Let's face it: none of us make perfect food choices all the time. For some of us, though, regular bad eating habits, heavily chlorinated drinking water, or courses of antibiotic medications can end up throwing off the good bacteria in our guts and causing health issues.
The microflora (the collection of organisms in your intestines) have good bacteria that works to keep bad bacteria in check -- in other words, your intestines are the hub of immunity in your body. But some things can kill off good bacteria, causing symptoms such as gas, cramping, diarrhea, yeast growth in women's vaginas, and urinary tract infections.
When we have a proper blend of "good" and "bad" bacteria in our guts, our immune system is supported and our general health is improved.
How Does femMED Probiotic Help?
There are over 400 varieties of bacteria in the gut. Two strains of probiotics have been clinically proven to be effective at promoting friendly bacteria: Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.
These two strains can help to manage diarrhoea caused by infection or by taking antibiotics.
The difficulty faced with most readily-available probiotics is that they need to be refrigerated in order to maintain their effectiveness. Our brand maintains its effectiveness stored in the cupboard, so you don't need to worry about losing it behind the mayonnaise.
Additionally, femMED Probiotic is packed with healthy bacteria: 10 billion cells at the time of manufacturing! With a start that high, the potency remains excellent throughout the shelf life of the product.
We also use high-quality vegetable capsules to ensure you are only getting easily-digested ingredients in your supplement. There is no dairy, egg, gluten, yeast, soy or GMO ingredients to work against the healthy probiotic bacteria.
Getting the Most From Your Probiotic
Probiotics work best in conjunction with prebiotics. Prebiotics are non-digestible fibre. This fibre is a probiotic's favourite food source. Find prebiotics naturally in:
- red wine
What Are Other Ways To Manage Gut Health?
Of course you should try to manage your gut health through food, as well as with supplementation. Choose to eat the following when you can:
- Fermented vegetables - unpasteurized sauerkraut, kimchee, and pickles are all great choices.
- Yogurts - read labels very carefully to make sure you're not getting too many sugars. It's also important to look for 'live' or 'active' cultures on the ingredients list to see a benefit
- Soft cheeses - Gouda is good for you! Cheddar, Parmesan and Swiss cheese also contain lactic acid that can help to deliver healthy bacteria to your gut.
If you are taking a course of antibiotics, take a probiotic at least two to three hours apart from the pill to ensure you are not killing off good bacteria.
For general good gut health, take two tablets daily.