How to Evaluate Probiotics24.09.2012
by Life Enthusiast Staff
How many billions of bacteria?
Probiotics measured with billions of CFU's (Colony Forming Units) is a clever marketing gimmick to disguise the facts. When did they check? At the time of packaging? After a year on the shelf? What about the batch you are getting, how was it stored?
If the probiotics are packaged pure and alive, but with no food source to sustain them, they are awake and dying. A much better option would be asleep and hibernating. When you package probiotic bacteria with their natural food, but dormant, they are just hibernating, waiting for the right conditions to wake up and start multiplying.
Most probiotic supplements are not packaged with their natural food source as a consortium of symbiotically blended strains. If you read the fine print, the label will read (many) billions of bacteria (CFU's) at time of manufacturing. How many are viable now? Are they able to reconstitute and multiply before they are killed in your intestinal tract?
Life Science probiotic supplements come to you complete with their own prebiotics that feed the probiotics, keeping them alive and viable.
Is refrigeration required?
We've been trained to think that refrigerated must somehow be better.
But consider this...
when a product requires refrigeration, what will happen to it after you ingest it?
What is the temperature in your intestine? Will these bacteria thrive, or will they be stressed?
Life Science probiotic supplements do not require refrigeration.
They come to you complete with their own prebiotics, to keep the probiotics alive and viable.
Single Strain or a Broad Blend?
Isolated, extracted species or a well blended team?
Do they get along with each other? How do they perform in a sick intestine?
Cohabiting in a symbiotic relationship, learning to live together? Does it make them stronger?
This is important because if the bacteria are not accustomed to living together, and if they are not packed with the right food source (pre-biotics), their ability to reconstitute themselves and multiply in the acid environment of your digestive tract is compromised.
Consider this metaphor:
For your football game, do you want the team that has been training together for a year, or a couple of star players that have never played together, that include only the offensive team positions?
Life Science probiotic supplements combine strains of good bacteria that cohabitate in a symbiotic relationship, specialized for the acidic terrain of your lower bowel, while others are right for the alkaline terrain of your small intestine.
Why Soil Based Bacteria?
ALL bacteria originate from the soil. There is no cow that produces Lactobacillus bacteria. Cows ingest it with the grass they eat, they do not grow it. If someone tells you that soil based organisms are not good for you, where did they get the data? All Probiotic bacteria were at some point "soil based organisms".
Life Science probiotic supplements contain Soil Based Organisms as Nature intended, to supply your body with all the good, probiotic bacteria to restore and maintain your health.
Consider our selection criteria...
- Is it a time tested product?
- Is it fermented and cultured into a symbiotic relationship?
- Is it packaged dormant with it's natural food source?
- Is it a single strain superstar, or is it a broad team of Soil Based Organisms?
An effective fermented culture is worth its weight in gold.
It creates the true Symbiotic Intestinal Terrain.
Expect to pay for what you are getting - here is not the place to seek a bargain.
An effective Probiotic will deliver a very broad range of health benefits.