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The Truth About Probiotics and Yogurt

The material provided below is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the diagnosis or treatment by a qualified healthcare professional. You should always seek medical advice before consuming any new medicines or supplements.

Yogurt is commonly referred to as a source for probiotics. But if you really want to add probiotics to your daily wellness routine so it’s beneficial to your health, yogurt may not be all that it’s rumored to be. Here’s the truth about probiotics and yogurt:

What probiotics are contained in yogurt?

In order to understand the effectiveness of the probiotic in your yogurt, you have to know what kind of probiotic they contain. There are hundreds of probiotic strains in existence, but very few of them have any science proving their ability to support digestive and immune health. If you read the label on most yogurt containers, the exact strain of probiotic is nowhere to be seen. On the contrary, when you take Culturelle®, you can know with certainty that you are getting 100% of the most clinically studied probiotic strain in the world, Lactobacillus GG.††

How does probiotic in yogurt really stack up?

The other piece of the puzzle is how much probiotic you get with each container of yogurt. Just because it says it has live and active cultures, doesn’t mean they are still alive by the time you consume the yogurt. Why? Most yogurt goes through a pasteurization process, which means it was treated with heat to kill off any harmful bacteria that might be in it.—Yes, this means it could also eliminate the good bacteria that comes from the probiotic.

Even if some of the probiotic is still present when the yogurt is placed on the store shelf, there is no guarantee that it will survive your stomach acid to deliver a benefit. In short, you never really know if you’re getting the right amount of probiotic when you eat your yogurt, as determined by clinical studies.

Luckily Culturelle® takes out the guess work.The stated number of live, naturally sourced Lactobacillus GG cultures is guaranteed through the expiration date on each box –  not just time of manufacture. More than that, the Lactobacillus GG that is in Culturelle® has been shown to successfully survive harsh stomach acid, so it gets to where it’s needed most—in the intestines.*

And that yogurt? Well it doesn’t quite stack up. In fact, you’d have to eat several cups a day to get close to the number of good bacteria found in just one Culturelle® capsule.

Culturelle Probiotic vs. Yogurt: What else is in yogurt?

Have you checked the sugar count of your yogurt lately? It’s fairly common to see a yogurt with 20 grams of sugar per serving, or more. In addition to high sugar content, yogurt contains calories and fat. Clearly, yogurt may not be the best, especially since you would need to eat several containers to get a beneficial amount.

Culturelle® is the Clear Probiotic Choice

When you want to safely and naturally restore the balance of good bacteria in your digestive tract, Culturelle® is the best option.* Culturelle® formulations are based on science, with just the right amount of live active cultures of the world’s most researched probiotic strainto support the unique benefits of each product — and without all the excess sugar, calories or fat.†† Just one capsule of Culturelle® per day helps your digestive system work better and supports immune health, to keep you feeling healthy and at your best.*