6 Signs You're in Need of Probiotics

Probiotics aren’t just meant to be taken during your course of antibiotics. More and more research is proving just how vital looking after your gut and taking a high-quality probiotic is. Your gut microbiome (all of the microbes in your intestines, which act as another organ that's crucial for your health) is your second brain and plays an important role in your overall physical and mental well-being. Need more convincing? Just go through this short list of ailments we’ve compiled and see if you exhibit the signs of needing a good probiotic! 

You have allergies

Food intolerances and allergies can be caused by something called ‘leaky gut’. Leaky gut, also known as increased intestinal permeability, is a digestive condition in which bacteria and toxins are able to “leak” through the intestinal wall. This can cause joint pain, skin conditions, fatigue, headaches and allergies. To combat this, you may need to eliminate foods, such as dairy, eggs, or other grains. You may find significant allergy relief by following an anti-inflammatory diet. Studies have also shown that certain probiotic strains may reduce inflammation in the body, improving the severity of food allergies.

You suffer from one or more mood disorders

Scientists have found that gut bacteria produce many other neurotransmitters such as dopamine, norepinephrine, acetylcholine, and GABA, which are critical for mood, anxiety, concentration, reward, and motivation. The gut microbiome can cause changes in how our brains react! Recent research in animals has shown that changes in the gut microbiome and inflammation in the gut can affect the brain. Food for thought…

You suffer from skin conditions such as acne and eczema 

Did you know that people with eczema have different bacteria in their gut compared to people without eczema? Probiotics can reduce irritation and inflammation in the gut which otherwise leads to a host of possible skin problems including acne, eczema psoriasis and rosacea. Which probiotic has proven benefits for eczema? There is one probiotic strain – Lactobacillus rhamnosus – that is well recognised for its beneficial effects in eczema and can be found in Klean’s Nourish Probiotic Blend.

You're always sick

Your gut health directly influences your immune system. When your gut is healthy, your immune system is healthy and vice versa. Research shows that approximately 70% of the immune system resides in your gut! When the gut is imbalanced, this can affect immune function and health. A certain bacteria, called Enterococcus gallinarum, multiplies too much and can potentially travel outside your gut to your liver and other tissues where it contributes to immune imbalance. Taking a good quality probiotic can bring balance back to your gut and body, stopping the overgrowth and undergrowth of gut bacterias. 

You’re suffering with Diarrhea

Probiotics can help with other forms of diarrhea not associated with antibiotics. For example, probiotics can reduce the risk of travelers’ diarrhea by 8%. They also lower the risk of diarrhea from other causes by approximately 57% in children and 26% in adults. The key word here is balance. A balanced gut = regularity.

You have high levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and high blood pressure

Certain lactic acid-producing bacteria may reduce cholesterol by breaking down bile in the gut. By breaking down bile, probiotics can prevent it from being reabsorbed in the gut, where it can enter the blood as cholesterol. Studies also show that people who consumed probiotics had an average reduction in systolic blood pressure (the top number in a reading) and an average reduction in diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number), compared to those who did not consume probiotics.

has created a proprietary blend of 20 billion beneficial probiotic species combined in perfect synchronicity for reconditioning your gut, boosting immunity, stimulating a healthy metabolism, and promoting homeostasis (balance) throughout your body and mind. How do you ask? By providing you with essential nutrients, neurotransmitters, and digestive enzymes which your body is not equipped to naturally produce.

Your gut health should be made a top priority these days. Start with a premium probiotic!