Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can be a debilitating condition, and unfortunately, many powerful medications can make your situation even worse. Some are like declaring nuclear war on your gut. Yes, you remove the bad actors, but the collateral damage is significant.
Because of this, many doctors are beginning to recommend a probiotic supplement regimen to reduce the effects of IBS.
Probiotics work by promoting healthy bacteria within the gut flora. Thousands of strains of bacteria inhabit your large intestine, making up the “flora”. The trick is to promote the good bacteria while inhibiting the bad. When bad bacteria dominate, bad things happen in your gut. So, we want to maintain a favorable balance, and probiotics like the ones provided by ProTrea can promote that optimal balance.
Studies have shown that those that suffer from IBS on a probiotic regimen see relief from many symptoms such as:
- Reduced Abdominal Pain
- Regular Bowel Movements
- Reduced IBS Symptoms
- Decreased Flatulence
- Decreased Bloating
What Strains Should You Look For?
There are thousands of bacteria strains out there, but the ones that have shown the most promise for treating IBS are the Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium strains. These strains are included in ProTrea’s custom probiotic supplements.
Where Else Can You Find Probiotics?
Probiotics occur naturally in many fermented foods. So, if you like yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut and kimchi, you’re in luck. Regularly eating these foods will help alleviate your IBS symptoms. But not everyone responds the same way. While most people see an improvement, consuming fermented foods can lead to problems for others. So, introduce fermented foods to your diet in small increments. It is also a good idea to keep a food and symptom journal.
So Is It Worth It?
The answer to this question is: Why not? The risk of adverse effects is minimal, and the chance that a probiotic regimen from a supplier like ProTrea can help your IBS is high. So, you are looking at a low risk, high reward proposition. How often do those come along?
Now, don’t expect immediate results. Most physicians and experts recommend that you give probiotics at least four weeks to start working and build up in your system. That’s why we recommend you keep a journal. That way, you can track how you feel each day and proof whether the probiotics are working or not.
Also, not all probiotics are the same. Not all are shelf stable, many have to be refrigerated. And not all are custom formulated for your particular needs and gut. The probiotics provided by ProTrea are. To get your analysis kit and order your first course of probiotics, please visit our store.