7 Signs You Should Be Taking Probiotics

This article was originally published by our friend Dr. Mercola

How do you know when you should eat more probiotics foods?

If you pay attention, your body provides valuable clues when it can use extra help. For optimal digestion and immune health (and a long list of other body functions), you need good beneficial bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract.

What Happens When the Bad Guys Take Over…

When the levels of the bad guys grow too high, you can begin to notice symptoms. There are indeed signs that your body sends out when you might have bad bacteria. Some of these signs can be very subtle and may appear to be totally unrelated to your gut health!

If you suspect you might have an overgrowth of “bad” bacteria, you’ll want to increase your consumption of probiotic foods, and even supplement with a high-quality probiotic supplement. Check out this list of the foods high in natural probiotics.

The probiotic supplement I recommend, and have actually formulated myself, has 10 beneficial bacteria strains, including a superstrain that’s hard to find in probiotic formulas. You can read more about Complete Probiotics here.

Is a Gut Flora Imbalance Happening Inside You? These 7 Signs May Provide Clues

Consider increasing your intake of probiotics if any of these conditions apply to you:

  1. You’ve taken an antibiotic.

It doesn’t matter if you just finished a course last week or if you took an antibiotic years ago. If you haven’t replenished the beneficial bacteria in your gut, this can put you at risk.

2. You can’t seem to lose weight, especially belly fat, no matter what.

An imbalance in your gut flora, or bacteria, can affect your insulin resistance, and therefore raise your risk of metabolic syndrome and blood sugar issues. Stubborn belly fat is a hallmark sign of metabolic syndrome

3. You have digestive issues.

If you experience gut issues such as bloating, cramping, or unusual gas after eating, or occasional constipation or diarrhea, there’s a good chance you may need good bacteria

4. Your skin is itchy or broken out.

Probiotics aid in the normal elimination of toxins via your gut. Since your skin is also a major elimination organ, skin issues may be a sign that your gut is not functioning optimally

5. You crave sugar, refined or processed foods.

There is new emerging evidence to suggest that certain gut bacteria feed off sugar and unhealthy trans fats in processed and refined foods.

Scientists believe these “bad” guys may actually influence your eating habits by putting out chemicals that travel along your vagus nerve, or the main communication channel between your gut and your brain. By maintaining good bacteria, you help quiet the bad guys’ messages!

6. You feel moody or blue.

Studies show that probiotics can actually alter brain function via your gut.

Made from the same type of tissue, your gut is literally your second brain. And many people are unaware that the greatest concentration of serotonin, which is involved in mood control and aggression, is found in your intestines, not your brain

7. You feel tired during the day, and are not sleeping soundly at night.

Melatonin, the sleep hormone, is made from serotonin, and is normally found in abundance in your gut – even more so than in your brain. Gut bacteria affect both serotonin and melatonin production.

I’d like to add one more sign, too… If you seem to “catch” every bug going around, look to your gut first for help. A whopping 80 percent of your immune system is located within your digestive system and can be influenced by your gut flora.

In summary, if any of these signs or conditions applies to you, it’s time to get more probiotics. Remember, optimal health begins in your gut.


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