~ Smriti Jha
Probiotics—it’s a word you probably hear on TV and see as you walk down the health food aisle of the grocery store.
Probiotics work in a supporting role to keep your entire gut running smoothly and effectively and overcome symptoms like unhealthy digestive tract, indigestion, bloating, diarrhea etc. These live bacteria of probiotic help send food through the gut by affecting nerves that control gut movement.
Best food sources of probiotics are mostly Yogurt and fermented food products. If time permits you can easily include food items like yogurt, soya and fermented soya dishes, fermented cabbage or Sauerkraut, pickled veggies preparation, and, our traditional buttermilk in your meals.
Adding kombucha Green tea during work intervals can do wonders.
There are several Probiotic supplements available in the market. You can opt for one to recover your gut illness. Buying the one that suits you does matter a lot. Here are some tips on the factors you need to think upon before buying a Probiotic supplement.
When to take Probiotic supplement?
Probiotics mostly helpful for upset stomach and, in treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Diarrhoea, Colitis, and Eczema.
How to take them?
Researchers have found that probiotic bacteria have the highest rate of survival when taken within 30 minutes before or simultaneously with a meal or drink that contains some fat.
Which Probiotic Supplement you should buy?
There are several probiotic products in the market claiming they are the best. You don’t need to be a subject expert on this. However, do look at three major factors like CFU, strains and of course, the expiration date.
1. CFUs (Colony-Forming Units)
This is the total count of bacteria in the probiotic. There’s a wide range here, with brands offering anywhere from 1 billion to 100 billion CFUs per dose. The bigger the number, the more beneficial bacteria one gets.
The total number of different types of bacteria in each probiotic varies greatly. Diversity in bacteria strains is good for our body. Choose for one that has different kinds of strains.
3. Expiration Date
If the probiotic supplement is old, they are considered, literally dead by the time they reach us. Check expiration dates to be sure the product isn’t expired.
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