It's not magic,
it's science.

Creating an effective probiotic goes beyond mixing strains. With over 25 years of dedicated research and development, Lyvecap is backed by proprietary clinical studies that demonstrate the true power of an efficacious probiotic.

Our commitment to science is unwavering. Inventor Claudio De Simone, MD, PhD, meticulously created Lyvecap’s formulation, including strain selection, viability, CFUs, and rigorous testing, to ensure groundbreaking benefits you can feel. STRONG was scientifically formulated to deliver proven immunological and physiological benefits to the gut and beyond. We set the standard in probiotics.

The Lyvecap Difference

200 Billion Living CFUs

Research has proven that you need the right strains in adequate amounts to make a difference immunologically in the gut.

GMP-Certified Facility

Our products are made in an FDA-approved facility, and rigorously third-party tested for quality and traceability.

Backed by Experts

Claudio De Simone, MD, PhD, and Yinka Davies, MD, form the bedrock of Lyvecap's unparalleled expertise.

True Data and Viability

Lyvecap's benefits are substantiated by formulation based clinical trails to ensure efficacy and viability.

The STRONG Formulation

  • 200 Billion CFUs of Live Bacteria
  • 8 Bacterial Strains, Patented Formulation
  • 1g Essential Amino Acid Taurine
  • 3g Essential Amino Acid Leucine


Lyvecap reduces post-exercise blood lactate concentration in the muscles which leads to faster recovery, allowing athletes to train at a higher frequency. During high-intensity exercise, the body uses lactate for energy. When lactate-utilizing bacteria are in the gut, they produce bioactive metabolites from lactate. This process increases cardiovascular endurance, improves energy levels, and regulates muscle metabolism.

The Lyvecap formulation regulates HIFs and influences oxygen consumption. The bacterial strains stabilize HIF1-a, which switches the metabolism to glycolysis, the breakdown of glucose into energy.

The oxygen spared at intestinal level is then more available for delivery to the muscles, and short-term essential organs such as the heart, brain, and lungs. Simultaneously, the formulation protects the intestinal cells from oxidative stress. This means muscles and other vital tissues have a greater supply of oxygen and energy, without any collateral damage to the gut function.

The Lyvecap formulation has been shown to increase VO2 max (maximum oxygen uptake), while decreasing VO2 (oxygen consumption), mean heart rate, and blood lactate levels. The formulation may increase time to exhaustion and allow endurance athletes to reach peak performance levels for an extended period of time.

The gut-brain axis, a bidirectional communication system between the gastrointestinal tract and the central nervous system, plays a pivotal role in regulating sleep patterns. Research shows that certain strains of probiotics produce neurotransmitters like serotonin and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which are instrumental in regulating mood and sleep.

Lyvecap’s specialized formulation capitalizes on this science, aiming to balance the gut microbiota to optimize neurotransmitter production. This creates a favorable environment for melatonin synthesis, the hormone responsible for regulating sleep-wake cycles. As a result, Lyvecap may help facilitate a healthy sleep cycle by enhancing the quality, duration, and timing of sleep through microbiota-neurotransmitter interactions.

A balanced gut microbiome is critical for optimal health, as it influences everything from nutrient absorption to immune response. Unbalanced gut flora can lead to a plethora of health issues ranging from digestive problems to metabolic and inflammatory disorders. Lyvecap's carefully curated probiotic strains aim to maintain the delicate balance of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria in the gut.

By fostering the proliferation of beneficial bacteria and inhibiting the growth of pathogenic species, Lyvecap promotes a balanced microbiome. Scientifically speaking, these probiotics produce short-chain fatty acids like butyrate, acetate, and propionate, which serve as energy sources for gut cells and modulate inflammatory responses. Thus, Lyvecap supports a balanced microbiome that is foundational for holistic health.

The gut is often referred to as the body’s “second brain,” but it might also be considered a cornerstone of the immune system. Nearly 70% of the immune cells in the human body reside in the gut. Probiotics play a crucial role in modulating immune responses. Lyvecap’s specific strains have been chosen for their ability to interact with gut-associated lymphoid tissues (GALT), enhancing the production of immunoglobulins and cytokines.

These interactions contribute to both innate and adaptive immune responses. The probiotics help in maintaining the integrity of the gut barrier, preventing the entry of pathogens, and modulating inflammation. Through these multifaceted mechanisms, Lyvecap serves to balance and fortify the immune system, arming it against a broad spectrum of pathogens while mitigating excessive inflammatory responses that can lead to chronic disease.

Backed by science, founded by doctors

Dedicated to the science of gut health and leading innovation, LYVECAP goes above and beyond with a proven team invested in improving gut health for all.

  • Yinka Davies, MD

    CEO and Founder

    Yinka Davies, MD, is a Stanford-trained pediatric gastroenterologist...

  • Claudio de Simone, MD


    Professor Claudio De Simone, MD, PhD, is an internationally recogniz...

  • Kenneth L. Cox, MD


    Kenneth L. Cox, MD, is an emeritus professor of Pediatrics, Pediatri...

  • Kari Nadeau, MD


    Kari Nadeau, MD, is a respected professor at Stanford University Sch...

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