Probiotic Challenge Protocol
Your gut bacteria have a significant role on your mood, digestive, and whole body health. When in optimal balance the gut is in a state of symbiosis and when the gut bacteria is off due to inadequate probiotics or overgrowth of pathogenic bad strains the gut is in a state of dysbiosis.
Testing for dysbiosis with a probiotic challenge
Often times with Candida, dysbiosis, or bacterial overgrowth, probiotic foods and supplements will not be tolerated well as there is a battle of the bad bacteria fighting against the probiotic introduction. By using a guaranteed live probiotic formula with potent colony forming units (CFU) to challege the gut, you can determine if you are in a state of sterility benefiting and improving with adding in to your evening, symbiosis if no change, and dysbiosis if decline.
Restore: Baseline Probiotic offers a 50:50 blend of lacto and bifido probiotic strains to support the bowel without fermentable fiber that can throw off gut bacteria. This makes it a great probiotic to use in a “test” of tolerance.
This challenge is an easy and cost-effective way to evaluate the need to dig deeper with a cleanse or determine what probiotic formula is right for you.
Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Grab a sewing tape, a notebook and a bottle of our Restore: Baseline Probiotic.
Step 2: Take your waist circumference measurement at your belly button for three days in a row from rise to rest and record.
Step 3: Start probiotic at 1 capsule at bed for 3 days. Continue to measure waist circumference at rise and at rest.
Step 4: Increase by 1 capsule capsule every 3 days until you meet 4 per night at day 10 of active probiotic challenge (not counting initial reads without probiotic)
Step 5: Try to continue at 4 per night for 3 days. Note changes in waist circumference as well as any changes in GI cramping, bowel movements, belching, or gas during challenge. Continue taking probiotic 1 at bed if well tolerated.
If NO CHANGE, you are likely in a symbiotic state. Refill with Restore Baseline Probiotic and continue with 1 at bed to support optimal health.
IF SYMPTOMS IMPROVE with increased use at 4 capsules at bed, you are likely in a sterilized state. Refill with our Targeted Strength Probiotic which equates 4 Baseline pills in one at 60 billion CFU per capsule.
IF SYMPTOMS WORSEN with increased use, you are likely in a dysbiotic state and need to do our Beat the Bloat Candida and Dysbiosis Cleanse! If wanting to dig deeper and correlate your symptoms, take this Candida Quiz!