6 Signs You Need Probiotics

Do you experience yeast issues? Feel bloated after almost every meal, or get weird rashes that seem to take millions of years to recover despite being on medication? Well, this is the post for you.

Why do you need probiotics

1. Use of antibiotic

You have used or is currently on antibiotics. Yea, sure, antibiotics kill bacteria. However, antibiotics are unable to differentiate between the good bacteria and bad bacteria. Antibiotics are designed to kill all bacteria regardless of type.

Probiotics help re-balance the gut health with beneficial bacteria. Once you have a balanced gut, your mental and physical health will increase tremendously!

2. Gastrointestinal and digestive issues

Probiotics can help with gastrointestinal issues, such as bloating and diarrhoea.

I seem to have experienced the worse of everything related to gut health – bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, acid reflux, to name a few. All these symptoms mentioned are highly possible due to an imbalance of your gut flora.

To combat that, here come probiotics to the rescue! Studies have shown that probiotics aid in the healing:

  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • Regulates irritable bowels
  • Eliminates diarrhoea
  • Reduces nearly all digestive challenges (Sharing this from real personal experience!)

3. Candida (yeast) overgrowth

I believe that if you have never experienced yeast overgrowth before, you probably wouldn’t know that it exists.

Every one of us has a certain amount of yeast in our body. When it gets out of control (thanks to an unhealthy gut health), the yeast starts overgrowing inside our body.

Candida or Yeast overgrowth can be tackled by consuming probiotics

Where can yeast overgrowth happen?

  • Throat (that’s when you feel a sore or itchy throat)
  • Tongue (a potential cause of bad breath)
  • Ear (your ear canals itch so badly that it even produces puss)
  • The folds in between fingers/ back of the knees/arms (sometimes seen as eczema)
  • Genital areas (recurrent yeast infections found in both men and women)

If you tend to get recurrent yeast infections and no medication has helped, you might want to try taking probiotics. Also, cut down on your sugar intake because the yeast fungus feeds on sugar to sustain the living.

4. Depression and anxiety

You are struggling really hard to stay focused, constantly feeling tired and sad. Worse of all, nothing makes you feel better, not even chocolate!

The brain and gut are closely connected, these two have an amazing communication pattern that let each other know of their health status through the nervous system.  It is clinically proven that probiotics may ease your anxiety and depression, and also stabilizes mood swings.

5. Weak immune system

Bad bacteria in our system needs to be balanced with good ones, especially if you tend to fall sick often.

You will be the first one who catches the sick bug in your family/class/office. You are constantly sneezing, coughing or taking medical leave. As mentioned above, your gut and brain are closely connected, hence 70%-80% of your immune system comes from the health of your gut. Probiotics enhance your immunity system by fighting off excessive inflammation in your gut, therefore boosting immunity to your body. Consider adding probiotics to your daily supplement intake. Your body will thank you 🙂

6. Aggravating skin conditions

Since I was young until this day, I will get mysterious hives happening, even though I watched what I eat. I couldn’t quite understand what was happening when I was younger until I understood the relationship between gut health and immunity.

When your gut balance goes hay-wired, it sends signals to your body warning you about it. This manifests as skin conditions such as hives, rashes and various other skin allergic reactions. Why skin? ‘Cause our skin is the largest body organ and the first to show signs of immune system dysfunction!

Eczema and psoriasis can be managed by taking probiotics regularly.

 

If you have eczema or skin rashes for no particular reasons, try cutting down on dairy products. Eat fresh foods. Take high-quality probiotics!

In summary

There are about 100 Trillion microorganisms on and in our body. The things we use on our skin, the medications that we take, or the foods that we consume could potentially kill most good bacteria that helps in keeping our gut health in check.

Do you experience these 6 important signs?