Reading the Probiotic Label: It’s Not Gobblety Gook!

I don’t know about you, but reading any labels makes my head spin. Thank goodness for smart phones where you can determine what those multiple-syllable, unpronounceable words really are. (Mayo Clinic has a great interactive guide for learning to read labels, in general, that will help you make healthier eating choices. . . check it out!)

When you look at the Probulin label, you’ll see all the key factors you should look for in finding a probiotic. Here are some points to keep in mind:

*   What goes in your mouth might not reach your colon. Good bacteria can’t help you if they’re killed off by your stomach acid. Look for products labeled “encapsulated” or some other indication that they use technology to help the good bacteria reach your colon.

*  More strains of bacteria are better than one. Make sure your supplement includes Lactobacillus and Bifidobacter[M1]  strains. Also check for prebiotic ingredients like inulin; prebiotics make the probiotic bacteria more effective. (Probulin is a good example a supplement with both of these.)

*  Always check the expiration date and storage information. Some supplements need to be chilled; even those that don’t require refrigeration should be stored away from heat.

A sidenote: Keep in mind that heat destroys probiotic bacteria, so don’t drink coffee, hot tea, or other hot beverages for an hour after you take probiotics in any form — either as a supplement or in foods.

That wasn’t too painful, was it? Now, click here to order Probulin and never force yourself to read another probiotic label again! (Though we’re highly in favor of expanding your vocabulary! So in our desire to further your education, here’s a new word you won’t find on a label. . . floccinaucinihilipilification. Go on. Pull out your smart phone or hit Google. Can’t say you don’t learn lots of stuff here on our blog. We’re just educators at heart.)
Smile. Take your Probulin. Have a terrific day!

Go with your gut,

The Probulin Team


 [M1]bifidobacteria

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