Bioglan Biotic Balance is a probiotic; probiotics are live friendly bacteria. I take Bioglan Biotic Balance for 3 reasons: it works, it contains four different strains, and it’s easy to take. I notice a positive impact from Bioglan Biotic Balance especially when my gut flora has been disturbed. Some brands contain only one strain, but Bioglan Biotic contains four, which increases the variety of good bacteria in my gut. They come in a one-a-day pill which doesn’t need to be refrigerated.
Are probiotics good for you?
Probiotic bacteria are often called friendly or good for you. Our gut bacteria can sometimes become unbalanced or damaged (e.g. after an upset tummy). Probiotics can be beneficial in restoring the natural balance of bacteria in your gut. Probiotics may also play a role in increasing immune cells in gut lining and reducing inflammation. Scientific research on this potential benefit is currently limited. There is, however, a growing body of research into the health benefits of probiotics due to their popularity. It’s important to note these studies use probiotics which are different to those in supermarket yogurt and not all studies are done on humans. Many people with conditions such as IBS find probiotics beneficial. For further information visit the NHS website.
3 reasons I take Bioglan Biotic Balance Ultimate Flora
I once suffered food poisoning on Cape Verde and staggered into the chemist in search of Immodium. The pharmacist said they don’t have that kind of drug, instead they use high strength Saccharomyces boulardii. Saccharomyces boulardii is one species of good bacteria. I was surprised at how well it worked and was back out sightseeing less than 48 hours later. I’m a total convert! As someone who has chronic gut diseases, I find probiotics beneficial. They’re especially good after a colonoscopy because bowel prep kills gut flora.
A Quality Supplement
Bioglan is a brand I feel I can trust. As probiotics are considered ‘food’ the regulations are less stringent than for medicines. Not all supplements are of equal quality or efficacy. I can tell these probiotics work for me because if I run out and miss a few days, I notice a change in my bowel symptoms.
Four Different Strains
A lot of probiotics contain one or two strains of bacteria and it can be trial-and-error to see which one(s) work best for you. I like the Bioglan Biotic Balance because it contains four different strains: Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus Rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium Longum and Saccharomyces boulardii. I find this combination more effective than taking a single strain.
Easy and Convenient
One of the biggest challenges of probiotic supplements is ensuring they don’t spoil. This can often happen if the temperature or humidity is too high. Some brands require refrigeration to prevent this, but Bioglan uses special technology which allows them to be kept at room temperature. Each capsule contains 20 Billion live cultures which is equivalent to 4 pots of yoghurt. One daily tablet which can be kept in a cupboard or my bag makes them easy and convenient to take. As with a lot of supplements, these should be taken with or after food. This prevents stomach acid affecting them and gives them a chance to colonize your gut.
Originating in Australia over 25 years ago, Bioglan is a serious provider of quality Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements. Bioglan has a strong reputation for unique formulations and first to market innovations. They proudly partner with leading pharmacies and wellness providers to provide support and advice in achieving customers health goals. Bioglan’s range includes omega-3 supplements, arthritis remedies, Superfoods range, high-potency probiotic products, specialized vitamins and minerals, cold and flu relief, customised multivitamins, vitamins to support early learning & development, performance, eye health, heart health, healthy ageing & a healthy lifestyle. They also have a really cool podcast which you can access here.