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What are probiotics?

What are probiotics?

Probiotics are live bacteria naturally found in the gut. These living microorganisms are also found outside of the body in certain fermented and cultured foods, and supplements. When it comes to gut health, probiotics promote healthy microflora that keep our bodies in balance.

Medical research shows our body is full of bacteria, both good and bad, and probiotics are often called ‘good’ or ‘helpful’ bacteria because they help keep the gut healthy.

How do probiotics work?

Probiotics work by entering the body through the food or drinks we consume. Research shows probiotic supplements are also a way to add good bacteria to your body. These good bacteria survive in the intestine after ingestion and make their way through the digestive tract to the gut. Here in the gut, they help promote a healthy microbiome (the microorganisms that work together to keep the body healthy). How? Probiotics help build colonies of good bacteria in our guts that help eliminate bad bacteria and keep a healthy balance in the body.

What is probiotic food?

Probiotics are found in naturally fermented foods such as good-quality yoghurt, kefir, tempeh, kimchi, pickles, sauerkraut, sourdough, miso, kombucha and some cheeses. However, you can also consume these live strains of healthy bacteria as a supplement. GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) is a natural, hardy probiotic ingredient used to make probiotic-fortified foods and beverages, aka ‘functional foods’, and it is the key ingredient in our new Nerada Probiotic Infusion range. In multiple research papers, GanedenBC30 has been shown to support digestive health when consumed daily.

Why are probiotics important?

Probiotics play an important role in nurturing a healthy gut, which is widely regarded by experts as key to good digestive and immune health.

However, it is important to know that not all probiotics are the same. Unlike many other strains of probiotic, GanedenBC30 is highly resilient and stable, so it can survive traveling through the low-PH environment of the digestive tract. It also thrives under conditions such as intense heat, making it the perfect partner to create functional, fortified hot teas. This is why we have chosen to use GanedenBC30 to boost our Nerada Probiotic Infusion range.

For more information on how GanedenBC30 works, check out this short video:

 

A new Nerada Probiotics Tea Range

Did you know that our Nerada tea masters in Brisbane have proudly crafted these innovative new infusions from a selection of nature’s finest botanicals?  There are three teas in the range and all are powered by the natural (and neutral-tasting) probiotic ingredient, GanedenBC30.

  • Detox A delicious invigorating brew made with Dandelion, Nettle, Lemon Verbena, Senna and Milk Thistle
  • Relax A soothing blend of Camomile, Valerian, Lavender and Lemon Balm
  • Digest A refreshing and naturally caffeine-free blend of Ginger, Peppermint, Fennel and Lemongrass

Each teabag contains a 500 million probiotic serving. Just two cups of tea will provide the recommended daily 1 billion probiotic serving.

What is the best probiotic?

There is a wealth of scientific evidence that explores how GanedenBC30 could be beneficial for wellbeing. Australian and New Zealand food regulators, FSANZ (Food Standards Australia New Zealand) have published a range of digestive health claims for this probiotic strain. Over 25 published papers support the efficacy of GanedenBC30’s benefits for digestive health enabling the following claims to be made: “aids digestive health”, “supports digestive health” and “boosts digestive health”.

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