Jini Says: Probiotics are one of the most important components for healing your gut and then ensuring you stay healed! For probiotics to have a therapeutic effect, clinical trials show you need to consume a minimum of 7-10 billion cfu per day. So check the bottle and be sure you're consuming enough each day to see the desired results. Natren probiotics come in three dosing or delivery methods. The blue bottles are dairy-based probiotics and the green bottles are dairy-free probiotics.
If you are having more than three bowel movements per day, you need to use the powdered probiotics. Or, you can use the single species capsules, and open the capsules to mix the contents in water, and drink. If you tend towards constipation or you are having less than three bowel movements a day, you can use Healthy Trinity capsules.
*More than three bowel movements per day means the transit time is too fast to utilize capsules properly.
1. Single-species capsules - individual species (e.g. L. acidophilus) surrounded by some of the growth medium and packaged into capsules. Each capsule can be opened and the powdered contents mixed in water (ideal), yoghurt, milk or diluted apple or pear juice. 1 capsule = 2 billion c.f.u. Take on empty stomach.
2. Single-species powders - individual species (e.g. L. acidophilus) surrounded by a larger amount of their growth medium (culturing substrate) packaged as loose powder in a bottle. Powder can be mixed in water (ideal), yoghurt, milk or diluted apple or pear juice. 1/2 teaspoon = 2 billion c.f.u. Take on empty stomach.
3. Healthy Trinity capsules - 3 species, extracted from the growth medium, together in 1 capsule, but each species is sealed off within its own oil bubble. Capsules should not be opened, and are best if taken with food; which will signal the body to send bile to the beginning of the small intestine, which will emulsify the oil protecting the bacteria.
Probiotics for Kids
If your child can swallow capsules, then use Healthy Trinity. If not, you can use either the loose powder (more volume, stronger taste) or the encapsulated powders. Add to yoghurt, chocolate milk, ice cream or applesauce. Mix well into a smooth paste to avoid any lumps.
Check out this video where Jini Patel Thompson and Dane Johnson discuss probiotics, their personal healing journeys, and general gut health:
Or watch Jini's in-depth series on probiotics and fermented foods with the founder of Natren:
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