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Wide Variety of Probiotic Strains + Prebiotic fiber
A healthy gut has a diverse assortment of bacteria. So should your probiotic.
A high-diversity probiotic can help restore the natural diversity of your gut flora that’s lost to stress, poor diet, and medications.
Stomach Acid Resistance
About 90% of probiotics are killed by stomach acid. This product uses acid-resistant capsules to protect the bacteria. This delivers virtually all cultures into the intestines intact, where they can repopulate the gut.
Each capsule is filled with 50 billion live cultures. This ensures good potency right up to the expiration date.
Certified Gluten Free
Third-party tested to contain less than 5 parts per million gluten (complies with strict Celiac requirements)
No Refrigeration Required
All strains thrive at human body temperature— no need to refrigerate.
Easy on Allergens
Does not contain eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat/gluten, soy, sugar, GMO, artificial colors or flavors. May contain trace amount of dairy from fermentation process.
SUGGESTED USE: Best if consumed with a meal. As a dietary supplement, take one capsule per day.
STORAGE: Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place (avoid exposure to high temperatures and/or moisture).
ALLERGY INFORMATION: If you are pregnant, nursing or taking any medication, talk to your doctor before use. May contain trace amounts of milk, corn and yeast used in the fermentation process. Made in a facility and processed on shared equipment that handles dairy, soy, shellfish, and wheat/gluten. Individuals extremely sensitive to these ingredients should consult a physician prior to using this product.
Guaranteed PURITY, POTENCY & FRESHNESS. InnovixLabs Multi-Strain PROBIOTIC is made with premium ingredients, and produced to the highest standards of purity and quality. All batches are tested and verified by in-house and third party labs for your peace of mind. Made in the USA for safety and reliability.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk a Question
Is it safe for 8 year old child?
Hi Smita - the capsules are not designed for consumption by children. However, the two pieces of the capsule can be gently pulled open. The powdery contents of the capsule may then be taken with a spoon and washed down with some water. Or the powder may be mixed with other foods.
Some of the stomach-acid resistance of the outer capsule will be lost if you decide to open the capsule and consume the contents. The mild loss in potency from removing the outer capsule may still be worth it, if you wish to introduce these strains. - Innovixlabs Customer Service.
Does the probiotic lose any effectiveness if it is crushed instead of taking it whole? Pat
Hi Pat – it loses some of its stomach-acid protection, but the number of live active cultures will remain the same. - InnovixLabs Customer Service
Good health websites say to avoid corn maltidextrin so can you tell us why you could not use an alternative? Also will you be producing a stronger version as these days 10 billion is fairly low. 50 billion would be prefered. Thanks T A
Hi T A – corn maltodextrin is used as part of the stomach acid reistance (Bio-Tract) technology to transport the probiotics alive to the small intestines. Bio-Tract is a patented and licensed technology, which, like a good recipe, must be followed exactly to achieve the stomach acid resistance. Also, the ingredient is found at less than a fraction of one percent. Given the trace amounts at which it is present, we feel, it serves a vital function while being present in minuscule quantities. - InnovixLabs Customer Service
Does this product actually help a person gain weight? Chris
Hi Chris – there is no proof that it will help a person gain or lose weight. It will help add many often-missing healthy bacteria into the gut and the benefits that could bring. - InnovixLabs Customer Service
I have been reading that L. sakei helps people with chronic sinusitis. My husband has had severe allergies and he has had numerous sinus surgeries, and this last sinus surgery was extremely painful. His doctor had to grind down bone, calcium had grew over one side of his sinuses and he could breathe on one side because of the calcium buildup. The highest pain killers didn’t even phase the pain he was feeling even days after his surgery. Needless to say it was an exhausting time for the both of us,but here is my question, if he takes your probiotic with this L. sakei in it, can it help him with his sinuses? Thanks. Terri
Hi Terri – I am so sorry to hear about your husband’s experience. I’ve had the same surgery and it was miserable. We have a lot of customers who seek out this product for sinus purposes. It may help. Frankly, we don’t know exactly how much. We added L. sakei to the formula for this purpose. If he swallows the pills, it may not be as effective as opening the capsules and swishing the contents about in the mouth. I know it is not ideal, but having those strains linger in the mouth for a while is more likely to help it colonize the oral and nasal cavity. There are two other options that I think you could consider with your doctor’ help. One is easier – you can buy L. sakei as a powder from Amazon.com. It is used in fermenting some foods. You could have him make a solution and squirt in nose. I have not tried it, but