What Are the Health Benefits of Probiotics?

There are several significant health benefits of probiotics. It all begins with balancing our “gut biome”.

Our gut biome is the collection of microorganisms that live in our digestive tract. When our gut biome is balanced, we stay healthy, we’re in a good mood, and our energy levels are up. When it is out of balance, we are open to a host of health issues, including weight gain, diabetes, brain fog, and cancer.

Health Benefits of Probiotics Include:

  1. Rebalancing microflora in the gut biome
  2. Supporting weight loss and weight management
  3. Improving digestion and nutrient absorption
  4. Promoting healthy bowel function
  5. Boosting immune function
  6. Aiding in detox

How Do Probiotics Help with Weight Loss?

Probiotics help with weight loss because our gut biome plays a significant role in our metabolism. Some gut bacteria create fat instead of energy and vital nutrients. Probiotics can help to promote the growth of gut bacteria that produce energy instead of fat. People who have a hard time with weight loss also tend to have an unhealthy gut.

What Are the Different Types of Probiotics?

Different probiotic strains offer different health benefits for different areas of the body. It is important to maintain a proper balance of the right probiotics in our bodies.

Digram of probiotic types Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium and Saccharomyces

Lactobacillus probiotic strains reside primarily in the small intestine. Notable examples include Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus plantarum, and Lactobacillus rhamnosus.

Bifidobacterium probiotic strains reside primarily in the large intestine or colon. Notable examples include Bifidobacterium bifidum and Bifidobacterium lactis.

Saccharomyces probiotic strains such as Saccharomyces boulardi are important probiotic yeasts.

How Can I Provide My Body with the Probiotics it Needs?

Fermented foods like Greek yogurt, kefir, and sauerkraut are naturally rich in probiotics. Eating a lot of leafy green vegetables has also been shown to create healthy gut bacteria. Consume healthy fats and hormone-free protein. Remove processed foods, sugar, and artificial sweeteners from your diet.

I also take a high-quality probiotic supplement every day. I recommend to weight loss and wellness patients that they do the same.

Which Probiotic Supplement Should I Take?

I recommend Spectra Multi-Probiotic formula from my Awaken line of supplements and superfoods. Spectra Multi-Probiotic provides a unique blend of seven proven probiotic strains. It is designed to deliver active organisms that have been shown to promote healthy gut flora, protect intestinal integrity, and boost immune function.

Related Article: To learn more about your gut biome and gut health, see How Can I Create and Maintain Optimal Gut Health?

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