What Are CFUs Of Probiotics & How They Can Help You
We hear so many things about probiotics and how great they are. Since it is such a hot topic and probiotics can help benefit you in so many ways such as improving your immune system functionality and help balance your digestion. One thing you should look for when buying a probiotic is a CFU.
Let’s start with the basics! CFU stands for colony forming units. This measure how potent a probiotic is. It can range from two billion to one hundred billion. Look for a probiotic that guarantees CFU’s until it is expired! You want to have the least amount of bacteria promised on the label. So in short, CFU’s simply refers to the number of live and active microorganisms that can be found in each serving of the probiotic you are taking.
How to take probiotics
A wide range of dosages for probiotics have been studied in clinical trials, ranging from 100 million to 1.8 trillion CFUs per day.. Most studies examined dosages in the range of 1 to 20 billion CFUs per day, although exact dosages for specific indications varied within this range. Generally, higher doses of probiotics (ex. more than 5 billion CFUs per day in children and more than 10 billion CFUs per day in adults) were associated with a more significant study outcome.
Probiotics are generally sold as capsules, powder, tablets, liquid, or are incorporated into food. The specific number of CFUs contained in a given dose or serving of food can vary between brands. Patients should be advised to read product labels carefully to make sure they are getting the proper dose.
For patients who dislike taking pills or powder, therapeutic yogurt preparations may be preferred option. Traditional yogurts likely do not contain sufficient concentrations of probiotics to deliver the type of CFU doses studied in clinical trials.
Probiotics, whether they're gummies or probiotic powders, work for everyone equally.
Why taking probiotics with the correct CFU amount is important?
Probiotics keep your gut healthy! You have healthy bacteria in your gut already and taking them might help you. It is highly recommended for people with diarrhea, IBD, Chrons, and irritable bowel syndrome. Also good for people who are lactose intolerant, it can help treat certain allergies and asthma and help with skin conditions such as eczema. When you lose "good" bacteria in your body, for example after you take antibiotics, probiotics can help replace them. They can help balance your "good" and "bad" bacteria to keep your body working the way it should. Probiotic supplements can even help improve some mental health conditions. A review of 15 human studies found supplementing with Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus strains for 1–2 months can improve anxiety, depression, autism, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and memory. One study followed 70 chemical workers for 6 weeks. Those who consumed 100 grams of probiotic yogurt per day or took a daily probiotic capsule experienced benefits for general health, depression, anxiety and stress. Benefits were also seen in a study of 40 patients with depression. Probiotics may also help you feel fuller for longer, burn more calories and store less fat. This is partly caused by increasing levels of certain hormones, such as GLP-1. Helps with weight loss? Yay, count me in. In short, it has done wonders for people.
A powerful fermented food with 100 CFUs
Codeage SBO Probiotic + is an all-in-one premium probiotic and prebiotic supplement with 100 billion CFUs. SBO Probiotic + offers a unique and patented Delayed-Release Capsules - DRCaps - for efficient delivery. Those probiotics are specially designed for both men and women.
Prebiotics and probiotics are both useful for our gut, however, they play different roles for our body. Firstly, probiotics are known to be live bacteria found in certain foods and supplements. Prebiotics come from some carbs (mostly fiber) that we humans cannot digest. The beneficial bacteria in our guts eats this fiber. Eating a balanced amount of both probiotic and prebiotic can help manage the balance of these bacteria in your body. The good bacteria in our bodies may help protect from certain harmful bacteria and fungi. Many of the microorganisms in prebiotics or probiotics are the same or may be similar to microorganisms that naturally live in our bodies.
Probiotics are the ‘good’ bacteria that line the digestive tract and support our body’s ability to maintain balance and absorb nutrients.
Codeage SBO Probiotic + 100 is a powerful fermented food and botanical formula providing 100 billion CFUs of soil-based organisms and prebiotics contained in a unique and patented Delayed-Release Capsules (DRCaps ™).*
Takin probiotics daily and adding them to your daily regimen can bring you many health and gut benefits. Find the CFUs that is right for you with Codeage probiotics. Make sure you’re taking probiotics, they will most likely help your daily diet and more importantly check the CFU count and the expired date! Happy healthy day everyone!