When Is The Best Time To Take Probiotics?

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

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There are many nuances to get the most out of your probiotic efforts. Knowing when the best time to take probiotics for your body is matters. After all, doesn’t everyone want to have the most probiotically packed body in all the land?

 

It also helps to know which form of probiotic to take (a supplement or raw ferments), how much to use, and how to take them (with meals or in between).

 

Tracy Bosnian reached out to ask,

 

“I love making my own Kraut and eating it, but in my learning as a nutritionist, I learned the best time to take a probiotic is just before bed. What do you think of this and would it be just as effective to eat a couple of tablespoons before bed? I’d be really interested in your insight.”

 

Great question. First and foremost I would say no, don’t eat sauerkraut before bed.

 

But you might be surprised at WHY I don’t recommend this. Watch my video reply or read the transcript below to find out!

 

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I also include some great advice on how to lower your body’s acidity. Watch and  learn:

 

  • What time of day is best to get your probiotic fix?
  • In a capsule or on a fork? What is the best way to get your probiotic?
  • Best practice on timing your probiotics…With meals or when your belly’s empty?
  • Flushable evidence…The best sign that what you’re doing is working!

 

If you’re interested in learning how to get your own golden doodle that I mention in the video, be sure to sign up for my free Inner Spy training. You’ll learn how to become an expert at listening to your own gut intuition so you can live an energetic, symptom-free life on purpose in six easy steps.

 

Guts & Glory #42-The Best Time To Take Probiotics

 

 

 

Transcription-The Best Time to Take Probiotics

 

Welcome everyone, I’m Summer Bock. This is Guts and Glory. We get a lot of questions and email, and I wanted to start answering those for you a little bit more formally. Here we have a question from Tracy. Tracy says,

 

“I love making my own Kraut and eating it, but in my learning as a nutritionist, I learned the best time to take a probiotic is just before bed. What do you think of this and would it be just as effective to eat a couple of tablespoons before bed? I’d be really interested in your insight.”

 

Tracy Bosnian, thank you so much for asking. This is a great question. First and foremost I would say no, don’t eat sauerkraut before bed.

 

The main reason is having that acidity in your mouth is not ideal, it’s bad for your teeth.

 

You should really keep your meals to two or three a day, and you shouldn’t be eating or snacking in between. It’s not good for your mouth, it’s not good for the pH, and it will make different organisms grow in your mouth than what you want.

 

Really focus on eating two to three times a day, not eating in between, and that really means not eating right before bed.

 

Instead, I would recommend taking a probiotic before bed. I’ve found in my work in the Gut Rebuilding® Program that there are two different ways to do it. You can take probiotics with meals and you can take probiotics away from meals.

 

It works, depending on the person. I find that with all my clients in that program we try it both ways and see which one works better for you.

 

You can tell if it’s working because you get closer to the golden doodle. Your digestion is running smoothly, you have the golden doodle and that’s how you’ll know that this is actually an effective tool for you.

 

Taking them with meals? My fave way to do that is through kimchi and sauerkraut or other fermented foods that are rich in probiotics. Then, if you want to take it at night I recommend taking the probiotic pill itself.

 

Tracy, I hope that helps you in your endeavors as a nutritionist, and helps you advise your clients as well. Thank you so much for submitting your question.

 

Everyone, this is Summer Bock signing out.

 

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