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Unify Health Labs Multi-GI 5

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Summary

Unify Health Labs claims to offer a dietary supplement that will support healthy digestive to improve whole-body health. This product may be able to offer a reasonable option for digestive, immune, and overall health. However, the dosages contained in this dietary supplement are much lower when compared to clinical studies.

Pros

  • Prebiotics and probiotics blends are generally recognized as safe (GRAS)
  • Blend of ingredients and their strains all relate to promoting gut microbiota
  • 90-day money-back guarantee

Cons

  • Certain strains can provide side effects that may include diarrhea, cramping, flatulence, and constipation
  • Longer than normal shipment, taking as long as 15-20 days

Unify Health Labs Multi-GI 5 Review: Is It Safe and Effective?

By Rocklend Davis, Ph. D.

Updated on: Jul 13, 2020

What Is Multi-GI 5

Multi-GI 5 is a dietary supplement from Unify Health Labs that contains prebiotics, probiotics, and a blend of ingredients alleged to improve gut health.

In your gastrointestinal tract (GI), prebiotics allows for changes in the composition and/or activity of microorganisms to occur in the GI tract.

Probiotics help to develop the microorganisms in the GI to help ensure an appropriate balance of the bacteria that is necessary to maintain normal function in the GI.

Specifically, improved digestion is associated with more efficient absorption of important nutrients that we get from a well-balanced diet.

Unify Health Labs claims that you will experience benefits with daily use of their dietary supplement. According to their website, by taking 1 scoop, the company alleges that you may experience:

  • Healthy digestion
  • Improved weight management
  • Increased energy
  • Healthy GI lining
  • Balanced gut flora

In this article, we’ll help you determine if there is in fact support to back the claims made by Unify Health Labs by reviewing available research for the active ingredients.

Multi-GI 5 Ingredients: Do They Work?

Multi-GI 5 contains 3 blends of ingredients to support gut health: GI Health Blend, Prebiotics, and Probiotics. It is easy to see that the proposed benefits of this supplement are related to this blend of prebiotic and probiotic strains.

First, we’ll discuss GI Health Blend ingredients.

Fermented L-Glutamine, 200 mg

Glutamine is an amino acid in the human body and is primarily used by the cells in the intestinal wall.

While there appears to be some progress made with glutamine supplementation in the role of GI health, most of the progress is based on observational studies.

Acute oral glutamine supplementation, even at lower dosages (0.25 g kg), was able to support GI health in a study of healthy active males.

Magnesium BHB (KetoVantage ®), 70 mg

Beta-Hydroxybutyrate (BHB) is a ketone body that is used by the brain as fuel. Further, BHB may aid in transporting energy from the liver to the surrounding tissues while fasting or during exercise.

Results from a study of healthy trained cyclists found that BHB supplementation increased exercise performance by 2%.

Studies, however, are limited with regards to understanding BHB supplementation and performance of higher intensity exercise. A study of trained endurance athletes experienced a decrease in endurance at a higher intensity. This effect may be present due to decreased representation of carbohydrates.

Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice Root Extract, 50 mg

Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) extract had the glycyrrhizin removed. Due to the removal of this compound may limit or even decrease adverse effects in its true form licorice.

A laboratory study found that deglycyrrhizinated licorice may play a role in alleviating ulcers from aspirin-induced mucosal damage in rats.

DGL extract of 75 mg, taken twice daily was used to treat functional dyspepsia and was revealed to improve symptoms in humans. The DGL dosage contained in this GI Health Blend, according to the nutrition label on Unify Health Labs, indicates 50 mg.

BioPerine ® Piper Nigrum Extract, 10 mg

Piper Nigrum Extract, also known as black pepper, may be used for medicinal purposes or as a preservative. Dietary piperine plays a role in stimulating the digestive enzymes of the pancreas, enhances the digestive capacity, and decreases GI food transit time.

However, these health benefits are only shown in animal studies. Further studies and research are required in humans to confirm effects, especially in the long-term.

BioPerine received a GRAS status (generally recognized as safe).

Berberine Hydrochloride, 3 mg

Berberine is known as an alkaloid that comes from plants. Berberine may have a role in anti-diarrhea and anti-inflammatory.

A study of 196 patients with irritable bowel syndrome received berberine hydrochloride of 400 mg twice daily for 8 weeks. The findings from the study suggest that berberine hydrochloride can reduce GI issues.

Further, berberine hydrochloride supplementation at this dosage presented with side effects that were related to digestion. Some reports included:

  • Cramping
  • Diarrhea
  • Flatulence
  • Constipation
  • Stomach pain

These symptoms disappeared after decreasing the dosage by 300 mg. Included in one scoop of the Multi-GI 5 GI Health blend is 3 mg of berberine hydrochloride, which is well under the dosage utilized in the study.

