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SELECTING THE RIGHT STRAIN FOR THE DESIRED BENEFIT

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Selecting the Right Strain

Specific benefits from probiotics go beyond genus and speciesyou need to know the strain, too. Each probiotic strain has a specific job to do and may only work in certain benefit areas, so choosing the right strain for the right job is important.

What do probiotics and dogs have in common?

Dogs and probiotics follow a similar taxonomy (genus, species, strain), and they each have a job to do.

1. IDENTIFY THE TAXONOMY.

PROBIOTIC:

Genus: Lactobacillus

Species: acidophilus

Strain: ABC

DOG:

Canis

2. ASSESS THE JOB TO BE DONE.

PROBIOTIC:

Aid in colonic transit time

DOG:

Run the Iditarod

3. SELECT THE SPECIFIC STRAIN OR BREED TO DO THE JOB.

PROBIOTIC:

Lactobacillus acidophilus ABC vs Lactobacillus acidophilus XYZ

DOG:

Canis Iupus Husky vs

Canis Iupus Chihuahua

YOU WOULDN'T CHOOSE A CHINHUAHUA TO RUN THE IDITAROD.

You would choose a breed better suited for the job and the environment.

The same is true of probiotic strains. You cannot possibly know if the probiotic will get the job done without identifying the strain.

Recommend the right probiotic strain for the desired outcome

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