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The Probiotic Debate

This week at our IBS support group the talk was all about probiotics. Why we take them? The benefits of them. As well as choosing a refrigerated versus shelf stable probiotic. Below is a handout that was given at the class to help keep you informed.

Probiotics Benefits
Help balance the good bacteria in the digestive system
Improve immune function
Protect against bacteria to prevent infections
Improve digestion and absorption of food and nutrients
Can help breakdown protein and fat in the digestive tract
Prevent and treat diarrhea

Choosing the Right Probiotic

There are varying types of probiotics which use different strains of bacteria.

Should Probiotics be refrigerated or not?

Because of modern sophisticated freeze-drying techniques such as lyophilisation ensure that the probiotics remain viability at room temperature.

Benefits of Non-Refrigerated Probiotics
Longer shelf life
Lower sensitivity to temperature changes
Slower declining bacteria levels
Highly potent bacteria
No Refrigeration needed

Benefits of Refrigerated Probiotics
Higher Quality
Protect the bacteria from heat
Retain Potency

It’s your choice to make the decision on which probiotic will work best for you.

Because of modern sophisticated freeze-drying techniques such as lyophilisation ensure that the probiotics remain viability at room temperature

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