Can probiotics for IBS help your symptoms?
Taking probiotics for IBS is thought to help restore the natural balance of bacteria in your gut and this can have a positive effect on your overall well-being.
- Exercise – take part in some movement or physical activity daily if possible.
- Follow a strict night-time routine to help support restful sleep – and ensure you get 7-8 hours of restful sleep every night.
- Try relaxation techniques – such as deep breathing, meditation and yoga.
- Take time out for activities that you enjoy – singing, dancing, Zumba, listening to/watching comedy shows, spending time with friends.
- Go easy on yourself.
Of course, eating a healthy diet and reducing caffeine, alcohol and sugar intake, can all help to support the production of neurotransmitters, chemical messengers in the body which help to regulate mood and thus help to manage stress.
And ensuring we are getting all the nutrients required to help our digestive system to function correctly will also help to balance our microbiome, reducing IBS symptoms and supporting the absorption of nutrients to further support neurotransmitter production (a virtuous circle).
Some key nutrients to help support a healthy diet include magnesium, zinc, vitamin D, fish oils and friendly bacteria – and research into the Lab4 friendly bacteria in the ProVen products shows both support for IBS and anxiety.,,
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 The Sheffield IBS Trial
Williams EA et al 2008. Clinical trial: a multistrain probiotic preparation significantly reduces symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome in a double-blind placebo-controlled study. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 29: 97-103
 The Cambridge IBS Study
Plummer S, Madden JAJ, Garaiova I, Sen s, Dear KLE, Tarry SA, Williams CF, Hunter JO. Effects of probiotics on the caecal and faecal microbiota of Irritable Bowel Syndrome patients receiving antibiotics: a pilot study. Short Communication. ENGIHR, Valencia, Spain, 18-20th September 2013, pg183-6
 The Keele Study
Owen L, Reinders M, Narramore R, Marsh AMR, Gar Lui F, Baron R, Plummer S, Corfe BM. A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomised pilot trial examining the effects of probiotic administration on mood and cognitive function. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 2014, 73 (OCE1): E29
Want to know more?
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