What Are Probiotic Supplements?
And how do probiotic supplements work? Your gut is made up of two kinds of bacteria - good, and bad. When the bad bacteria grow too many, your gut can start acting up. That’s when you need to find a way to increase the number of your good bacteria to overpower the bad ones and regain order. It’s a bit of a warzone in your gut, and the good bacteria’s job is to keep the bad bacteria from staging an uprising to wreak havoc on your insides. When the good bacteria are struggling, you can give the balance a helping hand by consuming certain foods and probiotic supplements to increase the number of good bacteria living in your gut. Probiotics are a useful combination of chosen good bacteria that are effective at supporting your stomach balance, giving your tummy the back up that it needs before and after things go awry.
When you start a round of antibiotics for an illness, a doctor in NZ may also recommend probiotic supplements. This is because when you take antibiotics, the antibiotics’ job is to go in and destroy all bacteria (although they there with the intention of killing the bad bacteria to support your recovery). Antibiotics can not tell the difference between good bacteria and the bad bacteria, and so it will eliminate both kinds. By taking probiotics, you are supporting your gut’s natural health by increasing the number of good bacteria so it doesn’t get wiped out completely.
In a nutshell, probiotic supplements are a great way to not only support your gut flora every day, but they are also great for helping your balance get back in check after ills and chills or other less than ideal conditions experienced by your body.
Depending on where you get your probiotic supplements from in NZ, they maintain contain different strains of probiotic bacteria (good bacteria.) The probiotic supplements we supply here at The Good Vitamin Co to our NZ customers contain the common strain of natural probiotic bacteria called Lactobacillus, which is the same probiotic you will find in fermented foods - such as yoghurt. These probiotics work by replacing the good bacteria in your gut, keeping balanced levels by keeping the good bacteria population bigger than the bad bacteria population. Strength in numbers!
Can you eat probiotic food while taking probiotic supplements?
Listening to your body is very important, and you will be able to tell if your stomach starts to feel a bit off again while experimenting with probiotic-rich foods (especially if you are already taking a probiotic supplement!) If you are taking a probiotic supplement, you are most likely still be ok to eat probiotic-rich food - although we recommend that you discuss starting any kind of probiotics supplements or other supplementation with your NZ healthcare provider first for advice.
Most foods where probiotics are found are made through the process of fermentation and are effective at providing the gut with some good bacteria. Foods that are naturally rich and dense with probiotics are:
Kefir (A fermented milk drink)
Sauerkraut (Fermented shredded cabbage)
Aged Cheddar Cheese
While we don’t know of any serious side effects of taking our probiotic supplements as per the directions, if at any time you experience discomfort, your body may be telling you that this kind of supplementation is not for you. Always discuss with your healthcare professional before starting any kind of supplementation, especially if you suffer from any conditions.
Types of probiotic supplements available in NZ
As previously mentioned, probiotic supplements will vary from vendor to vendor selling within NZ, on what kind of probiotic strain is within the supplement and the amounts. While we can not vouch for the effectiveness of other supplements out on the market, we can vouch for ours!
How to choose probiotic supplements in NZ?
Which ones are right for you?
Here, at The Good Vitamin Co, we take pride in making sure our supplements cater for as many people in NZ as possible and even have a probiotic supplements product designed specifically for children. We strive to create supplements that are allergy-friendly - meaning no soy, no nuts, no dairy, no gelatin, no gluten and no eggs. This makes them vegan-friendly too! Our range is also Halal certified, making them perfect for almost anyone in NZ searching for the perfect probiotic supplements for healthy gut support.
Where to buy probiotic supplements in NZ
You can get a hold of our probiotic supplements from our online store, based right here in NZ. We offer a secure website with bundles of choices of supplements, including our probiotics. The Good Vitamin Co supplies ranges for both adults and children and puts importance on using natural, friendly ingredients with no hidden nasties! Our warehouse ships countrywide, so no matter where in NZ you are, you can get your stock of probiotic supplements delivered to you with ease.
What are apple cider vinegar gummies? (ACV gummies)
As one of our popular chewable supplements, apple cider vinegar is essentially all of the goodness of apple cider vinegar (ACV) compacted down into one tasty, chewable on-the-go vitamin supplement. Our apple cider vinegar gummies are flavoured naturally with juicy apples (of course!) and give you all the benefits of taking ACV in your diet, without the yucky taste and risks of swigging it straight undiluted from the bottle. Our ACV gummies are naturally made with pectin, a plant-based fibre rather than gelatine - which also makes them vegan-friendly! Pectin, being a natural source of fibre, aids digestion - so not only are you getting the benefits of apple cider vinegar, but you’re also supporting a healthy gut! A healthy gut is paramount to living your best life without being held back by discomfort. As it’s one of our most essential organs, we make sure we take care of the stomach when providing any kind of vitamin supplementation from our range! Delicious Apple Cider Vinegar Supplements Available in NZ
Are there side effects of taking apple cider vinegar supplements?
What you need to know!
While we know that drinking pure, undiluted apple cider vinegar straight from the bottle poses all kinds of potential risks, including indigestion, acid imbalance and burns, we don’t recommend getting apple cider vinegar into your diet that way. There is an easier option!
