This article is for anyone who’s currently pulling the graveyard (night) shift at work: nurses, EMTs, police officers, firefighters, 911 dispatchers, truck drivers, warehouse workers, and many more.
First of all, thank you for your service. Our society wouldn’t function without people like you. While the rest of us are sleeping, you’re doing the important work that needs to be done to keep us safe and enjoying all the privileges of modern life.
As you well know, shift work is hard. But what you may not be aware of is how tough it can be in the area of gut health.
Humans are not nocturnal beings, and working irregular schedules that force you to be up all night and sleep during the day (versus a typical 9-5 daytime shift) can negatively impact your health in many ways – heightening your risk for heart disease, diabetes, inflammatory issues, neurological problems, hormonal imbalances, and increasing overall morbidity.
These issues largely arise as a result of poor gut health, and your up-all-night schedule isn’t helping matters, as a mountain of scientific research confirms that shift work can disrupt the balance of your gut microorganisms, leaving you with more bad gut bacteria than good – aka, gut dysbiosis.
Now here’s the good news: A recent review study out of Spain found that probiotics – a supplement category that has become very popular in recent years – can help counteract the negative effects of shift work. After reviewing all the relevant literature on probiotics and irregular schedules, the Spanish research team concluded that probiotic supplements can help restore the balance of the gut microbiota of shift workers, shifting it in favor of good gut bacteria. These effects, according to the study, can improve sleep quality and reduce inflammatory issues in the body to boost health.
The take-home here is simple. If you work irregular hours, consider taking a probiotic supplement that has a robust blend of different probiotics – like my new JYM ProBio, an all-in-one product that contains 11 different probiotic strains. JYM ProBio can help make a noticeable difference in your health, overall well-being, and even longevity.
In the above video, I cover the study and explain the importance of JYM ProBio as part of your supplement regimen for better health and results.
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