How Do You Choose A Probiotic Supplement?
In order to get a sufficient amount of bacteria back in your GI tract, supplementation is often required. In fact, researchers have reported that they are worried because the diversity of the organisms in your gut – and in the soil – have dropped to an all-time low. The better the diversity you have, the better your health is. So don’t think twice about using a good probiotic supplement.
Look for a blend of a minimum of 10 strains of bacteria that may include Lactobacillus Probiotic Cultures, which seed the small intestine:
- L. acidophilus
- L. rhamnosus
- L. salivarius
- L. casei
- L. plantarum
- L. paracasei
- L. bulgaricus
Bifidobacterium probiotic cultures are also important to seed the large intestine. These are ones found in mother’s milk when you were nursing and “seeding” the bacteria in your gut:
- B. lactis
- B. longus
- B. breve
Strive to find a supplement that offers a total Bifido/lactobacillus count of 30 billion.