A study found a link between probiotics and gynecological diseases
The review evaluated 16 human and animal studies: six for vaginal infections, seven for PCOS, and three for endometriosis.
Vaginal infection studies involved women of reproductive age or older who were diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, trichomoniasis, or a combination of these conditions. Probiotics have been proven to help fight all infections due to their ability to promote healthy microbes.
As board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist Renita White, MD, told us, “The vaginal microbiome is made up of a mix of bacteria, but it’s dominated by Lactobacilli species This type of bacteria produces lactic acid2which helps keep the vaginal pH more acidic to prevent infections.” By balancing these bacteria, you can help your vaginal microbiome thrive without complications.
Six PCOS studies have also shown positive effects on symptoms—researchers even suggest that probiotic supplements could be used as an alternative or adjunctive treatment for PCOS. See, a common symptom of PCOS is weight gain and insulin resistance, both of which probiotics can address.