Nonetheless, if you begin to notice any of the side effects, stop taking the supplement.

Zinc (from Zinc Carnosine Complex), 1 mg

Zinc is an essential trace element and is involved in numerous life processes. Zinc can be found in meats, dairy, nuts, grains, and beans. Zinc may also play a role in strengthening the integrity of the gut.

In mice, zinc was found to impact gut microbiota and offer protection to conditions affecting digestive health. Also, the effects of zinc and their role for gut health in humans needs to be further research.

Prebiotic Blend

Fructooligosaccharide (FOS) 4 g

Oligosaccharides occur naturally and can be found in plants such as onions, chicory, garlic, asparagus, banana, artichoke, and many others.

This blend helps to feed the intestinal gut microbes and the by-product that is released into the blood helps the gastrointestinal tracts.

Low quantities of fructooligosaccharides exist in food.

Prebiotics help regulate the environment of gut microbes in humans. The gut microbes or microbiota are considered its separate organ that contains a large number of bacterial cells that will help to perform many functions.

Further, the use of prebiotics to treat and influence gut health are strain-dependent. A review of 43 studies to examine the effectiveness of prebiotics to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and constipation were inconclusive. This may be due to the limited studies available of prebiotics in humans.

Probiotic Blend

This blend of probiotic contains 5 strains of good bacteria to improve digestion, weight management, and reduce gas and bloating.

Lactobacillus gasseri (100 billion cfu/g) 9 mg

This particular probiotic helps to support immune systems and colonizes approximately 40% of your digestive tract. Also, it may help to help lower stress levels in patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) by improving gut microbiota in healthy adults, improve mental state, and sleep quality.

ProDura ® Bacillus coagulans (150 billion cfu/g) 7.26 mg

Bacillus coagulans is a lactic acid that produces spore-forming bacterial species. This formation protects B. coagulans as it travels through the acidic environment of the stomach to reach the intestines. Once it has reached its destination, it begins the process of germination that will aid in the digestion of carbohydrates and proteins.

B. coagulans may also contribute to increased benefits of prebiotics by encouraging the growth of more healthy gut bacteria. A study supplemented B. coagulans for 28 days in elderly subjects was found to have influenced a higher density of healthy gut bacteria.

A review of toxicology testing studies has found that Bacillus coagulans have a history of safety for human consumption.

Lactobacillus rhamnosus (350 billion cfu/g) 7.13 mg

L. rhamnosus is a commonly used strain and appears to be well documented for the prevention and treatment of infections that occur in the gastrointestinal tract. Furthermore, it may play a role in the treatment and prevention of diarrhea and prevent allergic reactions.

A meta-analysis of 12 randomized control studies suggests that Lactobacillus rhamnosus has a role in preventing antibiotic-associated diarrhea in adults who were treated with antibiotics.

A clinical trial was also able to show the ability of this probiotics role in modulating the gut microbiota composition. This eventually leads to a decrease in potentially harmful bacteria and supports the good bacteria.

Lactobacillus plantarum (400 billion cfu/g) 3 mg

These are identified as good bacteria that attack the bad bacteria.

The possible benefits of L. plantarum may include reducing toxins, bloody pressure, fungal activity, and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

In a clinical trial, L. plantarum was able to decrease symptoms of IBS, particularly the symptoms of abdominal pain and bloating.

While there were no known side effects while taking L. plantarum, there was only one report of an adverse event by transient vertigo in one of the subjects in the trial.

Lactobacillus Casei (300 billion cfu/g) 7.13 mg

Lactobacillus Casei is reported to stimulate the production of lactic acid to help aid in healthy digestion, nutrient absorption, and regularity (gas and bloating).

In a study of 70 patients with constipation were randomized to consume 65 mL of L. casei and noted significant improvement of self-reported symptoms when compared to the control.

Is Multi-GI 5 Safe?

According to the nutrition label found on Unify Health Labs’ website, one scoop contains the 3 blends and is instructed to take twice daily.

The available blends contain ingredients that are associated with side effects that include diarrhea, cramping, flatulence, and constipation. If you do begin to experience these symptoms, stop taking the supplement, and notify your physician immediately.

The dosages of the ingredients are well under the dosages that were used in the studies. Lower dosages combined with natural ingredients provide a favorable safety profile.

It is recommended to take the dietary supplement as indicated on Unify Health Lab’s Website. Dosing of any amount should never be increased.

The Cost

Multi-GI 5 is available on Unify Health Labs website. There are multiple purchasing options and ships to you in 15-20 business days. One container of Multi-GI 5 contains 30 servings.

