Gut health gets a lot of the spotlight when we talk about probiotics—and for good reason. Probiotics can be an integral tool to keep your GI tract working smoothly. They can help increase good bacteria, stimulate the digestive hormone cholecystokinin, and break down bile salts to help with excretion and toxin elimination.

But the benefits of probiotics extend beyond your stomach. They actually build a foundation for whole-body health in 3 other major ways: 

Boosts Immunity

Your gut accounts for about 70% of your whole immune system. But when you nourish that ecosystem with high-quality probiotics, you’re protecting your immune system against possible infections and reducing how long you’ll be sick, too. Routine For Her includes the thoroughly studied strain Bifidobacterium lactis Bl-04, which has been shown to kickstart a faster immune response thanks to higher Immunoglobulin G levels and reduce the risk of upper respiratory tract infections by 27%. In fact, a study showed that those who took a placebo got sick in 2.5 months, while those who took Bl-04 didn’t get sick until 3.2 months.

Balances Vaginal Health

When you hear the words “bacteria” or “yeast,” you might automatically think it’s a negative. But if the microbiome tells us anything, it’s that bacteria can be a good thing. In fact, beneficial microbes protect your reproductive system against potentially harmful pathogens that can lead to infections like candidal vulvovaginitis, a.k.a. yeast infections. Routine For Her contains 2 strains—Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 and Lactobacillus acidophilus LA-14—that have been clinically proven to inhibit the growth of specific pathogens and prevent future infections. They also mitigate frustrating issues like itching and discharge.

Promotes a Healthy Weight

Probiotics can even influence that number on your scale—specifically Bifidobacterium lactis B-420 which you’ll find in Routine For Her, comes with significant science. A pivotal 2016 study showed that people who take B-420 have greater changes in total body, trunk, and abdominal fat mass, as well as inflammation markers. Translation? Probiotics can help tackle that challenging midsection area where it’s often most difficult to lose unwanted weight.

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  1. How do probiotics specifically influence the immune system beyond just supporting gut health?

    Probiotics exert their influence on the immune system beyond gut health by nourishing the gut microbiome, which comprises about 70% of the body's immune system. However, the article doesn't delve into the specific mechanisms through which probiotics interact with immune cells or modulate immune responses outside the gastrointestinal tract.

  2. Are there any potential side effects or risks associated with taking probiotics for whole-body health, especially in the context of boosting immunity and promoting weight loss?

    While the article highlights the benefits of probiotics, such as boosting immunity and promoting weight loss, it doesn't address any potential side effects or risks associated with their use. Understanding potential adverse effects is important for individuals considering incorporating probiotics into their daily routine, especially if they have underlying health conditions or concerns.

  3. Are probiotics effective for everyone, or are there specific populations that may benefit more from their use? For instance, individuals with certain health conditions or dietary restrictions might wonder if probiotics are suitable for them.

    Probiotics may not yield uniform benefits for everyone, as individual responses can vary based on factors such as genetics, diet, lifestyle, and overall health status. While some individuals may experience positive outcomes from probiotic supplementation, others may not see significant improvements or may even experience adverse effects. Therefore, understanding who might benefit most from probiotics and under what circumstances could provide valuable insights for readers seeking to optimize their health through supplementation.


Written by Philippe Gauthier

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