Preparing for Probiotics: How Ladies Can Benefit from Bacteria
You hear it constantly, don’t you?
Some form of “Take your vitamins!” or “Eat more vegetables!” Imagine opening the front door to hear “Do you have a moment to discuss our favorite BCAAs?”
Health is such a nebulous thing, isn’t it? What works for you may not work for your loved ones, but may work for that jerk who cut you off earlier this morning. For instance, the American Health Association suggests that women consume no more than six teaspoons of sugar each day. Meanwhile, the AHA recommends no more than nine teaspoons of sugar for men in the same time span. That means a single Snickers (which contains approximately seven teaspoons of sugar) contains more than the AHA’s daily recommendation for women. Totally. Not. Fair!
To keep the nutritional boxes checked, supplements and the probiotics within have become big business – especially for women. It may seems strange that bacteria can be such a big boost to a lady’s health, but a little bit of curiosity can help us figure out the ‘what’, ‘how’, and ‘why’. For example, let’s digest some info on two probiotics you or yours may have seen on the backs of those bottles:
This has become a very popular probiotic for women’s health products, as studies have shown that it can help prevent yeast infections and urinary tract infections. Lactobacillus plantarum was also shown to alleviate abdominal pain caused by Irritable Bowel Syndrome in women. Also, despite the prefix of ‘Lacto’, Lactobacillus actually won’t hurt anyone who is lactose intolerant. You may see it listed different ways (“Lactobacillus acidophilus”, “Lactobacillus brevis”, “Lactobacillus bulgaricus”, “Lactobacillus fermentum”, etc.), but you can rest assured that those little bacteria are out to help everyone, with added bonuses to the ladies!
- Lactic acid
So let’s say our female friend eats that Snickers. Can’t blame her at all, though she probably knows that means a few more reps at the gym. Unfortunately, that may mean lactic acid can build up and cause her muscles to ache. What seems like an annoyance, though, can actually be very helpful! If she took a supplement featuring lactobacillus beforehand, that bacteria is what converts sugar into lactic acid, aka energy!
Yep, the body uses lactic acid as a secondary fuel source for muscles when there is a lack of oxygen; it’s your body’s backup plan so you can get on with your day despite adding those extra few reps in. Women also get an added bonus in that lactic acid regulates the pH level in their bodies. Mighty helpful for women who are looking for an extra push of energy to get through their day while improving their health all the while. Dr. Ohhiras Probiotics are 6.25 times stronger than any other probiotic on the market; also they are the most human like lactic acid bacteria so your body sees it as itself and not a bacterial invader.
Supplements don’t have to be some daunting task that frustrates. By taking your time to research what does what, you can easily discern a very clear idea of what can work as well as why it should. Lactobacillus, its variations, and the lactic acid it can produce all great probiotics for women, so seek out supplements that feature them, such as Dr. Ohhira’s “Original Formula” Probiotics. They may even make listening to everyone a little bit easier to deal with.