Before we get right to the part about weight loss that I am sure you all are waiting to hear eagerly about let us first have a brief look at what Probiotics are, what they do and how they work.
What are they?
Probiotics are essentially the food or supplements that contain bacteria. Yes we are asking you to eat microorganisms that are infamous for making you fall ill. Have we lost our mind? Surely not. Just like we shouldn’t paint everyone with the same brush, we shouldn’t paint all bacteria with the same brush either. These bacteria are healthy for you and they are here to help with your weight problems. The most common of the “good bacteria” are the A. muciniphila and the bad bacteria are
What they do and how they work
There are an unimaginable amount of bacteria in your gut and they have a greater impact on your food digestion that you could imagine. We also consume probiotics on a regular basis in the form of yogurt, tempeh and kimchi. These microorganisms in your gut ensure a balanced pH level (the level of acid for food digestion) in your stomach as well as produce vitamins such as vitamin K and some of the B vitamins. The also aid in turning fiber into short-chain fatty acids which perform many metabolic functions.
Here’s the magic…
Apart from the benefit of increasing the metabolic functionality that has been proven time and time again to help burn of fat and produce beneficial vitamins, the good bacteria also inhibit the growth of the bad bacteria which block and prevent the optimum digestion of food. This partially digested food often sticks to the gut wall bringing with it other complexities and makes you feel bloated and lethargic.
The bad bacteria also inhibits the conversion of the fats in the fat storing cells when required and instead of peak performance at the required time you feel exhausted and out of breath.
To sum up
The probiotics are a relatively new concept that is taking the world by storm and producing great results as in the case of the 125 men and women who took part in the experiment to test the effectiveness of probiotics over a three month period. They had a 50% higher rate of losing fat than the other members of the study. The experiment was hailed as a great success and we can only wait to see the wonders that await us in this field of medicine.