Best Herbs to Take With Probiotics

Health problems such as gut microbiome imbalance, also known as dysbiosis, and small intestinal bacteria overgrowth (SIBO) are linked to gastrointestinal issues that include: abdominal cramping, bloating, belching, excess gas, constipation, or diarrhea [1]. Certain herbs such as ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon are good sources of phytochemicals (active components in plants) that help minimize digestive discomfort [3-4]. In addition, many botanical extracts target dysbiosis by disrupting invader activity in the gut [5-7].

Clinical research shows that increasing the intake of probiotics helps combat microbiome imbalance [8, 9]. Studies also show that probiotics work synergistically with herbs to enhance health benefits, including [8-10]:

  • Heightened antioxidant activity
  • Bolstered immune responses
  • Reinforced probiotic activity
  • Balanced levels of inflammation in the gut

This means that people who consume herbs regularly can benefit from added digestive support in the form of concentrated prebiotic and probiotic supplements. Syntol and Floraphage are scientifically developed dietary supplements designed to minimize issues related to SIBO and dysbiosis.

Herbs Enhance the Gastrointestinal Environment

Botanicals such as ginger, garlic, oregano, cinnamon, and turmeric contain active components that include gingerol, allicin, thymol, eugenol, and curcumin, respectively. These compounds disrupt invader growth in the gut by blocking the formation of a protective outer layer called a biofilm as well as hindering enzymes that harmful microorganisms need for energy - making these some of the best herbs to take with probiotics [6, 7].

Furthermore, several herbs contain probiotics that support healthy immune responses and a balanced microbiome [10]. Some herbs such as triphala, which has been described as one of the best herbs for issues related to a leaky gut, also act as a prebiotic for gut microbiome [11]. Therefore, these herbs help lessen digestive issues through various pathways.

The addition of common herbs such as ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, and triphala with powerful supplements offers unmatched health benefits. Syntol and Floraphage are designed to complement a diet that is rich in botanical nutrients.

Syntol Offers Microbiome Support

Syntol is a prebiotic+probiotic formulation with digestive enzymes that encourage a healthy intestinal environment to promote microbiome balance. The unrivaled formula contains 13.6 billion colony- forming units (CFUs) of probiotic bacteria—several of which are known to withstand the acidic conditions in the gut. This allows probiotics to thrive and outnumber harmful microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract, a process that helps disrupt invader overgrowth [12, 13]. Certain forms of probiotics in Syntol also release hydrogen peroxide, which destroys biofilms and aids the body’s natural ability to clear waste [12, 14].

In addition, the digestive enzymes in Syntol help degrade biofilms and the inner material of foreign invaders [15, 16]. The blend of digestive enzymes, probiotics, and prebiotic nourishment for good bacteria reinforces microbiome balance, which helps minimize persistent digestive problems, including SIBO.


Floraphage Provides Added Prebiotic Nourishment

Floraphage is an exclusive blend of prebiotic multipliers that break down harmful invaders into waste that becomes prebiotic nutrients for probiotics to consume. The prebiotic multipliers (phages) in Floraphage destroy the biofilms of destructive microorganisms in the same manner as the probiotics and digestive enzymes in Syntol [17]. This type of phage activity promotes the removal of invaders and frees space for beneficial organisms to flourish in the gut. The phages also enhance immune responses by boosting the body’s production of antibodies [18]. These properties make the addition of these two supplements to a plant-rich diet essential for gastrointestinal rejuvenation.

Consuming herbs regularly boosts digestive function, immune system activity, and healthy inflammatory responses [4, 5, 10, 11]. Adding Syntol and Floraphage to the daily diet also helps the body maintain intestinal balance and digestive comfort. Support optimal health today with science-based nutritional supplements.


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