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How To Fix Leaky Gut…FAST… so you can put your favorite foods back on the menu!

After years of living on a thyroid-friendly diet — no gluten, no dairy, no soy — I knew that giving up inflaming foods was a huge part of my recovery, and I loved the way I felt…

But that doesn’t mean it was always easy.  

I hated feeling left out at parties and social events when a delicious dish came out that had everyone raving.  I hated the feeling that I had to be constantly vigilant — or risk spending the night in the bathroom or doubled over in pain after getting accidentally glutened.

And mostly, I just missed some of my favorite foods that I thought I’d have to go without for the rest of my life.

But then I found a magic pill — literally!  I’ll tell you more about that in a minute.

First, let’s talk about your gut health is so important…

Can you heal your leaky gut?

The foundation of healing your thyroid is repairing the leaky gut.

Leaky gut is when food toxins (like gluten) or chemicals (including preservative additives and pesticides) breach the natural barrier in the intestines and make their way into the bloodstream. It can manifest itself in many ways, but it’s crucial to heal the leaky gut and limit inflammation in your body if you want to heal your thyroid.

Poor gut health is intricately connected to low thyroid function and additionally, can trigger Hashimoto’s disease.

When your thyroid isn’t functioning optimally, it causes inflammation and immune dysregulation which in turn causes a leaky gut. The leaky gut then causes more inflammation and immune dysregulation which then further harms the thyroid. Press repeat. The cycle of destruction is endless if it is not addressed.

An inflamed and leaky gut contributes to just about every disease out there.

Why? The gut is host to 70% of your immune tissue in your body. These tissues store immune cells that carry out attacks and produce antibodies if there is a foreign invader or potential threats. That’s a really good function if you have a bacteria or virus coming in for attack.

However, when these protective functions are compromised, the intestinal barrier becomes permeable (leaky) meaning stuff escapes through it into the bloodstream. Since food proteins (like casein, gluten, et al) don’t belong outside of the gut, the body initiates an immune response and attacks them. (This is what creates an “allergic” response or food sensitivity.) The problem comes in when the body turns the attack on itself in response to the protein (think gluten) and, as in the case of Hashimoto’s, inadvertently attacks the thyroid gland.

Studies have shown that these attacks are linked to the development of all types of autoimmune disease.

Tight junctions keep the barrier of the stomach and small intestine impermeable; meaning that proteins can’t pass through. That’s what we want. Thyroid hormones strongly influence the tight junctions in the gut. However, when thyroid health is compromised, the gut can become inflamed leading to further permeability just continuing the cycle.

Inflammation in the gut also increases cortisol levels, and too much cortisol (the stress hormone) in the system presents a cascading set of challenges including weight gain and further thyroid degeneration.

And, new research is showing that the same genetic components that cause autoimmune thyroiditis are also predictors for celiac disease — which is a true allergy to gluten.

One major component to healing a leaky gut is having the right gut-bacteria balance. Bacteria in the gut actually assist in converting 20% of inactive T4 into the active form of T3. This is what we use to balance our body’s metabolic functions. This is what we need to have good energy, feel right in our bodies and to keep our weight stable.

And that’s where my magic pill comes in.

Probiotics for a complete digestive overhaul

As I said, I had long been working with my diet to help heal my leaky gut, but I realized that I was only treating one part of the problem.  So I decided to add a new probiotic to my routine.

After taking MegaSporeBiotic for only a few weeks, I noticed a complete shift in my digestive health:

  • Suddenly, I wasn’t reacting to gluten cross contamination at all (and I used to have an anaphylactic reaction if there was any cross contamination).
  • I could eat cheese without any symptoms — which used to include my face breaking out in a rash.
  • And I was having regular, consistent, painless bowel movements every day. (Hey, I try to keep it real.)

While I still stick to my whole foods diet filled with high quality proteins, vegetables, fruits and nuts, I can travel anywhere now and not worry about foods that used to aggravate my system — because nothing does now!

I also have more energy than ever since starting this probiotic. Quite literally, everything in my body seems to be processing better.

Why did I choose MegaSporeBiotic?

Of course, I knew that probiotics could help balance my gut bacteria for years, but I never found a probiotic that really delivered outstanding results… nor believed there was a magic pill.

Until now.

That’s because not all probiotics are created equal. For a probiotic to perform its function, it has to actually survive the stomach’s harsh environment and arrive to the intestines alive. A true probiotic should also be a species found in our environment, as well as in our digestive system.

But more than 95% of probiotic products on the market today don’t meet these criteria!

