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Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG®):

How does Culturelle® 3-in-1 Complete Probiotic compare to other probiotics?

Only Culturelle® 3-in-1 Complete Probiotic combines 10 billion live active cultures of the #1 clinically studied probiotic,†† Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG®), with the power of omega-3s to work naturally with the body to help support heart, digestive and immune health.* LGG® is the most clinically studied probiotic strain backed by over 30 years of research.†† Stomach acid and bile can kill many probiotic strains on contact, preventing them from ever reaching the intestinal tract. LGG® has been demonstrated to survive the harsh stomach acids to get where it is needed most in the intestines.* Culturelle® 3-in-1 Complete Probiotic also contains 240 mg of fish oil with heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids.* When taken daily, Culturelle® 3-in-1 Complete Probiotic is safe and effective in supporting heart, digestive and immune health.*

Have the Culturelle® capsules changed?

The Culturelle® capsules have recently gone through a change. Culturelle® Digestive Health and Culturelle® Health and Wellness now have a vegetarian capsule instead of a gelatin-based capsule. This change was made due to consumer feedback as well as better capsule durability. We want to assure you the products still contain the same #1 probiotic strain Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG®)†† and will provide the same great benefits!

Of all the probiotic supplements, why choose Culturelle®?

The probiotic strain in Culturelle products, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG®), is the most clinically studied probiotic strain in any age group††.  In study after study, LGG® has been shown to provide digestive, immune and overall health benefits.  Furthermore, LGG® survives stomach acid and forms a strong barrier against non-beneficial bacteria.* Unlike many other probiotic supplement brands, Culturelle® delivers an efficacious number of live, active cells in every capsule, tablet, or packet.

Culturelle® has unique properties, state-of-the-art manufacturing and an advanced packaging process to help ensure that an effective amount of active bacteria make it to the intestines – where it matters most.

Culturelle® vs. Yogurt?

Most yogurts contain just a fraction of Culturelle® billions of good bacteria. And most yogurts don’t contain a probiotic strain as hardy and beneficial as Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG®). And unlike yogurt, Culturelle® doesn't have all that extra sugar and calories.

What is Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG®)?

Found in Culturelle®, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG®) is the most clinically studied strain of probiotic for digestive health, and immune health.*†† Discovered in 1985 at Tufts University in Boston, MA, it is considered the premier probiotic in the world. LGG® is strong enough and sticky enough to survive stomach acids and successfully colonize in the intestines.*

Is Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG®) Safe?

Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG®) is naturally sourced and has been studied intensely in over 1,000 scientific studies and over 200 human clinical trials to determine its safety and effectiveness.††

What strains are in Culturelle® Women’s Healthy Balance?

Culturelle® Women’s Healthy Balance contains the following probiotic strains:  

  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG  
  • Lactobacillus crispatus LBV 88
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus LBV 96
  • Lactobacillus gasseri LBV 150
  • Lactobacillus jensenii LBV 116  

How do the strains in Culturelle®Women’s Healthy Balance work?

Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG works to boost your digestive system and the combination of 4 strains work together to promote feminine health, all together protecting you from the inside out.* 

Is Culturelle® Women’s Healthy Balance safe for pregnant women?   

Yes. Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, the most clinically studied probiotic strain has been studied in many women, including pregnant women, and the safety is well established.  The four-strain lactobacilli blend has also been the subject of clinical studies, including in pregnant women, and found to be safe and effective for women’s health.

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