Prioritising your gut microbiome may seem less exciting than most other plans.
There are plenty of areas in life that benefit from consistency but sometimes throwing caution to the wind brings its own set of joys.
Prioritising your gut microbiome may seem less exciting than most other plans, but it is critical for physical and mental well-being.
To figure out how often you need to take probiotics to reap the benefits, we consulted with articles from registered dietitians and functional medicine doctors.
Should you take a probiotic every day?
Everybody's gut microbiome is unique, so there's no one-size-fits-all probiotic plan. However, we would recommend taking some form of probiotic on a daily basis gets the maximum benefits.
Remember, stopping and starting probiotics changes your microbiome, If the goal is to have a healthy gastrointestinal (GI) tract and stronger immunity you want to make sure you're constantly taking good-quality probiotics, but also varying the type of probiotic.
So to mix it up a little: Your microbiome changes daily with the foods you eat, so eating more fermented foods like kimchi, sauerkraut, water kefir and milk kefir, yogurt, and kombucha all help add good bacteria to your gut.
The benefits of taking probiotics every day.
Probiotic can have many functions. Diversifying the gut microbial landscape is a big one, which helps to maintain balance in the gut microbiome.*
While promoting gut health is one obvious benefit, research has also shown certain strains of probiotics can help reduce bloating, aid proper nutrient absorption, promote regularity, and support a healthy weight.*
We should always be eating probiotic-rich fermented foods daily, These foods introduce multiple new strains of good bacteria to the gut, diversifying the microbiome.
We're all human—missing a day or two of probiotics could happen, and that's not the end of the world. However in a world where with many external stress factors, eating food on the go and .... just squeezing a probiotic into your diet every day will genuinely help.