How To Choose: Probiotic Supplements

HOW TO CHOOSE: PROBIOTIC SUPPLEMENTS (PART 1: 5 BASIC TIPS)

This article serves as a guide on how to choose a suitable probiotic supplement the next time you visit a pharmacy. Here are 5 things to look out for.

Reference:

  1. Which Probiotic is Right for You? B. Nazario (June 2018) Web MD. Web accessed November 2019. Weblink: https://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/pick-right-probiotic#2

HOW TO CHOOSE: PROBIOTIC SUPPLEMENTS (PART 2: CONDITION SPECIFIC PROBIOTICS)

Basic tip#5 (continued): Choosing the right probiotic depends on your condition

*In this article, products are mentioned with the intention to allow readers to better identify the probiotic strain that suits their needs. Alphabets A, B, C, D, etc are used to identify the products that contain certain probiotic strains/ingredients.

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