How to get the most out of your Gut Reset Kit

The Gutsi® Gut Reset Kit is a 60-day protocol to support and reset gut health. Following the Gut Reset protocol is about balancing and resetting the gut to help support the healthiest microbiome possible. The products in this kit were thoughtfully formulated and designed to work synergistically to achieve optimal gut health – three unique supplements work to supply precision bacterial species that support optimal digestive and immune function, support a strong and healthy gut barrier, and maintain a healthy and harmonious microbial ecosystem. 

The Gut Reset Kit includes the following three supplements: 

  • SporeBiotic™ is a blend of 4 Bacillus probiotic spores which reseed and balance healthy gut bacteria and immune function for a healthy, thriving microbiome. These spores can survive the harsh acidic environment of the upper gastrointestinal tract, becoming active and colonising the large intestine upon arrival. SporeBiotic™ supports microflora diversity, maintains key health-promoting, protective gut bacteria and supports a balanced environment within the gut microbiome. 
  • Gut Food reinforces the beneficial microbial changes created by SporeBiotic™ and supports a diverse and robust microbiome. Made up of researched, non-digestible prebiotic oligosaccharides, it provides nutritional support for the trillions of microbes living in the gut by selectively supporting populations of keystone bacteria to thrive that are vital for human health and can be easily diminished by stress, diet and other factors. 
  • Good Guts, formulated with key amino acids and polyphenols, further supports a strong and healthy mucosal barrier. Containing a first-in-class “Flavobiotic” – a citrus extract that supports microbial diversity – and potent antioxidants from bioactive Mediterranean polyphenol antioxidants, it provides innovative support for the maintenance of the mucosal system resulting in a positive impact on mucin2 production, healthy immune function and healthy gut barrier function. 

This kit gives you the essential foundations you need to start the next 60 days. Great gut health starts now! 

What is a gut reset, anyways? 

A gut reset aims to restore balance in the human microbiome and the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which is one of your major detoxification organs. Gut health is a 24/7 affair, so while targeted periods of gut focus to reset digestive health are useful for many individuals, the gut reset principles you’ll learn along the way will also help support a healthy GI tract for life. Feel the difference a healthy and diverse microbiome can make and learn how to nourish it daily to keep your gut (and you!) healthy and happy. Give your gut microbiome – which can affect every organ in your body – some love, and you will support overall health for the better 

Who can benefit from a Gut Reset? 

A healthy gut microbiome supports weight maintenance, cardiovascular health, a balanced immune system, and even a balanced mood. If you have any concerns about your gut and digestive health, it might be time for a Gut Reset! 

Anyone can benefit from the Gut Reset health protocol, especially if you experience the following: 

  • Chronic or recurring digestive issues 
  • Food sensitivities or allergies 
  • Autoimmune disease 
  • Immune dysfunction 
  • Seasonal allergies 
  • Brain fog 
  • Mood and behaviour related issues 
  • Joint problems 
  • Skin complaints 
  • Hormonal imbalances 
  • High stress lifestyle 
  • High antibiotic or medication usage 
  • Metabolic conditions 

How to prepare for your Gut Reset 

Download and use your Gutsi® Gut Reset Journal! You will find the QR code to download this incredible resource on the inside of your kit. Designed to be the ultimate companion to your Gut Reset Kit, it is jam-packed with all the goods on gut health. Learn more about the foundations of good gut health, discover more about what pre-, pro- and postbiotic support can do for you, explore how to ‘read’ your #2’s, and find nutrition and lifestyle tips to incorporate during your 60-days (and beyond!). 

Using your Gut Reset Journal, complete your initial health self-assessment, create a pre-Reset baseline, and track your progress through your gut reset programme. Measuring your progress and tracking goals is important because it allows you to see how far you’ve come, the progress you’ve made and is a great motivator to keep going. 

