HOW do you treat a problem that has not just one, or two or even three different symptoms, but a whole myriad of them? When the symptoms range from constipation, diarrhea, bloating, cramping, excessive flatulence and general abdominal pain you may soon find your medicine cupboard resembles a chemist shop.
There is however a single supplement which deals with all the symptoms of IBS. It is a specific strain of bacteria called Lactobacillus Plantarum 299v, which is the only probiotic that has been shown in research to alleviate the symptoms of IBS. Fortunately, it is available from Solgar with the more consumer-friendly name of Probi!
At Elixir Health Store we have had excellent results with this particular supplement, and no wonder as one study found that 95% of patients receiving L. Plantarum 299v over a four week period showed significant improvements in all IBS related symptoms including bloating, constipation and diarrhea and the majority found it worked within four days.
Highlights: - Survives the environment of the gastrointestinal tract including gastric acidity - Supportive in relation to the bloating, wind and discomfort associated with IBS - May help enhance the intestinal barrier leading to a reduction in leaky gut - Helps support the immune system and offers protection against allergies - May help lower blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels - Extensive research over a decade highlighting the different roles of L. plantarum 299v.
Solgars Probi has been shown to adhere to the intestinal wall, forming a physical barrier against harmful bacteria and at the same time increasing the production of fuel for intestinal cells. As a nice little side effect, just like other friendly bacteria it also helps to maintain a healthy heart, can help lowering cholesterol levels and helps boost your immune system at the gut level. However, for IBS sufferers it has been found to be so specifically helpful that in most cases using just this one supplement has resulted in great improvement in their condition. At the same time it is very safe, even during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and may be taken long term for as long as required.
It is therefore safe to say that Probi is the single most effective supplement you can use for IBS, which can at times be debilitating to say the least. If this is a problem you suffer with, pop in for a chat with us - life doesn't have to be a pain in the backside!