For a healthy balanced Gut:
1. Eat a colorful varied diet.
2. Don’t wash your hands so much especially when you are gardening
3. Eat foods that naturally have cultures in them like Kimchi and Kombucha and active culture yogurts.
Then you’re probably are getting enough probiotics. If you are taking Genesis Gold®, then you’re getting more probiotics and prebiotics. Now, that being said, if you have a GI imbalance, like chronic diarrhea, constipation, or irritable bowel syndrome, then you probably need more probiotics. If you have taken antibiotics or if you’ve been sick, you may need some probiotics.
So honestly I don’t take any extra probiotics other than what is in Genesis Gold® unless I have a GI upset. I keep some live cultures on hand in the refrigerator and then I boost myself with probiotics. The probiotics that I take traveling with me are shelf stable meaning they can be outside of the refrigerator and still be stable for long period of time. Of course you are not going to heat them up, like leaving them in a hot car. If I travel to places that I am pretty sure I am going to catch a bug like in Mexico, I always take my shelf stable probiotics with me (about 8 billion cultures a day) just prophylactically to protect my gut in case I pick up a bug there. So far, I’ve had no issues.
It’s really a matter of what’s going on with your gut. If you have a really white American diet and you are eating lots of processed foods and you are not eating whole foods, you are skipping all your vegetables, or you peel your veggies, well, then you’re not getting enough probiotics in your diet. You need to eat some of that dirt. It is actually good for you. That’s where these bacteria come from.