  • 1 bottle (1 month supply) - $69.95
  • 3 bottles - $188.85 (savings of $21.00)
  • 6 bottles - $353.70 ( savings of $66.00)

Each order is backed by a 90-day money-back guarantee with no hassle. To process your refund, email support@unifyhealthlabs.com or call 800-935-4598.

The Bottom Line

Multi-GI 5 includes 3 blends of ingredients that offer many scientifically proven benefits. As a comprehensive blend with many ingredients, this supplement may support overall gut health.

While the dosing of each ingredient is included and safe, it may be too little to achieve the proposed benefits.

We have reviewed products that seek to promote gut health with comprehensive blends and are similarly priced. You may save by avoiding the need for additional supplements, however.

Before treating symptoms on your own, speak with your doctor first.

Customer Reviews

4.0 Stars out of 100 Reviews
5 Star:47% 4 Star:33% 3 Star:6% 2 Star:6% 1 Star:8%
79% Recommend This Product
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Posted on Mar 22, 2021

Just used it for the first time

By Christine P., Nutley, NJ, Verified Reviewer

I just had my first drink. I was excited to try it and received my order fairly quickly. When I opened up the jar, it was less than half full. I measured the servings in it, using the measuring cup provided, and there were 26 servings in it, not the 30 I purchased. It didn’t dissolve completely, despite my vigorous shaking. As soon as I drank it, my mouth and throat were burning. When looking at the powder, there were black specs throughout. Could it be pepper? My mouth continues to burn even after finishing the entire drink. I felt the need to immediately go to the bathroom. Obviously, this is my first use and maybe it does the things it promised, but I am hesitant to continue to use this product and am unhappy that I didn’t receive what I was sold. I bought three bottles and if each is short 4 servings, that is almost two less weeks than I had purchased.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Quick delivery

Burning it my mouth and throat

Only getting 26 servings per jar instead of 30

Cost

Company Response from Unify Health Labs

Mar 22, 2021

Hi Christine, I'm Charlie from Unify Health Labs. Thank you for reaching out and sharing your concerns. I'm really sorry to hear that you did not receive the full 30 servings. I would like to look into this right away. I'll take the Order # you provided and alert our team to ensure this doesn't happen again. In addition, there is Black Pepper Extract in Multi-GI 5 so this could cause the sensation you're experiencing. Again, I'm very sorry that this was not the experience you were expecting so I would like to issue you a full refund. Please e-mail me at Charlie@unifyhealthlabs.com and I'll begin the refund process. Looking forward to assisting you!

Helpful Review? 6 People Have Voted

Posted on Mar 13, 2021

Amazing product and great taste!

By Lawana E., Dayton, OH, Verified Reviewer

This Multi-GI 5 tastes fantastic and to prepare it takes less than two seconds. I’ve been using this product for about 3 weeks I’m almost certain that it’s helping me to rise early and with more energy than I have had in months. I’m pretty sure my gut is melting away. I was skeptical so I didn’t measure my stomach before starting this product, now I wish I had. Anyway, I will be ordering again soon! And the taste is great even though I cough every time I prepare it, but that seems normal from what I’ve read!

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Energy that I haven’t had in months

Great taste

Easy to prepare, less than two seconds

Coughing when I’m preparing the drink

Cost is a little high for my fixed income right now

Wish it could arrive a little sooner after ordering it

Helpful Review? 3 People Have Voted

Posted on Feb 8, 2021

So far so good

By George J., New Jersey, Verified Reviewer

I drink it every day before breakfast. The taste is perfect. I have become "regular" which for me is a bonus. It does not curb my appetite whatsoever. If the premise behind the GI 5 is regularity then it is fine. I never had bloating or stomach discomfort. I was mainly having issues with constipation and so far it has corrected that. I was hopeful that my cravings would subside but they have not. I bought two more canisters because they were on sale and will use them up and see how I respond in other ways. I do expel gas pretty much constantly too.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Flavor

Easy to drink

Keeps me "regular"

So far does not curb my cravings

Pass gas a lot

I cannot recommend the product yet

Helpful Review? 5 People Have Voted

Posted on Feb 8, 2021

My opinion

By Brenda J., Norristown, Pa, Verified Reviewer

Good day.

It's too soon for my review because it has not been 30 days since I've been taking Multi GI-5 (2 weeks), maybe I would have something (I am seeing/I am not seeing) to report.

My true reason for trying this produce is my poor health due to an auto accident approximately 20 years ago which left me brain injured and mobility impaired.

My health issues are increasing now that I'm older, I would like to physically feel stronger so I can manage my health, i.e.. Physical Therapy and or self care/errands without feeling I am about to pass out.

I would love it if Multi-GI 5 helped me with my gut health so I could be stronger, minus the aches and pains so I am giving it 3 months.

I don't have anyone to help me so I am taking the initiative to help myself by giving this product a try.

