The Best Probiotics for Women

The smart way to nourish a healthy gut and more.

Auther ImageBy Emily Vargas Updated: Feb 2,2023
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It's no secret that probiotics have been gaining a lot of attention lately…

And while the digestive benefits are widely acknowledged, it turns out probiotics may offer even more benefit for women.

According to studies, women suffer from a disproportionate amount of digestive issues compared to men.

The American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) reports that:

Constipation affects significantly more women than men...

Women are much more likely to experience abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea…

And in the case of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)...

Women up to 6x more likely to get IBS… AND have more trigger foods and worse symptoms than men.1

Why Is There A “Digestion Bias” Against Women?

Unfortunately, there are some basic biological differences that play a role:


Hormonal fluctuations, especially those that occur during menstruation, can lead to digestive issues such as bloating and constipation.

A study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology found that women with IBS:

“Are much more likely to experience uncomfortable symptoms during their period.”2

Slow transit time (motility).

Compared to men, women’s stomachs are often slower to empty. This slow down is often the culprit behind things like nausea and bloating.

Similarly, women’s large intestines typically move at a more leisurely pace then men… Here’s why that can be challenging:

The large intestine forms stool and pushes it towards its exit. When this is slow, it can easily lead to backups (ie: constipation).


Stress can take a huge toll on everyone’s gut health.

When you're stressed, your body releases cortisol which can disrupt digestion, resulting in gas, bloat, and diarrhea.

The American Psychological Association reports that women experience as much 50% more stress than men...3

And that added stress can lead to ongoing (and seemingly never ending) digestive troubles.

How Probiotics Help Fight the Female “Digestion Bias”

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Research shows that the microscopic bacteria in your gut – known as your gut microbiome…

Play a critical role in your health and wellbeing…

Influencing everything from weight management to heart health, immunity, and even mental health.4

It's amazing to think that something so small could have such a huge impact on your life!

Your gut contains trillions of bacterial cells, some good (probiotics), and some bad (pathogens)...

And unfortunately, if your gut has more bad microbes than good, your health will suffer.

This imbalance has been associated with everything from uncomfortable gas and bloat…

To inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)...

And even more serious health issues like obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Fluctuating hormones, changes in your diet, and daily stress already make everything harder on your digestion…

So to nourish the gut and give it the TLC it needs to be its best…

More and more women are turning to probiotic supplements.

High quality probiotics contain live microorganisms that not only crowd out the bad bacteria that cause digestive struggles…

They also promote the growth of your natural beneficial bacteria…

And even help your body digest food and absorb nutrients.

If you struggle with digestive issues like gas, bloating, constipation, or diarrhea…

Probiotics can be a game changer for your health.

Plus, multiple studies shows that probiotic supplementation can:

    • Support immune strength and resilience5
    • Boost energy6
    • Improve sleep7
    • Improve mood8
    • Promote clear skin9
    • And encourage healthy body mass10

Probiotics For Women: Additional Benefits

Here are more unique ways that women can benefit from taking a clinically proven probiotic

Probiotics Keep Your Urinary Tract Healthy

Probiotics drive away bad bacteria all over your body, not just your gut.

This includes the bacteria living in the vaginal microbiome.

And for the whopping 40% to 60% of women suffering from UT issues on a regular basis…

Probiotics can keep you feeling comfortable, confident and in control.

Probiotics Promote Vaginal Health

Birth control pills, antibiotics, and spermicides have been shown to upset the microbial balance in your vagina.

But when you choose the right probiotic, you can help your body restore its natural balance…

And avoid any uncomfortable itching, discharge, and unpleasant odors.

Probiotics Support Healthy Fertility

Gut health is really important for women who are trying to conceive.

If your gut isn't up to scratch, it can lead to issues with fertility and ovulation...

But having a healthy gut keeps your hormones in balance and supports your body's natural detoxification process.

Plus, studies show that a baby’s very first gut microbes are ‘seeded’ to them as they are pushed through the birth canal…

Just one word of caution: If you choose to supplement with probiotics during pregnancy…

The Two Best Probiotic Strains For Women

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Investing in the right probiotic can be a great way to get ahead of your health…

But be warned: Not just any probiotic will do!

You need to pick a formula that contains strains specifically designed for women's health...

And clinically proven to help with the most common issues women face:

Digestive struggles, immune strength, and urinary health.

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When it comes to probiotics, you want a strain that’s tough enough to stand up to anything.

