Are liquid probiotics better for you than probiotic pills? If you can’t take probiotic supplements in pill form, liquid probiotics may be the answer you’re looking for.
What Are Probiotics?
According to the World Health Organization, probiotics are defined as “live microorganisms which when consumed in adequate amounts as part of food confer a health benefit on the host.”
That might sound a little complicated, but essentially that means that a probiotic is a living bacteria, that, when you consume it in large enough quantities, provides health benefits to you.
This is because you have a whole host of bacteria that live within your gut -- called your gut microbiota (sometimes referred to as the “gut microbiome” as well). There is a delicate balance of “good” and “bad” bacteria that live in your microbiome, and when you add more good bacteria (probiotics), you tip the balance toward more good bacteria.
Having a gut microbiome that favors good bacteria is good for your gut and overall health.
The good news is that these beneficial probiotics can come in a variety of forms, including liquid probiotics. You can also find them in food!
Benefits of Liquid Probiotics
So we know that probiotics are good for your health...but what kind of benefits might you notice?
Benefits of probiotics - in general - are vast and may include:
- Better digestion
- Reduced incidence of diarrhea
- Improved bowel regularity
- May help in the prevention or treatment of certain diseases, such as IBS, IBD, heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and more (interestingly enough, gut health is connected to practically every chronic disease there is -- so improving your gut microbiota generally has a beneficial impact on chronic disease)
- Reduced systemic inflammation
Liquid Probiotics: The Easiest Way to Take Probiotics
Clearly, probiotics are a great choice to improve your gut (and overall) health. But who likes to take all those pills every day?
Instead, many are looking to incorporate liquid probiotics into their routine. After all, it’s much easier to drink a liquid probiotic you like the taste of than to have to struggle to remember to take probiotic pills every day.
There are different ways to take liquid probiotics, too. There are some naturally-occurring probiotics in beverages like kombucha or kvass, for example.
But there are also products on the market that incorporate probiotics into beverages.
The benefit of using a product that takes a specific probiotic strain and incorporates it into a liquid probiotic is that you can be more specific about the particular probiotic strain you’re taking -- you have less of a say in this when you’re drinking a naturally-occurring liquid probiotic like kombucha.
Probiotic strain is important to consider because it determines the effects that a probiotic has on your body. For example, some probiotic strains are wonderful for skin health while other probiotic strains are better for digestive health.
When you’re after a specific effect, you want to be careful about the probiotic strain you choose. But luckily, there are a few liquid probiotics on the market that clarify the strain they incorporate.
Gut Power Drinks: Making Liquid Probiotics Tasty
At Gut Power Drinks, we incorporate the Bacillus coagulans GBI-30 6086 strain into our prebiotic and probiotic drink mixes. This particular probiotic strain supports digestive and immune health, so if that’s what you’re looking for our drink mixes are likely a good fit for you!
The best part? They are super easy and insanely delicious.
Gut Power Drinks liquid probiotics and prebiotics start off in powdered form -- simply mix a scoop with a liquid of your choice for the perfect liquid probiotics!
So much easier than taking probiotic pills and WAY tastier.
Even better, the probiotic strain we use at Gut Power Drinks is heat stable. That means you can even make your drinks hot and the probiotic will survive and still give you the benefits you’re looking for. This is NOT the case for most liquid probiotics on the market!
We currently have two different flavors of our powdered liquid probiotics (with prebiotics) mix: Gut Power Matcha and Gut Power Cocoa.
Gut Power Matcha makes a beautiful green hot or cold matcha drink (unsweetened, so add your sweetener of choice!). Gut Power Cocoa is excellent in hot or cold coffee for a delicious mocha!
We hope you’ll give Gut Power Drinks a shot if you’re looking for tasty liquid probiotics!