The most researched and widely used true probiotic strains are from the bacillus species. MegaSporeBiotic™ contains strains that have been proven to slow the growth of unwanted bacteria and yeast, while strengthening the immune response and producing essential nutrients at the site of absorption.

The strains in MegaSporeBiotic have a tough natural outer shell that protects them from the stomach acid. This key feature is what makes them effective and what separates it from all other probiotic products.

MegaSporeBiotic is also the first commercial probiotic strain that produces a significant amount carotenoid antioxidants in the digestive tract where they can be efficiently absorbed. This amazing nutrient factory is the first use of a probiotic to deliver highly bioavailable, essential micronutrients — and it’s essential for good thyroid and overall health!

In addition, these super-bugs help improve your digestion of food, which helps you absorb more of the nutrients. A common problem for people with thyroid disease and related inflammation is that we don’t absorb all the nutrients from our food because of all the inflammation in our gut. MegaSporeBiotic helps us produce and absorb more of those critical nutrients, including carotenoids, vitamins, and enzymes.

Plus, MegaSporeBiotic is convenient, uncomplicated, and easy to use because it doesn’t require refrigeration. If a probiotic is so fragile it requires refrigeration, how will it survive the high temperatures and acidity of the stomach? (Here’s a hint: It won’t.) MegaSporeBiotic survives and arrives at the site of colonization alive, so it can perform its probiotic job!

I’ve been testing MegaSporeBiotic out on myself and with my private clients for months, including clients with IBS, Crohn’s and SIBO and we have all been having great results.

It’s easy to take, works fast, and works incredibly well.

If you’re ready to put your favorite foods back on the menu, follow the ordering instructions below. Starting soon, it will also be shipped to UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and some European Countries shortly (email us from the Thyroid Loving Care site if you want to be notified when it is available for those countries)

MegaSpore is ONLY available through qualified health practitioners — so you won’t find it in your drugstore or on Amazon. That’s because this is a pharmaceutical-grade product.

It’s so refreshing to see a supplement company have integrity when it comes to administering their product. They want to make sure you are protected and only receive dosing instructions safely and by a qualified health practitioner like myself who will also be monitoring your progress.  Because of that, I am not allowed to offer this to you directly from a blog post – that’s how scammers and spammers could potentially harm you.

So, in order to receive information on how to order this probiotic and take it safely, you must sign-up for access to our password protected ordering system – which you can do below. Note** MegasporeBiotic is so popular and effective it is on back order. Order now to be put in the queue and your order will be AUTOMATICALLY SHIPPED TO YOU once it’s back in stock. Please be kind to our customer service team and do not email them about the status of your order. They don’t know when it will come in stock but your order will be shipped immediately once available. From there, you’ll receive an email for access to the portal with instructions for ordering.



I know this is an extra step but it’s a tiny, simple one – one that protect you and all of us from this product getting into the hands of those who care only about money and not truly about your health. I hope you appreciate (as I do) this level of integrity by the makers of MegaSpore for caring about the health and safety of our beautiful thyroid community as much as we do.

For even more nutrition, health and lifestyle tips, I provide a ton of resources on healing your thyroid naturally, including:

  • Our totally free Thyroid Healing Type Assessment, Report and Coaching Sessions
  • Right here on my blog, where I talk about what’s worked best for me and my clients, as well as the latest research and resources I come across.  You can subscribe to get new blog posts delivered right to your email by signing up on the righthand side of the page.
  • My book, Healing Hashimoto’s Naturally — part memoir, part instruction manual for how I personally healed my Hashimoto’s disease.
  • My exclusive free 6 Thyroid Myths That Can Keep You From Healing workshop — with info on the comprehensive Thyroid Fix in 6 program, which walks you through, step-by-step, the exact actions you need to take to heal your thyroid and get your life back! We’ve seen hundreds of participants in the Thyroid Fix in 6 avoid, decrease, or even eliminate the need need for thyroid medications.

Remember, no matter what diagnosis or symptoms you’re facing, taking small daily action will lead to big results and you can heal and have a normal life again!

Jen Wittman Thyroid CoachJen Wittman is a Certified Holistic Health Expert, Chef, Author & Vitality Coach, who teaches women how to reverse thyroid and autoimmune conditions naturally. She’s helped hundreds of women decrease (or even eliminate) their thyroid medications and has helped others stay off thyroid medication entirely.

Through her free Thyroid Healing Type Assessment, Jen teaches easy and simple steps to thyroid healing that can fit into your busy day. She also provides print outs to bring to your next doctor’s appointment so you can get the support and respect you deserve.

40 thoughts on “How To Fix Leaky Gut…FAST… so you can put your favorite foods back on the menu!

