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Your gastrointestinal tract contains tens of trillions of microorganisms, mostly bacteria, often referred as ‘gut microbiota’ or ‘gut flora’. A balanced gut microbiota is important to ensure healthy digestive functioning as well as other lesser-known benefits like the production of certain vitamins and supporting healthy immune system function.

There are many steps you can take to help keep your gut microbiota healthy and balanced – like maintaining a healthy diet and eating a range of fresh, whole foods, like fruits, veggies, legumes, beans and whole grains. Taking a probiotic supplement may also have a beneficial effect on the gut microbiota.

Studies have shown that certain probiotic strains have a beneficial effect on immune health. For example, a clinical trial in healthy adults found that those who took Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis (BB-12®) in a once daily capsule had a better immune response to a flu vaccination compared with those who did not take the probiotic*.2

BB-12® probiotic interacts with your immune system through immune cells located in your gut and helps improve immune system function to support you through your busy life. The strain is now available in META PROBIOTIC DAILY GUT HEALTH + IMMUNE DEFENCE as a convenient once daily capsule! Try yours today! For further information or if you have questions, talk to your health professional.


  1. Jungersen M, et al. The Science behind the Probiotic Strain Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BB-12®. Microorganisms. 2014 Jun;2(2):92-110. 2.Rizzardini G et al. British Journal of Nutrition. 2012 Mar;107(6):876-84.
  • The immune response was assessed by measuring the production of specific antibodies triggered by the vaccine.

*Always read the label, use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.

** Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fibre from psyllium husk, as in Meta products, may lower cholesterol levels. Reductions in cholesterol levels may contribute to reducing the risk of heart disease. Consult a doctor if you are planning to take Meta products as part of a cholesterol lowering program.

^ Whorwell Clinical Trial, UK 2006. Am J Gastroenterol. 2006 Jul;101(7):1581-90