Recent research has been showing that our gut bacteria affect not only our digestion but also our immune system, mental and emotional health, brain function, inflammatory response and much more. These friendly gut bacteria have evolved with us in a symbiotic relationship where both organisms benefit from one another.
Diet high in refined foods, alcohol, sugar, unfiltered water and especially exposure to antibiotics all affect our microbiome negatively. As much as dietary changes are essential for a healthy gut flora and our overall wellbeing, sometimes diet and lifestyle may not be enough to restore the balance.
This is when a good probiotic plays a very important role in resetting our gut flora by delivering large amounts of live bacteria that are meant to colonize the gut and crowd out the bad bacteria.
Here are a few good guidelines when choosing a probiotic supplement.
Better Living in Toronto (Etobicoke) carries a full line of RenewLife probiotics that meet all of these requirements making it easy to choose the right formula. Renew Life probiotics all have therapeutic dosage, multiple strains, contain a prebiotic and come in an enteric coated capsule to protect them from the harsh stomach environment.
Ultimate Flora Critical Care is a blend of 10 different probioticstrains that together yield 50 billion active cultures per capsule, making this a potent one a day probiotic. Each capsule provides 30 billion of Bifidobacterium and 20 billion active cultures of Lactobacilli and Lactococcus. This is a great option for anyone looking for a high potency probiotic for daily use, anyone who has taken a course of antibiotics or has chronic digestive issues.
Ultimate Flora VS(Vaginal Support) is a formula that is very beneficial in cases of chronic yeast infections and candida. It has been formulated with 9 strains including 45 billion of Lactobacilli and 5 billion Bifidobacteria mimicking the natural environment in a healthy female.
Ultimate Flora UltraPotent is a blend of 10 probiotic strains with a strength of 100 billion cultures per capsule. This formula is meant for anyone experiencing severe digestive issues or after multiple rounds of antibiotics. It contains 50 billion active cultures of each Bifidobacterium and Lactobacilli.
Ultimate Flora Colon Careprovides 80 billion active units of 10 different strains. Each capsule contains 48 billion of Bifidobacterium and 32 billion of Lactobacilli. This formula targets chronic colon conditions such as IBS and colitis as well as for anyone suffering form chronic diarrhea or constipation.
BoulardiiMAXis different from the other probiotic products made by Renew Life as it contains Saccharomyces boulardii, a transient (non- colonizing) yeast species. It is unrelated to Candida and it is very effective and beneficial in treating antibiotic induced diarrhea, traveller’s diarrhea and c difficile. Each capsule contains 10 billion cultures.
Flora BEAR is a tasty chewable probiotic designed for kidsthat delivers 2 billion active cultures per tablet. It is a blend of 4 strains commonly found in healthy digestive tract of children. Another children’s probiotic is Ultimate Flora Kids Probiotic, a blend of 9 probiotics in a chewable tablet delivering 10 billion active units with a taste that kids love.
Contact us atBetter Living in Toronto (Etobicoke) via email@example.com or 416-249-1895 and our knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer you question about digestive and other health concerns. Our nutritionists are also available for one-on-one nutritional consultation to provide you with an individualized protocol specific to your current state of health and needs.