What are probiotics?
The trillions of bacteria, yeast, and other microorganisms in the gut and throughout the body make up our “microbiome,” and are a unique and integral part of our overall health. Probiotics are specific types of these beneficial microorganisms that are typically consumed in foods and beverages, or as supplements.
What do probiotics do?
A reliable probiotic supplement can help balance and replenish the microorganisms in your microbiome by delivering specific, beneficial types. In short, probiotics promote microbiome health, which is powerfully linked to total health. Look for clinically studied strains of probiotics in clinically relevant amounts.
Why is DNA-testing important in a probiotic supplement?
It assures quality and effectiveness. DNA-testing matches probiotic identity at a foundational, genetic level, so you know you’re getting the exact strains listed. New Chapter’s DNA-testing also verifies that you receive the specific strains researched for specific benefits. Depending on the product, you’ll get strains clinically shown to support bowel comfort & regularity, reduce occasional anxiety, help with healthy weight control, and support women’s health.*
Do probiotic supplements have the same nutritional benefits as probiotic foods?
Popular probiotic foods include yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut, and kombucha. While delicious, these foods don’t claim specific amounts of whatever microorganisms they may contain. By contrast, New Chapter’s probiotic family is optimally formulated with the right amounts of the right strains to deliver clinically researched benefits. (Check our labels to see the exact DNA-tested flora that make up ideal numbers of colony forming units (CFU) in just one capsule daily.) So probiotic supplements actually have more reliable strain benefits than probiotic foods. Because they support balanced digestive health, taking probiotics also enhances your body’s ability to absorb nutrients from other foods.
What are postbiotics?
Postbiotics are beneficial compounds released during probiotic activity, and they may actually convey many of the benefits that we associate with probiotics. Our flagship probiotic supplement, Probiotic All-Flora, is delivered with organic postbiotics from a fermented Aloe blend, to set the stage for a thriving microbiome overall.
Is yeast considered a probiotic?
Yes! Beneficial yeast is a probiotic, defined as a microorganism that supports human wellness. (Probiotic means “for life.”) Saccharomyces boulardii is a remarkable yeast delivered in our Probiotic All-Flora formulation that can significantly support your whole internal ecosystem. Saccharomyces helps reduce problematic yeasts, such as Candida, and replenishes healthy gut flora.* While many probiotic supplements only deliver friendly bacteria without yeast, Probiotic All-Flora contains 5 billion CFU of beneficial yeast for complete support.