What Are Some Top Probiotic Supplements For IBS

herbal-supplementsProbiotics are good bacteria or live microorganisms or yeast which help to maintain a healthy balance in the digestive tract. The probiotics interfere with the disease causing bacteria and they help reduce inflammation. The immune system may also benefit from probiotic use.   Probiotics can be found in some dairy products which contain live cultures such as some yogurts and Kefir and in some fermented foods.

Some probiotics may be helpful in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). However, there are several different forms of IBS so it is wise to check with your health care professional before starting to add probiotic supplements to your health regime. Taking the wrong kind of probiotic may cause your IBS to become worse. It is not common, but some people experience gas, bloating and more loose stools when starting to take probiotic supplements. Work with your health care professional and let him know immediately if you have any adverse symptoms from taking the supplements. Most people do not have any side effects from probiotics and for most people taking a probiotic supplement is safe.

When you begin taking probiotic supplements you will not notice immediate improvement in your condition. It will take some time before you notice benefits.

Some probiotics which may help with the discomfort of IBS are:

Bifidobacterium infantis 35624. In a study done involving a few hundred people this supplement when taken in the proper dosage decreased the discomfort and pain in the abdomen. It may also help relieve gas and bloating and relieve some straining when moving the bowels.

120409071859-fish-oil-omega-3-supplements-story-topLactobacillus Plantarum 299V Those who participated in the strudies for this probiotic achieved some improvement in their frequency of stools, some improvement in abdominal pain and improvement of the bloating problem.

Bifidobacterium bifidum MIM Bb75 About one half of the patients who took part in this study noticed an improvement in their feelings of bloating, pain and discomfort as well as less urgency in the need to go to the bathroom.

LAB4 Is a probiotic which contains multiple strains of bacteria. Patients taking this supplement experienced improvement in their bowel movements and a general decrease in pain.

VSL#3 has eight different strains. It helps with the bloating and gas problems, but does to help with bowel movement.,

If you and your health care professional determine taking a probiotic will be helpful for you and you see some improvement with your IBS that’s good. If you do not notice any improvement you may need a different type of probiotic or you may find taking probiotics does not help you with your IBS at all.

During clinical studies of patients with IBS some patients did not respond to the probiotic supplements at all while others noticed marked improvement in their symptoms.