At Balance ONE™, we aim to make the highest quality probiotics on the market. We do that by carefully formulating our products, employing a high quality manufacturing process, and using the latest, patented technology. This technology allows us both to extend the shelf-life of our probiotics, and to protect them as they pass through the tough environment of your stomach acid.
There are lots of probiotic supplements available today, but can they actually do what they promise? Probiotics in regular capsules will likely deliver less than 10% of their probiotics to the gut, and some may deliver none at all.
Probiotics marketing used to be all about the ‘CFU count’, i.e. how many bacteria a manufacturer could fit into a single capsule. You might see probiotics with 50 billion, 100 billion, or even more. These days, savvy consumers are realizing that the delivery system is just as important - all those probiotic bacteria are no use if they can't make it past your stomach acid.
Our probiotics use a patented technology called BIO-tract®. This greatly improves their ability to pass through your stomach and get to where they are really needed. In fact, this technology enables up 15 times more bacteria to reach your gut than regular capsules!
There is a key difference between BIO-tract® technology and regular capsules. Instead of the encapsulation process used by most manufacturers, our probiotics are tightly compressed into tablets. The tablets begin to slowly dissolve as they approach your intestinal tract. This means that, instead of being completely dissolved and destroyed by your stomach acid, they can safely carry their probiotic bacteria all the way to your gut.
Patented BIO-tract® delivery technology delivers up to 15 times, or more, live probiotic organisms past simulated stomach acids than standard capsules, as demonstrated through in-vitro lab testing.
This controlled, time-release process has another benefit. All those probiotic bacteria are released slowly, over 8-10 hours in total. That means that it doesn’t matter what time of day that you take them, or even whether you take them before, during or after meals.
Our probiotic supplement contains a total of 12 different probiotic strains. Why is this important? Many health professionals believe that more strains will give your gut flora and immune system a better chance of getting back into balance. All of these strains have other health benefits too, so it makes sense to include as many as possible.
Here are some of the strains that we use in our probiotic supplements, along with their amazing health benefits.
Lactobacillus plantarum benefits
Lactobacillus paracasei benefits
Lactobacillus acidophilus benefits
Lactobacillus casei benefits
Bifidobacterium longum benefits
Bifidobacterium breve benefits
Bifidobacterium bifidum benefits
Bifidobacterium infantis benefits
Lactobacillus brevis benefits
Lactobacillus salivarius benefits
Lactobacillus rhamnosus benefits
Lactococcus lactis benefits
Streptococcus thermophilus benefits
When it comes to choosing the probiotic strains in our products, we look for hardy strains that survive well at room temperature. The probiotic strains we use have been developed and improved over more than 30 years, and have a long history of safe use in dietary supplements.
All Balance ONE™ probiotics are manufactured with an extended shelf life and do not require refrigeration. If you're planning on stocking up and storing your probiotics for some time before using them, refrigeration is still a good idea. But if you'll be taking them right away, you can just keep them with your other unrefrigerated supplements.
The entire manufacturing process for our probiotics is tightly controlled and monitored. That means we can ensure quality control throughout the entire journey for each and every bottle of probiotics. In our GMP-certified facilities, we can ensure organism purity and viability at every step.
We don’t use any foreign labs or manufacturing facilities - all our facilities are 100% in the United States of America. Our probiotic strains are grown in Washington state, then made into tablets in a facility in Colorado.
A skilled Quality Control team monitors our products all the way through the manufacturing process. We perform comprehensive testing on all of the ingredients to ensure both purity and potency, and we retain the records of all these tests. These tests might include microbial testing, testing for heavy metals, and stability evaluation.
We hope that you can see our commitment to making safe, high quality supplements. We guarantee that all our products contain exactly what is stated on their label, and they are manufactured in a GMP-certified facility with stringent quality controls.
So why are our probiotics different from most other supplements on the market today?
We use the latest technology to ensure that the probiotic strains make it past the harsh environment of your stomach acid. We formulate our probiotics with strains that are safe, hardy, and good for your health. And our manufacturing facilities are GMP-certified with strong quality control.
If you would like more information on our manufacturing process, the technologies that we use to make our probiotic tablets, or anything else, please contact us here.