What Time of Day Is Best to Take Probiotics?

What Time of Day Is Best to Take Probiotics?

What Time of Day Is Best to Take Probiotics?

Researchers determined that probiotic supplements are most effective when taken 30 minutes before or simultaneously with a meal, according to NutritionFacts.org. Time of day or dosage was not a factor in the research.

Researchers measured the survival and concentration of the probiotic bacteria throughout the entire digestive process, states NutritionFacts.org, by building a mock digestive system complete with a stomach, intestines and digestive fluids. They determined the best practice for taking probiotic supplements by comparing the survival rate and concentration of probiotic bacteria before, during and after a meal. Findings indicated that bacteria survival was greatest when probiotics were taken just prior to or with a meal.