Let’s be honest, when we look at ingredient labels, specifically for supplements, we don’t know what each and every ingredient is and how it benefits us. Our probiotic for gut and vaginal health includes eight strains of lactobacillus. Lactobacillus is a bacteria that naturally occurs in our body. Each of these strains can have different benefits for your health, so let’s investigate what some of these strains do so you can understand your probiotic label.
The lactobacillus reuteri strain has multiple benefits for women’s health, making it one of our favorite ingredients in our probiotic. It is one of the main players in how the probiotic supports optimal gut health. This can lead to better digestion, being helpful to those who suffer from IBS.
Additionally, this strain has been shown to help with sexual health and drive. It even helps you feel beautiful by promoting clear skin and lustrous hair.
Reuteri is also known for halting the development of candida. Candida is a type of yeast that causes vaginal yeast infections. This is beneficial, especially in these hot and humid summer months.
The lactobacillus rhamnosus strain is great because it can be helpful at any stage in your life. As your body and hormones change, your mood can often change with it. L. Rhamnosus aims to help balance your mood swings.
Additionally, it has been proven to help lessen the symptoms of depression and anxiety. So whether you are going through general hormone changes, the baby blues, or menopause, this strain can help regulate your mood symptoms.
One of the things that this strain is great at is breaking down lactose, which is found in dairy products, into lactic acid. This is helpful for people with digestion problems and IBS.
Additionally, L. Acidophilus has proven to reduce cholesterol levels and balance blood sugar. While research is still being done, one study found that total cholesterol levels were significantly lower in a group receiving a probiotic with Lactobacillus than one receiving a placebo (1).
All the Lactobacillus strains in our probiotic have different functions that benefit you! Looking to get our probiotic? Fill out our survey to begin your journey to optimal health!
- Rerksuppaphol, S, and L Rerksuppaphol. “A Randomized Double-Blind Controlled Trial of Lactobacillus Acidophilus Plus Bifidobacterium Bifidum versus Placebo in Patients with Hypercholesterolemia.” Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research : JCDR., U.S. National Library of Medicine, Mar. 2015, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25954637.