Get in a good frame of mind. Day didn’t go as planned? Made food choices that you didn’t plan on despite best intentions? Had a cheeky wine to celebrate some good news? Forgot your supplements that day? It’s ok. We are aiming for progress, not perfection. Forgive yourself, pick something that you can do to support your health, and move on. Being aware, mindful, and non-judgemental of our choices can help us make difference choices the next time we are in a similar situation. 

Remove gut damaging factors. These include foods that you react to and gastric irritants like alcohol, caffeine or drugs. Gastric irritants can be found in foods as well – sugar, artificial sweeteners, preservatives and GMO foods. 

Get started 

Kick-start great gut health with these guidelines! Individual circumstances vary. 


Step 1 (weeks 1-4): Introduce SporeBiotic™ 

SporeBiotic™ supports the growth and diversity of the microbiome and important keystone bacteria like Akkermansia and Bifidobacteria. We recommend starting out slowly in taking SporeBiotic™ to avoid symptoms associated with detoxification. The most common symptoms you might see are diarrhoea (loose stools) and intestinal cramping. 

Week 1: 1 capsule of SporeBiotic™, every other day. 

Week 2-8: 1 capsule of SporeBiotic™, daily. 

Take with food or right after a meal (breakfast, lunch OR dinner). Capsules may be opened, and contents mixed in food or smoothies.  

In Step 2, you will continue with the SporeBiotic™ and you will add in Gut Food and Good Guts. 


Step 2 (week 5-8): Add Gut Food and Good Guts 

The second step is adding in Gut Food, which feeds only the keystone bacteria with galactooligosaccharides, xylooligosaccharides, and fructooligosaccharides. This is an important step in growing a healthy, thriving microbiome. 

Week 5-8: 4 capsules of Gut Food, daily.  

Take with or without a meal. Capsules may be opened, and contents mixed in food or smoothies. 

You will also start taking Good Guts. The first complete mucosal supplement of its kind, Good Guts contains key amino acids and polyphenolic compounds to support microbial diversity and a strong and healthy mucosal barrier. 

Week 5-8: 3 capsules of Good Guts, daily. 

Take with or without a meal. Capsules may be opened, and contents mixed in food or smoothies. 

Once you have been on the full protocol (SporeBiotic™ + Gut Food + Good Guts) for 30+ days, you can decrease the doses and follow a maintenance protocol. 

Let’s talk detoxification and titration 

The products in your Gut Reset Kit are so effective that they have been known to create “die-off” symptoms in individuals who have some pathogens to clear, who may have a compromised gut barrier, or who experience other types of gut and digestive dysfunction. Side effects come in all sorts of packages – we generally think of them as negative, as they can be unpleasant to experience. These can present differently depending on your starting health picture but can include bloating, diarrhoea (loose stools), constipation, changes in bowel habits, and digestive discomfort (gas or nausea), so if you have previously had gut issues you may want to start slowly. These symptoms are evidence that the protocol is working! 

If you are experiencing any detoxification symptoms, we recommend titrating your supplements up, meaning add them slowly and build up the dose. Most supplement issues can be remedied by lowering the dose or by taking them with meals. Start at ½ the dose, and gradually work your way up to a full dose. 

SporeBiotic™ is a therapeutic-grade spore-based probiotic that can occasionally cause side effects – mainly in two situations. 1) The body is already overwhelmed with multiple issues or challenges and altering the gut microbiome presents more change than the body can handle at that point in time; and/or 2) because SporeBiotic™ starves unfriendly bacteria, some people may experience die-off symptoms like diarrhoea. It also feeds friendly bacteria (a good thing!), and sometimes changing your bacterial population for the better may result in temporary gas or bloating. 

Sensitive individuals who may have a greater level of gut dysfunction (or what is called ‘dysbiosis’) may want to start even more slowly with SporeBiotic™, taking ¼-½ cap every other day. Gradually increase the amount until you are able to comfortably take 1 capsule every day. 

Although Gut Food’s formula is designed to not cause bloating, it still can. This is primarily because our diets have a lack of diversity, meaning we also have a lack of diversity in our gut bacteria. As the fibre in this formula starts feeding friendly bacteria, bacteria ferment the fibre and you may experience gas and bloating. This does not last forever – it just means that you need to go slower. Start with ½ dose and take with a large glass of water. If this goes well for 3 days, slowly increase to a full dose. 

