Why Probiotics are important as part of your diet?
Posted on27 Jul 2021
There are four main families of probiotics, according to CNA : Lactobacillus, bifidobacteria, lactococcus, and saccharomyces. These are all good beneficial bacteria. (Found in our probiotics) Probiotics have shown through numerous research and human consumption that it helps build a strong and healthy digestive system and builds up a strong defence system that fights and prevents bad pathogenic bacteria from invading the body.
WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING PROBIOTIC SUPPLEMENTS
1. At least 1 billion colony forming units (CFUs)
A general recommendation is to opt for probiotic supplements with a recommended daily dosage of between 1 billion and 10 billion CFUs for adults, said Dr Look.
2. ‘Enteric coated’ or ‘acid resistant’
Either of those words on the label means that the probiotics are protected against the acidic environment of the stomach. All our probiotics are Enteric coated and adds another protective layer with Noltec double protective coating.
3. Target your health problem
Probiotics generally target the digestive system, however there are probiotics that go above that to help relieve targeted problems. eg. Lactomin & Lactokids have the ability to target stomach upsets, diarrhoea, stomach problems. The unique formulation can help relieve these stomach problems, depending on severity, 3-4 sachets at one go boosts the potency and helps relieve these problems. Lactocran has a unique function to target urinary tract problems, helps relieve urinary tract infections / recurrent infections and continues to prevent UTIs. The unique formulation with CranMax builds a healthy urinary tract and also is excellent for keeping women's urogenital healthy and teemming with good probiotic flora.
4. Look for prebiotics
A good probiotic supplement should also offer prebiotics, the food for probiotics. “Some supplements called synbiotics contain a combination of probiotics and prebiotics.” Dr Mok explained that “prebiotics are actually fibre, mainly soluble fibre, which can be found in fruits, wholegrains, tubers, some vegetables, and certain micro-algae”. When shopping for probiotics supplements, see if it contains common prebiotics such as fructooligosaccharide, inulin, mannose and xylitol.
All our probiotics have added prebiotics benefits which help populate probiotic strains further.
Source: CNA Lifestyle 05/2021