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How to Choose Between Probiotic + Prebiotic, Healthy Gut Melts and Slow Gut Health

If a proper CTM (cleansing, toning, moisturising) routine is a must for good skin health, and a regular oiling and shampoo-conditioning regime mandatory for maintaining healthy hair, consuming probiotics regularly for optimum gut health is of paramount importance. Here’s something you need to remember, if you don’t know already - gut health is everything.

A healthy gut influences every other function in the body-be it the immune system, cognitive functions, energy levels, metabolism, mood, skin and hair health, among other things.

Making a prebiotic and probiotic supplement a part of one’s daily routine is essential to maintain optimum gut health. But what kind of probiotic supplement should one choose from, is a question we often find ourselves mulling over.

Your favourite nutraceutical brand, Wellbeing Nutrition, alone has three variants - Probiotic + Prebiotic effervescent tablets, Healthy Gut Melts, and Slow Gut Health. Which one should you opt for and when? Can we take all of them together or should we stick to just one? All that and more, as you read along. So what are we waiting for? Let’s get started.

Before we get into which supplement is the winner out of the three, let’s look at the importance of including a prebiotic and probiotic supplement to your daily routine in the first place.

How Important Are Prebiotic and Probiotic Supplements?

Probiotics are live microorganisms-the good bacteria that naturally exist in the gut maintaining digestive balance.

They are also found in foods and supplements claiming to provide a plethora of health benefits when consumed, particularly improving digestion and restoring the gut flora. On the contrary, prebiotics are the food for the live bacteria.

They are mostly digestive fibre that nourishes the good bacteria in the gut to do its job well. When taken together, they do the job of:

  • Improving digestive health and warding off different gut health issues like gas, bloating, acidity, diarrhoea, constipation, and the like.

  • Reduce gut inflammation

  • Aid in effective nutrient absorption

  • Strengthen immune system and reduce the frequencies of illnesses.

  • Offset free radical activity in the body,

  • Maintain pH balance in the body,

  • Decreasing antibiotic resistance

  • Improve skin health, sleep quality, energy levels, & metabolism among other things.

Foods that are rich sources of probiotics include yogurt and fermented foods like tempeh, kombucha, kefir, sauerkraut, and the like, where as probiotic foods include apples, asparagus, bananas, chicory root, cocoa, garlic, artichokes, dandelion greens, and barley among other things.

But amidst a busy schedule and a hectic lifestyle, planning your meals and ensuring you get an equal dose of probiotics and prebiotics always is not easy. That is when selecting the right probiotic and prebiotic supplement (synbiotics) becomes very important.

People with digestive issues, stressful schedules, on-the-go eating habits, bad skin health, and weak immune system, must include a probiotic and prebiotic supplement. As stated above, Wellbeing Nutrition has three different variants of the supplement for you to choose from. Let’s look at them in detail and see who should opt for it.

Probiotic+Prebiotic Vs Healthy Gut Melts Vs Slow Gut Health: Which To Choose?

Let’s take a look at each of the variants that Wellbeing Nutrition has to offer in great detail below:

  • Probiotic + Prebiotic Effervescent Tablets:

Wellbeing Nutrition’s Probiotic + Prebiotic effervescent tablets keep you well hydrated, ensure 100% bioavailability, and are almost twice more effective than the regular synthetic pills.

They are also easy to carry around and dissolve easily in any liquid, which will ensure you never miss them! So if you are someone who is travelling, this is a great probiotic supplement to carry around. Moreover, it makes for a great healthy substitute to any sugary beverage.

Containing 21 of these water soluble tablets in a tube, this combination of Wellbeing Nutrition’s Probiotic and Prebiotic benefits your digestive health in many ways. Clinically approved, this product improves digestive health with a blend of six active probiotic cultures and clinically studied prebiotic fibre like chicory root (inulin) and apple pomace.

It contains 36 billion CFU active live cultures per serving. Right from improving metabolism, getting rid of gut issues like bloating and gas, constipation, acidity and diarrhea, to name a few, providing colon support to neutralizing toxins in the gut, this supplement takes care of it all.

  • Healthy Gut Melts

Another probiotic that Wellbeing Nutrition has to offer is the product, Healthy Gut Melts. These come in the form of oral thin strips that easily dissolve when placed on your tongue.

Healthy Gut Melts helps to treat all your digestive issues from within and are easy to consume and delicious to taste without the usual medicinal aftertaste.

Containing probiotics, digestive enzymes, and apple cider vinegar, these oral thin strips improve digestion, boost metabolism, enhance immunity, and prevent other gastrointestinal issues like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gas, bloating, and acidity.

It comes with good bacteria (Bacillus Coagulans (10B CFU), digestive enzymes, papain, protease, bromelain, and ACV. The Unison Effect Formula (sublingual delivery) that these strips embody naturally nourishes the gut and supports a healthy digestive system by taking the nutrients directly to the bloodstream, ensuring 95% more absorption and bioavailability.

Furthermore, this supplement is clinically-tested and easy to carry around. It comes without soy, nuts, gluten, preservatives, or sugar. So, it's completely safe for consumption.

  • Slow Gut Health Capsules

You can also go in for Slow Gut Health Capsules, which are an innovative capsule in capsule delayed-release formula designed to deliver potent prebiotic and multistrain probiotic strains over a period of 8 hours, in the absorptive, less sensitive areas of the gut to ensure maximum bioavailability.

These capsules contain contain 20 billion CFU from 4 unique probiotics strains (Specially selected Lactobacillus probiotic strains such as L. acidophilus, L. casei, L. rhamnosus and L. plantarum) encapsulated in vegan omega oil.

These help to reduce inflammation in the gut, enhance nutrient absorption, promote growth of good bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, improve metabolism, and relieve gut issues like constipation, IBS, diarrhoea, and the like. So if you want to take a supplement with a long-lasting effect, this is the perfect one to go for!

All three variants are extremely effective in their own unique way and you can go in for any of them depending on your requirement. However, you ensure that you take only one at a time as too many probiotics taken together can also lead to potential digestive issues and discomfort in the gut.

Additionally, some probiotic strains may suit some people, and may not be that effective to others. That’s why, it is always advisable to consult a doctor before you start with any dietary supplements, leave alone any of the aforementioned probiotics to understand what suits you best.

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