  1. Luann Lavin

    Hi Jen…
    I am a nurse practitioner and I would like to get a healthy stock i.e. a case of MicroSpore Biotic to have and sell at my practice. Is this something I may be able to arrange?
    Thank you so much for this wonderful video by Kiran Krishnan. This is exactly the kind of info we are looking for as practitioners. Your website is invaluable!

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    1. JenWittman

      Hi Luann,

      Thank you for your kind words. Yes! I believe that is possible. Please contact our customer service team directly for assistance to confirm. getTLC (@) thyroidlovingcare.com

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  2. Ginette Ayache

    Thank you Jen & Kiran for these very clear video and explanations.
    I don’t suffer from any thyroid problem but i do have an autoimmune disease: I had, 3 months ago, a flare up of rhumatoid artheritis & am presently on Prednisone (7 1/2mg/day, Vit D, Acid Folic, calcium etc..)
    I am also prone to bronchitis. I would like to restore the microbiom in my system because i suspect that a leaky guts
    is the culprit.
    Is Megasporebiotic for me and how do I get it? Take it? I live in Montréal, Canada.
    I thank you for your guidance. Ginette

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    1. JenWittman

      Hi Ginette,

      It sounds like Megaspore could be helpful for you. You can order Megaspore by submitting your email in the form on the page. The article explains the company’s policy on ordering the probiotic and why they require us to take an extra step to get to the order page.

      Warmly,
      Jen

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  3. Elaine Thomas

    Hi Jen
    You say you used to have an anaphylactic reaction to gluten . This is a life threatening emergency. Are you honestly saying that this probiotic has cured you of this?
    I am interested. Thanks Elaine

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    1. JenWittman

      Hi Elaine,

      Anaphylactic reactions can vary in severity. Not all are life threatening but they all indicate a problem. I am honestly saying the probiotic has cured me personally of this and many other symptoms.

      Warmly,
      Jen

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  4. Jojo

    If I’m already on a priobiotic that mixes with my vitamins with my company thrive is this safe to add in? What kind of doctor will test and tell you if your leaky gut is gone? I feel like the thrive has helped a lot in fact I wouldn’t haven any energy without it especially since I moved states & my new doc forced me to switch from armor to syntroid even tho when I was on it before it didn’t work but thought I’d try again since it been a few years. But since it doesn’t have the T4 in it & my body doesn’t convert it (I can only guess) I’m not exhausted & even tho levels are “good” all my original symptoms are back dry scalp & hair & skin, broken nails, major weigh gain 20lbs in 6weeks, exhausted & could sleep all day, anxiety, exzema, break outs on face & way to much more! Before I wouldn’t be able to move but with my thrive I can at least get out of bed & get through a day. !75 before the med switch all that was gone & I had energy. Still felt I could use a little more. Thinking it’s a dietary change I need im gluten free but still feel like my gut may need extra work to repair? Been gluten free 2yrs

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    1. JenWittman

      Hi Jojo,

      Have you downloaded my book (it’s free!)? I think the information in my book along with the free coaching sessions, will help you figure out additional dietary changes that could be helpful to you. To get tested for leaky gut, I recommend seeing a functional doctor. They can order the appropriate tests.

      Warmly,
      Jen

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  5. Hilary

    Thankyou for your wonderful information re Thyroid.
    Can I get your books etc and your probiotic in Australia.
    Am in Brisbane. Warmest regards

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    1. JenWittman

      Yes, Hilary!

      The book is being offered for free right now. You can find it at https://members.thyroidlovingcare.com/free-book/. Please email our customer service team directly from our contact page to receive the order form for Australia. getTLC @ thyroidlovingcare.com

      Warmly,
      Jen

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  6. Gillian

    Fascinating interview, thank you, and I have been enjoying your book also. Could I please ask:
    1) Is there a preferred diet while taking Megaspore? Some practitioners seem to argue that it is better to avoid being too restrictive when taking medicines or supplements to deal with bad bugs or overgrown good bugs so that they come out of their ‘shells’ and can be dealt with. I did see somebody saying that Kiran Krishnan thinks this way, but there was no reference as to where that information came from.
    2) Does Megaspore have any effect on parasites (e.g. blastocystis) or only on bacteria?
    3) Is it okay to keep using LDN and HCL while taking Megaspore and are there any supplements that should be avoided while taking it?
    Thanks very much,

