Things To Look For When Shopping For Probiotics
Effective probiotics will need to arrive in the bottle (and subsequently your gut) both alive and active. Proper product preservation is essential here. Read the label carefully to determine if it’s been packaged and shipped such that it arrives alive and active.
Your probiotic supplement needs to survive the journey through your digestive system. Your stomach is full of bacteria that will attempt to break down and digest the capsule, thereby killing the bacteria and rendering it ineffective. Ensure that the product has the ability to survive digestion and be absorbed fully, providing you with the full effects of the good bacteria.
Lastly, your product needs to thrive within your gut. This means that the bacteria should work efficiently within your gut to find and target imbalances and to get to work, so to speak.
Safety And Efficacy
Probiotics that have been shown to meet the aforementioned criteria tend to be effective. Symprove passes all three, but many other food supplements can also be effective at targeting your body’s bacterial imbalances. Generally, these products are safe to consume for anyone, but always consult your physician first if you’re unsure or feeling unwell.
If you’re suffering from immune system difficulties or have more severe cases of IBS, it’s better that you consult a professional to receive their medical opinion. Your GP can recommend products that may work better for your unique circumstances.