Probiotics’ Shelf Life & Expiration: How Long Are They Good For?
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Probiotics’ Shelf Life & Expiration: How Long Are They Good For?

We all know that probiotics are good gut bacteria that need to be alive and potent for them to be effective in the way they’re supposed to be in your tummy. So, what’s the probiotics’ shelf life, and can you still use an expired product? Surprisingly, researchers in a 2020 study discovered that many probiotics…

Does Sourdough Bread Have Probiotics? (Good For Gut?)

Does Sourdough Bread Have Probiotics? (Good For Gut?)

In this article, I will discuss whether sourdough contains probiotics like other fermented foods. If not, why? And if yes, which ones? Did you know Sourdough bread is fermented by gut-friendly bacteria?  But, unfortunately, it won’t supply you with any probiotic strain because they are all killed in bread making process. However, it is still…

Do Pickles Have Probiotics in Them? (Claussen, bubbies, Indian, homemade)

Do Pickles Have Probiotics in Them? (Claussen, bubbies, Indian, homemade)

Did you know that fermented foods are a good source of probiotics because they have live bacteria? Since pickles are fermented food, does that automatically mean that they also have probiotics? The answer actually varies, depending on the kind of pickles you get and the product type. Plenty of pickles contain high probiotic counts (measured…

Does Taking Probiotics Cause More Discharge? (BV & Yeast Infections)

Does Taking Probiotics Cause More Discharge? (BV & Yeast Infections)

For this article, I have looked into clinical evidence and user reviews to provide you with a satisfactory answer to the question of how probiotics cause more discharge. As an individual who has struggled with maintaining good gut health, I know firsthand how important it is to keep your microbiome in check. One area that…

Your Guide to Rotating Probiotics for A Healthier Gut
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Your Guide to Rotating Probiotics for A Healthier Gut

It is commonly advised to periodically rotate your probiotics due to their short shelf life. While research does confirm that taking probiotics in different formulations may lead to better results, the rationale behind this recommendation is based on factors other than the bacteria’s shelf life. Most experts agree that you should rotate your supplement every…

Does Oikos Yogurt Have Probiotics or Active Live Cultures?

Does Oikos Yogurt Have Probiotics or Active Live Cultures?

Many people associate yogurt with probiotics but do all yogurts really have probiotics? What about Oikos Greek yogurt? Key Highlights That might sound confusing. After all, Streptococcus thermophilus and Lactobacillus bulgaricus are well-known as probiotic strains, right? So, why is Oikos yogurt declared as a non-probiotic by its manufacturers even if they contain probiotic strains? …

Can Probiotics Help With UTI Prevention? (5 effective mechanisms)

Can Probiotics Help With UTI Prevention? (5 effective mechanisms)

Antibiotics have long been used to treat UTIs (urinary tract infections), but with the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the popularity of probiotics, can these good bacteria help prevent and treat these infections? I’ve got good news! Several studies have shown that probiotic strains can effectively be used to prevent and treat UTIs. Some are…