Sensitive Probiotic Powder

20 grams - with dosage spoon

Buy two or more & save 5%

Sensitive Probiotic Powder

20 grams - with dosage spoon

Buy two or more & save 5%

Smidge™ Sensitive Probiotic (formerly GutPro® powder)

  • Pure probiotic powder

  • No additives or prebiotics

  • Contains D-lactate-free strains

  • Compatible with real food diets

  • Non-GMO

  • Free of common allergens

Introducing our pure, potent Sensitive Probiotic powder, with the same GutPro® formula you know and love.

This probiotic was born when folks with extremely sensitive digestive systems told us they weren't able to tolerate certain strains and irritating ingredients in the commercial products on the market. We were compelled to provide precisely what they needed:

Premium, 100% probiotic powder
with eight clinically-proven strains of beneficial bacteria.

And, our probiotic for sensitive stomachs is made for your comfort. We carefully calibrate the probiotic strains to ease digestion, promote regularity and minimize potential side effects.* That means omitting certain strains found in commercial brands that can cause histamine intolerance, acidosis and other reactions.

You also won't find common allergens, additives or fillers. Just clean probiotics designed to work hard on your gut health, all while treating your tummy with kid gloves.*

Comes with a dosage spoon, which allows you to measure the amount that's right for you and your family.

20 grams (1,000 servings), 3 billion CFUs per serving

What does our Sensitive Probiotic do?

Many of our customers have tried up to 20 brands of commercial probiotics with frustrating and even painful results. Then they land on the soft pillow that is Smidge™ Sensitive Probiotic powder.

Our small-batch blend contains eight clinically-proven strains of probiotics for gut health (7 human strains and one plant-based strain):

  • L. gasseri

  • L. salivarius

  • B. bifidum

  • B. breve

  • B. infantis

  • B. longum

  • B. lactis

  • L. plantarum, the plant strain

Research shows the strains in this blend can help kick start the digestive system, maximize the absorption of nutrients from your yummy real food diet, and ultimately, support the entire immune system.*

Here are some of the studied health benefits of these strains (more info and sources in our ingredients section):

  • They seem to play a role when it comes to comfy, healthy digestion.* The biggies are:

    • Minimizing gas, bloating and abdominal discomfort.*

    • Helping to digest challenging foods and assimilate nutrients.*

    • Establishing a healthy gut microbiome.*

    • Supporting the microvilli in the production and synthesis of vitamins, especially B vitamins that include folate, biotin, thiamine, nicotinic acid, pyridoxine, riboflavin and B12.*

    • And maintaining regularity (sans constipation or occasional diarrhea).* So you can go every single day with ease.*

  • They keep the immune system strong.*

  • They keep inflammation in check.*

  • They support a peppy mood and sharp brain.*

  • They promote smooth, healthy skin.*

  • And they may even support dental and oral health.*

Who Sensitive Probiotic powder is for

Because this formula contains only pure probiotics for sensitive stomachs, it's ideal for people who are taking the first steps in their health journeys or digging into dietary protocols, such as:

GAPS, SIBO, Body Ecology,
Autism/PDD-NOS, PANDA/PANS,
Paleo, AIP, Ketogenic,
Gluten-free, soy-free and casein-free.

(Please note that while this probiotic may be suitable for people on these diets, we do not claim it cures the health conditions that prompt the diets.)

Athletes, biohackers and real foodies also use our Sensitive Probiotic powder as an integral part of their regimens; they love its potency and purity. We've even heard from shiny, happy people who take it as part of their beauty routines, for glowing skin and hair.*

Dosage:

Always start with a smidge! Use one Smidge™ spoonful (20 mg). Take once a day, with food, or as directed by a certified healthcare practitioner. (See "low and slow" note below.)

Product comes with a dosage spoon.

Start low and slow: Our supplements are premium, pure and potent. Therefore, it's critically important to start slowly, with a lower dosage than recommended. For example, a minimal dose every other day, or even once a week, until you can determine how the supplement affects your body and what feels right for you. 

How to take: Use your dosage spoon to accurately measure your desired dose of probiotic powder. Sprinkle on lukewarm or cold food, mix it in a smoothie or take it with an organic fat, like butter, ghee, emu oil or coconut oil. See dosage instructions above for more info.

Storage:

Our Sensitive Probiotic powder requires refrigeration for long-term storage. Keep away from moisture. Can be kept at room temperature for up to two weeks while traveling.

