What are the Benefits of Taking a Broad Spectrum Probiotic?

What are the Benefits of Taking a Broad Spectrum Probiotic?

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A broad spectrum probiotic is formulated with multiple beneficial bacteria species and strains in one product. Taking a broad spectrum probiotic can have a number of advantages, including tangible health benefits.

A Broad Spectrum Probiotic Supports the Diversity of a Healthy Gut Microbiome

We all have a unique gut microbiome, much like our fingerprints. However, it has become apparent in recent research that a healthy and resilient gut microbiome is a diverse gut microbiome, and this can be a predictor of good general health.¹ A diverse gut microbiome means it contains a wide array of microbial species including different kinds of beneficial bacteria (commonly known as probiotics) such as Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis. Different species of gut bacteria play different roles in the body including helping to break down food, producing important nutrients, supporting the immune system, assisting skin health and even influencing our brain function. The more diverse your gut microbiome is, the better able it will be to support all of these important functions and keep you healthy.

A broad spectrum probiotic contains a variety of probiotic strains that replicate the nature of a healthy and diverse gut microbiome and can be an important part of a daily health routine.


A Broad Spectrum Probiotic Supports Energy, Immunity, Digestive Health & More

Different beneficial bacteria have different effects in the body. Taking a combination of bacteria species and strains can therefore support many body functions. Inner Health Advanced Spectrum Probiotic contains a unique blend of scientifically researched probiotic strains and nutrients, including Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Lactobacillus paracasei and Lactobacillus plantarum with the addition of vitamin D, vitamin B1 and vitamin B2. These work together to deliver a wide range of 16 health benefits in one capsule.

16 Benefits in One

Based on scientific evidence, the 16 health benefits of Inner Health Advanced Spectrum Probiotic are:

 + Assists energy production

+ Digestive system support

+ Immune system support

+ General health and wellbeing

+ Skin health support

+ Maintains vitamin D, vitamin B1 and vitamin B2 levels in the body

+ Relieves abdominal pain

+ Supports bowel regularity in females

+ Supports brain health in adolescents

+ Assists with glucose metabolism in males

+ Maintains immune function to fight illness in active individuals

+ Supports friendly bacteria

+ Supports gastrointestinal mucosal membrane health

+ Helps with the absorption of calcium and phosphorus from food

+ Antioxidant effects

+ Supports red blood cell health

A high strength, broad spectrum probiotic like Inner Health Advanced Spectrum Probiotic may be beneficial for those people looking to nourish and support the diversity of their gut microbiome and assist their digestion, immunity and everyday health and wellbeing.


How Long Does it Take for a Broad Spectrum Probiotic to Work?

How long a probiotic takes to work will differ from person to person and also depends on the reason you are taking the probiotic. Generally speaking, you may feel improvements within a few days to a few months. Make sure you are taking a high quality and scientifically based broad spectrum probiotic and following the directions on the label for the best results.

Inner Health Advanced Spectrum Probiotic contains 36 billion live probiotics from probiotic strains backed by scientific evidence. It has been shown to release good bacteria in 30 minutes and contains probiotic strains that are proven to stay in the gut for 24 hours (NCFM® & Bi-07), which enables the probiotics to work their magic.


Are There Side Effects Associated with Taking a Broad Spectrum Probiotic?

Probiotics have a long history of use and data from clinical trials suggests they are safe to take for most people.² It is important to take probiotics from reputable companies, that use probiotic strains backed by scientific evidence at the therapeutic strength and dose. As with any supplement, it is also important to follow the label directions or those of your healthcare provider, and to follow the storage instructions. If you experience allergies, it is essential that you look at the warnings on the label and “free from” lists online.

Sometimes people may experience minor gastrointestinal side effects such as gas or bloating, especially when first taking probiotics, due to the changes occurring in the gut microbiome.² ³ However, these are usually short-lived and should ease after a few days or weeks. If these symptoms persist, consider reducing the dosage or stop taking the product and seek advice from your healthcare professional.

People who are seriously ill or have compromised immune function should always consult their healthcare professional before taking probiotics or any other supplements due the complex nature of managing their health requirements.² ³



  1. Lozupone CA, Stombaugh JI, Gordon JI, Jansson JK, Knight R. Diversity, stability and resilience of the human gut microbiota. Nature. 2012;489(7415):220-230. doi:10.1038/nature11550
  2. Doron S, Snydman DR. Risk and safety of probiotics. Clin Infect Dis. 2015;60 Suppl 2(Suppl 2):S129-S134. doi:10.1093/cid/civ085
  3. National Institutes of Health. Probiotics: Fact sheet for health professionals. Updated November 3, 2023. Accessed April 9, 2024. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Probiotics-HealthProfessional/
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