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Food vs. Supplements: What’s the Difference?

Did you know that nearly 70 million US adults are concerned about digestive health?1

With so many people concerned about digestive health, it’s no wonder so many foods are talking about probiotics.

Lots of fermented foods or foods with added probiotics attempt to make benefit claims due to the presence of probiotics.  Some of these foods are traditionally fermented foods like kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, and yogurt; while others are adding probiotics to foods like granola bars, cereal, chips, and drinks like orange juice or bottled smoothies.

Fermented foods as well as those with added probiotics contain probiotics, but when looking for specific benefits generally associated with probiotics, it’s important to remember the health benefit you’re looking for is linked to that product having the right probiotic strain at the researched amount.  
Research shows a specific amount of live probiotic cultures provides a specific benefit.  In food, you don’t always know the amount of probiotics, but Fortify™ Probiotics delivers a guaranteed amount of the strains researched for the benefits you expect, such as Bifidobacterium lactis HN019 and Bl-04 to support digestive and immune health.*

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*This statement has not been evaluated by the food & drug administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
1 https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-statistics/digestive-diseases