How Probiotics Can Help with Menopause Symptoms
A healthy balance of bacteria in your gut can positively impact all aspects of your health. Due to declining estrogen levels at peri/menopause, there may be several imbalances in your body. Maintaining good gut health is one way of lessening the effects of these hormonal imbalances.
What are Probiotics?
Probiotics are live microorganisms, such as bacteria and yeasts, that are beneficial for your health. They are particularly important for the health and efficacy of your gastrointestinal tract (GIT). Our bodies are full of bacteria, including both good (beneficial) and bad (disease-causing). Probiotics are considered good bacteria because they help keep your digestive tract healthy.
Types of Probiotics
Several types of bacteria can be classified as probiotics. However, the most common ones are:
Probiotics also comprise beneficial yeast cells. Saccharomyces boulardii is the most common yeast found in probiotics.
What are Prebiotics and Why are They Important?
The probiotics in your gut, or gut microflora, need something to feed on. Non-digestible foods (certain types of fiber) in your gut acts as a food source for prebiotics. Dietary sources of high-fiber foods include whole grains, onions, bananas, artichokes, greens, and soybeans.
The Benefits of Taking Probiotics During Peri/Menopause
Probiotics are known for helping to ward off infection and inflammation in your gastrointestinal tract (GIT). However, they perform several other interesting actions as well.
Some probiotics even help to decrease the effects of diminished estrogen levels. They do so by helping to recycle estrogen in the gut. In addition, some probiotic strains help to convert metabolites from phytoestrogens (estrogen-like compounds found in plants) to estrogen equivalents. These will then bind with estrogen receptors in the body, mimicking the effects of circulating estrogen. Increased estrogen-receptor binding will help to reduce peri/menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, irritability, osteoporosis, weight gain, and cardiovascular disease.
Probiotics not only improve your gut microflora; they can enhance the microflora in other areas of the body too, including the vagina. During peri/menopause, some women experience drying and thinning of the vaginal mucosa. This makes the vagina and uterine tract more susceptible to infection. Establishing a healthy vaginal microflora can help ward off postmenopausal infections as well as urinary tract infections.
What Probiotics are in MenoLab's Fit and Glow Products?
- Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. Lactis 420. (B420™): B420 Can help balance hormones in the body by recycling estrogen. It has also demonstrated assistance in weight loss.
- Lactobacillus reuteri 1E1®: This probiotic has been shown to aid in mood stabilization, decrease anxiety, and help improve bone density.
- Lactobacillus gasseri Lg-36®: L. gasseri plays a role in how the body senses nutrients. It also plays a role in regulating hunger and cravings. Therefore, it is a very useful component in supplements that help with weight loss.
- Lactobacillus plantarum Lp-115®: This probiotic helps with metabolism, weight loss, and immunity. L. plantarum is also valuable in a weight loss regime as it may improve metabolic rates and stabilize sugar metabolism and blood sugar levels.
Choosing the Right Probiotics for You
We are all unique and our bodies have different strengths and weaknesses. While most women will experience common peri/menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings, some women might have greater trouble with their metabolism, weight gain, and energy levels, while others will be plagued by premature skin aging and lackluster hair. The MenoLabs supplements are specifically formulated and balanced to ease common issues as well as treat specific concerns.
Menopausal hormone changes can affect your body’s ability to produce the building blocks that it needs to maintain the strength of your nails and hair, as well as the elasticity and glow of your skin. MenoGlow® is formulated to provide relief from a multitude of menopause symptoms as well as help support healthy skin and nails.
MenoFit® and Happy Fiber™
MenoFit® is formulated with 28 ingredients. These include probiotics, herbs, vitamins, and minerals. This supplement is tailor-made to help ease many of your peri/menopausal symptoms. MenoFit® may reduce hot flashes and help with weight loss, heart health, mood balancing, and improve joint and bone health.
To maximize the effects of the probiotics in the MenoFit® supplement, it can be taken in conjunction with Happy Fiber™. Happy Fiber™ comprises inulin, fructooligosaccharides, and corn dextrin. These fibers work together to slow digestion, optimize nutrient uptake, stabilize blood sugar levels, and reduce LDL cholesterol. The ‘happy’ part is attributed to the addition of L-tyrosine. Tyrosine is a precursor to the neurotransmitter, dopamine, which plays a role in experiencing happiness.
The Benefits of MenoLab's Fit and Glow Products
MenoFit® and MenoGlow® probiotic supplements are specifically formulated for women experiencing the discomforts associated with peri/menopause. These MenoLab supplements combine probiotics with a prebiotic blend and supportive nutrients. The holistic combinations help to combat common peri/menopausal issues, such as hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings. In addition, MenoGlow® will help to improve the health and radiance of your skin, hair, and nails. By improving your metabolism, moods, and energy levels, MenoFit® will help to get your body back on track and feeling great.
Author: Lezanne Winshaw