Probiotics is is a word we hear quite often when discussing health and wellness. While I have had an on again/off again relationship with probiotics over the last few years, generally buying a bottle, finishing it, and after not noticing any big advantages, failing to repurchase. When I was given the chance to try a supplement by Nexabiotic, I decided to give my relationship with probiotics the “on again” status and give it a try.
What are probiotics?
Probiotics are essentially strains of good bacteria that live in our gut to help absorb nutrients, keep the bad bacteria at bay, and generally keep digestion running smoothly. Things like stress (something we all experience) and age (something no one can avoid) can cause those good bacteria to die off. Have you ever noticed that when you’re particularly stressed, maybe because of work or travel, your digestion seems to be a tad uncooperative? Apparently those good bacteria don’t respond well to stress either..
A probiotic supplement taken regularly can help aid your digestive system in keeping these good bacteria levels nice and high, which could have very positive effects on the body. Dr. Formula’s Nexabiotic contains high levels of 23 different strains of probiotics to help keep your gut in tip top shape. The Nexabiotic capsule is specifically created to be stomach acid resistant so all of the probiotics actually survive the trip though your stomach and make it down to your intestines where they belong.
The directions state that you can take up to two capsules daily, preferably on an empty stomach. My routine with the supplements is taking one in the morning before I eat anything (I tend to enjoy a cup of coffee and wait 30 min or so before eating anyway) and taking the other right before bed. The directions of “empty stomach” has stopped me from late night snacking, which was an unexpected bonus. While my stomach is likely not actually empty from my evening snack, at the very least it’s been an hour or so before taking my night supplement.
After taking Nexabiotic for about 3 weeks now, I can honestly say that I am enjoying the supplement immensely. My past experiences with probiotic supplements has not always been positive. A few brands have actually made me feel bloated and worse than I did before taking the supplement, which is why I’ve never remained consistent with my probiotics. I initially became interested in trying this brand because it mentioned the possibility of clearing up acne, and as many of you know, that is a regular skincare concern of mine. While I’m not sure if it’s due to the probiotic supplement alone, I did notice within the last week that the acne around my jawline has become substantially less.
In terms of my digestive health there were a few things I noticed.
- In the morning, using the bathroom happened with more ease than it normally did. (we’re talking #2 here, my friends)
- There was no bloating that I’d attribute to the probiotic supplement. If anything, it actually helped me feel a tad flatter.
- I’m finding it slightly easier to lose weight. This could simply be because I’ve been back on track and trying harder for the past few weeks, but I’ve had some pretty large splurges in there and have managed to see the scale go down 3 weeks in a row now. Not sure if Nexabiotic has anything to do with that, but it’s happened at the same time as my taking the supplement.
Overall, my experience with Nexabiotic has been a positive one, and there is a very good chance I will be ordering at least one more bottle to see if the benefits continue or get even better.
Nexabiotic can only be purchased on Amazon, and they also have versions for kids and an infant/toddler formula.
Do you take a probiotic supplement? Let me know your experience.