Culturelle Probiotic Review
Did you know that our bodies NEED bacteria in order to be healthy? Our bodies depend on bacteria for a healthy immune and digestive system. It is crucial for our bodies to have the proper balance of both good and bad bacteria. If you are under stress or if you have been taking antibiotics, this may cause a disturbance in this balance.
When the natural balance of good and bad bacteria in your intestinal tract is disturbed, your digestive health is open to a host of potential concerns.
Culturelle®, with Lactobacillus GG, the most studied probiotic (good bacteria) safely and naturally replaces the bad bacteria in your digestive tract leading to improved core health – healthier digestion and a balanced immune system.
My doctor told me that I needed to start using probiotics, because I have suffered from ulcerative colitis in the past, and the incidence of reoccurance is high. I had been taking antibiotics for a bladder infection, and the next thing I knew, I was extremely ill and had to be hospitalized. All of the good bacteria in my intestinal tract was killed off by my antibiotic, and the bad bacteria took over, leaving me with ulcerative colitis. I do not want to face that horrible illness ever again.
I was curious about probiotics, and Culturelle sent me samples of their products for review. I received samples of Culturelle Health & Wellness, Digestive Health, Vegetarian Health & Wellness, (all of which are used by my husband and teenagers- one capsule each day) and Culturelle® Kids Chewables, and Culturelle® Kids Packets (which I give to my 6 year old son-one tablet or packet daily)
It is so wonderful to know that my family is being protected by taking Culturelle probiotics, especially during this awful cold and flu season. My son, (6-year-old Braxton) is in Kindergarten this year and many of his classmates have been sick with the stomach flu. Braxton is one of the only children who has not been ill. He has been taking Culturelle probiotics for almost two weeks now. I give him one Culturelle® Kids Chewables or one Culturelle® Kids Packets (which I add to his juice if he is having juice.)
My husband and my older children have been extremely healthy as well. As for me, I have zero gas pains, bloating, diarreah or stomach upset of any kind. I feel better than I have felt in so very long
Why do we need probiotics? (taken from their website)
Pro-bi-o-tic. The word literally means “for life.” And adding a probiotic like Culturelle to your daily diet can be a great way to achieve and maintain optimal core health – a healthy digestive and immune system.
- Promotes good digestion
- Maintains regularity
- Supports your immune system
- Helps to return you to optimal health
In scientific studies, Lactobacillus GG has been shown to effectively survive stomach acid to successfully reach the intestine where it forms a strong barrier against "bad" bacteria.
Unlike many of its competitors, Culturelle delivers the optimal number of live, active cells recommended by scientific research – 10 billion in each capsule.*When you have occasional digestive upset, Culturelle helps restore the natural balance of your digestive system. And Culturelle has another plus – it helps support your immune system.
To learn more about Culturelle probiotics go to: http://culturelle.com/
Look for Culturelle in the vitamin, nutrition or digestive aids sections of most major pharmacies, supermarkets and health food stores.
I received samples of the products mentioned above to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.