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Best Probiotic Yogurt Starter

Got milk? If so, you’re one step away from having homemade yogurt. That step is finding the best probiotic yogurt starter. Making your own yogurt can be fun, healthy, a great way to save money, and the best way to control what goes into your body and your family’s diets.

Did you know that some of the top selling yogurt brands have more than half the recommended daily allowance of sugar in one serving? There are plenty of donuts with less sugar than that!

Using a probiotic yogurt starter at home to make your own yogurt means you’re in control of how much sugar you’re eating. Wouldn’t you rather save your sugar allowance for something like a cookie or an after-dinner treat?  


Benefits of using the best probiotic yogurt starter

Is making yogurt using a probiotic yogurt starter faster than just buying yogurt? No. But other than taking a little bit of time, there are so many benefits to making your own yogurt. We recommend making your own yogurt with Natren’s probiotic yogurt starter because:



What are the keys to picking the best probiotic yogurt starter?

When you’re looking for the best probiotic yogurt starter, the first thing to understand is why probiotics are so important for your health. Probiotics are the best way of getting beneficial bacteria into the places you need it most: specifically your digestive system. While we often think of bacteria as being something bad, some of the most important bacteria in the world are healthy ones. Our bodies are able to thrive when we have the right amount - and the right strains - of good bacteria supporting our health. When you use a probiotic yogurt starter, you're able to ingest the healthy bacteria that you need to promote digestive, immune, and overall health. 


We believe Natren’s yogurt starter is the best option for you and your family. This decision is based on Natren’s guarantee of potency of every strain of good bacteria, Natren’s commitment to excellence, and a complete lack of soy, GMOs, gluten, and undesirable fillers. 


Natren’s yogurt starter has two strains of good bacteria. Every teaspoon provides 1 billion colony forming units (cfus) of Lactobacillus bulgaricus, LB-51, and 1 billion cfus of Streptococcus thermophilus, BC 122. LB is one of the most promising strains of good bacteria. Although research is still ongoing, according to Healthline, the National Institutes for Health (NIH) says there is early evidence that this type of healthy bacteria may play a role in managing:



Like Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Streptococcus thermophilus is another strain of beneficial bacteria that can support healthy digestion. It’s typical to think of healthy digestion as simply avoiding constipation or diarrhea, but your digestive system is so much more than just a way to process the food you eat. One of the most critical functions of the digestive system is that it’s where the majority of your immune system is located. So when you’re trying to fight off a cold, avoid a virus, or recover from a flu, your digestive system plays a strong role. 


The good bacteria in Natren’s best probiotic yogurt starter are able to line your intestines where they can act as an army against invaders. So by taking probiotics - whether in powder form, capsule form, or homemade yogurt - you’re setting up your body to be able to support your health because of the increased good bacteria in your GI tract.  


You might be worried that making your own yogurt is difficult. We can assure you it is not, with Natren’s Yogurt Starter. Here’s how it works:


Directions for using the best probiotic yogurt starter


  1. Heat 2 quarts of milk in a saucepan to about 180 degrees (we like whole milk best because it makes the yogurt really creamy, but you can also use a lower fat option if you prefer). Heat the milk slowly and make sure it does not boil. Keep the milk around 180 degrees for 5 minutes.  
  2. Take the pan off the heat and let it cool to 110 degrees.
  3. Put 1 - 2 teaspoons of Natren’s probiotic yogurt starter in a separate container.
  4. Stir about 2 tablespoons of the milk into the powder to make a paste. 
  5. Add a little more milk and stir until smooth. Keep adding milk in batches, stirring after each addition to make sure the mixture is well blended and there are no clumps. Cover the container when you’ve added all the milk. 
  6. Now you’ll want to let the mixture rest, covered, for 8 hours in a somewhat warm location. If you have a pilot light in your oven, put the covered container in your oven for 8 hours (keep the oven off). If you do not have a pilot light, wrap the container in a heavy towel to keep the warmth in. 
  7. After 8 hours, your yogurt is ready to enjoy. Your homemade yogurt should last at least a week in the fridge. 

Making your own yogurt is a great way to prioritize the health of your family, undertake a fun project, and save some money. Finding the best probiotic yogurt starter is the key to truly benefitting from homemade yogurt. If you choose a lesser quality starter, you cannot expect the health benefits that you get with Natren precision probiotics. Learn more about our probiotic yogurt starter here

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