As I am working to lose weight, I am realizing that eating right and exercising is only part of the key to improving my health. Our bodies can have imbalances and deficiencies due to stress, hormones, foods we eat, lack of sleep and even from the medications we take. Taking vitamins and nutritional supplements to help with those issues can not only improve your health, but help make losing weight easier.
One supplement that is important to take is a probiotic. Probiotics are micro-organisms (or bacteria) which can be taken in a supplement form to help promote digestive and immune health. Our bodies contain both good and bad bacteria (flora) naturally. However, when there is an imbalance of these flora (meaning there is more bad than good bacteria in our systems) we can often experience digestive, immunity problems.
As women, what we eat, stress, birth control and fluctuating hormone levels can cause the flora in our bodies to get out of balance. I can tell you how much energy it takes out of you when your digestive system is out of balance. I have had gallbladder problems for a year & a half which has caused frequent heartburn, bloating and an upset stomach.
Taking a good probiotic like Provella, which is specially formulated for women, can significantly improve our digestive, feminine, immunity health and overall well-being. Provella includes 6 strains of bacteria that specifically target the needs of the female body. These include: Lactobacillus acidopholis, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus rhamnosos, Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus reuteri and Bifidobacterium bifidum.
Provella is gluten free and suitable for vegetarians but it does have trace amounts of milk in it. Provella is very easy to take. It’s just one supplement a day. They are easy to swallow and you can take them with or without food.
I also like how the bottle has a flip top and isn’t a screw off top. This might sound like something silly to mention, but when you are a busy working woman, anything that makes it more convenient to take your vitamins and supplements matters
You can learn more about Provella in the video below. Provella can be purchased at drugstore.com or behind the counter at your local pharmacy without a prescription. You can get a coupon for $6 off at this link on Mom Central.
The first eight or nine days I started taking Provella, I did notice a little stomach discomfort and pain. I am sure this was just from my digestive system starting to get back in balance. After taking it for over three weeks, I have noticed a significant decrease in heartburn and bloating (which I used to experience on a daily basis).
My digestive system is definitely feeling and acting more in balance now. I know from taking probiotics in the past that my digestive health will only continue to improve as I continue to take Provella. Making sure I’m doing all I can to be healthy including taking probiotics will also assist my weight loss efforts!
What about you? Have you ever taken probiotics or would you consider it now after learning more about the benefits? Please leave a comment below!
— Misty Kearns (@ceoofmeinc) September 12, 2012
“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Provella. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”