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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Bio-K+ with a Giveaway


We are well into Winter and its cold and flu season.  Probiotics are one of the options that you can use to up your immune system. When Bio-K+ contacted me about reviewing their line of probiotics I was definitely interested, the kids seem to always have some sort of cold or something and I thought this could be the missing piece that we needed.  I haven't shared to much on here about Kris's Nana but she is fighting lung cancer right now.  Basically when the probiotics arrived Nana's immune system had bottomed out from the Chemo among other things. 



I decided that she needed it a whole lot more than we did.  She agreed to take the capsules everyday and although we will never know if it was ALL Bio-K+ that did it or not, but her immune system got so much stronger.  So much so that we were able to spend Christmas with her!!!!  Because that is the way life is we will never know why she got cancer, why her immune system got so strong so quickly and why she feels like a million dollars now. 

Bottom line, I don't care what did it, its so worth the money, time finding the product, and anything else that has held you back in the past from trying probiotics.  If you think you can just pick up a pack of yogurt that's full of probiotics, your wrong, you will not get the same effect as if you took a bottle or pill of Bio-K+ here is why.

Unfortunately, very few products labelled as probiotics have undergone double-blind, clinical trials with their results published in peer-reviewed medical journals. The effectiveness of a probiotic is determined by the interrelationship of a whole host of factors including: strain(s), quantity, and the form in which it is prepared for consumption. Consumers should look for information from studies carried out specifically on the final product as and when it is consumed and not those merely derived from in vitro studies on isolated bacterial strains.


Basically, just because it says that it has 5 million bacteria it doesn't mean that it has that many when you eat it, there probably aren't that many left!  Bio-K+ capsules are freeze dried and do not start working until they get to your intestine because of the coating on them.  They do have a liquid option that is fresh probiotics.  We tried that as well and the kids didn't like the taste but Kris drank them, he said he didn't love them but didn't have to gag them down.  They would be great hidden in a smoothie :)

So basically you take anywhere from 1-3 capsules or 1/4 to a full bottle daily depending on your needs, and once you are happy and stable you can balance out how much you take.  Consistency is key, taking it everyday, not just when you feel sick.  Also I asked when you know when your body is happy and at a good level, she told me that the proof is in the poop.  When you are having consistently regular poops regularly then you are good :)

Bio-K+ has offered up a great giveaway!  One lucky winner if going to get a coupon for some free Bio-K+ and a water bottle. 

To Enter:

Go to Bio-K+ and tell me something else you learned!
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***** Contest will end on March 3rd at 8:00 PM. I will use Random.org to choose the winner. The winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Make sure that your profile is set to public or that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you can't win! Contest open to Canada and the USA*****

96 comments:

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