Dr Mercola Complete Probiotics – 30 Caps
Dr Mercola Complete Probiotics – 180 capsules
History provides us a few clues on how different cultures promoted their intestinal health before modern times. Years ago, people used fermented foods like yogurt, pickled veggies and sauerkraut – as food preservatives and as support for intestinal and overall health. Dr Mercola Probiotics has got similarities to these amazing fermented foods. Here’s a breakdown of the 10 specific beneficial bacteria strains in Complete Probiotics:
- Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1 – You already know the extraordinary benefits of this superstrain. Because it is of human origin, it works exceptionally well in your GI tract.
- Lactobacillus casei – Works with other helpful organisms, and helps to encourage the growth of other beneficial bacteria.
- Lactobacillus plantarum – Has been shown to be resistant to low pH conditions and able to survive bile concentrations in your intestine.
- Lactobacillus salivarius
- Lactobacillus rhamnosus 6.
- Lactobacillus brevis
- Bifidobacterium lactis – A friendly bacteria often found in raw yogurt
- Bifidobacterium longum
- Bifidobacterium bifidum
- Streptococcus thermophilus
Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions:
- How do I know the probiotics make it to my digestive tract? For probiotics to survive the digestive tract, they must be bile- and acid-resistant. We carefully tested the strains of bacteria used in our formula for those qualities. Studies show they do a remarkable job of resisting stomach acid and intestinal bile. Some strains even showed tolerance for both at over 90%.
- If I’m eating fermented vegetables, do I need probiotics? Yes. Even though just one mouthful of fermented vegetables can provide far more beneficial bacteria than a probiotic supplement, it is wise to get many different strains of probiotics. However, most people do not eat fermented vegetables at all, let alone each and every day.
- What about yogurt? Traditionally, people used yogurt as a source of probiotics because it was raw and unpasteurized. Most commercial yogurts today, even certified organic ones, are not raw – and are loaded with sugars, artificial sweeteners, fillers, and more. So they’re not nearly as beneficial. And pasteurisation kills or sterilises most of the bacteria in commercial yogurt, eliminating most of the benefits. However, if you can obtain raw milk and make your own plain yogurt without pasteurisation and added ingredients, that’s a different story.
- Do I need to keep Complete Probiotics refrigerated? No. Even without being refrigerated, Complete Probiotics has a shelf life of 2 years.
- Why do I need probiotics? The “good” bacteria in your gastrointestinal system can only provide you with optimum health if the proper balance of different types of bacteria is maintained in your gut. 80% of your immune system actually lives in your gut. Unfortunately, there are a multitude of ways that the “good” bacteria in your gut can be killed off. Antibiotics, chlorine, processed foods, sugar, and more can negatively affect the delicate balance of bacteria in your gut. Directions for using Dr Mercola’s Complete Probiotics: As a dietary supplement, take one Dr Mercola Complete Probiotics capsule per day with food and water. This will raise the pH of your stomach acid to a 3 or 4, allowing the good bacteria to survive and reach your small intestine. Beneficial bacteria just love to feed on fibre (such as in Organic Psyllium).
Dr Mercola’s Complete Probiotics is a highly bioavailable and incredibly effective multi-strain probiotic. Each 2 capsules of Dr Mercola Complete Probiotics is guaranteed to provide a minimum of 70 billion CFU to ensure potency throughout shelf life.
Dr Mercola’s Complete Probiotics help to boost the immune system and metabolism, support protein and carbohydrate digestion, help in the breakdown of toxins and optimise bowel transit time. Complete probiotics support mineral absorption and the production of B-Vitamins and Vitamin K, they also create an environment which is favourable for the beneficial bacteria to grow and hostile to undesirable bacteria, viruses and parasites.