Why Probiotics May Be the Most Important Supplement for Women
When it comes to supporting women’s health, there’s nothing quite as powerful as a balanced microbiome.
There’s just one problem:
Many aspects of our Western lifestyles are waging a silent war on the beneficial good guys meant to reside within the digestive tract. An unhealthy diet, prolonged exposure to antibiotics and birth control pills, overzealous hygiene habits, environmental toxins, stress, and other factors can all impact our gut flora.
That’s why it’s so important to get as many of these good guys into your system as you can!
When you take a probiotic, you replenish the friendly bacteria that live in your intestines, which helps to support your immune system as well as almost every other facet of your overall health and wellness—like your weight management and metabolism, mood and energy levels, the appearance of your skin, balance of yeast, and even the health of your urinary tract.
Regardless of age or season of life, optimizing your digestive health encourages whole-body wellness—and it all starts with a thriving microbiome teeming with good bacteria.
Vaginal & Urinary Health
Probiotics are like ultra-tiny, secret weapons for maintaining vaginal and urinary health.
As these beneficial organisms move through the digestive tract, the very strains needed to maintain your system’s balance colonize within your gut, as well as within the urinary tract and vagina.
Helpful bacteria, like various strains of Lactobacillus, have many health benefits within the body—but one of them is to support the perfect vaginal pH so you can rest assured that your delicate system is inhospitable to unwanted invaders1.
You see, without enough friendly flora at the party, unruly houseguests like yeasts and other problematic microbes can creep in and start shaking things up.
Luckily, a targeted multi-strain probiotic formula can support vaginal and urinary tract health while simultaneously delivering more good guys into your gut to support your immune system for lasting health and wellness.
Consider checking our next blog: Probiotics for Vaginal Health
Metabolism & Weight Loss
It can sometimes be difficult to achieve healthy weight management as we age and our metabolism slows down. There’s nothing more frustrating than feeling like you’re just not reaching your personal goals.
However, new information is shedding light on the important role that your gut microbiome plays in your tendency to gain and retain weight, and also how you might be able to support it with proper probiotic supplementation.
In studying the microbiomes from two groups (people of a healthy weight and people who were overweight), experts discovered that the overweight individuals lacked the key beneficial strains that the group with healthier weights possessed, creating a direct link between gut health and weight management2.
This makes perfect sense when you think about it in context.
Many industrial farmers feed their animals antibiotics (specifically designed to indiscriminately destroy all kinds of bacteria) to quickly fatten them up for consumption. In the same way, replenishing the good bacteria in your system with probiotics can put you on the path to healthy weight management and feeling healthier overall3.
If you’ve struggled with weight management, healthy gut bacteria may very well be the piece of the puzzle that you’ve been missing.
Mood, Energy, & Mental Clarity
When addressing women’s mental and emotional health, there is one natural element that we often blame for just about everything: fluctuating hormones.
And while hormonal balance is so important (especially in dealing with PMS and menopause), it’s also vital to know that your gut and your brain are intricately connected by networks of hundreds of millions of neurons. That means the health of your gut can directly support how you think and feel.
Keeping your microbiome healthy and full of friendly bacteria can encourage hormonal balance so you feel more energized and vibrant.
Proper probiotic supplementation helps encourage hormones like cortisol (the stress hormone) and neurotransmitters like serotonin (the happiness chemical) to work in harmony so you can experience more energy and joy each day4.
Probiotics for Women
Probiotics are indispensable allies for female health and well-being. A premium probiotic supplement like Hyperbiotics PRO-Women can help support your unique anatomy and wellness needs by:
- Supporting the normal growth of yeast
- Encouraging healthy weight management
- Supporting digestion and regularity
- Maintaining urinary and immune health
There’s simply nothing better than knowing you’re addressing your overall health from the inside out. Probiotics can even help you absorb the nutrients from your food and other vitamins—making them the absolute best supplement for empowered, full-spectrum wellness.
With PRO-Women you can finally be proactive when it comes to urinary, vaginal, digestive, and immune health so you can breathe a sigh of relief and live your best days yet!References:
1. Cribby, S., Taylor, M., & Reid, G. (2008). Vaginal Microbiota and the Use of Probiotics. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases, 2008, 1-9.
2. Tilg, H., & Kaser, A. (2011, June 1). JCI - Gut microbiome, obesity, and metabolic dysfunction.
3. Sanchez, M., Darimont, C., Drapeau, V., Emady-Azar, S., Lepage, M., Rezzonico, E., . . . Tremblay, A. (2013). Effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus CGMCC1.3724 supplementation on weight loss and maintenance in obese men and women. British Journal of Nutrition, 111(08), 1507-1519
4. Carpenter, S. (2012, September). That Gut Feeling. Monitor on Psychology, 43(8), 50.
Julie Hays is the Communications Director here at Hyperbiotics. Health writer and mama of two little girls, Julie's on a mission to empower others to live lives free of the microbial depletion many of us face today. For more ideas on how you can maximize wellness and benefit from the power of probiotics, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter.