My Favorite Probiotic To Heal Leaky Gut & Boost Metabolism
Just Thrive Probiotic has countless evidence-based health benefits.
Read on to discover WHY it’s my #1 probiotic recommendation for friends and clients and get a discount code to buy it for yourself!
Remember when all bacteria were considered bad & antibiotics reigned supreme? Thank goodness those days are over. The truth is, we NEED good bacteria. When we kill off ALL bacteria (with antibiotics, antibacterial soap, and hand sanitizer 50 times a day!), we are leaving ourselves more susceptible to overgrowth of pathogenic (bad) bacteria and yeast like Candida. This leaves our immune system run down and vulnerable. Adding probiotics, especially after a course of antibiotics, is a great way to improve the health of the community of bugs in your gut (AKA the gut microbiome).
In case you haven’t heard - your body is mostly bacteria! Like 90% of you! This makes sense when we consider how God made man:
Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. Genesis 2:7
We are made from the dust of the Earth. From dirt. And what lives in dirt? Bacteria. Our bodies are mostly bacteria because that’s how God made us. Essentially we are a bag of bugs!
To achieve our best health, we want to have more good bugs than bad bugs in our bodies. A great way to support healthy bacteria is by supplementing with a probiotic (pro = good, biotic = life).
Let me share a way to inject “good life” into your body: Just Thrive Probiotic & Antioxidant. (Use code CHELSEA10 for 10% off your order). I’ve been using the professional version of this probiotic, Megaspore, with my family and clients for years. The creators of Megaspore have released Just Thrive as a new direct-to-consumer probiotic- which means you can order it directly and get the same therapeutic quality and amazing benefits. Here’s why Just Thrive is a great probiotic:
Four Reasons Why Just Thrive Is The Best!
#1. NO JUNKY INGREDIENTS LIKE GLUTEN OR SOY!
Just Thrive contains no sugar, no GMOs, no artificial flavors, artificial colors, soy, dairy, binders, or gluten. You’d think this would be a given for most probiotics, right? Well, that’s not the case! You don’t want to consume something inflammatory when you’re trying to fix an inflammatory problem. Just Thrive has ensured the therapeutic potential of their product with this simple commitment.
#2. SURVIVES TEMPERATURES UP TO 450 (!) DEGREES
You may have thought that refrigerated probiotics were higher quality, especially since many of them have a higher price tag. Actually, probiotics requiring refrigeration is a sign they aren’t stable at room temperature. If they can’t survive room temperature, how are they supposed to survive our 98.6 degree body? After all, you want your probiotics to remain “live” until they reach the gut where they can do their work. Probiotics won’t help you if they’ve degraded before you even take them!
Just Thrive is a spore-based probiotic (Bacillus species), which means it is a much “tougher” strain than conventional Lactobacillus or Bifidobacterium based probiotics. It actually survives temperatures up to 450 degrees! You can mix it into hot drinks or foods to make it easier for kids to take. Such a great thing when many kids can’t (or don’t want to) swallow capsules.
#3. PRODUCES ANTIOXIDANTS IN THE GUT TO COMBAT INFLAMMATION
One of the strains of bacteria in Just Thrive (Bacillus Indicus HU36- patented!) actually produces antioxidants (including CoQ10, alpha and beta carotene, lycopene, lutein, astaxanthin, & zeaxanthin) when the digestive system is processing it. Studies have shown that pre-formed antioxidant supplements do not survive stomach acid- leading to a very low absorption/effectiveness rate.
Since Just Thrive produces antioxidants right where your body will absorb them, they are much more effective (source).
#4. HEALS LEAKY GUT (YES, REALLY!)
I’ll give you a quick primer on leaky gut (for a more in-depth explanation, check out this post on their website!) When we eat foods we are sensitive to, exercise too little or too much, are stressed, and take medications like antibiotics and NSAIDs, this weakens the barrier between our small intestine and blood stream. This means that large undigested food particles pass through this “leaky” barrier and wreak havoc on the immune system. That’s why it’s called “leaky gut”.
According to a study conducted on Just Thrive, it reduced leaky gut by over 60% in just 30 days (source). Reducing leaky gut inflammation doesn’t just improve digestive health. It also has a positive cascade effect on your whole body. This can reduce sugar and carb cravings, improve skin health, and boost your metabolism overall. The gut-brain axis is also impacted- brain benefits include improved cognition, reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety, and an overall sense of wellbeing.
If you’d like to purchase Just Thrive, I would really appreciate you using THIS LINK & entering the discount code CHELSEA10 at checkout (10% discount). This gets us both a better deal!
I hope this post helped you even if you choose not to purchase Just Thrive. I’m going to share a few quick takeaways with you!
Look for probiotics that…
Are spore based (Strains that start with the word Bacillus)
Are free of sugar, soy, dairy & gluten
Don’t require refrigeration
Here’s the link to four questions to ask your probiotic manufacturer (in case you’d like to dig deeper and determine if your probiotic brand is high quality and therapeutic!).
For more science, you can check out this podcast episode on the link between Carb Intolerance & Gut Health- and how Just Thrive can help!
Have a question? I’d love to hear your thoughts/comments below. If you decide to try Just Thrive Probiotic let me know how you like it!