Probiotic Supplements

Probiotic Supplements are live microorganisms thought to be healthy for the host organism.  They provide beneficial bacteria and lactic acid to the digestive tract.

Where to Find Probiotics or Good Bacteria

Friendly bacteria are commonly consumed as part of fermented foods. Friendly bacteria can be found in small amounts in yogurt and soy yogurt. It is specifically added to some of these foods.

Yogurt is the most familiar fermented product that we have, originating in Bulgaria.  Kefir is another fermented popular beverage that actually originated in Russia.

Probiotic Supplements are Necessary

Acidopholus, Bifidophilus and other species of Lactobacillis are friendly bacteria necessary for the digestive tract and the colon.

Although, probiotics are not powerful agents for knocking out yeast, they do help. They aid in digestion and assimilation of some nutrients and may help produce vitamin B12 for the body.

Diaper Rash

Acidophilus, Bifidophilus and other species of Lactobacillis may be sprinkled in the diaper for thrush-related diaper rash.

Brain Gut Connection

The cells in the gut lining are influenced by probiotics. There have been discoveries about brain gut connection which have shown how probiotics can influence a healthy brain.

NSP's Probiotic 11 has a powerful combination of

  • Bifidobacterium bifidum
  • Bifidobacterium infantis
  • Bifidobacterium longum
  • Lactobacillus bulgaricus
  • Lactobacillus brevis
  • Lactobacillus plantarum
  • Lactobacillus rhamnosus
  • Lactobacillus salivarius
  • Streptococcus thermophilus
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus
  • Lactobacillus caseii
  • frutooligsaccharides

 Chewable Bifidophilus

There is a Chewable Bifidolphilus available for children.  It's quite tasty!

These products work best when taken first thing in the morning about one hour before breakfast.

You could also empty 3-5 capsules into a cup of room temperature water, dissolve and inject rectally using a bulb syringe.

You could also insert a capsule into the vagina using an applicator similar to a tampon applicator.

Probiotics for Your Pet

A friend of mine gives a chewable bifidophilus to her dogs for a treat.They loved it.  It helps their 'gut' and  their doggy breath was much fresher.

I used to open a capsule of a probiotic supplement and put the white powder on a saucer and my cat used to lick it off the plate.

Diarrhea

Traveling Suggestions

Taking a friendly bacteria is especially helpful when traveling as it can help to prevent traveler’s diarrhea.

Constipation

An acidophilus capsule acts as a mild laxative for constipation.

I suggest to double or triple the normal amount consumed and take them with meals.

Take 1 capsule with any snacks.

Especially after antibiotics, traveling, vaginal infections, newborn intestinal problems and H.Pilory Rx. I recommend

  • A maintenance dosage could be 2 - 4 per day
  • To cleanse taking 4 - 10 per day
  • IBD/IBS taking 20 - 100 per day


Ailments and Conditions

Here is a list of ailments in addition to what I have previously mentioned that taking a probiotic could be helpful for:

  • Anorexia
  • Celiac Disease
  • Chemical Poisoning
  • Cold Sores
  • Cradle Cap
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Cystitis
  • Diaper Rash
  • Poor Digestion
  • Dysentery
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fungal infections
  • Gas and Bloating
  • Colitis
  • Jock Itch
  • Food Poisoning

Another reminder that it is very important to take Probiotics after taking antibiotics in order to keep the intestinal system in balance.

It is necessary to store a probiotic in a refrigerator.

Keeping healthy, that's our goal!

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