Discover Our Range Of Probiotic Capsules and Live Bacteria Probiotics
The balance of bacteria in your digestive tract can be disrupted all too easily. Stress, a poor diet and alcohol have all been shown to cause an imbalance in gut flora levels which may lead to problems including constipation, gas and yeast infections.
As well as digestive problems, skin problems and general infections can also be a result of gut flora imbalances. The majority of shop bought probiotic capsule supplements carry live bacteria labels, but unlike our live bacteria probiotics, they are not guaranteed to contain the specific types of bacteria which is proven to support our digestive systems.
Our Probiotic supplements have been scientifically validated as containing beneficial bacteria in a live state and, in sufficient qualities, are effective. This means that the live bacteria probiotics will start working in your gastrointestinal tract straight away.
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No, taking probiotics after antibiotics is not risky. It is widely considered that taking probiotics may be beneficial following antibiotic use but as to date there has been a lack of conclusive scientific research.
Antibiotics are widely prescribed and work by killing off the ‘bad’ bacteria in the gut. Some people may experience negative side effects as antibiotics can disrupt the delicate balance of gut flora. It is thought that taking probiotic supplements after a course of antibiotics may help restore the natural gut microbiome.
Not all probiotics are the same, they differ according to genus, species and strain. Probiotic strains are subtypes of species, for example, L. acidophilus NCFM is one particular strain, and different probiotic strains will have different effects on the body. At Nutri Advanced we use strains such as the NCFM strain because it is very well documented and researched.
There are no scientific studies that show that taking a probiotic can cause acne. Gut health and skin health are linked – the Gut-Skin axis – and both have their own microbiome of bacteria and other microbes. Probiotics are actually thought to be beneficial to help treat acne with a recent 2020 clinical study that found milk containing Lactobacilli was noted to improve the severity of acne.
Probiotics are microbial food supplements (also known as friendly bacteria) which may beneficially affect humans by improving the balance of flora in the gut. Human clinical trials have proven that specific strains of probiotics may help maintain general wellbeing and healthy digestive function, support healthy immune function, support healthy colon function, support a balanced inflammatory response, manufacture vitamins and essential fatty acids, and more.
There is growing evidence that the gut microbiome may impact many areas of health as well as the obvious digestive function of the body. Some probiotic strains can help the body by replenishing the ‘good’ bacteria in the body and balancing the gut’s microbiome. It is important to choose probiotic strains such as L. acidophilus NCFM that have robust research on their role in improving digestion issues. It is also important to choose probiotics that guarantee the number of bacteria at date of purchase and have research on their ability to survive stomach acid to ensure the ‘good’ bacteria reach the stomach in order to have an impact.