The Friendly Trio + NAG
  • Vegan
  • Non GMO
  • Dairy Free
  • Soy Free
  • Gluten Free

Digestive Support and Repair      

This dynamic duo of probiotics and NAG (N-acetyl glucosamine) boasts 1 billion CFU of three beneficial and potent probiotic bacteria plus 300 mg of NAG to help restore and maintain balance of the intestinal micro-flora and gut lining. Enhanced with prebiotic FOS, this product is especially beneficial for inflammatory bowel conditions and compromised GI tracts.


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    Improving Intestinal Integrity

    These 3 important and potent probiotic strains have been trusted and clinically proven in hospitals for over 30 years. They have been selected for their abilities to improve and maintain healthy digestion, and also undertake positive action with our immune system. NAG plays a critical role in forming new tissue and maintaining cells in close proximity to form a proper barrier.

    This combination of beneficial probiotics and NAG work in tandem to rebuild the compromised gut lining, helping to tackle conditions such as colitis, celiac, candida, leaky gut, and Crohn’s. It can help reduce inflammation and does not require refrigeration.

    Protect yourself from the outside world. To stay healthy, you need complete protection against infections, superbugs, and food-borne bacteria. Fight foes with friendly bacteria.

    The good, the bad, and the ugly…

    You carry around about three pounds of bacteria in your intestines all of the time, and even bad bacteria like E.coli and salmonella live happily inside you without making you ill. These also include beneficial bacteria, without which you wouldn’t survive. Good bacteria help defend your body against pathogens including salmonella, yeast infections, mold, food poisoning and viruses. They live in your GI tract, on your skin, mouth, nose, anus and vagina. In fact, these non-human life forms make up about 90% of you; there are 10 times more bacterial cells in your body than human cells.

    Battling bugs

    But good and bad can get out of balance due to daily life situations – such as eating too much sugar or processed food, which feed destructive microbes, or even touching a door knob infected with a virus. It’s caused from abuse of antibiotics, pollution, and changes to our soil. Invasions from pathogenic bad bacteria disrupt your digestive system, immune system, weight, skin health, and exacerbate allergic reactions, fatigue and autoimmune diseases.  Enerex The Friendly Trio® probiotics contains potent live cultures to provide a protective shield against pathogens.


    Enerex’s The Friendly Trio® + NAG contains 1 billion live cultures of bacteria strains called Lactobacillus acidophilus KS-13, Bifidobacterium bifidum G9-1,and Bifidobacterium longum MM-2.

    Enerex chose these three types of bacteria because they have been researched to be optimum for a balanced intestinal environment. The Friendly Trio® are obtained from living human micro-organisms, perfected through decades of laboratory culturing. They have been processed to retain viability at room temperature, meaning unlike many other probiotics supplements, they do no need to be refrigerated. These particular strains are used in over 30,000 hospitals and clinics worldwide.

    Are probiotics enough? What can you do to improve their benefits?

    To help ensure that the beneficial bacteria proliferate, and to get the greatest therapeutic benefits, you can combine probiotics with natural substances that repair inflamed or damaged tissue of the digestive system to create a healthy home for the new probiotics. And soluble fibre acts as a “prebiotic,” and is broken down to become the primary food for your probiotics. The Friendly Trio'® probiotic is enhanced with N-Acetylglucosamine (NAG) for digestive support and repair; and this formula has a prebiotic called FOS (Fructooligosaccharides).

    What is NAG?

    NAG (N-Acetylglucosamine) is a natural part of the mucous membranes in your digestive, respiratory and urinary tracts. NAG helps to - protect and “rebuild” these areas, help with cell growth, and keep the cells in close proximity to each other to ensure a tight barrier of this tissue. NAG is an “amino sugar,” and is a ready-made building material for tissue repair.

    What is FOS?

    FOS (Fructo-oligosaccharides) is a prebiotic made from inulin, which is a very healthy dietary fibre. Inulin, made from chicory root, helps to keep the stomach, intestines and bowels healthy by nurturing the growth of Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus acidophilus. This fibre also aids in bowel regularity, which helps to prevent a build-up of unhealthy bacteria that thrive on the toxins created from a sluggish elimination system.

    A gut reaction?

    Recent studies have shown that probiotics can help to relieve inflammatory bowel disease (IBS), reduce inflammation in ulcerative colitis, prevent and lessen diarrhea, prevent and manage skin diseases (including eczema), reduce infections including Candida albicans yeast, and decrease constipation.


    Download The Friendly Trio® + NAG Information (PDF)


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    Each Vegetarian Capsule Contains:

    Medicinal Ingredients:

    Lactobacillus acidophilus (KS-13) 0.8 billion
    Bifidobacterium bifidum (G9-1) 0.1 billion
    Bifidobacterium longum (MM-2) 0.1 billion
    N-Acetylglucosamine (NAG) 300 mg


    Non-Medicinal Ingredients:

    FOS* (fructo-oligosaccharides) Chicory 50 mg

    Hypromellose (vegetarian cellulose-complex capsule).

    There are no other ingredients added to this formula.

    *FOS (Prebiotic) increases the volume of The Friendly Trio® in the digestive tract by 5 to 10 times.
    The Friendly Trio® is a registered trademark of Wakunaga of America Inc.

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    ADULTS: Take 1 capsule 3 times daily with meals or as directed by a health care practitioner. Take at least 2-3 hours before or after antibiotics. 

    Do not use if you are experiencing nausea, fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhoea or severe abdominal pain, or if you have an immune-compromised condition (e.g. AIDS, lymphoma, patients undergoing long-term corticosteroid treatment). Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if symptoms of digestive upset (e.g. diarrhoea) occur, worsen, or persist beyond 3 days.

    Store in a cool, dry place. Keep out of reach of children.

    Enerex uses PETE plastic containers, a thermoplastic polymer resin. PETE plastic provides a superior moisture and oxygen barrier compared to the more common HDPE plastic that most vitamin manufacturers use. 

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  • Suzanne

    A friend was hospitalized with terrible stomach pain. It turned out he was diagnosed with diverticulitis at 27. I brought him The Friendly Trio + NAG to try in hopes it would help heal his gut and I was so happy to hear that within a month the pain was gone. He was back feeling much better. Many thanks!!

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  • Priscilla

    I’m a Holistic Nutritionist + Wellness Specialist. In a nutshell, I’m a foodie, I love healthy, easy-to-prepare meals with fresh ingredients. But I want the food I eat to taste good and be good for me.

    My journey with nutrition began in my mid-20s when I was pregnant with my now 16-year-old daughter. This was when I started to think about food, its purpose, and how to properly nourish my growing baby as well as myself. When my child, Izzy, began eating solid foods, I made my own baby food but was left mortified when she would spit out anything made with meat or fish. On the other hand, she would sing when I fed her vegetables or fruit. In a panic, I signed up for vegetarian cooking courses at George Brown College so that I could learn how to feed my growing vegetarian properly!

    I also searched for answers about how to eat without worrying about weight gain, feeling bloated, tired, or nauseous after a meal. I looked to find ways to balance my bouts of depression and anxiety, without the use of pharmaceuticals, which I discovered were linked to the lack of nutrients in my daily diet. This was when I decided to help others from my own experience by becoming a Registered Holistic Nutritionist from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.

    As a Holistic Nutritionist, I am very selective with the supplements choose for my own wellness as well as my clients'.  I look for Canadian brands that have integrity with their ingredient sources, unique formulations, as well as affordable pricing. 

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