Make Bloating a Thing of the Past

Make Bloating a Thing of the Past
Do you sometimes have an upset stomach, perhaps even gas and bloating after eating? Maybe you often have to quickly run to the bathroom? You are not alone. Millions of people suffer from the same issues and believe it or not, there may be a simple a solution…probiotics. It is a great place to start and if your issues do not resolve testing may be needed to see if you have other underlying causes.

So what are probiotics?

Simply said they are the good critters in your gut. You see, you have good and bad bacteria in your gut lining. The goal is to have about 85% good bacteria.
Many integrative medicine doctors believe the gut is the gateway to overall good health.
So why are probiotics so beneficial?

There have been many research studies over the years that suggest probiotics may:
  • Improve immunity
  • Improve ulcers, irritable bowel, Crohn’s, celiac and gluten sensitivity
  • Help prevent yeast overgrowth due to antibiotic use and the typical American diet of processed foods, sugars, and GMO’s (genetically modified foods)
  • Decrease the risk of cancer by nourishing the enzymes that inhibit tumor production
  • Help with autism and ADHD individuals
  • Reduce the amount of gas, bloating and bowel irregularities
  • You can get probiotics from cultured yogurts or even fermented foods like Kombucha or sauerkraut, but usually not near enough. Supplementing is often essential.

So what should you look for when purchasing a probiotic?

  • Shelf stable 
  • Multiple strands of bacteria (multiple organisms) are offered in one supplement
  • They are able to pass through the small intestine and stomach acids without being broken down to early.
  • Organisms are in the billions on the bottle. Optimally 5-20 billion is what you are looking for.
Designs for Health is a reputable supplier of quality probiotics. Due to the high quality and efficacy of these products they are only available through your physician.

Tip: If you or a family member needs to take antibiotics, be sure to supplement with a higher dose probiotic immediately after finishing the course of antibiotics for at least 7 days. This will help to re-build the good bacteria in the gut.
Next time you stop in to visit your health care professional or talk to them be sure you discuss probiotics with them. It is essential to your overall health.
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