Trust your gut?
Definitely. Research shows that your gut and all its good-for-you microbes (bacteria, fungi, etc.) play an essential role in your overall health, from digestion and metabolism to your central nervous system and brain function.
That’s why nourishing it with the highest quality probiotics is key to a healthier, more vibrant you.
Your immune system and gut microbiome (your gut’s ecosystem of more than 100 trillion bacteria1) are the ultimate duo. In fact, our gut accounts for about 70% of our whole immune system.
That’s why feeding it with the highest quality probiotics is paramount to protecting your immune system against possible infections and cutting down just how long you’ll be sick too. (In one scientific review, kids and adults who took a probiotic supplement had “significantly fewer numbers of days of illness” and were absent from school less than those who took a placebo2.)
When it comes to whole body health, a lot of parts vie for the spotlight—your brain, your heart, you name it. But since your gut microbiome accounts for a whopping 70%1 of your immune system, what happens inside this community of microbes, also called microbiota, can dictate much of what happens to you from head to toe, even how well you sleep2. And while research is still evolving, there’s even evidence showing that your gut could play a role in viral infections such as SARS-CoV-2, or COVID-193.
Michael Fine, M.D. FRCPC
"Probiotics play a key role in regulating your digestive health. In my clinical experience, I’ve seen patients with crippling bloating, constipation, and diarrhea improve dramatically with the routine use of probiotics."
Why Routine is so great
This ecosystem in your digestive tract is made up of more than 100 trillion bacteria spanning more than 1,000 species4. But you didn’t start with that much diversity. As a fetus, the microbiome is a blank slate5. Passing through the birth canal is your first exposure to bacteria and breastfeeding results in more microbes. When you hit age 3, you essentially have an adult microbiome6.
As years pass, factors like diet, antibiotic use, and lifestyle can affect the composition of your microbiome. Do you take probiotics and eat probiotic-rich foods like live culture yogurt? Are you a non-smoker7? Do you manage your stress levels? These are all ways to keep your microbiome in tip-top shape.
What they think about Routine
Routine is Green
When we decided to create Routine, we knew we wanted 1.) science to back up our supplement, 2.) only the highest quality, most effective strains, and 3.) an environmentally friendly approach. Just like your body appreciates a circular rhythm—rise with the sun, eat before dark, sleep at the same time every night, and repeat—Mother Earth appreciates a circular chain that uses materials to their maximum potential and ideally, regenerates them.
That’s why your first order includes a compostable pouch with a one-month supply of probiotics along with a reusable glass storage jar for future orders all delivered in a recyclable cardboard box. You’ll then automatically receive your next month of capsules in only a new compostable pouch, ready to be stored in your glass jar. No bulky, unnecessary packaging necessary.
Our pouches—which compost in 8-12 months, depending on your environmental conditions—are manufactured in North America and constructed from renewable, non-GMO, biologically based materials, including cellulose from renewable forestry wood pulp, FSC- and PEFC-certified kraft paper, and a starch-based polymer layer made mostly of GMO-free corn. We also made sure our pouches are free of microplastics. Those microplastics may help other packaging material degrade faster but ultimately don’t decompose and often end up in our oceans and food.