What is probiotics?
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that occur naturally in our digestive system (mouth, stomach, intestines). There they help our body digest food. Probiotics comes from the Greek and loosely translated means 'for life'. Probiotics ensure that we have and keep a good intestinal flora. You could think of them as indispensable cleaners and guardians of our intestines. A healthy intestinal flora is important for normal digestion and bowel movements.
What forms of probiotics are there?
The beneficial probiotic bacteria are naturally found in probiotic foods such as yogurt, sauerkraut and kefir. There are also many good probiotics available in supplement form. Which one is most suitable for you depends on several factors. There are various probiotic products for specific groups, such as probiotics for babies, probiotics for children or probiotics for pregnancy. Probiotics are available in many different forms. Think of probiotics (chewable) tablets, probiotics capsules and probiotics powder.
What do 'strains' say about probiotics?
Scientific research shows that a multi-strain probiotic product is more effective than a single-strain product. Every intestinal flora is unique, but the bacteria in a good probiotic supplement usually corresponds to the main bacterial strains that are found in large numbers in a person's gut, such as Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium lactis and Lactobacillus rhamnosus. These are by far the most well-known 'super strains' that have been extensively researched and described in scientific studies and publications. All Golden Naturals probiotic products are composed of multiple strains including the superior strains mentioned above.
Useful cofactors in a course of probiotics
Several useful cofactors have been added to Golden Naturals' probiotic products. One of these is prebiotic (inulin). Prebiotics are broken down by the bacteria in the large intestine, this process is called fermentation. In fact, prebiotics serve as food for those bacteria. In particular, the growth of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria in the gut is stimulated and they have a better chance of survival. We call the combination of pre- and probiotics synbiotics. To support the immune system, our probiotic products also contain vitamin C, and vitamin A, which is good for the mucous membranes.
What is the best probiotic?
The best probiotics are those that arrive undamaged at their destination where they can do their job. How do you prevent the bacteria from all dying in our stomach acid before they reach the intestines? We have thought of that! All Golden Naturals probiotic products are contained in easy-to-use, enteric-resistant capsules. This means that the active ingredients are not affected by stomach acid and arrive undamaged at their destination: the intestines.
Do Probiotics Have Side Effects?
There are no known unwanted side effects of probiotics. However, there can be mild side effects from taking probiotics. You can think of abdominal pain, diarrhea or bloating. Of course we do our utmost to inform you as fully as possible about the content and operation of all our Golden Naturals products. Unfortunately, we cannot provide (complete) information about all uses and possible side effects of probiotic capsules. Do you have any questions? Call us! We can be reached during office hours on +31(0)499-440222.
Do you want to buy probiotics?
You can easily order probiotics on this page. Would you rather go to the store for personal advice? An overview of all points of sale with our products in the range can be found here.