Over 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates, considered the father of modern medicine, declared that “all disease begins in the gut.” Today, medical experts would tell you that although not all diseases originate in the digestive tract, the microbiome plays a critical role in our health, wellness, and immune system.
As gut health becomes a hot topic, many companies are hopping on the bandwagon and creating gut health supplements, from probiotics to prebiotics to total gut health supplements. One of those products is Multi-GI 5 by Unify Health Labs.
Multi GI-5 is an “all-in-one” gut health supplement that features a unique blend of prebiotics, probiotics, and other ingredients. Is it effective and worth paying for? We’ll get to that later on in our Multi-GI 5 review, but first let’s look at why gut health is so important. If you are already well-versed in this area, feel free to skip to the next section. If gut health is a new topic for you, we recommend reading the following section so you can better understand why a product like Multi-GI 5 exists.
What is Gut Health and How Does Multi-GI 5 Play a Role?
Recently there has been a tremendous focus on gut health, the microbiome and microbiota, and the gut-brain connection in the medical community. Microbiome research has exploded as scientists seek to understand better this microscopic ecosystem operating inside our bodies.
Defining the microbiome can be a bit complicated. Many people use microbiota and microbiome interchangeably. The microbiota refers to the 10-100 trillion symbiotic microbial cells harbored by each person, primarily bacteria in the gut; the human microbiome consists of the genes these cells harbor. Although these terms apply to cells that live in or on the body, the term microbiome typically refers only to the cells and genes, the bacteria which reside within the digestive tract.
Unhealthy bacteria entering the bloodstream through the gut lining causes chronic inflammation, a precursor to many serious conditions, such as obesity, type II diabetes, cardiovascular risk, and other metabolic diseases. And, leaky gut syndrome plays a role in gastrointestinal conditions such as celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, and irritable bowel syndrome.”
We’ve reviewed digestive health products from noted physicians, probiotics experts, internal medicine professionals, nutritionists, and trainers/entrepreneurs. In this article, we will review Multi-GI 5 from Unify Health Labs. While many gut health products are simply probiotics with a fancy name, Multi-GI 5 actually contains a unique blend of different ingredients. You may be surprised by the personality behind Unify Health Labs, which is none other than American Idol’s Randy Jackson – “Yo, c,mon dawg, he’s in it to win it!”
When we last saw Jackson on Idol, he weighed some 358 pounds and had just been diagnosed with Type II diabetes. Now this world-renowned musician, record producer, and American Idol judge is almost as well known for his total body transformation. After losing over 100 pounds, Jackson is a sleek, vibrant, and motivated entrepreneur in the natural products space. His mission is to help others reclaim their health so they can live their life to the fullest.
“It’s about mind, body, and spirit. You need all three to truly change your habits and reclaim your health.”
In this review, we will provide a brief overview of Unify Health Labs and its products, focusing on Multi-GI 5. We will detail its proprietary formulas, review its ingredients, discuss its efficacy, and provide our assessment of the product’s cost/value relationship.
About Unify Health Labs
Unify Health Labs is the company behind the Multi-GI 5 supplement. Beyond the celebrity endorsement of Randy Jackson and his transformation, little else is published about the company or its other executives. In an interview with the New Hope Network, a media company serving the natural products industry, Jackson acknowledges the involvement of Dr. Melina Jampolis as an advisor to the brand. The doctor is an LA-based internist and board-certified physician nutrition specialist, one of only several hundred in the country.
On its website, Unify Health Labs offers seven additional products. The company’s products are made in the U.S. in a cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) certified facility and have a 90-day Total Satisfaction Guarantee. The company notes products contain science-backed ingredients that are quality tested.
What Is Multi-GI 5?
Multi-GI 5 is a powdered dietary supplement designed to promote five important benefits: healthy digestion, improved weight management, increased energy, a healthy GI lining, and balanced gut flora. The product contains three proprietary blends and what the company refers to as 16 powerful gut-health boosters.
- A probiotic blend to provide an abundance of helpful gut bacteria
- A prebiotic blend to provide a fiber-rich super-fuel to support these good bacteria
- A GI Health Blend to soothe and support the digestive tract lining
Basically, Multi-GI 5 is an “all-in-one” gut health supplement designed to help customers experience all of the benefits of having a healthy gut. The product is designed to increase energy, reduce gas and bloating, improve digestive health, and control cravings. We will take a look at some of these benefits later in the review.
Multi-GI 5 Ingredients
For now, we will detail the ingredients in each of these blends. Those familiar with our reviews know our disdain for proprietary blends, which mask each ingredient’s specific dosages. We applaud Unify Health Labs as they provide a precise dosage for each ingredient in their blends on their website. While the nutrition label shows proprietary blends, the website lists the exact dosage of every ingredient.
