Arbonne Essentials DIGESTION PLUS

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Arbonne Digestion Plus to Help Your Digestive System Do Its Job!

Arbonne Digestion Plus is one of those parts of your routine that you absolutely grow to love – it helps you get your day off to a fantastic start!

Digestion Plus is a powder that you stir into a room temperature or cold beverage.

What does it do, you ask? It helps regulate and assist your digestive system to break down your food properly and efficiently, without putting a strain on your system.

Here’s what Arbonne Digestion Plus has in it!:

Chicory (Cichorium intybus)root powder; *Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) flower extract, 50 mg; *Ginger (Zingiber officinale)root extract, 50 mg; *Bacillus coagulans, 3 Billion CFU; *Arbonne Enzyme Blend 330 mg: *Fungal Amylase 5,000 DU, Protease 4.5 20,000 HUT, Papain 540,000 PU, Lactase 1,200 ALU, Peptidase 2,500 HUT, Protease 3.0 50 SAPU, Glucoamylase 10 AGU, Alpha Galactosidase 175 GalU, Bacterial Protease 5,000 PC, Protease 6.0 2,500 HUT, Bromelain 140,000 PU, Lipase 210 FCCLU, Invertase 500 SU† (OTHER INGREDIENTS: gum acacia, microcrystalline cellulose, modified tapioca starch)

That might look like mumbo-jumbo, so let’s take a look at some of those ingredients more in depth.

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Bacillus coagulans is the strain of probiotics in Digestion Plus.

Probiotics are good, friendly bacteria that live in your digestive system and help you break down food.

Foods like sauerkraut, yogurt, and kombucha have naturally occuring probiotics in them, but we often don’t get enough in our modern diets.

That’s where Digestion Plus comes in.

Bacillus coagulans is a particularly robust strain of bacteria that has many potential benefits, including:

In some studies, Bacillus coagulans reduced constipation (especially in the case of IBS), and others there was not much improvement.

Only One Strain of Bacteria – Good or Bad Thing?

This is something that I’ve educated myself on since becoming an Arbonne consultant. The human gut contains upwards of 500 strains of bacteria! When you shop for probiotics at any health food store, you’ll notice that many are listed as having 12 strains, 24 strains, and so on.

But Arbonne Digestion Plus only has 1 strain.

So is this a bad thing?


Here’s why.

According to the Natren Blog:

“Bacteria are antagonistic by nature, meaning that they don’t play well together and they will compete for survival. In fact… one of the world’s most renowned authorities on probiotics agreed with Natren founder Natasha Trenev’s long held philosophy that placing many strains in one container had no impact. “

Basically, there’s no actual benefit to having more than one strain of bacteria in your probiotics.

But you can look for certain probiotic strains that address certain ailments. To get started, find out more here: How to Choose the Best Probiotic Supplement.

Bacillus coagulans, the strain in Digestion Plus, is an overall probiotic that, as you read above, addresses many concerns.


Prebiotics are incredibly important in the use of probiotics.

Prebiotics are a fibrous, non-digestible part of foods like onions, bananas, and garlic. It can also be found in chicory root, which is where Digestion Plus gets its source of prebiotics.

These compounds are food for the probiotics.

Bacteria need food to live, thrive, and continue to do their main function in our digestive system. Prebiotics “help to increase the number of desirable bacteria in our digestive systems”.

Why It’s Best to Use a Product that Combines Probiotics and Prebiotics

Supplements that blend probiotics and prebiotics are called synbiotics!

Synbiotics can be beneficial because they help the probiotics survive the harsh conditions of the digestive tract for longer. Health says:

Some researchers say probiotics can encounter “survival difficulties” while passing through the intestinal tract. In other words, they don’t actually make it all the way to the gut. The idea behind synbiotics is that adding prebiotics to a probiotic supplement can help ensure that the digestion-friendly microorganisms arrive in the gut alive and well.

Anthea Levi, Health

Because of this, Arbonne’s Digestion Plus is designed to help the good bacteria reach the small and large intestines.

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Digestive Enzymes

Digestive Enzymes are compounds that your body makes that help you break down food. They are also naturally occurring in foods like pineapple, papaya, honey, and bananas.

But many of us don’t make enough, especially if you’re someone with IBS or gallbladder issues.

There’s a lot of controversy as to whether they are worth it, but at least anecdotally I have noticed when taking digestive enzymes alone (not Arbonne brand) that I do notice a difference.

But they have to be consumed with food in order to work.

How do You Take Digestion Plus for Digestive Benefits?

Put your Arbonne Digestion Plus in a fruit smoothie.

So now that you know all the amazing ingredients in Arbonne Digestion Plus, let’s talk about how to consume it! Digestion Plus is a powder that you pour into a liquid and drink it.

But first thing first:

If you consume Digestion Plus in a hot beverage, you will kill off all the good bacteria!

So make sure you use it in a beverage that’s room temperature or cold. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • iced detox tea
  • an Arbonne Protein shake
  • a small glass of water (chug it down!)
  • a fruit smoothie

When to take Arbonne’s Digestion Plus

The great thing about Digestion Plus is that it has so many great ingredients that it is great to take for different reasons or times during the day.

First thing in the morning

Can I take the Arbonne digestion plus on an empty stomach?

