5 Ways Probiotics Can Support Your Weight Loss Journey

When Weight Loss Aids Trigger Digestive Distress

Many people have started to take certain shots intended to help control blood sugar purely for their weight loss side effect. The popularity of this off-label usage has skyrocketed, and while many people are seeing results, about 8-10% of users are also experiencing digestive upset.1 This can be in the form of nausea and diarrhea (most common) but also constipation. Clinicians believe this is primarily due to the slowing down of the digestive process (gut motility). These digestive issues can be so severe, that 4% of users quit because of them.2


Can Anything Be Done?

While some people see these issues dissipate over time, for others it persists. For anyone experiencing digestive upset, talk to your doctor to see if adding a probiotic to your daily routine could be the right move.


How Can Probiotics Help?

Probiotics are good bacteria that can support digestive function and overall well-being by helping the body maintain a healthy gut environment and a balanced microbiome. The right probiotics can help your digestive system work better and work along the gut-brain axis to help your body work towards your weight management goals, not against them.


5 Reasons To Consider Adding Probiotics:

  1. Help with diarrhea, constipation and digestive upset
    By restoring balance to the gut microbiome, certain probiotic strains can support healthy gut motility and reduce occasional issues such as diarrhea, constipation and digestive upset.

  2. Promote a healthy metabolism
    The gut microbiome has been linked to the regulation of metabolism, and having an imbalanced gut could impact metabolism. The right probiotic strains can promote a healthy metabolism.

  3. Reset hunger cues
    Gut bacteria can influence the production and metabolism of hormones related to appetite, such as ghrelin and leptin. These hormones play a crucial role in signaling to the brain feelings of hunger and satiety. Certain probiotics have been shown to influence which hormones are produced and work along the gut brain connection to reset hunger cues.

  4. Influence fat storage
    Some studies show that the gut microbiome influence the storage of fat in the body. Altering the gut microbiome can result in changes in fat storage and distribution.

  5. Support nutrient breakdown
    Gut bacteria can influence how the body breaks down the food you eat. Certain bacteria are more efficient at breaking down complex carbohydrates that the human body cannot digest on its own into energy forms the body can use as energy.


What Probiotics Do I Take?

Not all probiotics are the same, so if you are looking for something to help reduce digestive upset and support your weight management goals, you need a probiotic with the right strains proven to help in those ways. The Nouri Digestive Health & Weight Health Bundle does just that. It contains:

  • Nouri Digestive Health to promote advanced digestion and reduce occasional issues such as diarrhea and constipation.
  • Nouri Weight Health to promote a healthy metabolism and shown to specifically target the abdominal layers.


The Nouri Difference

With Nouri, you get high quality, precision probiotics that are shown to work in the microbiome and along the gut-brain axis. Unlike other probiotics, Nouri:

  • Uses a capsule in capsule technology, with a layer of plant-based omega oils protecting the probiotics. This advanced delivery system is clinically proven to deliver twice the CFUs (colony forming units) into the gut than the typical probiotic capsule, so you get more out of each serving.
  • Formulates with clinically studied probiotic strains in the exact amount needed to solve common health issues, from diarrhea to hot flashes.
  • Believes probiotics should taste good, which is why all capsules have a natural citrus scent. Because taking care of your health should be enjoyable. 


Try Nouri today and see the difference for yourself.



1 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5397288/
2 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9293236/


Written by Sara Urbanek

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