What EXACTLY is a probiotic?

Let’s start with the little bugs you have in your body. BUGS you say? Yep. Lots of little tiny bacteria, most of which are in your gut, and most are harmless. These living microorganisms are a delicate balance between good and bad bacteria, and when our bodies take an assault (stress, over use of antibiotics, genetics, a life time of terrible eating, toxic exposure,) the bad begin to proliferate and can be a contributing factor to a whole host of symptoms and illnesses.

Keep reading below to find solutions in choosing the best one for you! You can also schedule a one-hour appointment with me to ask all the questions you want about your health.

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Your Little Helpers

Think of probiotics as your little helpers that restore order and help maintain harmony in your gut ecosystem. They outnumber and antagonize unwelcome pathogens, including unfavorable bacteria, yeast, and parasites.

Probiotic bacteria compete against unfriendly flora for bacterial binding sites on the inside lining of your intestines, further protecting you from these harmful pathogens.

Health Benefits

Having the right gut bacteria is linked to numerous health benefits, including weight loss, improved digestion, enhanced immune function, healthier skin, boosting mood, decrease bloating, and a reduced risk of many diseases.

Your gut flora performs many functions that are important for health. It manufactures vitamins, including vitamin K and some of the B vitamins, feeds your gut wall for many metabolic functions, stimulates and strengthens your immune system, and helps to keep unwanted substances from entering your body.

Fermented Foods

Probiotics can be in foods that are fermented or cultured like; yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, tempeh and kimchi. But a majority of our population goes for the pill. These supplements help to colonize your gut with the “good” bacteria or health-boosting microorganisms.

Choosing a Probiotic

Interestingly, different probiotics address different health conditions. Therefore, choosing the right type is important. That is where I come in. I am going to give you important factors in picking out a probiotic, but I also want to offer you two of my favorite probiotics that you can order right here online.

#1 Multiple Strains

Different strains of bacteria provide different benefits to the body. Studies have shown that multi-strain probiotics are more effective than single-strain probiotics!

#2 Balanced Formula

Unless you are needing a specific strain of probiotic, choose one that is balanced in the number of strains that it carries.

#3 Potency, CFU, and Guarantee

CFU stands for colony forming units and is the measure of how potent a probiotic is. You can find probiotics in CFUs ranging from 2 billion to 100 billion. Look for a probiotic that guarantees CFU at expiry. Check that is says somewhere on the box or label that it is guaranteed live.

#4 Allergen-free

There are a lot of probiotics on the marker, which contain loads of allergens. Look for one that is free from wheat, gluten, dairy, soy, peanut, tree nuts, fish, eggs, and corn. No need to add high allergen fillers!

 

#5 Capsules/Delivery System

The delivery system is also important. I used to recommend you look for an enteric coating for guaranteed delivery to where the probiotic is supposed to go. That little pill has to make it through your digestive juices

You are all set!

I will make it really easy for you. Click one of these buttons and you can order your probiotic without having to think about it. I have done all the work and research to find my favorite general and most helpful companies.

MegaSporeBiotic Probiotic.

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UltraFlora Spectrum

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If you are still a little confused on which types might work for you and which ones you may need specifically, you can schedule a one time meeting with me, spending an hour asking all the questions you want.

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