What Are Some Guidelines to Keep in Mind When Buying Probiotics?

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Some of the main guidelines to keep in mind for probiotics is, one, you definitely want to get a probiotic bottle or package that is as far from the use by date as possible because these little guys do tend to die the closer they get to the use by date. So the further out that you get them from the use by date, the more effective they'll be and then other thing you want to do is you want to make sure you go low with the dosing at the beginning, for the first week or two, so that your body has time to adjust to the good bugs.

Some of the patients go from having no probiotics to all over a sudden taking a high dosage, and then your body might bloat and be uncomfortable. So you might want to start with a lower dosage and slowly you work your way upto the full dosage, that way you could transition into the probiotics easier, and your body has time to adjust to it, the last thing I would recommend is for you to read the label on the probiotic, primarily because a lot of people who are trying to take the probiotics for the guts symptoms or immune support already have food allergies or sensitivities and so you want to make sure that you check the label on the probiotic that you're buying and make sure that says that it says their's non of the on food allergens or sensitivities that you have on in there because just it doesn't say on the ingredients doesn't mean it's necessarily not in there the safest thing if to see the label that says no gluten, no soy, no diary etc.