All About Probiotics You Should Know
We have all been reading in the news a lot about probiotics. They are supposedly good for digestion and immune health. What else do we need to know about them? Here I will do some simple research and tell you all about what you should know about probiotics. Having previously taken one, I should have done more research, but now I will learn what I was putting into my body and if I should start to take one again. I will also look into different brands to see if each offer something unique to them.
We have seen the commercials for Activia yogurts. Jamie Lee Curtis used to sell them to us by telling us how they regulate your stomach and how great they taste. Well, the question is how do they regulate our stomach? Is that not something we, the consumer, should know?
It turns out that the probiotics contain a “good” bacteria which is one of the benefits of probiotics. The “good” bacteria helps to balance out the bad bacteria to help your body stay regular. When I moved to a foreign country, I started to take a probiotic to help me be more regular since British food is not known to be as rich in fiber as American food. The probiotic did work, but I should have considered these other options instead:
Even in Scotland, we had these yogurts in the grocery store. They came in delicious flavors like rhubarb, strawberry, vanilla and so on. The Activia site states that their yogurts contain bifidus, or also known as “bifidobacteria” which is some bacteria that is good for your intestinal health and intestinal track.Bifidus is great when there is no oxygen, hence why it is great for your body. It was first discovered by a French doctor when researching breastfed babies. This bacteria, plus four others, can be found in Activia yogurts to help regulate you and the bacteria in your body. Have one a day at breakfast and you will be regular within days.
Nature Made Probiotics
These are the probiotics I used to take each morning. They have “dual support” so they work in more than one way. One of the bacteria’s works in the small intestine, while the other works in the large intestine. Together they have been scientifically proven to help keep your immune system in check and your stomach regular. The three main bacteria’s Nature Made uses are Lactobacillus Plantarum 299V, BifidobacteriumLactis SD 5674 and Saccharomyces Boulardii. Together the three bacteria thrive in low or no oxygen zones to balance your intestines and provide regular support. This will mean fewer cramps and bloat and more be yourself again. It is recommended to take them daily and with a meal. You no longer need to refrigerate them, just keep them in a cool climate. And do your job and eat more fruits and vegetables with fiber in them. This will assist your probiotic.
It seems as though many people are hearing that adding a probiotic to your diet, and living a healthy lifestyle, they are able to lose a couple of pounds. With TruBiotics, it contains the ingredient Lactobacillus rhamnosuswhich is the ingredient you need to look for when dieting. The ingredient will help to prevent the intestines absorbing fat in which can aid weight loss. When you mix the probiotic with a healthy diet (high fiber, fruits and vegetables, lean meats and low fat), you will lose more weight than just diet and exercise alone. It is all about balancing a healthy living, food habits and exercise when it comes to weight loss. Most of its users have claimed to have seen results in a few weeks, and they kept it off when they were maintaining the same lifestyle. LiveScience reveals that if you take a certain probiotic, and do not change your eating and exercise habit, then you will not lose the weight.
It is good to know that when you are trying to lose the weight with a probiotic, specifically TruBiotic, it is mostly, if not all, belly fat. This is most likely due to the small and large intestine fat being lost which affect the area of your abdomen. Of all areas to lose fat, I do not think that losing it in my abdominal is a bad place to lose it.
Renew Life Skinny Gut
This is the probiotic that sells itself by its name, but does that mean it works? Will this make your gut skinny by taking it? Like Activia, this is not a probiotic in pill form but in a shake form. This can be seen as a meal replacement and not as a snack or drink. When used properly as a meal, of course, you will lose the weight and benefit from its probiotic. If not, then you will not lose the weight, and you will think that the probiotic in it is useless.
The directions for this product indicate that that it is a meal replacement that will help curb your appetite and build lean muscle. In order to build the lean muscle, you do need to exercise. This is not a quick fix pill, but a weight loss supplement to help you along the way of weight loss. That is what this probiotic is used for.