PROBIOTICS 101: WHEN’S THE BEST TIME TO TAKE PROBIOTICS?

This week, we continue your gut health education with…

WHEN’S THE BEST TIME TO TAKE PROBIOTICS?

So, you’ve got your probiotics. You’re excited to start your journey to a healthier, happier you. And you’re looking at the bottle thinking… well, what now?

Do I take them with food? On an empty stomach? In the morning? At night?

When is the best time to take these guys?

The short answer? Before food.

woman and probiotics

There is a lot of information out there, so I’ll break it down for you.  Probiotics are living organisms. So, they need food, water and warmth in order to survive. When you take your probiotics, they get to work with what’s present in your body and get busy improving your health and digestion.

“Probiotics are living organisms and they need food, water and warmth to survive and multiply”
-Probacto.com

Hence, the absolute best time to take probiotics is shortly before food, because the food offers support for the living organisms while they make their way to your intestines.

TIPS TO HELP YOU MAXIMIZE THE BENEFITS OF PROBIOTICS:

  • Take your probiotics in the morning, 15-30 minutes before foodYou want to take them before food so they don’t get stuck in the stomach behind the food as they make their way down to your intestines where they do their best work.
  • Drink a glass of filtered water first. Your stomach will be highly acidic first thing in the morning, so the water helps to dilute the acid and help the good bugs survive.

Filtered water works best, because tap water contains chlorine added to kill harmful bacteria in water… but you guessed it, it kills off the good guys as well.

One of the best things about LoveBug probiotics is that all of our products are made with patented Bio-tract® technology, which offers controlled release of active ingredients. This makes our probiotics significantly more effective than capsules.

Timing becomes trickier with probiotics that come in capsule form because with those, it’s hard to optimize the good bugs survival rate past your stomach acid.

“Most forms of probiotics don’t make it to their destination because they are not able to get through the harsh, acidic environment of the stomach. LoveBug’s probiotics are manufactured with BIO-tract® technology, meaning that more of the good bugs are protected from gastric acid and make it to the intestinal tract.”

Luckily, LoveBug has you covered.

Our probiotics allow beneficial bacteria to be released deep inside your GI tract over an 8-10 hour period. That’s why you feel so good all day long after you take them.

I like to take my LoveBugs in the morning right before breakfast to start the day off happy, healthy, and energized.

Tune in next time for more answers to all your gut health questions!

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