Natural Health and Wellness for the Whole Family

Probiotic for Constipation, Bloating, and Vaginal Health

By Sarah Axtell, ND April 15, 2019

There is a growing interest in the use of probiotics for gastrointestinal issues and women’s health issues, such as UTI’s and vaginal yeast infections. Confused on which particular probiotic to take for these issues?

Lactobacillus reuteri (L. reuteri) is a strain of bacteria that addresses both chronic constipation and  abdominal bloating along with women’s health issues.

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) can result in elevated amounts of hydrogen and/or methane gases. Elevated methane gas is associated with chronic constipation and abdominal bloating. L.reuteri reduces methane gas in the small intestine, thus having a beneficial effect on chronic constipation.

In addition to benefiting the GI tract, research shows that Lactobacillus strains of bacteria, notably L. reuteri, can disrupt pathogenic bacteria and yeast biofilms in the vagina and inhibit the growth of urogenital pathogens.

We carry a quality probiotic that contains this beneficial bacteria, L. reuteri: Pro Flora Women’s Probiotic. Recommended dose is 1-2 capsules per day.

References:

The effect of Lactobacillus reuteri supplementation in adults with chronic functional constipation: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.

Effect of Lactobacillus reuteri (DSM 17938) on methane production in patients affected by functional constipation: a retrospective study.

Vaginal Microbiota and the Use of Probiotics.

Editor’s Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health practitioners with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health program.


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