Natren®'s Healthy Start System® takes probiotic supplements to the next level of effectiveness with a simplified system that is both easy to use and understand. Healthy Start System® contains all three of the most potent super strains of beneficial bacteria: Lactobacillus acidophilus, NAS adhesion super strain; adult specific Bifidobacterium bifidum, Malyoth super strain; and Lactobacillus bulgaricus LB-51 champion transient super strain. The Healthy Start System® Tripack contains 3 bottles (60 capsules in each bottle). This system ensures the live bacteria microorganisms survive exposure to the stomach's gastric juices, thus offering maximum benefits to the small and large intestines. The Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Bifidobacterium bifidum is extracted from the growth medium and packaged into capsules.
Ingredients: Lactobacillus acidophilus, NAS adhesion super strain, 2 billion cfu per capsule; adult specific Bifidobacterium bifidum, Malyoth super strain, 2 billion cfu per capsule; and Lactobacillus bulgaricus LB-51 champion transient super strain, 2 billion cfu per capsule.
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Usage instructions: Healthy Start probiotic capsules can be swallowed as is, or opened up and the powders mixed together in approximately 4 oz. of room temperature, filtered (unchlorinated) water. The probiotics are formulated to be taken approximately 20 to 30 minutes before meals to enhance digestion, but may be taken at any time. If you are experiencing stomach upset, the mixture may be sipped throughout the day. Both probiotic capsules and powders should be taken at least 2 hours after consuming herbs (i.e., garlic and echinacea) and prescription drugs such as antibiotics. Some herbs, and all antibiotics, will eliminate not only undesirable, but beneficial bacteria as well. Powders can be mixed in water (ideal), yoghurt, milk or diluted apple or pear juice.
- Nutritionally helps deter yeast overgrowth (candida).
- Aids in lactose metabolism and enhances digestion of milk products.
- May improve nutrient absorption.
- Helps normalize elimination problems.
- May block the attachment of bad bacteria in the urinary tract, including the vagina.
- Helps alleviate gas, bloating and upper gastrointestinal problems.
- Produces hydrogen peroxide H2O2 found necessary to inhibit vaginal yeast.
- Neutralizes the formation of toxins. Assists in cholesterol management.
- Protects the walls of the large intestine from colonization by invading bacteria or yeast.
- Inhibits bacteria which can alter nitrates into potentially harmful nitrites.
- Produces B vitamins.
- Assists in the support of healthy liver function.
- Helps to promote regularity.
- Encourages an acidic intestinal environment which strongly inhibits less desirable microorganisms.
- Contributes to the growth and viability of the beneficial resident microorganisms (Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium bifidum, etc.) by supporting their health and activity.
- Helps the body digest complex carbohydrates and proteins.
- Helps to increase the bio-availability of minerals, especially calcium. The absorption is doubly important in lactose-intolerant individuals who may also experience a deficiency of dietary calcium.
- May also produce antimicrobial substances antagonistic to various bad bacteria.
Probiotics are one of the most important components for healing your IBS or IBD and then ensuring you stay healed! For full therapeutic benefits of probiotics, clinical trials show you need to consume 7 to 10 billion cfu per day (of EACH species). So check the bottle and be sure you’re consuming enough each day to see the desired results.
Capsules or Powders?
Take the probiotic powder if you’re experiencing diarrhea (or more than 3 bowel movements per day), heartburn, or upper gastrointestinal problems.
If your bowel movements are normal or constipated, you can take the probiotic capsules, if you prefer. The regular capsules (Megadophilus, Bifido Factor, Digesta-Lac) also contain the beneficial growth medium (or supernatent).
The Healthy Trinity capsules do not contain much supernatent, but contain much higher amounts of bacteria per dose. They are enteric-coated though, so they will not dissolve in the stomach and they are also dairy-free.
Natasha Trenev (founder of Natren) recommends probiotic layering as the most effective way to flood the GI tract with good bacteria: Take at least 1 tsp. of each powder, 3x/day plus, 1 Healthy Trinity capsule, once per day. For detailed information on probiotic layering, check out our in-depth Probiotics 1 Teleseminar with me interviewing Natasha Trenev and then answering 45 minutes of questions from participants.
