10 Best Probiotics to Improve Your Inner Health.

10 best probiotics

Whether you are looking for probiotics for women’s health, general wellness or after something to maintain healthy bowels, Inner Health probiotics are here to help. In this blog we share the 10 best probiotic supplements, supported by science.

 

#1 Inner Health at Double the Strength

This combination of well-researched strains, Lactobacillus acidophilus (NCFM®) and Bifidobacterium lactis (Bi-07), is a gamechanger with lots of benefits. First and foremost, it works to maintain healthy gut bacteria, also improving digestion in just 30 days.¹ Adding even more value, a high dose of NCFM® can also curb the duration of common cold symptoms.²

 

#2 Restore your Inner Health after Antibiotics

When taking antibiotics, it’s important to restore the balance of intestinal bacteria as soon as possible. Lactobacillus rhamnosus (LGG®) and Bifidobacterium animalis ssp lactis (BB-12®) together with Lactobacillus acidophilus (LA-5™) have been proven to promote the balance of good bacteria to help break the cycle of sickness.³ ⁴ ⁵ For best results, separate your dose by two hours from when you take your antibiotics, and continue for 2-3 weeks.

 

#3 Balance the Mind with Inner Health for the Nervous System

Probiotics that contain both LGG® with Lactobacillus plantarum 299V support a healthy stress response with added benefits for mental focus.⁶ Shown to lower stress hormone levels after 14 days, 299V can help ease elevated stress levels when challenging situations arise.⁷

 

#4 Probiotics for Healthy Ageing & Mature Microbiomes

For everyday gut health in individuals over 50, Bifidobacterium animalis ssp lactis (HN019™) with vitamin D supports the needs of a maturing body. Supporting healthy bowels, HN019™ can reduce the frequency of uncomfortable GI symptoms and support bowel regularity.⁸

 

#5 Ticking all the Boxes with Delicious 3-in-1 Gummies

Bacillus subtilis DE111™ and Bacillus coagulans SNZ1969® within probiotic gummies are good for gut and immune health. Available in berry and orange, Inner Health 3-in-1 Probiotic Gummies contain no added sugar or sweeteners – the guilt-free gummy you can trust.

 

#6 Get on top of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) with 299V

To help manage medically diagnosed IBS, 299V provides effective relief. Over four weeks, 299⁵ improves irregular bowel movements and digestive pain in 95% of patients.⁹ IBS patients report a 40%-65% symptom reduction when taken daily.¹⁰

 

#7 Shielding the Skin You’re in with Probiotics

To support skin health, highly research probiotic strain LGG® in combination with BB-12® and vitamin D can support wound healing and skin repair. In action, these ingredients can help to relieves skin irritation in conditions such as acne,¹¹ ¹² eczema ¹³ ¹⁴ and dermatitis.¹⁵ ¹⁶

 

#8: Helping Little Ones Build Immunity

LGG® in combination with BB-12® has been associated with a lowered incidence of middle ear infections in kids.¹⁷ In fact, LGG® can also reduce the risk of ear and respiratory infections to minimise antibiotic use.¹⁸ In an easy to take format, this combination is a winner for parents eager to enhance their little one’s inner health.

 

#9 A Gentle way to Keep Thrush at bay

Supporting feminine flora, this urinary and vaginal health probiotic can help when it comes to health issues caused by candida (i.e. thrush). Lactobacillus rhamnosus (GR-1™) and Lactobacillus reuteri (RC-14™) given with anti-fungal medication helps eliminate thrush infection.¹⁹ While LA-5™ has been shown to reduce thrush symptoms.²⁰ Collectively, these natural probiotics can support women overcome bacterial imbalances.

 

#10: Inner Health Probiotic Goodness Without Dairy

This blend of NCFM™ and Bi-07 aids in the maintenance of healthy bacteria by increasing levels of the good bacteria.¹ With added benefits of relief from digestive discomfort, these strains also maintain immune health for general wellbeing.¹

 

Your Questions Answered.

At Inner Health, we’ve been helping everyone from kids and women to grandparents restore their gut bacteria for over 30 years. For more information on how to take the best probiotic for you, take a look at our FAQs. Whatever solution you are seeking, these options contain natural probiotics to support healthy gut bacteria.

 

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