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Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS

Mar 28, 2022

Best Probiotics for IBS

IBS, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, affects your gastrointestinal tract, typically the large intestine. People with IBS typically see symptoms such as cramping, bloating, abdominal pain, gas, diarrhea, and others. Probiotics, present in the gut, are microorganisms with some potential benefits. In some people, probiotic supplements can improve symptoms of IBS.

Medical News states that IBS affects up to 15% of the world's population. IBS can be difficult to treat because it involves a change in your lifestyle. Choosing the right probiotic when you suffer from IBS is daunting. The reason is that many supplements are available on the market. According to Health Line, to select the best probiotic supplement, consider:

Colony Forming Units (CFU) count: 

CFU refers to the number of live bacteria present in a supplement.

Composition:

Find encompassing probiotic strains of bacteria studied for IBS, such as...

  • Bifidobacterium infantis 
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus
  • Lactobacillus Plantarum

Intended use:

Different probiotics are better suited for particular types of IBS. These include...

  • IBS with diarrhea (IBS-D)
  • IBS-M (IBS with mixed bowels) and 
  • IBS with constipation (IBS-C)

Storage needs: 

Most probiotics have a higher shelf life. Some types are more delicate to temperature and humidity and may need refrigeration.

Third-party testing: 

Always opt for a probiotic which has undergone third-party testing. Testing should go through an independent lab to ensure precision and quality. A probiotic that works for one person might not work for another. This is a result of the difference in microbiomes between individuals.

What Is Prebiotics?

Prebiotics are the food source for the good bacteria present in your gut. Bifidobacteria and lactobacillus are living good bacteria, probiotics, that need to be fed in order to thrive and form beneficial population levels in your gut. You can find prebiotics in everyday foods, or in a premium probiotic blend such as Clear Gut & Immunity. You keep your gastrointestinal tract healthy by keeping your beneficial bacteria healthy; and a quality prebiotic supplement is a great step towards that goal.

Advantages of keeping your beneficial bacteria healthy include:

  • It improves your feeling of usefulness and your management of your weight
  • It prevents some types of cancer and protects you against infections in your gut
  • Reduces incidences of bowel symptom cases
  • It increases the uptake of minerals such as magnesium and calcium
  • By decreasing harmful bacteria in your system, your immune system improves

According to Penn State Extension, you can find prebiotics in:

  • Fructooligosaccharide sources like berries and bananas
  • Inulin sources such as onions, garlic, and leeks
  • Wheat dextrin sources like whole grains
  • Arabinose sources such as nuts and seeds

Probiotics for IBS Need Prebiotics

People confuse prebiotics with probiotics. They are also beneficial to the gut bacteria and gastrointestinal system. Prebiotics are non-digestible fibrous elements that feed, support and boost the development of healthy bacteria in the digestive tract; but not bacteria at all.

Prebiotics are microbial fermentation ingredients. They alter the structure and behavior of the gastrointestinal intestinal flora. This is according to Marcel Roberfroid, who first discovered them. 

People that do not eat high-prebiotic foods may feel some gastrointestinal unpleasantness. This fermentation is an integral part of the beneficial digestive process. Tolerance improves by introducing these food products and increasing fluid intake.

According to Chicago Online, prebiotics lower cholesterol and control blood sugar levels. The most prevalent prebiotics are;

  • Fructooligosaccharides
  • Inulin, and 
  • Beta-glucan

Use of Fruiting Body Mushrooms to Deliver IBS Health Benefits

Mushroom extracts either contain the fruiting body or the mycelium of the mushroom. The fruiting body of a mushroom contains prebiotic fiber, vitamins, adaptogens, macrominerals, and much more. Our ProbioticsPLUS™ method uses the whole fruiting body to deliver this extra layer of benefits. This prebiotic fiber is key in supporting the health of your gut. 

The fruiting body also includes:

Vital nutrients such as

  1. Minerals
  2. Fiber
  3. Vitamins, and 
  4. Proteins

These vary depending on the species and growth conditions

Depending on the species, fruiting bodies may contain bioactive compounds.

The below have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds in them:

  1. Polyphenols
  2. Polysaccharides
  3. Indoles, and 
  4. Carotenoids 

Macrominerals are:

  1. Magnesium
  2. Potassium
  3. Calcium, and 
  4. Phosphorus. 

They also have trace minerals, including

  • Zinc
  • Selenium
  • Copper, and 
  • Iron

Their sodium concentrations are low.

  • The fruiting body contains active ingredients absent in their mycelia in some species.

Science Daily states that consumption of white button mushrooms creates a shift in the microbial community in your gut. This community can help in glucose regulation in your liver.

Our Probiotics Solution

Clear Probiotics' products are different from other probiotic products available. Our probiotic-based formulations emphasize using the ProbioitcsPLUS™ method. The method creates targeted products that help people find support for health issues through the effects of premium probiotics PLUS other therapeutic ingredients. 

The design of our probiotics products targets what's happening within your body. The products give your gut the support it needs to overcome challenges.

Our ProbioticsPLUS™ is a scientific, unique, and ultra-premium formulation product. It combines a synergistic blend of probiotics, prebiotics, and therapeutic ingredients. Combined, they deliver effective, proven, safe, natural solutions for your health needs.

How Do Clear Probiotics Do It?

Clear Probiotics uses the ProbioticsPLUS™ method. It employs a therapeutic dosage of probiotic strains. We combine these with adaptogens, herbs, amino acids, vitamins, and other therapeutic ingredients. Your body gets what it needs using this unique probiotic-based formulation method. The results in the targeted health area are fast and effective in the long term. That's far more effective than taking generic probiotics, or probiotics below therapeutic dosage levels, which may or may not work to fit your body's actual needs.

If you are suffering and your doctor recommends a high-quality probiotic, we suggest Clear Gut & Immunity to support an optimal gut biome that can lead to great gut health and a positive gut-brain axis.

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