How To Pick A Probiotic

probiotics Jul 30, 2020
 
Antibiotics and birth control pills have been found to alter both the gut microbiota and estrogen levels within the body.

Top 3 Benefits of Probiotics:

  1. Keeps you regular 💩
  2. Reduces inflammation
  3. Restores healthy estrogen balance 🧘‍♀️

Big Question: What is the best probiotic for bloating, "bad" skin, and overall health? 

Not-So-Perfect-Answer: There’s no perfect choice, but there are a few things you should look for.

 

Probiotic Strains

1. Saccharomyces boulardii (or just S. boulardii)
 
It is often advertised for the prevention of traveler's diarrhea, but it does so much more! One main benefit is that it can act as a binder for toxins such as the die-off from mold.
 
2. Bifidobacterium probiotics are common, but they are not all the same! The BB536 strain is one of the most researched. It balances the gut microbiome and helps the immune system fight infections. Plus ...
  • Superior shelf stability when compared to other species of Bifidobacterium
  • Resistance to GI acidity allows it to reach the large intestine
  • Stable at room temperature
3. Spore-based probiotics
 
These types of probiotics are highly resistant to stomach acid, which means they get to where they need to go in the gut (all the way down to your colon) and don't get killed off on the way!
 
They are also typically very well tolerated and don't need to be kept in the fridge.
 
Examples of Spore-forming probiotics:
  • Bacillus subtilis
  • Bacillus coagulans
  • Bacillus clausii 

 

Fillers 

A FILLER is used in supplements to add bulk, so your capsules don’t look empty.
One example is Titanium Dioxide.
 
Titanium Dioxide is used to make the supplement look more white. It has NO HEALTH BENEFIT and is actually considered possibly carcinogenic by the European Chemicals Agency and the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.
 
Be sure to check the non-medicinal ingredients on the bottle label. That's where the fillers should be listed.
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