Do I need a probiotic?
The answer is probably YES!
A good probiotic supplement routine will support immunity, digestion, metabolism, and cytokine production. You can take a probiotic daily. In fact, it’s best to take probiotics first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Let it settle over at least an hour. You might not feel hungry afterwards and that is OK. Eat when you have an appetite.
These are some of the signs that you definitely need to be taking a Probiotic:
• Gas and bloating
• Constipation and/or diarrhea
• Skin problems
• Overall sickness
• Urinary tract infections
• Trouble sleeping
• An inability to lose weight
• Sugar cravings, especially for heavily refined carbs
What should I look for in a probiotic?
It needs to be made with natural ingredients, is gluten-free, and contains no artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, preservatives, or stimulants.
What probiotic do I recommend?
The vast majority of probiotics on the market are borderline shams, because the harsh acidic environment of the stomach. The acid doesn’t allow the product to reach the appropriate parts of the gut, undamaged by stomach acid.
And I would be wrong to give you a one size fits all solution. Here’s my approach – you need to take one bottle at a time, finish it off and get a different type of bottle each time. In this way we get diversity of probiotics. I mix it up because the more strains the better. We still don’t know what strand specifically does exactly what. Take a shot gun approach!
I recommend ProbioMax 350 DF (click top bar for Xymogen), ProbioMax DF (click top bar for Xymogen), UltraFlora Balance (click top bar Metagenics), UltraFlora Spectrum (click top bar Metagenics). These are some of the most advanced probiotic formulas anywhere. They contain acid resistant capsules and have more than 100 Billion per dose.