What Are Microbiotics + Why Is Everyone I Know Taking Them?

Let's gut to the chase.

We all know the importance of looking after your gut. That's why we've teamed up with Udo's Choice to give one lucky Irish Tatler reader the chance to win a 3 month supply of Udo's Choice microbiotics. 

If you’ve ever dealt with day-ruining digestive health issues, you may have asked yourself: “So…should I be taking a microbiotic?

Ask and you shall receive. To get you up to speed, we quizzed the experts over at Udo's Choice to give us the lowdown on microbiotics.

what are microbiotics?

Microbiotics are the bacteria that live in the intestinal tract (the organ system in our body which takes in food, digests it to extract and absorb energy and nutrients). Although the word bacteria is usually associated with germs and illness, bacteria are needed for the body to function normally. 

WHy should i take MICROBIOTIC supplements?

Over 400 different species and more than 100 trillion total bacteria live in the human intestinal tract. Gut bacteria form a delicate and constantly changing balance as they compete with each other. When the ratio of 'friendly' bacteria is lowered, health concerns may arise, including:

· Excessive gas

· Bloating

· Poor immunity

· Low energy

· Constipation

· Diarrhoea

· Candida

· Thrush

· Decreased nutrient absorption

Therefore, by taking microbiotic supplements, you can top up your intake of 'friendly' bacteria. Check to ensure your microbiotic has a high strength count and multiple bacterial strain combinations. Udo's Choice Super 8’s have 42 Billion Friendly Bacteria per capsule from 8 strain combinations

WHO ARE MICROBIOTICS SUITABLE FOR?

Everyone – if it's Udo's Choice. With Udo’s Choice age-specific microbiotic blends they are suitable for all the family. They are also suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women, vegans and vegetarians.

HOW DO I take MICROBIOTICS? 

From lozenges to powder to capsules, Udo’s Choice Microbiotics comes in all shapes and sizes. Check the directions on the pack.

WHEN SHOULD I take MICROBIOTICS? 

After food. The moment you start eating food the % of ‘available’ damaging bile and other digestive juices goes down, making the environment in the stomach less acidic, so the pH level rises toward the alkaline. This is where microbiotics do their best work. That is why Udo's Choice suggest taking microbiotics after a meal.

WHERE CAN I BUY MICROBIOTICS?

In short, Udoschoice.ie. Alternatively, you can enter our competition below to win a 3 month supply of Udo ’s Choice Microbiotics including Super 8 and Super 8 Gold.

Super 8 Microbiotic, €28.99, Udo's Choice

win:

Are you interested in looking after your gut health? Well, this one is for you! With 42 BILLION ‘friendly’ bacteria per capsule, Super 8 is Ireland’s leading microbiotic and we have a 3 month supply of Udo’s Choice Super 8 and Super 8 Gold Microbiotics to giveaway, with thanks to Udo's Choice.

 

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the question below and be sure to follow @UdosChoiceIrl on Facebook/Instagram

Main image by Ryan Moreno

This competition is open to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland residents aged 18 or over unless any other age restriction is specified or implied. T&Cs apply. Closing date 28/02/2020.

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