I know others who have and swear by it. The second option is somewhat bizarre – I know people who buy jars of kimchi (fermented korean cabbage), which have lot of L. sakei and squirt the juice at the bottom of the bottle into their nostrils. It’s unpleasant, but, again, there are people who have tried it. We don’t know if either of these techniques work. But please check with your doctor before you decide to attempt either of these unorthodox approaches. Don’t attempt either of these ‘tricks’ in a post-op state…again, work with your doctor. On a separate but related note, inappropriate deposition of calcium in soft tissues like sinuses, gum lining (plaque), heel spurs, kidney stones, arterial calcification, etc. are all classic signs of severe Vitamin K2 deficiency. K2 deficiency is extremely common and can develop in as little as a week if you do not eat K2-rich foods. If you do not address the deficiency, the calcium deposits will continue. We make a Vitamin K2 supplement. You don’t have to buy ours, but please consider any K2 supplement that has both MK-4 and MK-7 forms of K2. Couple of links on K2 worth reading:
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How long is the valid duration of this multi-strain probiotic? zilu
Hi zilu – the product has a 2-year shelf life from date of manufacture. Since probiotic shelf-life is based on the number of live cultures in the pill, the expiration is a date at which you are guaranteed 5 billion live cultures. So, the product will still contain significant levels of probiotics even after the official expiration date. - InnovixLabs Customer Service
Using probiotics for years — I can tell you that versions with much higher CFUs can cause significant discomfort.. I had been using the old formula (10b CFUs) daily for over a year, up until a few days ago.. I reordered what I thought was the same thing, and received this new formula. 50b CFUs vs 10b is a big jump.. Why wouldn’t you have a different stock number for this new product on Amazon’s site, and discontinue the old? If you did that, going back to the orders would have alerted me to the fact that the product changed and the old product was no longer available. Rick
Hi Rick – thank you for your comment. We apologize for the confusion. The new formula is the same as the old one in CFU (live culture count). The only changes are the switch from tablet to capsule for swallowing ease and the way the CFU count is listed. Both versions (capsule and tablet) have over 50 billion live cultures (CFU) at time of manufacture. The previous version (tablet) had a shelf-life of 18 months, at which time we guarantee 10 billion live cultures. The original label claim of 10 billion was the number at expiration. This is what we had listed on the label. At 24 months, we guarantee 5 billion live cultures. Current label says both 50 billion at time of manufacture and 5 billion at time of expiration (24 months). There is a normal and natural decline of live culture count in all probiotic supplements. Instead of just stating the count at expiration, we now state both numbers, the starting and the ending number. Most people consume the product with somewhere between 50 and 5 billion, depending on when it was purchased. We hope this clarifies the situation. Again, we apologize for the confusion and thank you for reaching out. If there is anything else we can do, please do not hesitate to ask here or to call our customer service team at 1-888-799-7627. Thank you. - InnovixLabs Customer Service
Hi- I am actually purchasing these for my dogs, one is special needs and had leg removed and urethrostomy, so he has some tummy issues and vet recommended probiotic. We did the milk test with one i give them and this one- your probiotic did turn to yogurt vs mine…. so I am switching to your product. I only see 60 capsules…. since I have 2 dogs- its a one month supply- I prefer to purchase larger quantity- do you sell any larger bottles? If not…. can you start to sell 120ct size bottles? Thanks! Kel
Hi Kel – we do not sell larger bottles. There is only one available size right now. If there is continued demand, we will certainly consider a larger bottle. So, thank you for sharing. BTW, the ability of a probiotic supplement to turn milk into yogurt means very little. The presence of Lactobacillus bulgaricus and/or Streptococcus thermophilus is all that is needed to turn milk into yogurt. And this formula contains it, but there could be several other probiotic brands that do not contain these strains and that does not make those supplements bad. A product with just one strain, say, Bifidobacterium longum, would be amazing for gut health, but is unlikely to make yogurt. There are yet other bacteria that’d turn milk into a stinky, gooey mess, but they are proven to provide specific health benefits. - InnovixLabs Customer Service
I appreciate that you list the exact strains of each organism included in this formula. In particular, I would like to ask about Lactobacillus reuteri. Why do you include the specific strain 1E1? I have been using a probiotic that includes the strain UALre-16. Is 1E1 better than UALre-16? I am looking for the strain that synthesizes the most vitamin B12. Also, the maltodextrin from corn concerns me, given that most corn is now genetically modified. Can you assure us that the maltodextrin in this product is not derived from GMO corn? Thank you.
