The impact of probiotics on women’s sexual life?

Impact of Probiotics

Probiotics have a major role to play in your gut and overall body health that has immense potential to improve the sex life of an individual. Whether you are a male or female, the positive impact of probiotics in enhancing the sexual life of a person cannot be denied. In this article, we have busted some common myths and FAQs about probiotics and also laid down the major ways in which intake of probiotics can improve your sex life.

5 ways how probiotics influence your sex life

What we have inside our gut is a huge ecosystem of bacteria, archaea, and fungi that affects every single thing we do in our life. Probiotics are intended to improve the health of this microbiome and prevent bad microbes in our gut and therefore prevent diseases. 

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Mood

The mood is a major factor that influences sex drive in most women (men too!). The hormone behind this is serotonin, of which the gut is the source of 95% of its production. But here’s the catch! For the GIT to secrete serotonin in high amounts, it has to be in top-notch condition. Probiotics play a major role in improving gut condition, aiding in the development of a healthy microbiome. With junk food and irregular meal timings, we don’t take care of our gut’s smile. Intake of probiotics cannot be denied in improving the gut condition and thereby increasing serotonin levels that enhance sex drive in women.

Energy

A positive and optimal flush of energy is important to enhance sex drive and also the duration of sexual activities. The energy levels in the body are impacted by two major ways: ATP production and regulation of blood sugar level, both of which can be influenced by probiotics. 

You might already know that vitamin B is an important factor in the optimal production of ATP in the body. But what supports the creation of vitamin B is a healthy microbiome in your gut. Without good bacteria, there can be a significant dip in the energy levels in your body.

Similarly, as you know that regulation of energy levels is also influenced by blood sugar levels, energy levels in the body see a great dip when blood sugar levels dip due to bad bacterias in the gut. 

Probiotics help to fight both these problems and maintain adequate energy levels in the body that in turn maintains normal sexual drive.

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Inflammation

Inflammation in the gut or reproductive organs likely decreases sexual drive to a great extent. Probiotics are greatly helpful in decreasing inflammation and restoring normal organ health.

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Infection

Some women reportedly have benefitted from probiotics in reducing symptoms and even in cure of bacterial vaginosis and vaginal yeast infections. Infections greatly reduce sexual drive and may even lead you to choose other activities over fun time with your partner.

Vagina health

Probiotics not only maintain a healthy microbiome in the gut but also in the vagina that supports optimal serotonin production in the vagina. Also, the impact of probiotics prevents vaginal odors and both these effects jointly increase desire and sexual arousal.

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FAQs about the impact of probiotics in women’s sexual life

What are the negative side effects of taking probiotics?

Probiotics generally do not lead to any side effects in most individuals. However, in combination with other conditions may lead to minor side effects such as bloating, constipation, and frequent thirst.

Can probiotics make your VAG smell better?

Probiotics have a healthy effect on the body systems and help in fighting bacteria in almost all body parts including. Hence it also fights bad bacteria in the vagina and restores normal vagina pH. This in turn removes and prevents bad odors in the vagina.

What does a probiotic do for a woman?

Probiotics are linked with a long list of health benefits in women. Starting from boosting the immune system, appetite, and much more, it mainly promotes a healthy ecosystem of microbes living in your body. Probiotics can also lead to a positive influx of energy production in the body by taking care of the gut microbiome that is responsible for ATP production.

Moreover, it is also effective in fighting several inflammations in diverse organs and areas of the body, for example, the vagina. It has also been shown to reduce skin conditions such as acne, pimples, breakouts, blackheads by promoting a healthy gut. Probiotics also improve symptoms of mood disorders like depression and anxiety by influencing hormonal levels in the body.

Do probiotics affect hormones?

Yes, probiotics have a positive effect on the hormonal levels in the body. It can reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, anhedonia, irritability, etc. by normalizing normal body hormones that are responsible for these symptoms.

What are the signs you need probiotics?

These are some common symptoms that may indicate probiotic intake is probably good for you:

  • When you start noticing abnormal mood swings without underlying conditions.
  • Bad skin health with blackheads, pimple outbreaks, etc.
  • You are suffering from skin psoriasis, eczema, etc.
  • You often suffer from bloating or constipation issues or have a low appetite.
  • You have a yeast infection in your vagina or any other part of the body
  • You get sick often and feel low
  • You have to take antibiotics often for some other conditions
  • Your metabolism is low leading to abnormally low energy levels (you feel fatigued)
  • Your sugar cravings have increased out of the way.

When you start noticing any of these symptoms, probiotics may help relieve symptoms quickly and steadily.

Should I take probiotics in the morning or at night?

Ideally, probiotics have a long-lasting and quick effect on consuming it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach or just before going to bed at night. But remember, to experience optimal results, you have to continue taking it for some time and it should be on an empty stomach.

Is it safe to put probiotics in your vag?

You can find easy-to-use vaginal suppositories or pills of probiotics to support a healthy vagina. They are safe to use and you must ideally look for one that reveals the list of good bacteria contained in it. However, if you start noticing any minor negative impact in your vagina like a yeast infection due to the use of a vaginal probiotic, you must consult a doctor. In most women, it is safe to take vaginal probiotics and it does not have any negative impact on the vagina or the sexual drive of the individual.

How do you make your VAG smell good instantly?

Normal discharge through the vagina is intended to keep it microbe-free and healthy. But here are certain practices you can opt for if you want to instantly add good fragrance to your vagina:

  • Always wear flowy fabrics and possible cotton undergarments that do not allow sweat to accumulate inside
  • Take a shower daily and use a specific mild soap that maintains vagina pH and maintains a good smell.
  • You can use exterior deodorants however this is not recommended on a daily or regular basis
  • Consider investing in a good pH product as pH balance is very important for the vagina
  • Change your underwear every day.
  • Consult a doctor in case of vaginal conditions that can lead to bad odors
  • Essential oils can be used in a specific way to prevent vaginal odors.
Do probiotics make you poop more?

Intake of probiotics has a positive impact on bowel movement with timely and adequate bowel excretion. Probiotics do not necessarily lead to diarrhea but instead maintains a healthy bowel movement as needed by the body.

Do probiotics help flatten your stomach?

Research studies show probiotics containing certain strains of Lactobacillus can help flatten the stomach by 3-5% although such effects may be negligible to be caught in the naked eye.

What is the #1 probiotic?

It is recommended to use probiotics with over 1 billion colony units. Moreover, you should choose one having colonies of good microbes like Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, or Saccharomyces boulardii.

Can probiotics make the infection worse?

Probiotics are known to fight infections but in highly susceptible individuals with a rather weak immune system, they can trigger an infection. However, it is a rare scene as probiotics mostly contain colonies of good microbes only.

What are the side effects of too many probiotics?

A high intake of probiotics (more than the prescribed dose) regularly may trigger symptoms such as bloating, gas, and nausea. Individuals with highly susceptible or weakened immune systems (like in HIV infections) should consult a doctor before intake of probiotics as they can suffer from more severe symptoms like diarrhea, inflammation, or infections.

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Conclusion

The positive impact of probiotics is undeniable and are enormous in the body that covers all organ systems to promote a healthy body. If you are suffering from menopausal symptoms, mood disorders, or bad skin health at an early age or have been noticing too many infections in your gut and vagina lately, you could really benefit from some probiotics. But it is always recommended to see a doctor to find out any underlying diseased conditions that could be affecting your sexual drive or overall health.

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