hmm. I guess it makes sense then for vitamineral green to have awesome probiotics in it. since it is an alkaline product, that might help more to pass through alive.The short answer is that a lot of the probiotic contents are killed by stomach acid.
They normally recommend taking them on an empty stomach with water. Your stomach has a mechanism that releases water rather quickly, so that helps more of bacteria survive.
I disagree. Stomach acid is lowest following a meal, not before it. Lactobacillus is one that is pretty resistant to the acids though. Yogurt is good for probiotics, because it is slightly alkaline.Dr. Mercola says to take probiotics:
"20 minutes before meals otherwise the stomach acid tends to destroy 10-25% of the probiotic."
The pH of an empty stomach is about 1 or 2. The pH of a stomach after a meal is 4 or 5 because the gastric juices have been diluted by the food. The higher the pH, the more bacteria will survive the journey to the small intestine. The more that survive the better your ecology will be. Most of the bacteria that enter our bodies in and on our food, air, water are killed by the gastric juices and acids from our mouth, esophagus, and stomach. It’s one of our bodies defense mechanisms to protect us from pathogenic bacteria that exist everywhere. To be a probiotic, a bacteria must be resistant to gastric, bile, and pancreatic juices in order to survive the trip and arrive in the small intestine alive and able to do its job. Lactobacillus is one of them that is resistant to the acids.
Interesting to see that you can improve your omega 3 ratio by increasing your intake of Fructooligosaccharides. It's not that they actually contain omega 3 but they do encourage the production of butyrate which does in the colon what vitamin d does in the rest of the digestive system and that is act as an anti inflammatory agent. So by reducing your inflammatory status you spare the need to use omega 3 to resolve inflammation.Conclusions
the changes in the gut microbiota composition induced by Fructooligosaccharides are different depending on the type of diet. We show that Fructooligosaccharides may promote lactobacilli and counteract the catabolic status induced by n-3 PUFA depletion in mice, thereby contributing to restore efficient fat storage.