Shipping:

We use a combination of shipping services with tracking to best serve our customers. Our goal is to get your package to you in the most efficient manner using the most cost effective method.

Smidge™ probiotics ship Monday through Wednesday using a two-day service. Order by 10 a.m. Wednesday for Friday delivery.

Smidge™ probiotics contain active freeze-dried bacteria, versus live cultures. Unlike live cultures, which can be destroyed in transit by heat, freeze-dried bacteria hold up well in warm weather, as they remain intact and stable with all of their beneficial properties. This means your probiotics will arrive in optimal condition. (Then once you receive your package, you can put them in the fridge.)

We also have an overnight shipping option available Monday through Wednesday.

For more information about our shipping options and policy, click here.

Overview plus minus

Smidge™ Sensitive Probiotic (formerly GutPro® powder)

  • Pure probiotic powder

  • No additives or prebiotics

  • Contains D-lactate-free strains

  • Compatible with real food diets

  • Non-GMO

  • Free of common allergens

Introducing our pure, potent Sensitive Probiotic powder, with the same GutPro® formula you know and love.

This probiotic was born when folks with extremely sensitive digestive systems told us they weren't able to tolerate certain strains and irritating ingredients in the commercial products on the market. We were compelled to provide precisely what they needed:

Premium, 100% probiotic powder
with eight clinically-proven strains of beneficial bacteria.

And, our probiotic for sensitive stomachs is made for your comfort. We carefully calibrate the probiotic strains to ease digestion, promote regularity and minimize potential side effects.* That means omitting certain strains found in commercial brands that can cause histamine intolerance, acidosis and other reactions.

You also won't find common allergens, additives or fillers. Just clean probiotics designed to work hard on your gut health, all while treating your tummy with kid gloves.*

Comes with a dosage spoon, which allows you to measure the amount that's right for you and your family.

20 grams (1,000 servings), 3 billion CFUs per serving

What does it do? plus minus

What does our Sensitive Probiotic do?

Many of our customers have tried up to 20 brands of commercial probiotics with frustrating and even painful results. Then they land on the soft pillow that is Smidge™ Sensitive Probiotic powder.

Our small-batch blend contains eight clinically-proven strains of probiotics for gut health (7 human strains and one plant-based strain):

  • L. gasseri

  • L. salivarius

  • B. bifidum

  • B. breve

  • B. infantis

  • B. longum

  • B. lactis

  • L. plantarum, the plant strain

Research shows the strains in this blend can help kick start the digestive system, maximize the absorption of nutrients from your yummy real food diet, and ultimately, support the entire immune system.*

Here are some of the studied health benefits of these strains (more info and sources in our ingredients section):

  • They seem to play a role when it comes to comfy, healthy digestion.* The biggies are:

    • Minimizing gas, bloating and abdominal discomfort.*

    • Helping to digest challenging foods and assimilate nutrients.*

    • Establishing a healthy gut microbiome.*

    • Supporting the microvilli in the production and synthesis of vitamins, especially B vitamins that include folate, biotin, thiamine, nicotinic acid, pyridoxine, riboflavin and B12.*

    • And maintaining regularity (sans constipation or occasional diarrhea).* So you can go every single day with ease.*

  • They keep the immune system strong.*

  • They keep inflammation in check.*

  • They support a peppy mood and sharp brain.*

  • They promote smooth, healthy skin.*

  • And they may even support dental and oral health.*

Who Sensitive Probiotic powder is for

Because this formula contains only pure probiotics for sensitive stomachs, it's ideal for people who are taking the first steps in their health journeys or digging into dietary protocols, such as:

GAPS, SIBO, Body Ecology,
Autism/PDD-NOS, PANDA/PANS,
Paleo, AIP, Ketogenic,
Gluten-free, soy-free and casein-free.

(Please note that while this probiotic may be suitable for people on these diets, we do not claim it cures the health conditions that prompt the diets.)

Athletes, biohackers and real foodies also use our Sensitive Probiotic powder as an integral part of their regimens; they love its potency and purity. We've even heard from shiny, happy people who take it as part of their beauty routines, for glowing skin and hair.*

Directions plus minus

Dosage:

Always start with a smidge! Use one Smidge™ spoonful (20 mg). Take once a day, with food, or as directed by a certified healthcare practitioner. (See "low and slow" note below.)

