Glucose Control, GI Repair, or Akkermansia—Which Pendulum Product is Right For You?

Discover Pendulum Glucose Control

If you’re reading this article, it means that you’re curious about Pendulum’s probiotics, which include: 

Below, you’ll find more information about ways that Pendulum products can help to:

  • Manage your Type 2 diabetes (A1C and blood-glucose levels)
  • Improve your general gut health
  • Improve or restore the diversity of your microbiome
  • Get Akkermansia muciniphila (Akkermansia) into your gut microbiome
  • Get Clostridium butyricum into your gut microbiome

To help you  select the probiotic that is right for you, let’s start with your health goals.

Pendulum Glucose Contol
Do you have Type 2 diabetes? Try Pendulum Glucose Control

Pendulum Glucose Control is the first and only medical probiotic designed to help people with Type 2 diabetes manage their A1C and blood-sugar levels.

Pendulum Glucose Control’s formulation delivers 5 targeted "beneficial bacterial strains" to your gut microbiome, plus a prebiotic: 

Pendulum Glucose Control was designed to help manage Type 2 diabetes. It does this by:

  • Increasing the production of a postbiotic known as butyrate and
  • Helping to repair the gut lining

Science has shown that many people with Type 2 diabetes are deficient in these areas. 
Pendulum Glucose Control has been clinically-shown to improve the nutritional management of Type 2 diabetes. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, people with Type 2 diabetes using metformin and Pendulum Glucose Control demonstrated statistically significant reductions in A1C and after-meal blood-sugar spikes (AUC).1
You’ll also experience the benefits you’d expect from a great probiotic, which is improved gut health and a boost to your microbiome diversity.
Pendulum Glucose Control is only available at Click here to become a PGC member and get your first bottle.

We even have a money-back guarantee if you don’t see results in 90 days.

Do you want to improve the diversity of your gut microbiome?

Pendulum Glucose Control includes 5 targeted probiotic (beneficial bacteria) strains and a prebiotic (food to fuel the bacteria).

Our team of scientists, doctors, and innovators isolated these unique beneficial-bacteria strains to create a patented formulation that can’t be found in any other probiotics. 
Here’s a detailed look at what’s inside: 

Akkermansia muciniphila WB-STR-0001 (gut lining probiotic)

A unique and novel strain that is naturally found in your gastrointestinal tract. Akkermansia directly interacts with the gut lining and helps regulate the mucus lining of the gut.

Anaerobutyricum hallii WB-STR-0008 (butyrate-producing probiotic)

A unique and novel beneficial-bacterial strain that can only be found in Pendulum Glucose Control. Many studies have shown that people with diabetes are low in— or entirely missing— this strain.

Clostridium butyricum WB-STR-0006 (digestive and immune health probiotic) 

Naturally found in the human gut microbiome, this beneficial-bacteria strain is named for its ability to produce high amounts of butyrate, which is a short-chain fatty acid essential for the maintenance and regulation of a healthy gut. Clostridium butyricum has been clinically shown to support healthy gut microflora and digestion. 2

Clostridium beijerinckii WB-STR-0005 (butyrate-producing probiotic) 

Naturally found in the human GI tract, this strain produces butyrate.

Bifidobacterium infantis 100 (digestive health probiotic)

A common bacterial strain naturally found in the human oral cavity and GI tract. This strain helps maintain a healthy digestive tract.

Inulin (healthy-blood-sugar prebiotic)

A soluble fiber sourced from chicory root, Inulin helps to feed the other bacteria strains found in Pendulum Glucose Control.
Pendulum Akkermansia
Do you want to improve your gut health? Try Pendulum Akkermansia
If you want to improve your gut health, give Pendulum Akkermansia a try.
Akkermansia is a probiotic strain that lives in—and plays a role in protecting/regulating—the inner lining of your gut, (which is often called the ‘mucus layer’). 
Taking Pendulum Akkermansia helps:
  • To maintain a healthy gut lining (which is important for overall health)
  • To produces organic compounds (such as propionate) that keep our gut  and body in the best shape possible 