If you're interested in doing Jini's Probiotic Retention Enema, instructions are in any of my digestive healing books.
Natren formulations are classified in the following way: You can get the powders and capsules in Dairy-based or Dairy-free formulas. If you’re just testing and don’t know which you need, then start with one of the Tripacks – the bottles are quite small. Once you know which formulation suits your system best, you may want to buy the largest size bottle of each – since it’s the best deal for your money.
I highly recommend you listen to our in-depth Probiotics 1 Teleseminar with Natren founder, Natasha Trenev. This will help you to get the best results from your probiotic dose and use.
How Much Should I Order?
The length of time a bottle of probiotics lasts depends on the dosage. For the powdered probiotics, there are 6 teaspoons in 1 ounce. Therefore, there are 27 teaspoons in the large 4.5 oz bottle. So, if you are taking the high dose of 3 teaspoons per day (12 billion cfu per day), the 4.5 oz bottle would last 9 days.
If you take the minimum therapeutic probiotic dose of 2 teaspoons per day (8 billion cfu), the 4.5 oz bottle would last 13 days.
If you take the maintenance dose of 1/2 teaspoon per day, the 4.5 oz bottle would last 54 days.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
It is working as far as I know , it is a slow process in any case . It has made a difference of how I am feeling .
Did not work. Gave me the runs. I do not recommend this at all. I am very disappointed. High price for product that does not work.
RESPONSE FROM LTYG:
It’s unfortunate that the Natren probiotics didn’t work out for you. We received a feedback on a regular basis from people who experienced results similar to yours using them along with wild oregano oil. It could be die off effect and this is normal esp. when you have severe IBD or first time taking these strains of Probiotics, that is why Jini recommends to start out with small amounts and very gradually build the dose up - Test a little bit (a pinch, or 1/8 tsp) and see how your gut reacts. If you get too much die-off, or diarrhea, etc. then it's too soon, or you need to go slower. Perhaps, test each strain for 1-2 days on its own in a small amount, so we can pin-point which strain is causing you this issue.
It would be fantastic if there was one thing that worked equally well for everyone with any sort of GI tract illness but that’s simply not the case. That’s one reason why Jini called the program “Listen to Your Gut”… Each individual needs to find his or her own way to heal..
Really love this product! I wish the product wasn't quite so expensive. I know you get what you pay for so I continue to use this product as it's amazing for my gut issues :)
I’m not saying the Natren Fresh Start is an inferior product. I just felt douped because we had no idea the non-medicinal ingredients contained chickpea extract. We have a severe allergy to all legumes!!
I was very excited to try this product after listening to Melissa Ramos’s interview. I’ve tried all kinds of probiotics and it’s a daunting task when you’re at the health food store and the fridge contains 50 different brands of probiotics. So Natren’s Fresh Start seemed like the perfect answer for my bowel needs, but we were completely deflated upon opening the box and reading the non-medical ingredients after consuming 3 pills for the first time. Yes, we should have read the box before opening it, but we have never heard of chickpea extract being used in probiotics before and we’ve tried many different brands in the past. Now we are wondering how much chickpea extract is there in each capsule? Is it so minimal that we wouldn’t have a reaction? Anyways.... I’m sure the product is amazing and we are just disappointed. If you’ve ever had a severe allergy to something you’ll know how scary it can be.
I know I'm getting the best probiotics when Melissa Ramos recommends them. I've been taking them for 6 months and my gut health has completely improved.
very fast shipping and excellent packaging!!
This product works fabulous and I have been able to attain the knowledge and facts about them prior to deciding to purchase. I wish the price tag was lower or the shipping was free for purchases under 100 dollars. Regardless, a great product!
I'm so thrilled I was introduced to Natren Health Start by Melissa Ramos. I've had the standard probiotics on the market, but none come close to the efficiency of these gems. I certainly notice the difference when I'm out and they certainly help my slow digestion for realz. I've recommended them to my brother, so I'm hoping he'll give them ago, too.