Bio-K+ Probiotics Heads to the Academy’s & they’d like to award you with a Giveaway!

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And the nominees for Best New Product & Best Performance by a Probiotic are…

Bio-K+ Probiotics is heading to Hollywood for the Academy Awards!  They’ll be serving up samples of their probiotic to red carpet attendees and celebrities.

What makes Bio-K+ Probiotics “Winners”?

Here are answers from Bio-K+ to 3 questions that can help you figure it out.

  1. What makes a Probiotic Effective?

As you know, probiotics are living microorganisms and must remain so to be effective, so quality control is critical.  You also need to choose probiotics with recognizable strains, and verify if the brand has clinical trials to prove its effectiveness.  You also need to make sure that the clinical trials have been conducted on the finished product as it is sold in stores and not just on the individual strains in the particular probiotic formulation.  Finally, make sure that the bacteria count is guaranteed at the expiry date of the product and not just at the production date.

  1. Why is the enteric coating so important on the capsules?

Bacteria are proven to survive gastric acid and the bile salts of the stomach when the capsules have an enteric coating.  If not enteric coated, the capsule and bacteria are destroyed in the stomach by the gastric acid and bile salts and they cannot be effective in the intestine.

  1. Why is it important to verify the strains used in a probiotic?

The effect and efficacy of probiotics can vary depending on the bacterial strains they contain.  Experts agree that the properties and performance of a probiotic product are specific to the strain of bacteria.  Not all probiotic strains are alike.  For example, in Bio-K+, the strains are L. acidophilus CL1285 and L. Casei LBC80R and this combination has been proven to be effective in published clinical trials available on the Bio-K+ website and Pubmed.

In honor of their night at the Academy Awards, Bio-K+ is giving two of my readers 1 bottle each of their Bio-K+ Probiotic Capsules ($30 Value Each).

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Disclosure: Though I have not used Bio-K+ capsules, I have tried their probiotic drinks and loved them! I did not receive a product for this giveaway, but was compensated for my time in posting it.


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  1. Thanks for the giveaway!
  2. Sure like to try these vitamins..
  3. I have several rare medical disorders, and Probiotics have been suggested. These sound interesting.