What are probiotics?
To put it simply, probiotics are live microorganisms that are already living in your gut. Not to be confused with prebiotics, a lot of people presume that bacterial microorganisms are harmful to your health – but actually they are there to give you health benefits when consumed, generally by enhancing or repairing the gut flora.
You can find probiotics in supplements and certain foods such as yoghurt, kefir and one of the most popular trending foods at the moment – kombucha. Some of these foods can be rather expensive, which is why incorporating a probiotic supplement into your diet can be more cost effective in the long run.
Can anyone take probiotics?
Yes, women, men and children can take probiotics as a supplement. But we would suggest speaking to a medical professional or doctor before giving them to your child, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
How can probiotics help women?
Studies have shown that by taking a probiotic supplement it can support your gut and intimate health. They can help to limit the overgrowth of harmful bacteria and yeasts that are supporting factors towards the development of gut and intimate issues.
As a woman, the vaginal and urinary tract require different friendly microorganisms to the gut to achieve and maintain a healthy microbiome.
What symptoms can probiotic supplements treat?
By taking a probiotic supplement to enhance your health, they can help relieve you of symptoms such as:
- Yeast infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Diarrhea and other stomach upsets
- Skin conditions, such as eczema for example
- Can help support immunity against colds, ear infections, sinusitis
What are the best probiotics for women’s health?
When it comes to finding the best probiotic for women’s health, it is important to choose the right probiotic supplement that is well researched to help each specific area.
For intimate women’s health, the best probiotic supplement will contain potent probiotic strains such as Lactobacillus.
Our probiotic supplement, Vitaflora is backed with clinical trusted studies which has shown results within 14 days of taking the supplement on a daily basis. Vitaflora is made with a blend which contains three selected species of live micro-organisms. These are L. plantarum, L. rhamnousus and B. animalis lactis, all which help to maintain a healthy balance of urinary tract bacteria.
You also need to find a probiotic supplement that ensures potency until its expiration date as by the time the product reaches the market, the bacteria you need could be dead, which essentially would mean you have bought a product that you will not benefit from!
When you purchase Wellgard Vitaflora supplement, not only will you receive at least 20 billion CFU (colony-forming units), you can rest assure that the strains will be alive and ready to work right up until the expiration date.
Can I take a probiotic supplement every day?
Yes, you can absolutely take a probiotic supplement on a daily basis. Firstly, it’s important to understand that probiotics are a supplement and not a medicine. Experts suggest that they are best taken as part of your daily routine to get the best out of the probiotics.
Are there any known side effects of taking a probiotic supplement?
Fortunately, upon research, there aren’t many serious side effects recorded when it comes to taking a probiotic supplement. However, if you have any allergies or intolerances, it is highly recommended that you look at all of the ingredients listed carefully before taking any probiotic supplement.
Please do remember to consult a medical professional or doctor before taking any new supplement.