We recommend taking your Smidge probiotic with a meal or directly before the meal (around the same time daily). It’s beneficial if the meal also contains some natural fat or oil.
Taking your probiotics with food is provides a buffering system for the supplement and ensures its safe passage through the digestive tract, given powerful stomach acid that can interfere when food is not present. Aside from protection, food also provides friendly bacteria in your probiotic the proper nourishment to ensure their survival in your gut.
If you’ve purchased your probiotic in powder form, you can mix it in a smoothie, or sprinkle it on some cold or lukewarm food. If you are using capsules, it is easy to take with meals, even on the go!
Our probiotics work best with a clean diet of unprocessed foods (meat, vegetables, fruits), healthy fats (olive oil, butter, lard, coconut oil, etc.), and no grains (wheat, corn, rice, etc.). A good example would be Paleo or FODMAP.
We do understand many are working on their diet habits, and it can take time. Just know eating the very best foods will work best when using Smidge probiotics.
Please avoid taking probiotics with certain foods that may diminish the potency:
- Avoid chlorinated water.
- Avoid hot soup and hot beverages (coffee, tea, etc.).
- Avoid highly processed foods (store-bought juice, sugar, wheat, and soy products).
- Avoid enzymes containing Betaine HCI, including Smidge HCI + Enzymes.