Where to get probiotics? They are more common than modern advertising would have you believe. Probiotics are consumed by people all over the world. The most common source is traditional, cultural fermented foods, but in developed countries, they may be found in whole, raw fermented foods and drinks, fortified food and drinks (such as Activia, GoodBelly, etc.), and probiotic supplements.
Now, the probiotic police may say that the fermented foods and drinks may only contain "live cultures" , not probiotics, because the numbers of probiotic microbes in them are not high enough to satisfy the World Health Organization's definition of probiotics. It is true that products that say "live cultures" on the label may or may not contain enough beneficial microorganisms to be statistically significant in scientific studies.
It is also true that sometimes saying "live cultures" is a marketing strategy to lure you into buying a product. So buyer-beware: you may not be getting a significant amount.
However, I believe that if you are consistently eating or drinking raw, fermented foodstuffs, especially if you make them yourself and incubate them with added probiotics, then you probably are consuming enough to be considered "adequate amounts".
Can I prove it? No, I can't because I don't have the microscopes and laboratory DNA/RNA analysis equipment. Do I believe it? You bet I do!
One way to see where to get probiotics and make fermented (cultured) foods and drinks part of your daily life is to sign up for my newsletter and receive the free report, A Shocking Meal Plan for Weight Loss. Sign up is to the right.
Of course, if there’s any question about whether or not you should eat, drink or use probiotic products, please check with your doctor.
Knowing where to get probiotics is simple with a little know-how!
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