About Probiotics

Probiotics don’t work… ?!

The myths… 

❌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.


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.

What you hear about probiotics and what you see on the supermarket shelves can be debatable. Labels, marketing and branding can all sway our perception and although the importance of gut health is becoming more and more recognised we need to understand what is actually beneficial for our gut health & what isn’t just going to dwindle the bank balance without any benefits.

A key point to determining a good probiotic from a bad one is the variety of bacteria. Bacterial variety is essential to a healthy gut. Because there are 1000 species of bacteria in the gut, a multistrain probiotic gives you the best chance to boost the variety and number of beneficial bacteria to help out number the bad guys. More is more when it comes to good bugs. Many on the market may only have 1-2 strains of beneficial bacteria so look for a probiotic that has at least 12+ strains.

Understanding the components that make probiotics WORK and what compromises this is an important element to understanding any product in the heavily saturated health market today. We can quickly become overwhelmed about which product is right for us so to make things easy we have a quick summary of points to look for when shopping for a probiotic that actually works:

✅ Food based bacteria
✅ Organic – with certification
✅ Contains Prebiotics + Probiotics
✅ Multiple strains of beneficial bacteria. We recommend 12+ strains.
Why we need good bacteria…

The loss of good bacteria is playing a leading role in so many people’s health around the world and yet science is now only beginning to recognise the importance of bacteria in our health.
Our good bacteria is compromised daily as we come into contact with toxins, chemicals, fluoride, pesticides and other environmental factors. With the thousands of bacteria we are host to you have to ask yourself, what real benefit are the supplements on the market with only 1 or 2 strains of good bacteria, when we actually need a variety to be of real benefit. We need to be in contact with a host of variety’s to make a real difference and the best way to do this is through organic or fermented foods. Look for products that contain a wide variety of bacteria and in particular where the bacteria have been used to break down organic whole foods that will act as a prebiotic. Products such as this gives us the released nutrients from the foods which in turn feed our cells as well as replenishing the good bacteria.
Check out our range of probiotic foods available–we use 12+strains of beneficial bacteria coupled with a range of specially selected organic whole foods to give you the ultimate variety of good bacteria and nutrition! All in one package!!

The more we understand about the value of our good bacteria the better we will understand how to improve our health.