6 Things to Look For When Buying A Probiotic

6 Things to Look For When Buying A Probiotic

Probiotics can help seed your gut with healthy and hearty bacteria that benefit you in so many ways – from helping your digestion to bolstering your immune system. Let these 6 factors be your guide in selecting a quality probiotic:

#1 Multiple Strains

Different strains of bacteria provide different benefits to the body. Studies have shown that multi-strain probiotics are more effective than single-strain probiotics!

#2 Balanced Formula

Many formulas rely heavily on one or two strains of bacteria. Instead, seek out a balanced multi-strain formula, including lactobacillus, bifidobacterium and lactococcus strains.

#3 Potency, CFU and Guarantee

CFU stands for colony forming units, and is the measure of how potent a probiotic is. Look for a probiotic that guarantees CFU at expiry.

#4 Allergen-free

Many probiotics on the market can contain common allergens. Be sure your probiotic is labelled as free from GMOs and ingredients like gluten, dairy, soy and corn.

#5 Capsules

Lookout for a vegan delayed-release capsule – the probiotics will get released where they need to go without the risk of plasticizers and phthalates sometimes found in enteric-coating.

#6 Packaging and Shelf Stability

Each time the bottle is opened, probiotics get exposed to humidity and air, which degrades them over time. A better option is a blister pack, providing a protective barrier for each capsule.
Genuine Health spent a lot of time creating advanced gut health probiotics so they would make a difference in how you feel:

  • Crafted with 15 balanced strains of probiotic bacteria with an ample CFU
  • Strains are triple cleaned to ensure that only the heartiest remain
  • Encapsulated in a delayed-release, plastic-free capsule that’s been shown to deliver up to 10x the bacteria to the gut
  • Shelf stable and packed in a humidity-resistant blister pack
  • Vegan and free of allergens like gluten, wheat,dairy, nuts, fish, eggs and sulphites