Deepen your Intestinal Health with Probiotics: Interview with Anna Barberà, Pharmacist at Pasteur

Welcome to our blog dedicated to gut health and probiotics, the unsung heroes of your body!
Today we have the opportunity to explore this crucial topic through an interview with Anna Barberà, a Pasteur pharmacist with extensive experience in the field.
She will talk to us about how probiotics can have a huge impact on your health and what we can do to keep our gut microbiota in good shape.
What are probiotics and why are they important for gut health?
Probiotics are live microorganisms found in our gut that are essential for digestion and proper absorption of nutrients. They also keep the intestinal wall and our defenses in shape. An imbalance in the intestinal microbiota can lead to inflammatory bowel diseases and infections, as well as unwanted changes in intestinal transit.
Main benefits of probiotics
The benefits of probiotics are impressive. Studies have shown that a properly balanced gut microbiota can prevent gastrointestinal diseases, and is also linked to the prevention of obesity, improvement of immune infections and prevention of allergies and intolerances. In addition, there is a positive impact on neurodegenerative diseases and mental health in general.
salut intestinal con Pasteur y Anna Barberà
Adequate consumption of probiotics
Anna alerts us to the dangers of the modern environment on our gut microbiota. Antibiotic use, alcohol abuse, smoking, stress and high-fat processed foods can eliminate these beneficial microorganisms, allowing pathogenic bacteria to enter and proliferate. Therefore, we are not always consuming enough probiotics naturally.
Natural sources of probiotics
Fortunately, there are ways to restore the balance. It is recommended to include fermented foods in our diet, such as yogurt, chupruto, kimchi and kefir. These tasty options not only improve the flavor of your dishes, but also promote gut health.
Probiotic supplements
Although we include foods rich in probiotics, due to our lifestyle it will not be enough to consume enough natural probiotics. That is why the consumption of supplements in probiotics is recommended. From our pharmacies, they can advise you on which supplements can help you meet your specific needs. Perhaps you need a 10-day treatment to reverse the side effects of an infection treated with antibiotics, or a longer treatment for chronic intestinal inflammation. The key is customization, to make sure you're getting what you need.
The union of probiotics and digestive enzymes.
Digestive enzymes work together with probiotics for gut health. While enzymes take care of food digestion, probiotics maintain gut health, allowing for better absorption of nutrients and improving your overall health. It's a symbiotic relationship that does wonders for your health.
Tips for better gut health
Anna gives us some practical tips to keep our gut microbiota in good shape:

  • Watch your diet, avoid excess and processed foods. Remember that moderation is the key.
  • Keep a routine of meal times and try to rest your body for a minimum of 8 hours fasting during the night.
  • In case of intestinal discomfort, do not hesitate to consult a specialist for proper treatment.
  • If you experience changes in your routine, such as travel or medical treatment, take preventive measures with appropriate probiotics.
Our pharmacist Anna Barberà gave us a fascinating insight into the importance of probiotics for intestinal health. With a balanced diet, fermented foods and probiotic supplements, we can help protect our microbiota and improve our overall health. So, if you are concerned about your gut health, don't hesitate to consult with a professional, such as the Pasteur Pharmacy, to get the best advice and personalized treatments.
Types of probiotics
There is a very large variety of probiotics on the market, but if we must make a choice of the most outstanding ones, they would be the following.
Lactibiane Référence, is a probiotic with 4 strains of probiotics that improve the intestinal flora. Its high resistance to stomach acids helps the probiotics to reach the intestine intact, where they help to improve digestion, avoid digestive problems such as diarrhea or constipation and promote the recovery of the intestinal flora. This product is highly recommended to accompany the course of antibiotics.
Lactibiane Tolérance, is an even more complete probiotic than Lactibiane Reférence, since it incorporates a total of 5 strains. They are also highly resistant to gastric acids. Its action is more intensive than other probiotics when it comes to recovering the intestinal flora. Ideal to take together with antibiotic treatment.
MegaLevure, contains 4 strains of bacteria that rebalance the intestinal flora and improves digestion. Ideal for constipation or diarrhea. Contains Vitamin D that strengthens the defenses.
BioGaia Gastrus is a food supplement containing two types of live bacteria strains, L. reuteri DSM 17938 and L. reuteri ATCC PTA 6475). This combination improves digestion and restores the digestive flora.
Prodefen Plus contains 7 strains of probiotics, which live naturally in the digestive system. It contains fructooligosaccharides, which is a prebiotic. Vitamin D improves our body's defense system. Ideal to take along with antibiotic treatments.
Ultra Levure, a classic probiotic, contains Saccharomyces boulardii. Highly recommended in cases of acute diarrhea or to prevent them in case of taking antibiotics.
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