Adding Probiotics Into My Daily Routine

This post is sponsored by OLLY, but the content & opinions expressed here are my own.

I'd heard of probiotics for a long time but never put too much thought into it. I knew it had its benefits but was never motivated enough to try it. A few months ago I signed up for a couple free probiotic samples & waited for them in the mail. I got them & tried one the next morning. The packaging was bulky & hard to open. The tablets tasted horrible. It was a chore to get one down. My boyfriend, Fred, & I tried the probiotics for two days before we gave up.

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Then OLLY came along like a little probiotic angel. I was first drawn to the exciting & vibrant packaging, giving off a sense of happiness & whimsy. The OLLY Quick Melt Probiotic Sticks come in three flavors: Juicy Blueberry, Crispy Apple, & Giddy Grape.

I tried both Giddy Grape & Crispy Apple, & oh my heavens. They're both insanely tasty. All you have to do is open the stick & pour it into your mouth. Yep, that's it. You could also mix it in water. Both flavors ring true to their name, one tastes grapey & the other like a tart green apple. I actually have to stop myself from having seconds. True story. The bonus is that the OLLY Quick Melt Probiotic Sticks work to support immune & digestive health as well as overall health & wellness.

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Giddy Grape is the kids version because it has 5.5 billion live cultures as apposed to 10 billion in the Crispy Apple. The sticks are designed to give you the proper balance of beneficial bacteria & contain four strains:

1. Bifidobacterium Lactis HN019 – helps with digestion
2. Bifidobacterium Lactis BL04 –  helps boost the body’s natural defenses
3. Lactobacillus Acidophilus NCFM – helps support both digestive & immune health
4. Lactobacillus Rhamnosus GG – one of the most studied probiotics in the world

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My afternoon pick-me-up usually includes a cup of caffeine-free tea, an afternoon snack, one OLLY Quick Melt Probiotic Stick, & updating my daily planner. It keeps me organized & on track consistently. It's important to carve out time for self-care, those little moments where you can relax or decompress.

I've been taking my OLLY Quick Melt Probiotic Stick for about two weeks now & I feel like they definitely help keep me regular. I'm excited to keep using them to see how I feel in another two weeks time.

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Make OLLY part of your daily routine! Grab your free sample of OLLY Quick Melt Probiotic Sticks while supplies last or get 20% off your order. It's good for your body & tastes like candy. Sounds like a win win to me. :]

* Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by OLLY. As always, all opinions are 100% mine aka Carmen's. Learn more about my disclosure. :]

15 comments

  1. These probiotic sticks sound like what I need to add to my body care routine! Thanks for sharing! xo, sharon

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  2. Oooo this sounds great! I really need to kickstart my healthy eating so this sounds damn good.


    Beckie xo // The Pale Tails

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  3. These sound great! Do you mix it in something or just have it as is?

    Renee | Life After Lux

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  4. I take a probiotic every morning and I love the effects that it has on my gut health! It's so important to take care of our bodies!!

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  5. This sounds really interesting! I remember having to take probiotics and acidophilus after taking some antibiotics after a surgery to avoid a yeast infection or UTI. Those pills didn't taste nearly as good as these sound!

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  6. ive never taken them but there are so many benefits!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  7. Carmen Jny (carmitive)February 1, 2017 at 7:58 AM

    That sounds super interesting! Thanks for sharing :)
    xx, Carmen - http://www.carmitive.com

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  8. I never tried these but sound interesting.
    Nina
    Nina's Style Blog

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  9. I love this- and dig that they're tasty so it's more a treat than a chore to work into your routine!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  10. I am so loving the packaging! I have not heard much about probiotics, but you for sure intrigued me to find out more!

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  11. Great post!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

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  12. The first thing I do every morning is take my probiotics. It helps so much with my digestion and to reduce bloating :)

    Gennifer Rose | www.GenniferRose.com

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  13. I have been looking for probiotics that is easy to swallow for kids. I am gonna look for this one. Thank you.

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  14. I'll have to try Olly!! I am huge on adding probiotics in my life! It really does help my body run better!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

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  15. I've been thinking about adding probiotics to my diet lately, but I wasn't sure the best way to do it. I'm definitely going to try these out since they sound easy and yummy!

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