But choosing the right one is incredibly important! In this article, we're going to take a look at the five red flags that you need to be aware of when you make your choice.
Probiotics have been scientifically proven to improve a number of different health conditions.
For example, up to 70 percent of your immune system is in your gut, so replenishing your gut bacteria has major advantages for your immunity. Probiotics help to keep pathogens in check by preventing harmful yeast and bacteria from spreading.
Probiotics will help your digestion too. The lactic and acetic acid they produce help to promote good digestion. Some probiotic strains even produce important micronutrients like B vitamins.
There's no doubt that probiotics can be tremendously beneficial for your health, but where do you start? No two probiotic supplements are the same, and there are some that you should definitely avoid. Let's take a closer look.
Veggie capsules sound good, right? Especially if you’re a vegetarian. Unfortunately, they’re not really suitable for probiotics.
The contents of your stomach are naturally so acidic that a standard veggie capsule will quickly break down. Its probiotic bacteria are destroyed before they have a chance to reach your gut.
Studies have shown that regular vegetable capsules will only get around 4% of their bacteria past stomach acid.
There are more suitable alternatives. Look for probiotics that will actually get their bacteria to your gut. The only proven way to deliver probiotic bacteria past stomach acid is a technology named BIO-tract.
Look for probiotics that will actually get their bacteria to your gut.
The only proven way to deliver probiotic bacteria past stomach acid is a technology named BIO-tract. This new technology uses an ingenious and very effective method to get probiotics past your stomach acid. Instead of the probiotics being poured into a capsule, they are freeze-dried and compressed into a tablet.
When the tablet is moistened by the fluids in your stomach, a gel matrix forms on the outside of the tablet. This tablet creates a protective layer that protects your probiotics from stomach acids and enables them to travel safely to your intestines.
Research has shown that BIO-tract delivers 60% of probiotic bacteria past stomach acid.
That's 15 times more effective than veggie capsules at transporting probiotics through stomach acid. If you're using regular vegetable capsules, you could be wasting your money.
Buy a probiotic that will get its bacteria past stomach acid.
Probiotics that use patented BIO-tract technology are 15 times more effective at getting their bacteria past stomach acid.
We use BIO-tract in our probiotic and, for a limited time, you can claim 20% off your first order.
Probiotics contain a certain amount of living bacteria per dose. Each living bacterium is referred to as a colony-forming unit (CFU). Clinical trials have shown successful results with supplements containing a minimum of 10 billion CFU and up to 100 billion.
Because some bacteria will always die during the journey from the mouth to the intestines, it’s important to take a probiotic supplement that contains as many bacteria as possible.
A good probiotic should contain at least 5 billion CFUs per dose in order to provide maximum benefit. Note that the delivery mechanism is very important here too.
For example, 5bn CFUs in a BIO-tract tablet might deliver more probiotics to your gut than 75 billion CFUs in a regular veggie capsule. If you buy a probiotic with BIO-tract, it doesn't need to contain a huge CFU count.
Buy a probiotic that contains at least 5 billion CFUs.
Anything less is unlikely to be effective.
Our Balance ONE probiotic contains 15 billion CFUs, and delivers more of those to your gut where they're needed.
While there are hundreds of different probiotic strains out there, some have been studied more than others.
Clinical trials of certain Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium strains have provided evidence that some strains are not only more beneficial than others, but are better able to colonize the gut and survive certain conditions.
L. acidophilus: The most-studied Lactobacillus strain, L. acidophilus easily establishes itself in the walls of the small intestine. It’s been shown to enhance absorption of nutrients and improve overall digestion, especially of dairy products.
B. longum: As one of the most common bacteria in the adult digestive tract, B. longum helps in maintaining the integrity of the gut wall. It also reduces gastrointestinal discomfort caused by stress, and increases the acidity of the digestive tract, which inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria.
L. plantarum: This strain has been shown to help prevent pathogenic bacteria or diseases from establishing themselves in the gut. There’s also evidence that Lactobacillus plantarum induces an immune response that may protect the body from infectious diseases.
