Probiotics are the good bacteria that normally inhabit your digestive tract but may become compromised due to stress, sickness or antibiotic usage. The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide reports that probiotics can help treat intestinal troubles, urinary tract infections and help prevent the onset of allergies in children. Bio-K Plus features a line of probiotics in both liquid and capsule form. Bio-K Plus products are labeled as appropriate for anyone over the age of 12 months but it is always a good idea to check with your doctor prior to adding a new supplement to your daily regimen.
Choose the Bio-K Plus product that is right for you. Bio-K Plus has four liquid varieties made of fermented milk including Fruity, Original and Strawberry. A dairy-free version made with fermented soya is also available called Soya Mango. If you prefer capsules they come in two forms, regular and extra strength.
Drink ½ to 1 bottle of Bio-K Plus each day. It doesn’t matter what time of day you drink the supplement. Choose a time that you will remember to drink the supplement and stick with that time every day for consistency and to avoid forgetting a dose.
Take 1 to 2 capsules each day if you choose capsules over the liquid. The capsules may also be taken at any time of day. Regardless of the strength chosen, the recommended dosage is the same.
If you are taking antibiotics for any reason, space your Bio-K Plus dosage either two hours before or two hours after your antibiotic dose. Taking probiotics while on antibiotics can help prevent yeast infections and stomach upset resulting from the antibiotics.
Amber Canaan has a medical background as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and pediatric oncology. She began her writing career in 2005, focusing on pregnancy and health. Canaan has a degree in science from the Cabarrus College of Health Sciences and owns her own wellness consulting business.