The Science Behind Gut Power Drinks

We don't mess around when it comes to the science. (Did you know Gut Power™ was created by a digestive health dietitian and total research nerd?)

Not all probiotics and prebiotics are created equally -- in fact, research shows us that you need to choose them carefully! We spent years scouring the scientific literature to come up with the best combination of ingredients to properly fuel your gut.

Check out the research below for more information on our ingredients!

Prebiotics: Sunfiber® partially hydrolyzed guar gum

Ohashi, Y., et al. "Consumption of partially hydrolysed guar gum stimulates Bifidobacteria and butyrate-producing bacteria in the human large intestine." Beneficial microbes 6.4 (2015): 451-455. Link to study.

Dall'Alba, Valesca, et al. "Improvement of the metabolic syndrome profile by soluble fibre–guar gum–in patients with type 2 diabetes: a randomised clinical trial." British Journal of Nutrition 110.9 (2013): 1601-1610.  Link to study.

Niv, E., et al. "Randomized clinical study: partially hydrolyzed guar gum (PHGG) versus placebo in the treatment of patients with irritable bowel syndrome." Nutrition & metabolism 13.1 (2016): 10. Link to study.

Nakamura, S., et al. "Suppressive effect of partially hydrolyzed guar gum on transitory diarrhea induced by ingestion of maltitol and lactitol in healthy humans." European journal of clinical nutrition 61.9 (2007): 1086. Link to study.

Polymeros, Dimitrios, et al. "Partially hydrolyzed guar gum accelerates colonic transit time and improves symptoms in adults with chronic constipation." Digestive diseases and sciences 59.9 (2014): 2207-2214. Link to study.

Furnari, Manuele, et al. "Clinical trial: the combination of rifaximin with partially hydrolysed guar gum is more effective than rifaximin alone in eradicating small intestinal bacterial overgrowth." Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics 32.8 (2010): 1000-1006. Link to study.

Paul, Siba Prosad, et al. "Stool consistency and abdominal pain in irritable bowel syndrome may be improved by partially hydrolysed guar gum." Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition 53.5 (2011): 582-583. Link to study.

Parisi, G. C., et al. "High-fiber diet supplementation in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): a multicenter, randomized, open trial comparison between wheat bran diet and partially hydrolyzed guar gum (PHGG)." Digestive diseases and sciences 47.8 (2002): 1697-1704. Link to study.

Romano, Claudio, et al. "Partially hydrolyzed guar gum in pediatric functional abdominal pain." World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG 19.2 (2013): 235. Link to study.

Russo, Luigi, et al. "Partially hydrolyzed guar gum in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation: effects of gender, age, and body mass index." Saudi journal of gastroenterology: official journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association 21.2 (2015): 104. Link to study.

Hun, Larysa. "Bacillus coagulans significantly improved abdominal pain and bloating in patients with IBS." Postgraduate medicine 121.2 (2009): 119-124. Link to study.

Dolin, B. J. "Effects of a proprietary Bacillus coagulans preparation on symptoms of diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome." Methods and findings in experimental and clinical pharmacology 31.10 (2009): 655-659. Link to study.

Baron, Mira. "A patented strain of Bacillus coagulans increased immune response to viral challenge." Postgraduate medicine 121.2 (2009): 114-118. Link to study.

Jäger, Ralf, et al. "Probiotic Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086 improves protein absorption and utilization." Probiotics and antimicrobial proteins 10.4 (2018): 611-615. Link to study.

Nyangale, Edna P., et al. "Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086 Modulates Faecalibacterium prausnitzii in Older Men and Women." The Journal of nutrition 145.7 (2015): 1446-1452. Link to study.

Jensen, Gitte S., et al. "GanedenBC 30™ cell wall and metabolites: anti-inflammatory and immune modulating effects in vitro." BMC immunology 11.1 (2010): 15. Link to study.

Mandel, David R., Katy Eichas, and Judith Holmes. "Bacillus coagulans: a viable adjunct therapy for relieving symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis according to a randomized, controlled trial." BMC complementary and alternative medicine 10.1 (2010): 1. Link to study.

Jäger, Ralf, et al. "Probiotic Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086 reduces exercise-induced muscle damage and increases recovery." PeerJ 4 (2016): e2276.  Link to study.