It is known that intestinal bacteria are really important for our health. However, there is an overwhelming variety of probiotic "live bacteria" products on the market, and not all are created equal in terms of quality or effectiveness. So how do you choose one that provides the best possible effect? Here are some key tips to help you make the right decision…
Choose a live bacteria product that is:
Safe : Make sure the live bacteria product contains human strains with an excellent safety record. Just remember, you are taking “bacteria” after all!
Our bacteria are safe for anyone, we only use strains with excellent safety records in clinical trials and that live in the human intestine naturally.
Stable and guaranteed potency : Live bacteria need to remain stable and reach where they are required. You don't need specially coated capsules, just resistant bacteria, with guaranteed potency until the end of their shelf life.
Our live bacteria products have guaranteed potency until the end of their useful life. They remain stable while stored, ensuring you get what you need and they remain stable in your gut.
Pure : Choose a product without unnecessary ingredients or allergens, especially one that is dairy-free (many live bacteria products do). Our products are simple and simple formulations, they contain only the ingredients you really need and without common allergens, such as dairy*, and therefore, they are suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
*with the exception of our Baby BioFlora product.
Symbiotic: This means that they contain prebiotic dietary fibers such as "fructooligosaccharides" (FOS) or inulin, to feed the good bacteria and increase their effectiveness.
Flexible : Make sure it comes in an easy-to-take format, for example, in powder form for babies or children. There is no point in having a great product if it is not used. We have the correct live bacteria product for everyone, adults, children, babies, and pregnant women, with different potencies and formats such as capsules and powders.
But above all, make sure it works! The more strains, the better… surely? Of course not! It is not possible for us to reproduce the diversity of bacteria that inhabit the human intestine, so modern multi-strain products, which include many different bacteria, may not be useful at all. We can't be sure how they work together and whether we're just diluting the truly useful ones and wasting money.
Likewise, having a really high number of bacteria may not be significant, if they are not the most effective types. The important thing is to use exactly the right bacteria, in the right amount to get a real health effect and that requires real experience. Our products have been chosen by healthcare professionals for 30 years, designed by the UK's top probiotic researchers, used in clinical trials and successfully recommended by doctors to their patients. We use only the right types of bacteria, in the right amounts for maximum effect.
For daily use, choose our 10 billion Bioacidophilus, with our clinically proven combination of LAB4 bacteria. It does not need refrigeration and comes in capsules.
For a higher dose, choose BioAcidophilus Forte , an incredible 30 trillion LAB4 bacteria in a single capsule.
For kids, you can try our 2 Billion Potency Strawberry Bioacidophilus or 16 Billion Potency Mindlinx Powder, both powdered bacteria supplements that dissolve in water or cold liquids and taste great.
For use during pregnancy, our BioFlora contains LAB4B as used in the Swansea Baby trial. This product is also suitable for babies from the day of birth.
We strive to provide the most effective live bacteria for every person.
Nutritionist Valeria Riquelme V.
Extract translated and adapted from BioCare UK