This might come as a shock to you, but not all probiotics are created equal.
In fact, some probiotics can even cause more problems in your gut depending on the overall health of your inner ecosystem.
One of the most common mistakes IBS sufferers make is that they are taking a probiotic that’s actually worsening their condition.
In 2011 an overview of the scientific literature was published in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care. What they found was astonishing.
While in some cases taking probiotics helped patients with IBS in just as many it worsened symptoms or didn’t do anything at all.
It depends on the strain you take and taking a random probiotic off the shelf will 7 times out of 10 find you either worsening your symptoms or getting no results at all.
That means grabbing some random probiotic off the shelf is a shot in the dark. Plus …. These supplements are not inexpensive. Am I right???
Even if it does make your conditions better it may not be as aggressive as you need it to be.
Randomly taking a probiotic you’ve found at the local health food store or grocery store could be doing nothing for you or even worse, making your symptoms more intense.
This will discourage you to no end and you’ll find yourself easily giving up on finding a solution at all.
Losing hope right now gives you no power to go into the future. Trying and failing can be the one thing that sends most of us into a land of, “it will never happen for me.”
This is by far the worst place you can be, hopeless and depressed.
What you need to do is focus on probiotic strains that have been proven through double blind studies in published journals to work.
Most probiotics are most likely making your situation worse. So blindly taking strains is only going to flare up your condition and disappoint you.
However, there is a catch.
Taking the right probiotics will NOT fix the ROOT of the problem. This is the BIG mistake most IBS sufferers make that KEEPS them in the vicious cycle of re-occurring IBS.
The truth is that you need a well formulated plan backed by proven and tested scientific research to attack the root cause of your IBS.
This is crucial.
Otherwise, you’ll stay on the vicious cycle of trying out different probiotic brands, cutting out trigger foods, trying elimination diets, endlessly researching while NEVER annihilating the ROOT of the problem causing your IBS.
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