Probiotics And Women's Health


Have you heard the noise out there… almost every one swearing by the benefits of these good guys…. 

Oh yes! you got it right  "Probiotics"

Did you  try to dig deep into the world of probiotics?

So here we are knocking on the door of science to understand and reveal the benefits of probiotics for women....

What Are Probiotics

Probiotics are good live bacteria and / or yeast that are alive inside our bodies. Woohoo! does it sound interesting? 

Yes it is… let's learn more about these residents that naturally decide to abode within our bodies.

They are present in the human digestive system and in some foods and supplements Probiotics are good bacteria that help our body to thrive and stay healthy. With these good bacteria there are also bad bacteria which make us ill. Whenever the number of bad bacteria outweighs the good bacteria, they start damaging the internal atmosphere of our body. So the target is to keep the army of good bacteria more than the bad ones. 

Common Types Of Probiotic Bacteria

The most common probiotic bacteria are:

  • Lactobacillus 
  • Bifidobacterium

Other common kinds are Saccharomyces, Streptococcus, Enterococcus, Escherichia, and Bacillus.

There are approximately 10 trillion human cells in an average human body. While the number of bacteria that reside in and on human bodies is around 100 trillion. These bacteria are found in 

  • Respiratory tract
  • Digestive tract
  • Genital tract
  • On skin surface

Women’s Health and Probiotics 

Probiotics play an important role in maintaining good health and wellbeing of women. 

Following are some of the common health conditions that women get affected with and can be treated with the use of probiotic food sources or supplements.

  • Heal Digestive issues
  • Women suffer from various issues relating to the digestive system. Acid reflux, diarrhea, bloating and constipation are the digestive issues that women commonly suffer from in general or in case of pregnancy.

    These include:

    • Stomach pain
    • Bloating
    • Acid reflux
    • Diarrhea
    • Constipation

    The use of probiotics will help to resolve these issues to a great extent.

  • Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • IBS is a condition that affects women more than men. This condition results in bloating, abdominal pain and cramping. There are certain foods that trigger IBS. Food management is the most effective strategy of treating this condition along with the use of probiotics, which have a positive impact.

  • Reduce Anxiety and Depression
  • 100 million women from all over the world suffer from anxiety. This condition leads to several other health issues. They are unable to continue their life normally as the sleep patterns are mostly affected badly and the patients can fall into the phase of depression if left untreated.

    Research has revealed that the regular use of probiotics can help decrease the levels of anxiety in individuals.

  • Improve Vaginal Health
  • Women are commonly affected by various vaginal health problems. When there is an imbalance of healthy bacteria in the vagina it can result in the candida albicans fungus. It causes itchiness, redness white discharge from the vagina. Pregnant women are more susceptible to suffer from this condition. Studies have shown that taking a certain type of probiotic orally has a positive effect on the vaginal health of women.

  • Boost Your Immune System
  • The use of probiotics can help boost your immune system. These bacteria restrict the growth of harmful bacteria in your body. Some probiotics have also been found to develop antibodies inside the body, hence giving strength to the immune system.

    Sources Of Probiotics

    There are two main sources of probiotics for humans:

    • Food sources 
    • Probiotic supplements 

    Foods that are rich in probiotic bacteria can provide benefits by keeping your gut healthy. Best sources of probiotics are the foods listed below:

    • Yogurt
    • Pickles
    • Traditional buttermilk
    • Kombucha ( a special fermented drink)
    • Cheese
    • Kefir

    On the other hand probiotic supplements can be taken to reap the benefits of a healthy gut or for the treatment of certain health conditions, some of which are discussed above.

    Heaven Of Joy 'Vegan Probiotic Supplement'

    Heaven of joy has formulated its Vegan Probiotic Supplement which has 50 billion CFU and 14 probiotic strains. Vegan probiotic supplement is designed for women to help promote digestion, immune support, and vaginal health. 

    Our Probiotics Vegan Blend,

    • restores and improves vaginal balance and overall health. 
    • has been created and prescribed by OB/GYN
    • clinically proven ingredients
    • safe to use during pregnancy.

    If you want a probiotic that is safe and highly effective, Probiotics Vegan Blend is the perfect match.

    Give yourself the best by choosing the best supplements for women's health

    1 comment

    An engaging article, probiotic treatment is often neglected here in Pakistan after the patient is administered anti-biotics. This is a practice all doctors should be looking into.

    Wardha Khan June 24, 2021

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