Dr. Mercola - Complete Probiotics 70 Billion CFU - 90 Capsules
Dr. Mercola Complete Probiotics has two highly-researched strains of beneficial bacteria. They are Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. Plus, it adds multiple highly beneficial strains to give added support to your digestive system.
Complete Probiotics Benefits:
- Packs 70 billion "gut-friendly" bacteria in every 2 capsule serving
- Promotes an optimal environment for the growth of good bacteria
- Provides critical support for your immune system health
- Aids in the breakdown and removal of harmful toxins
- Helps maintain blood pressure levels in the normal range
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know the probiotics make it to my digestive tract?
For probiotics to survive the digestive tract, they must be bile- and acid-resistant. We carefully tested the strains of bacteria used in our formula for those qualities. Studies show they do a remarkable job of resisting stomach acid and intestinal bile. Some strains even showed tolerance for both at over 90%.
If I'm eating fermented vegetables, do I need probiotics?
Yes. Even though just one mouthful of fermented vegetables can provide far more beneficial bacteria than a probiotic supplement, it is wise to get many different strains of probiotics. However, most people do not eat fermented vegetables at all, let alone each and every day.
What about yogurt?
Traditionally, people used yogurt as a source of probiotics because it was raw and unpasteurized. Most commercial yogurts today, even certified organic ones, are not raw – and are loaded with sugars, artificial sweeteners, fillers, and more. So they're not nearly as beneficial. And pasteurization kills or sterilizes most of the bacteria in commercial yogurt, eliminating most of the benefits.
However, if you can obtain raw milk and make your own plain yogurt without pasteurization and added ingredients, that's a different story.
Do I need to keep Complete Probiotics refrigerated?
No. Even without being refrigerated, Complete Probiotics has a shelf life of 18 months.
Why do I need probiotics?
The "good" bacteria in your gastrointestinal system can only provide you with optimum health if the proper balance of different types of bacteria is maintained in your gut.
This is where probiotics can have a profound effect... not just on your GI health, but on your overall health as well. Keep in mind, 80% of your immune system actually lives in your gut.
Unfortunately, there are a multitude of ways that the "good" bacteria in your gut can be killed off. Antibiotics, chlorine, processed foods, sugar, and more can negatively affect the delicate balance of bacteria in your gut.
Taking a high-quality probiotic like Complete Probiotics can help create beneficial balance of bacteria.