Daily Balance offers a mix of our Daily Turmeric and Daily Probiotic supplements to help you improve your gut and immune health. Turmeric and probiotics are among two of the most well-studied supplements and taking both together may be even better than taking either of them individually.
Research suggests that turmeric may have the following benefits: 1, 2
Support a healthy inflammatory response
Promote mental health
Maintain a healthy immune system
Support joint health and mobility
Help your body recover from exercise
Improve your gut health
Consuming probiotics may have the following benefits: 3
Support your immune system
Promote a healthy digestive system
Maintain healthy cholesterol levels
Help with occasional constipation
In this article, we’re going to teach you how to get the most out of taking Daily Balance. We’ll also take a look at why turmeric may improve the effectiveness of your probiotic supplements.
What’s the Best Way to Take Daily Balance?
We recommend that you take both supplements in Daily Balance twice per day. You can take one capsule of each in the morning and one in the evening with a meal.
The active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, is fat-soluble, so you may benefit from taking it along with a small amount of fat.4 Research also suggests that taking probiotics with a meal containing a little fat may increase the survival rate of the bacteria.5
Not only do these two supplements have complementary effects, but turmeric may directly increase the effectiveness of your probiotic supplement by acting as a prebiotic.2,6 Prebiotics are a form of fiber that the healthy bacteria in your gut consume for energy. Increasing your intake of prebiotics may improve the health of the probiotic bacteria in your gut and further increase their digestive and immune-boosting benefits.7
What’s the Best Time to Take Daily Balance?
The time of day you take Daily Balance doesn’t matter as much as how full your stomach is. We recommend spacing out your two daily servings of each supplement so that you’re getting one dose approximately every 12 hours.
Research suggests that taking probiotics either 30 minutes before eating or while eating leads to a higher survival rate than taking probiotics after a meal.5
Turmeric has poor bioavailability, but black pepper extract may increase the amount of curcumin your body absorbs by as much as 2000%. We’ve included 5mg of black pepper extract (BioPerine) in each capsule of Daily Turmeric to maximize your absorption of curcumin.
What Type of Food Should I Take Daily Balance with?
As we mentioned, you may benefit from taking both probiotics and turmeric with a meal containing a small amount of fat. It’s not clear how much fat you need to optimize the absorption of each of these supplements. However, one study found that probiotics taken with oatmeal and 1% milk had a higher survival rate than probiotics taken with water or apple juice.5
When you’re taking Daily Balance, you might want to take it with a food that contains fat such as olives, a slice of avocado, or a fatty fish such as salmon.
Turmeric may act as a prebiotic or food for probiotic bacteria. Including other prebiotic foods in your diet may also help increase the survival of the probiotic bacteria in your gut. The following foods also contain prebiotic fiber:7
Should I Take Daily Balance with Water, Coffee, or Smoothies?
When taking Daily Balance, you might want to avoid taking it with hot drinks like tea or coffee. There’s limited research looking at the effect of these drinks on probiotics, but until studies show that hot drinks don’t damage probiotics, it’s a good idea to be overly cautious.
You can take Daily Balance with water, but we recommend also including a fatty food source with it.
Taking a smoothie with a small amount of fat and carbohydrates may be a good way to increase the efficiency of both these supplements. Some research suggests that carbohydrates may help probiotics survive in the acidic environment of your stomach acid.8
Does Anything Happen If I Take Daily Balance with a Carbonated Beverage?
There’s no evidence suggesting that carbonated beverages affect the efficiency of turmeric absorption. Research suggests that carbonization also doesn’t affect the survival of probiotic bacteria.9
However, there’s some evidence suggesting that regular soda consumption may negatively affect your bone density, but more research is needed.6 Many carbonated beverages are also filled with sugar or artificial sweeteners that may have negative effects on your health. You may want to avoid most carbonated drinks to lower your intake of these harmful substances.
What Is the Best Way to Store Daily Balance?
