I'm digging up a past series I used to do of reviewing and recommending my favorite kitchen, cooking, and overall wellness products. Here, I want to share a review of the probiotic Body Biotics. Body Biotics is both a prebiotic and a probiotic, and its results/impact on my overall health have been remarkable.
why probiotics are important
Probiotics help balance out the gut flora in your intestines, which many doctors have attributed to overall mental and physical health.
why i'm a fan of body biotics' probiotics
This is the first probiotic that I have felt a material difference in my overall wellbeing. I feel less bloated, my skin is better, my intuitive eating journey has improved (see below). It works for me! It's available on Amazon.com for $39.20.
this body biotics probiotic really helped my rosacea
i've had rosacea for ever, and most days either have to accept that people think i have a sunburn, or have to wear green-tinted concealer across my nose and cheeks.
rosacea is an inflammatory disease, and we all know that there are foods that trigger it. by healing your gut, rosacea can improve.
taking this probiotic has made a big difference in my rosacea.
taking a probiotic has helped with my intuitive eating journey
So, I don't "do" health food - I have a food blog, I love to go out to eat -- my body is not really a temple. What I practice is mindful, intuitive eating. I just eat what I want until I'm satisfied, not overeating, just enjoying everything in moderation. I've noticed my ability to honor both my fullness and my hunger has improved since starting to take Body Biotics, which is so helpful for intuitive eating.
Another part of my intuitive eating journey is that since I don't restrict any food groups and definitely enjoy going out to eat, I can sometimes get heartburn, or stomach aches, or headaches, oftentimes as the result of too much brie or wine or pizza. Balancing out my gut flora with this probiotic has made my heartburn/stomaches really go away.
I also don't get hangovers as much as I used to -- mitigating painful body aches and headaches -- since starting to take Body Biotics. I'm not sure what the correlation is between gut health and no hangovers, but that's been my experience.
Also, my rosacea has improved since starting to take body biotics -- which is kind of amazing.
how often to take a probiotic
I take 3-4 capsules of this in the morning and plan to do so forever!