Choosing the right probiotics – How many bacteria and how many strains?

Choosing the right probiotics or synbiotic is not the easiest. A common question many people ask is – how many strains and how many bacteria should a supplement contain to be good? The more bacterial strains and the more bacteria the better, right?

Not necessarily better with more

In theory, of course, it sounds very good to choose supplements containing many strains – only in our own gut there are already around a thousand different bacterial strains. The same goes for the amount of bacteria, since the gut flora houses around 100,000 billion bacteria. But in fact, it is not always the number of strains or the amount of bacteria that determines whether the product works better or worse. What is important instead is which strain(s) are used and that their effect has been proven in clinical studies.

Combination of bacterial strains

Which strains are combined also has significance for the effect of the supplement. Lactic acid bacteria are very sensitive and different strains can compete with each other. Therefore, for supplements containing a large number of strains, it can be difficult to ensure that all strains survive in the correct dose until the supplement is consumed. On the other hand, some bacterial strains may act in symbiosis with other strains, which means that they enhance each other’s properties. Therefore, in order for a dietary supplement to maintain high quality, both the individual effects of the strains and their cooperation should be well studied.

Millions or billions?

How many bacteria a supplement should contain to be effective can also vary. Some strains may be needed in larger quantities than others to fulfil their function. The need for bacteria can also differ between individuals depending on whether they are taking supplements for health promotion purposes or to remedy, for example, stomach problems.

Choose a supplement based on research

In summary, it is most important that the dose and combination of bacteria present in the dietary supplement are backed up by clinical studies. However, it is also good to keep in mind that the gut flora set is individual. Thus, it is difficult to give general advice regarding the choice of probiotics or synbiotics. Some supplements work better for some and worse for others, so the best option is always to test yourself and listen to your own body.

A supplement for your gut health

Want more energy and less bloating? It might be time to take better care of your gut. To strengthen or restore the balance in your gut flora, it's important you feed your gut with a daily dose of pre- and probiotics. A healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables is usually sufficient. If you want an extra boost or make sure you get a daily dose of good bacteria, you can complement your diet with a supplement.

Why should you take Synbiotic15?

A daily dose of Synbiotic15 helps to boost your immune system, improve your digestion, prevent inflammation, strengthen your gut flora, improve your skin and take care of simple stomach problems. It's a powdered mix of 4 patented lactic acid bacteria and 4 grams of prebiotic fibres, which act as food for the good bacteria. Based on over 15 years of research, developed in Sweden and 100% natural.

Add it to your daily (morning) routine and stir it in water, mix it with your smoothie, or take it as is! Get started today. Buy Synbiotic15 now.

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