Probiotic Bio Cultures: Uses, Benefits, and Dosage

by John McElborough
Probiotic bio culture supplements contain live bacteria strains thought to promote a healthy gut, proper digestion, and a robust immune system. In the world of health and wellness, probiotics have become a buzzword. But what are they and how do they work? Let’s find out.
Probiotic Bio Cultures: Uses, Benefits, and Dosage

What Are Probiotic Bio Cultures?

Probiotics are live microorganisms that you can consume in certain foods and supplements. A growing body of research shows that the balance (and imbalance) of bacteria in your digestive system may be linked to your overall health.

Probiotic bio cultures contain a blend of active probiotic bacteria to support a healthy gut.  

It’s normal to think of bacteria in a negative light. But bacteria can be both harmful and beneficial in the gut. The concept that bacteria can be good for you is tough to understand. Probiotics are made of friendly bacteria that help to keep your body ticking over.

These microorganisms live in several locations throughout your body. Probiotics help maintain a healthy balance of bacteria in your gut, help you digest food, and stop harmful bacteria from getting out of control.  

Research shows that good gut health does more than support healthy digestion. Experts believe that gut health benefits the mind and body and is essential to maintaining good health and potentially tackling obesity1.

Why Do Our Customers Take Probiotic Bio Cultures?

Many of our customers add probiotics supplements to their daily routine to promote a healthy gut and overall well-being. Here are four reasons why our customers choose to take probiotic bio cultures. 

Support Your Body’s Natural Microbiome

The gut microbiome refers to the microorganisms living in your intestines. The average person has about 300 to 500 species of bacteria living in the digestive tract2.

While some bacteria are linked to diseases, others can be incredibly beneficial for your health. As you’re exposed to different environments and experiences, your microbiome is unique. Several studies suggest that introducing probiotics may restore the balance of the gut microbiome. 

Maximise Gut Health 

Gut health is a complex subject and scientists are increasingly showing just how important it is for overall health and preventing disease. Many of our customers take probiotic bio cultures to support their gut health and maintain a healthy balance of good bacteria.

A healthy gut contains friendly bacteria that help to fight off harmful invaders. Considering that all your food ultimately ends up in the gut before being absorbed into the bloodstream as nutrients, a healthy gut is essential for optimal well-being. 

Encourage Healthy Digestion 

The microbes in your body play a pivotal role in digesting food and keeping everything running smoothly. Probiotics may help to aid digestion by maintaining a good level of beneficial bacteria.

Research into the link between digestion and probiotics has been promising so far and may benefit issues like diarrhoea, gas, bloating, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). 

May Boost Your Immune System 

It’s thought that a healthy gut contributes to a strong immune system. Interestingly, a large chunk of your immune system is actually inside your gastrointestinal tract3.

Probiotics may help to give your immune system a boost while stopping the growth of harmful bacteria. So far, research into probiotics and the effect they have on the immune system is promising. 

How to Take Probiotic Bio Cultures 

Probiotics are living organisms that you can find in two places: certain foods and supplements. Fermented foods are a common source of probiotics. During the fermentation process, natural bacteria feeds on sugar and starch in the food.

This creates an environment of beneficial enzymes and bacteria. Fermented foods include:

  • Kimchi 
  • Kombucha 
  • Sauerkraut 
  • Kefir  
  • Miso 
  • Tempeh 
  • Sourdough bread 

The other way to introduce more probiotics into your diet is with probiotic bio cultures supplements. These tend to come in a daily capsule but are also available in powder form.

Bio culture supplements contain live strains of bacteria. The species of bacteria can differ from one brand to another. 

When talking about probiotic bio culture supplements, you will come across the term CFU or colony-forming unit. This refers to the number of active microorganisms you can find in each serving of the supplement.

You will find the CFU on the product label. 

Bio Cultures: Dosage and Side Effects 

Probiotic supplement dosage can differ from brand to brand. It may range from 1 billion CFU to 30 billion or more. Our maximum strength probiotic bio cultures supplement contains 45 billion CFU with a 15 strain blend. Take two capsules daily, preferably with a meal. 

Common side effects include:

  • Gas
  • Bloating 
  • Constipation 
  • Upset stomach 

Our Bio Cultures Complex Advanced Multi-Strain Probiotic Supplement 

Our Advanced Bio Cultures Probiotic supplement contains 17 live strains and the prebiotic fibre inulin. Delivering a massive 45 billion CFU per serving, these capsules contain a unique blend of potent strains of bacteria along with their favourite food.

Types of bacteria include Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bifidobacterium, Streptococcus, Lactobacillus Gasseri and more. Our supplements have been scientifically developed and formulated by professionals in the UK.

The bio cultures are also vegan and vegetarian friendly, making them suitable for a range of diets. As always, our products are created and produced to high-quality control standards.  

Gut health is important. Your gut plays a big role in your overall health and well-being. It’s a hugely complex system that can influence multiple areas of your health.

The balance of good and harmful bacteria is essential for maintaining your body’s natural microbiome. Introducing more probiotics into your diet may help to boost your immune system and support a healthy gut and digestive system.

As more research is carried out into the effects of probiotics on your gut and health, no doubt, more information will come to light on the precise ways that probiotic supplements can benefit general health and wellbeing. 

Sources

  1. https://www.eufic.org/en/healthy-living/article/gut-microbiotas-effect-on-physical-and-mental-health-mynewgut 
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3983973/ 
  3. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/research/advancements-in-research/fundamentals/in-depth/the-gut-where-bacteria-and-immune-system-meet 
by John McElborough