one to take. And after you figure that out, you have to remember to take it every day for maximum effectiveness.

That’s why Just Thrive offers two proven options—capsules and gummies—so it’s easy for you to stay consistent and keep your gut in healthy balance. To figure out which option is the best fit for you, keep reading.

Probiotics Can Change Your Life and Your Health

A balanced gut microbiome contains trillions of beneficial probiotic bacteria along with some harmful bacteria. And in a healthy gut, the probiotics keep the pathogens under tight control.

That’s what you want—beneficial probiotic bacteria in charge all the time. Because when the balance flips and pathogens rule the roost, a condition called dysbiosis, you won’t feel your best.

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But when your gut microbiome is in optimal shape with a diverse population of probiotic bacteria, it supports good health in so many ways including:

  • Reduces diarrhea, constipation, gas, and bloating[1]
  • Increases production of feel-good brain chemicals like dopamine and serotonin, promoting good moods[2]
  • Maintains healthy weight and BMI[3]
  • Helps balance blood sugar and cholesterol levels[4]
  • Improves cognition and focus[5]
  • Supports liver and kidney health[6,7]
  • Trains and directs the immune system to promote strong immune health[8]

There’s a lot riding on your gut health, so you want to make sure you’re doing everything you can to keep your gut microbiome in balance.

And there’s a very easy way to do that: Take probiotics every day in whatever form works best for you.

The Classic: Just Thrive Probiotic Capsules

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Probiotic capsules are the market standard, tried and true. They tend to be the most potent and most quickly absorbed by your body, getting a heaping dose of fresh probiotic bacteria to your gut microbiome fast.

If you’ve got a “pill routine” going in the morning, you can simply add in your Just Thrive Probiotic capsule. The capsules can also be easily opened and the contents added to anything from morning smoothies to PB&Js to mashed potatoes.

The classic capsules deliver full probiotic power in a clinically studied form. Just Thrive Probiotic capsules contain more probiotics than gummies, and fewer additional ingredients. If you’re looking for a no-frills, sugar-free option, capsules make a perfect choice.

New Kid on the Block: Just Thrive Probiotic Gummies

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Just Thrive Probiotic gummies offer a tasty, fun-to-take alternative to the classic capsules. They’re great for people who have a hard time swallowing pills… struggle with pill fatigue… and who are suffering with die-off symptoms.

Pill fatigue can strike at any time, even if you have a routine that’s worked for years. You can just get sick and tired of taking pills. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still have your daily probiotic. Just Thrive Probiotic Gummies will provide the same beneficial strains as the capsules in a yummy, fruity treat so you don’t have to deal with one more pill to swallow.

And if you’re new to probiotics or are coming off a bout of dysbiosis, taking probiotics can occasionally lead to die-off. That’s when the pathogens go down kicking and screaming, causing unpleasant symptoms as they’re being cleared out of your gut microbiome.

The good news is these symptoms mean your probiotic is working exactly the way it’s supposed to… but it can still be a little uncomfortable. Gummies offer a lower dose, so those beneficial bacteria can still do their job but in a way that gives you some relief from die-off. They are easy to divide making it easy for you to titrate up and down with ease. You could start with 1/4 gummy, then slowly work up to 1/2, and finally up to the full dose.

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Which Probiotic Is Best for You?

The answer is personal, based on your preferences and health status.

The most important factor when deciding: pick the one you’ll actually take consistently. If swallowing a capsule is an easy part of your daily routine, go with the classic. If you always forget to take pills as you run out the door, keep the gummies in your bag to take when you remember.

As long as you take it regularly, every day, whichever you choose is the best option for you.

Capsule or Gummy? Just Thrive’s Got You Covered

At Just Thrive, we take our probiotics very seriously. That means whatever form you choose, you’re getting the highest quality clinically-studied spore probiotics every time.

Every Just Thrive Probiotic & Antioxidant contains four scientifically proven spore probiotics:

  • Bacillus indicus HU36™, a proprietary strain of spore probiotics that transforms your gut into an antioxidant factory. Research shows that HU36 produces 15 powerfully protective antioxidants including astaxanthin, lycopene, lutein, and zeaxanthin[9] right in your gut where your body can most easily absorb them and put them to work against free radicals.
  • Bacillus subtilis HU58™, a robust strain so resilient that it was the only probiotic NASA found able to survive round-trip space travel to Mars. And once it’s in your gut, this protective strain produces more than a dozen defenses against pathogens to give a wide variety of probiotic bacteria the space to flourish.[10,11]
  • Bacillus coagulans, a gut guardian that helps dodge diarrhea, gas, and bloating and keep your gut comfortable. This special strain has also been linked with increased nutrient absorption and healthy blood sugar maintenance.[12]
  • Bacillus clausii, supports crucial antibody production, supports respiratory health, and promotes colonization by a wide variety of probiotic bacteria in the gut, even during a course of antibiotics.[13,14]

Just Thrive Probiotic & Antioxidant is available in two convenient forms: classic capsules and fruity gummies. Both forms contain the same four proven strains, just in different doses. The 175 mg capsule contains 3 million cells, while the 87.5 mg gummy contains 2 million CFU.

You’ll enjoy the same effectiveness no matter which form you choose—it’s up to you!

>> So take your pick and start your Just Thrive Probiotic journey today.

Still on the fence between Just Thrive Probiotic & Antioxidant capsules and gummies?

Don’t worry! Regardless of what you choose, you’ll be covered by our “Bottom Of The Bottle,” 100% money back guarantee.

So give Just Thrive a try, and if for any reason you’re not completely satisfied, whether it’s 2 days or 2 months later… let us know. Even if the bottle is empty.

You’ll get your money back at any time, no matter what, no questions asked!

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