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    1. JenWittman

      Hi Gillian,

      I recommend following a Paleo-ish diet – lots of whole foods and vegetables. Staying gluten and dairy free until the gut heals is really helpful. As I’m not a doctor, I don’t know if Megaspore would have any effect on parasites. I’d ask your doctor about any contra-indications with LDN and HCL but as I understand it, there shouldn’t be an issue. Please confirm with your doctor though. Here are the ingredients:

      “MegaSporeBiotic contains 5 pharmaceutical grade strains that each have unique function and thus contribute to the overall effectiveness of the product. Below is a brief description of each:

      1) Bacillus Indicus HU36 – The first carotenoid rich probiotic strain offered to the dietary supplement market. An isolate from humans, Indicus HU36 produces high levels of powerful carotenoids (antioxidants) at the site of absorption. Carotenoids do not survive the gastric system well. HU36 however, has demonstrated the ability to survive past the stomach acid and produce the carotenoids at their site of absorption in the gut. This makes the carotenoids produced by HU 36 the most bioavailable supplementary carotenoids in the marketplace. HU36 gives MegaSporeBiotic a function that no other probiotic formulations on the market can claim-it provides key nutrients in their most potent form.

      2) Bacillus Clausii – This strain is the largest selling strain of prescription probiotic in the world. For the first time, this strain is made available to the U.S. dietary supplement industry and is available exclusively to healthcare professionals. Bacillus Clausii is recommended for use during antibiotic treatment due to its ability to resist damage from a variety of common antibiotics. MegaSporeBiotic has the unique function of being a powerful supplement that can be used in adjunct with antibiotic therapy to keep the organisms balanced in the gut.

      3) Bacillus Subtilis HU58 – Bacillus Subtilis has been extensively studied on a genetic and functional level. There are several probiotic products in the pharmaceutical and agricultural markets that utilize this powerful probiotic. One very interesting function of Bacillus Subtilis is its ability to produce nearly 12 strong antibiotics that are potent fighters of opportunistic and harmful bacteria. Bacillus Subtilis HU58 offers MegaSporeBiotic the ability to prevent harmful bacteria growth in a variety of conditions. In addition, HU58 produces a very healthy compound called Nattokinase. Nattokinase is secreted from vegetative cells of Bacillus subtilis and has been shown to reduce blood pressure, reduce cholesterol and reduce excessive clotting by fibrinolysis. Along with Nattokinase, Bacillus subtilis also produces a number of other nutrients that have systemic health benefits such as B vitamins and Vitamin K2. Bacillus subtilis HU58 offers MegaSporeBiotic the important function of fighting off pathogenic bacteria and producing key nutrients in the gut itself. In addition, HU58 is an extremely potent immune stimulator. It has the function of germinating in the small intestines to some degree and this offers the effect of broad-spectrum immune stimulation.
      4) Bacillus Licheniformis – A probiotic often found with Bacillus subtilis and other bacillus species, licheniformis has been shown to have a potent effect of preventing the growth of harmful bacteria via the production of a common antibiotic called bacitracin. It is also a potent immune stimulator. Another very important feature of bacillus licheniformis is its ability to produce highly effective and stable protease enzymes in the gut that assist in the digestion and absorption of proteins. Lastly, licheniformis also produces the whole spectrum of B vitamins in the gut including folic acid and biotin and acts as an important nutrient factory in the digestive system.

      5) Bacillus Coagulans – A very well studied probiotic in the spore family that has a profound effect on inflammatory conditions such as IBS and Crohn’s. Bacillus coagulans offers MegaSporebiotic an expanded effect of controlling these common inflammatory bowel conditions in addition to its potent immune boosting activity. Coagulans has the unique attribute of producing lactic acid and specifically the L+ optical isomer of lactic acid, which has been shown to have a more profound effect on immune stimulation and gut defense than the other forms of lactic acid produced by conventional probiotics. Coagulans is also a tremendous colonizer and thus assures proper colonization of MEGAsporebiotic, which in turn will produce the beneficial effects required. Coagulans also plays a key role in digestion of food and absorption of nutrients. In fact, Coagulans can digest incoming fat to reduce the uptake of cholesterol. Coagulans adds another dimension to MEGAsporebiotic, giving it a potent ability to fight inflammatory conditions, aid in digestion and prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.”

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  7. Jamie

    Hi Jen,
    My PA has requested the probiotic 3 times, and has had no response from the company. Do have a contact name and number that I can pass on to her so that she can get this product ordered so that I can start taking it?

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    1. JenWittman

      Hi Jamie,

      You can order it directly from this page by submitting your email address in the field. That will give you access to the ordering page. The company requires us to do that. I don’t have anyone directly your PA can reach out to…just the general email address that your PA is using. Sorry to hear they haven’t responded. Due to the effectiveness and popularity of this probiotic, I imagine they are inundated with requests now.

