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Should You Include a Probiotic in Your Menopause Routine?

Going through menopause isn’t fun. If you are a woman who is nearing the age of menopause, there are different ways to combat the effects. Symptoms menopausal women suffer from are vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, irregular periods, hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain and trouble sleeping.

Some symptoms can be eliminated by taking a daily supplement. Working in a daily vaginal moisture supplement can help you rid yourself of vaginal dryness and painful intercourse. Other symptoms can be eliminated or reduced by something you would probably need more in your life anyway — probiotics.

Mood Swings and Trouble Sleeping

Women who suffer from mood swings and trouble sleeping may want to make probiotics a part of their daily routine. One study did show that women who regularly intake probiotics have reduced mood swings and sleep deprivation.

Reduced Weight Gain

Women’s metabolism slows down when going through menopause. There are ways to reduce the weight gain. By watching your calorie intake and exercising three to five times a day, you can reduce some weight gain. Eating healthy can also help you eliminate any weight gain. By adding more probiotics to your diet, your body will create proper fat metabolism, reducing weight fluctuation.

Prevent UTIs

Women have an increased chance of suffering from UTIs when going through menopause. Due to decreased estrogen, there is an increased change for pathogens to cause an infection. To reduce the risk of UTIs, increase your intake of probiotics.

Probiotics can help women of all ages in many different ways. It can help balance bacteria in your digestive system, prevent diarrhea, improve your heart health, reduce seasonal allergies and improve your eczema. As if that weren’t enough, the right kind of probiotics can help boost your immune system.

Start making probiotics a part of your daily diet to help become a healthier, happier you. If you aren’t sure what kind of probiotics to invest in, you can find them in certain foods — this includes dark chocolate, Greek yogurt, green peas, sauerkraut, kimchi and kefir.

 

Sources:

18 Probiotic Foods for a Healthy Gut


https://www.prevention.com/health/post-menopause-supplements

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