Thank you for buying our Probiotics! I just wanted to take this opportunity to go over some questions with you that we get asked frequently. They are great questions we want all our customers to understand that will really help everyone get the maximum physical and mental benefits available from probiotic supplementation.
1) When is the best time to take Probiotics?
You can take them at any time, however we generally recommend taking them with a meal, ideally breakfast in the morning. The reason is food will lower the acidity of the stomach, (i.e raise stomach PH), so it is more beneficial for the bacteria. Although our probiotic strains are specifically selected for resistance to stomach acids, every little bit helps.
2) Where is the best place to store your Probiotics?
Our Probiotics have specifically selected strains, so they don’t need to be refrigerated. However, we recommend storing them in a cool dry place.
3) Will I experience gas, bloating or diarrhoea?
People often take probiotics to deal with problem gas, bloating or diarrhoea. However, it’s quite a common side effect to see an increase in these symptoms in the first few days after you start taking probiotics. It’s important to understand that this is your body’s natural response, and it’s actually nothing to worry about and usually passes in a few days.
The reasons it often occurs is because your gut bacteria is rebalancing itself. Probiotic bacteria are active against yeast, harmful bacteria and fungi, and when you take probiotics harmful microorganisms will start to die. This is what can cause these issues to temporarily increase. It’s actually a sign that beneficial bacteria are getting to work to clean up your gut!
4) I am on Anti-biotics, should I take Probiotics?
Yes, you can take probiotics with antibiotics, studies suggest it’s favourable to do so. However, we recommend to take your probiotics and antibiotics at least 2 hours apart to reduce the possibility of the antibiotic killing the probiotic organisms.
If you have any other questions you’d like to ask us, just reply to the email, we love to help!