How Do I Know If I Need Probiotics?

Probiotics are live microorganisms that can be eaten in fermented foods and supplements. They don’t just boost gut bacteria in general, they promote a healthy balance by reintroducing a healthy mix of bacteria needed for healthy digestion. They also play an important role in our immune system, and more and more studies now show that the balance or imbalance of bacteria in your digestive system is linked to overall health and disease.

Perhaps you are still wondering, “How can I tell if I need probiotics?” The following five signs indicate you just might.


1. You have spontaneous sugar cravings 

Our digestive systems are made up of bacteria called  Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. Similar to their names, different bacteria enjoy different kinds of foods.
What you crave can depend on what types of bacteria you’re hosting. Your gut bacteria want to eat and keep you healthy, but some strains are tricky and will ask for more of their preferred food, so they can starve out their competitors who might eat something different. Some even hijack your taste buds, so you develop a taste for their preferred foods.

2. Your digestion is irregular

Our colons are home to 90% of the bacteria in our bodies, so it makes sense that these bacteria strongly influence our colon’s activity. In addition to regulating our bowel movements, a human-strain probiotic may also reduce other symptoms such as gas and bloating.

3. Your metabolism is slow

Studies have found that obese individuals have a less diverse gut microbiome. Evidence indicates that gut bacteria affect how we store fat, balance glucose levels in the blood, and respond to hormones that make us feel hungry or full. From the moment of birth, the wrong mix of microbes can help set the stage for obesity and diabetes.

4. You have taken antibiotics

Despite their scientific significance, antibiotics don't come without consequences. As they eliminate whatever bacteria was harming your body, they are also eradicating a sizeable amount of your gut's good bacteria population.

How Roex Can Help

Your health starts in your gut. In the past two decades, research has revealed how important gut health is to overall health and that a bad gut contributes to a wide range of diseases. Along with changing your diet, taking the right supplements can help support optimal gut health and digestive balance.

Browse our online store and take a look at our probiotic supplements or other beneficial gut health supplements that can help replenish the good bacteria in your digestive tract. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Roex team by chat, mail, or phone.

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