Oct 21 2018

Signs that you Need a Probiotic.

Published by at 10:44 am under probiotic supplements

Signs that you need a probiotic.
Look for these indicators that your body is in dire need of Body Biotics Bio-Identical SBO Probiotics Consortia.

We all want a healthy gut…all of the time. But many people have imbalances in their microbiome due to diet, years of antibiotic use, and other lifestyle habits. For others, they take good care of their guts, but sometimes need a little “boost”. In today’s world, in order to keep our guts as healthy as possible, it is essential to supplement with a good probiotic such as Body Biotics Bio-Identical SBO Probiotics Consortia™. 8

The world is a different place than it was a century ago. And so are the farming practices that produce our food. Over the decades, our soils have been depleted of the essential nutrients and bacteria that were bountiful before industrialized farming shifted the balance of our soils from rich in naturally abundant bacteria, minerals and nutrients to a depleted ground wrought with pesticides. Over farming and over commercialization is to blame. Instead of naturally getting these friendly critters in our diet, we now have to seek them out and add them daily in order to obtain and maintain a healthy microbiome. 8

So how do you know if you need to take a probiotic? I can pretty much say EVERYONE needs a probiotic. If you have ever been on antibiotics you need a probiotic. Unless you eat a completely organic and balanced diet, you need one! There are bodily signs to look for that let you know you need to take one or increase your intake. They are:

Gassiness and bloating

If you are feeling gassy and bloated, you may need to increase your probiotic intake. According to Tsippora Shainhouse, MD, a dermatologist and probiotic expert,  Bifidobacteria may “…help improve glucose tolerance and hyperlipidemia (an abnormally high concentration of fats or lipids in the blood) and could also reduce the uncomfortable symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome like bloating or slow mobility…” 1*

Daily probiotics can help with IBS, and help the gut to better absorb nutrients by helping with digestion and prevent Candida overgrowth. When we suffer from digestive issues, we not only feel gassy and bloated, but it can lead to fatigue, lethargy and mood conditions.1*

Constipation

If things are moving a little slow for you or you are not having regular bowel movements, then that is another sign that you could use an increase in dosage. It will help to keep things moving more often and more regularly which is good for your immune system. You don’t want waste sitting in the intestine. It is best to have it moving! When you are experiencing healthy digestion, you should go at least once a day, if not a few times. *

Skin flare ups

Last time we talked about the gut-skin-brain axis and how the skin reacts negatively when the gut is unhealthy. So listen to your skin and up your probiotics if your skin is breaking out, you have psoriasis, extra dryness or flakiness. “…There is strong evidence to suggest that probiotics can prevent wrinkles, help keep skin hydrated, provide protection from harmful UV rays, and strengthen the skin’s barrier…” While probiotics are not a substitute for sunscreen, they help the skin to function at its best.1*

Canker sores

Canker sores are a sure indicator that your body is run down and you have overgrowth of unfriendly bacteria. Too much sugar, alcohol and stress will cause the unfriendly bacteria, especially Candida albicans to take over. When they start to take over it is definitely time to increase your probiotics.*

Yeast infections

Yeast infections are an overtaking of Candida albicans in the body and just as the gut and skin are swimming with bacteria, so is the vaginal cavity. When the body’s balance of good bacteria to bad is out of whack, then yeast infections occur. “…There are more than 50 species of lactobacilli, which are naturally found in the digestive, urinary, and genital tract.”…”Some studies have suggested possible linkage of lactobacillus supplementation and the treatment and prevention of yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, urinary tract infections…”1*

So those are the signs, but here are the times when you should take a proactive approach to boosting your immune system by supplementing with Body Biotics Bio-Identical SBO Probiotics Consortia™ to prevent the above from occurring:

When you are traveling

Don’t forget your probiotics when you travel. Planes, altitude, change of climates, different diet, and lack of sleep…all these things can affect the immune system and an extra dose of probiotics will only help keep the immune system strong. *

Been overindulging with alcohol

Alcohol wears down the immune system and if you’ve had a little too much cheer, it’s time to up your dose to combat damage to the gut’s delicate balance.*

Just finished a round of antibiotics

While antibiotics wipe out the bug that ailed you, they can also wipe out the good bacteria, especially as in the case of broad spectrum antibiotics. Always follow up your antibiotic therapy with probiotic supplementation! It’s best to wait until you are done with your antibiotics because the probiotics are not nearly as effective while taking antibiotics because they are designed to wipe out all bacteria.*

Been loading up on sweets and other processed foods.

Been on a junk food binge? Unfriendly bacteria feed on sugar and other processed foods. If you have been providing a lot of food for the unfriendly bacteria, they will multiply and overpopulate your gut. Shift your diet to foods that the friendly bacteria eat thrive on such as high fibrous foods and lots of fruits and vegetables. And most importantly, increase your friendly bacteria as found in Body Biotics Bio-Identical SBO Probiotics Consortia™.*

Keep these tips in mind as you head into the fall. The holidays, (hard to believe), are not far off, and that is when we need to be especially mindful.

Healthiest wishes,

Kelli

 

Resources:

https://www.rd.com/health/wellness/do-i-need-a-probiotic/7/

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