Gut Health

Just Thrive Answers Your "7 Most Commonly Asked Questions"

Hello from our Customer Care team!

We’ve had the awesome opportunity to speak with so many Just Thrive customers over the years, and we want to say THANK YOU for trusting us with your questions! 

Taking care of your health can be confusing. There is so much to learn, so many different approaches, and so many things to figure out.

    To help you out, we’ve put together a list of the 5 Most Commonly Asked Questions we get. It's our hope that this brings you clarity and confidence in moving forward...

    7 Most Commonly Asked Questions

    #1: What is die-off?

    Some people do experience what’s known as “die-off” when starting a powerful gut health product like Just Thrive Probiotic. Here’s the first thing you need to know:

    Although occasionally unpleasant, die-off is a GREAT SIGN that your Just Thrive Probiotic is working to starve out the bad bacteria in your gut, while feeding the good bacteria. So keep going - You’re giving your gut exactly what it needs to be balanced and healthy.  

    Die-off can look like temporary gastric upset, bloating, headaches, skin issues, diarrhea, irritability, etc. If you want, you may absolutely reduce your dosage to half a capsule a day, or even skip doses until these short-term effects wear off.

    In our years of advising customers on how to handle die-off, we’ve found that the overwhelming majority of people who reduced their dosage did great and were grateful they didn’t stop taking it. 

    Note: Die-off occurs because your body is working overtime to clean up the pathogens that have been neutralized, 

    To support the size and strength of your toxin cleanup crew, you can supplement with a daily helping of dairy-free immunoglobulin G (IgG). Taking IgG helps your body flush out the bad guys and has been shown to dramatically help with die-off issues.

    For more info on die off as well as tips for how to minimize it, check out our recent article here.

    #2: Why does your Probiotic contain spore strains?

    When it comes to your probiotic product, survivability makes all the difference!  

    Third party Gastric Survivability testing of more than 25 top conventional brands, all exclusively containing conventional lacto/bifido-based strains showed more than 99% of the bacteria in those products to be killed by stomach acidity.

    Just Thrive Probiotic is formulated with 4 of the most heavily researched, clinically proven spore strains. These bacteria have evolved to have
    the ability to wrap themselves in a protective shell when the environment becomes unfavorable, like when passing through stomach acidity.

    This protective shell allows the spore strains to completely bypass the gastric system unharmed, and arrive 100% alive in the intestines and ready to go to work. 

    #3: Should I take a probiotic with food or without?

    Most probiotics advise to take them on an empty stomach, since your naturally harsh stomach acid will destroy them because the food you eat agitates it (to allow for digestion).

    BUT, because Just Thrive Probiotic strains are protected by a spore shell, they survive stomach acid and utilize the food you eat as fuel. You certainly can take  Just Thrive Probiotic on an empty stomach, but we recommend taking your daily dose with food to get the most out of it.

    #4: Do I need to refrigerate my probiotic?

    While at the grocery store, have you ever passed by that special area in the health food aisle? You know – The one with all the refrigerated probiotics?

    Well here’s a question for you... If probiotics can’t survive at room temperature… How are they supposed to survive your 98.6 degree body heat — let alone all the acids in your stomach?

    Turns out they can’t.

    You see, refrigeration is actually a sign of weakness. Probiotics are living, beneficial bacteria. To do their job of keeping your digestion smooth and your immune system healthy, they need to be alive when they get to your gut. 

    #5: What's the difference between a Probiotic and Prebiotic - do I need to take them both?

    The PRObiotic introduces gut-cleaning bacteria to your permanent microbial residents. Arriving 100% alive, the Just Thrive spore-based bacteria spend the next 3 weeks slowly traveling the intestinal tube from top to bottom, crowding out pathogens and supporting the optimal health and strength of your beneficial bacteria along the way. 

    Precision PREbiotic is a strategically formulated superfood for your permanent gut residents. It contains 3 keystone PREbiotic strains that are your good gut microbes’ favorite food, and fuel and support its optimal growth. In fact, adding the PREbiotic to the PRObiotic can more than DOUBLE your population of good gut bacteria created by the Probiotic.

    Even better - The PREbiotic is intelligently designed, meaning that it only feeds your probiotic bacteria and steers clear of the pathogens. After all, when encouraging your best gut health, the last thing you want to do is feed the bad guys!

    #6: Are Just Thrive products safe for babies/children?

    Microbiome health is critical for kids as those who start with good gut health have a greater tendency to maintain it over their lives. To support their digestion and immune systems, kids can take the Probiotic daily.

    The clinically-proven strains in Just Thrive Probiotic are perfectly safe for children of all ages. However - Please note that the minimum age as listed on the label is 8. This is to guard against potential choking hazards. For children under 8, the contents can be opened and mixed easily with any food or drink. There is no odor/taste and the spore bacteria is incredibly shelf and heat stable - you can even cook or bake with them!

    For kids 8+: Take 1 capsule every other day for the first 1-3 weeks, working up to 1 capsule a day.

    Kids under 8: Open the capsule, and mix with food or drink. (For children under 3, please consult your healthcare practitioner).

    For pregnancy/breastfeeding:  An essential part of a healthy pregnancy is keeping your microbiome balanced. 

    Just Thrive Probiotic is especially important to take while pregnant and breastfeeding, as mothers pass their immunity and microbiome to their children. The spores have the ability to modulate the microbiome to help optimize the environment while supporting mom's strongest immune system. Just Thrive Probiotic can also drive optimal blood sugar levels, support your baby’s brain development, and even dictates your child’s healthy bacteria

    #7: What’s the difference between natural and synthetic vitamin K2?

    The difference comes down to two important factors: stability and potency. 

    Supplemental vitamin K2, whether natural or synthetic, can rapidly deteriorate (up to 80% within 2 months after manufacturing in some test results). And yes, this unfortunately means that for most products, you can’t rely on the expiration date on the bottle. 

    Just Thrive’s pharmaceutical-grade formula uses only the unique, trademarked form of vitamin K2 known as MenaquinGold. The 100% natural, MK-7 vitamin K2 is derived from natto (Japanese fermented bean paste), and provides long-lasting stability, superior absorbability, and GUARANTEED POTENCY!

    Additionally, Just Thrive Vitamin K2-7 delivers the optimal dose of 320 mcg of vitamin K2 per day. Plus, unlike other supplements, Just Thrive Vitamin K2-7 includes crucial co-factors:

    • Vitamin K1
    • Magnesium
    • Zinc 

    These three nutrients help vitamin K2 master its most important job – directing calcium to where your bones, brain and heart need it most.

    K2-7 is essential if you supplement with calcium or vitamin D, as it ensures your most important nutrients are being utilized properly, and staying away from the places that can cause you harm.

    Remember: We're Here For You

    Unlike other companies, we are here for you - Literally! Our US-based service team is happy to chat and help answer any questions you may have. Feel free to call us at (800-455-8939) or send us an email (! 

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    On the call, you can get all your questions answered and learn:

    • The best products for your health goals
    • The correct order and the ideal time of day for your supplements
    • And what to expect during your first few days

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