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20% discount on probiotics for bloating
Posted 3 years ago by Clare
Finding the cause of your bloating isn't always an easy task. There are a myriad of possible triggers for bloating, ranging from antibiotic use, food intolerances, imbalanced eating and drinking habits, and even stress. IBS is a term used to cover many symptoms which may be caused by one, or all of these things, with bloating being the most prevalent symptom.
One of the most common underlying issues concerning those with IBS, and/or bloating, is gut dysbiosis which is the imbalance of your gut flora. Our healthy bacteria can be diminished by many things prevalent in modern life, such as those listed above, and as a result, unwanted bacteria can become 'pathogenic', or overgrown. This can lead to issues such as gut permeability, inflammation, and poor digestion and absorption of nutrients. But one very common symptom of imbalanced gut bacteria is bloating. This is often caused by fermentation of foods which are not digested properly due to this imbalance of gut bacteria. We can work towards correcting this imbalance by looking after our gut flora. One way to do this is to take probiotics.
So how do you know which probiotic to take for bloating? It's important to look for a well researched brand. Additionally, taking into account the specific strains which are included in the probiotic is important. Each bacterial strain plays a slightly different role in our gut. Some have been found to ease constipation, others help combat pathogenic bacteria, and are therefore particularly helpful for stomach infections or diarrhoea. In this case we need to be looking for strains which have research behind them showing a positive effect it has on IBS and bloating.
One particular strain, Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM®, has been clinically trialled specifically to test its ability to ease IBS symptoms. The research involved 26 participants with IBS and used a questionnaire and analysed stool samples before and after treatment with a probiotic strain of Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM®. The results showed clear improvements with a 73% improvement in bloating, 54% reduction in passage of gas, and 62% reduction in pain and cramps. Interestingly, the researchers also looked at the type of bacteria which were prominent in the patients stool samples before treatment with this probiotic. They found that there were below normal levels of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium bacteria but higher levels of those considered to be pathogenic, or bad bacteria, such as Citrobacter freundi and the yeast Candida albicans. In other words, these participants had gut dysbiosis.
This particular strain of bacteria can be found in a product by OptiBac Probiotics called 'For every day EXTRA Strength'. This is a high strength probiotic with each capsule containing 20 billion viable microorganisms. It also includes 4 other extensively researched strains including another Lactobacillus strain and three Bifidobacterium strains. There are also impressive clinical trials on the finished product formula. This may be a good time to try this probiotic formula if you haven't already, as OptiBac Probiotics is presently offering this product at a discount of 20%. This offer is valid until the end of February 2016. So get buying and beat that bloat.
You can get this offer here.
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