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Should Men Take Probiotics?

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Filling your body with the right nutrients while getting enough sleep and exercise is all part of a healthy routine. But if you’re trying to support other essential functions of the body, such as good digestion, you might consider adding supplements to your men’s health plan.

Dietary supplements can come in either tablet, capsule, powder, or gummy form. They work to provide organic or inorganic compounds that you may be lacking. So, for example, if your body is having a harder time breaking down nutrients to digest food, your doctor may recommend a supplement regimen. 

Common issues that can develop from using supplements to support healthy digestion include:

  • Not knowing which supplements your body needs

  • Not knowing which supplements brands are credible

  • Not knowing if your supplements are working in harmony to aid digestion and maintain proper gut health.

What You Need to Know About Gut Health

Gut health is gaining a lot of attention among health experts, as they continue to research the link between good digestion and full-body wellness. Gut health has to do with the balance of microorganisms that live inside your gastrointestinal (GI) tract. 

A simple way to think about this is there are two types of bacteria living in your body: good vs. bad bacteria. 

The good bacteria in your GI tract, also known as gut flora, help support digestion. The bad bacteria can make you feel sick and cause infection. So, if your GI tract is experiencing more of the bad bacteria, your microorganisms become imbalanced. It’s at this point that you may decide to add more of the good bacteria to help eliminate the bad, thus regaining balance.

You may have already seen supplement brands advertising probiotics to support good gut health and prevent unwanted side effects from eating certain foods, such as: 

  • Abdominal bloating

  • Discomfort

  • Flatulence

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

What Are Probiotics?

Probiotics contain a combination of the microorganisms and yeast that naturally live inside your body. 

It’s important to remember that not all probiotics are the same, however. Different strains will cause you to experience different reactions. The two most common probiotic bacteria that you can purchase in stores are Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria. 

Probiotics for Men

To answer the question of whether men should take probiotics to support their gut health gets a bit more complicated. The reason is people will experience digestion issues individually. Your hormones, for example, need to work with your GI tract, organs, and other areas of the body to digest foods and absorb nutrients.

So, if you’re experiencing a hormonal imbalance, or you’re living with a different men’s health issue, a probiotic may not be as effective for you as it is for someone else.

Alway Consult with a Men’s Health Expert

Probiotics can aid digestion and support your GI tract, but consulting with a men’s health expert is the only way to choose the right strain of probiotics to ensure you enjoy its full benefits. 

At EveresT Men’s Health, our team will help you find a proactive plan that aligns with your goals, health needs, and individual condition. We’ll set you up with a comprehensive medical exam that allows us to analyze areas of your health that may be causing you to experience gut health issues. So please, take the time to communicate to the medical providers at EveresT and inform them of any GI issues you may be having. They will help to determine what steps can be taken to address proper balance. 

If you are experiencing upper GI issues like acid reflux (heartburn), or lower GI issues, abnormal bowel patterns or abdominal discomfort, our team will work to find the best solution.  

Once we identify any deficiencies, we’ll develop a lifestyle program that helps you take back control of your health and wellness.

To get started, schedule an appointment with EveresT today!