Product comes with a dosage spoon.

Start low and slow: Our supplements are premium, pure and potent. Therefore, it's critically important to start slowly, with a lower dosage than recommended. For example, a minimal dose every other day, or even once a week, until you can determine how the supplement affects your body and what feels right for you. 

How to take: Use your dosage spoon to accurately measure your desired dose of probiotic powder. Sprinkle on lukewarm or cold food, mix it in a smoothie or take it with an organic fat, like butter, ghee, emu oil or coconut oil. See dosage instructions above for more info.

Storage plus minus

Storage:

Our Sensitive Probiotic powder requires refrigeration for long-term storage. Keep away from moisture. Can be kept at room temperature for up to two weeks while traveling.

Shipping plus minus

Shipping:

We use a combination of shipping services with tracking to best serve our customers. Our goal is to get your package to you in the most efficient manner using the most cost effective method.

Smidge™ probiotics ship Monday through Wednesday using a two-day service. Order by 10 a.m. Wednesday for Friday delivery.

Smidge™ probiotics contain active freeze-dried bacteria, versus live cultures. Unlike live cultures, which can be destroyed in transit by heat, freeze-dried bacteria hold up well in warm weather, as they remain intact and stable with all of their beneficial properties. This means your probiotics will arrive in optimal condition. (Then once you receive your package, you can put them in the fridge.)

We also have an overnight shipping option available Monday through Wednesday.

For more information about our shipping options and policy, click here.

What Experts Say

Founder photo
On his recommended probiotic: One of the main probiotic supplements I have had success recommending is [Smidge™ Sensitive Probiotic]. The strains do not produce histamine and most of the strains in the probiotic do not produce large amounts of D-lactate. It is safe for most people that have those issues to take and gain the digestive benefits of taking a great probiotic supplement. If you are going to take a probiotic supplement, then you need to take one that can be trusted and has the right strains needed to help your digestive health recover. That is why I recommend [Smidge™ Sensitive Probiotic]  and have recommended it to some clients that I have coached with great results.

John Brisson

Author, "Fix Your Gut: The Definitive Guide to Digestive Disorders"

Founder photo
As a practitioner I have tried many probiotic supplements with my clients over the years but was always concerned about additives and fillers as well as the streptococcus and acidophilus strains which never seemed to agree with my more sensitive ASD/GAPS clients. So imagine my delight when I first came across [Smidge™ Sensitive Probiotic] and my wish had come true – clean,  d-lactate free, no unnecessary strains, no fillers and a concentrated formula which can be used by the whole family and is the most cost effective probiotic I've been able to find. Many happy clients later I can highly recommend it!

Kitsa Yanniotis, "Kitsa's Kitchen"

Certified GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) Practitioner and Body Ecologist

Founder photo
We use [Smidge™ Sensitive Probiotic] as our multi-strain probiotic of choice for the majority of our clients. With extensive clinical evidence we've found it to be gentle upon entry for building the beneficial flora in the gut as well as conducive to therapeutic titration. Bottom line is it works! Even for those with the most sensitive or compromised systems. And personally, it's my favorite probiotic to support both my own and my family's health.

Andrea Nakayama

Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner, Functional Nutrition Alliance

Founder photo
[Smidge™ Sensitive Probiotic] has been a pivotal part of my daughter's healing. When we transitioned her onto the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) diet at 18 months old, we not only needed a probiotic that was GAPS legal, but one that would work for her chronically ill and extremely sensitive immune system. With severe allergies to corn, dairy, soy and wheat, she needed a probiotic that was free of even the smallest trace amounts. She also required a gentle probiotic that would begin to balance her body bacteria, without containing some of the more aggressive strains that were just too hard on her body. It took perseverance and time, but [Smidge™ Sensitive Probiotic] was our answer. When asked, [Smidge™ Sensitive Probiotic] is now my go-to recommendation to get any child started on a quality, multiple strain probiotic, especially those with super sensitive immune system disease.

