What the hell are Probiotics ?

Probiotic goodness of Avincia Gut Fuel Supplement

 The word “probiotics” in Greek literally means “For Life” and probiotics are a vital part of Avincia’s Gut Fuel supplement. Its formula includes four of the well-known probiotic bacterial strains that are proven to ensure your health and wellbeing in various ways. 

 What exactly are probiotics?


Probiotics are friendly microbes that give you numerous health benefits when you take them in satisfactory amounts [1]. Although microorganisms are often viewed in a bad light, there is an army of microbes, mostly bacteria, living in and on our bodies—mainly in our gut. They help us digest food, fend off pathogens, boost the immune system, and reduce inflammation. [1] While these organisms are generally helpful, a fraction of them can cause diseases.


A host of factors such as bad diets, lack of exercise, use of antibiotics, and age can cause imbalances in our gut microbiome composition, multiplying bad bacteria and diminishing good ones. These fluctuations can result in various disease conditions such as abdominal infections, digestive issues, inflammation, and even heart diseases. [2]


Probiotics have been found to help reverse these instabilities, restoring gut microbial balance, and thus improving health.


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Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium as probiotics


Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are among the most common bacterial groups often used as probiotics in food preparations and dietary supplements [3]. Members of these groups perform extremely well as probiotics as they show high tolerance to harsh gut conditions such as high acid concentrations, gut enzymes, and bile acids [4][5][6][7].

They also have been studied extensively and their probiotic capabilities are well-documented.


Bifidobacterium animalis ssp lactis (HN019™)


This bacterial strain was first isolated from yogurt products and has been used in the preparation of fermented foods, beverages, and dietary supplements [4].


  1. animalis ssp lactis (HN019) was found to enhance immunity [8], fight pathogens such as E. coli and Salmonella [9][10][11], and help maintain the stability of the gut lining [12]. They also improve bowel habits, relieve constipation [13], and soothe gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain, vomiting, and flatulence [14].


Bifidobacterium animalis ssp lactis (DSM 15954) (BB-12®)


BB-12 is the most documented probiotic Bifidobacterium in the world, and for good reason [15]. It’s highly stable in food preparations such as freeze-dried powders and has numerous proven health benefits [15]. It has been shown to help maintain a healthy gut microbial population, enhance bowel function, protect against diarrhea, and boost immunity against illnesses such as respiratory tract infections [5][15]. 


Lactobacillus plantarum


  1. plantarum is a bacterial species that is commonly found in the human gut and in various fermented foods such as sauerkraut [16].


Various studies have reported that this bacterial species can act as a probiotic and bring about health effects such as lowering cholesterol levels [17], reduction of body fat percentage and obesity [18], and improving diabetic wound healing [19]. Other benefits include relieving constipation [20], fighting off intestinal pathogens [21], and preventing E. coli- induced diarrhea [22].


Lactobacillus rhamnosus


Lactobacillus rhamnosus (re-classified as Lacticaseibacillus rhamnosus) was initially isolated from healthy human fecal samples [23]. It is one of the widely studied bacteria for its probiotic potential.


The clinical benefits of L. rhamnosus are well documented. Among them are reduction of symptoms in patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome [24][25]; inhibition of pathogens such as Candida, Salmonella, C. difficile, and Staphylococcus [26] [27] [28]; protection of the gut cells from the C. diff toxic compounds [28]; and reducing the duration and severity of antibiotic-associated diarrhea [29].


Are these bacterial strains safe to consume?


Absolutely, If you’re worried about the safety of these probiotic strains, there’s no need to. Most of these strains are found in fermented foods and among healthy gut flora.


Avincia Gut Fuel has been scientifically formulated to support Gastrointestinal Health and immune system function.


However, if you have any serious illnesses, it is wise to discuss with your doctor before taking any probiotic supplements.




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