25th November 2019

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Do probiotics help with bowel movements?

Both infection and antibiotics disrupt the natural balance of bacteria in your digestive system, which probiotics can help restore. But the opposite problem — constipation — is more common than diarrhea. Most over-the-counter remedies for constipation, such as laxatives and stool softeners, aren't all that helpful.

Similarly one may ask, what type of probiotic is best for IBS?

As of now, there is some limited evidence that the following strains can be effective in easing IBS symptoms:
  • Lactobacillus strains, (such as L. acidophilus, L. plantarum, L. rhamnosus)
  • Bifidobacterium strains, (such as B. infantis (Align), B. longum, B. bifidum)

What vitamins are good for irritable bowel syndrome?

Other supplements you may like to consider for IBS include: Folic Acid: Many people with IBS are low in folic acid, which is thought to be very good for general bowel health. Vitamin B12: Many people with IBS are deficient in iron, which Vitamin B12 helps the body to absorb.
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