Nichole Sawatzky

Traditional Naturopath, Certified GAPS Practitioner

Founder photo
On nourishing probiotics: This company goes above and beyond in their research and formulations. The most common strains found in most probiotics are actually an irritant for people and contain improper ratios of strains leading to more problems. The creators of these probiotics have calibrated the amount of each strain to maximize the health benefits and minimize problems. If you are looking for a very pure probiotic that will not give you negative side effects, these are the ones I recommend to my clients. [Smidge™ Sensitive Probiotic] [Smidge™ Infant Probiotic] [Smidge™ Probiotic]

Megan Kelly

Nutrition Practitioner specializing in women's health and neurobiology, Renewing all Things

Founder photo
Sometimes, what gets left out of a product is just as exciting as what goes in. For those of you avoiding dairy, corn, soy, maltodextrin and other ingredients, this custom blend probiotic has an "Other Ingredient" list I think you'll be very interested in. Zip. Zilch. Nada. We are talking zero corn, dairy, soy, gluten, maltodextrin, cellulose, inulin, magnesium stearate, or other flow agents/fillers. What it does have, however, is a custom probiotic formulated after gathering extensive research from communities with a vested interest in improving gut health.

Heather Dessinger

Mommypotamus

Founder photo
On his recommended probiotic: One of the main probiotic supplements I have had success recommending is [Smidge™ Sensitive Probiotic]. The strains do not produce histamine and most of the strains in the probiotic do not produce large amounts of D-lactate. It is safe for most people that have those issues to take and gain the digestive benefits of taking a great probiotic supplement. If you are going to take a probiotic supplement, then you need to take one that can be trusted and has the right strains needed to help your digestive health recover. That is why I recommend [Smidge™ Sensitive Probiotic]  and have recommended it to some clients that I have coached with great results.

John Brisson

Author, "Fix Your Gut: The Definitive Guide to Digestive Disorders"

Founder photo
As a practitioner I have tried many probiotic supplements with my clients over the years but was always concerned about additives and fillers as well as the streptococcus and acidophilus strains which never seemed to agree with my more sensitive ASD/GAPS clients. So imagine my delight when I first came across [Smidge™ Sensitive Probiotic] and my wish had come true – clean,  d-lactate free, no unnecessary strains, no fillers and a concentrated formula which can be used by the whole family and is the most cost effective probiotic I've been able to find. Many happy clients later I can highly recommend it!

Kitsa Yanniotis, "Kitsa's Kitchen"

Certified GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) Practitioner and Body Ecologist

Founder photo
We use [Smidge™ Sensitive Probiotic] as our multi-strain probiotic of choice for the majority of our clients. With extensive clinical evidence we've found it to be gentle upon entry for building the beneficial flora in the gut as well as conducive to therapeutic titration. Bottom line is it works! Even for those with the most sensitive or compromised systems. And personally, it's my favorite probiotic to support both my own and my family's health.

Andrea Nakayama

Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner, Functional Nutrition Alliance

Founder photo
[Smidge™ Sensitive Probiotic] has been a pivotal part of my daughter's healing. When we transitioned her onto the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) diet at 18 months old, we not only needed a probiotic that was GAPS legal, but one that would work for her chronically ill and extremely sensitive immune system. With severe allergies to corn, dairy, soy and wheat, she needed a probiotic that was free of even the smallest trace amounts. She also required a gentle probiotic that would begin to balance her body bacteria, without containing some of the more aggressive strains that were just too hard on her body. It took perseverance and time, but [Smidge™ Sensitive Probiotic] was our answer. When asked, [Smidge™ Sensitive Probiotic] is now my go-to recommendation to get any child started on a quality, multiple strain probiotic, especially those with super sensitive immune system disease.

Nichole Sawatzky

Traditional Naturopath, Certified GAPS Practitioner

Founder photo
On nourishing probiotics: This company goes above and beyond in their research and formulations. The most common strains found in most probiotics are actually an irritant for people and contain improper ratios of strains leading to more problems. The creators of these probiotics have calibrated the amount of each strain to maximize the health benefits and minimize problems. If you are looking for a very pure probiotic that will not give you negative side effects, these are the ones I recommend to my clients. [Smidge™ Sensitive Probiotic] [Smidge™ Infant Probiotic] [Smidge™ Probiotic]

Megan Kelly

Nutrition Practitioner specializing in women's health and neurobiology, Renewing all Things

Founder photo
Sometimes, what gets left out of a product is just as exciting as what goes in. For those of you avoiding dairy, corn, soy, maltodextrin and other ingredients, this custom blend probiotic has an "Other Ingredient" list I think you'll be very interested in. Zip. Zilch. Nada. We are talking zero corn, dairy, soy, gluten, maltodextrin, cellulose, inulin, magnesium stearate, or other flow agents/fillers. What it does have, however, is a custom probiotic formulated after gathering extensive research from communities with a vested interest in improving gut health.

