Probiotics in Everyday Items

You wouldn’t believe the places probiotics are showing up these days! As consumers catch on to the exciting health benefits these little guys give us, manufacturers are rising up to the new demand.

From suppositories and enemas to facial cleansers (such as Clinique’s Probiotic Cleanser) and pet products, beneficial probiotics are cropping up in all kinds of everyday goods you’re already using. Even sun block lotions and drinking straws are made with probiotics these days.

In 2003, a Swedish biotech company, Ellen AB, began selling probiotic tampons in 2003 with natural fibers treated with lactic acid bacteria. They have been shown to decrease yeast and urinary tract infections in women (replacing the longtime household remedy of dipping a tampon in yogurt).

Other products with probiotics include:

✓ Gum/mint for oral and teeth health (www.profreshmints.com)

✓ Face creams (such as Epicuren acidophilus probioticcream)

✓ Soaps (Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Kampuku soap)

✓ Makeup (Clinique SPF 15)

✓ Anti-aging serums (Bioelements)

✓ Skin brighteners (Miessence)

When it comes to probiotics: the more the merrier.  Getting as many as you can from food to hygiene products and supplements like Probulin, ensures a better chance that the good bacteria you need gives you the health benefits you’re looking for.

Go with your gut,

The Probulin Team

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Face the World with Probiotics

It’s like Mom use to say: True beauty comes from within. And guess what! What lives in our guts may show in our faces. Some research suggests that an imbalance in gut flora can be linked to the production of blemishes. The toxins from bad bacteria actually seem to promote breakouts.

Traditional treatments, such as antibiotics, kill off the good as well as bad bacteria, further throwing your system’s balance out of whack. A steady regimen of Probulin may help to maintain a healthy ratio of good bacteria and reduce breakouts. In fact, this was first written about in the 1960s when Dr. R.H. Siver was doing a study with patients with gastrointestinal problems and treating them with probiotics. He noticed one side effect was that their skin cleared up… So while there’s not a lot of definitive research, it’s hard to ignore the connection between what bacteria is doing in your gut and your skin health!

When it’s time to let your inner beauty shine out, research sure is suggesting that probiotics may be valuable in helping you put your best face forward.

Go with your gut,

The Probulin Team