Quite common! Many lifestyle factors favor undesirable microorganisms over beneficial bacteria in your intestinal tract including, but not limited to: stress, poor diet, alcohol, prescription drugs, travel, frequent colds or infections, and aging. It's hard for a modern person not to have a probiotic deficiency to some degree.
For long-term storage, yes, we highly recommend keeping your probiotics in the refrigerator. For short-term storage, like in transit to you from a refrigerated warehouse or while traveling, refrigeration is not necessary. At the market, try to find probiotics in the refrigerated section.
The probiotic bacteria attach to the soft lining (wall) of your intestinal tract and help keep it healthy. The Lactobacillus ("lacto") strains are most active in the small intestine while the Bifidobacterium ("bifido") strains work best in the large intestine (colon). A healthy intestinal wall encourages optimum absorption of nutrients including vitamins and minerals which supports healthy digestion and elimination.
No, Granular Theralac® does not dissolve completely in water. It is ideal to gently stir into a soft food such as applesauce or yogurt so the granules form a clear gel matrix, but it can be added to juice or a smoothie (after blending) but it will not dissolve completely in water.
CFU stands for Colony Forming Unit. It's the number of bacterial colonies that form on a petri dish and indicates a product's viability or strength. Only high potency probiotic products containing 10 billion CFU/capsule or more can reliably re-establish your gut's probiotic population.
Your intestinal tract contains over 100 trillion microorganisms from about 1,000 different species, mostly bacteria. Probiotic bacteria, including those in our products, have been used in dosages of one trillion CFU/day or more without harmful effects.
Your digestive tract is lined with trillions of bacteria, yeast, and various other microorganisms. Some are good for you and some are not. Probiotic bacteria work by attaching and adhere to the soft lining of your intestinal tract. They help keep your digestive tract healthy by providing a large dose of beneficial bacteria which colonize the intestinal walls and stimulate the growth of other beneficial microogranisms. Lactobacillus ("lacto") strains are most active in the small intestine while... Read more
Probiotics are live beneficial bacteria that promote the healthy structure and function of your digestive tract and immune system by colonizing the soft lining of your small and large intestine. Lactobacillus acidophilus, commonly found in yogurt, is an example of a probiotic.