Target gb-X is A targeted probiotic blend clinically demonstrated to support mood by influencing the gut-brain axis through the microbiome.† This product can be used safely with other dietary supplements and prescription medications to help support mood.†
Target gb-X is powered by Ecologic BARRIER, a 5B CFU blend of 9 probiotic strains, that has been clinically shown to decrease overall cognitive reactivity to:
- sad mood †
- rumination †
- negative thoughts †
- aggressive thoughts†
Heightened cognitive reactivity to sad mood is an established risk factor for more serious mood alterations in the otherwise healthy individuals, and is therefore considered an important target for interventions.
Target gb-X Mechanism
- Powered by Ecologic BARRIER, a 5B CFU blend of 9 probiotic strains
- Protected by PROBIOACT® Technology for optimal efficacy, stomach acid-stable and shelf-stable without need for refrigeration
- Hypoallergenic, non-dairy, non-GMO powder in single-serving sachets
Target gb-X with Ecologic BARRIER was specifically designed to influence the gut-brain axis through defined mechanisms including strengthening of the gut barrier function, modulation of cytokines and inflammatory response, production of potentially neuroprotective metabolites, and HPA regulation. Preclinical research emphasized a pronounced shift away from macrophage-produced cytokines to T-lymphocyte-produced cytokines, a reduction in circulating lipopolysaccharide endotoxins, and a marked reduction in transcription of hippocampal genes related to HPA regulation.†
Probiotics and the Gut-Brain Axis
The gut-brain axis refers to the bidirectional communication network between the central and autonomic nervous systems and the intestines. Gut-brain communications are mediated by the immune system, endocrine connections such as the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, and neural pathways involving the enteric nervous system. The gut microbiota is now known to play a pivotal role in gut-brain communications. It is a complex interaction whereas the microbiota engages locally with intestinal cells as well as communicating directly with the central nervous system through neuroendocrine, immune, and metabolic pathways.† Research into gut-brain mechanisms is rapidly expanding our understanding and serves to inform the development of targeted probiotic formulations.
Reference: Steenbergen L, Sellaro R, van Hemert S, Bosch JA, Colzato LS. A randomized, controlled trial to test the effect of multispecies probiotics on cognitive reactivity to sad mood. Brain Behav Immun. 2015 Aug;48:258-64.
|Serving Size: 1 Sachet (Approx. 2 g)|
|Servings per Container: 30|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Total Carbohydrate||2 g||<1%*|
|Potassium (as potassium chloride)||30 mg||<1%|
|Ecologic BARRIER Probiotic Blend (5 billion CFU)||2 g||†|
|Lactobacillus casei W56||†|
|Lactobacillus acidophilus W37||†|
|Lactobacillus brevis W63||†|
|Lactococcus lactis ssp. lactis W58||†|
|Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis W52||†|
|Lactococcus lactis ssp. lactis W19||†|
|Lactobacillus salivarius W24||†|
|Bifidobacterium bifidum W23||†|
|Bifidobacterium lactis W51||†|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
† Daily Value not established
Other Ingredients: Maize starch, maltodextrin, inulin, polydextrose, vegetable protein, magnesium sulfate, and manganese sulfate.
Dissolve 1 sachet into luke warm water (3-4 oz) and stir before consumption. Take on an empty stomach in the morning , before bed or as directed by a health care practitioner. Suitable for children 1 year and older.
Shelf Stable. Store in a cool, dry place (59°F-85°F) away from direct lighty.
Free of the following common allergens: milk/casein, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, gluten, soybeans, and yeast.
If you are pregnant or nursing, have a medical condition, or are taking medication, consult your healthcare professional before using this or any supplement. Discontinue use if allergic reaction occurs.
†*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.