Heather Dessinger

Mommypotamus

Ingredients

Bifidobacterium infantis

Lactobacillus plantarum

Bifidobacterium bifidum

Bifidobacterium longum

Lactobacillus gasseri

Lactobacillus salivarius

Bifidobacterium breve

Bifidobacterium lactis

Bifidobacterium infantis

B. infantis is a folate-producing beneficial bacteria, primarily found in the gastrointestinal tracts of healthy infants (and human mouths). It seems to play a critical role in establishing a healthy intestinal lining and a robust and well-regulated immune system.* Research has also linked B. infantis to helping mitigate inflammation in the digestive system and throughout the body, stating that it may reduce the production of inflammatory cytokines.* Research suggests B. infantis regulates the production of tryptophan, which is the precursor for serotonin (the neurotransmitter associated with a sense of satisfaction and happiness).*  A note on folate: it's one of the B vitamins responsible for tissue growth and cell function.

Lactobacillus plantarum

L. plantarum is a plant-based, beneficial probiotic strain naturally found in fermented foods like sauerkraut. Several clinical trials have shown that L. plantarum helps support comfortable digestion, helping to minimize gas and bloating.* One of the most common probiotics, L. plantarum seems to support immune system health.* Not only does L. plantarum stimulate the production of anti-inflammatory cytokines like IL-10, it also seems to stimulate the production of regulatory T-cells.* And, preliminary studies indicate that L. plantarum may help strengthen memory, concentration and mood.*

Bifidobacterium bifidum

Bifidobacteria are a group of bacteria that typically live in the human intestines and stomach, that help to perform essential functions like digestion and the maintenance of beneficial bacteria. One study suggests that B. bifidum may support immunity by staving off colds and touches of the flu in the winter months. Another clinical study indicates B. bifidum may help with abdominal discomfort caused by gas and bloating.* And yet another study states that B. bifidum can help with occasional diarrhea.* Clinical research suggests that B. bifidum can help maintain comfortable joint movement by helping manage inflammation.* There's also a correlation to improved mental health (boosting mood and easing anxiety), as bifidobacterium is classified as a "psychobiotic", which affects central nervous system-related functions and behaviors mediated by the gut-brain-axis.

Bifidobacterium longum

One of the first bacteria to colonize our bodies at birth, B. longum has been associated with helping to digest milk and other challenging foods, as it produces lactic acid from the fermentation of sugar in the gut.* Research suggests that B. longum may support immunity and growth in children.* It's also linked to helping maintain healthy cholesterol levels already within a normal range.* And it's been studied to help alleviate stress.

Lactobacillus gasseri

L. gasseri is naturally found in the human digestive and urinary tracts. It's been shown in clinical trials to help people lose weight.* Preliminary research indicates that L. gasseri may inhibit inflammation signaling at the genetic level.* L. gasseri may also support healthy cholesterol levels already within a normal range.*

Lactobacillus salivarius

L. salivarius is one of the most prevalent probiotic species in human saliva. It produces organic acids, such as lactic acid and acetic acid from carbohydrates. L. salivarius seems to help keep the microbial population in the mouth healthy.* Also, several clinical trials indicate that L. salivarius seems to help support the immune system and, as a result, support healthy skin.* Importantly, researchers state that it may keep the vagina healthy and comfortable by promoting a healthy pH balance.*

Bifidobacterium breve

B. breve is one of the most helpful probiotic bacteria in the human body due to its unique ability to compete with harmful bacteria by digesting a large variety of molecules. It's also prevalent in the colons of breastfed babies. B. breve is linked to helping with occasional constipation in children.* And when combined with a gluten-free (real food) diet, B. breve promotes microbial balance in the digestive tracts of children.* B. breve seems to play a role in helping to establish a healthy microbiome, based on trials involving preterm babies. And, clinical research suggests it may be useful in recolonizing the guts of children who have undergone chemotherapy.*