We designed both supplements in Daily Balance to be stored at room temperature. Not having to refrigerate them means you can easily keep it in your bag or purse without worry. It’s still a good idea to keep it out of humid conditions, direct sunlight, and moisture.
According to one study, the best temperature to store turmeric at may be 81 degrees Fahrenheit.10 If you live in a particularly hot or humid climate, you may to store you Daily Balance in the coolest and driest part of your home.
Recent technological advances have allowed manufacturers to freeze-dry probiotic supplements like Daily Probiotic. The freeze-drying process allows you to store probiotics at room temperature without harming the bacteria.11
Pairing Daily Balance with Other Supplements
Turmeric and probiotics make a great combination for boosting your immune system and digestive health. As we mentioned, turmeric may even strengthen the benefits of taking probiotics because it acts as food for the healthy bacteria.
Another great supplement you can combine with Daily Balance is Omega 3s. Most of your brain is made up of fat and the most common fat is DHA. Research suggests that taking an Omega 3 supplement that contains DHA may have benefits for improving your mental health and reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression.12,13
Daily Balance may also amplify the effects of other foods and supplements that contain probiotics such as fermented beets, kimchi, kefir, sauerkraut, kombucha because of the prebiotic effects of turmeric.
Can Everybody Take Daily Balance?
Daily Balance is suitable for most people. However, some people with certain medical conditions should consult their doctor before taking it.
If any of the following apply to you, you may want to consult your doctor or healthcare practitioner before adding Daily Balance to your daily routine:
You’re pregnant or breastfeeding
You have a compromised immune system
You have problems with blood clotting
You’re on any existing medication
How Do I Know If My Gut and Immune Health Are Improving?
Turmeric and probiotics may both have benefits for your digestive and immune health. If you want to monitor improvements in these aspects of your health, you can start by making a health log.
You can ask yourself the following questions and periodically check-in to see if any of your responses improve over time. If your gut and immune system are getting the support they need, you should see improvement in at least a few of your responses.
How often do you get sick?
When was the last time you were sick?
Do you have currently have any digestive problems?
How is your sleep quality?
Do you regularly feel tired?
Do you have occasional diarrhea or constipation?
Lifestyle Habits to Increase Your Digestive Health
Taking our Daily Balance mix of turmeric and probiotics is a great way to start improving your digestive health and boost your immune system. However, if you want to optimize your results, it’s a good idea to also work on improving your lifestyle habits.
If you want to improve your digestive and immune health, the following habits may help you:
Minimizing your stress levels
Drinking plenty of water
Eating high fiber foods
Minimizing alcohol and caffeine consumption
Minimizing your intake of processed foods
Minimizing your intake of sugar
Minimize high glycemic food intake
A Guide to Taking Daily Balance
1. We recommend that you take both supplements in Daily Balance twice per day. You can take one capsule of each in the morning and one in the evening with a meal.
2. The time of day you take Daily Balance doesn’t matter as much as how full your stomach is. We recommend spacing out your two daily servings approximately every 12 hours.
3. When you’re taking Daily Balance, you might want to take it with a food that contains fat such as olives, a slice of avocado, or a fatty fish such as salmon.
4. We recommend taking Daily Balance with water or a smoothie. Avoid taking it with hot beverages like tea or coffee.
5. We designed both supplements in Daily Balance to be stored at room temperature. It’s a good idea to keep it out of humid conditions, direct sunlight, and moisture.
6. You may benefit from taking an Omega 3 supplement that contains DHA along with Daily Balance because of the fatty acid properties.
7. We always recommend consulting with your doctor before introducing a new supplement to your diet, especially if you have any existing medical conditions or are pregnant or breastfeeding.
8. You can monitor your results from taking Daily Balance by keeping track of how you felt before taking your supplements, and continuing to track how you feel afterwards.
9. Some good lifestyle habits to improve your digestive and immune health include,
minimizing processed foods, sugar and alcohol consumption, drinking plenty of water, exercising regularly, and reducing your stress.
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