What is the most important thing to consider in probiotics?
Probiotics must be viable (alive) to have any benefit. Studies have shown, many probiotics in the market today do not maintain their potency on the shelf. Multi-Flora has every batch tested for potency by an independent laboratory and manufacturers at a higher potency than label guarantee to ensure potency during the entire shelf life.
Why do some probiotics use enteric coatings?
Many probiotics cannot survive stomach acid and are killed. Fragile strains must use special chemical coatings to survive transit through the stomach. Multi-Flora Probiotics contain strains that are naturally resistant to acid and bile so no special coatings are required.
How much probiotics should I take?
Probiotic quality is measured in CFU/g (colony-forming units/gram). The amount needed is dependent upon many factors including the strain, the consumer, the condition and the efficacious dose in studies. For a normal person taking a probiotic strain that can colonize the digestive system, 5 billion CFU/gram is often adequate. Higher quantities of probiotics may be necessary for healthy digestion in some people. What is the best time to take probiotics? Probiotics are best taken first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
Can I take probiotics with antibiotics?
Yes, but antibiotics can kill probiotics so allow at least 3 hour interval between taking your probiotic and antibiotic. How do I know good probiotics from others? Look for probiotics with proven track records that are manufactured in the USA in a GMP-certified facility. Look for probiotic strains that have been studied and researched.
Do probiotics contain dairy?
Many probiotics are grown in a dairy medium because probiotic bacteria break down lactose (milk sugar). UAS Laboratories has perfected a process that does not use dairy, gluten, soy, corn or wheat in their probiotics. In addition, all Multi-Flora Probiotics are non-GMO.
Do I have to keep my probiotics in the refrigerator?
Probiotics are sensitive to heat. Multi-Flora Probiotics are stable at room temperature (70F) but we recommend refrigeration. It’s important to avoid extremely high temperatures like hot cars. If you treat probiotics like you would chocolate, they should be OK.