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Why Not All Probiotics Are Created Equal

April 5, 2017


In today’s fast moving world, a good probiotic 

is worth its weight in gold! You get so busy that you sometimes consume food just to fill a space, and that wreaks havoc on your health.


That’s because fast foods and stress upset the balance in your digestive tract, causing too many bad bacteria to take over. This in turn can cause a variety of health challenges like digestive issues, allergies, obesity, and more.


Although probiotics are usually found in fermented foods, many Americans simply do not consume enough of these foods to help them regain digestive balance. Fortunately, a quality probiotic can help with that reset.


What Makes Jewell’s Naturals’ Probiotics Different From Grocery Store Brands?

It’s always good to have a choice when making a decision. But in this case, it’s not how many probiotic brands you see sitting on a store shelf that should determine your choice. Instead, you want to choose a brand for its guaranteed potency and because it’s formulated for your health concern.


And that’s the difference with the probiotics that Jewell’s Naturals carries. We don’t have aisles and aisles of probiotics for you to choose from.  We only have a few, but here’s the difference. They are proven to work!


Our probiotic brands are guaranteed to have full potency right up to the product’s expiration date. They have also been tried and tested to target your health needs and do not require refrigeration.


What’s the “Right” Probiotic To Take?


Most probiotic companies promote how many different strains the product has: 5,10, or even 15! That, however, is not the whole story. The number of strains is important, but so is guaranteed potency and purity.


The “colony forming units” or CFU’s you see on the labels are the number of live probiotics in one dose, or its potency. But many brands give you the number of live CFU’s at the time of manufacturing.


What does that mean for you? That the product you take home may actually have fewer CFUs than you think. Instead, look for brands that guarantee CFU numbers at the best-by date printed on the bottle. That way, you know you’re taking the true therapeutic dose.


And simply promoting the number of probiotic strains a brand has is a “one size fits all” approach to health.


It doesn’t take into consideration why you are looking for a probiotic in the first place.


Do you need:

  • Immune support?

  • Digestive support?

  • Help with nutrient deficiencies?

  • Recovering from antibiotic use?


You are unique! Each person needs to take an individual approach to probiotics to see positive results. And that is what your probiotic should do for you!



So How Do I Choose Which Brand Is Right For Me?


Probiotics can be an important daily supplement for the overall health of men, women and children. It can help with more acute issues, such as infections or with wellness support while using antibiotics.


So how do you know which one of our probiotics is right for you?


At Jewell’s Naturals, we have a helpful guide book that explains the purpose of each probiotic we carry, so you can choose the best probiotic for you.


Here’s a partial list of health conditions our proven probiotics support:

  • Leaky gut

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Nutrient deficiencies (With proper gut probiotic balance, your body can absorb nutrients from food more efficiently)

  • Support when taking antibiotics

  • Bacterial Vaginosis

  • Vaginal Yeast Infection

  • Urinary tract infections

  • Immune Support

We help our customers feel confident that the probiotic they purchase from us is not just a purchase, it’s an investment.


It’s part of their wellness lifestyle that helps reduce visits to the doctor because it targets their concerns and is of the highest quality.


From gut health to yeast infections to probiotics for your child, we have the right formula for your specific health need. And, if you have questions, you can ask our knowledgeable, friendly staff for assistance.


What If I Don’t Have A Particular Health Concern? I Just Want To Stay Healthy


Our pick for the best daily probiotic is Ortho Biotic. It’s an excellent blend of seven different strains. The more diversity in your probiotic, the more effective it is at supporting your overall wellbeing.


Very simple to use, just take one capsule a day and you don’t have to keep it in the fridge. It contains 22 Billion CFU’s and that number is guaranteed to be accurate until the bottle’s best-by date.


Is There A Probiotic To Take While On Antibiotics?


Yes! Saccharomyces Boulardii.


Antibiotics kill both bad and good bacteria in the body, but Saccharomyces Boulardii is actually a probiotic yeast. Tests have shown that it can survive in the gut during antibiotic use.


We recommend one capsule twice a day while taking antibiotics and for a couple weeks after your prescription has ended.


Do Kids Need A Probiotic?


Kids can definitely benefit from a good probiotic!

It helps to build their immune 

systems so that they ward off common illnesses.


Jewell’s Naturals carries two children’s probiotics, FloraBoost and FloraBites. FloraBoost is a great every day probiotic powder that can be mixed into your children’s food or drink.


FloraBites might be a good option for picky eaters, as they are a yummy orange-flavored chew. We also have Super Immune Space Sprinkles - another powder that provides an extra immunity boost when a child is sick or during cold & flu season.


What About High-Dose Probiotics?


High-dose probiotics are gaining recognition for their ability to manage acute illnesses. The idea is that you take a very high dose for a short period of time. This can help with issues like severe diarrhea.


It can also help jump-start the effectiveness of a regular probiotic regimen. We offer both 100 Billion CFU and 225 Billion CFU dosing for this purpose.


You can read more about high dose probiotics in this medical article from Point Institute of Nutraceutical Research.

Remember, not all probiotics are the same. You want to choose one with proven potency, high quality, and made for your specific health concern. Otherwise, you’re simply wasting your money.


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us. Better yet, stop by and see our probiotic lines for yourself!






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