My 5 Top Favourite Probiotics!

So this week I am going to share my 5 favourite probiotics, looking after gut health which in turn supports everything else in our body!

1. MegaSpore Probiotics (which is actually soil-based!). “Spore-based probiotics are much more effective than conventional probiotics on the market because they are designed to survive through the harsh gastric system, colonize, and increase microbial diversity in the gut. This unique all-spore formula effectively reconditions the gut by increasing microbial diversity and encouraging the growth of key health-promoting, commensal gut bacteria.” It helps to repair the gut lining, and protect against disease-causing microbes.”

2. Link Nutrition Synbiotic 7. I love Link Nutrition’s products, and this probiotic also includes prebiotic FOS and inulin which help to feed the friendly bacteria. “By maintaining a healthy community of beneficial bacteria in the gut it is also possible to increase energy levels, strengthen the immune system and reduce inflammation in the body, whilst also helping you to better absorb nutrients from the food you eat.”

3. Invivo Bio.Me Barrier “A clinically-researched multi-strain live bacteria for the gut-brain microbiome and intestinal barrier health, which works to support the immune response and tight junctions and to break down lipopolysaccharides.” Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) are known as endotoxins which are present in certain bacteria cell walls, capable of triggering an immune reaction, increasing intestinal permeability and blood brain barrier permeability which can lead to brain fog and poor memory and concentration.  

4. Invivo Bio.Me Femme V. This one is specifically for the ladies! As you know, we have a microbiome in our gut, our mouths, our skin and yes, our intimate parts as well! If you suffer from any issues then this can be a really helpful therapeutic intervention. “Bio.Me Femme V is the only available vaginal probiotic containing Lactobacillus crispatus on the market. This multi-species formula contains keystone Lactobacilli for optimal lactic acid production, pH and pathobiont inhibition. The probiotic has undergone human clinical trials which have shown colonisation in the vagina after oral ingestion, as well as a significantly reduced reoccurrence of bacterial vaginosis after antibiotic treatment.”

5. Saccharomyces Boulardii
– not strictly a probiotic but I find this really helpful for crowding out unwanted bacteria and yeasts.

It is also important to feed the friendly bacteria with prebiotics, think high fibre starchy foods like vegetables, garlic, onions, fruits, beans, lentils, nuts and seeds!

As always, if you want to take advantage of my practitioner discount, or if you wish to discuss any personal requirements, please feel free to email me mel@melodyevansnutrition.com or 07797 758929.

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