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Here are some of the questions that we get asked most often. If you’re just starting Holigos®, take a look at questions 3-8 for answers and insights on what to expect during your first few weeks.
General Product Questions
1. How do I know which product is right for me?
We all have a unique microbiome and experience different digestive symptoms. That’s why we created two different types of Holigos® products. Both target the source of your gut issues and can help you achieve your digestive health goals. Use this chart to understand the difference and determine which is best for you.
Holigos® IBS | Restore
Holigos® IBS Restore is intended for you if you've been medically diagnosed with IBS or suffer with the same severe symptoms such as stomach pain, bloating, constipation and/or diarrhea.
Clinically proven to lessen days with stomach pain, reduce bloating severity, and increase your number of normal stools so constipation and diarrhea are reduced.
0.19 oz (5.5 g) daily dose (1 stick pack per day)
Contains proprietary formulation of both:
Nonprescription medical food to be used under medical supervision
Available in 28 daily stick packs
Holigos® IBS | Maintain
If you’re looking to optimize your digestive health or you experience only occasional digestive issues, Holigos® Maintain is recommended for you.
User-proven for proactively maintaining digestive health and managing occasional digestive upsets.†
0.12 oz (3.3 g) daily dose (1 stick pack per day)
Available in 28 daily stick packs
Holigos® IBS | Restore
|Holigos® IBS Restore is intended for you if you’ve been medically diagnosed with IBS or suffer with the same severe symptoms such as stomach pain, bloating, constipation and/or diarrhea.||If you’re looking to optimize your digestive health or you experience only occasional digestive issues, Holigos® Maintain is recommended for you.|
|Clinically proven to lessen days with stomach pain, reduce bloating severity, and increase your number of normal stools so constipation and diarrhea are reduced.||
User-proven for proactively maintaining digestive health and
managing occasional digestive upsets.†
|0.19 oz (5.5 g) daily dose (1 stick pack per day)||0.12 oz (3.3 g) daily dose (1 stick pack per day)|
Contains proprietary formulation of both:
|Nonprescription medical food to be used under medical supervision||Dietary supplement|
|Available in 28 daily stick packs||Available in 28 daily stick packs|
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2. What is the difference between Holigos® and a probiotic?
Probiotics used for the digestive system work by introducing foreign bacteria into your body rather than rebalancing your own microbiome. That “outside” bacteria may or may not survive in your body, depending upon your gut’s environment, so it can be less effective. Yogurt is a good example of a probiotic food. Holigos® is what’s known as a targeted prebiotic containing human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs). Unlike probiotics, HMOs are unique in that they nourish only your good gut bacteria so that they produce the nutrients your body needs to help restore balance in your gut. In other words, HMOs help restore and fortify your gut from within.
3. When should I take Holigos®?
Holigos® is designed to fit into your life. You can take it at any time of day. The convenient on-the-go stick packs make it easy to work into your daily routine at any time.
However, it is important that you take Holigos® regularly, so we suggest taking it at the same time each day so it becomes part of your ritual. Take a look at how Alex, a long-time Holigos® user, incorporates it into his breakfast routine.
4. How should I take Holigos®?
Holigos® is a soluble powder that you can easily mix with any food or beverage, warm or cold — so do what works best for you, like adding it to your breakfast or favorite drink.
Holigos® is odor free and has little to no taste (slightly sweet if mixed in water).
Take a look at our Instagram page to find recipes and fun “mixtures” to incorporate Holigos® into your daily routine!
5. How many sticks should I take?
We recommend taking one stick pack a day, or as directed by your doctor.
Some people temporarily take half a stick per day if they're experiencing anything more than the usual initial side effects such as increased gas or stomach rumbling. These symptoms are perfectly normal and are actually an indication that Holigos® is beginning to improve your microbiome.
We know life happens, so if you miss a day, it is not necessary to take a double dose afterwards.
6. Is Holigos® safe?
Both the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have reviewed the ingredients in Holigos® and have accepted them as safe.
Further, in clinical studies, hundreds of babies and adults have consumed our human milk oligosaccharides, even at higher doses than the daily dose found in Holigos®. No issues with safety and no severe side effects have been reported.
7. Are there any initial side effects?
Since we make real changes in your gut microbiome, it is not unusual to experience some mild side effects when you start taking Holigos®.
Research shows that over 96% of people who participated in our clinical study found Holigos® to be tolerable. The most common temporary side effects were mild gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms such as abdominal pain, gas, and bloating. These are perfectly normal and actually an indication that your microbiome is beginning to improve.
These sensations tend to disappear without any intervention after a few days, though for some people it may take slightly longer for their system to settle. While it might feel a little unpleasant during these first days, know that these are signs that your microbiome is changing to help you reclaim control of your digestive health, so it’s worth sticking with it.
