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Heights Smart Probiotic

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Price: £40 per month*

Date reviewed: 07/2023

Claims

Supports digestion, promoting regularity and stool hydration

Helps to reduce occasional GI discomfort, such as bloating, gas, and constipation

Supports microbiota balance while taking antibiotics

Promotes a feeling of calm, supports normal cognition, including focus and mental clarity

Encourages peaceful, restorative sleep

Promotes gut immune function

Supports healthy nutrient absorption

What's in it?

Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (4 billion), Lactobacillus rhamnosus Rossell-11 (15 billion), Lactobacillus paracasei L26 (23 billion), Lactobacillus helveticus Rossell-52 (11 billion), Bifidobacterium bifidum Rossell-71 (10 billion) , Bifidobacterium longum (Rossell-175 (1 billion) and Saccharomyces boulardii (250mg). Other ingredients: zinc oxide (2.5 mg),  coating agent (potato starch, hydroxylpropylmethylcellulose), diluent (acacia fiber), antioxidant (ascorbic acid(vitamin C))

*price per month based on subscription

What does the research say?

Individual strains in Your Heights Smart Probiotic have been studied in various clinical trials to potentially help with digestive, immune and psychological health, but this product and it’s specific combination of bacteria and yeast has not been studied clinically.

The company claim that over 380 studies support their selection of these strains and reference these on their website. However, we could not find references for these studies on their website. Studies performed in lab- or animal-based models may not be applicable to human outcomes.

Some of the probiotic strains included in this product are at lower doses when compared to clinical trials showing benefits. For example, L. rhamnosus GG has been shown to have potential benefits on cognitive performance and diarrhoe t a dose of 10 billion cfu. However, the dose in this product is around 4 billion cfu.

An independent, unpublished study with SHIME® (Simulator of Human Intestinal Microbial Ecosystem) found that 33 billion cfus of bacteria and yeast in this product reach the colon alive. The company claim this makes it 50 times more effective, but that can only be supported by head to head clinical trials. The SHIME® is a in vitro (lab-based) model and human, clinical trials are needed.

 

The Verdict

This product and the combination of probiotics in it have not been tested in a clinical trial. This product needs to be tested in a clinical trial before claims can be supported.

Reviews are for informational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice

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