With all of the great benefits you can achieve from taking probiotics… you might be wondering how long it will take for you to start seeing results.
As with most things related to improving your health or losing weight, this isn’t an overnight magic fix!
However, this study found that people began seeing results from their probiotics in just 4 weeks.
That means that in just one month… you could start seeing a flatter stomach, less bloating, and improved IBS symptoms!
In that study, the participants took the probiotic twice a day in order to achieve those results. So if you feel like you’re getting slow results by taking your probiotic just once a day… you may want to consider increasing your intake to twice per day.
Now, while this study shows that you can start seeing weight loss and reduced bloating as soon as 4 weeks after you start taking your probiotic supplement… it’s important to note that 4 weeks isn’t when you will see maximum results.
This study found that the longer the participants took the probiotic, the more weight they lost!
The study was designed for 24 weeks. The initial 12 weeks were supposed to be the “weight loss period”… when the researchers thought the participants would lose the most weight from taking the probiotic.
Then there was supposed to be a subsequent 12-week “maintenance period” (weeks 13-24 of the study)… when the participants would simply maintain their new lower weight.
The scientists were shocked, however… when the participants CONTINUED LOSING WEIGHT into the maintenance period of 13-24 weeks!
This study shows that the longer you take probiotics, the more weight you will lose!
Best Probiotics For Women
While probiotics are beneficial for everyone, certain probiotics are particularly good for women. These probiotics can boost fat burn and help you reach your goals faster.
These particular strains are also great for your digestive system… your immune system… your cholesterol levels… your vaginal health… and suppressing cravings.
This brief video is packed with information about the best probiotic strains for women:
Best Tips For Taking Probiotics Daily
I’ve hopefully explained probiotics, gut health, how it all relates to weight management, and types of food where probiotics can be found.
What more could there be to discuss?
Well, even though you have examples of where probiotics come from, there are some tips on how to get the most out of your probiotics!
Here is some helpful advice on how to take your probiotics so that you can really make them thrive:
1) Eat on an empty stomach: When we are hungry or haven’t eaten, our stomach acid levels are lower. Eating food that is high in probiotics on an empty stomach will allow for the most digestion possible! This means that less will be lost in the process.
2) Eat prebiotic fiber: Prebiotic fiber allows probiotics to really do their thing effectively. Some prebiotic fibers that you can eat include garlic, leeks, onions, and jicama.
3) Find foods that have multiple bacteria: There are tons of food available now that contain multiple strains of healthy bacteria for your gut. Look for these when looking into different kinds of probiotics.
4) Don’t drink chlorinated water or use it for cooking: This sounds like a given, but you never know! Did you know that chlorine can be added to water in order to kill bacteria? This is bad because if it’s killing bacteria, it could be killing the bacteria in your probiotic as well!