If you are still experiencing these symptoms after the first few weeks but they are manageable, it is perfectly safe to continue with the products. Your gut will find a new balance by itself within the first month or two.
If, however, you experience any more serious side effects, such as nausea or increased IBS symptoms, you should stop taking the product and seek advice from your doctor.
8. When can I expect to see results?
Most of our users report feeling results within 1–2 weeks. If you have any questions along the way, The Holigos® team is here to help. Feel free to email us at email@example.com or reach out to us on Facebook or Instagram at any time.
9. Can children take Holigos®?
Holigos® has been formulated for adults and children 12 years of age and older.
Note: In the event a healthcare provider recommends Holigos® to a child under the age of 12, the dosage should be as directed by the healthcare provider.
10. What are HMOs?
Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are found in human milk and are nature’s own digestive essentials to help fortify and build healthy guts. We mirrored these nutrients to create our own unique and targeted nutrient formulation to restore balance in your gut microbiome, and ultimately help relieve your digestive symptoms.
11. Can I take Holigos® if I am lactose intolerant?
Holigos® may contain traces of lactose (milk), however the amount of lactose contained in Holigos® is very small and ordinarily too low to trigger any symptoms of lactose intolerance.
Many lactose intolerant people have used and are using Holigos® safely, so yes, you can take Holigos® if you are lactose intolerant.
12. What about other food sensitivities and allergies?
We’re sensitive to food sensitivities and allergies, which is why we created Holigos® to be free from:
- Artificial flavors, sweeteners, and coloring
- Soy, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, eggs, fish, and shellfish
13. Is Holigos® vegan?
We do not believe that Holigos® meets the strict definition of vegan.
14. How many calories does Holigos® contain?
Each stick pack of Holigos® IBS Restore contains 12 calories.
Each stick pack of Holigos® Maintain contains 10 calories.
15. Can I take Holigos® while taking medication or other supplements?
It is safe to take Holigos® with other supplements like vitamins, enzymes, or probiotics (although you do not need probiotics if you take Holigos®).
Holigos® has not been tested in drug interaction trials. If you are taking other medications, speak with your physician before starting Holigos®.
16. Can I take Holigos® when on FODMAP?
Yes, Holigos® is FODMAP-friendly!
Not all oligosaccharides are covered by the "O" in FODMAP. The FODMAP oligosaccharides generally contain the sugar, fructose, and are found in vegetables, fruits, legumes, etc. These FODMAP oligosaccharides are digested by a large number of intestinal bacteria, many of which produce gases that generate symptoms such as bloating.
The human milk oligosaccharides in Holigos® do not contain fructose. Also, because of their unique structure, only a very small number of specific intestinal bacteria can digest them, and these specific bacteria are not known gas producers. This is confirmed by our clinical studies where Holigos® IBS Restore reduced bloating and gas.
17. How often will I receive a box?
Renewals are scheduled to be delivered every 28 days starting from your first delivery.
Each box comes with 28 stick packs to be taken once a day. Once you’re near the end of the month, keep your eye on the mail for a new box.
18. Why should I subscribe?
Holigos® Microbiome Health is part of your daily routine for better digestive health. Subscribing ensures that you always have your Holigos® on hand and you never miss a dose.
Our goal is to make daily digestive wellness as easy as a single click so you can set it and forget it — but rest easy knowing you can cancel anytime. Simply log into your account to skip a shipment or cancel your subscription.
19. Can I pause or cancel my subscription?
You can skip one or more shipments or cancel your subscription at any time.
20. Is it possible to purchase a subscription on behalf of a friend or family member?
Yes, you may buy subscriptions for others. You will need to place an individual order for each subscription to allow for different shipping addresses.
21. I’ve already subscribed for the product. Do I need to create an account?
The new website will recognize your email address which is tied to your subscription information. If you have forgotten your password, enter the email address associated with your account and you will be sent a link to reset your password.
Shipping & Returns
22. How do you ship?
You will receive a shipping confirmation email within 24–48 hours after you have purchased. This email will have all the information about when your Holigos® will arrive.
Standard delivery is free of charge.
Expedited and Priority shipping are available at a small surcharge that is calculated during checkout.
We do not ship outside the US.
23. What about returns and refunds?
We believe that Holigos® will work for you, but if for any reason you would like to return the product, we offer a full money-back guarantee. Simply reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org within 30 days of receiving your Holigos®.
We always appreciate the opportunity to make things right, and we will refund you if we haven't lived up to expectations.
24. How can I track my order?
We will send an email notification including tracking information when your Holigos® box has shipped.
24. Can I change my shipping address?
Of course you can! Just log in to your account to change your address for future orders.