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The Truth Behind Probiotic Gummies

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People are very used in this day-and-age to taking vitamin gummies. They are a great way to get your daily recommended dose of assorted nutrients such as iron, Vitamin A, B, C, and so forth. One product-type that has begun gaining in popularity are gummies with probiotics, also known as probiotic gummies. Probiotics are natural bacteria that are found within products such as yogurt and help with digestive regulation. Are Probiotic Gummies useful, however? Are probiotics in general?

Probiotics: What They Can and Can’t Do

While there’s extensive data about the benefits of probiotics in yogurt, there is less research regarding probiotic gummies. Probiotics are found to be of great use to those with issues such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or other digestive system difficulties. However, taking probiotics if they are not needed for your body can be harmful. A body that is functioning perfectly normal could find that eating items loaded with probiotics brings with it a myriad of issues. A resistance can form to all probiotic bacteria in the body and lead to the very sorts of issues that probiotics are meant to combat.

Probiotic Gummies: Safe, Dangerous, or Possibly Both?

While probiotics can do a lot of good for someone suffering from digestive concerns, they are by no means something for anyone to take regularly or in immense doses. Ingesting some yogurt everyday with its smaller-amount of probiotics should be perfectly fine, but this leads to the question of whether or not probiotic gummies could be too much of a good thing, thereby becoming a bad thing. Taking a gummy vitamin daily to ensure you get needed nutrients in your body is reasonable for everyone, but a gummy loaded with probiotics in a body that does not need an immense of dose of them? That is a recipe for danger.

In addition, gummies themselves may not even be as good a source of probiotics as yogurt due to the fact that gummies are more processed with sugar, cornstarch, and gelatin. So, while probiotics can benefit certain people with digestive concerns, there are many who do not even need probiotics. Plus, if someone does need probiotics simply eating a higher amount of probiotic-filled yogurt may be wiser than taking probiotic gummies due to how processed they can be. Therefore, probiotic gummies can be safe for those who need probiotics, but even then, the processed elements are a cause for concern, making them essentially both safe (for certain people) but still not exactly the best choice.

At the end of the day, only people who can benefit from probiotics should ingest a large amount of them, and those people will most likely want to simply eat yogurt instead of probiotic gummies.

 

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Geraldine is a GR8NESS Contributing Editor who writes about self care, clean makeup and beauty, mental health, and relationships – as well as natural remedies and fitness. She’s a coffee enthusiast with Venezuelan roots, a former ballerina, and the sunscreen patrol. Most of the time, you can find her working on her skincare routine or trying a new dance workout.
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