Dr Oz: What Are The Benefits To Taking Probiotics
Dr Oz conducted his 21 Day Experiment to see just how much you can change your body in just three weeks. He heard from Gabrielle Bernstein about giving up sugar, then turned to Rhenotha to find out more about probiotics. As stated by cartoon Rhenotha, there’s a good chance you’ve already heard people talking about probiotics, both the foods and the supplements. But what about you? She shared three pros to adding probiotics to your diet:
- Probiotics in Greek yogurt may improve your relationship with lactose
- Probiotics can help deflate your bloated stomach
- Probiotics may also help treat gut problems like irritable bowel syndrome as well as some diarrhea and gas.
Dr Oz: Should You Add Probiotics To Your Diet?
But can you really make that much of a difference in terms of your body and your digestion just from taking probiotics for 21 days? Dr Oz handed out hats to his audience during the commercial break in order to create a living, human gut right there on the stage. He had six women wearing pink hats join hands and walk in a circle, explaining that they represented the normal American gut. It lacked diversity, which is the problem that causes bloating.
But depending on what you put in your body, over time you can change everything. He then welcomed even more women who were wearing purple hates. They spun in the opposite direction to represent probiotic foods that add diversity to the microbiom. Finally he welcomed even more audience members who were wearing yellow hats, saying they represented probiotic supplements and other things added to the gut. That way, by day ten, halfway through the program you’ve made huge changes in your gut, to experience less bloating and improved digestion.
Dr Oz: How Much Of A Difference Do Probiotics Make?
Dr Oz then welcomed Jamarla and Margaret who actually took probiotics for 21 days to see how much of a difference it would make. They ate a serving of Greek yogurt every morning along with the USANA probiotic every day. Both women found that they experienced less bloating, were more regular and felt better overall.
Jamarla kept a poop journal to see if she would really become more regular. By week three, she was going twice a day and said she was feeling much lighter and more energetic. Margaret certainly experienced less bloating, which was visible in her before and after photos.