Wondering about the best probiotics on the market? To achieve optimal overall health, it’s important to align probiotics with the needs of your digestive system. More people are realizing the immense importance of probiotics for a healthy microbiome, and strong immune system.
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health. They work to supplement the complex ecology of bacteria and flora in your stomach and intestines. When the right kinds of bacteria can flourish, digestion becomes easier and more efficient, leaving your body more time and resources to function at its best.
Prebiotic and Probiotic: You Need Both
While probiotics are important micro-organisms that help you achieve better health, prebiotics are carbohydrates the human body can’t digest – the perfect food for probiotics. It’s important to have both prebiotics and probiotics in your nutrition plan.
To meet this need, the biostation medical team has painstakingly developed two potent supplement formulas: bVital Probiotic and bVital Pre & Probiotic.
Prebiotics and probiotics have the greatest effect when they are changed on a fairly regular basis – about every two months. With our doctor-designed, pharmaceutical-grade formulas with zero binders or fillers, you get the most optimal levels of the highest quality probiotics.
Gut Health Superfoods: Getting Prebiotics and Probiotics from Your Diet
Both probiotics and prebiotics can be found through natural sources in your food. While it’s not necessary to take prebiotics all the time, you should be aware of the foods that can help fuel and extend the life of your probiotics.
Probiotic-rich dairy products
It’s easy to find probiotics in many dairy and dairy-related products – after all, bacteria are actively used to make things like milk and cheese. In recent years, many different yogurt brands have come out with special probiotic-enhanced varieties and products like kefir. You can even find non-dairy items made with coconut, like coconut yogurt and coconut water kefir. Remember, low-sugar options are best.
Fermented food and drinks
The popularity of fermented foods and beverages is on the rise, due to their high levels of probiotics, healthy yeast and digestive enzymes. Sauerkraut, a fermented cabbage that you may remember your parents or grandparents making, has powerful gut-nourishing and anti-inflammatory properties. Kimchi and miso help boost the immune system by supporting your digestive track. And kombucha, a fermented and slightly carbonated tea that’s now found in specialty food stores to big box grocery chains, is a delicious way to drink your way to better health.
Celery is one of the best prebiotic foods you can eat. It provides a relatively high amount of dietary fiber and water, so you are supporting digestive health in a number of ways. Bananas are another tasty selection. Onions, jicama and Jerusalem artichokes are also prebiotic-rich foods.
In general, it’s easier to add probiotics to your diet than prebiotics. There simply aren’t enough foods out there that are truly rich in prebiotics – so supplementation is essential if you want to be sure you’re getting all the prebiotics your body can use effectively.
Get Off to the Best Start with Supplementation and a Targeted Detox
Whether you’re a gut health junkie or just getting started, the biostation can help. In addition to pre and probiotics, our nutrient IV therapy is the ideal way to fuel your body with the nutrition it needs and accelerate results from a healthy diet. You can also jumpstart your gut health efforts and supercharge your immune system by doing a metabolic cleanse.
To find out more about probiotics and our targeted solutions for optimal gut health, contact us for a complimentary consultation.