Yes! Taking your digestion plus first thing in the morning on an empty stomach can help to calm your digestive system for the day. It repopulates your gut with those beneficial bacteria and prepares your gut to start its job. Don’t forget to wait 30 minutes before eating!

Just be aware that if you take it on an empty stomach means that you’re not using the digestive enzymes (which work to break down food). That’s okay, but if you’re someone who struggles to fully digest your food, you might want the extra help, so choose one of the times below.

Right before a big meal

The digestive enzymes in Digestion Plus make lunch or dinner-time the perfect time to take one.

Digestive enzymes need to be taken right before a meal to work its most efficiently in helping your body break down macronutrients.

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Right before a meal with hard to digest components

I may not be lactose intolerant, but I definitely feel my system working overtime whenever I eat cheese or put cream into my coffee.

The digestive enzymes, combined with the pre- and probiotics, mean that your body doesn’t have to work as hard to break down those tougher ingredients.

For this reason, I take a Digestion Plus right before I eat a meal that I know will cause me some digestive distress (junk pizza, anyone?), and it always makes my digestion much more enjoyable! (*The typical results are different for everyone. Results vary depending on individual effort, body composition, age, eating patterns, exercise, and the like.)

To help with a hangover

Whenever I’ve had a little too much to drink the night before, it’s not just my head that feels terrible – it’s my gut. I can feel it churning and aching, and it makes it that much more difficult to get over that hangover.

Digestion Plus to the rescue!

Basically, when you consume large amounts of alcohol, it kills off much of the good bacteria in your digestive system and inflames your system. As soon as you take a Digestion Plus, you’re putting all that good bacteria back into your system and helping calm that inflammation.

Once the inflammation settles, you’re starting to feel much better!

(*The typical results are different for everyone. Results vary depending on individual effort, body composition, age, eating patterns, exercise, and the like.)

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The Arbonne Digestion Plus supplement is fantastic for anyone looking to increase their health, balance their gut flora, or be able to consume foods without digestive upset.

Arbonne has done their research and created a blend that is scientifically formulated for the best and most comprehensive support of your digestive system. Start taking it today!

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11 thoughts on “Arbonne Essentials DIGESTION PLUS”

  1. So should consume with food right before lunch or dinner but wait 30 minutes before breakfast food? I’m confused. Please clarify. Thanks!

    1. Hey Jay! Yeah, I can see now that that’s a little confusing. So to utilize the digestion plus to maximize the probiotics, drink it in the morning on an empty stomach. If you want to maximize the digestive enzymes, you can take it right before any meal. But because it’s so versatile, it can be used both ways! I hope that helps!

    1. In general, yes! I do have to advice you to consult your doctor, of course, because there may be things specific to your health that I don’t know about. (It does say to consult a physician if pregnant or breastfeeding, as do many other Arbonne nutrition products). It actually MAY be beneficial to baby as well! I used the Digestion Plus successfully during breastfeeding when I was only about 8 weeks postpartum and I felt very good taking them! Good luck!

  2. I’ve been taking arbonne digestion plus with my shake and for 3 months now I feel more bloated and gassy than ever before. Very uncomfortable. Why is this? I took these products to reduce bloating and it’s doing the opposite. Many thanks

    1. Hey Polly! Digestion Plus can cause gas, but typically that will decrease after you’ve been taking it for a while, so since you’ve had this happen for 3 months I definitely think something needs to be tweaked. It’s possible that you’re getting too much fiber. There is fiber in the protein shakes, and if you’re adding additional fiber, it could be too much for you. Also, are you taking it in the morning before you’ve eaten anything? Lately, I’ve been taking half a Digestion Plus in the evening before bed and that seems to help calm my system and allows it to work overnight. You can try lessening fiber, and/or try taking the Digestion plus either every other day, or half a day (or in the evening) and see what happens. Another thing you may want to consider is the detox tea. It was a HUGE help to decrease my bloating! Let me know how these changes work for you!

    1. Hey Anthony! It’s really only needed once per day. You could always take a half at a time if you need to spread the probiotics throughout the day.

  3. Hello so I starter taking the digestive plus a couple days ago and it started to make me feel nauseated all day after I took it . I don’t like taking no supplements on an empty stomach because I have stomach issues like IBS and stomach pain (colitis) i also can’t take to much fiber in my diet because it causes it irritates my stomach. But I do want to still keep taking it because of all the benefits it has . I usually take different probiotics and they never had made me feel so sick .

    1. Hi Vanessa! Follow your instincts. If you don’t think it’s a natural reaction to your body adjusting, then don’t take them. Everyone’s reaction will be different, and it might be this particular strain of bacteria, or something else that’s upsetting your entire system. Arbonne has plenty of other fantastic products for you to try for other things, and you can try to get probiotics, prebiotics, and digestive enzymes through the foods you eat (think raw sauerkraut, onions, pineapple… foods like that… maybe just not all at the same time!)

      If you’re working on soothing your digestive system (and system in general) I highly recommend the detox tea. It’s one of my favorite things from Arbonne!

  4. Ive been taking it for 3 months now and I love it. I have fatty liver and have had no symptoms since I started taking digestion plus. I take it in 4 oz of tap water, on an empty stomach every morning. I feel so much better.

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