Buy a probiotic that contains a variety of researched strains found naturally in the gut microbiome.
Our probiotic has 12 different strains, including L. acidophilus, B. longum, L. plantarum, and many more.
Even if your probiotic has a high number of CFU, if it only contains one or two strains it won’t be as effective as a product that contains multiple strains
Each strain of probiotic bacteria functions slightly differently and has different benefits for the body. They’re also concentrated in different places throughout the digestive tract.
That’s why it’s best to find a probiotic supplement that contains a variety of well-researched strains that have been shown to benefit the gut.
Buy a probiotic that contains at least 6 probiotic strains.
This will increase the chance of positive improvements to your gut health.
Our probiotic has 12 carefully-chosen probiotic strains for improved gut health and immunity.
Many food products today contain huge numbers of potentially harmful chemicals such as colorings, preservatives, and sweeteners. These may be added to a product in order to increase its shelf life, or to improve taste and appearance. But there is no reason for these to be present in your probiotic supplement! A good probiotic supplement should contain as few binders, fillers, coloring agents, flavorings, preservatives, tableting aids, or additives as possible.
While additives such as colorants and flavorings may be deemed ‘safe’ by the FDA, numerous studies have suggested that they may be linked to acute intolerance or allergic reactions, or even may increase risks of serious long-term illnesses such as cancer.
After all, probiotic supplements are taken to improve your health – not harm it! Check the ingredients label on a product to see whether it contains any excipients (additives) that you don’t need.
Buy a probiotic that doesn't contain unnecessary preservatives, artificial colors or flavors.
Our probiotic contains only naturally-derived ingredients that won't damage or inflame your gut.
Are you ready for improved gut health, higher energy levels, and stronger immunity?
Our probiotic has 12 probiotic strains, 15 billion CFUs of bacteria, and a patented delivery system to get those bacteria safely to your gut.
An imbalanced gut can lead to symptoms like fatigue, poor digestion, yeast infections, low mood, and much more. Rebalancing your gut flora with a high quality probiotic can help to restore your health.
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We use BIO-tract technology to compress our probiotic bacteria into capsules. Tests have shown that these tablets deliver 15 times as many bacteria past stomach acid, compared to regular probiotic capsules.
Our tablets are just 0.75” long and easy to swallow. Because they’re tablets, you can easily break them in half too (try that with a capsule!)
Our probiotic tablets protect the bacteria from light and moisture. This helps them to survive longer. Our probiotics are shelf stable and do not require refrigeration. They will be live and kicking even at expiration date.
Our probiotics are manufactured in the USA. We use facilities in Washington and Colorado that are cGMP-certified and meet or exceed the strictest standards.
I’ve had to take several courses of antibiotics over the past few years, which left my digestion in a mess. I’ve tried lots of probiotics - some have worked and some haven’t. So far, this seems like it works great. I’ve been taking it for a week and seeing definite improvements! My digestion has improved and my energy levels are better. I like that you don’t have to refrigerate them, and that you can take them at any time of day.
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This product has been a game changer for me. I have tried many different probiotics but this one has definitely made the most difference in how my entire body feels. What’s great about this probiotic is that the formula has been created to make it past your stomach acid, which means more of the probiotics end up in your intestines, which is where you want them! I take this product 2 times a day and has kept me yeast free for a long time now. I highly recommend this for women struggling with yeast infections or anyone just looking to replenish the good bacteria in their bodies. I will definitely being buying more!
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This is the best probiotic I have ever used! While most probiotics are in a flimsy capsule (that breaks apart as soon as it's swallowed), this probiotic is a solid tablet so I know it's getting to my small intestine before the stomach acid kills the bacteria. It also has all the key bacterial strains, plus the prebiotic FOS. I have really seen a difference in how I feel since starting it. The first thing I noticed is my rashy skin stopped itching. It's also helped with stomach bloating. Give it a try!
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