Probiotics could help with weight loss through a variety of different mechanisms.
Some probiotics protect against the absorption of dietary fat in the intestinal tract. The fat is then eliminated through feces instead of being kept in the body.
Probiotics may also help you feel fuller for longer, shed significantly more calories, and store much less fat. This is partly set off by raising levels of specific hormonal agents, such as GLP-1.
Probiotics may similarly help with weight loss. One research study showed that females who took Lactobacillus rhamnosus for 3 months lost 50% more weight than women who did not take a probiotic. Another study of 210 individuals found that taking lowered dosages of Lactobacillus gasseri for 12 weeks brought about an 8.5% decrease in belly fat.
However, it’s essential to be mindful that not all probiotics help in weight management. Surprisingly, some studies located particular probiotics, such as Lactobacillus acidophilus, can also bring about weight gain. In other words, specific probiotics can help you reduce weight, while other probiotics have been associated with weight gain.