In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re passionate about probiotics at The Hub! But there are a great many misunderstandings surrounding probiotics… which are best to buy and why, how to take them, when to take them, and so on. Here we debunk one of the top probiotic myths: that all probiotics are the same and it makes no difference which you take
The health of the bacteria that lives in our guts (our micro biome) is crucial to our overall health. If that’s out of balance or depleted – and for the vast majority of the population that is the case – then you’ll be operating below par, or you could be making yourself ill. And that’s not just physically ill, but mentally too. We reckon that future generations will look back at us and be totally dumbfounded at our lack of knowledge about just how important our gut health is in keeping us happy and healthy and long-lived.
And that’s where probiotics come in. They are healthy bacteria that you can use to replenish depleted or imbalanced gut flora. Most people simply buy a probiotic and think ‘Bob’s your uncle’ – but actually Bob comes in loads of shapes and sizes, just as the men called that do! If you are to get maximum benefit from your probiotics you need to pick wisely, to match your symptoms or the effect you desire from your probiotics to the product you buy.