Review of Culturelle Probiotics

Monday, February 7, 2011

Probiotics are actually bacteria.It is generally known that bacterial causes disease and illness. Though probiotics are bacteria, they are live bacteria that can actually help prevent illnesses and disease. The word pro-biotic literally translates into “for life”. Eating foods fermented with bacteria, like yogurt, is good for the health of the in the intestinal tract, or the gut. Culterelle is a probiotic that can help support the immune system resulting in better digestion, regularity, and overall good health.

Purpose of Probiotics

Bodies are filled with good and bad bacteria. When the bad bacteria take over the good, it results in stomach distress such as diarrhea, bloating, indigestion, and irregularity. Women often have problems with recurrent yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis that originate from bacteria in the gut.

Lactobacillus GG

Culterelle contains an important good bacterium called lactobacillus GG. Lactobacillus is found in milk and yogurt. It is a bacterium that can survive intestinal bile and live in the stomach despite the strong stomach acids. Lactobacillus helps fight diarrhea as well as maintaining urogenital health.

Culturelle Probiotics

Since the immune system is in the digestive tract, it is important that both remain healthy from the core. Culturelle helps to maintain that core health since it contains lactobacillus GG which is the most effective good bacteria that contributes to good digestive health. It helps the immune system remain strong enough to fight off dangerous bacteria by adhering to the intestinal walls. Culturelle contains ten times the live lactobacillus cells than yogurt and the cells last in the gut for up to four weeks, killing off antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

An article in Prevention Magazine cited Culturelle as a probiotic that can help ward off viral illnesses and keep infectious microorganisms at bay. It also works on the prevention of traveler’s diarrhea that can plague people traveling to other countries.

Culturelle Probiotics even work in children who are constantly bombarded with bacteria in school and on playgrounds. It is a gluten and dairy free product, so children with sensitive stomachs can handle taking Culturelle.

Using Culturelle Probiotics

An advantage of Culturelle Probiotics is that it does not need to be refrigerated, which means it travels well. It is double-wrapped in foil to prevent reduction is the stability and potency of the capsules. It can be taken with or without food, and some people say they feel the effects within 48 hours. Taking Culturelle every day can help achieve and maintain optimal core health.

1 comment:

  1. There is no doubt that Culturelle manufactures an excellent probiotic. They have been in the business for a very long time. I recently cam across the company ProbioticsMD at the website and have started to use their probiotics - mainly for my IBS - which I've struggled to manage for the last 10 years. I've used Culturelle for my IBS and had decent results, but the "Tract Star" product at has been a very welcomed edition to my life.


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