Probiotics have created quite a buzz in the mainstream health market in the last few years. Unlike the majority of ‘miracle’ products, probiotics are not a passing fad. The science of probiotics stands true. From alleviating digestive issues and boosting immunity, to helping you gain more mental clarity and uplifting your mood, the myriad benefits of taking a daily probiotic supplement have been researched, and found to be scientifically sound.
While people of all ages and sexes can take probiotics, research shows that there are specific benefits that women can derive from this daily supplement. Whether you are expecting a child, are a new mother, or have entered menopause, probiotics can help ease a number of issues that are unique to women.
Need for Probiotics
When it comes to women's probiotics, digestive health is just one of the many benefits you stand to reap. In a utopic world, women could have maintained optimum health levels simply by eating right. However, today, the food you eat is full of preservatives, added flavors and coloring agents, genetic modifications, and toxins.
In addition, you also have to contend with environmental dangers and the side-effects of prescribed medications. All of these factors can and do cause an imbalance in your gut. Probiotics support the daily functioning of the gut bacterial population, boost your immunity, and help your body produce vitamins that are essential for the good health and wellbeing of every woman. Here are a few ways in which probiotics support women’s health.
Lowered risk of chronic yeast infections and urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Yeast infections and UTIs are commonplace conditions faced by women. These infections are generally painful, and more than enough to throw your week out of whack. The vaginal environment is naturally acidic, and this is what helps create an area that is hostile to all kinds of infectious bacteria. An imbalance in this pH level extends an invitation to yeast microbes and other bad bacteria. When it comes to yeast infections and UTIs, prevention is better than cure. Probiotics that support the health of your vaginal environment can help to balance the vaginal flora system, thereby lowering the risk of these conditions.
Probiotics are good for the health of the urinary tract.
Medically, the way to deal with yeast infections and UTIs is to take a course of antibiotics. In this case, the cure causes problems of its own because it kills all bacteria – both good and bad. In case you have been taking antibiotics for any reason, probiotics help combat the negative effects on your gut flora by repopulating the colonies of beneficial bacteria razed by the antibiotics.
There are many options available. Our Yeast is a Beast probiotic is uniquely formulated to promote optimal urinary tract health.
Probiotics aid weight loss and improve metabolic rates.
There are few things more frustrating than being unable to lose those extra pounds. Other than eating healthy and making time for daily exercise, there is something else you can do to speed up your metabolic rate and maintain your healthiest weight – add a daily probiotic supplement to your diet. Research indicates a direct link between weight loss and management, and good gut health. Beneficial bacterial strains such as L. fermentum, L. gasseri, L. rhamnosus, and L. amylovorus are a few of the many probiotics that help reduce body fat, get rid of belly fat, and aid overall weight loss.
Improved mental clarity, mood, and energy.
Fluctuating hormones are the nemesis of pretty much every woman, especially during PMS, pregnancy, and menopause. Probiotics positively influence the gut-brain axis which has a direct impact on your emotional wellbeing. A microbiome that is full to the brim with friendly bacteria is the key to hormonal balance. Studies show that probiotics help harmonize the production and functioning of hormones like the stress hormone cortisol, and serotonin which is also known as the happiness chemical.
Probiotics help in combating osteoporosis following menopause.
Menopause comes with a not-so-fun kitty of symptoms and side-effects including night sweats, frequent mood swings, hot flashes, insomnia, slower metabolism, and weight gain. Another important problem that crops up in the five years following the onset of menopause is loss of bone density.
Research shows that women are more likely to experience about 20% of a drop in bone density, on an average. This loss puts you at a much higher risk of developing osteoporosis which is a condition that lends itself to a number of serious conditions like broken hips or other bones. Studies indicate that the right probiotic supplements can slow down this bone density loss post-menopause onset, thereby, reducing the risk of developing osteoporosis.
Probiotics are allies of expectant mothers, new mothers, and their infants.
An infant’s gut microbiome begins developing while it is still a fetus. During a vaginal birth, the child’s gut system receives scores of beneficial bacteria from the mother’s vaginal tract. The mother’s system can only give what it already has, which makes it incredibly important for expectant mothers to have a healthy and thriving bacterial microbiome. Studies also show that breastfeeding is responsible for about 30% of the child’s gut bacteria. Probiotics like B. infantis help a baby combat a number of serious conditions, seals the developing gut, and bestows anti-inflammatory benefits.
Learn more about our Labor fo Love probiotic supplement formulated to support expectant mother's during pregnancy.
LoveBug’s Curated Probiotics for Women
Different probiotic supplements contain different strains that serve specific purposes. LoveBug Probiotics’ supplements for women are designed to boost optimal health while combatting women-specific issues.
Yeast is a Beast is a proprietary blend that promotes the health of the urinary tract, streamline digestive function, and boost immune response. Labor of Love contains a specialized blend of eight probiotic strains that are specifically designed to boost the health and digestive function of expectant and new moms.
From the daily use supplements for women to specific probiotics for women pre- and post-pregnancy, LoveBug Probiotics’ tablets are shown to be 15x more effective than other capsules. We invite you to add them to your daily supplement regime to experience their effectiveness yourself.
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