Bifidobacterium lactis

A transient probiotic bacteria that inhabit the human intestines and the colon, B. lactis breaks down body waste and aids in the absorption of various vitamins and minerals. One study showed that B. lactis helped preterm babies gain weight after taking antibiotics, and helped develop their immune systems.* Beyond the babies, extensive research has shown that B. lactis is useful when it comes to abdominal comfort and proper digestion, helping to get the colon in shape and making constipation a thing of the past.* Notably, preliminary lab research indicates B. lactis shows exciting potential in neutralizing certain toxins from wheat.*

Bifidobacterium infantis

B. infantis is a folate-producing beneficial bacteria, primarily found in the gastrointestinal tracts of healthy infants (and human mouths). It seems to play a critical role in establishing a healthy intestinal lining and a robust and well-regulated immune system.* Research has also linked B. infantis to helping mitigate inflammation in the digestive system and throughout the body, stating that it may reduce the production of inflammatory cytokines.* Research suggests B. infantis regulates the production of tryptophan, which is the precursor for serotonin (the neurotransmitter associated with a sense of satisfaction and happiness).*  A note on folate: it's one of the B vitamins responsible for tissue growth and cell function.

Lactobacillus plantarum

L. plantarum is a plant-based, beneficial probiotic strain naturally found in fermented foods like sauerkraut. Several clinical trials have shown that L. plantarum helps support comfortable digestion, helping to minimize gas and bloating.* One of the most common probiotics, L. plantarum seems to support immune system health.* Not only does L. plantarum stimulate the production of anti-inflammatory cytokines like IL-10, it also seems to stimulate the production of regulatory T-cells.* And, preliminary studies indicate that L. plantarum may help strengthen memory, concentration and mood.*

Bifidobacterium bifidum

Bifidobacteria are a group of bacteria that typically live in the human intestines and stomach, that help to perform essential functions like digestion and the maintenance of beneficial bacteria. One study suggests that B. bifidum may support immunity by staving off colds and touches of the flu in the winter months. Another clinical study indicates B. bifidum may help with abdominal discomfort caused by gas and bloating.* And yet another study states that B. bifidum can help with occasional diarrhea.* Clinical research suggests that B. bifidum can help maintain comfortable joint movement by helping manage inflammation.* There's also a correlation to improved mental health (boosting mood and easing anxiety), as bifidobacterium is classified as a "psychobiotic", which affects central nervous system-related functions and behaviors mediated by the gut-brain-axis.

Bifidobacterium longum

One of the first bacteria to colonize our bodies at birth, B. longum has been associated with helping to digest milk and other challenging foods, as it produces lactic acid from the fermentation of sugar in the gut.* Research suggests that B. longum may support immunity and growth in children.* It's also linked to helping maintain healthy cholesterol levels already within a normal range.* And it's been studied to help alleviate stress.

Lactobacillus gasseri

L. gasseri is naturally found in the human digestive and urinary tracts. It's been shown in clinical trials to help people lose weight.* Preliminary research indicates that L. gasseri may inhibit inflammation signaling at the genetic level.* L. gasseri may also support healthy cholesterol levels already within a normal range.*

Lactobacillus salivarius

L. salivarius is one of the most prevalent probiotic species in human saliva. It produces organic acids, such as lactic acid and acetic acid from carbohydrates. L. salivarius seems to help keep the microbial population in the mouth healthy.* Also, several clinical trials indicate that L. salivarius seems to help support the immune system and, as a result, support healthy skin.* Importantly, researchers state that it may keep the vagina healthy and comfortable by promoting a healthy pH balance.*

Bifidobacterium breve

B. breve is one of the most helpful probiotic bacteria in the human body due to its unique ability to compete with harmful bacteria by digesting a large variety of molecules. It's also prevalent in the colons of breastfed babies. B. breve is linked to helping with occasional constipation in children.* And when combined with a gluten-free (real food) diet, B. breve promotes microbial balance in the digestive tracts of children.* B. breve seems to play a role in helping to establish a healthy microbiome, based on trials involving preterm babies. And, clinical research suggests it may be useful in recolonizing the guts of children who have undergone chemotherapy.*

Bifidobacterium lactis

A transient probiotic bacteria that inhabit the human intestines and the colon, B. lactis breaks down body waste and aids in the absorption of various vitamins and minerals. One study showed that B. lactis helped preterm babies gain weight after taking antibiotics, and helped develop their immune systems.* Beyond the babies, extensive research has shown that B. lactis is useful when it comes to abdominal comfort and proper digestion, helping to get the colon in shape and making constipation a thing of the past.* Notably, preliminary lab research indicates B. lactis shows exciting potential in neutralizing certain toxins from wheat.*

FAQ

What are probiotics?

