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No Medical Degree Necessary: An Easy Guide to Understanding Your Probiotic Supplement Label
Date:7/24/2012

SAN BRUNO, Calif., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- There is no substitute for a healthy diet, but maintaining one can be challenging with today's hectic lifestyles.  According to health experts, probiotic dietary supplements are gaining popularity because most promote digestive health, which can have a powerful influence on optimizing overall health. The gut holds approximately 70-80% of the body's immune cells and is responsible for the absorption of vital nutrients needed to keep the whole body strong and healthy. But not all probiotic supplements are alike so it is important to know the differences before you browse the pharmacy shelves. Although all the choices can be overwhelming, it doesn't take a medical degree to decipher the information on your probiotic supplement label.

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"I really stress the importance of doing your homework when it comes to dietary supplements if you are considering incorporating one into your daily life because they are all different. This is especially true when it comes to probiotic supplements, which contain various live microorganisms that are either bacteria or yeast-based," said Seattle dietitian, Kerry Neville. "It is important to read the label since most probiotic supplements you see on the shelf contain some form of live bacteria; similar to the organisms in yogurt. I prefer a yeast-based probiotic supplement like Florastor® because its natural friendly yeast formula is made of a consistent strain, which means consistent results."  

What to Look for on a Probiotic Supplement Label

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