FAQs

What is Solace?

Solace is a daily probiotic supplement that helps support the digestive and immune systems by enhancing beneficial bacteria. What’s more, as a psychobiotic, Solace also has positive mental benefits and promotes a balanced, healthy mood.

Is Solace backed by science?

Yes, the powerful psychobiotic strain in Solace has been the focus of multiple research and clinical studies by our lead scientist and founder Professor Tsai. The strain Lactobacillus plantarum PS128 was isolated after a rigorous screening process of nearly one thousand strains of bacteria. These strains were tested for potency, effectiveness, and the ability to affect mental wellness. PS128 was proven to strengthen the immune and digestive systems, as well as improve mental health by modulating stress, reducing anxiety, and promoting a balanced mood. Please visit http://www.benedbiomed.com/ (our parent company) for more information regarding the current science behind this remarkable strain.

    What form does Solace come in?

    Solace comes in capsules packaged in convenient blister packets that protect the helpful, living bacteria against any degradation of quality or potency. Because probiotics are live bacteria, their numbers will naturally diminish with time and exposure. We genuinely care about offering the highest quality products, so load our capsules with much more helpful bacteria than many of our competitors. By packing our capsules with a higher CFU count, we can ensure that there are still more than 30 billion remaining even at the end of shelf life. Thus you will always benefit from a truly potent, superior product.

    What is PS128?

    The strain Lactobacillus plantarum PS128 is a unique, patented strain of beneficial bacteria. PS128 is a natural probiotic sourced from the mustard green plant.

    How should I store Solace?

    To maximize effectiveness, we recommend you store Solace in its original blister pack at room temperature or cooler. We recommend that you do not put Solace into other packages, including pill holders.

    Does Solace need to be refrigerated?

    Store in a cool, dry place. Refrigeration is not required, but is recommended. 

    What are probiotics and what do they do?

    Probiotics are good bacteria that enhance many major systems and processes, including digestion and immune defense. But good bacteria are fragile: poor diet or stress can throw off the normal balance of good bacteria, so your body might need a boost. A daily probiotic can help restore your body to health and wellness by ensuring a balanced bacterial count. Solace contains a potent probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum PS128, proven to provide both physical and mental health benefits.

    Are there special instructions for how to take Solace?

    None at all. You can take Solace at any time of day, with or without food.

    If swallowing the capsule is uncomfortable, you can open the shell and take the powder. (Take all at once to guarantee its potency.) If you’d like, you can mix the powder in a cool drink or food of your choice. It should not be added to warm/hot foods or liquids.

    I thought bacteria are bad. Why is taking bacteria good?

    Not all bacteria are bad! In fact, your body needs good bacteria to be healthy. Good bacteria are vital for maintaining healthy digestion, a strong immune system, and normal neural development. But because these beneficial bacteria are sensitive to changes in diet, elevated stress, and even antibiotic usage, taking a daily probiotic is a great way to maintain a healthy balance of good bacteria in your body.

    How many bacteria are in each capsule of Solace?

    Each Solace capsule contains at least 3x10^10 (30 Billion!) live bacteria/CFU. Compare against leading general probiotic brands that contain only 1 to 5 billion CFU per capsule. 

    Does Solace help with constipation?

    Solace helps support a healthy digestive system. Bowel functions vary among individuals, of course, so please consult with your healthcare professional to discover how Solace can help maintain your digestive health.

    How often do I need to take Solace?

    We recommend you take Solace once a day, every day.

    What are the ingredients in Solace?

    Lactobacillus Plantarum PS128, Inulin, Microcristalline Cellulose, Anti-Caking Agent: Magnesium Stearate and Silicon Dioxide, Vegetable Capsule.

    Dairy and Gluten Free.

    What happens if I stop taking Solace for a few days?

    Solace is most effective when taken daily. If you miss a day, there’s no need to take a double dose to make up for it. Simply start again the next day.

    Can I take two Solace capsules daily?

    Most adults take 1-2 capsules per day. Please keep in mind that because each person has a unique bacterial ecosystem, dosage may vary. Kindly review the labeling to ensure Solace is right for you, and consult your healthcare professional if you have any questions.

    Does Solace have any side effects?

    Because we each have our own gut microbiota, every person is different. As with any probiotics, some people may experience a bit of gas or bloating at the start. This is usually temporary as your digestive system adjusts to Solace.

    Can I take Solace with antibiotics?

    Some antibiotics may make Solace less effective. If you are taking an antibiotic, consult your healthcare professional for advice.

    Can my child take Solace?

    Yes. Please keep in mind that since each child is different, dosage may vary. We recommend starting with one capsule per day for children under 12 years of age. Kindly review the labeling to ensure Solace is right for you, and consult your healthcare professional if you have any questions.

    Is Solace a drug or medicine?

    Solace is not a drug or medicine. It is a daily probiotic dietary supplement.