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Can you buy an akkermansia muciniphila probiotic supplement?

Can you buy an akkermansia muciniphila probiotic supplement?

Akkermansia muciniphila is a strain of beneficial bacteria that has gotten a lot of attention lately. 

And that’s gotten a lot of people asking:

Is there a probiotic (or supplement) containing akkermansia muciniphila?

Fortunately, the answer is finally yes

As of now, there’s only one probiotic available that contains akkermansia muciniphila—Pendulum Glucose Control.

And it’s the only probiotic clinically shown to reduce blood glucose spikes and lower A1C levels.

Here’s everything you need to know. 


What is Pendulum Glucose Control?

Pendulum Glucose Control is a medical probiotic that’s targeted to manage blood glucose levels, manage type 2 diabetes, and maintain optimal metabolic health. 

In a controlled clinical trial, Pendulum Glucose Control lowered blood glucose spikes by 32.5% and reduced A1C levels by .6% (for A1C levels, that’s a lot).

It contains akkermansia muciniphila and four other unique strains that have been shown to lower blood sugar spikes, maintain a healthy gut lining, and produce butyrate—a molecule that’s essential to our overall health. 

And each daily dose of Pendulum Glucose Control contains 1 billion live Colony Forming Units (CFUs) of akkermansia muciniphila.


Why is there only one akkermansia muciniphila probiotic on the market?

Because manufacturing akkermansia muciniphila is incredibly hard. 

Turns out, akkermansia muciniphila is an anaerobic organism. That means it can only survive in an environment that is 100% oxygen-free (like your gut).

If even a single molecule of oxygen is present in the manufacturing process, the whole batch of akkermansia dies. 😵 

And since most probiotics on the shelves can tolerate oxygen, there weren’t any existing processes that could be used to grow akkermansia at scale. 

So the team at Pendulum (that’s us 👋🏼 ) had to hire specialized microbiologists to create an oxygen-free manufacturing process from scratch. 


How does the akkermansia muciniphila survive in the pill? Isn’t it exposed to oxygen there?

Pretty late in the manufacturing process, we freeze-dry the akkermansia muciniphila and evaporate all the water out. 

At that point, it turns into a powder that’s stable at higher temperatures and when exposed to oxygen.


What about natural sources of akkermansia muciniphila? Can’t I just take those instead of an akkermansia muciniphila supplement?

It turns out that there is a whole host of foods that akkermansia muciniphila feeds on. 

And these foods help maintain a healthy level of akkermansia in our gut. 

But… that’s only ideal if you already have a healthy level of a. muciniphila in your microbiome. 

If there’s a deficiency (which many of us have), then the most effective way to get your levels up quickly and effectively is to take the right dosage of an akkermansia muciniphila probiotic.

It’s like with calcium:

Everybody should eat foods that provide our body with an adequate level of calcium. 

But if you have a calcium deficiency, then taking a calcium supplement is the quickest way to increase your calcium levels. 


What about the other akkermansia muciniphila supplement results on google? Do they contain akkermansia as well?
It’s worth noting that when you google ‘akkermansia muciniphila supplement,’ several other results pop up. 

But check the ingredients label.

Because most of these supplements contain fibers that encourage the growth of akkermansia muciniphila—but they don’t actually contain any akkermansia muciniphila. 


Additional FAQs

Can you get an akkermansia muciniphila supplement on amazon?

No. For now, the only place to purchase an akkermansia-containing probiotic is through


Is there an akkermansia muciniphila probiotic with b. Infantis?
Yes! In addition to containing akkermansia muciniphila, Pendulum Glucose Control also contains Bifidobacterium infantis.


Is there an akkermansia muciniphila probiotic with clostridia?
Yes! In addition to containing akkermansia muciniphila, Pendulum Glucose Control also contains Clostridium butyricum and Clostridium beijerinckii.