Probiotics evaluation may protect you from bad probiotic products?

Probiotics evaluation is a way for the World Health Organisation and Food & Agriculture Organisation to protect you and me from businesses in the probiotics sector that do not have their customer’s best interest in mind.

These two large organisations have jointly put together a working group to draft a report in order to establish guidelines for businesses to use.

The problem is... as this is just a draft and has not being made mandatory for manufacturers and businesses to adhere to, it does not help the consumer. We have to face reality...

Fact! There are many businesses that will choose to ignore these guidelines; because, they are just suggestions and some of these businesses are there to make a quick buck.

However, there is good news, fortunately. You can use these guidelines to help you choose a good probiotic brand or manufacturer. A probiotics manufacturer with their customer’s best interest in mind will label their probiotic product with the following information:

  1. Contents should have the genus, species and strain.
  2. Minimum numbers of viable bacteria at the end of shelf life.
  3. Advice for proper storage conditions.
  4. Corporate contact details for consumer information.

If you are looking to buy a probiotic supplement or product, and you do not find the above info displayed on the packaging, then you should think twice about purchasing it.

You may also find the following of value...

Proper storage of probiotics will ensure you maintain their effectiveness - The storage of probiotics is an important factor. I will explain why this step will save you money and headaches.

How to prevent the side effects of probiotics - The side effects of probiotics are actually easily avoidable once you know what not to do. For instance don’t take probiotics if you are very ill?

Return from Probiotics Evaluation to Your Probiotics Guide home page