In today’s world, words like bacteria or virus have negative connotations. You hear about sicknesses that pathogens can infect your body with, and it makes you want to sanitize every hour and steer clear of touching something when you don’t know where it’s been.
But not all bacteria and viruses are bad; in fact, many are essential for your health. When you support a healthy microbiome, your body becomes much better at determining which ones are good and bad. Your body contains more bacterial and fungal cells than human cells. That’s right. You’re more microbe than human!
To visualize this, imagine planting a garden. A vibrant garden is a beautiful place with a variety of plants, flowers, and insects. Your microbiome is similar to a garden, where the bacteria, viruses, and fungi are like different plants and insects. Just like a healthy garden needs a good balance of plants and insects to thrive, your body needs a diverse and balanced microbiome to stay healthy.
When you promote and encourage diversity within your microbiome it helps your microbiome do what it’s supposed to do—keep you feeling healthy and resilient. Your microbiome will be able to separate the good bacteria from the bad so that your body acts resilient at handling stressors and adapting quickly to changing circumstances.
This research has been the inspiration behind the PB Restore+™ ProBiome supplements.
doTERRA PB Restore is designed with your whole-body biome in mind. In one little dual chamber capsule, we deliver a proprietary blend of 30 bioactive components of pre-, pro, and postbiotics and bacteriophages. These represent the four P’s in one ProBiome complex, and it’s a four-fold increase in the number of strains, compared to our previous capsule! And these strains have been meticulously selected for doTERRA PB Restore.
Let's go over each of those strains:
Primary Probiotic Strains and Health Benefits*
Synbio L. rhamnosus IMC501 + L. paracasei IMC502
B. animalis ssp. lactis BLC 1
L. acidophilus LA1
L. rhamnosus SP1
L. brevis SP48
L. rhamnosus LB21
L. reuteri LR92
Contributing Probiotic Strains and Health Benefits*
B. breve BBr8
Lactococcus lactis ssp. lactis SP38
B. bifidum SP9
L. casei BGP 93
L. fermentum LF2
L. helveticus SP27
L. paracasei BGP2
L. plantarum 14D
S. thermophilus SP4
L. crispatus SP28
L. delbrueckii ssp. bulgaricus LB2
B. longum ssp. infantis SP375
B. longum ssp. longum SP542
L. gasseri SP33
L. salivarius SP2
1 Based on preclinical research. More clinical research is needed.
2 Based on multi-strain research. More research on this strain alone is needed.
3 Based on research involving different delivery systems. More research involving capsules is needed.
4 Based on research of young athletes. More research on other age groups is needed.
5 Based on meta-analysis.
There’s one postbiotic strain in doTERRA PB Restore: L. rhamnosus CRL 1505 HI. It functions like a ghost probiotic. It’s an after-life, nonliving probiotic that’s still recognized by your epithelial and immune cells. Comparative studies about this strain have demonstrated this heat-inactivated immunobiotic provides a cell wall and peptidoglycan, supporting the innate immune response related to respiratory health.*
There are four bacteriophages in doTERRA PB Restore: LH01-Myoviridae, LL5-Siphoviridae, T4D-Myoviridae, and LL12-Myroviridae.
These ’phages seek out unwanted microbes that can compromise digestive health, urinary tract health, and other systems of the body. They effectively clear space for probiotics to do their important work. They destabilize the cell walls of the unwanted bacteria and take over important functions to subdue their impact.*
While a good probiotic can help to maintain microbiome balance and strengthen the immune system, the innovative addition of bacteriophages to our dōTERRA PB Restore ProBiome Complex means the 24 probiotics strains may have an amplified impact and ability to improve your intestinal health.*