Why I Started Taking Probiotics

This is a sponsored post. I have partnered with Mom’s Meet and DR Ohhira’s Probiotics to bring you this post. All opinions are my own.

Probiotics-I am sure you have heard the term before. They’re not a new thing or even a new buzzword. What is new for me is my recent diet change. While I have tried to always follow a diet that is low carb due to my diabetes, in the last couple of weeks, I also switched to following a diet called flexitarianism. In fact, I have a blog in the works for it called The Flexible Vegetable. That’s how committed I am to this new life I am creating. To briefly define it, I am mostly vegetarian, but I do occasionally (as in once a week or less) eat meat. It’s not entirely plant based, because I will admit, I selfishly cannot see myself going without dairy cheese, because, as much as I am OK with cashew cheese and soy, they will never compare to dairy cheese for me and cheese is life.

ANYWAY, I started taking probiotics shortly after I started this journey because I had noticed that my bowels were none to happy with me for all the fiber I was now getting and since I changed up the game of what I am eating, there has definitely been some unhappy grumblings in the tummy. I had heard that probiotics also have other value in the body and I was super excited to try Dr Ohhira’s and see how my body changed in the month I took them. If you are excited to try some probiotics, read on to see how they helped me.

Why I started Taking Probiotics

Let’s look at some of the benefits of Dr Ohhira’s probiotics* first.

  • Contains prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics. These are the nourishment for the probiotics (PRE), the probiotcis themselves (made up of superfoods and mushrooms) and PH balancing organic acids as well as vitamins, minerals and nutrients (POST).
  • Probiotics aid in digestion and can actually help control symptoms of IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome)
  • DO NOT need to be refrigerated, so they are super convenient.
  • Can help control gas, bloating and even aid in weight management and appetite.
  • Helps promote healthy skin
  • Only 1 single pill a day! For me, this is a HUGE bonus.

Some noticeable differences I took note of after I started Dr Ohhira’s Probiotics

By day 5, I noticed a bit more energy. i don’t usually drink coffee, but I noticed I didn’t need anything (including my organic energy drink) that day.

By Day 10, I noticed my skin looked like it was more radiant. I wish I would have thought to take a picture on that day, but I forgot!

By Day 13, My stomach issues seemed far less severe. I had always suffered from lots of bloating and gas and It started to slowly drop off and by day 13, I was noticeably better.

By Day 24, I could tell a noticeable difference in how much better I was sleeping. I felt more rested in the morning and for me, this was a big deal since I suffer from chronic pain. Obviously, the Dr Ohhira’s Probiotics don’t help with pain, but they did help me get more restful sleep.

I am going to continue to take these because I am basically free from the gas that has plagued me for YEARS. I can’t believe how much less bloated I feel. I am also excited to see how they help boost my immune system as we head into fall and cold season starts.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to treat, cure or diagnose any disease or ailment.

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