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Beyond digestion: exploring the lesser-known benefits of probiotics

Your gut is the ultimate influencer for your well-being, setting trends for how your entire body feels!  

Let’s take a closer look at what goes on in the belly. The gut is home to millions of tiny companions: bacteria, viruses, and yeasts. Together, these microorganisms form the most incredible microbiome family that works its magic to keep everything running smoothly, from your digestion to your mental well-being.

But what do you do when your microbiome is thrown out of balance? 

Beyond digestion: exploring the lesser-known benefits of probiotics

In recent years, probiotics, also known as the “good bacteria,” have stolen the spotlight for their fantastic impact on gut health, and their benefits extend far beyond digestion alone. 

1. Immunity superpowers for every girl boss  

Probiotics could be the perfect immunity-boosting solution if you’re often battling viruses and infections. There’s growing evidence that probiotics interact with and awaken immune cells, nurturing a harmonious alliance with your gut’s microorganisms and empowering you to fight diseases effectively. 

2. The power of gut health for a happy mind 

Your gut and brain share a special bond called the gut-brain axis, and what affects one often affects the other. When stress tries to cast a cloud over your day, it might bring along tummy troubles.

On the flip side, gastrointestinal issues can trigger those unwelcome feelings of anxiety. That’s why nurturing a healthy gut can work wonders for lifting your mood, enhancing cognitive function, and even reducing stress and anxiety! 

3. Divine gut balance for vaginal health 

Say goodbye to recurring concerns like yeast infections, urogenital issues, and bacterial vaginosis!

Research reveals that powerful strains like Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Lactobacillus fermentum are the ultimate secret to nurturing a harmonious vaginal microbiome and elevating your intimate well-being to new heights.

4. Skin glow-up secret 

Growing evidence** highlights that using probiotics in various forms, such as supplements and topical products, could be your ultimate partner in preventing and treating common skin concerns like eczema, acne, and dryness

A review** from 2016 also reveals that probiotics might just be the key to slowing down signs of ageing, protecting your skin against oxidative stress and sun damage while enhancing that natural glow with a fortified protective barrier!  

5. The magical connection between gut and weight loss 

Friendly bacteria in our gut can be super helpful with weight control. Researchers have discovered that having the right balance of beneficial bacteria in our gut is essential for promoting weight loss, especially when it comes to fighting that annoying belly fat.

The bacteria from the Lactobacillus family seem particularly helpful in this quest. Not to mention that probiotics will help you fight bloating, which will immediately make you appear slimmer while rocking your favourite pair of jeans!

What to consider when buying a probiotic

The first thing to pay attention to is the various strains of beneficial bacteria, each with specific health benefits. The most common gut allies are the Lactobacillus bacteria. They support digestion and weight loss, boost immunity, promote skin and vaginal health, as well as keep feelings of anxiety at bay.

Very well-known are also Bifidobacterium bacteria, which help digest fibre, regulate blood sugar, improve brain function, promote skin health, and support weight loss.

And we mustn’t forget about probiotic yeasts, another superhero that supports overall intestinal comfort. 

Let’s talk about another deciding factor when choosing the right probiotic – the survival rate of probiotic cultures. This determines how many bacteria can survive the difficult journey through your digestive tract and arrive in your gut alive and kicking!

A higher survival rate means a better chance of getting the results you want and maintaining a happy, balanced gut ecosystem.

When choosing among products, keep an eye out for those that have been tested in clinical studies and the results demonstrate their survival and effectiveness.  

Which probiotic is the right one for you? 

Choosing a specialised probiotic is essential if you want to target a specific problem and achieve your goals quickly. The Tummy Tox Biotics line specialises in offering a wide range of probiotic supplements that meet the essential needs of a modern-day woman. Find out which one is right for you! 

For Her

This probiotic supplement is perfect for all of you who need some help rebalancing the vaginal microbiota and want to support overall vaginal health.

We’ve achieved this by using 6 different Lactobacilli strains, but the real hero is the clinically studied Lactobacillus rhamnosus CA15. This amazing strain works incredibly fast – it only takes 10* days to rebalance good vaginal bacteria.

And not to brag, but we haven’t stopped there; we further enriched this unique formula with cherry stem & oat extract, zinc, and biotin that support your urogenital tract. 

Give your intimate area the best care!

Flatten That Tummy

The patented Lactobacillus plantarum IMC 510® is not just any probiotic; we’ve selected this strain because of its clinically proven ability to support weight loss!

And guess what? We’ve gone one step further and enriched the formula with fat-burning green tea extract! This powerful combo will help you achieve your weight-loss goals in a blink of an eye.  

Get the flat tummy of your dreams!

Bye-Bye Bloat Drink

Excess water weight can make it seem like you’ve gained a lot of weight over a few days or weeks. The combination of ibSium®, a patented probiotic yeast, and CactiNea™, a patented form of prickly pear extract, is here to help you fight bloating, water retention, and intestinal discomfort and get that number on the scale closer to where you want it to be.

Not to mention, the delicious lingonberry flavour makes this drink the perfect addition to your self-care routine!

Flush the water retention away!

Good Gut

If you’re simply looking for a broad-spectrum probiotic to improve your overall well-being, this multi-strain probiotic supplement is the premium choice. With 11 carefully selected probiotic strains and dandelion, it has a balanced formulation that nourishes the good bacteria and helps them flourish.  

The powers of this product go way beyond gut health. Good Gut will also give your immunity a boost, support digestion and detox, and help strengthen your skin, hair, and nails.  

Discover the all-around probiotic support for your whole body!

*Disclaimer: The effects of the product may vary between individuals and could differ from those described on the website. 

**Sources:  

Omar, J. M., Chan, Y.-M., Jones, M. L., Prakash, S., & Jones, P. J. H. (2012, October 9). Lactobacillus fermentum and lactobacillus amylovorus as probiotics alter body adiposity and gut microflora in healthy persons. Journal of Functional Foods. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1756464612001399 

Roudsari MR, Karimi R, Sohrabvandi S, Mortazavian AM. Health effects of probiotics on the skin. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2015;55(9):1219-40. doi: 10.1080/10408398.2012.680078. PMID: 24364369. 

Sharma, D., Kober, M.-M., & Bowe, W. P. (n.d.). Anti-aging effects of probiotics. JDDonline. https://jddonline.com/articles/anti-aging-effects-of-probiotics-S1545961616P0009X/ 

Probiotics may help boost mood and cognitive function. Harvard Health. (2019, June 8). https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/probiotics-may-help-boost-mood-and-cognitive-function

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