Probiotics are bacteria that line your digestive tract and support your body's ability to:

  • Help digest foods*

  • Produce your own vitamins (like folate, B12, thiamine, riboflavin, and vitamin K)*

  • Assimilate nutrients*

  • Maintain a healthy immune system*

They've been in our systems since natural birth. These bacteria (microorganisms) are collectively called our microbiome.

The right blend of beneficial bacteria — in the form of probiotic-rich foods and the easy-to-assimilate supplements — is the life force inside you. And your gut flora is responsible for how you respond to most everything you encounter on your health journey.

If you don't have enough of the good bacteria, things can get out of balance, causing pathogens to thrive and upping the risk of Leaky Gut Syndrome. This can cause a variety of issues, including:

  • Food intolerance and allergies

  • Stomach and bowel problems (both upper and lower gastrointestinal disturbance) like Celiac, Crohns, GERD, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, etc.

  • Nutrient deficiencies

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Acute inflammation

  • Thyroid disorders and disease

  • Autoimmune conditions

  • And even skin conditions

For these reasons, many people supplement with probiotics, in addition to a bountiful, whole food diet.

Is this Sensitive Probiotic free of common allergens?

Our Probiotic powder Is free of common allergens. All strains are grown on a dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian, non-GMO culture. It does not contain milk/casein, eggs, fish, shellfish, wheat/gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, yeast, corn or soy.

What strains and ingredients did you leave out of the formula for people with sensitivities?

We've had customers who've tried a dozen – sometimes as many as 20 – different probiotic formulas. And after years of frustration and despair, they've told us that this formula is the one that finally worked for them. Here's why:

  • No histamine-producing strains (Our Sensitive Probiotic contains only histamine-neutral or histamine-degrading strains of probiotic bacteria)

  • No strains known to contribute to D-lactate acidosis

  • No streptococcus thermophilus or other strains linked to adverse reactions

  • No spore-forming strains of probiotics (e.g., soil bacteria)

  • No inulin, maltodextrin or other prebiotics that can feed pathogens

  • No excipients and other added ingredients, i.e., magnesium stearate, silica, titanium dioxide

  • No common allergens: All strains are grown on a dairy-free, soy-free, vegetarian, non-GMO culture. Does not contain milk/casein, eggs, fish, shellfish, wheat/gluten, peanuts, tree nuts, yeast, corn or soy.

Is it freeze-dried or live?

It's also important to note that Smidge™ probiotics are comprised of freeze-dried bacteria. The freeze-dried bacteria are reactivated upon ingestion. Old school probiotics contained live cultures that died in transit due to warm temperatures. Freeze-dried bacteria can withstand warmer temperatures during transit.

Why does it cost $100?

Smidge™ Sensitive Probiotic powder does not contain a prebiotic or any other fillers. Most commercial probiotics are up to 80% prebiotics. This is notable because adding prebiotics reduces the potency of a probiotic supplement and therefore, reduces the cost per bottle.*

However, the cost per serving of Smidge™ Sensitive Probiotic powder is actually cheaper than "premium" probiotics that contain prebiotics, as one bottle of our powder contains more CFUs (colony-forming units) than eight bottles of the average commercial powders. In addition, the probiotic strains in this pure powder formula are scientifically proven and specifically formulated to support digestion and to minimize negative reactions.*

Can you ship Smidge™ Sensitive Probiotic powder in hot temperatures?

Yes! Smidge™ Sensitive Probiotic powder (and all of our probiotics!) can be shipped when it's hot outside. Because it requires refrigeration, we only ship orders Monday through Wednesday using two-day premium shipping services that include tracking. We also have an overnight shipping option.

Smidge™ probiotics are freeze-dried, so they hold up well to warm temperatures.

What kind of diet should I eat while on Smidge™ Sensitive Probiotic powder?

Smidge™ Probiotic powder works best in conjunction with a wholesome, real food diet. Think healthy fats, wild-caught fish, grass-fed meat, organic fruits and vegetables, and the elimination of pesticides, GMOs, additives, preservatives, chemicals and processed sugar/flour.

What is the best time and way to take my Sensitive Probiotic powder?

