Probiotics have become a pretty big buzzword these days and for good reason. So what’s the deal exactly? Probiotics are live microorganisms that, when taken in adequate amounts, help restore the balance of the flora in your gut which, when unbalanced, might cause digestive or other health-related issues. They keep things balanced and moving smoothly, helping you to live a happy, healthy life. You can’t really go wrong with that, so I decided to give one a try.
I came across Florastor which is a bit different than other probiotics. It’s the only probiotic with Saccharomyces boulardii lyo CNCM I-745 which is a unique probiotic strain with 60 plus years of use and research. Some advantages that Florastor offers because of this are its ability to aid in the absorption of water and nutrients, break down carbs/fiber, and support a healthy immune. It can also be taken with ALL antibiotics since it is a yeast-based probiotic and not a bacterial probiotic. It’s also super convenient and easy to take. A number of probiotics need to be refrigerated, but Florastor uses a patented freeze-drying process to give it a three-year shelf, letting you skip the fridge. That makes it easy to take with you whether you’re traveling or just busy day to day.
Florastor offers capsules and FlorastorMax which is a powder. I have no problem taking pills, so I opted to try the capsules. Plus you can even just pop open the capsule and pour the contents over some yogurt if taking capsules is an issue for you. It’s super easy and convenient either way!
I’ve been taking the capsules for about a month now, and I’ve been feeling great. I’ve felt healthy and my digestion hasn’t been better! It’s also great because I never have to worry about missing it because I can literally pop the bottle in my bag and head out the door on a busy day since I don’t need to worry about keeping it refrigerated. I’d definitely recommend giving it a try if you’re looking to add a daily probiotic to your life.
Locally, I know that it’s carried at Rite Aid, CVS, and Stop & Shop just to name a few. You can use the store locator over on their website to find a retailer near you. Let me know if you give it a try in the comments below! I’d love to hear you thoughts.