How do probiotics work ? What does a probiotic do ? Probiotics benefit ?
Probiotics are preparation of live healthy bacteria. When ingested the probiotic leads to colonization of the gut with healthy bacteria. In our gut we have a combination of good and bad. An imbalance of the good and bad leads to GI issues/complaints.
By taking probiotics we are overpopulating our gut with healthy bacteria which leads to suppression of bad bacteria and beneficial effects. Healthy bacteria are known to lead to saccharolytic activity and aids in digestions of complex sugars. They also have good proteolytic activity to aid digestion of proteins. These bacteria lead to improvement in complete digestive health and boosts immunity to fight infections.
To read about the beneficial effects of each bacteria contained in Simply Biotic click the link.
Should I take probiotics ?
Probiotics are mainly used to support digestive health, apart from boosting immunity. Recent research has shown that probiotics are also helpful in improving depression in patients with IBS ( https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28483500). This study is published in the one of the most respected gastroenterology journal.
Probiotics are helpful in alleviating gastrointestinal disorders like abdominal bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain and cramps. I have many patients on Simply Biotic who also report improvement in reflux, GERD and indigestion. Some of them have stopped taking TUMS or pepcid or prilosec or nexium which they have been on in the past.
Probiotics boost immunity and in women studies have shown beneficial effects to fight urinary tract infections, and vaginal infections.
There is a subset of healthy patients that take probiotics to avail all its advantages even when they do not have active GI issues. Hence probiotics are safe and can be taken by anybody (except if you have impaired immunity).
What is best probiotic for women ? What is the best probiotic ? Best rated probiotic ? Top probiotics ?
As you know here are hundreds of probiotics in the market. A probiotic is composed of healthy bacteria. The bacterial content of the probiotic is measured in Colony Forming Units or CFUs.
Our comparison of Simply BIotic Probiotics with other market leaders like align, culturelle, and trubiotic shows that Simply Biotic is one of the best probiotic available in the market. It contains from 25 billion to 50 billion CFUs, compared to few billions (up to 5 billion) in the others.
The other advantage that Simply Biotic and Simply Biotic Plus have is the 10 unique bacterial strains offering multiple health benefits to the person taking it.
Without any doubts go ahead and order Simply BIotic probiotics to start living a healthy life.
Do probiotics lead to weight loss ? Probiotics and weight loss ? What is best probiotic for weight loss ?
As you have seen some of your friends can eat all day and not gain an ounce of weight, compare to yourself who cannot stop gaining without eating much.
Part of the weight gain is based on how our body processes various foods. We know that bacteria help in digestion of complex sugars and also make short chain fatty acids. The higher content of healthy bacteria leads to better digestive qualities in our gut.
Taking Simply Biotic probiotics would give you the source of healthy bacteria
leading to suppression of bad bacteria. Healthy bacteria would lead to higher saccharolytic activity and aid in digestion of complex sugars, apart from proteolytic activity to aid digestion of proteins.
What are some of the probiotic foods ?
Probiotic is a term used to describe a preparation containing bacteria. There are multiple food items that contain healthy. Below is the list of the foods containing probiotics :
Natto, and Kombucha tea
I recently wrote a blog comparing Simply Biotic probiotics to the naturally existing food items with probiotics. Please click on the link to read it.
Can you take too many probiotics ?
Simply answer is no since human body contains about 100 trillion bacteria and even if we were to take multiple formulations of probiotics it should not harm us. Personally I advise my patients to take a high quality probiotic like Simply BIotic and Simply Biotic Plus which contains 10 unique strains of bacteria with 25 billion and 50 billion CFUs. By taking these probiotics they are assured of all the benefits that the probiotic has to offer, and it’s delayed release formulations makes it easy for once a day use.
What are benefits of probiotics ?
Probiotics offer multiple health benefits based on the bacteria that they contains. Simply Biotic probiotics contained 10 unique bacterial strains that leads to multiple health benefits. Below is the list of the benefits from various bacterias :
Lactobacillus acidophilus : studies show beneficial effects to lower blood pressure and total cholesterol.
Bifidobacterium lactis : shown to improve digestive comfort in healthy people and useful in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS.)
Lactobacillus casei : has an anti-inflammatory role in the human intestine. Benefits shown in Crohn’s disease
Lactobacillus plantarum : useful in the treatment of first, second and even third-degree burns. Accelerated healing and decreased inflammation in skin wounds.
Lactobacillus salivarius : useful in targeting peridontopathic bacteria and prevent gingivitis.
Lactobacillus paracasei : study proved clinical improvement in dermatitis.
Bifidobacterium breve : it leads to decrease oxalate content in urine. Lower oxalate concentrations are likely to lead to fewer kidney stones.
Bifidobacterium longum : recent study shows decrease in brain (amygdala) inflammation and improves mood.
Streptococcus Thermophilus : study in children with respiratory infections found that supplementation with streptococcus thermophilus reduced the load of toxins.
What are some of the Probiotics for women ? Best probiotic for women ?
Simply Biotic and Simply Biotic Plus are perfectly suited for women since they contain 10 strains of bacteria offering multiple health benefits. The special probiotics labelled for women are not unique and it is just a marketing ploy by companies to attract customers. I advise women to choose a high quality probiotic with multiple strains of bacteria and high CFUs count.
What is the best time to take probiotics ?
There is no concrete evidence about the timing of taking probiotic, but we advice our patients to take it first thing in the morning. We believe that gastric motility in the morning would help in pushing the Simply Biotic capsule into the small and large bowel where the bacteria would grow to provide health benefits. However taking Simply Biotic anytime during the day is perfectly fine and it still works well.