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Introducing Nexba's best-in-the-biz probiotic: Bacillus Coagulans

Posted by nexbaau|is_sticky on 19th Apr 2017

Not all probiotics are created equal; so how do you know which is the best probiotic to take? Well, we’ve made it easy for you. Nexba’s probiotic is a triple threat – smart, robust, and when drinkable in our Kombucha and Probiotix range, dead-set delicious.

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. 

Before we tell you too much about what makes Nexba’s probiotics so special, let’s start with the basics on gut health. 

Happy gut, happy life

Your stomach, colon and intestines are home to more than 100 trillion tiny living bacteria. This bacteria helps you digest food efficiently, extracting all the good stuff so it can be absorbed into your system.

Healthy gut bacteria synthesise vitamins, convert fibre into short-chain fatty acids, and support your immune system. They also help destroy harmful bacteria and other nasty microorganisms.

A gut that has too few good bacteria, and too much harmful bacteria, is not a happy gut.

An imbalance in gut bacteria, or a lack of diversity in the type of bacteria in the gut, can lead to weight gain, insulin resistance, inflammation in your body’s systems, bowel disease and even colorectal cancer. Yikes!

That’s where probiotics come in

Probiotics are live microorganisms that are naturally present in some fermented foods like sauerkraut, kefir, yoghurt, and (you guessed it!) Kombucha. They can also be taken as supplements.

Probiotics help boost the number of healthy bacteria living in your gut which can lead to a healthier digestive and immune system.

Are all probiotics the same?

That would be making things easy! Just like there are hundreds of types of bacteria living in your gut all doing their own thing, there are also loads of different types of probiotics. And each type, or strain, has its own unique qualities and benefits. But they are certainly NOT all created equal.

So, what’s so special about Nexba’s probiotics?

For you to really get the health benefits from any probiotic you take, it needs to make it all the way to your intestines and colon alive. The problem with most probiotics is they can be a little, well, delicate. Your stomach acid can go to town on them and not much ends up making it to your actual gut.

But! Nexba’s probiotic isn’t like most probiotics.

We use our superstar strain of smart and robust probiotics, Bacillus Coagulans, that are encased in a hard protein-like shell. This shell means the live microorganisms inside can survive the harsh PH levels and gastric juices in your stomach. So, they make it to your intestines and colon intact.

In fact, the probiotics in our Kombucha and Probiotix Water are so robust you don’t even have to keep them in the fridge! Bonus!

85% of the probiotics in Nexba Kombucha make it to your gut alive

Our probiotics aren’t just for show. Unlike other Kombuchas on the market, Nexba’s Kombuchas has a real deal CFU (colony forming units) measure of 500 million per 330ml bottle.

CFUs tell you how many microorganisms are viable in a product. And as a general rule, to get the full health benefits, a probiotic product should provide at least 1 billion CFUs.

What does that all mean?

Two Nexba Kombuchas a day and you’ll have nailed your daily dose of happy gut buddies!

Chock full of health-giving, research-backed magic

Don’t just take our word for it. Even the people in the white coats think this stuff is out-of-this-world amazing. The research is clear… Bacillus Coagulans is chock full of health-giving magic. So much so, it’s been found to scientifically:

  • Improve gut health (1,2,3,4,5,)
  • Improve blood insulin levels (6)
  • Improve cholesterol (7)
  • Assist diabetes (8,9,10,11,12, 13)
  • Enhance muscle recovery (14, 15, 16)
  • Improve patient ability to walk further with arthritis (17,18,19)
  • Boost immunity (20,21,22)
  • Potentially improve feeding intolerance in infants (23)
  • Reduce abdominal pain and GI issues (24,25,26)
  • Improve constipation (27,28)
  • Improve Gastro-Intestinal inflammation (29, 30)
  • Potentially assist with symptoms of IBS.

But wait, there’s more!

No, Nexba’s smart and robust probiotic doesn’t come with its own set of steak knives. But combine it with oolong tea, like in our Kombucha range, and something even amazing-er happens.

Place a Kombucha culture, or SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeasts) in sweetened oolong tea and it will turn that tea into a sugar-free bowl full of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and health-giving organic acids.

As it digests the sugar, the SCOBY produces a range of organic acids like glucuronic acid, gluconic acid, lactic acid, acetic acid, butyric acid, malic acid and usnic acid; vitamins, particularly B vitamins and vitamin C; as well as amino acids, enzymes.

And let’s not forget the benefits that come from the brewed oolong tea alone which contains (approx.):

  • Fluoride: 5–24% of the RDI (Recommended Daily Intake for a human adult)
  • Manganese: 26% of the RDI
  • Potassium: 1% of the RDI
  • Sodium: 1% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 1% of the RDI
  • Niacin: 1% of the RDI
  • Caffeine: 36 mg

As well as amino acids, like theanine; and antioxidants (known as tea polyphenols) like theaflavins, thearubigins and EGCG.

Phew! That’s a whole lot of body-loving, health-giving magic right there.