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Probiotics

(42 Posts)
junie1 Wed 29-Sep-21 09:02:00

Hi
Can anyone recommend a good probiotic supplement please.

Many thanks
Junie

Poppyred Wed 29-Sep-21 09:04:38

I drink a small glass of kefir every day and take a sachet of bimuno added to my coffee. (Both recommended by Dr Michael Moseley.)

Sparklefizz Wed 29-Sep-21 09:08:09

Bio Kult is excellent.

ayse Wed 29-Sep-21 09:09:07

Home made sauerkraut is supposed to be one of the best but any fermented food will help. I’ve found kefir in the international food section on Morrison’s to be ok but kombucha is not for me.

Here’s a link to probiotic foods

www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/top-probiotic-foods

Why buy supplements when it can just be eaten?

Aveline Wed 29-Sep-21 09:38:22

Does live yoghurt count?

BlueSky Wed 29-Sep-21 09:59:03

Or Activia Gut Health yogurt? I’m a bit hesitant to take the proper probiotics as I read it may not be safe, as they are actual bacteria.

Aveline Wed 29-Sep-21 12:21:30

Our guts are full of good and necessary bacteria. Not all bacteria are bad!

Shinamae Wed 29-Sep-21 12:29:01

I take an actimel shot every day….

Sparklefizz Wed 29-Sep-21 13:01:02

Check the sugar content of yoghurts like Activia or of Actimel as it will defeat the object of taking it.

Sparklefizz Wed 29-Sep-21 13:03:31

Why buy supplements when it can just be eaten?

Sometimes you would need to eat a ton of sauerkraut in order to get enough probiotics, plus homemade is better than shop bought (which is often pasteurised in order to sell it, which kills off the good bacteria), and some people just don't have the time to make it.

Baggs Wed 29-Sep-21 13:04:28

BlueSky

Or Activia Gut Health yogurt? I’m a bit hesitant to take the proper probiotics as I read it may not be safe, as they are actual bacteria.

Most bacteria are good.

Robin38 Wed 29-Sep-21 13:12:54

Marks and Spencer do a delicious fresh kimchi (fermented). Full of prebiotic goodness. I can recommend it. 🙂

Blondiescot Wed 29-Sep-21 13:30:15

Symprove. It is expensive, but it is one of the few probiotics which has been proven to real the gut intact. I can honestly say it has proved life changing for me.

ayse Wed 29-Sep-21 14:17:52

Aveline

Does live yoghurt count?

I think so as it’s used to make homemade yoghurt

Sago Wed 29-Sep-21 16:45:13

These are the best.

www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwi8lKP7wqTzAhXHilwKHfuxAs8QFnoECEgQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.webmd.com%2Fdrugs%2F2%2Fdrug-173228%2Fprobiotic-acidophilus-oral%2Fdetails&usg=AOvVaw2zVnS8CJv0cI31THHejxgv

After a year on antibiotics my doctor recommended these.
The yoghurts are not effective as you would have to consume so many.

junie1 Wed 29-Sep-21 16:57:48

Hi Poppyred
Interesting, what kefir do you use
Thanks
Junie

junie1 Wed 29-Sep-21 16:59:27

Thanks Sparklefizz
I was looking at that
Thanks

junie1 Wed 29-Sep-21 17:00:17

Hi ayse

Thanks for the link
Junie

junie1 Wed 29-Sep-21 17:01:24

Not sure Aveline
Thanks for your reply

junie1 Wed 29-Sep-21 17:02:07

I read that BlueSky

Thanks
Junie

junie1 Wed 29-Sep-21 17:03:20

Hi Shinamae
Thanks for your reply
Junie

junie1 Wed 29-Sep-21 17:04:42

Thanks Sparklefizz

junie1 Wed 29-Sep-21 17:05:58

Thanks Robin38
Will look tomorrow,
Thanks
Junie

junie1 Wed 29-Sep-21 17:07:01

Hi Blondiescot
Happy it has worked for you
Will have a look
Thanks
Junie

junie1 Wed 29-Sep-21 17:08:14

Thanks sago
Will have a look at the link you sent

Junie