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…

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? …

Will Oregano Oil Kill Good Bacteria & Probiotics? (new discovery)

Will Oregano Oil Kill Good Bacteria & Probiotics? (new discovery)

No doubt, Oregano oil is long considered a germ killer. Many people regularly take oregano oil for gut health. But because probiotics are bacteria and yeast, can the oil components tell the difference, or will they also kill the probiotics? Studies using oregano oil and probiotics have conflicting results. So, you might see some gut…

What Happens When You Stop Taking Probiotics? (Changes to expect)
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What Happens When You Stop Taking Probiotics? (Changes to expect)

Probiotics can help relieve digestive health issues and balance your gut bacteria. Both benefits can profoundly impact your overall health and well-being. But after getting used to your probiotics supplement, you may wonder what happens if you stop taking them. Key Highlights This article will explore what happens when you stop taking probiotic supplements and…

How Long After Taking A Probiotic Can You Drink Coffee?

How Long After Taking A Probiotic Can You Drink Coffee?

In this article, I will provide a scientifically justified answer to how long you should wait before drinking coffee after probiotics. Probiotics and coffee seem incompatible, but it all depends on how you consume them. For instance, coffee won’t kill live bacteria unless you consume it boiling hot. Moreover, the good news is that coffee…

Probiotics vs Antibiotics (Which One Is Better?)

Probiotics vs Antibiotics (Which One Is Better?)

We all know that antibiotics are important for fighting bacterial infections, but what about probiotics? Increasingly, probiotics are being recommended as a way to improve gut health and reduce the need for antibiotics. So which is better for you – probiotics or antibiotics? Scientists define probiotics as live microorganisms that promote gut health. In comparison,…