How Probiotics Can Boost Your Health

The Power of Probiotics: 10 Ways Probiotics Can Boost Your Health, Looks And Moo

Author: Natalie Lamb

Natalie Lamb is a Nutritional Therapist at Bio-Kult and gives an insight into ten ways probiotics can help boost our health, looks and mood.

1.- Weight Loss: New studies indicate that the mix of harmful and good bacteria in our gut could play a role in weight gain. Ensuring you are getting lots of good bacteria alongside a healthy diet and fitness regime could help to reduce unwanted weight around your midsection.

2-  Mood: Not many people are aware of how well connected the brain and the gut is. Research has indicated that maintaining a healthy gut flora could help to reduce anxiety and lower levels of brain activity linked to emotion and pain while increasing activity associated with decision-making.

3-  Sleep: The gut is mainly responsible for producing the ‘happy hormone’ serotonin, needed to make the relaxation hormone, ‘melatonin.’ Taking a multi-strain probiotic could boost the production of these hormones to help you sleep soundly.

4-  Stress: Stress can disturb the mixture of bacteria in the gut, allowing an increase in bad bacteria. Stress has been shown to irritate or aggravate a range of diseases; probiotics could therefore be a valuable tool for encouraging the growth of beneficial bacteria which supports healthy immune functions.

5-  Fatigue: A lack of energy could arise when you aren’t getting the vital vitamins and nutrients from your food needed to keep you functioning at your best. A multi-strain probiotic, such as Bio-Kult (, could help you sustain healthy levels of good bacteria to help you absorb the goodness from the food you’re eating. Healthy gut flora also aids in the production of extra B vitamins, which are essential for energy production throughout the body.

6-  Teeth: In recent years, there has been a lot of interest in the use of probiotics and the maintenance of healthy gut flora in preventing and treating oral infections, including dental cavities, periodontal disease and halitosis.

7-  Bloating: It is the bad bacteria in the gut that can produce gas and cause bloating in the stomach. Sugary foods can feed this bacteria, helping it to multiply. Taking a multi-strain probiotic could help to top up the beneficial bacteria to prevent an imbalance in the gut and reduce the effects of bloating.

8- SAD: Taking a daily probiotic was recently shown to increase vitamin D levels by more than 25% (well known to be low during the winter months and in SAD) and modulate the brain’s area responsible for mood.

9-  Allergies: Allergies are said to malfunction your immune system. With 70% of the immune system lying in the gut, maintaining a healthy gut flora could help manage the various allergy symptoms.

10-  IBS: IBS is associated with an imbalance of the normal ‘friendly’ bacteria in the intestine and is becoming increasingly common in our busy modern lifestyles. A multi-strain probiotic could help top up levels of healthy bacteria, supportive of healthy digestive function.

Check out these IBS Flare Up Prevention Strategies to Tackle Your Tummy Issues.

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