❌You can get enough good bacteria and probiotics from diet alone.
❌All probiotics are the same and not worth the money.
❌You only need probiotics when you have antibiotics.
❌Why take them when they just die in your gut.
❌I get my probiotics from yoghurt
Yep we have heard it all….
Let’s unpack the great probiotic debate!
Probiotics and their effectiveness depend on production methods and type of food or substance on which the bacteria are cultured—be it soil, food, dairy, laboratory produced. It’s a bit like conventional farming versus organic farming. What would you prefer to eat? (Hint … organic!)
So ultimately the effectiveness of a probiotic comes down to if you are using the right probiotic! Then the beauty and power of probiotics can be truly recognised and allow you to flourish in its benefits.
LET’S BUST SOME MYTHS!
Probiotics don’t work unless you keep them in the fridge. Yes, we bet you have heard that one before! But the truth is if they come bound to their own food source! Left on the shelf out of direct sunlight, food based bacteria are still viable but dormant in their own food source and come alive when activated in the body. No refrigeration required! However if the probiotics are not bound to food, they will not be as stable and will require refrigeration.
Why take Probiotics when they don’t survive stomach acid? Beneficial bacteria like lactobacillus acidophilus literally means ‘acid-loving’. Food based bacteria are well-suited to surviving the acidic environment of the stomach. Fragile bacteria that are forced to multiply in a lab may not be as hardy. This just confirms again that not all probiotics work unless you are consuming the right one that can survive and thrive.
You can get enough good bacteria from eating yoghurt? Commercial yoghurts laden with sugar are not the best source of beneficial bacteria, especially if you are sensitive to cow milk protein or lactose intolerant. They contain fewer strains and it’s unclear what remains after pasturisation which kills both good and bad bacteria.
You only need probiotics if you have taken antibiotics. If you are on a course of antibiotics start taking Probiotic Foods on the same day, first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach to send a protective message to your gut bacteria. Antibiotics are on the top of the list for wiping out your beneficial bacteria, there are many other influences such as chemicals in food and water, GMO foods, EMFs and stress which kill off your good guys too, so they need to be replaced.
I only need Prebiotics – One of the more recent myths going around is that taking prebiotics is more important than probiotics. Both beneficial bacteria (probiotics) and the foods that feed them (prebiotics) are equally important for gut health and both are found in each blend of the Probiotic Foods range.