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Advanced Encapsulation Technology for More Effective Support of the Gut-Brain Axis

Updated: Sep 6, 2023

The Gut-Brain Axis refers to the bidirectional communication and interaction between the gastrointestinal (GI) tract (the gut) and the central nervous system (the brain). This complex and dynamic system involves a network of neural, hormonal, and immunological pathways that facilitate constant communication between the gut and the brain. The gut and the brain are connected through the vagus nerve, hormonal signaling, and the gut's enteric nervous system (often referred to as the "second brain"). The gut-brain axis is a complex communication network between the gut and the brain, and several factors make delayed-release capsules particularly advantageous for promoting optimal support. Delayed-release encapsulation technologies are advanced formulations designed to protect the active ingredients of a supplement or medication from early degradation in the stomach and ensure their release in the targeted region of the gastrointestinal tract. Both Progast® FloraCare Plus and Progast® Butyrate Complex utilize delayed-release encapsulation to enhance the effectiveness of their respective formulations.


Let's explore the benefits of this technology for each product: Progast® FloraCare Plus is specifically formulated to provide immune support and unique prebiotic and probiotic benefits. The delayed-release encapsulation technology used in this product is essential for the viability and delivery of its probiotic blend, which consists of Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium longum, bifidum, and lactis.

  • Enhanced Probiotic Survival: The stomach's acidic environment can be harsh for probiotic bacteria, leading to reduced viability and efficacy. Delayed-release encapsulation protects the probiotic bacteria from the stomach's acidic conditions, increasing their survival rate during transit to the intestines, where they are needed the most.

  • Precise Delivery to the Intestines: By bypassing the stomach's acidic environment, the delayed-release capsules ensure that the probiotic bacteria reach the targeted area of the intestines, where they can colonize and positively influence the gut microbiome. This precise delivery enhances the probiotic's effectiveness in supporting digestive health and immunity.

  • Optimal Release Time: The delayed-release technology allows for a controlled and gradual release of the probiotics in the intestines. This timed release ensures that the probiotics are released at the right location and over an extended period, maximizing their benefits in supporting gut health.

Progast® Butyrate Complex is designed to promote gut-brain axis health. The key ingredient in this formulation is Sodium 3-hydroxybutyrate, also known as Butyric acid. The delayed-release encapsulation technology used in Progast® Butyrate Complex plays a crucial role in ensuring the effective delivery of Butyric acid to the colon.

  • Protection Against Early Degradation: Butyric acid is susceptible to degradation in the stomach's acidic environment. Delayed-release encapsulation shields the Butyric acid from premature breakdown in the stomach, preserving its integrity and therapeutic properties.

  • Colon-Targeted Delivery: The delayed-release capsules enable Butyric acid to bypass the stomach and be released directly in the colon. This targeted delivery is essential because the colon is the primary site of action for Butyric acid, where it can exert its beneficial effects on gut health and the gut-brain axis.

  • Optimal Absorption: By delivering Butyric acid to the colon, the delayed-release technology ensures that the acid can be absorbed and utilized effectively. This enhances its potential in supporting gut barrier function, reducing inflammation, and promoting overall gut health.

In summary, delayed-release encapsulation technologies used in Progast® FloraCare Plus and Progast® Butyrate Complex are instrumental in protecting and delivering the active ingredients to their respective target sites. This technology enhances the efficacy of the products, allowing them to provide the intended health benefits effectively and improve overall gut health and immunity for Progast® FloraCare Plus and gut-brain axis health for Progast® Butyrate Complex.


To learn more about the Gut-Brain Axis, visit our blog post here: Tara Pharmaceuticals' Progast® FloraCare Plus and Progast® Butyrate Complex stand out from alternatives on the market due to several key factors that make them superior choices for consumers seeking gut and immune support.


Here are the reasons that set them apart:

Advanced Delayed-Release Encapsulation Technology: The use of advanced delayed-release encapsulation technology in both Progast® FloraCare Plus and Progast® Butyrate Complex ensures the targeted delivery of their active ingredients. This technology protects the ingredients from stomach acidity, allowing them to reach the intestines intact, where they can be most effective. Many alternatives on the market may lack this specialized technology, leading to reduced effectiveness and survivability of the active components.

Comprehensive Formulations: Both products have thoughtfully crafted formulations that combine multiple beneficial ingredients to address specific health concerns comprehensively. Progast® FloraCare Plus offers a probiotic blend, prebiotics, and other immune-supporting compounds, promoting a healthy gut microbiome and overall immunity. Progast® Butyrate Complex, on the other hand, focuses on promoting gut-brain axis health with its key ingredient, Butyric acid, along with other essential nutrients for gut support. This comprehensive approach sets them apart from single-ingredient alternatives that may offer limited benefits.

Research-backed Ingredients: Tara Pharmaceuticals prioritizes scientific research in selecting ingredients for their products. The active components in Progast® FloraCare Plus and Progast® Butyrate Complex have been carefully chosen based on scientific evidence demonstrating their efficacy and safety. This commitment to scientific validation gives consumers confidence that they are investing in products that have been thoroughly researched and formulated.

High-Quality Ingredients and Manufacturing: Tara Pharmaceuticals sources its ingredients from reputable suppliers who adhere to ethical and sustainable practices. The manufacturing process follows strict quality control measures and complies with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). This commitment to quality ensures that customers receive products that are safe, potent, and free from contaminants.

Tailored for Specific Health Concerns: Progast® FloraCare Plus and Progast® Butyrate Complex are specifically designed to address distinct health concerns related to gut health, immune support, and gut-brain axis function. While some alternatives may offer similar ingredients, they might not be as precisely tailored to meet these specific needs, potentially resulting in less targeted benefits.

Transparent Labeling and Information: Tara Pharmaceuticals emphasizes transparency and provides clear and informative labeling for its products. Customers can access detailed information about the active ingredients, their concentrations, and the scientific evidence supporting their benefits. This transparency helps consumers make informed decisions about their health and the products they choose.

In conclusion, Tara Pharmaceuticals' Progast® FloraCare Plus and Progast® Butyrate Complex surpass alternatives on the market due to their advanced delayed-release encapsulation technology, comprehensive formulations, scientifically supported ingredients, high-quality manufacturing, and tailored solutions for specific health concerns. These factors combine to make them superior choices for individuals seeking effective and reliable gut and immune support products.

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