1. What type of research is behind the Pro-Biotics Plus ® formula?
Pro-Biotics Plus ® stick packs combines the latest research and clinical studies into one powerful formula. The probiotics in this formula were selected after consulting with Dr. Khem Shahani from the University of Nebraska. Dr. Shahani is recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on beneficial bacteria supplementation.
2. I heard that you should not take immune support daily. Is this true?
This is not true for Pro-Biotics Plus® stick packs. Products that contain herbs such as Goldenseal and Echinacea should not be used over long periods of time because they are not supportive of the immune system but rather force it to react, potentially causing an imbalance and over activity. Pro-Biotics Plus ® contains none of these herbs and can safely be taken every day.
3. Can I give Pro-Biotics Plus ® stick packs to my children?
Yes, this formula is safe for most people. For children less than 8 years of age use half the recommended adult dose. Check with a pediatrician before giving to a child 3 years or younger.
4. Why should I take this formula with a meal?
Pro-biotics implant much better when they travel with food. It gives them more opportunity to jump off the train, so to speak, and set up camp. Also, all the other nutrients will absorb better when they go through the intestinal tract slower.
5. What should I look for in a good probiotic supplement?
It is good to look for one that is high in CFU’s and more than one or two strains. What is a CFU? CFU or Colony Forming Units – A unit of measurement used in microbiology that indicates the number of microorganisms present. Think of them like seeds that you are going to use to plant a garden. It is also a measure of how many bacteria (and yeast, because there are probiotic yeasts) are able to divide and form colonies. It might be easier, to think of colony forming units as being a single bacterium. If the probiotic bacteria are capable of dividing and forming colonies then that is proof that they are alive and healthy.
6. How many cfu’s do I need?
For general good health, most experts recommend between 6 to 40 billion CFU’s each day. Take the dose suggested on the box. Our capsules have 3.6 billion live pro-biotics per capsule of the top five immune support strains per capsules. Our stick packs have 40 Billion CFUs per stick and Belly-Ease has 1 billion per tablet.
7. Should I take a multi strain or single strain probiotic?
A multi strain duplicates the natural process of eating probiotics in your food where you take in a variety of lactic acid bacteria. So for general good health, a multi strain probiotic that has at least both Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species is best.