“GI Stability is a cutting-edge digestive health product with a unique combination of functional ingredients – an herb called Collinsonia root, whole food components beetroot and okra, and the latest microbiome-targeting prebiotic, 2’-FL,” Weston Bussler, PhD, nutrition scientist at Standard Process, said. “2’-FL selectively feeds a small number of good bacteria, which pairs nicely with the whole food ingredients of beetroot and okra in the formula as staples of a healthy diet. GI Stability builds on the rich history at Standard Process of developing the latest advances in nutrition support.”
The prebiotic carbohydrate 2’-FL is a unique Human Milk Oligosaccharide (HMO) that resists digestion and moves directly to the lower GI tract, where it becomes effective in feeding select bacteria and positively interacting with microbes, Standard Process said in a statement. HMOs are complex glycans that are present at very high concentrations in human breast milk, and contribute to the benefits of breastfeeding that are linked to long-term development, immune protection, and microbial population cultivation, all of which are not exclusive to infants, according to studies on 2’-FL supplementation in adult, infant, and animal human populations.
Proper elimination is a necessary component of healthy GI function, which is why Standard Process included Collinsonia root, a traditional herb that has been historically utilized to support normal elimination and various digestive health conditions.
GI Stability is designed for both everyday and acute gastrointestinal needs, including factors such as antibiotic use, dietary changes, short-term travel, stress, and environmental toxins. The supplement has a recommended dosage of six wafers per day for two weeks in order to address acute issues in the short-term, whereas, for long-term support, Standard Process recommends two chewable wafers per day.
“GI Stability provides both acute and long-term digestive support for patients,” Bussler said. “The new supplement also synergizes with many of our current products.”
Some products which Standard Process said can work synergistically with GI Stability include: Chelaco; an elimination support formula containing hawthorn, milk thistle seed, and garlic; Epimune Complex, a vegan immune system support formulation; Whole Food Fiber, a diverse microbiome support formulation containing whole foods including carrots, sweet potatoes, and beets; and ProSynbiotic, a blend of four probiotic strains and two prebiotic fibers to support gut flora and overall intestinal health.