How to Choose a Probiotic Supplement

How to Choose a Probiotic Supplement

The demand for probiotic supplements has increased dramatically due to people's desire to get healthy and boost their immune system. If you have recently taken interest in probiotics, you may find it difficult to choose the supplement that’s right for you. To make it easy here is some information that can guide you when buying supplements.

Bacteria-Based vs. Yeast-Based

Most supplements available on the market are made of lactobacillus. If you decide to buy this type of supplement, you may have to take a higher dose daily. This is to ensure that enough bacteria will survive as it goes through the entire length of your digestive tract.

Bacteria-based probiotics cannot survive an acidic environment, such as the stomach. By the time the culture reaches your gut, the number of bacteria may not be enough to help the other naturally-occurring good bacteria to flourish in the large intestine.

A yeast-based probiotic called kluyveromyces has a protective coating called “chitin”. This makes it possible for this type of probiotic to survive an acidic environment and successfully thrive in the gut.


Resistant to Antibiotics

Did you know that antibiotics can upset the natural flora of your gut? This is one of the reasons you sometimes get diarrhea when you’re on antibiotic therapy.

Kluyveromyces is resistant to antibiotics, most bacteria-based probiotics are not. Some of these are Tetracycline and Erythromycin.

You can find kluyveromyces probiotics come in several varieties including capsules, easily distributed and delicious softchews, and tasty chewables.  We also offer subscriptions to your favorite probiotics that have a whole host of benefits that other companies can’t or won’t provide in their probiotic strain. You can learn more about our probiotics here.

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