While not necesarily a phytoestrogen, Lactobacillus gasseri (L. Gasseri) does have some compelling benefits for women going through menopause.
For starters, L. gasseri has been shown to have immune-boosting properties, which may help to support the immune system and reduce inflammation, which in turn helps combat several common menopause symptoms.
A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial published in the journal Menopause in 2015 examined the effects of a probiotic supplement containing L. gasseri on menopausal symptoms in postmenopausal women. The study found that the probiotic supplement was associated with significant improvements in hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms compared to the placebo group.
Another study published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology in 2019 examined the effects of a probiotic supplement containing L. gasseri and other probiotic strains on gut microbiota and menopausal symptoms in postmenopausal women. The study found that the probiotic supplement was associated with significant improvements in not only hot flashes, but also mood, and quality of life compared to the control group.
So why exactly does it work?
Well, hot flashes are believed to be caused by changes in the body’s thermoregulatory system, which can be triggered by inflammation. L. gasseri has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects, which may help to reduce the severity and frequency of hot flashes.
Hormonal imbalances are thought to be another major contributor to hot flashes. Some studies have suggested that it may have potential benefits for hormone balance, which could help to reduce hot flashes.
But wait – there’s more.
L. gasseri is a type of probiotic bacteria that also helps to combat gas and bloating. L. gasseri can help to ferment food in the gut, which improves digestion and reduces symptoms of gas and bloating. It does this by reducing harmful bacteria in the gut, strengthening the gut barrier, and reducing inflammation. While more research is needed to fully understand how L. gasseri works, taking a probiotic supplement that contains this bacteria can help to significantly reduce symptoms of gas and bloating.
Provitalize is our number one choice when it comes to L. Gasseri supplements, thanks to its 100% natural, no-filler formulation.
Based on public reviews, customers have reported visible improvements in belly fat reduction, weight loss, fewer and less intense hot flashes and night sweats, better sleep, more energy, and better joint health.
When we tried the product ourselves, we also experienced a noticeable increase in energy, together with weight loss and improved sleep.
Provitalize contains 350mg of curcumin per serving and clinically studied probiotic strains of L. Gasseri, B. Breve, and B. Lactis. It is difficult to find another product that contains this combination of natural ingredients.
With all that, L. Gasseri (and Provitalize) takes top-spot on our list.