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Choosing the Right Probiotics

probiotic typesChoosing probiotics can be a daunting task. We we will explain what each of our probiotics are for and what conditions each is good for. Probiotics are live microorganisms that improve intestinal microbial balance and suppress pathogenic microorganisms. They can be consumed in the form of food supplements or as a part of live fermented foods. Here is a brief breakdown explaining what each one does.

Sacchromyces Boulardii—boost nutrients you get from food
Common uses: with a prolonged use of antibiotics, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, antibiotic-associated diarrhea
Purpose: S. boulardii remains within the gastrointestinal lumen, and maintains and restores the natural flora in the large and small intestine.  There are numerous studies showing the efficacy of S. boulardii in the treatment and prevention of various gastrointestinal disorders.

GoldenBiotic-8—used as a digestive assistant to help you digest food. Used more as an all-purpose probiotic and maintenance of gut health.
Common uses: digestive aid, malabsorption, IBS, yeast infections
Purpose: A proprietary blend of eight probiotic microorganisms specifically designed to restore gastrointestinal health in people with malabsorption, digestive issues and chronic candidiasis.

Bacillus coagulans—used to calm down inflammation
Common uses: Colitis, Chron’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory arthritis
Purpose: Once in the intestines, Bacillus coagulans is activated and releases anti-inflammatory molecules or acts indirectly to eradicate organisms in the gut responsible for the inflammatory immune response. Works to dislodge and eliminate any antagonizing microbes that may be contributing to an inflammatory response.

Leaky Gut Probiotic—high potency, proprietary blend designed to tighten the gut
Common uses: for individuals experiencing severe symptoms of yeast overgrowth and leaky gut syndrome
Purpose: Pediococci suppress growth of pathogenic bacteria and certain parasites via production of lactic acid and natural antibiotics known as pediocins. Lactobacillus plantarum feeds beneficial gut bacteria and kills pathogenic bacteria. Lactobacillus acidophilus supports good bacteria in the gut, prevention of diarrhea, reduction of symptoms of eczema and atopic dermatitis and reduces intestinal pain.

To achieve therapeutic responses, the daily dose of the probiotics should be at least 25 billion CFUs (colony-forming units) and above. We recommend taking probiotics on an empty stomach 20-30 minutes before meals with plenty of fluids. In those taking antibiotics, the time of the probiotic administration needs to be spaced out from that of antibiotics for at least several hours.

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