The Lactobacillus reuteri 1E1 is used in this formula because that is the strain that we know to be compatible and blend-able with the other strains in this formula. It is also a known, safe, and validated strain. Unless we conduct studies comparing this strain to the one you are using, there is no way to say with certainty whether one is better than the other with B12 production - that research has not been conducted to date. As is with many probiotic strains, it is the strains (not the species) that makes the difference. If you are happy with the strain you currently use, then we suggest continued use of that product or a mix of both. The maltodextrin is certified non-GMO.
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Hello, The description at your page and the product description on iherb are different. Are the same product? Can I get the products listed on this page if I purchase on iherb?
Hi Sle kim,
All websites, including iHerb.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com and this site have the same 'new & improved' formula. However, as of July 18, 2021, iHerb.com has not updated their product images to show the new formula or label. We are working with them to update product images.
So, you should get the same product listed on this site if you purchase from iHerb today.
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What is the most efficient way to take the supplement? I am aware that on the product label it says that it is best to take it with a meal. However, I imagine that taking it with a meal will increase the time the capsule will spend in the stomach, and therefore the stomach acid may destroy more of the probiotics, even though of the stomach acid resistiant capsule? Moreover, if taking the probiotic together with a meal, is it important to take it with a meal that contains some fat? I am drinking some prebiotics (green plantain flour) right before sleeping, and was thinking it may be a good idea to take the probiotic together with the prebiotic before going to sleep. In general, would you advice to take the product in the morning, during the day, or before going to sleep, or does that not affect the potency of the probiotic? Best, Chris
Actually, setting aside the acid-resistant nature of the capsule, taking probiotics with a meal will blunt the severity of the acid exposure in the stomach, so it's a good idea to take acid-sensitive ingredients with a meal.
You do not need to take probiotics with a fat-containing meal.
There is no known advantage to taking probiotics at a certain time of day or in taking the probiotics WITH the prebiotics...as long as your diet contains a wide variety of prebiotics. By the way, green plantain flour is a good one, but you need a much wider variety of prebiotics from a wide variety of sources (this is why our prebiotic formula is made with diverse prebiotic sources...unfortunately, it makes the formula more complicated to make and it is a bit pricey due to all the ingredients).
Good question. Thank you.
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Hi, what happened to Soil Based Organisms, Probiotic Yeast, PreforPro Phage Blend? It used to be included but now it's not?
All of those ingredients are part of the formula update made in May 2021. The formula currently available should have all of those components.
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Hi, I just received a new bottle, sourced from Amazon, and this no longer lists L. sakei. Has it been removed, or renamed? (If this is a new formulation without L. sakei I will stop using the product.) Where can I find the product with L. sakei still in it?
You’re right. Lactobacillus sakei is no longer in this formula.
This strain is sourced from Europe and it suddenly became unavailable a few months ago. This was strictly due to Covid pandemic-related supply disruptions. The facility where this strain is cultured was unabel to produce and ship it to us on time.
