WholeLife Pharmacy & Healthfoods
Let’s Talk Probiotics
Co-Founder and Pharmacist
Taking a quality probiotic is an important part of your daily health routine. The emphasis on quality is because while there are plenty of probiotic products on the market, it is important to consult with your pharmacist or health professional, as with any medicines quality can vary between products. Also probiotics are very much a specialised item for individuals, so the probiotic needs to be suited to your individual needs.
The market leader and the one that’s been on the market longest is Inner Health Plus, but there are plenty of other brands available now, Lifespace and Bio Ceuticals also have quality products and there are plenty of other brands to choose from that focus on specific elements you are trying to enhance.
Probiotics are a combination of good bacteria which lodge themselves in the gut lining and by doing so help with digestive issues and also help fend off bad bacteria. Once they’ve found a home in the gut lining they become part of the microbiome.
There are a few things you can look out for that you may need to talk to your pharmacist or health professional about before you start taking a probiotic: skin issues, digestive issues, sugar cravings and also definitely after a course of antibiotics. Antibiotics kill all bacteria, bad and good, so you do need to replenish your body.
Gut health and microbiome health are essential to your overall wellbeing, so taking a probiotic can help with your mood, mental health, allergies, inflammation and basically your whole immunity.
And remember as we always say, prevention is better than cure!