We will also note that the formula follows a sound strategy we’ve seen deployed in other digestive health products:
- Providing sufficient good health flora (probiotics)
- Feeding and supporting these good bacteria (prebiotics)
- Addressing the gut lining to prevent “leaky gut” issues, (GI Health Blend) – in other products, this function may be served by a postbiotic
Here is the supplement facts label:
Let’s take a closer look at each of these blends.
Probiotic Blend – 37.64 mg
The probiotic blend consists of five strains of “good bacteria” to help optimize your digestion, aid in weight management, and reduce gas and bloating. The strains and dosages are listed below:
- Lactobacillus gasseri (100 billion cfu/g), 9 mg
- ProDURA, Bacillus coagulans (150 billion cfu/g), 7.26 mg
- Lactobacillus rhamnosus (350 billion cfu/g), 7.13 mg
- Lactobacillus casei (300 billion cfu/g), 7.13 mg
- Lactobacillus plantarum (400 billion cfu/g), 3 mg
ProDURA is a registered trademark of UAS Laboratories, located in Wausau, WI. UAS Labs positions themselves as the Probiotics Company and prides themselves on their extensive work in clinical research and trials.
A probiotic blend should be included in just about any gut health supplement. Taking probiotics is the first step towards a healthy guy.
Prebiotic Blend – 4 grams
The prebiotic blend contains:
- Fructo-Oligosacchrides (FOS), 4 g
- Inulin from chicory root, a potent prebiotic that actively reduces the acidity of the body’s systems
Prebiotics offer a range of benefits, the main one being that they make your probiotics more effective. Prebiotics can help your body absorb the probiotics so you make the most of them.
GI Health Blend – 433 mg
The GI Health Blend is formulated to soothe gastrointestinal discomfort, support the lining of the gut, and improve bioavailability with BioPerine, a patented ingredient used in numerous nutritional supplements. This blend includes the following ingredients in the following dosages:
- Fermented L-Glutamine, 200 mg
- Magnesium BHB (KetoVantage), 70 mg
- Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice Root Extract, 50 mg
- BioPerine Piper Nigrum Extract, 10 mg
- Berberine Hydrochloride, 3 mg
- Zinc (from Zinc Carnosine Complex), 1 mg
These ingredients are included to further support gut health and combat issues related to “leaky guy.”
Multi-GI 5 appears to be a well-designed, scientifically formulated product that features several patented ingredients.
Recommended Dosage Of Multi-GI 5
Multi-GI 5 is a Strawberry Lemonade flavored powder that you can mix with water or the beverage of your choice. The serving size is one 6.4-gram scoop, with the prebiotic fiber accounting for four grams. There are thirty servings per container.
The product should be taken daily for maximum effectiveness.
Multi-GI 5 Benefits
The benefits of Multi-GI 5 are in keeping with what we see from other digestive health nutritional supplements:
- Improved digestive health
- Reduced gas, bloating, and irregularity
- Satiety, reduced cravings
- Eliminates “leaky gut”
- Greater focus
The benefits of a healthy gut are quite extensive. Gut health is about more than just healthy digestion. It can also impact your energy levels, immune system, and overall health.
How Does Multi-GI 5 Perform – Claims Versus Reality
The combination of pre and probiotics are proven effective in addressing regularity issues, bloating, and gas. The fiber performs its function as well, aiding in digestion and relieving abdominal distress. Several reviews gave the product high marks for improved energy and reducing cravings. As previously stated, we believe Multi-GI 5 is a sound formula and endorse the product for anyone seeking to improve their digestive health and overall sense of wellness.
Furthermore, the company doesn’t make any bold claims that they can’t back up (which we always appreciate).
Is Multi-GI 5 Safe?
Although there are no instances of serious adverse effects from Multi-GI 5, the combination of ingredients may cause some individuals issues such as bloating, gas, constipation, and thirst. These types of side effects are associated with just about any gut health supplement, and not unique to Multi-GI 5.
If you are new to gut health supplements and probiotics, you may consider starting with a half scoop to see how your body reacts.
As always, consult your medical professional before starting any new dietary supplement.
Multi-GI 5 Pricing
Multi GI-5 can only be purchased directly from Unify Health Labs. It is not found in stores or other online retailers (avoid buying it elsewhere because it may not be a legitimate source).
A single jar is priced aat $69.95, however you can use this link to get your first jar at a discounted rate of $49.95.
We recommend starting with a single jar to see if the product is a good fit for you. If you enjoy the product, it definitely makes financial sense to buy a few jars in advance (and this product very well could become a part of your daily routine).
In Summary: Multi-GI 5
We are favorably impressed with Unify Health Labs, their products and philosophies, and their Multi-GI 5 product. We appreciate the science-backed formulation with its patented, clinically tested ingredients, and precise dosages for its proprietary blends. We give Multi-GI 5 excellent grades for efficacy, supported by a plethora of favorable reviews and customer feedback on the company website, which were in line with our findings.