Here's the fun part. We recommend taking your probiotic with a meal (around the same time daily). It's beneficial if the meal also contains some natural, organic fat or oil.

Taking your probiotic with real food provides a buffering system for the supplement and ensures its safe passage through the digestive tract. Food also provides the friendly bacteria in your probiotic the proper nourishment to ensure its survival in your gut.

Our probiotics work best with an ancestral diet: unprocessed foods (meat, vegetables, fruits), healthy fats (olive oil, butter, lard, coconut oil, etc.) and no soy or grains (i.e., no wheat, corn, rice, etc.).

Please avoid taking probiotics with certain foods that may diminish the potency:

  • Avoid chlorinated water.

  • Avoid hot soup and hot beverages (coffee, tea, etc.).

  • Avoid highly processed foods (store-bought juice, sugar, wheat and soy products).

I have histamine intolerance and/or sensitivity to D-lactate. How will this product affect me?

Before starting any new supplement, it's best to first run it by your doctor. But, each of the eight strains in our Sensitive Probiotic powder has extensive research supporting their safety and efficacy in helping to revitalize your entire body.* We also took into account the rate of growth of these strains, so they would help maintain the balance in your gut.* For instance, its histamine- degrading strains balance the histamine-forming strains in the proper ratio.* This way, you can maximize your benefits from probiotics while still minimizing your exposure to D-lactate and histamine.*

Where are the ingredients in Smidge™ Sensitive Probiotic sourced and where is the supplement made?

The strains in our Sensitive Probiotic powder are sourced and produced right here in the U.S :)

How many strains does this formula have?

Smidge™ Sensitive Probiotic capsules have eight clinically-proven strains of probiotics for gut health (7 human strains: L. gasseri, L. salivarius, B. bifidum, B. breve, B. infantis, B. longum, B. lactis; and L. plantarum, a plant-based strain).*

Does this probiotic contain prebiotics?

No. Most commercial probiotics are up to 80% prebiotics. This is notable because adding prebiotics reduces the potency of a probiotic supplement and therefore, reduces the cost per bottle. More importantly, we intentionally keep prebiotics separate from our probiotic formulas. We do not (add any additional ingredients), as many of our customers have very sensitive digestive systems or are biohackers who only want purity.

A probiotic can work alone and does not require a prebiotic. Our pure probiotics can colonize without a prebiotic. Additionally, not all people taking a probiotic need a prebiotic. We recommend starting our probiotics without a prebiotic, before determining whether or not to add it to your protocol. We believe it's essential to focus on diet and real food to support the colonization of good gut bacteria.

If a person desires to use the prebiotic, they can take it separately.

Here's some additional background regarding our philosophy on prebiotics:

Most commercially available prebiotics are made from FOS/inulin. This starchy, sugary substance is counterproductive to gut health and overall health. There's also a concern that some kinds of yeast can use inulin/FOS for fuel, thereby leading to overactive yeast production in the body.

Why are soil-based strains omitted from your Sensitive Probiotic formula?

Here's the dirt on why we omitted soil-based strains: they can compete with gut flora rather than complement it.

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12/01/2020
Melissa L.
United States United States
Great customer service

Delivered with care and great customer service! I ordered prior to leaving town and didn’t realize the probiotic would arrive while I was away. I knew it would need refrigerated, so I emailed the company and they were able to delay shipment until I returned!

LP
11/19/2020
Lynn P.
United States United States
Why did you change the original formula?

We have used the original formula for years. It has always been effective and helped us keep our gut healthy. This formula is not the same. It is disappointing to see an effective product altered.

LG
11/16/2020
Lisa G.
United States United States
Great product

I think the product is excellent but I dropped the bottle and it shattered... I didn’t get more then a spoonful of it

KB
11/10/2020
Kael B.
United States United States
Don’t notice anything

I haven’t noticed anything yet. Don’t know if it take longer or need to take more?

KF
10/19/2020
Kathleen F.
United States United States
Overall rating of Smidge Sensitive Probiotic

My experience has been very good. The probiotic is very tasty and it agrees well with me

11/06/2020
Smidge™

Kathleen, thank you so much for your 5-star review of Smidge Sensitive Probiotic Powder. We are happy to hear it is easy to use and agrees with your system;) Sensitive Probiitoic is formulated to be gentle yet potent. We hear feedback on the taste, and many agree that adding it directly to the tongue is tasty. Take care!