Melinda Gale

Real Life In Raleigh

REAL LIFE IN RALEIGH 

Love Your Guts With LoveBug Probiotics

A few years ago, I discovered the beauty of probiotics. According to WebMD (because I know nothing about science), probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. We usually think of bacteria as something that causes diseases. But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called "good" or "helpful" bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy. Learn more about the science behind probiotics here.

For the longest time, I have had digestive problems. You know how you have that one friend who poops the second you finish your meal at a restaurant? I am the exact opposite. (You're welcome.) You know how your grandma always carries Tums around with her? That's me! I am the girl bringing out a massive Tums bottle at the bar. Because of this, I need to take probiotics religiously. 

When I happened upon the LoveBug Probiotics booth at ExpoWest a few weeks ago, I automatically knew they were my people when I saw they had the poop emoji pillow. I had finally found my people!! (The pillows name is Snoop and you can follow his adventures here and here.) To top it all off, the LoveBug founders are husband and wife! I am a total sucker for a family business story as my parents are business partners. Seriously, go read their story and see if you don't want to just hug them. 

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After talking with the LoveBug team, I knew I had to try their product.  I was stoked when I found out they had a product specifically for women. I have a ton of lady friends who take probiotics specific for women so it was something I was interested in. Since I fan girled real hard in their faces, the LoveBug team passed along some products for me to sample.

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Here's the info on the two products I received:

HERE’S THE SKINNY PROBIOTIC SUPPLEMENT

Okay, here’s what’s going on- Something you might have been suspecting for a while: Digestion isn’t easy anymore.

Here’s the bad news: You might suffer from one or more likely, a combination of digestive issues that you know about: constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, and what seem like catch-all diagnoses, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), and IBD (inflammatory bowel disease.) You may also suffer from a whole host of ailments that are not familiar like: Candida and Leaky gut.

Here’s the good news: We know what causes these problems and we can help you with them. These problems are linked to the lack of good bacteria in your gut and the overflow of antibiotics from overprescription and antibiotic-rich foods in the Standard American Diet (SAD). LoveBug’s probiotics are filled with gut-friendly bacteria that are essential to repopulate your gut for a healthy and happy life.

YEAST IS A BEAST PROBIOTIC SUPPLEMENT

You know that thing that your mother didn’t tell you about? The thing that you don’t even mention to your girlfriends? Yeah, that thing. Or things. The things that you consider a downside of being a woman that’s worse than monthly cramps… You guessed right, we’re talking about yeast infections and urinary tract infections.

Yeast is A Beast’s proprietary formula is comprised of 5 strains of Lactobacillus, which is every girl’s bacterial best friend, as well as Cran-Gyn™ and Vitamin C. The strains of Lactobacillus help safeguard against infections of the yeast and urinary tract varieties. Lactobacilli shield the vagina by producing lactic acid, which in turn lowers the pH of the vagina making it slightly acidic and inhospitable to pathogens. Cran-Gyn™ promotes urinary tract health naturally by making it harder for bad bacteria and yeasts to adhere to the urinary tract. Cran-Gyn™ contains cranberry extract and D-mannose (a naturally occurring sugar extracted from Birch trees), which works to inhibit E-coli related urinary tract issues, among other benefits.


Both products retail for $24.95 and come in a 30 day supply. LoveBug even offers a subscription program where they will send you a new bottle every month (you'll also receive free shipping AND get 15% off).

I threw out my rando $10 drug store probiotics once I got these in the mail and I don't regret it one bit. I am a regular pooper again! I am a real person! The tummy aches are gone. Aside from the health benefits, I love the blue glass bottle packaging. You can tell that the LoveBug team truly cares about their customers and that's a quality I look for in companies that I choose to use. I will absolutely sing their praises to anyone who will listen!

NOW GO OUT AND GRAB SOME LOVEBUG PROBIOTICS AND TELL THEM MELINDA SENT YA!!! Use the code - melindarocks for 20% off your order.