RECOMMENDATIONS FROM A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL
How to choose a probiotic
What's a probiotic, anyways?
Probiotics are supplements that contain beneficial bacterial that naturally live in your body. They can be found in foods like yogurt, kimchi, and kefir or in supplement form.
THEY'RE INTENDED TO HELP IMPROVE GUT HEALTH!
HERE'S WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING A PROBIOTIC
DOES THE COMPANY STRAIN SPECIFY?
Each specific strain should be clinically studied and shown beneficial, and be clearly labeled on the bottle.
HOW MANY STRAINS?
The most reliable ones are the ones that have been studied and shown to have benefits in humans.
DOES IT NEED TO BE REFRIGERATED?
If the probiotic can’t survive regular temperature, it also may not be able to survive the harsh, highly acidic environment of the stomach
HOW DOES IT GUARANTEE REACHING THE COLON?
Regardless of how they do it, there should be some mention of increased viability on the packaging.
WHAT ELSE IS IN THERE?
Be mindful of what goes into the capsule and the added ingredients, especially if you have allergies or dietary preferences.