Firstly, what is a probiotic?
Probiotics are “friendly” bacteria that can promote health in the host they reside in (you!)
What are probiotic supplements and when are they used?
Probiotic supplements are capsules and powders containing researched strains of bacteria that confer a health benefit and are proven to reach the gut alive. They usually contain a mix of commonly researched bacteria like L-acidophilus and Bifidobacterium.
Probiotic supplements can be used to support a specific health outcome.
Many people consume probiotics in supplement form to achieve specific health outcomes. For example:
So as you can see, not all probiotics are the same. This is why I would really recommend consulting a nutritional therapist first before blindly popping pills but here’s a rough guide to what to look for in a probiotic supplement.
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