How To Pick A Probiotic
In this episode of the XYM (pronounced zyme, we were being goofy) Guys, we have special guest Jeff Thurston, co-owner and co-founder of Master Supplements Inc. (founded in 2002 and holder of 19 patents insuring intestinal delivery of their product) He has 30 years of experience in organic agriculture, 50 years of experience in probiotics, and 60+ years in sarcasm and flatulence (which we will discuss farting in a future video, that’s no joke).
Your microbiome (the bacteria in your gut) are the basis of your immune system. We all have a unique bacterial fingerprint that started at birth. In a perfect world, it starts with a vaginal delivery where we are first introduced to Lactobacillus. The variety of microbes are increased as we crawl around on the floor.
At some point we are introduced to antibiotics (anti-life) that will disrupt our microbiome and probiotics (pro-life) will become necessary to strengthen our immune system and get you back to your normal.
When picking a probiotic, here is what you should look for.
- Read the label. You are looking for the name, strain, and number of colony forming units. For example, in Theralac, you will find Lactobacillus acidophilus (name), LA-1 (strain), and 10 billion CFU (number).
- Avoid any product that uses the term “proprietary blend”. This typically means that manufacture does not want you to know the above information because they used the cheapest strains available that will still allow them to make claims on the labeling. You can shop for price or you can shop for effectiveness.
- Avoid probiotics in plastic bottles. Under pressure, water can leach through a plastic bottle and render the product useless. This will not happen with glass bottles.
- Look for a probiotic that contains multiple strains (5-7 maximum as there is only so much room in a capsule.)
- Look for an expiration date NOT a manufacturing date. The expiration date will ensure that you get the maximum amount of CFU’s per capsule.
I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did. For information on or to purchase Theralac visit https://www.master-supplements.com/theralac. Be sure to use the discount code BRADY to get a 10% discount!