Which Probiotic is Right For You?

If you’re reading this, it probably means you’re curious about Pendulum probiotics and how they can help your overall health. Welcome. We have a lot of information for you!

But if you're in a hurry, here's a quick reference guide for each product and what they're for:

Glucose Control 
Helps lower A1C levels and post-meal glucose spikes in type 2 diabetes
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Keystone strain reinforces the gut barrier lining to improve digestive health
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Relieves occasional bloating and gas and unlocks butyrate production
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Metabolic Daily
Optimizes metabolism to help break down fiber, sugar, and carbohydrates
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Now let's get to all the good stuff. Below, you’ll find information about how Pendulum probiotics can help:

  • Manage your type 2 diabetes (A1C and blood-glucose levels)
  • Improve your general gut health
  • Improve or restore the diversity of your microbiome
  • Increase (or introduce!) Akkermansia muciniphila (Akkermansia) in your gut microbiome
  • Increase (or introduce!) Clostridium butyricum into your gut microbiome
  • Optimize your metabolism

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

Do you have type 2 diabetes? Try Glucose Control

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

    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. 
    Glucose Control has been clinically shown to improve the nutritional management of type 2 diabetes. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of people with type 2 diabetes using metformin, Glucose Control demonstrated statistically significant reductions in A1C and after-meal blood-sugar spikes (AUC).
    You’ll also experience the benefits you’d expect from a powerful probiotic, which is improved gut health and a boost to your microbiome diversity.

    Here’s a detailed look at what’s inside Glucose Control:

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

    A unique and novel strain that's 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 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. 

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

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

    Bifidobacterium infantis 100 (digestive health probiotic)

    A common bacterial strain naturally found in the human oral cavity and gastrointestinal 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 Glucose Control.

    Don't worry—if you don't see results in 90 days, Pendulum has a Money Back Guarantee. 

    Do you want to improve your gut health? Try Akkermansia

    Akkermansia is often referred to as a keystone strain for gut health, and that's because it lives in—and plays a major role in protecting and regulating—the inner lining of your gut. This inner lining of your gut is called the mucus or mucin layer. Akkermansia feeds off the mucin which makes the gut produce more mucin, resulting in a strengthened gut lining.  
    In this way, Akkermansia helps maintain a healthy gut lining which is important for overall health, and produces organic compounds that keep your gut and body healthy.

    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. “So that suggests that you should continue taking it long term to maintain it,” says Kolterman.

    Do you want to increase the amount of Akkermansia in your gut microbiome?

    Studies show that 25% of people are low in Akkermansia, and 18% of people have no Akkermansia in their gut at all. Yet increasingly these same studies show how vital Akkermansia is to our overall health. 
    Akkermansia isn't widely available as a probiotic supplement because it's an anaerobic strain, meaning it must live in a completely oxygen-free environment (like your gut). 
    Pendulum 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. In fact, Pendulum is the only company that manufactures and sells live Akkermansia in the U.S.

    Pendulum sells 3 probiotics that contain Akkermansia: Akkermansia, Glucose Control, and Metabolic Daily.

    Struggling with occasional gut discomfort? Try Butyricum

    Designed in partnership with the world's leading gastrointestinal researchers, Butyricum (formerly known as GI Repair) is a powerful probiotic packed with Clostridium butyricum, a butyrate-producing strain that helps relieve occasional gas, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation.

    Butyricum increases the good bacteria with a targeted probiotic, contributing to an overall healthy, diverse gut microbiome. 

    Butyricum also produces butyrate, which is a short chain fatty acid produced when bacteria in the gut break down dietary fiber. It's associated with a spectrum of health benefits including healthy blood sugar response, gut permeability, and immune function.

    Butyricum 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 strain in Butyricum?


    Taking butyric acid is not as effective as directly taking the butyrate-producing strain you find in Butyricum. That’s because butyric acid is rapidly used up throughout the gastrointestinal system and generally doesn’t make it far down the gut. 

    Taking the live butyrate-producing strain Clostridium butyricum in our Butyricum capsule works better by responding to the surrounding nutrient and microbial environment and getting to the right location in the gut.

    Are you hoping to optimize your metabolism? Try Metabolic Daily

    Metabolic Daily is a live, multi-strain probiotic formulated by PhD doctors and scientists to naturally replenish your gut microbiome. It helps break down fiber and produces beneficial postbiotics and hormones such as butyrate and GLP-1, which help maintain blood sugar levels.

    Metabolic Daily reduces sugar cravings and energy slumps while improving metabolism. In so doing, it helps support a healthy weight.

    The result is less sugar cravings and crashes—just balanced, sustained energy throughout the day.

    Where can you buy Glucose Control, Akkermansia, Butyricum, and Metabolic Daily? 

    Glucose Control, Akkermansia, Butyricum, and Metabolic Daily are available at PendulumLife.com.

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