We all know that keeping our gastrointestinal tract healthy is very important. There are so many products on the market these days, it is tough to know which one is the best. I know that when I walk into the vitamin section of my health food store, my eyes glaze over & I can’t help but feel overwhelmed with all of the products & information right in front of me.
Probiotic bacteria plays an important role in digestion & absorption of vitamins & nutrients. Often when people hear “bacteria”, they think it is bad, but this is not true with probiotics. Probiotics are friendly bacteria. The trouble begins when the balance is off and the unfriendly bacteria take over. Probiotics can be helpful to those with gastrointestinal conditions such as Celiac Disease, Crohn’s and IBS. They can also be beneficial after a stomach illness or a round of antibiotics to help restore balance in the GI tract.
Vidazorb offered to send us samples of their chewable probiotics a couple of weeks back. They have a line of 5 different probiotic products, including one for kids.
Daily – Lemon Flavor- A good formula to begin with for general good digestive health.
Plus -Vanilla Flavor – A favorite with many of our regular customers.
+OPC -Pomegranate Flavor – Baby Boomers especially love the additional health benefits of +OPC.
More about Vidazorb:
Probiotics are live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host. The word ‘probiotic’ means ‘for life,’ and healthcare providers understand that basic principle. Probiotics have been proven to be beneficial in the treatment of diarrhea, urinary tract infections, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, eczema and allergies, among other ills. Many physicians are also recommending probiotics to restore the gut microflora after use of antibiotics.
But few supplements contain true probiotic strains as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), which requires identification, deposit in an international culture collection, safety assessment and documented efficacy. All strains used in Vidazorb® absolutely meet these WHO standards.
Each formulation requires no refrigeration and provides 50 milligrams (approximating 5 billion colony forming units) per strain, with most formulations offering 100 milligrams (approximating 10 billion CFUs) per dose.
We sampled the Plus version of Vidazorb. The vanilla tablets are the size of a SweetTart candy, easy to chew and taste good. My problem is remembering to take them. My most recent solution has been to leave them on the table where I eat, so I cam reminded to have one after each meal. Vidazorb recommends taking 1 tablet 3 times a day with meals. Each tablet contains 50mg (5 billion CFU) L. Acidophilus (LA-5) and 50 mg (5 billion CFU) Bifidobacterium (BB-12), mannitol, crospovidone, sorbitol, lactitol, magnesium sterate, natural color, natural flavor, silicon dioxide, sucralose. They are free of gluten, dairy, sugar & calories.
Do you take probiotics daily? If so, which kind?