Bacillus subtilis HU58™ is so resilient…

Researchers at CalPoly University revived it from the gut of a 25-million-year-old bee that was fossilized in amber!

Studies show Bacillus subtilis can help digestion by:

Gut health is really important for women who are trying to conceive.

If your gut isn't up to scratch, it can lead to issues with fertility and ovulation...

    • Stimulating the growth of your natural, digestion-soothing gut bacteria…
    • And increasing the production of important digestive enzymes.

This can help reduce bloating, gas, and abdominal discomfort.

Research also show that it can:

    • Encourage normal stools and improve occasional constipation.
    • Help sidestep diarrhea by addressing excess water in the intestines

For immune health…

Bacillus subtilis activates your innate immunity (your body's natural defense system)...

And stimulates your natural white blood cell and antibody production.

White blood cells are like tiny soldiers that work to find and destroy things that can take you down…

And antibodies are like special messengers that show the white blood cells where to go so they can fight and win.

Together, white blood cells and antibodies are crucial for keeping you safe and healthy!

For urinary tract health…

Bacillus subtilis keeps the balance of bacteria in your urinary system in check…

And makes it hard for pathogens to stick to the walls of your urinary tract.

If the bad guys can’t stick, they can’t stick around!

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When it comes to your health, some of the most evil villains your body faces are free radicals.

By nature, these molecules are unstable and destructive…

When it comes to your health, some of the most evil villains your body faces are free radicals.

By nature, these molecules are unstable and destructive…

Meaning that when they gather together in your body, they can quickly:

Ruin the tissues in your intestines, causing gas, bloat, and constipation…

Injure the microvilli in your digestive tract, impairing nutrient absorption…

Damage the cells of your immune system, making it so much harder to mount a strong response…

And damage the walls of your urinary tract, making it easier for toxins and pathogens to build up and take control.

To beat free radicals before they beat up on you, nature has given you and me the perfect free radical fighter:


Not only do these superhero compounds wrangle up free radicals and show them the door…

They also help repair the damage free radicals cause.

Antioxidants occur naturally from foods like blueberries, broccoli, and spinach…

But getting the antioxidants through diet alone may not be enough to help your body keep up with demand.

That’s where Bacillus indicus HU36™ comes in.

This probiotic superstrain actually turns your gut into an antioxidant factory!

This means powerful antioxidants get created RIGHT where they can be best absorbed and used by your body.

Studies have proven HU36™ creates 15 of the most potent and protective antioxidants including, Lycopene, Zeaxanthin, Lutein, and Astaxanthin.

For you this means a strong line of defense against oxidative damage…

And strong and steady support for your digestive, immune, and urinary health.

The Best Probiotic
Formula For Women

Just Thrive Probiotic

By Just Thrive




  • Is the only retail product with both Bacillus subtilis HU58™ and Bacillus indicus HU36™
  • Supports digestive, immune, and urinary health*
  • Beats bloat, gas, constipation, and diarrhea*
  • Turns your gut into your own antioxidant factory*
  • Boosts energy, improves sleep, and promotes clear skin*
  • Encourages healthy body mass*
  • Paleo, Keto and vegan-friendly
  • Non-GMO and made WITHOUT gluten, soy, dairy, sugar salt nuts or histamines
  • Safe for kids and safe to take during pregnancy*
  • Top-rated US-based customer support
  • Certified safety & purity testing
  • Made in the USA


  • Only available online and in select stores
  • Because the ingredient quality and manufacturing standards are so high, it can’t be offered at a lower-tiered price point
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The Bottom Line

Are you looking to beat gas and bloat, conquer diarrhea and constipation…

While supporting strong immunity and nourishing your best UT health?

Just Thrive Probiotic is the only retail-available formula with the two of the best probiotic strains for women: Bacillus subtilis HU58™ and Bacillus indicus HU36™.

Bacillus subtilis HU58™ stimulates the growth of beneficial gut bacteria and essential digestive enzymes…

And studies show that it can reduce digestive issues, soothe pain and discomfort, and improve regularity.

Plus, it can stimulate natural white blood cell and antibody production for healthy immune function.

Bacillus indicus HU36™ is an antioxidant-producing probiotic strain that helps fight free radicals and reduce oxidative damage.

It'll keep your cells healthy and strong, while also promoting the crucial bacterial balance in your urinary tract.

Don't let digestive struggles, immune problems, and UT discomfort get in the way…

Take control with Just Thrive Probiotic today and start feeling your best today!

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