As long as you take the Good Vitamin Co Apple Cider Vinegar soft chews as per directions, they are perfectly fine to take as part of your everyday supplementation! As always, before starting any kind of supplementation, we recommend that you get advice from your doctor.
How to take apple cider vinegar gummies
Taking our ACV gummies is as easy as popping them in your mouth wherever you are! Our gummies are deliciously tasty, being flavoured naturally with juicy apples. Easily chewable, the ACV gummies can be taken on the go or at home. No need to swallow pesky pills with water or endure bad-tasting chews - our ACV gummies are available online for our NZ customers so you never have to go without the benefits of apple cider vinegar in your daily diet!
Our apple cider vinegar gummies are completely allergy-friendly - so that all of our NZ customers can enjoy the benefits! We produce all of our gummy vitamin range to be egg, nut, soy, dairy, gelatin and gluten-free! Not to mention our range is Halal certified and vegan-friendly! If in doubt, always read the label or consult your doctor if you have a condition that may prevent you from taking supplementation of any kind. We recommend that before you take any supplementation that you consult your health provider first. Although our soft chews may taste like delicious treats, they are supplements and should always be used in accordance with the directions provided and with your doctor’s advice.
Types of apple cider vinegar in NZ
Apple cider vinegar can be consumed in many ways, and we can only speak for our soft chews regarding their quality. Apple cider vinegar is most commonly found on a supermarket shelf in a bottle and is potent to the tastebuds even when diluted with water or in other liquids. It is used in this format in cooking with sauces, dressings but due to its potency can also be used for cleaning and hair care.
While we can’t speak for using apple cider vinegar in this format, we can speak for our ACV gummies. There’s no risk of burning your throat when taking one of our yummy gummies as per the directions, as opposed to swigging from a bottle of apple cider vinegar, and we’re pretty sure everyone would agree that our ACV gummies are much better tasting.
How to choose apple cider vinegar supplements
Which ones are right for you?
The Good Vitamin Co wanted to make our apple cider vinegar gummies so easy, and dare we say it, enjoyable to take. This makes them less of a chore in your day to day life and becomes a great habit that is sustainable rather than something you’ll forget or opt-out of every other day (because we all know it’s not particularly nice to take pills.)
Our apple cider vinegar gummies also include other beneficial ingredients like B Vitamins for your skin, as well as fig and grape seed for your antioxidant cleansing and healing after an injury. There’s more than just the benefits of apple cider vinegar (and there’s loads of those) when you choose our tasty apple cider vinegar gummies!
Where to buy apple cider vinegar gummies in NZ?
The Good Vitamin Co supplies NZ customers with ACV gummies and other chewable supplements via our secure website! Easy online ordering and delivery mean that you can buy whatever amount of apple cider vinegar chewable tablets that you want (or other combinations from our range) to support your health all year round. Our online store is NZ based and packed with bundle deals so that the more you buy, the more you save!
Find our NZ apple cider vinegar Gummies to buy here - https://www.thegoodvitaminco.co.nz/collections/adult-vitamins/products/apple-cider-vinegar-supplements
You can find our bundles here - https://www.thegoodvitaminco.co.nz/collections/bundles
Can I take multiple gummies together?
Yes! Each product has a different benefit / function so it is safe to take different products together.
Can I take gummies while pregnancy/breastfeeding?
Yes, our gummies use natural ingredients which are safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding. However as everyone is different, we recommend you ask your healthcare professional before use to be 100% safe.
What is Pectin Fruit?
Pectin is a natural carbohydrate extracted from citrus fruits. Pectin is a natural, gelling and thickening agent, used to make our gummy base, as opposed to animal based gelatine. Pectin fruit also provides direct health benefits such as: aiding digestion, balancing glucose levels and the elimination of heavy metal production in the body.
What are Halal Certified products?
Halal certified products are FREE from: gelatine, alcohol and non-Halal animal by- products. Thus Halal provides our customers with quality vitamins with better nutritional values. Many major supplement brands usually contain gelatine and animal based ingredients, we use pectin fruit base.
What does free from Gluten, Dairy, Egg, or Nuts mean?
Some children may be allergic to food such as: Gluten, Dairy, Egg, or Nuts. Those children whose allergic to above food may develop symptoms such as: hives, itching, swelling, vomiting, diarrhoea, nausea, trouble breathing, or a sudden low blood pressure. This can be due to an exaggerated immune system to a food protein, and the body triggers an allergic reaction. We want our children to stay healthy and happy, and be active at their ultimate best, which is why our soft chews contain No Gluten, Dairy, Egg, or Nuts.
Can I give soft chews to my child if he/she is under 2 years of age?
Each product is not intended for the consumption of children under 2 years old. Children under 2 years of age, are at greater health risk of choking and supplementation is not recommended. Our soft chews are safe for children 2+ years on wards. However, always read the label carefully before consumption.
How should I store my soft chews?
Store below 25 degrees. Do not refrigerate. Protect from moisture and do not store in direct sunlight. Please store in cool dry place.
Is it vegan friendly?
Yes, our products are all vegan friendly