1. Brain Fog and Decline in Memory
You’re experiencing non-specific health symptoms, such as: Brain fog, decline in memory, or cognitive dysfunction.
2. Bloated and Gassy
Bloating is a clear indication that your gut bacteria in your intestine are out of balance. Even one course of antibiotics can kill off the good bacteria in your gut and cause unfriendly micro-organisms to proliferate.
The average person has about 0.5 to 1.5 litres of gas hanging out in their digestive track per day and as a result most of us ‘pop’ several times a day – up to 20 times is in the ‘normal range’ – but excess flatulence is definitely a sign that your gut bacteria are out of balance and that the ‘bad guys’ are winning in the battle.
3. Reoccurring Infections Down There!
If you’re suffering from recurrent yeast infections that’s a clear sign you’d benefit from a probiotics. A yeast can flourish when you don’t have a good balance of bacteria as the candida albicans yeast is particularly opportunistic in both the gut and vagina.
But it’s not just thrush that signals an imbalance. Recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) are also a sign that you could benefit from a probiotic. UTIs are common in women with decreases in vaginal Lactobacilli, which are the predominant vaginal flora which suppress the bad bacteria. While several studies have shown that L. acidophilus NCFM probiotic strain can help with the prevention of UTIs in women.
A 2010 study published in FEMS Microbiology Letters found that S boulardii also helps to reduce candida and inflammation.