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How & When to Take Your Probiotic

Original Article : How & When to Take Your Probiotic
By : Kara Griffin
From : ora.organic

If you’re reading this you’re probably already an avid lover-of-good-bacteria and a loyal probiotic-taker. We’ve got a lot in common.

One of the questions we get frequently around here is, “Does it matter how and when I take my probiotic?”

Some of you are thinking, “Well duh, just do what the probiotic supplement label tells you to do.” Unfortunately, when comparing probiotic supplement labels you’ll find that there isn’t necessarily rhyme or reason to when or how you should take your probiotic. With food. An hour before a meal. At night. In the morning. The labels are all over the place.

If you’re taking a probiotic already, then well done you. You’re actively populating your gut with healthy bacteria that will provide an array of health benefits. But bacteria are sensitive microorganisms–they’re easily affected by things like temperature, stomach acid and food sources.  It’s these conditions that can easily make bad bacteria wreak havoc or good bacteria thrive.

So, the short answer is: yes – it does matter when and how you take your probiotic. But there’s a longer answer behind it, too. Whatever the label may tell you – here are some tips that will make your probiotic more effective…..Read More

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