Maybe you think you can afford to lose some weight. To drop some of that belly fat. Maybe it’s 5, 15, or 50 pounds. And you read somewhere that thousands of people are turning to probiotics for belly fat.
And you decide maybe it’s time to give it shot.
So you head to your local store and search for probiotics. You look at the label and see a bunch of foreign sounding names. Lactobacillus casei. Bifidobacterium bifidum.
What does it all mean? And which ones help with weight loss?
Well, you’ll be surprised to know that there are thousands of species of probiotics out there. Each has a different function in your body. Some even can cause you to gain weight! *gasp*
That’s why it’s so crucial before you just purchase any probiotic…
Of all the different species of probiotics studied to date, L. gasseri is undoubtedly one of the most promising species to help with weight loss.
Specifically, the L. gasseri SBT 2055 strain. Several preclinical studies showed anti-obesity effects. (1, 2, 3, 4)
And if you thinks all, clinical trails conducted gave impressive results as well (5, 6, 7)
In one of the studies, researchers followed 210 healthy adults. And found that taking lactobacillus gasseri for 12 weeks shrunk body weight, fat wrapped around organs, body mass index, and waist and hip circumference.
Also, there was significant decrease in a protein related to fat storage and weight gain, serum adiponectin.
All in all, belly fat dropped 8.5%. The only thing was, when the participants stopped taking the probiotic, they gained back the belly fat within a month.
So if you are looking for a probiotic for belly fat and weight loss, then make sure there is lactobacillus gasseri included.
Lactobacillus rhamnosus another species that have gained popularity in microbiome studies for its weight loss properties.
So far studies have concluded that L. rhamnosus ATCC 53103, L. rhamnosus CGMCC1.3724…
And also the combination of L. rhamnosus ATCC 53102 and Bifidobacterium lactis Bb12.They show a drop in fat mass, body weight, and weight gain. (8, 9)
This points to L. rhamnosus link to lowering lipopolysaccharides levels (LPS) in the blood and also increasing the amoung of short-chain fatty acids (SCFA) in the gut. These 2 things contribute to weight loss.
But not only that, the probiotics also help with sustainable weight loss. That means for the participants, after they stopped taking the probiotic, continued to lose weight. So if you not only want results, but also want to keep the results for the long term, lactobacillus rhamnosus is the species you’re looking for.
Lastly, third on the list is also the most interesting. B. breve exists in the large intestine, unlike the other 2 which live in the small intestine.
More than just weight loss, which is awesome, B. breve also helps to relieve diarrhea, gas, irritable bowel syndrome, and allergies.
And for women, it can prevent yeast infections in the vagina. Because it lowers the pH of the places it inhabits, making it hard for the bad bacteria to grow there.
Bifidobacterium breve B-3 in particular has been shown in a 2015 clinical study to lower fat mass, and improve inflammation and metabolic disorders (10)
This strain is an all rounder when it comes to boosting your health, and giving your weight loss and immunity a little boost. Definitely one of the more popular strains available in the market.
You probably would be getting ready to head to the supermarket to scour the shelves again.
But wait. I’m going to warn you that supermarket probiotics are the worst kind there are out there.
That's because they are loaded excessively with additives like sugar, salt and preservatives. Those kind of unhealthy probiotics make you gain weight while damaging your gut health. Above that, they do not contain the correct strains proven for weight loss.
What you need is a natural probiotic that is specially formulated for weight loss, containing the right strains.
Using tested weight loss probiotics from recent clinical studies, we at Better Body Co. have formulated a 3-strain probiotic supplement called Provitalize.
Provitalize users have reported to lose as much as 5 pounds within a week, even without any major change in their diet or lifestyle.