Sunday, May 19, 2024
Sunday, May 19, 2024

Top 5 Probiotics for Women Over 40

If you’re a woman over 40, you’ve probably noticed you eat like you always have, but the ol’ bod’ doesn’t react the same. In fact, it feels like the cleaner you eat… the faster the weight piles on. Your skin is less elastic. You exercise 3 times a week, but just aren’t as “tight” as you once were.

Doctors will say it’s ‘a natural part of aging’ and there’s nothing women can do about it…But science says otherwise.

Recent research shows taking certain strains of probiotics can amplify the benefits of a healthy diet & exercise… to keep you looking fabulous well into your 40s and beyond.

It makes sense. Microorganisms comprise over 57% of the cells in your body. Your microbiome is the largest organism in the body. Microorganisms forming the microbiome fill your stomach and intestinal lining, regulating metabolism, aiding digestion and the absorption of nutrients.

Indeed, they play a role in nearly every aspect of your health—hair, skin, immunity, cognitive function, metabolism—everything. Seeding your microbiome with the high dosages of the right microorganisms helps women over 40 maintain healthy weight, look and feel more youthful and vibrant. 

While all probiotic strains are beneficial to men and women, some unique strains are especially great at naturally combating the annoying symptoms – like weight gain, hot flashes & bloating – perimenopausal, menopasual and post-menopausal women face.

Our team independently reviewed 57 probiotic brands using data from independent consumer testing laboratories, Labdoor and ConsumerLab combined with our internal ratings system to determine the top 5 probiotics for women over 40.

5 Proven Benefits of Probiotics for Women and Over 40

What to Look for When Choosing Probiotics

Top 3 Strains for Women Over 40

B. Breve

Numerous studies show B. Breve fights weight gain, improves muscle function, boosts immunity, prevents cognitive impairment, and alleviates inflammation. 

B. Lactis

Is clinically proven to fight inflammation, regulate female hormones, combat infection, relieve irritable bowel syndrome, and promote gut health.

L. Gasseri

Is shown to reduce visceral fat buildup, alleviates postmenopausal symptoms, supports gut health and reduces diarrhea, and combats yeast infections.

Here Are The Top 5 Probiotics for Women Over 40

Why we like Provitalize

Provitalize is the only probiotic in our list that contains all 3 of the best strains for women over 40.  It’s uniquely marketed as a thermogenic probiotic with fat-excreting & metabolism-boosting properties. According to their official website, over 1,200,000 women have shed the stubborn weight with just two capsules a day. The thousands of glowing reviews on Amazon,  Trustpilot & Okendo are undeniable proof that Provitalize is worthy of our top spot.

In addition to probiotics, Provitalize contains a herbal blend with demonstrated benefits for premenopausal, menopausal, and postmenopausal women including turmeric root extract, moringa leaf extract, and curry leaf extract. Together these have been shown to combat inflammation and bloating, decrease hot flashes, joint pain, and support healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Bioperene (black pepper extract) and sunflower lecithin are shown to enhance absorption of vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial properties of herbal formulas.

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Brand: Better Body Co

Want 50% faster visible weight results from Provitalize? Then the Slim Gut Bundle is for you. This holistic bundle combines the weight-management powers of Provitalize with ‘super fiber’ prebiotics in Previtalize.

The probiotics in Provitalize feed on these ‘super fibers’ to multiply faster in the gut. This means women can see faster visible results such as reduction of belly fat & cravings.

These healthy fibers include fructooligosaccharides, galactooligosaccharides, and inulin. Previtalize also aids digestion and stabilizes mood naturally.

We listed the Slim Gut Bundle 2nd only because it costs more than Provitalize alone. Other than that, we believe it’s the best-value-for-money bundle in the market right now.

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3. ProbioSlim Extra Strength

Brand: Force Factor

ProbioSlim is a well known ForceFactor brand available online and through national retailers Walmart, Target, and GNC. ProbioSlim Extra Strength contains a proprietary probiotic blend of 30 billion CFU. It contains the well studied trademarked probiotic LactoSpore® together with the 7 strains trademarked “digestive superblend” LS9485™ and prebiotics inulin, fig, and papaya extracts. ProbioSlim Extra Strength takes our third position because, while it is a good value, much of the thermogenic action of ProbioSlim comes from the 100mg of caffeine in the green tea extract.

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4. Menofit

Brand: MenoLabs

We listed Menofit fourth because while it contains only 25 billion CFU of clinically studied probiotics, it also contains prebiotics. Additionally, vitamins and herbs in the Menofit formula have been shown to increase energy, reduce food cravings, and alleviate menstrual cramps. However, some of the ingredients fall under the category of “traditional medicine,” and rely on historical, anecdotal evidence rather than clinical studies.

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5. Garden of Life Fitbiotic

Brand: Garden of Life

Garden of Life Fitbiotic is a worthy competitor. Fitbiotic differs from the other supplements on our list. It is a powdered probiotic containing 14 strains, 40 billion lactobacillus CFUs, and 10 billion bifidobacterium CFUs. Doctor David Perlmutter, M.D., New York Times best-selling author, and expert on the human microbiome developed Fitbiotic specifically for weight management, digestive and immune support. Garden of Life Fitbiotic also contains 4g of prebiotic fiber.

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Anita Quinn

Anita Quinn (31) is a Staff Writer for The Daily Post focusing on Beauty, Fashion, and Health. Her extensive traveling for various environmental and wildlife conservation groups has taken her to 24 countries and 37 U.S. states. The three things she packs for every trip are: a good mystery novel, a moisturizer with a high SPF, and her mother's old camera.