As many of you know if you regulary read my reviews I am rather into natural medication and trying my best to be a healthy person in general. I smoke, I drink and I never get enough sleep no matter how much I try. I have M.E, a spine problem, an eating disorder and bad nerves and orthadox medication doesn't do very much for me at all with those things.
The one I have done for a while was eat probiotic yogurt. Probiotics are meant to help keeping the gut healthy and the digestive system in shape and eating the yogurts or from time to time drinking the yogurty flavoured drinks was a habit I got from my mum who swears my never missing them from her diet.
However as I have already mentioned I have an eating disorder and sometimes I feel uncomfortable with eating and I found I was adding calories to my diet which simply didn't sit well with me some days. Then I had a phone conversation with my best friends mum who told me you could get probiotic tablets and off on the hunt I went and I tracked these down for £2.99 (including postage and packaging) from Amazon.co.uk for 30 tablets and I decided to get some and take them on days I couldnt face food so I didn't miss out on vital nutrients. When I got these thats what I did now though I simply take them daily as its easier for me that way!
These come in a dark blue but still see through plastic tub with a screw on/off dark blue lid to the top of them. Around the main of the tub there is a label and on that label we are told that they are Higher Nature Probio - Daily 'Lactobacillius sporogenes probiotic formula' and there are as I mentioned earlier 30 tablets in the tub and they are suitable for vegetarians and are a food supplement. Other information on the back of the tub includes directions for taking them and what they are meant to help with for us, ingredients are listed and we are told that they do not contain sugar, salt, soya, wheat, gluten, yeast, lactose, dairy products, artificial preservatices, colour or flavourings and contact details for Higher Nature are given. Easy to open bottle this and it has a uv filter within the tub to protect the tablets. Nice enough and very informative packaging this is.
So as I have mentioned these are for maintaining a healthy gut apparently and the lactobacilius sporogenes these have in them is meant to survive stomach acids well because it is in 'spore' form and these particular ones are ideal for travel as they don't need to be refridgerated. The dosage of these is simple. Take 1 tablet 3 times a day. for children the dosage is 1-2 tablets a day (over 8 years old). The first thing I found a problem with though was to estimate my dosage right!
The tablets are round, flattish and white in colour and you simply swallow them with a drink. They are certainly not hard to take these as they are not massive and you can of course use a tablet splitter to make them smaller to take if you so desire though I don't feel the need to do this at all. They do not taste of anything, do not repeat on me and thats it job done and I can simply get on with my day.
However I can't feel any difference in my health for taking them I have to be honest about that! This is where I didn't know what was the right dosage to take. The dosage as I have pointed out earlier is 1 tablet 'up to' 3 times a day so I started on one tablet, no change in how I felt, upped it to 2...still no difference and then 3 and still....nothing! So now I take one in the the morning and one at night and have done for the past 2 months (I ordered more of these by the way) as they run out fast especially when taking 3 a day!
I don't know really what we are meant to expect from these. Like I keep saying I don't feel better, I don't poo more rgular and they haven't made me feel any different but in these tablets defence I never felt better for eating a yogurt a day neither. Whether they work or not can't be seen but I'm happy after reading up about probiotics to take these and let them quietly do their job for me just don't expect to see results!
Higher Nature Probio Daily 30Tablets is a popular product created by Higher Nature. Higher Nature are known as a reputable company.