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Probiotic Not Doing Its Job? Here’s Why.

Article At A Glance:
•Probiotics can be a powerful supplement to improve gut health
•If your probiotic doesn't seem to be effective, check expiration dates and delivery mechanisms, then consider readjusting your routine and your expectations


In the world of health and wellness, probiotics are a trending topic. These supplements of live microorganisms are intended to improve gut health by helping to balance out the “good” bacteria and reducing inflammation. Some even claim that probiotics can help with skin clarity, hair growth, better sleep, and reduced stress.

But what if you've been taking a probiotic for a while and it doesn't seem to be delivering the same benefits? Or what if a probiotic supplement never seemed to really work for you much in the first place?

Dead Strains

The truth is that there a number of factors that can determine how effective a probiotic is for you. To start with, it's possible that some of the live strains have died off, rendering it less powerful. Some probiotics require refridgeration, and others may even have the number of live strains as part of the label. Check the shelf life of these supplements to see that they're not expired.

Stomach Acid

Another reason that your probiotic may be less effective is that it doesn't make it to your digestive tract. It's estimated that 96% of probiotics are killed off by the acidic lining of the stomach, meaning that they can't do their job. Opt for a supplement with a slow-release mechanism for best results.

Human Error

Sometimes it's easy to assume a probiotic isn't really working when it's actually a lack of routine that is causing it to be less effective. To experience desired results, you need to take the supplement on a daily basis for at least a few weeks. Set an alarm or put it on your checklist to hold yourself accountable so that you don't accidentally miss days.

No Magic Fix

Probiotics can be a great way to kickstart your health, but they alone cannot replace other habits (like nutritious foods, quality sleep, etc.). Sad to say, but if you are expecting immediate and astonishingly good results, you're bound to be disappointed. Natural supplements work best in tandem with other healthy habits, but they take time to work and will not magically fix any health ailment you may have.

*This website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by a healthcare professional.


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My name is Marty Orefice, founder of All-Star Nutrition. After experiencing a radical transformation with my son, I have dedicated my life to helping millions of children reach their full potential through the power of supplements and nutrition.

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