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So the brief answer between using the words "live" and "active" is no
thas what i wondered, am i still getting the probiotics?
basically these are organisms used to convert the pasteurized milk to yogurt
i assumed all yogurt had them, but maybe not
Yogurt contains probiotics
what these companies really like to do is use "buzz" words
so most people upon reading the labels think "Ohhhhhh its LIVE, it must be better"
where others might think they are getting less from the word "active"
its kinda sorta similar to the idea of fermenting beer
so it kinda breaks down a bit more
its a seal, used to ID the food if it contains 100million cultures per gram I believe once the process starts
so they all have them
basically you dont neeeeeed to spend more money on the labeled stuff
in that same amount
i wouldnt say in the same amount
but the cultures are used in the process of taking milk to yogurt
so its only a situation of how much , when they reach that 100 million mark then they can put the label on
but active is still potent?
not just the live active
the lactobacillus bulgaricus and streptococcus thermophilus culures are the "workers
well thats the thing, the actually heat treat the yogurt
so they can package it
when they do that they basically die
but thats OK because they have done their jobs
oh, that doesnt sound good
done their job, but i need them alive in my belly
well its ok its no different than beer or any other fermented spirit
if the yogurt is heat treated or transferred they die
otherwise they expire along with the food
ok i think i get it
the thing is, some may actually have the live cultures
but they aren't really required
so you would have to find out if the food is heated before packaging
to help digestion, thats what i really want
If it gives you peace of mind, just grab the ones with the seal
by the way, on a side note, if i am just under 5 foot 7 inches tall, what do you think i should weigh?
change of topic i know
ive been losng weight
that way you know its at a given level before packaging and ALSO since the seal says live and active you know you reached it
i was 170, now im around 135
thats an excellent change
im sure you have leaned up tremendously
yeah, but im getting nervous its too much
im pretty lean now
maybe i took it too far
just keep in mind you can't always use a "number" as a guide as even some ladies carry alot of weight, but they are muscular
as long as its a healthy lifestyle that is fine.
my mother is 5'7 and 145 - lean
i would say as long as youre small to medium framed, then youre in great shape weight wise
this is assuming you have good energy, are eating enough and are active
don't focus on a number, focus on how you feel, your energy level, what your body tells you and what your body composition is
good advise, thanks a lot
i appreciate it
youre very welcome did i help you out today?