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Why KayaBiotics from Germany? Certified Organic!

What's the latest on probiotics? Which strains are best for your specific condition? Learn more about Kaya Biotics and why the Europeans have a head start.

We are delighted that Kaya Biotics has decided to extend its relationship with The People’s Pharmacy. This German company is now underwriting our nationally syndicated public radio show. We are very choosy about who we work with. That is especially true when it comes to dietary supplements. Probiotics have received a lot of buzz in the U.S. in recent years. But the Europeans have been way ahead of us. They have been studying probiotics and gut health for decades. Some of the earliest research was conducted by Swedish, Finnish, French, Dutch and German scientists.

Probiotics in Europe:

It’s hardly surprising that Europe was the hub of probiotic research for so long. Think about the foods that are naturally probiotic. These fermented foods such as yogurt, kefir or sauerkraut contain beneficial bacteria. They originated in countries such as Turkey, Russia and Germany. So it’s no wonder that the scientists in European countries have also been leaders in researching probiotic supplements.

The concept ‘microbiome’ has also caught on amongst U.S. scientists. It refers to the collection of bacteria, viruses and fungi that populate our digestive tracts. Again, the Europeans were way ahead of us. The French have always worried about their digestion and their livers.

Probiotic Research:

There is growing data to suggest that our gut microbiome is related to many aspects of health. A recent review in the Journal of Biomedical Science (Jan. 4, 2019) concluded that changes in gut microbes can lead to chronic inflammation and leaky gut. The authors link this condition to a number of chronic diseases including type 2 diabetes, liver inflammation, obesity and colorectal cancer. They suggest that effective probiotics could help improve this situation. They emphasize the importance of taking the correct strains of supplemental bacteria for any given condition.

In July, a comprehensive review concluded that taking probiotics together with an antibiotic can help avoid the diarrhea and other gastrointestinal complications from the antimicrobial drug (JAMA, July 19, 2018). Other studies have shown that probiotics may help ease the symptoms of seasonal allergies (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, March 2017) and reduce inflammation (Nutrients, Jan. 3, 2017). These beneficial bacteria appear to be useful in treating a range of digestive difficulties, including ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel syndrome as well as acute infectious diarrhea and antibiotic-associated diarrhea (American Family Physician, Aug. 1, 2017). A review of the literature shows that certain probiotics can be effective in treating constipation (European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences, Oct. 2018).

Not just any probiotic will do, however. They are not all created equal. Selecting the right probiotic for your situation can be challenging. That’s where Kaya Biotics excels. Their scientists have formulated the probiotic combinations based on up-to-date research. You can read more about the various products and the specific conditions they treat at

Why Kaya Biotics?

As with all dietary supplements, it can be hard to determine the quality of the probiotics you may find on the drugstore shelf. Moreover, with probiotics, one variety does not fit all needs. There are many different strains of probiotic bacteria and they have different uses.

That is why we are pleased to introduce Kaya Biotics. These probiotic products are produced in Germany, where regulatory oversight of dietary supplements manufacturing is far stricter than in the US. KayaBiotics products are made only from organic certified ingredients and are designed to improve the diversity of intestinal flora. They are hypoallergenic and micro-encapsulated to protect them en route to your large intestine.

The three available formulas are created for very specific purposes, such as strengthening the immune system, fighting yeast infections and helping with weight loss.

Readers and Listeners React:

Anne in Madison, Wisconsin writes:

“Excited to read about your new sponsor – and just now ordered the strongest probiotic. I am aware that Germany produces excellent health products and am happy to try this new one. I am pleased it is organic too. I used the discount code [PEOPLE] and was pleased to see they offer free shipping.”

Julie in Virgina says:

“I just placed an order with them: their products looks good, and if Joe and Terry trust them, I will give them a chance. I have been a regular listener for many, many years, and trust Joe and Terry not to send us astray! I was happy to find the company takes PayPal as payment, for those of us whose main concern might be putting our credit cards forward with a foreign company.

“Germany has long been the world’s leader in pragmatic use of herbs, supplements, and probiotics for health, and even their mainstream physicians use integrative care. I welcome this new company to your repertoire, Joe and Terry!”

Learn More and Save:

To learn more about Kaya Biotics probiotics and the important topic of gut health, please visit the website and use the discount code “PEOPLE” for $10 off your first purchase.

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Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist who has dedicated his career to making drug information understandable to consumers. His best-selling book, The People’s Pharmacy, was published in 1976 and led to a syndicated newspaper column, syndicated public radio show and web site. In 2006, Long Island University awarded him an honorary doctorate as “one of the country's leading drug experts for the consumer.” .
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Do Kaya probiotics need to be refrigerated?


Sounds good, sadly they do not think enough of people to allow phone calls with questions. Some people like me need to talk to a real human to understand things, and I have many health questions before choosing a product. I have wasted too much money on wrong things, bad doctors, etc.
There are so many things I cannot take.

I eat yogurt often and believe that I get what I need for my gut.

And, being shipped all the way from Germany, how could anyone know that the shipping conditions will keep the bacteria alive?

I have been using Align for two or three years. My GI recommended it. It’s good, but I am certainly going to try Kaya. Any idea how much it will sell for? Approx that is.

I have been looking on their site I would like to know as to how many to take per day so I can order so I want run out. Have FIBRO and lots of UTIs

For your UTI’s try D-Mannose.

It looks like the dose is two capsules a day. So the smaller bottle, 60 capsules, would cover a month.

can’t wait to try some, hope it helps with my urine track infection

Are there risks to taking probiotics? Should one start with the most comprehensive formula? I am not on any prescription medications but I do suffer from fibromyalgia and have many other unexplained auto-immune symptoms.

Not being a healthcare provider, I don’t have the answer to your question. But here’s my own experience. I began suffering terrible bloating, constipation, and rancid smelling gas and after much research on well-researched web-sites including the NIH (National Institutes of Health), I found the names of some bacteria that had been proven through medical trials that might help my particular symptoms. It took even more research to find products that contained those particular strains. I did find such a product and started taking it in the highest strength I could find. Before too many days had passed, my symptoms were much improved and I had no negative side effects. But I was curious about your question, so did a little more reading. The following link has some interesting information about potential side effects. (cut and paste into your browser. I couldn’t make a working link.) My search also turned up links to NIH research among other sites. Good luck!

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