The probiotics vs. yogurt debate has being raging for a number of years and yet there is no definitive answer on which one is better.
Both have there pros and cons and the choice you eventually go far is really down to personal preference.
However, to help you make that choice I have listed the arguments for both supplements and yogurt and how they compare with each other, so you can decide for yourself.
The Argument For Probiotic Supplements
There are two key advantages that supplements have over yoghurt. These are the quantity probiotics and the number in terms of probiotic species. Those in the pro camp claim that supplements contain more CFU’s which stands for colony forming units.
Many microbiologists recommend a minimum effective dosage of at least 10 million CFU’s, however most yogurt products contain low count levels of probiotic units.
The other advantage probiotic supplements have over yoghurt is the number of strains. Probiotic yogurts are limited to one or probiotic strains, where as supplements can contain multiple strains.
Having more strains is considered better because the digestive tract contains over 1000 different strains of good bacteria.
Its also important to point out that not all yogurts contain probiotics. In fact, ordinary commercial yogurt doesn’t contain any probiotics at all and most are full of sugar which can encourage the growth of yeast infections.
Another key advantage of supplements is their convenience. Just pop one in your mouth and off you go.
The Argument For Yogurt
First of all dairy yoghurt tastes better compared to tasteless supplements.
Probiotic yogurts and other fermented milk products such as kefir and cottage cheese are also sources of beneficial bacteria. The advantages of these probiotic products is their availability, they can also be easily incorporated into your diet. In addition, yoghurts are a lot cheaper than probiotic pills.
Another argument for probiotics in yogurt is that you can freeze them. This is very important because probiotics are living micro-organisms which are susceptible to heat. If they’re not kept cold they are highly perishable.
Supplements are often transported in non-refrigerated containers and stacked on shop shelves under the exposure of hot lights. These are not the optimal conditions to preserve fragile micro-organisms.
When choosing a yogurt ensure that it contains probiotics. A yogurt containing probiotics should have ‘Bio-Live‘ written on the packaging to denote the product contains live bacteria. The packaging should also list the type of probiotic strain such as Bifidobacterium longum or lactobacillus thermophilus or bulgaricus.
Yogurts and fermented foods such as sauerkraut and kimchi have many health benefits and do contain probiotic bacteria, however the problem is ensuring these probiotics reach your intestinal tract so that you can benefit from them.
As pointed out earlier probiotics are living micro-organisms – they’re very fragile and susceptible to our stomach acid.
It’s estimated that as many as 95% of probiotics from yogurt and supplements are destroyed in the stomach even before they reach your intestines.
For instance, if you’re digestive system is already unbalanced (most peoples are) and overrun with bad bacteria and yeast infections, then its near impossible for probiotics to fight back and colonize effectively.
Fortunately, this is where prebiotics can help you.
The Health Benefits Of Prebiotics
You may or may not have heard of prebiotics. If not, you soon will be as they’re becoming more well known. Prebiotics are basically indigestible fibers contained within certain fruits and raw vegetables such as artichokes, asparagus, raw garlic, chicory root and kiwifruit.
These fibers act as a fertilizer that encourages the growth of beneficial bacteria in your gut. In this way the probiotics have a much higher rate of survival.
We’re great believers in prebiotics and by taking them you will benefit much more from probiotic yogurts and supplements.
Revolutionary Kiwi Supplement Balances Your Bacteria
Although you can acquire prebiotics through specific foods this may not be practical for everyone. There are the factors of cost, availability and some people just don’t like the taste of raw vegetables.
For this reason, MX Kiwi Biotic – a revolutionary digestive health supplement – can make a real difference. MX Kiwi Biotic is 100% natural as its made entirely from kiwifruit extract – one of the most nutritious and prebiotic rich foods on the planet.
Its easy to doubt that a strange looking hairy fruit can be the solution to problematic digestive disorders. However, when it comes to replenishing and balancing the bacteria in your digestive system, the kiwifruit is second to none.
You see, maintaining a balanced digestive system does not depend on one but four vital components. These are digestive enzymes, soluble fibers, phenolic compounds and of course prebiotics. If you suffer from digestive problems you are lacking one or more of these components.
For example, phenolic compounds protect plants from parasites, however scientific research has found that the phenolics antimicrobial properties can inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria in the gut. Furthermore, phenolic compounds also have potent anti-oxidant properties to help boost your immune system.
This creates an optimal gut environment for probiotics to survive and take hold. The prebiotics feed the probiotics enabling them to thrive and rebalance the intestinal tract.
But the thing is, acquiring all these components would require at least 3 to 4 separate supplements. Inconvenient and and costly.
Fortunately, MX Kiwi Biotic contains all 4 critical ingredients in one capsule. Just one capsule daily gives your digestive system and body all the nutrients it needs to repair balance itself.
If you’re concerned about not getting enough probiotics, MX Kiwi Biotic is definitely worth trying. Its completely natural and it comes with 6 month 100% satisfaction guarantee making it risk free.