It is overwhelming to go into a health food store and walk down the aisles packed with products promising to change your health/body/life, and know which ones are worth spending on and which ones are totally bogus. Many are a total waste of money, many are still unproven, but a few are gems.
I am a big fan of probiotics. The science and research behind them is sound, which is what matters to me. They promote healthy digestion and absorption of nutrients, bowel function, weight management and immunity. Most of us can use some help on all these fronts!
Renew Life sent me a 10 day trial pack to take their 10-day challenge. I really didn't expect anything because I was already taking probiotics and didn't think anything would really make a noticeable difference in such a short period of time. To my surprise, however, by day 3, my pipes were definitely moving more smoothly! Oh I love probiotics!!
Here are the details on this particular product:
Ultimate Flora Extra Care Probiotic 30 Billion probiotic is a high-potency once daily probiotic supplement formulated for those who want a higher culture count of good bacteria to help relieve digestive issues such as occasional gas, bloating, constipation and irritable bowel.
It contains 30 billion active probiotic cultures per capsule and 10 strains of beneficial bacteria, including 18 billion Bifidobacteria and 12 billion Lactobacillus cultures to support both the large and small intestines.
Our unique delayed release capsule helps resist stomach acid.
Ultimate Flora probiotics are made with only natural ingredients. They do not contain any dairy, soy, gluten or GMOs.
I like that you only need to take one a day.
The only drawback of probiotics is that they are quite pricey and this is no exception. I did find some pretty good deals through amazon.ca though.
Honestly, if you are going to spend on a supplement but are on a limited budget, I would put probiotics at the top of your list, even before a multivitamin, which scientists are still uncertain about having any benefits. Of course, even more important is eating a nutritious diet which means lots of fruits and veggies and whole, unprocessed foods!
They have also promised me some samples for followers, so follow me on Twitter and you could win some of your own! Be sure to use the hashtag #UltimateFlora10.
Disclosure: I was sent the product at no charge but all opinions on this blog are my own.