Is It a Scam or a Panacea?
It seems as though every day there is a new article on the wonders of probiotics including their effect on weight, belly fat, and metabolic syndrome. Can taking a daily probiotic help you lose weight or is it junk science?

Gut Microbes: The Good Guys Versus the Bad Guys
There are countless microorganisms in and one the human body. Some of them are “good” bacteria and some are “bad” bacteria. Researchers believe the bacteria have an impact on weight loss and gain. When the bad bacteria outweigh the good, it leads to an imbalance in the gut known as dysbiosis. This can occur when there is not enough diversity amongst the bacteria. This is the reason it’s important to eat a wide variety of foods. Doing so helps to increase the diversity of gut bacteria. This lack of balance and diversity according to research published in 2013 can contribute to obesity while not being the underlying cause. Those at a healthy weight show a marked difference in their gut bacteria when compared to those at an unhealthy weight. The lack of diversity is also linked to inflammation in the body and inflammation is the root of many chronic conditions including metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.

Magic Probiotics

Probiotics can help bring our guts back into balance. And a happy gut has health benefits beyond losing weight. Different probiotics serve different purposes. They can:

  • Outnumber bad bacteria to maintain proper gut balance
  • Stimulating the immune system’s response
  • Strengthening the digestive tract’s barrier against harmful microorganisms
  • Improving nutrient uptake
  • Balancing hormones
  • Regulating mood
  • Promoting proper nervous system growth

The importance of gut bacteria to overall health and the role probiotics can play is a relatively new field of research. Scientists are discovering more and more every day. There is increasing evidence showing that the Lactobacillus strains of probiotics can help people shed weight and body fat. Probiotics alone are not enough, however. Probiotics play a significant role alongside an exercise program and a varied diet which includes plenty of vegetables, fruits, and other whole foods. At my office I have almost 20 types of probiotic formulas and there are four kinds of well researched, high-quality probiotics that are helpful for fat loss, improving metabolic health and markers, and promoting weight loss, visceral belly fat decrease.

Let me share some details on the two of my favorite probiotics that facilitate weight loss:

1. Metabolic Formula.

This multispecies probiotic supports healthy weight and energy metabolism. Metabolic Formula is a blend of 7 select probiotic species in a cellulose base. Designed to increase intestinal diversity and support healthy metabolism and weight management, each capsule provides 25 billion CFU.

  • Supports healthy energy homeostasis and glucose metabolism
  • Clean, hypoallergenic, and FODMAPS compliant
  • Available in 25B CFU capsules

2. Lean Probiotic Formula

Features vegetarian, gluten- and dairy-free patented HOWARU ® Shape Bifidobacterium animalis subsp lactis B420. This probiotic strain has been proven safe, effective, and well-tolerated. It has been shown to assist with healthy body composition by improving gut barrier function, supporting the reduction of body fat mass, and promoting less calorie consumption.

  • Supports Healthy Weight Management
  • Promotes Gut Barrier Function
  • Promotes Intake of Less Calories
  • Supports Reduction of Body Fat Mass

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