It is very difficult being young and disabled and much worse now that it is 20 years later, I cannot be gainfully employed but I need to feel that I can still be independent now as I go up in age; this is what I am hoping for be trying Multi-GI 5 since I've been hearing, gut health is the way to total health.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

I like the idea of having good gut health as the product promises and I've giving myself at least 60 days to notice anything

I like the idea of natural products/ingredients used to help me maintain/improve my health

It does have a pleasant taste

I would like to have had an idea of the improvements I could\should be seeing in my body in a timeline of taking Multi-GI 5

If it's only weight loss Multi-GI 5 promises, I have not seen any in the 2 weeks that I've been taking it

I can't truthfully say Yes or No to recommending the the product because it's too soon to judge

Helpful Review? 2 People Have Voted

Posted on Feb 7, 2021

I feel so much healthier!

By Misses K., Florida, Verified Reviewer

This product has helped my GI tract do what it was meant to do! And without any side effects or discomforts of any kind. Hope it will always be available!

Thank you!

Length of Use: 6–12 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Helpful Review? 2 People Have Voted

Posted on Feb 7, 2021

Great stuff

By Laurel C., Amherst, NY, Verified Reviewer

It's changed a lot of things - excuse me but my "pooping" is easier and more "scheduled", I feel less bloated and less hungry.

The taste is very good - I find it a little "spicy" (aftertaste), but that may be that I don't add enough water when I mix it.

I'm a very energetic person, this seems to add a little help. I'm looking forward to continued good results!

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

The probiotics and their influence on my system

The cutting down of needing to snack

More energy - I think because the bloating has gotten less

No “cons” were specified in this review

Helpful Review? 3 People Have Voted

Posted on Feb 6, 2021

The first week of trying the product I feel better inside my body

By Teressa M., Somerville, TN, Verified Reviewer

I got a little more energy, exercise a little more than I was, eating habits are better, I really enjoy the Multi-GI 5 now. I let my bother try it also, we both are diabetic and are trying to work on our health.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Working on my gut and inside body

Energy

Eating habits

No “cons” were specified in this review

Helpful Review? 2 People Have Voted

Posted on Feb 5, 2021

Relief of gut issues

By Rhea L., Kill Devil Hills, NC, Verified Reviewer

My husband and I decided to take Multi-GI 5 for different reasons.

I had been having stomach pains and heartburn and thanks to menopause, weight gain. My husband had decided that diarrhea was normal for him as it had been that way for over a year. We are on our second jar of Multi-GI 5 and both of us have found that our symptoms have disappeared. And I am losing about a pound a week!

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Ease of use

No side effects

Cost

Taste

Doesn’t dissolve well

Helpful Review? 5 People Have Voted

Posted on Feb 4, 2021

Best product ever

By Mary T., Raleigh, NC, Verified Reviewer

I am seeing so many amazing results in these past 2 weeks. My energy levels are up and my waistline has decreased and that is without exercising. I can't wait until I implement my exercise regime. My level of indigestion has been greatly reduced. Also thank you so much for Randy Jackson's tips, they help a lot and keep me focused. The drink is as you described, strawberry lemonade. This is easily compatible and not difficult to drink at all. I drink it every morning for the last 2 weeks! You should make this available in every store so everyone has this amazing opportunity!

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

My energy level

My ability to make a bowel movement regularly

The powder is very fine and chokes me, I am nervous what could be happening to my lungs, I actually have to wear a mask to mix with water

Helpful Review? 7 People Have Voted

Posted on Feb 2, 2021

Not been taking it for very long but...

By Lesley L., Wyoming, Verified Reviewer

Well, so far I have only been on this for 2 weeks but I have noticed my bowels are more regular than usual. I had Gastric By-Pass 17 years ago and have always had liquid stools one day followed by constipation ever since. But not these last 2 weeks, it's kind of wonderful to be normal again and I have only added GI 5. I will update as I continue to take this.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

It's making me regular again

Do not get the powder in your nose or throat!

Helpful Review? 3 People Have Voted

Posted on Feb 2, 2021

My experience with this product

By Edythe W., Chocowinity, NC, Verified Reviewer

I am truly pleased with this product. I love the taste and it mixes well with my other drinks. It gives me energy and I am encouraged with my healthier eating by taking my Multi-GI 5 on a daily basis. It has become a part of my routine and I pour myself a scoop full in little containers and keep it in my bag in case I ever am in a hurry and leave the house without taking it. Thank you so much for being on this journey with me. I won’t get on the scale until the 31st to see what my weight loss will be. I will let you know. My gut really feels much better and is softer.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

How it’s easy to mix in your drink

The taste

Helps my gut feel better

When you opens it the powder causes you to cough a lot, it’s so strong when you open it

Helpful Review? 2 People Have Voted
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