Everything you need to know about probiotics

Probiotics 101

Q: What are probiotics?

A: Probiotics are live bacteria that are good for your health. They live in areas such as the mouth, stomach, intestines, colon, bladder, and genitals.

Q: What are the benefits of supplementing with probiotics?

A: Probiotics support

  • Digestion
  • Gas and bloating
  • Diarrhea or loose stools
  • Constipation
  • Oral health
  • Yeast infections and candida
  • Detox
  • Immune system
  • UTI’s and genital health
  • and more!

Probiotic Glossary

Before shopping for a probiotic supplement there are a few terms you need to know:

“Flora” – refers to bacteria

“CFU” – Stands for “Colony Forming Units”. This is the unit used to measure the amount of probiotics in a supplement.

“Strains” – This is the word used to describe the species of probiotics in your supplement. Ten strains of probiotics would mean 10 different species of probiotic bacteria is in your supplement. Different species = different benefits. As a general rule of thumb we recommend using a product with multiple strains of probiotics to get the most benefit.

Probiotics we can stand behind

At NWC Naturals® we have three different probiotic formulas to choose from that we can stand behind 100%. Our probiotic formulas are vegetarian, gluten free, non gmo, and contain no wheat, corn, soy, dairy, chemicals, or fillers. Bonus: All of our products are bottled here in the USA.

On our next post: We break down our probiotic formulas and help you choose a product that best suits your needs.