Akkermansia muciniphila maintains the health of the gut lining,” says Dr. Orville Kolterman. Chief Medical Officer at Pendulum Therapeutics. He goes on to say that—in over 90% of people studied—Akkermansia leaves the system if you take it as part of a daily regimen, then discontinue using it.3
“So that suggests that you should continue taking it long term to maintain it,” says Kolterman
Click here to learn more about Akkermansia muciniphila
Pendulum Akkermansia is only available at

Click here to become a Pendulum Akkermansia member and get your first bottle.  

Do you want to increase the amount of Akkermansia in your gut microbiome?
You may have taken a gut-microbiome test and found a deficiency in Akkermansia. Or you may have been hearing about the important role that Akkermansia plays in our gut health.
So naturally, you want more of it!
Today, Pendulum Therapeutics is the only brand that can manufacture and sell products that contain Akkermansia. 
One reason Akkermansia is not widely available is that this is an anaerobic strain, and must live in a completely oxygen-free environment (like your gut). 
Pendulum Therapeutics has developed a novel manufacturing process that enables the growth of Akkermansia. This cutting-edge science has made this next generation beneficial strain available to the public.
Can you take both Pendulum Glucose Control and Akkermansia?


Dr. Kolterman says that if you are taking Pendulum Glucose Control, you are already getting the same daily dose of Akkermansia muciniphila as you’ll find in the Pendulum Akkermansia product.

If you take both, you are effectively doubling your Akkermansia muciniphila dose every day

Struggling with occasional gut discomfort? Try GI Repair

GI Repair is a powerful new probiotic packed with a butyrate-producing strain that can help relieve occasional: 

  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea, and 
  • Constipation

Designed in partnership with the world’s leading GI researchers, some of GI Repair’s superpowers are that it:

  • Increases good bacteria with a gut-health-friendly targeted probiotic
  • Contributes to an overall healthy, diverse gut microbiome
  • Produces butyrate, which is a postbiotic substance that helps healthy bacteria flourish

“We’re generating forward-thinking science that will drive solutions for people experiencing gut discomfort,” says Jay Pasricha, MD.

  • GI Repair is taken once per day with a meal
  • GI Repair contains 15 million active fluorescent units of live Clostridium butyricum per capsule

“Decades of research have been conducted on the effectiveness of Clostridium butyricum especially in Japan,” says John Eid, PhD, Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Pendulum. “Now, Pendulum is able to manufacture this important butyrate-producing strain to develop personalized probiotics.”

Is taking butyric acid the same as taking the butyrate-producing strains contained within GI Repair?


Taking butyric acid is not as effective as directly taking the butyrate-producing strain you find in GI Repair. 

That’s because butyric acid is rapidly used up throughout the GI system and generally doesn’t make it far down the gut. 

Taking the live butyrate-producing strains like the Clostridium butyricum contained within our enteric GI Repair capsule works better by:

  • Responding to the surrounding nutrient and microbial environment
  • Getting to the right gut location, and
  • Appropriately regulating the amount of strains to be released
Is GI Repair approved by the FDA?

As a probiotic, GI Repair is not required to go through the FDA approval process.

The bacterial strain in GI Repair has gone through extensive safety testing and is “generally regarded as safe”—or GRAS. 

How do you store GI Repair?
  • Keep in a cool, dry place
  • Refrigeration extends shelf life, but is not necessary
Are there any contraindications with GI Repair?

There are no known contraindications with GI Repair.

Does GI Repair have any side effects?

There are no documented serious side effects with the GI Repair ingredients. Some short-term GI discomfort has been reported when beginning a new probiotic regimen.

Where can you buy Pendulum Glucose Control, Akkermansia, and GI Repair? 

Pendulum Glucose Control, Akkermansia, and GI Repair are not available in stores.

They are only available direct-to-consumer at

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The FDA has not approved or evaluated these statements.
Pendulum products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.
Results may vary.




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