Liquid probiotics: Are They Better Than Probiotic Pills?

Probiotic supplements come in a range of shapes and sizes, including capsules, tablets, powders, and liquids. Each shape has its own set of benefits and drawbacks, but each offers irreplaceable advantages comparatively.

The capacity of bacterial cells to enter our intestines, not the number of bacteria/strains listed on the label, is the most significant characteristic of probiotics. Probiotic bacteria, in particular, will not be able to reach the intestines and accomplish the task given to them optimally if they are unable to overcome the stomach acid barrier and its low pH.

Scientific studies demonstrate that due to the acid environment in the stomach, some probiotic strains only survive 10–20 percent of the time and that up to 96 percent of probiotics in cellulose-coated capsules die when they come in contact with stomach acid.

Regardless of whether the composition of probiotic cultures on the declarations is equal to similar goods sold, we often neglect the fact that the technical process is mostly responsible for the absorption of nutritional supplements we take.

Lactic acid is produced as a by-product of the Lacto-fermentation process in a liquid probiotic, indicating that the bacterial culture is already living in an acidic environment. When a bacterial cell hits the stomach’s acid environment, it is already adapted to the acid medium and may continue on its way to the intestines without harm. Because they are not accustomed to an acid environment, most probiotic supplements in tablet or capsule form cannot survive stomach acid.

Probiotic drinks and meals are active media, containing germs that have already been activated. We introduce live and active bacteria to the liquid medium during Lacto-fermentation, allowing them to thrive and ferment inside the bottle. The bacteria work together as a team under such process guidance, and there is no considerable competition between them. When they reach our intestines, in particular, they instantly start working. It can take up to 6 hours for certain probiotic supplements in tablet or powder form to start functioning and settle in the intestines.

Lacto-fermentation is distinguished by the preservation of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and amino acids in their natural state (since there is no heating). Lactic acid bacteria increase the accessibility of nutrients to our bodies, allowing us to get the most out of the fermented food supplement. This is true when it comes to the synergy of the active ingredients, because bacteria and probiotics require prebiotics to begin active metabolic processes, i.e. to increase the number of helpful bacteria in the gut. Prebiotics are plant fibers that can be found in probiotic foods and beverages but are not always included in probiotic pills.

Different substances in probiotic drinks work together to provide a synergistic impact. This signifies that the combined effect of several substances is larger than the sum of their individual effects. This synergy can only happen when probiotic supplements are active – and the acidic liquid medium permits them to do so, which is a requirement for the formation of POSTBIOTICS!

What are probiotics?

Probiotics are “live bacteria that impart a health benefit on the host when taken in suitable proportions as part of food,” according to the World Health Organization.

That may sound confusing, but a probiotic is a living bacteria that provides health advantages when consumed in high enough quantities.

This is because your gut microbiota (also known as the “gut microbiome”) has a diverse population of bacteria. In your microbiome, there is a delicate balance of “good” and “bad” bacteria, and adding more good bacteria (probiotics) tips the balance toward more good bacteria.

It’s beneficial to your gut and overall health to have a gut microbiome that favors good bacteria.

The good news is that probiotics may be found in a variety of formats, including liquid probiotics. They can also be found in food!

Benefits of liquid probiotics

So, we know that probiotics are beneficial to your health…but what other advantages do you notice?

Probiotics provide a wide range of benefits, which may include:

  • Better digestion
  • Reduced incidence of diarrhea
  • Improved bowel regularity
  • Certain conditions, such as IBS, IBD, heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and others, may benefit from liquid probiotics (interestingly enough, gut health is connected to practically every chronic disease there is — so improving your gut microbiota generally has a beneficial impact on the chronic disease)
  • Reduced systemic inflammation

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