Diet Talk: 10 Clinical Studies That Suggest Probiotics' Impact On Weight Loss
In today's episode of diet talk, we talk about 10 clinical studies (references included) done on specific probiotic strains that may impact weight loss.
Over the last few years, more companies have been investing in developing good bacteria that seem to have a positive effect on losing weight.
Whether you're on a diet or workout plan, consuming these strains, termed as "thermogenic" probiotics might help accelerate your goals for 2019...
Before we dig into the studies so you can decide for yourself, first let's recap...
What are "Thermogenic" Probiotic Strains?
Thermogenic Probiotics are specific strains of good bacteria that have been studied to boost metabolism, manage calorie absorption and break down fat cells.
Many clinical studies have been done on specific strains that suggest their impact on weight loss.
Unlike normal probiotics that simply support digestion and immunity...
"Thermogenic" gut bacteria mirror the positive weight management effects of thermogenic supplements like green tea extract, caffeine and capsicum without the negative side effects like headaches, nausea and increased heart palpitations.
Some of these thermogenic strains - L. Gasseri, B. Breve and B. Lactis - Are commonly found in certain types of milk, cottage cheese, kombucha, sauerkraut and specific yogurts.
The Rise Of Thermogenic Probiotics In Weight Loss
In 2015, scientists in Japan researching the effects of a probiotic strain (L. Gasseri SBT 2055) made an interesting finding.
They ran a multiple center study where 210 people ingested the L. Gasseri strain with fermented milk for a period of 12 weeks.
The subjects were instructed not to make big changes to their diet and exercise routines to keep the variables consistent.
On average, the 210 people experienced positive results with significant impact on weight (specifically around their midsection).
Others reported reduced inches while being able to keep the weight off during the full duration of the research.
Strains like B. Breve and B. Lactis have also been through multiple tests/trials to understand their impact on increasing metabolism, supporting healthy cholesterol levels and acting as anti-inflammatories.
In addition, many people who have tried thermogenic probiotics also report better energy, sleep, healthier cravings and better immune function.
Here are the 10 ways thermogenic probiotics can impact weight:
Study #1: Probiotic Strains That Manages Sugar Cravings & Appetite By Increasing Hormone GLP-1
There's good news.
Certain probiotic strains may help increase the production of an appetite-reducing hormone called GLP-1.
A study done on 46 men & women concluded that higher levels of GLP-1 concentrations led to feelings of fullness, which is associated with increased fat oxidation as well.
This study also suggests that increased levels of GLP-1 may help burn calories & fat.
Study #2: Probiotic Strains That Helps Manage Fat Storage By Increasing ANGPTL4 Protein Levels
ANGPTL4 protein is fat inhibitor regulated by gut bacteria.
In this study, by manipulating the gut flora composition (types of bacteria present in the intestines), researchers were able to modify the gene composition of ANFPTL4 to impact fat storage regulation.
This is a potential gateway for future weight management trials & provides a good perspective for the public to understand the possible uses of probiotics for obesity.
Study #5: Probiotic Strains That Help Excess Fat Accumulation In The Body, On High-Calorie Diets
Is it possible to accumulate less fat when on a high-calorie diet?
Some studies suggest... yes!
A combination of "thermogenic" strains were tested in 18-30 year old males for a 2 week period. The study suggests that the supplementation may have provided protection from body mass gain and fat accumulation when on a high-fat, high-energy diet.
While this doesn't mean people can eat ice cream and still lose weight, it does mean that we're one step closer in understanding how the body chooses to store fat.
Do take note that this study was done on a small scale and results may not be indicative.
Study #10: Probiotic Strains That Increase Fat Excretion
While "excreting fat" doesn't sound too exciting, it definitely helps with any diet.
In the same Japanese study done in 2015, a continued research published by Lipids and Health Disease found that Lactobacillus gasseri SBT2055 decreased lipase, an enzyme that breaks down fat, in the gut and increased fecal fat excretion in a group of healthy participants.
At this point you might be wondering if thermogenic probiotics are so great, why aren't more people using them right?
The answer is actually pretty simple.
Natural Foods & Supplements That Support Weight Management Effects Of Thermogenic Probiotics:
In order for thermogenic probiotics to have a maximum impact on weight, there are a few key points to consider.
Working on these focal points can help people achieve a deeper result from using these specific probiotic strains.
- Manage Excessive Inflammation.
Include curcumin supplements, olive oil, tomatoes and fatty fish like salmon in diets as they are great support systems for joint pains, brain fog or low energy levels.
- Remove High-Fat, High-Sugar Diets
Addictive foods like bad fat and sugar are typically the root causes of poor weight.
Introducing moringa leaf (in supplement form), blueberries, strawberries, dark chocolate (80% cacao or more) or even eggs can help cravings for junk food.
- Improve General Gut Health
Having a mix of prebiotics and green leafy vegetables is very useful for people with existing gut issues.
Prebiotics are fibers that probiotics feed on to grow and colonize. They help with constipation, loose stool or stomach pains. Some Prebiotics can also help with poor sleep, anxiety and erratic mood swings.
Closing Thoughts On "Thermogenic" Probiotic Strains
Whether on a keto, paleo or vegan diet, trying out intermittent fasting or simply wanting the best result from workout regimes, adding these specific thermogenic strains might be beneficial for the gut and metabolic support.
From early results…
Thermogenic probiotic strains look like they are going to become a big part of weight management within the next 1-3 years.
Due to its organic, stimulant-free nature, we foresee thermogenic probiotics replacing traditional weight loss solutions and becoming a staple in most households.
What do you think of Thermogenic Probiotics?
Cont'd: Why Thermogenic Probiotics May Not Be Enough For Accelerated Fat Loss
While Thermogenic strains have huge potential, it's important to supplement them with ingredients that are holistic and support general body health, digestion and immunity.
Supplements like Curcumin, Moringa Leaf & Curry leaf can be great additions to manage cravings and support further weight loss.
These support an increased metabolic effect and may help fat storage...
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