We are constantly preaching about balancing those scales in our lives here on TheItMom.com, and your health should be no different. That's why we trusted the makers of Provella to help us maintain balance by making sure we stay in good health.
So what exactly is Flora imbalance? Flora imbalance occurs when “bad” bacteria outweigh “good” bacteria. Flora imbalance can occur from a variety of factors, including:
- Antibiotic use
- Changes in hormone levels
When the natural balance of good and bad bacteria in your body is upset, you may experience disruptions in certain aspects of your digestive and feminine health, causing discomfort and inconvenience.
How can the probiotics in Provella help, and how is Provella unique? Probiotics are live microorganisms (in most cases, bacteria) taken for health benefits. The effects of probiotic products vary by the type of microorganism in the product. In the early 1900s, Russian microbiologist Élie Metchnikoff associated the longevity and good health of Bulgarians with the large amounts of fermented dairy products they consumed. He theorized that the acid-producing organisms in fermented dairy products were key. And so began the study of probiotics. In the human body, there are multitudes of microorganisms — including bacteria — in places such as the gut and mouth. When you think of bacteria, you probably think of disease. However, many bacteria help the body work properly. For example, “good” bacteria aid in the digestion of food and the absorption of certain nutrients. Most probiotics contain good bacteria similar to those found naturally in the human body. In women, the good bacteria, or flora, can be easily disrupted, which is why probiotics can be helpful in supporting a healthy balance.
Provella is unique because it is a probiotic designed especially for women to supplement their natural, native flora. Provella contains a proprietary blend of 6 bacterial strains chosen specifically for maximum benefit to women.* The strains are: It has been estimated that as few as 20%-40% of certain probiotic bacteria survive passage through the gut. A major threat to probiotic bacteria is stomach acid. However, Provella is formulated using a patented controlled-release technology that helps protect probiotics from harsh stomach acid and is designed to ensure that live organisms reach the intestines, where they can begin working. Provella tablets are taken once daily by mouth and may be taken
with or without food. Supplemental good bacteria may not stay in the system long so, to get the full probiotic benefits, it’s important to take Provella every day.
I have been trying out Provella for the last two weeks, and I honestly have been getting less stomach upsets, have felt lighter, have a higher metabolism, and feel energized and more refreshed each day. That could be from Provella working through my system and balancing my body out. This is also the time of the year when I get heavy allergies, sinus infections, and colds – but I haven't experienced any symptoms over the last week. Regardless if the contributing factor comes directly from Provella, I am still noticing a clearer “everything”. And when your body is balanced with everything it needs, you should feel and think much clearer and more focused.
The following Provella Q&A video is available to help answer a few questions you may have:
*Note: if you experience any adverse effects while taking Provella, here is a toll-free hotline you can call: 1-855-899-9180.
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Provella. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.