GoodBelly Probiotic Juice Drinks
Hi Princeofsin, Raster and Chiskinlady – thank you all for taking the time to write and I would love to address your specific concerns as well.
Princeofsin, many of our probiotic juice drinks do contain small amounts of oat flour and organic cane sugar, which help to keep the probiotic alive and thriving. Using these ingredients allows our probiotic juice drinks to be dairy-free. We do have several options that do not have any sugar added, including our Probiotic Coconut Water and StraightShot, which only has 3 grams of sugar per 2.7 oz serving.
Raster, to clarify, each serving of GoodBelly contains 10-50 billion colony forming units of Lp299v. Our products GoodBelly+ and GoodBelly StraightShot contain 20 billion CFUs per 2.7 oz shot serving, while GoodBelly BigShot contains 50 billion per 2.7 oz shot serving for an extra boost of probiotics. Our GoodBelly Quarts are our more “juice like” product, with 10-20 billion CFUs per 8 oz serving. All of GoodBelly’s drinks contain one probiotic strain, Lp299v. We have intentionally kept this product with one strain, since very little research exists about the combination of multiple strains. While loading up on multiple strains might seem best, experts are suggesting that one strain may kill off another, or that their collective effect simply isn’t as beneficial as we’d hope. Since the research done on Lp299v focuses on the single strain, we will continue to develop products with one strain at a time to be confident about its effect.
Chiskinlady, thank you for your comment. In order for a bacteria to be classified as a probiotic, the bacteria must survive passage through the stomach’s acidic environment to reach the rest of the digestive tract, inhabit the intestine, and confer a benefit. There are many strains out there, but not all are created equal. Although some products state that they contain “live and active cultures,” this does not guarantee they are a true probiotic and will deliver a benefit. Lp299v has years of research to support its use for digestive health, which can be found here:
I am here to help, should you have any additional questions! Please feel free to reach me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also learn more about our line of probiotic drinks at http://www.goodbelly.com.
In good health,
Ariel Scott at GoodBelly