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4 Qualities That You Should Look for When Choosing a Probiotic Supplement

Probiotic supplements are becoming increasingly popular. This is because they can help people overcome a number of issues. Science has shown that they help with a range of problems, from mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, to gastric issues, such as IBS.

However, not all probiotics are created equally. Some are better than others are. For this reason, it’s important that you understand what you should be looking for from your probiotic supplement. This will help to ensure that you choose the correct type for your requirements. Below, we’re going to show you how to do this.

1.    Choose a Probiotic with the Correct Strain
Depending on your problem, you will need to take a specific strain of probiotic. For example, people who are trying to address a lactose intolerance will need to take a supplement containing lactobacillus acidophilus (why do they have to have such complicated names?). Acidophilus capsules will help your body to process lactose – or rather, the lactobacillus acidophilus will process the lactose for you, so that your body doesn’t. In other words, it carries out a process that your body otherwise couldn’t.

It’s important that you research the various strains of probiotics available and establish which one can help you with your particular problem.

2.    Choose a Probiotic Supplement with Multiple Strains
Sometimes, you might be unclear about the exact nature of your problem. For example, you might have a general feeling of malaise, and want to try a probiotic to see if it helps. At such times, a probiotic supplement that contains multiple strains is a good idea. It helps to cover more bases, and will, we hope, address and manage the problem.

You could also try a multi strain probiotic even if you know the exact issue. You might find that they help with other things, things that you might not have thought of as a problem in the past. For example, they might help to boost energy levels when you were unaware of just how fatigued you were.

3.    Research Probiotics to Find Out What Makes a Good Supplement
You need to understand what makes a good supplement. For example, probiotics are alive. You need to ensure that you know how the manufactures of the particular probiotic fare at keeping the probiotics alive. For example, they often have a shelf life – does the particular supplement you are looking to buy come with a “use by” date? They should.

4.    Choose a Recognised Brand
The probiotic supplement market is relatively unregulated. There are no tests that the sellers have to undertake to prove that the supplement contains the probiotic. Furthermore, even if they do, there are no guarantees that the way the tablets are stored ensures that that probiotics are still alive. They need to be alive in order to work. For example, Bio-Care’s Acidophilus Capsules have a “use by” date, so this is a sign that they are a good choice of supplement.


Choosing a brand, such as Bio-Care or Bio-Kult helps to ensure that the probiotics are safe and that they work. Thousands, if not millions, of people have used these products and you will be able to research them in depth to find out how other people rate their products. Plenty of positive reviews are a good sign.

We hope that you have found this article useful, and that you now understand a little more about how to choose your probiotic supplement.

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