As we get a little bit older, the important bacteria within our gut and vagina change. What’s the importance of the microbiome for older women, and which probiotics are best for giving it a helping hand?
Evidence from a number of clinical trials shows that probiotics may be able to help women over 50 to treat a number of common age-related health issues by rebalancing the gut and vaginal microflora.
The gut and vagina microbiome and its significance for women over 50
The human body is home to trillions of microbial cells. These complex communities of bacteria, viruses, protists, archaea and fungi — collectively known as the human microbiome — thrive in our bodies’ areas of warmth: primarily the gut, but also mouth and vagina.
These organisms play a
- Probiotics have a preventative effect against gastrointestinal infection, something attributed partly to the