Men, just like everyone else, benefit from maintaining a healthy digestive tract and taking a liquid probiotic regularly can be the best thing to do just that. Delivering beneficial bacteria straight to the gut can help create a balanced and harmonious environment full of microbes and benefit overall health.

Even though there are many similarities between men and women, there are some very distinct differences for men. Probiotics can help men avoid bloating, gas and constipation and maintain a healthy prostate, heart and colon.

 

Heart Health

Cardiovascular disease is the main cause of death in men, in Western societies. Therefore, looking after the heart is imperative, especially as men get older. Research shows that taking probiotics can help maintain good cholesterol levels and keep blood pressure balanced and healthy.

A certain bacteria Streptococcus mutans, are commonly found in the mouth. If the oral microbiome is in balance, these bacteria are usually under control, but if not, they can reproduce and make their way into the bloodstream. There, the immune system usually destroys them, but occasionally, they manage to make their way to the heart and colonise the tissue, compromising the cardiovascular function. Probiotics can help rebalance not only your gut microbiome but your oral microbiome too. Microbz living liquid Bio-Live cultures help to re-establish good bacteria and stabilise any bad bacteria that lives there – especially if swirled around the mouth a few times!

 

Prostate Health

Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland which can be caused by a bacterial infection and is more frequent in men with gastrointestinal disturbances such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Probiotics have been found to reduce the symptoms of prostatitis by decreasing the number of harmful bacteria and increasing the number of beneficial bacteria. Probiotics can help to prevent the development of acute and chronic bacterial prostatitis by fighting both inflammation and the possibility of infection.

An imbalance in the bacteria normally found in the urethra may reach the prostate and be involved in causing chronic prostatitis and use of antibiotics (typically prescribed for chronic prostatitis) may further trigger the disease. Antibiotics destroy bad bacteria but also wipe out the good bacteria, leaving the body more at risk of infection. Using a probiotic daily can help to manage prostatitis.

 

Bone Health

Osteoporosis is more frequent in women than men, although 80,000 men experience osteoporosis-related fractures every year and changes in bone density are more common in older men. Osteoporosis can result from intestinal inflammation and if left, can take a toll on bones. So, if the gut is unhealthy and inflamed, this can have a negative impact on bone health and inhibit the absorption of minerals, which are essential for bones.

Probiotics – especially those with Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.– can help lower levels of inflammation and support bones to rebuild. These strains can help to balance the gut and support immune responses to help the body absorb and use the minerals needed to encourage bone density.

Just like your lawn or car, the body needs constant maintenance and support to help keep it in the best shape. Take better care of your health with a probiotic with many different bacterial strains. Our Bio-Live Gold and Bio-Live Dark contain 14 families of beneficial bacteria, specifically chosen to support immunity, gut health and overall wellbeing. Start supporting your gut health today.

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