Women’s Probiotics: Vital to a Healthy Lifestyle
The Multifaceted Benefits of Probiotics
There are many types of bacteria that live in our bodies, but they aren’t all bad. About 10 years ago, the healthy bacteria known as probiotics made their way to market because they showed the ability to improve digestive health.[1. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1281141/Probiotics-good-digestion-But-combat-flu-allergies-bad-breath.html]
These live microorganisms improve your digestive balance by depriving polluting and dangerous bacteria of food and inhibiting their growth. Research suggests that probiotics could have other health benefits, such as treating illnesses and other health conditions [3. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130425103316.htm]:
Urinary infections are very common in women. Research illustrates that regular probiotics can help prevent bad bacteria from invading the urinary tract by maintaining a large amount of healthy bacteria on the tract’s adherence sites. According to recent research from the University of Maryland Medical Center, antibiotics can temporarily treat these infections, but do not prevent them from returning the way that probiotics have been shown to do.[4. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/15/probiotic-remedies_n_1507166.html] Simply: Probiotics get to the cause of the issue; antibiotics do not.
A Finnish team of researchers led by Emma Marschan at the University of Helsinki investigated the possibility of probiotics treating allergies. The study tested pregnant women with seasonal allergies with either probiotics, or a placebo in-vitro treatment. Once they gave birth, they tested the infants. The babies that received probiotics in-vitro had 50 percent higher levels of tissue inflammation. That type of inflammation is shown to reduce allergies in the immune system.[4. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/15/probiotic-remedies_n_1507166.html]
Women’s reproductive health relies on a balance of good and bad bacteria for self-cleaning and wellness. When that balance is off, it can result in bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections. Both conditions are common and uncomfortable. This may also help pregnant women who are more prone to infection. Probiotics are recommended for all pregnant women due to infections being a contributing factor to pre-term labor.
Eating foods or taking vitamins with probiotics can boost your immune system. It is recommended to add this your routine, especially during the winter months to avoid colds/flu.[4. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/15/probiotic-remedies_n_1507166.html] [5. http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/jun/19/tp-bacteria-for-life/all/?print] However, take care to avoidconventional dairy products that tout their probiotics—the harmful effects of unclean dairy products aren’t worth the risk.
Recent studies show that probiotics can help morbidly obese individuals who have had weight loss surgery to maintain their recent weight loss. Also, women who have recently tried to lose abdominal fat after pregnancy, the addition of probiotic supplements helped reduce inches on the waist.
Choosing Your Probiotic
The key to any worthwhile probiotics supplement is whole-food synergy, but what exactly does that mean?
Recent research has shown that, in order to maximized their effectiveness, the nutrients of any given supplement must work together to achieve optimal absorption. The best way to achieve this is through a supplement consisting of minimally processed whole foods.
Maximized Living Women’s Multi combines 23 vitamins and minerals (derived from real foods like apples, spinach and watermelon) with a blend of probiotics and digestive enzymes. Together, these natural nutrients support your body’s natural processes.
Our Women’s Multi specifically features the well-known probiotic, Lactobacillus plantarum, which serves a variety of purposes:
- Fights infection
- Prevents the invasion and growth of harmful bacteria
- Protects your intestinal lining
- Reduces the effects of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), colitis, Crohn’s disease and other conditions that damage your digestive system
- Absorbs and maintains healthy nutrients (like omega-3 fatty acids)
The Maximized Living Women’s Multi isn’t a traditional supplement because it is not simply a list of synthetic chemicals sprinkled with bitter vegetable powders. Because it comprises a comprehensive, unique blend of whole foods, Women’s Multi is essentially a food itself—which allows your body to achieve maximum quality nutrition with minimal effort.
To learn more about our one-of-a-kind Women’s Multi, contact your nearest Maximized Living wellness doctor. Or, check it out online today.