The reason for including this strain in the original formula was the anecdotal evidence that L. sakei may help with sinus health. However, the evidence remains anecdotal and there are no gold-standard clinical studies to support the use of L. sakei for this indication.
We will continue to monitor the availability of this strain and the progress in supporting research.
We are sorry to lose you as a customer but there is a product called Nasobiotex you may wish to try instead. It is 100% L. sakei powder. It's available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Pure-Sakei-Probiotic-Powder-Billion/dp/B075D6CS5M/ We have not tried or tested the product, so we don't know how well it works. Just wanted to bring it to your attention.
Thank you for reaching out.
whats the difference in taking multi strain probiotic and mood probiotic as genereal health supplement? and do i really need to take prebiotic as well in conjunction with probiotic? whats the benefit in taking prebiotic compare to getting nutrients from normal everyday food? I am just trying to understand how many supplements do i need to take as i just oredered Omega 3 from omegavia and planning to order Vitamin K2 as i used to take contraceptive pill for many years. I am just worried am i taking too many supplements together.
Hi Jasica – that’s a great question. The Mood Probiotic is formulated for a very specific purpose – help support healthy mood by healing the gut. The Multi-Strain Probiotic is not formulated for a specific health problem. The Multi-Strain formula is meant to provide a ‘broad spectrum’ of strain to introduce as many healthy and documented strains of probiotics into your gut. Most probiotic supplements have 5-10 strains. We think a broad spectrum formula should have as many as possible. This is ideal if you are repopulating your gut after an antibiotic course…or if you are starting off with probiotics for the first time. The Mood Probiotic is a specific formula while the Multi-Strain is a general use formula. As for Prebiotic fibers, whether you need it depends on your diet. Prebiotics are critical for feeding the good bacteria in our guts. Whether you need it depends ENTIRELY on your diet. We usually tell our customers to eat 25 different vegetables per week. The wide variety of vegetables (along with legumes, nuts, berries, tea, and coffee), provide a wide variety of fibers (and the variety is the key!) to different bacteria in different sections of the gut. Different food provide different fibers and that is the key. We always prefer that you get your prebiotic fibers from foods. Supplements should always be secondary if you think your diet is less than ideal. You can take the three products (Mood, Multi-Strain, and Prebiotics) together if you wish. Nothing wrong with that. But only you can decide if your diet is optimal. If it is, great! If not, it’s a good idea to supplement with some Prebiotic fiber – just start with small amounts like a half teaspoon per day. Thanks for the good question.
Hi, this product used to be in a tablet format but now it is in a capsule format. Can you tell me why the change? Does the capsule format work 100% like the tablet format? Any differences between the two that I should know? Thanks.
Hi CY - you're right, it used to be in a tablet format and is now in a capsule. This changed was needed because the tablet often crumbled, broke, or even turned to powder.
Regular tablets (like Aleve or Advil) have a nice slick coating to help swallow. Our original tablet could not be coated to prevent crumbling or powdering because the coating process involves moisture and moisutre is detrimental to the shelf-life of probiotics. Therefore, the original tablet was sold uncoated. This created a lot of consumer complaints about difficulty swallowing, powedering, and crumbling.
What we have now done is use the exact same ingredients (BioTract) found in the tablet form and put it inside an acid-resistant capsule. The acid-resistant capsule shell remains unopened for an hour or so, offering significant acid protection right after swallowing. After that, the BioTract ingredients react with moisture in the stomach and quickly form a protective gel around the probiotics. This goopy protective gel remains intact for a few hours, which is long enough to get most of the probiotics deeper into the gut where stomach acid is no longer an issue.
If you wish, you can do a quick test yourself: drop a capsule in a cup of water and witness what happens. If you want to closely mimic stomach acidity, add a tablespoon of vinegar to the cup of water. Regular gelatin capsules will dissolve in 10-15 minutes. The acid-resistant capsules remain undissolved much longer.
