Probiotics For Health

February 20, 2015
Probiotic Supplement

Probiotics are known as the "good bacteria" for a valid reason and they are essential to the health of your skin as well as your digestive system and immune system. These live microorganisms aid in digestion, improve colon health and can even reduce the severity of illnesses like the cold and flu. A plentiful amount of probiotics in your body will help to suppress the growth of harmful bacteria. 

Most people commonly associate probiotics with yogurt and you should look for ones that contain live and active cultures. There are also some dairy free yogurts that contain added probiotics made from coconut milk, rice or soy. Whatever you choose, just make sure it has no added sugar or low sugar. Fermented foods like kimchi, sauerkraut, pickles and miso are also rich in probiotics. Other sources include kefir, kombucha, tempeh and microalgae.

Probiotic Supplement, Zenwise Labs Super Strength Ultra-15

Probiotics are also available in supplement form and my husband and I started taking them last year after we'd read about their benefits and asked our doctor about them. Since taking them we both experienced positive results. They helped me with my allergies and my husband with his skin and overall we both felt we had less digestive issues. I recently switched up my usual probiotic supplement to try out Zenwise Labs Super Strength Ultra-15 Probiotics. Their natural proprietary blend is formulated with 10 strains of natural probiotics along with 15 million CFU (colony forming units) of viable bacteria to ensure optimal digestive health. They're shelf stable so they don't require refrigeration. The tablets themselves are the size of a vitamin and they're easy to swallow. I've been taking one first thing in the morning in place of my usual supplement and it's been a seamless transition without any side effects. 

Zenwise Labs Super Strength Ultra-15 Probiotics come in a supply day supply and are available through Amazon.

Do you take probiotics or any other supplements?

The winner of the Sephora Favorites giveaway is Margarita Bloom! Congratulations! 

Disclosure: A complimentary product was provided through Brandbacker for the purposes of this review. There was no other compensation and all opinions expressed are my own.

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36 comments on "Probiotics For Health"
  1. This is great, I take them sometimes in a yoghurt drink. Happy Friday doll xx

  2. I never take special probiotic drinks, but Yakult is pretty big here.

  3. Thanks for sharing dear !

  4. Yes, I know the benefits of probiotics but as you said, I always associated them with yogurt, I never tried any supplement form. But reading your hubby and yours experience made me start to change my mind. The product you tried seems good and definitely would like to try it as well as any other supplement. Have a beautiful weekend dear Rowena, many kisses! xo

  5. Wow I learn something new I did not know pickles and sauerkraut also miso thing like to eat contain probiotic good to know since it benefit the body system thanks for this information. Have a lovely weekend.

  6. I've heard good things about probiotics, so I've been trying to sneak plain yogurts into my foods. I don't like the taste but I pretend it's sour cream.

  7. i have only taken them in food, like yogurt, like you mentioned. but the supplements sound interesting.

  8. I've heard so much about the goodness of probiotics products these days. Awesome write-up, Rowena! xoxo

  9. I used to take probiotic supplements but stopped. Can't remember why:( Anyhoo, I do take multivitamins and L-Gluthatione as supplements (when I remember to take them:P)

  10. I don't like taking pills cause I am afraid of them HAHAH I am weird.But these sounds great but for me fear of pills I'd never be able to take them.

  11. Happy Friday, Rowena! No, I have never taken probiotic supplements, but to be honest, they are not very familiar to me. This was an informative post, so thank you! Sour yogurt is very popular in my country and I eat lots of it. Hope that this supplies probiotics to my organism at least. Wishing you a wonderful weekend! xo

  12. I take probiotics in pills as well...but I'm not sure about the name. I got them from my family doctor. In addition, every day I drink bioaktiv yogurt (Croatian brand) that is also a probiotic.

  13. I am now a firm believer in probiotic and it will be permanently added into my morning routine. It made a huge differences for me when I was on it. Great review, Rowena and my hubby would be thrilled to bits to know that pickles are rich in probiotics! He love those darn stuff while I hate it. LOL!

    Have a great weekend my friend!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  14. Awesome! I enjoyed this post a lot. Happy weekend. :)

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  15. I don't take any probiotics. The only supplement I take daily are multivitamin pills. I try to avoid any pill dependencies as much as I can to the point where I only take medicine when I absolutely have no other choice left anymore :)

  16. I take Jarrodophilus and Acidophilus and they prevent my stomach from being torn up from all the antibiotics I take. There aren't enough probiotics in yogurt to help me, really, unless I was just to eat yogurt on top of yogurt, so taking just a small pill or two a day is essential.

  17. I recently started taking pro biotic supplements. I notice a difference for sure.

  18. I have never had in probiotic supplements obviously I need to change that.

  19. It seems a really useful product.
    I would like to its effect!
    Have a nice week end,
    Maggie D.
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  20. this was such a god read! I never really thought about taking probiotics but i'll definitely look into it now.

  21. I used to take a probiotic pill, but now just use a multivitamin, since I have other medicine to take and know that I can get the nutrients from the foods that I eat. Great post! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. <3 Enjoy the weekend Rowena.
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  22. Interesting post, really useful!!!
    Tnx Rowena!
    Happy friday doll !!!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  23. What a great post...I've never used probiotic supplements before, but it sounds helpful! Thanks for sharing! :)

  24. I love drinking Yakult! haha. They remind me of when I was a kid =)

  25. Yes I take probiotics everyday. And I also take anti-oxidants and I do not get colds.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  26. Ótima postagem
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  27. Rowena, you are right on about the importance of Probiotics. There are so many different ways to take it .. there's really no reason not to. It's so good for the tummy particularly as folks get a little older ;) xxleslie

  28. I've been taking probiotic pills for a few years now. They really help with my allergies!

  29. Probiotics are great, my mom uses it as well!

    Made in Mauve

  30. Hi Rowena,

    I sometimes have the probiotics in a yoghurt and will have to check out the pill form. Thanks for sharing this as I know how beneficial probiotics are.
    Happy weekend

  31. I don´t take probiotics. One think I take is an iron in capsule, because I have anemia.
    Happy weekend dear Rowena!

  32. I've been taking them for the past couple weeks, I hope they help with my skin!

    Corinne x

  33. I don't take probiotics but I might start taking them now.

  34. Yes yes yes! My husband and I drink Kefir from Trader Joe's for the probiotics!

  35. Wonderful explanation. I eat yogurt, but that was as far as I went. It's good to know there is a pill form. Wasn't aware. So informative.

  36. I use probiotics too.

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