What is a Probiotic?
The probiotic definition provided by the Food Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) states that “Probiotics are live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host.” So, for a bacterium to be considered a probiotic it must display a health benefit beyond nutritional issues.
Despite common misconception, this defines that the lactic bacteria used in fermentation processes for yogurts or others are NOT probiotics.
Benefits of Probiotics
Probiotics travel through the intestines interacting with your immune cells, gut cells, dietary nutrients, and existing bacteria. Probiotics have the power to impact almost every function within our bodies, most notably by replenishing key bacterial strains within the gut we can:
Improve Gut-Barrier integrity, reduce digestive discomfort, aid immune health, Relieve tiredness & fatigue, maintain heart health, boost cognitive abilities, and benefit skin health & appearance.
How to consume Probiotics
The time of day Probiotics are taken is not as important as how they are taken, Floradapts' Probiotic blends should be consumed daily, ideally on an empty stomach with water, 15-30 minutes before a meal. Consuming Probiotics on an empty stomach improves the survivability of the bacteria. Levels of stomach acid are high in the 2-3 hours following a meal, this stomach acid can be harmful to the transient bacteria.
Consistent, daily intake is the most important thing.