Maintenance protocol 

Just like your own individual gut reset programme, maintenance can look different for everyone.  

For most people, the best approach is to continue with SporeBiotic™ daily with the additional support of Gut Food and Good Guts a couple of times a week for maintaining a healthy gut environment. For some, repeating the 60-day Reset might be best. For others, revisiting a gut reset 2-3 times a year keeps their microbiome health in tip top shape and feeling great. It all depends on your individual health circumstances, your response to the protocol, and how you feel now. 

Basic guidelines: 

SporeBiotic™: Take 1 capsule per day 4-7 days per week. Some people prefer to take it every day, while others find that they can take 1-3 days off per week and still receive the same benefits. 

Gut Food: Take 1 serve 2-3 times per week 

Good Guts: Take 1 serve 2-3 times per week 

Tips for gutsy gut resetters 

  • Take SporeBiotic™ with food: The amino acids and carbohydrates in food help change the dormant spores into their active, vegetative state in the GI tract.  
  • Drink lots of water: Drinking room temperature or warm water on an empty stomach is one of the best and easiest ways to support digestion. Ayurvedic principles teach us that warm water is gentle on the GI tract and stimulates digestion, which naturally helps food move along through the digestive tract and supports the removal of waste. Staying hydrated will support any potential detoxification symptoms and ensure you are having primo poos! 
  • Support energy levels: Make the switch from stimulant based energy boosts (coffee, simple carbohydrates and sugar) that provide spikes of energy, but soon lead to a slump, with plant-based energy boosters. These substances can all lead to unwanted changes in bowel habits, too! 
  • Minimise stress: Unchecked stress has a negative effect on the gut, affecting gut permeability, barrier function, visceral hypersensitivity and gut motility. Mini-meditations, yoga, reframing and positive affirmations can help support stress levels in a healthy and proactive way. Find you need a little extra stress support? A healthy gut also communicates with the brain through nerves and hormones. MoodBiotic™ pairs the well-researched psychobiotic Bifidobacterium longum 1714™ with the stress and sleep supporting botanicals L-theanine and Passionflower. 
  • Eat for microbiome diversity: Did you know that your microbiome can change quickly? Like, VERY quickly? Research shows that within two to four days of changing your eating habits can have an impact on your gut microbiome! There is no prescribed diet to follow whilst you undertake your reset, however there are a lot of things one can do to follow a gut-healthy diet. Each meal, load up on vegetables, nuts, seeds, pulses, healthy grains and protein. Have an extra portion of green vegetables at dinner time and you’ll be too full for extra indulgences. 
  • Consider cutting out: If you are working to support the best digestive health, stay away from foods that you know aggravate you. The top five foods that can cause problems are gluten (wheat), corn, dairy, soy, and eggs. Avoid or minimise sugars and trans fats. Alcohol, caffeine and drugs are all known as gastric irritants – you’ll get the most out of your Gut Reset Kit if you opt out of these substances for the next 60 days. 
  • Use your tongue scraper: Adding the use of a tongue scraper to your daily routine supports the body’s ability to eliminate toxins that have accumulated in the mouth overnight. Tongue scraping is traditionally used in Ayurveda to massage and awaken the internal organs, stimulate digestive capacity, and ensure that you start your day feeling as fresh and clean as possible. 
  • Contact our Naturopaths for personalised support: Not sure where to start? Have more questions on how to get the most out of your Gut Reset Kit? Experiencing some detoxification symptoms? Our Naturopaths are happy to support you with a free 10-minute chat to help you with personalised diet, supplemental and lifestyle strategies to help you get the most out of your gut reset protocol. We can work together to take your microbiome health to the next level with extra assistance and support. 

This information is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your healthcare provider. Results will vary between individuals. 

By Jessica Sanders, Gutsi® Naturopath.