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  8. Nikki

    Did you ever take any kind of probiotic before this? What about your clients? I take SO many of them and have tried so many brands over the year. Cleared up my IBS already, but I have food intolerances from strong antibiotic use. Wondering if you/your clients just never took probiotics before and any would have done the trick? Thoughts? Thank you!

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    1. JenWittman

      Hi Nikki,

      I took probiotics for years before this…so many different types and none of them had the powerful effects of Megaspore. Some of my clients have had the same experience. In the video, Kiran explains how Megaspore is different than most other brands of probiotic out there.

      Warmly,
      Jen

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  9. Edwinna May

    Hi Jen,

    I am a coeliac with Hashimotos and mixed connective tissue dusease, the latter causing joint pain and stiffness. Will Megaspore be available to me in Australia and what can I expect to pay. I have tried nany probiotics with minimal success and after reading your story I am very keen to try this product. Edwina May,, Sydney Australia

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    1. JenWittman

      Hi Edwinna,

      Yes, it’s now available in Australia. Please email our customer service team directly at getTLC @ thyroidlovingcare.com and let them know you’d like the order page for Australia.

      Warmly,
      Jen

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  10. Jill

    I did try a full bottle of MegaSpore probiotic and saw no noticeable benefits. Am I an exception or do most people need to be on it for many months before benefitting?

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  11. CJ

    Struggling with leaky gut, leaky brain, Celiac disease, chronic fatigue, & Hashimoto’s for 7 years and nothing I’ve tried has been successful in healing my gut. It’s been baby steps forward and back, but nothing to where the rubber meets the roads and the cogs in the wheels mesh, here’s to hoping MegaSpores will do the trick and heal my leaky gut so I can start moving towards better health. Will keep you updated.

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    1. JenWittman

      Wonderful, CJ! Please do. To speedy and happy healing! xo Jen

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    1. JenWittman

      Hi Ruthie,

      Yes it can …well, I’d just open the capsule and pour it into your smoothie.

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  12. Alice Frankel

    I live in Cascais, Portugal, and would be very grateful if you could notify me as soon as Megaspore is available for me to purchase/source online. Sounds like just what I need to continue my healing process, which started from zero two years ago, after a really bad breakdown of my body.
    Thank you.
    Alice

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    1. JenWittman

      Hi Alice,

      Please contact our customer service department directly to see if shipping to Portugal is a possibility. getTLC (@) thyroidlovingcare.com

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  13. Cindy

    Are there controlled studies documenting the effectiveness for improving leaky gut? if so, could you please cite those. I would be interested in reading more about it.
    Thanks

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    1. JenWittman

      Hi Cindy,

      There is a list of studies we can give you. Please email our customer service team directly at getTLC @ thyroidlovingcare.com

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  14. Judy Payne

    Hi Jen,
    Just watched you interviewing the discoverer of MegaSpore. I’m in Canada as well. Could you please let me know when it becomes available here?
    Dumb question. How do I email you directly? Thanks so much!

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    1. JenWittman

      Hi Judy! Yes, it can be shipped to Canada. Once you enter your email directly in the form above, you’ll receive information on the product and how to reach us. We’ve had a problem with spammers inundating our email accounts so we don’t post our direct email on this page anymore.

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  15. Melissa

    Is this probiotic safe for children? My 9 yr old daughter has Hashimoto’s.

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    1. JenWittman

      Yes, it is safe for children. You would halve the dose and integrate it very slowly. There are instructions that are emailed directly to you upon ordering.

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  16. Denisa Popovici

    How much does it cost ?

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    1. JenWittman

      Hi Denisa,

      It depends on where you live and how much you’re ordering. You get a discount for ordering more. The price changes slightly depending on where we are shipping if it’s outside of the U.S. You can find out what your order total would be by entering your email above to access the ordering system. You can try out a variety of options to see.

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  17. Brandi Lynn

    I just have to say I am extremely blessed to have accidentally come across one of your advertisements on Facebook. 😍

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  18. Anna Kelly

    Thanks for the post! Have you got any other advice for healing leaky gut? Thanks jen, really appreciate all your emails and help:)

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  19. Pat Presley

    could you please email me the ingredient list of this product including name of each bacteria strain
    Thx

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    1. JenWittman

      Pat, please contact Megaspore directly for a full list of ingredients and bacteria strains. Thank you!

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    1. JenWittman

      Andrea – it will be available to be shipped out of the country next week! Please email us directly if you would like to be updated when it’s available.

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