Jini Says: Probiotics are one of the most important components for healing your gut and then ensuring you stay healed! For probiotics to have a therapeutic effect, clinical trials show you need to consume a minimum of 7-10 billion cfu per day. So check the bottle and be sure you're consuming enough each day to see the desired results.
Natren probiotics come in three dosing or delivery methods. The blue bottles are dairy-based probiotics and the green bottles are dairy-free probiotics:
1. Single-species capsules - individual species (e.g. L. acidophilus) surrounded by some of the growth medium and packaged into capsules. Each capsule can be opened and the powdered contents mixed in water (ideal), yoghurt, milk or diluted apple or pear juice. 1 capsule = 2 billion c.f.u. Take on empty stomach.
2. Single-species powders - individual species (e.g. L. acidophilus) surrounded by a larger amount of their growth medium (culturing substrate) packaged as loose powder in a bottle. Powder can be mixed in water (ideal), yoghurt, milk or diluted apple or pear juice. 1/2 teaspoon = 2 billion c.f.u. Take on empty stomach.
3. Healthy Trinity capsules - 3 species, extracted from the growth medium, together in 1 capsule, but each species is sealed off within its own oil bubble. Capsules should not be opened, and are best if taken with food; which will signal the body to send bile to the beginning of the small intestine, which will emulsify the oil protecting the bacteria.
Check out this video where Jini Patel Thompson and Dane Johnson discuss probiotics, their personal healing journeys, and general gut health or, click here to see Jini's in-depth series on probiotics and fermented foods with the founder of Natren.