Updated: Jan 22, 2020
A Guide for Bariatrics on use of Probiotics.
After weight loss surgery, the balance between “good” and “bad” bacteria may become altered. This is due to the disruption of your GI tract, as well as the use of antibiotics after surgery to help prevent infection. While antibiotics can help keep harmful bacteria at bay, they can also wipe out the good bacteria in your body.
In a study from Stanford University School of Medicine, researchers found that those patients who took a probiotic after Gastric Bypass to lose more weight than those that did not take a probiotic supplement.
This study showed that at three months post-op, the probiotics group had a 47.6 percent weight loss, while the control group had a 38.5 percent weight loss.
This study also found that the group taking probiotics had a higher level of vitamin B12 than those in the control group (not taking a probiotic). This is significant because post-gastric bypass patients typically have low levels of vitamin B12.
What are Probiotics?
Probiotics are the live microorganisms you can take to improve your health by adding to your good bacteria stores.In addition to supporting digestive and immune health, getting additional beneficial bacteria also helps your body digest valuable nutrients from your food and plays an important role in producing needed vitamins like vitamin B12 and vitamin K.
Below are 8 Questions and Answers when choosing the right daily probiotic supplement:
CAN'T I GET PROBIOTICS FROM MY FOODS?
Yes, you can get probiotics from food, but take it from me that the amount of probiotic, taste, and cost probably won't be the greatest.
HOW DO I CHOOSE PROBIOTIC?
I have tried 7 different brands and hands down the best product for me and my husband is RENUE LIFE. Use this great online tool that helps take the guesswork out of choosing. (Ultimate Flora Women's Care is my favorite)
HOW MUCH DO I TAKE?
Choosing a probiotic with billions of live cultures per serving will help you get more of the friendly microbes that occur naturally in a healthy gut. Some of the most effective probiotic supplements have at least 10 billion cultures per serving. ( I rotate between the below)
HOW DO I TAKE IT?
I take one capsule daily with or without food. I also refrigerate it according to the bottle.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO WORK?
Every human body is different, for example, mine reacted sooner than my husbands
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Probiotics are not pharmaceutical drugs; they are dietary supplements that support good digestion and immune health. Ask your doctor if you do have questions in regards to medicines interactions if any.
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