Now, we all know that probiotic compounds are good for our gut health. But what are the best ways to get probiotics into our system? Well, thankfully, there are two easy ways in which we take probiotics effectively and efficiently.
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that have various health benefits. They're usually added to yoghurts or taken as food supplements, and are described as good or friendly bacteria.
The term probiotic comes from Greek. Pro meaning before or forward, and Bios meaning life. therefore probiotics are life promoting. Nowadays, we use the term probiotics to refer to beneficial bacteria. We have billions of friendly bacteria living in our digestive tract.
There's very good evidence that probiotics help with:
- Treating diarrhoea, especially after taking antibiotics
- Treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Speeding up treatment of intestinal infections
- Preventing or reducing the severity of colds and flu
- Easing allergic disorders like eczema and hay fever
Probiotics are also being studied for effectiveness in other diseases, like diabetes, cancer and heart diseases.
Side effects are very rare, and most healthy adults can safely add foods that contain probiotics to their diets.
1- Getting Probiotics From Your Diet
One of the best ways to get your probiotics in is still the most natural, Eating them. There is nothing that can substitute eating a whole load of kimchi and sauerkraut! But you will need to eat LOADS to be able to get the levels of probiotics you need to make a difference.
Here are some foods that you will need to eat in copious amounts:
The list does go on a bit, if you want to know more, then just google it
2- Getting Your Probiotics From Supplements
The more practical and efficient way of getting all the probiotics you need in is supplementation. Of course it pays to do your research when you are shopping around for a new probiotic. We have created one here in Berkshire, UK that has won numerous awards for 'Outstanding New Product in the category of Health Innovators' and also 'Best Multi-Strain Probiotic 2016/17'
This way insures you get the most bang for your buck when it comes to getting the most varied choice of probiotic strains and also the largest amount of viable strains per serving.
One dose is like eating a half a kilo of everything in the above list!
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The probiotics with long term benefit takes longer to withstand the difficult conditions within the host body and colonise the gut, colon, or the small intestine. The process may take days or months.