Probiotics - for excellent digestive health.
Bio-Kult Advance Probiotic Formula contains 14 protected probiotic strains proven to survive the high acidity of stomach acid enabling them to reach the gut intact.
- Biotic Formula
- 60 Capsules
Udo's Choice Super 8 Hi-Count Microbiotic is a probiotic formulated for its value to upper bowel health and contains one of the highest number of bacteria per capsule counts in the UK.
Jarrow Formulas Jarro-Dophilus EPS uses a coated capsule delivery system to ensure the maximum number of beneficial bacteria reach their target unmolested by harmful stomach acid. A larger pack size is available below.
Jarrow Formulas Saccharomyces Boulardii Capsules provide enhanced support to the intestinal tract by way of a probiotic yeast that survives passage through the stomach.
XtraLac is a probiotic with one thing on its mind - death to candida! Its original combination of three little-known strains of probiotic have proved to be highly effective against intestinal candida overgrowth.
- Biotic Support
- 60 Capsules
Jarrow Formulas Jarro-Dophilus EPS uses a coated capsule delivery system to ensure the maximum number of beneficial bacteria reach their target unmolested by harmful stomach acid. The larger pack size (120 vs 60) ensures a good supply at a value for money price.
Global Health Trax ThreeLac Probiotic provides intestinal flora and digestive support in convenient individual stick packs that have proven themselves more effective than probiotic yoghurt in getting the friendly bacteria to where they're needed.
Fivelac probiotic from GHT provides the same digestive support as ThreeLac but with the added benefit of additional friendly bacteria strains.
What are Probiotics?
Probiotics are organisms that live in our digestive system. They consist of bacteria and fungi, and with over 500 different types living within the digestive tract it is very important that the useful ones are predominant. Bad bacteria or fungal overgrowth like candida can be very detrimental to health. Taking a probiotic supplement of 'good' bacteria ensures that a healthy balance is maintained and that we can get all the nutrients we need from the food we eat.
Probiotics, antibiotics and the immune system.
As the name suggests antibiotics are designed to kill biota, or living organisms. When we take a broad spectrum antibiotic to deal with an infection it kills not only the harmful bacteria that make us ill, but many of the 'good' bacteria in our digestive system that we need for good health.
These bacteria need to be replaced after a course of antibiotics, as without them our body cannot draw the essential nutrients it needs from food properly, compromising the immune system and leaving the body open to further infections.
Our digestive system is one of the first lines of immune defense and if it is not functioning properly because of an imbalance in gut flora it can soon lead to more serious problems.