Best Probiotic For Irritable Bowel Syndrome


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Irritable Bowel Syndrome is certainly not as bad as Crohn's, but nobody wants to suffer from it ever. We do know that irritable bowel syndrome is not a game, and what kind of probiotics are required to help heal from it. We must first go into what irritable bowel syndrome is.

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Best Probiotic For Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  1. 1. By Probiotics Expert: Dr. Raga
  2. 2. My Favorite Probiotic  Probacto is the best probiotic that I have ever run into. They use multiple strains and they are spore forming so they can last while not refrigerated. They do not use cheap bacteria, but expensive ones such as B. Subtilis.  Probacto also contains prebiotics to help stimulate the growth of beneficial bacteria in your gut.  Probacto contains digestive enzymes to assist in your digestion.  Probacto is enteric coated and made to be slow release so it will release in your gut gradually.
  3. 3. What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?  Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal functional disorder in which the abdominal pain or discomfort is commonly associated with changes in the bowel habits or defecation.  Factors such as diet (processed foods, high fructose corn syrups, and milk formulas in infants) and antibiotics use can contribute to the development of this condition.
  4. 4. What happens in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?  In IBS, the contributing factors mentioned before can lead to the damage of the intestinal linings. This results to the imbalance in the intestinal flora or bacteria. When the bad bacteria win over the good bacteria, the symptoms of IBS occurs.  Symptoms of IBS are abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, flatulence, naus ea, and irregular bowel movements (constipation, diarrhea, variations in stool formation, feeling of incomplete defecation, mucus in the stool, and several bowel movements per day).
  5. 5. How can probiotics help in IBS? Probiotics are dietary supplements which contain live bacteria that are known to be beneficial to the digestive system because of its ability to balance the intestinal flora.  Probiotics are available in fermented foods as well as in the form of capsules or pills.  There have been several studies which have proven the health benefits that probiotics can give to the body. Some of these are strengthening the immune system and promoting better digestive processes.  However, not all strains of bacteria in probiotics can be beneficial to IBS patients.
  6. 6. Research evidence for probiotic use in inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS)  In a study published in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, it has been proven that multi-strain or multi-species of probiotics are beneficial to IBS patients. Multi-strain probiotics have been found to provide general relief of IBS symptoms such as abdominal pain, discomfort, and bloating.  Additionally, multi-strain probiotics can have a significant effect in altering the intestinal environment.
  7. 7. Best probiotic for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) 1. Bacillus Subtilis a. Bacillus coagulans  This has been found to provide significant improvement of bloating and abdominal pain in patients who are diagnosed with IBS.
  8. 8. Bacillus Subtillis  This probiotic has been shown to have amazing results in the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  In Korea and China, 38 studies were published in adults and 100 studies in infants and children. 23 of the studies were analysed and show that B. Subtilis helps with digestive problems such as chronic diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome. It helps get your gut workiner properly.
  9. 9. Best probiotic for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) 2. Lactobacillus a. Lactobacillus plantarum  Relieves bloating and abdominal pain b. Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG  Decreases the intensity and frequency of abdominal pain in children with IBS c. Lactobacillus brevis  Causes less frequent diarrhea and abdominal pain
  10. 10. Best probiotic for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) 3. Bifidobacterium -This has been found to have the most promising results in the treatment of IBS. Included here are the studies conducted on certain Bifidobacterium strains: a. Bifidobacterium lactis  This strain has been discovered to treat IBS symptoms which are stress-related such as gut permeability and sensitivity.
  11. 11. Best probiotic for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) b. Bifidobacterium bifidum  In a clinical trial done on this strain, 47% of people with IBS had reported improved symptoms of IBS. c. Bifidobacterium infantis (B. Infantis, Bifantis)  This probiotic strain has been discovered to decrease gut inflammation in IBS.  Also, this causes relief of IBS symptoms such as irregular bowel movement/motility, abdominal pain/discomfort, and distention/bloating.
  12. 12. Best probiotic for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) 4. Streptococcus a. Streptococcus thermophiles  This strain is very beneficial for IBS patients who have been undergoing antibiotic treatment because it reduces the likelihood of antibiotic- associated diarrhea from happening.
  13. 13. Precautions  Probiotics should not be taken by patients who have an impaired immune system. These are those who have HIV/AIDS, cancer, and undergoing chemotherapy.  Also, if there is a history of allergies, it is better to consult a doctor to see if probiotics is safe to be taken.  There are some strains which are not appropriate for the consumption of children, pregnant, and lactating women.
  14. 14. Conclusion  Though there have been mixed results in the studies regarding the benefits of probiotics in IBS patients, it has helped a lot in the relief of the symptoms caused by the disease. Many people have given probiotics a chance to see if it can aid them in improving their quality of life by relieving their symptoms. Even the doctors have advised the use of probiotics because it has helped to relieve the hard to treat IBS symptoms.