Probiotics are a source of good bacteria which alter the intestinal microflora balance and support digestion and immune balance.They also prevent or reduce the growth of harmful bacteria. The lactobacillus and bifidobacteria help to maintain a healthy intestinal flora through the production of certain organic compounds such as lactic acid, acetic acid and hydrogen peroxide.These compounds alter the pH by increasing the acidity of the intestine and inhibit reproduction of harmful bacteria.
Probiotic bacteria also produce bacteriocins which help by killing undesireable organisms.
The dose required for these organisms is dependant upon the amount of friendly bacterial depletion and the presence of harmful bacteria. Normally 1 to 2 billion colony forming units (CFU's) is considered to be the minimum dose for maintenance of a healthy intestine .
Probiotics are present in some yoghurts to a varying degree, but not to the same extent as you obtains from supplementation with probiotics.Many frozen yoghurts do not contain any or have very little live bacteria. Probiotics come in either heat stable forms, meaning they can be safely stored in normal room temperature, and heat intolerant forms, meaning they need to be stored long term in a cool environment in the fridge. These supplements come in capsule, tablet and powder forms.
Swisse Ultiboost Inner Balance Capsules 30
Premium quality probiotic organisms to help support intestinal health, digestive function and inner wellbeing.NZ $39.95 NZ $30.92
Natures Sunshine Bifidophilus Flore Force Capsules 90
Aids digestion and promotes immunity with Bifidophilus probiotics, a natural immune booster. Safe for Children.NZ $62.70 NZ $48.30
Solgar Advanced Multi-Billion Dophilus VegeCaps 60
Promotes the healthy functioning of the intestinal system.NZ $68.21 NZ $56.78
Solgar Advanced 40+ Acidophilus VegeCaps 60
Helps maintain a healthy intestinal flora.NZ $44.17 NZ $36.76
Solgar ABC Dophilus Powder 49.6g
A scientific blend of friendly, beneficial bifido and other micro flora for infants and children.NZ $48.59 NZ $40.44
Nutralife Probiotica P3 For Kids Chewable Tablets 60
Provides digestion and immunity support for children (Vanilla flavour).NZ $32.90 NZ $21.10
Solgar Advanced Acidophilus Plus VegeCaps 120
A source of beneficial probiotics formulated to help maintain a healthy intestinal flora.NZ $56.53 NZ $47.05
Solgar Advanced Acidophilus Plus VegeCaps 60
A source of beneficial probiotics formulated to help maintain a healthy intestinal flora.NZ $32.59 NZ $27.13
Go Immune Protect Probiotic VegeCaps 60
Defends against ills and chills, provides a defence for children’s health and immune health. Only available for instore pick-up due to instability. Inner health brand probiotics are stable for 2 weeks at 30C without refrigeration and can be sent over the internet.NZ $48.90 NZ $32.80
Go Immune Protect Probiotic VegeCaps 30
Defends against ills and chills, provides a defence for children’s health and immune health. Only available for instore pick-up due to instability. Inner health brand probiotics are stable for 2 weeks at 30C without refrigeration and can be sent over the internet.NZ $29.90 NZ $20.05
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