Dr. Mercola Probiotics for Adults & Kids

 

mercolaselfieWhen you think of bacteria, you usually think of icky germs, but did you know that there are also good bacteria? Our bodies are filled with bacteria’s, both good and bad. Probiotics are a live bacteria that are considered the good kind that help keep your gut and digestive system healthy. They are supposed to balance each other out, but sometimes the good need a little boost. That boost can come in the form of probiotics. You may have heard of them in yogurt, kefir or kombucha, but sometimes those are not convenient to carry around. Now you have the option of convenient powder packs that you just add to water!mercolapowderIf you have gut problems or digestive issues, you should definitely consider adding probiotics to your daily diet. Dr. Mercola has done a lot of research on this and believes that his powder packs contain the optimal dose of probiotics that our bodies need. The adult powder packs contain 70 billion beneficial bacteria per pack and the kids powder packs contain 10 billion per pack. Each pack contains 10 different strains of beneficial bacteria, including the super-strain, lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1. Combined, these provide the optimal environment for continued growth of gut friendly bacteria. And don’t we all want a healthier digestive system? I do! I do!

So here is my little review of the actual packets or at least what my family thought of them. My husband drinks flavored water on a regular basis, so switching these out for him was not a big deal at all. They come in a natural organic raspberry flavor and he thought they were great. They are super convenient, gave him the interest of flavor he wanted, but with the added health benefits of the probiotics. I, on the other hand, do not drink flavored water. I just prefer it plain, so it was a little bit more of a challenge to add into my routine. I did not love the taste, but the good thing is that 8 oz. is not very much and can be drank really quickly. My son liked the kid’s version of powder packets and called them his “juice” and I felt great giving him the naturally flavored water packed with goodness instead of a sugary alternative.mercoladrinkSo if you like flavored water or have trouble swallowing pills, this is a great option for you. They are convenient for home or on-the-go and do not require refrigeration. If you are like me and don’t love flavored water, then it can easily be mixed into a fruit juice or smoothie. Either way, healthy bacteria is critical to the support of your immune and digestive system. So go get some probiotics! Your gut will thank you!

To find out more information or to shop, go to this website: www.shopmercola.com. One box of Complete Probiotics Packets for Adults (30 per box) retails for $41.97, and one box of Complete Probiotics Packets for Kids retails for $29.97. Or consider connecting with them on social media for the latest news and information: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.drmercolaI received this product for free from Moms Meet, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own.

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. Camilla says:

    🙂 Is it one packet per day?

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    1. breetalks says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Camilla! Yes, it is recommended one packet per day, but everyone’s body responds differently so you can always consult with your physician if you are having concerns.

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  2. katie young says:

    How much would a daily dose be for children?
    I’m not into flavored water. But my kids love anything that’s not water. Plus they would never take a pill probiotic.

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    1. breetalks says:

      Great question! The Dr. Mercola Kids Probiotic powder recommends 1 packet to be mixed with 8 oz of juice or water per day for ages 4 and up, preferably to be taken in the morning.

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  3. Kayla Henderson says:

    How does the pricing compare to other probiotic brands?

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    1. breetalks says:

      It is comparable to other probiotic powders. Of course you have to check out how much healthy bacteria is in a product and how many strains it has to really get a good comparison. Thanks for asking!

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  4. Vagary Mew says:

    We do a lot of kiddo probiotics in our house. Good info! Thanks!

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    1. breetalks says:

      So good for your little ones! Thanks for commenting!

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  5. I was able to review this and loved it! It was such a big help during Thanksgiving.

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    1. breetalks says:

      Yes, always great to have a healthy gut, especially during the holidays!

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  6. I LOVE flavored water so I bet I would really like this. Will def. be looking more into it to purchase!

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    1. breetalks says:

      Thanks for commenting and don’t forget to connect with them through social media for special offers!

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  7. emmettsabcs says:

    Thanks for the tips – appreciate you breaking it down in as easy to follow way!

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  8. Oooo these sound great!!! Both my daughter and I take probiotics!!!!

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