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Probiotic Soda

Is probiotic soda good for you?

Chock-full of gut-loving probiotics and with no nasties in sight, our Nexba Probiotic Sodas give fizzy drinks a good name. These full-flavour natural health drinks taste delicious and have amazing health benefits. 

Our bright and bubbly cans house 1 billion live probiotics each, for ultimate good-gut feels. Not to mention, they taste out of this world! Bursting with big-hitting, nostalgia-inducing Pineapple and Cherry Cola flavours, you’ll be transported to childhood Aussie summers in an instant.

But is probiotic soda good for you? Short answer, yes! Nexba Probiotic Soda is like the soft drinks you grew up drinking, but we’ve replaced the nasty ingredients with ones that support your gut health.  

Your gut health, aka your digestive system plays a huge role in your overall health and wellbeing. Your microbiome (fancy word for gut) refers to a collection of microorganisms that live inside our bodies. These microorganisms are both good and bad bacteria that can influence how the rest of your body works. When you have more bad bacteria than good, it can lead to a myriad of issues, from digestion to skin problems, to trouble sleeping and even mental health issues. But, when you have more good bacteria than bad, your body is happier and healthier, leading to spiked energy levels, boosted immunity and more. Another name for these good bacteria is probiotics. 

That’s why we’ve added live probiotics called Bacillus Coagulans to each and every can of Nexba Probiotic Soda. This special probiotic strain is encased in a protein-like shell and is designed to make it alive into your gut, where it can get started on improving your gut health.

Other sodas on the market are filled with sugar and artificial ingredients that are no good for your gut health. Not Nexba’s! Our Probiotic Sodas are all natural and sugar free, so you never have to compromise on the taste you love, or your health. Magic, hey?!

Why is probiotic soda good for me?

One word: probiotics. We talk about them A LOT at Nexba because we think they’re pretty damn impressive. But why take probiotics?

Let’s start with the fact that our bodies contain trillions of live bacteria. Some bacteria are good, others not so much. The good bacteria (called probiotics) help to balance our gut flora, helping our bodies to digest food, keep our immune systems strong and improve our brain function

The only thing about probiotics is that they are fussy AF. Some probiotics don’t like changes to humidity, acidity and temperatures. That can make the journey from the supermarket shelf into your mouth and down to your gut pretty tricky!

To reap the benefits of probiotics, the strain needs to be hardy enough to make it to your gut alive. This is why we use a special probiotic strain called Bacillus Coagulans, that is encased in a protein-like shell and is designed to make it alive into your gut, where it can get started on improving your gut health 

Nexba Probiotic Soda contains 1 BILLION Bacillus Coagulans, which help boost your digestive health to balance your microbiome, boost your energy and support your overall health and wellbeing. 

What does probiotic soda do?

Probiotic soda boosts your gut health by adding extra probiotics into your microbiome. What’s a microbiome, you ask? 

Here’s the thing. It’s easy to think that gut health is just stomach stuff, but this isn’t the case. Think back to primary school when you learnt about the digestive system. Food goes in your mouth and travels all the way down through the body until it becomes, well, poop. That whole process is called the gastrointestinal system and it includes the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, small intestines, large intestines and colon. All those parts of the body are considered the gut and they play a critical role in keeping your body healthy. 

The gut (also known as your microbiome) refers to the collection of microorganisms that live inside our bodies. It’s strange to think about, but there are about 100 trillion tiny bugs, bacteria and fungi that live inside and along your gastrointestinal system. Having a balanced mix of them helps your body to function properly. Some researchers even consider the microbiome a whole extra organ!

Everybody’s microbiome is unique, but its impact on health and disease is the same. Some bacteria fight inflammation (which some scientists believe is the root of all disease), while others encourage it. When the microbiome is balanced, these two keep each other in check. But when that balance is out of whack, the inflammatory bacteria can take over and spread to other parts of the body, causing disease. 

And it’s not just inflammation that you should be thinking about. Research has shown that your microbiome affects your overall health and wellbeing, too. Your gut plays a big part in your brain function, digestion, skin, sleep, weight, mental health and immunity (to name a few!). Fun fact: did you know 90% of your serotonin (the happiness hormone) is made in your gut? That means that your happiness literally depends on your microbiome.

The good bacteria in your gut are called probiotics, and they help to keep your microbiome balanced. By adding probiotic soda to your diet, you’re giving your microbiome a good boost of probiotics, which helps your bodily systems stay happy and running smoothly. 

When should I drink probiotic?

Thankfully, we see no reason why Nexba Probiotic Sodas can’t be enjoyed at any time of the day when you need a little pick-me-up or just feel like sipping something tasty.  

Probiotic soda can be a great alternative to coffee or tea to start your day off right and studies have shown that drinking probiotic drinks on an empty stomach in the morning can help jumpstart your digestive system so that it can perform well throughout the day.

Want an extra gut-health boost? Follow your probiotic soda with a probiotic-rich treat like this Not Quite Cherry Ripe Cheesecake recipe to give you lasting energy and improved digestion.  

If you prefer to drink probiotic sodas in the evening, there’s good news: it’s a super healthy option for later in the day too! Drinking a naturally sugar free probiotic soda before, during and after meals will aid digestion and is overall a much better-for-you choice than sugary soft drinks or alcohol. 

Take note of how your body feels when you drink Nexba Probiotic Soda and stick with what works for you. At the end of the day, probiotic soda is a healthy beverage option no matter when you decide to drink it.  

How often should you drink a probiotic drink?

How much probiotic sodas you can drink and how often you drink it depends on several factors, from the type of probiotic sodas to your own personal medical conditions.

Sugar is a big watch-out for probiotic sodas. Some probiotic sodas on the market contain sugar, artificial ingredients, artificial sweeteners and flavours, which aren’t the best ingredients to be drinking on a daily basis. If you’re keen to get your daily dose of probiotic sodas, look for all natural, sugar-free and no-added-sugar versions. Nexba Probiotic Soda is all natural and sugar-free, which means it’s safe to drink every day! 

So long as your probiotic soda of choice is all natural and sugar free, it’s safe to drink as often as you like. Drinking probiotic soda daily will increase the number of probiotics in your gut, (1 billion per 375ml serve, to be exact!) which has lasting health benefits including boosted energy, immunity and reduced inflammation.  

While it’s perfectly safe to drink Nexba Probiotic Soda every day, everyone is different. If your body loves a Nexba Probiotic Soda every day, then go for it! The best approach is to listen to your body and do what’s right for you. When in doubt, head to your GP for professional health advice.