Ultimately, the purpose of the BioTract technology is to deliver as many of the live probiotics into the small intestine with minimal exposure to stomach acid. We believe the tablet and capsule work similarly. There are several probiotic products that contain acid-resistant capsules, but none as far as we know, combine acid-resistant capsules with the gel-forming BioTract technology.
Is it better for it to be kept in the refrigerator?
Hi Krista - you may keep unopened bottles in the refrigerator if you wish to extend the shelf-life or if you wish to store the product for a few months before opening the bottle.
However, opened bottles from which you are taking pills regularly may be kept at room temperature, as described on the label. There is no need to refrigerate this product.
Remember that these healthy bacteria are meant to thrive in the human body, which is always at 98 F.
What is the approximate amount of each strain listed?
Hi Joseph - most strains are evenly present between 1 and 5 percent.
Hi there - I'm in search of a probiotic supplement. Since I like so much of what you have to say, I wanted to check out your probiotic supplement. That is a lot of strains to include! Since it's still all in one capsule, my question is, does having so many strains compromise the amounts of each strain, or key strains, that can be put in the capsule? I know you can choose your strains depending on what you are trying to accomplish. But if you are trying to accomplish several things, then 31 strains sounds good! Thanks, Gail
Hi Gail - good question! The idea behind having 31 strains was to provide as many verified or studied strains as possible in one pill. Not all of these strains are going to be equally hardy.
Given that the shelf life of the product is 2 years, it is very likely that in the first 6 months or so, the mixture of strains in the pills you take will be similar to what was put in at the factory. It is also likely that some of the weaker strains may perish at a faster rate and at the 2-year mark, you may have more of the tough ones left standing. This is no different than a product that has 5 or 6 strains.
Probiotics are 'live critters' as our production manager calls it. Some are going to be tougher than others. We partially compensate for that in the formula by adding more of the weaker ones.
I started using this probiotic after doing some serious research. It was rated in the top five products. I chose this because of the quality ingredients and the quality factors used in the manufacturing process. I have IBS and can now live without a daily medicine thanks to this probiotic. The bloating, cramping, pain and irregularity is gone. After about a year I signed up for auto delivery so I don’t have to go without it. Very thankful to this company for a high quality product that improved my quality of life.
I have taken this for several years. I like the high cfu count and large number of specific strains, including sbo. Difficult to find B subtilis included in probiotics, and again, specific strain, not just generic. Specific strains provide known benefits. A quality product at a good price. I stock up during Black Friday sale.
The best product on the market. I love smaller companies which are focused on quality of their products and buyers health. Thank you
I trust this company. Their probiotics are very good. I’ve purchased other items from them as well and have always been satisfied.
So far...So good!!!...
I did take these for several years along with Mood Probiotics. They both helped me function better & feel better. I stopped for awhile but when I was suffering from recurrent diarrhea for several days I ordered these again because I knew they would help. They arrived very quickly, thankfully, & once I took them my diarrhea cleared up entirely.
Taking multi-srain daily helps with my IBS symptoms, keeping me regular. Mood Probiotics do provide an added benefit to my regular antidepressants, lifting my mood a bit higher.
I take these probiotics and am very happy with them. I am impressed at the count and the ingredients offered with this brand. I highly recommend!
Multi-Strain Probiotic from InnovixLabs are both strong and gentle. I have IBS-C and I had to rely on strong S. softeners to allow me to have a good BM. When I started taking the probiotics (2 per day) I could limit how much s. softeners I needed to take. Plus it feels like my digestion is much better.
Been taking this probiotic as well as the mood one from this company and I really like them. My stomach isn't all bloated and gassy like it can be with some probiotics
Like a healthy society, its strength comes from its diversity. In this case, the Innovix Multi is the most diverse "society" of probiotic organisms I have found, and properly encapsulated to get to where it is supposed to go and do what it is supposed to do---maintain a healthy colon full of "good guys," which overwhelms the colonization by "bad guys," help digest your food for uptake by your body, and help keep your "gut-brain" happy and constantly talking to your "head brain!"
I am an Innovix Multi user for over 5 years. Besides the product, the telephone and shipping services are always top shelf