“Are probiotics alone sufficient to supplement our daily nutritional needs?” This is a question we often get from our customers. The answer, as always, lies in understanding your own individual requirements, as each person is unique.
Embracing a food-first approach through your regular diet is what we always recommend. However, if you have a hectic lifestyle and lack support in preparing healthier meals, we recommend supplementation. That said, supplementation should not be considered an alternative to a good diet. We should strive to eat and live healthy as much as possible.
A good probiotic supplement with at least 11 LIVE strains and in liquid format is the best we can recommend. And while daily probiotic consumption is highly recommended, achieving overall wellness requires a multi-dimensional approach. Some of the vitamins and minerals noted below can work synergistically with your liquid probiotics.
- Some studies show that a deficiency in Vitamin D can negatively impact one's gut microbiome as vitamin D plays a crucial role in immune function and gut health. This makes it a good vitamin to partner with a liquid probiotic on a daily basis.
- Known to many and famous as fish oil, Omega 3 has recently emerged in plant-based formats, allowing those with dietary restrictions to consume Omega-3 Fatty Acids supplements. Omega 3 Fatty Acids are essential for reducing inflammation and promoting heart health. They can also have a positive impact on gut health by supporting the growth of beneficial gut bacteria. Your liquid probiotic supplement works well with omega-3 supplements, such as fatty fish, flaxseeds, and chia seeds.
- Zinc: supports the immune system and aids in healing. Some studies suggest that zinc can also influence gut health by promoting a balanced gut microbiome. Taking zinc supplements with liquid probiotics may enhance their immune-supporting benefits.