Probiotics support a strong immune system and lessen vaginal inflammation throughout the body. They can also help with digestion & overall gut health. People often forget how helpful probiotics can be for your daily health and overall well-being.
What are they and what do they do?
Lactobacillus, a living microorganism found in probiotics, has advantages for women in particular. Similar to your digestive tract, the vagina has healthy bacteria that fights off an overgrowth of dangerous organisms in the urogenital system. This helps prevent yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis, and urinary tract infections.
The most typical vaginal infection that affects women is called bacterial vaginosis, or BV. Prevotella or Gardnerella vaginalis overgrowth is what causes it. Thin, grey discharge with a fishy odor are typical symptoms. A Candida fungus imbalance that causes yeast infections often causes itching, vaginal irritation, and occasionally a thick white discharge.
A normal urogenital flora can be restored and maintained by taking probiotics that contain Lactobacillus. According to studies, taking probiotics on a daily basis cured BV, decreased BV recurrence, increased vaginal lactobacilli, and/or restored normal vaginal flora. This is fantastic for those who suffer from yeast and bacterial vaginosis-related recurrent or resistant vaginal infections.
Additionally, probiotics help with digestion and reduce gas, bloating, and constipation. They have been demonstrated to improve heart health, cholesterol levels, and diabetes along with helping with skin conditions including acne, rosacea, and eczema. They also lessen the incidence of urinary tract infections.
Probiotics may need time to affect the body, so investing in your long-term health and taking them daily can make a big difference! Daily probiotics are proactive and can get ahead of any menstrual health issues that may come your way. Don't sleep on probiotics!