Your body is full of bacteria – beneficial bacteria and bacteria that is harmful. Both types of bacteria are regularly eliminated from your body through the digestive process. The harmful bacteria is replaced by toxins that exist in your environment. The beneficial bacteria, or probiotics, are not as easily replaced. There are a couple of ways that women and children can add probiotics back into their body: food and supplements.
Foods that Contain Probiotics
You may find probiotics in: Dark Chocolate, Yogurt, Kefir, Sauerkraut, Miso Soup, and Kimchi are some sources of probiotics. You can get a more in-depth list and explanations in our article “Probiotics: The Good Bacteria”.
Probiotics for Women
There may not be many foods on that small list that you are interested in digesting every day. That is one reason to try probiotic supplements. Nature’s Sunshine offers a variety of probiotics for women, including: Probiotic Eleven®, Bifidophilus Flora Force®, NutriBiome Bacillus Coagulans, Acidophilus, and we even have Sunshine Heroes Probiotic Power for children.
Depending on where you are at in your probiotic regimen, consider these supplements:
If you haven’t been using probiotic supplements, kick things off with NutriBiome Eleven Elevated. You’ll receive a 30-day supply (2 capsules a day). Once you’ve used this supply, move on to Probiotic Eleven®. It is the same blend as Probiotic Eleven® but is 150% more potent per capsule than Probiotic Eleven®.
Probiotic Eleven®, as its name suggests, provides 11 strains of probiotics. It is best used as a daily probiotic. You’ll take 3 tablets a day with a meal. This is a good way to replenish probiotics that go out with your waste. This formula not only contains probiotics but it also contains prebotics (food for probiotics). Make sure that you keep your bottle of Probiotic Eleven® refrigerated.
Bifidophilus Flora Force® helps maintain female vaginal and urinary tract system health. It also improves immune system function. Use this probiotic during changing seasons to support the immune system. Bifidophilus Flora Force® is also safe for children (take one capsule a day with a meal).
If you are looking for a shelf-stable probiotic that you can carry with you, give NutriBiome Bacillus Coagulans a try. Bacillus Coagulans supports intestinal health. It may provide relief from occasional digestive upset like diarrhea, gas and bloating.
If you need some targeted support for your intestinal system, try Acidophilus. This probiotic helps regulate your intestinal tract.
Probiotics for Children
Nature’s Sunshine even has probiotics for children. These probiotics come in a chewable tablet, perfect for kids. This proprietary probiotic blend contains Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium infantis, Bifidobacterium longum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus salivarius, Lactobacillus casei, and Streptcoccus thermophiles.