The Importance of Probiotics in Women’s Health Infographic

May 1, 2017

NOW has teamed up with Yoga Journal to create a probiotic infographic especially for women. Learn more about the many different body functions that probiotics support and how they work with a woman’s body to support overall health and wellness.*

Infographic created in partnership with Yoga Journal Magazine.

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PROBIOTICS

Your Go-To for Gut Health*

Normal immune system function is highly dependent on the health of the 
intestinal tract.* The trillions of microorganisms that live from your stomach  to colon play a critical role in how the immune system responds to  everything that gains entry into the GI tract, including food and other  microorganisms.* Understanding this ecosystem and creating a healthy  balance of the right bacteria helps to set you up for overall health and  wellness.*

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PRO

Promotion Of (Greek)

BIOTIC

Life (Greek)

pink silhouette of a female-presenting figure showing a circle in the intestinal area which is magnified, illustrated in a circle outside the silhouette with an arrow toward fourteen microbes further magnified, all representing bacteria and yeast

100+ TRILLION

  • Number of probiotic bacteria and yeast in a healthy person.
  • 10x more than the cells in the body!

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BIOLOGY 101 - What is Good Bacteria?

Probiotics are nothing more than good bacteria in your body. Your body's health depends very much on the bacteria that live inside it.*

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70%

Proportion of the body's immune cells that reside in the intestine.

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EXERCISE IMPACT

Probiotics can affect the duration of fatigue after exercise.* Practice on!

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FLORA BALANCE

Probiotics naturally help to maintain the right types and numbers of microorganisms present in the gut.*

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GUT FLORA IMBALANCE

An imbalance in gut flora can be caused by: poor food choices, typical
emotional stress, lack of sleep and environmental and genetic factors.

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USED FOR MILLENIA

Probiotics have been used to promote optimal health for thousands of years in the form of miso, kefir, lassi, kombucha, kimchi and sauerkraut.*

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pH Balance

  • Healthy pH in the human body is slightly alkaline between 7.3-7.45. Probiotics can help to maintain normal pH levels!*
  • Maintaining a healthy pH contributes to optimal bone mineral density, as well as to other health benefits.*

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GUT/BRAIN CONNECTION

Probiotics can impact brain and nervous system development.*

STOMACH

Bacterial residents of the stomach help to maintain normal gut flora balance and support healthy gastric function.*

INTESTINES

Probiotics enhance nutrient and essential fatty acid (EFA) absorption, fiber
digestion, can promote lactose digestion, maintain the integrity of intestinal lining and support the body's normal detoxification processes.* Try NOW's
Probiotic-IO™ 25 Billion.

APPENDIX

Far from useless, the appendix incubates probiotics, acting as a reservoir for good bacteria during times of disruption. *

COLON

Probiotics can help to alleviate occasional diarrhea, constipation, and flatulence. *

URINARY TRACT

Probiotics maintain healthy microbial balance. * Try NOW's Cranberry Mannose + Probiotics to help cleanse the urinary tract. *

VAGINAL

Good probiotic balance helps to promote vaginal health, as well as maintain healthy pH balance.* Try Women's Probiotic 20 Billion from NOW!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

SOURCES: foodmatters.com, probiotics.org, yogojournal.com,  nmvfoods.com, medicinenet.com