5 Signs You Need To Take Probiotics

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Probiotics microscopic view

What Are Probiotics?

Probiotics are live microorganisms that improve your health when consumed. They’re found in yoghurt, other fermented foods and dietary supplements.

Probiotics contain a variety of microorganisms. The most common are bacteria that belong to groups called Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. [1]

Once consumed and in our intestines, these natural and good bacteria help balance our gut microflora and support our immune system. [2]

Person with upset stomach

5 Signs You Need To Take Probiotics

1. Upset Stomach

If your stomach is frequently upset by symptoms such as gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal pain, these can be signs of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a common condition that affects the large intestines. A review published in July 2018 in the journal F1000 Research suggested that imbalances in the gut bacteria, called dysbiosis, can play a role in the development of IBS for some people. [3]

2. Chronic Fatigue

A study published in April 2017 in the journal Microbiome found that people with chronic fatigue syndrome may have imbalances in the gut microbiome, which consists of the bacteria, microorganisms, fungi, and viruses present in the gastrointestinal tract. Researchers also found that almost half of the people with fatigue also had IBS. [3]

3. Bad Skin

Research has also shown a link between an unhealthy gut and skin problems such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema. A review published in July 2018 in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology stated that the gut microbiome influences the skin through complex immune mechanisms and that probiotics and prebiotics may help balance the gut and thus prevent or treat these inflammatory skin issues. [3]

4. Allergies

Another review published in July 2018 in Frontiers in Microbiology found that an unhealthy gut can play a complex role in allergic conditions including respiratory allergies, food allergies, and skin allergies. [3]

5. Lactose Intolerance

There is evidence that probiotics can decrease and alleviate symptoms of lactose intolerance. This can occur by increased hydrolysis of lactose in the dairy product and in the small intestine. It can also be achieved by manipulation of the colonic metabolism. [4, 5]

Probiotics available at SM Health Care Sdn Bhd

Bio-Life Imunix

BiO-LiFE Imunix (3x 10's)

  • Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM® 5mg
    Bifidobacterium lactis BL-04 4mg
    *Total count: 3 billion CFU
  • No preservatives, artificial colours and flavours
  • 1 capsule once daily with meal
  • Promotion price: RM 74.90 (20% discount)


Bio-Life Gold Pre & Probiotics

BiO-LiFE A.B. Adult Gold Pre & Pro 30s

  • Lactobacillus plantarum LP01: 60.00mg
    Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12: 133.33mg
    Inulin-Oligofructose Powder: 2271.00mg (derived from Chicory Root) providing Inulin-Oligofructose: 2089.32mg
    *Total count: 10 billion CFU probiotics
  • No preservatives, artificial colours and flavours
  • Take 1 sachet daily before food. Mix the contents of the sachet with water.
  • Promotion price: RM 64.90 (18% discount)

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