There’s been a lot of talk about ‘gut health’ and the benefits of probiotics.
But what exactly are probiotics? Well put (very) simply they are living micro-organisms, friendly or ‘good’ bacteria. Recently there has been an increased interest in the benefits of probiotics and scientific research which has revealed the powerful effects they have on our general health and wellbeing.
Before I go on it’s worth explaining the difference between probiotics and prebiotics because they work hand-in-hand. Prebiotics are a type of non-digestible carbohydrate which actually act as food or nourishment for probiotics. So you need prebiotics to promote the growth and benefits of probiotics (hopefully I haven’t confused you, if I have you can read more here).
Not all bacteria is bad. Our body is home to trillions of good bacteria!
I have been taking probiotics on and off for many years. I have a few conditions which probiotics are helpful for including a generally ‘dodgy’ digestive system, eczema, hayfever and thrush after taking antibiotics. For the last few weeks I’ve been trying Life Space Double Strength Probiotic which is a broad spectrum probiotic, broad spectrum means it contains multiple (different) bacteria, all which have their own unique benefits to the body. It’s actually really important to check the number of different types of bacteria in your probiotic, Life Space contains at least 10 strains while some others only contain two or three.
In addition to myself, the kids have been taking the Life Space Probiotic Powder for Children. Apart from their general wellbeing, the probiotics can enhance the body’s immune response giving them a better chance at fighting off those bugs at childcare and school. This immunity boost is great for one of my children who has suffered from persistent and chronic infections.
Most of the other brands of probiotics need to be kept in the fridge so I was really happy that Life Space doesn’t need refrigeration!
Other things I like about the Life Space products is the small size of the capsules and the powder (not capsules) for the kids is awesome to pop mixed in a glass of water. I asked my kids if they could taste the powder and they said it just tasted like plain water – winning! Life Space have a large range: pregnancy, newborns, baby, children and adults and they are Australian owned and manufactured.
Life Space Probiotics have been working well for me and the kids. I’m happy with the quality and level of research put in to the production of the Life Space Probiotics, this is really important factor for me and my family.
Disclaimer: I received a selection of Life Space Probiotics products to facilitate this post. I received no payment and all opinions expressed are my own.