I’ve always found that the health and fitness industry pays too much attention to nutrition supplements that focus on strength, performance, and recovery.
But in order to achieve certain goals, your body needs a lot more than protein, and many nutritionists recommend that you actually start with your stomach by using probiotics.
The medical and scientific community has long linked a healthy gut to immune health and overall better well being.
However, this is one area of the supplement market where there are too many products that simply don’t work.
So, I spent a few months researching the best probiotics for women and getting some input from my dietitian as well. The result is a list of supplements that women can count on.
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1 - Transparent Labs Prebiotic Greens (Editor's Choice)
Out of all the probiotic supplements that I researched, Transparent Labs is the one that seemed to have the most impact.
This is possibly down to not just good quality ingredients, but with 8g of fiber, it may make quite a difference to your digestive health and effectiveness.
My only complaint is that it would be nice to have a flavored option available.
2 - Ora Organic Vegan Probiotic
For many women, health supplements absolutely have to be organic.
Yes, you pay a bit extra, but avoiding many common toxins may actually promote better immune health. This Ora Organic option is also vegan-friendly, and is based on 6 different types of bacteria.
The only thing I would say is that some women have reported that the capsules aren’t that easy to swallow.
3 - Women’s Pro Daily
This is one of the few probiotics for women that claims to be specifically designed to help with women’s health issues.
It doesn’t just contain probiotics for gut health, but also some that may improve vaginal health and prevent other health conditions.
I need to point out that to get the best effects, you may need to take up to 4 capsules per day. That may seem like a lot of pills. For me, at least.
Research has been conducted on specific bacteria that, when taken in supplemental form, can contribute to a more healthful vaginal environment.
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4 - Yuve Probiotic Gummies
These vegan gummies are designed to make it easier for women to get their kids to get a boost of probiotics that they may be struggling to get through food alone.
The texture isn’t the best for a gummy, but it’s a gummy.
so who cares.
5 - Mary Ruth's Liquid Probiotic
If you’re looking for the maximum number of probiotic strains, then Mary Ruth’s may be your best choice.
With 12 different bacteria, there are a lot of positive comments about it helping with stomach problems.
You may need to invest in a better measuring device as the included dropper is not very accurate.
6 - Naturelo Probiotic
This is a brand I hadn’t heard of before, but my dietitian had been testing them for a few months with clients that had digestion problems.
With 11 different strains of probiotics, it may improve your life, especially if you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
The one way it could be improved is with some added prebiotics or fiber.
7 - Ultra-30 Probiotics
Ultra-30 is one of the more popular brands that you’ll often find on health and life supplement shelves.
What I like about it is that the probiotics are independently tested and verified for quality.
While it does contain 18 different strains, it is one of the more expensive brands available.
How long should you take a probiotic?
You should take a probiotic for as long as it takes to rebalance your gut flora. If you have severe imbalances due to illness, then taking a probiotic for several months may be the right approach. For minor stomach issues, a few weeks could be enough.
What do probiotics do for your body?
Probiotics help your body achieve the right balance of good bacteria in your gut. Some supplements may also help women with vaginal health issues like yeast infections.
Can probiotics make you gain weight?
No, probiotics won’t make you gain weight. Some studies suggest that rebalancing your gut flora may actually help with weight management rather than cause weight gain.
Should you take probiotics in the morning or at night?
Most experts recommend that you take probiotics in the morning on an empty stomach. This increases the chance of the bacteria making it to the large intestine where they may actually provide most of the benefits.
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Which Probiotics Will Be Best For You?
Ultimately, the decision on the best probiotics for women will come down to your individual circumstances. If you have specific health issues, then your doctor may be able to tell you which probiotics will be more suitable.
However, if you just want to improve your overall gut and immune health, then Transparent Labs is the one I would suggest you try out. I use it regularly myself, and most of the women I work with and have used it have reported positive feedback.
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