What are Probiotics?
If you ever had problems with your digestive system, or you have taken antibiotics, you probably have received the advice to take probiotics. Broadly speaking, probiotics promote healthy digestive tract and a healthy immune system, by improving or restoring the gut flora. However, before diving deeper, it is good to know what they are exactly. According to the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP), a probiotic is defined as “live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host”. In other words, probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for you, especially for your digestive system. Probiotics are often called “good” bacteria and as you already know - your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad.
What do probiotics do for you?
- Help you replace the healthy bacteria that you lost during a treatment with antibiotics;
- Promote the balance between the “good” and “bad” bacteria, in order for your body to work properly;
- Increase the production of B-galactosidase, which is helpful for better lactose digestion ;
- Increase the production of short-chain fatty acids in the colon, which decreases the intestinal pH;
- Reduce visceral hypersensitivity (sensitivity to intestinal pain).
Should you take probiotics if you have IBS?
People with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) must follow a low FODMAP diet to keep everything under control. Apart from that, prebiotics and probiotics often contribute for better management of the syndrome, reduced symptoms and improved gut health. It is important to mention that individuals following a low FODMAP diet might have decreased intake of prebiotic fiber. Prebiotic is the compound that is not digested, but rather fermented by the microflora and stimulates growth of healthy bacteria in the GI tract. Unfortunately, people with IBS cannot take any probiotic and prebiotic because not all of them are suitable for sensitive stomachs. Products that are not low FODMAP approved could cause discomfort, require large dosages to be effective and only work in the colon. Prebiotics give bacteria stuff to eat and act as a “fuel” for the probiotic, but if you have IBS, you must avoid prebiotics that are starch-based or fibers.
What are the best low FODMAP probiotics, prebiotics and colon cleanse products?
When you are choosing the right supplements for your sensitive stomach, you must look for products that are low FODMAP certified, gut friendly, vegan and free from GMO, soy, gluten, dairy and artificial additives. Always aim for the best formula that contain only natural and healthy ingredients. If the product causes you any discomfort like bloating, or flatulence, consider changing it for a better one. If you really want to try the best supplements for gut health, keep on reading…
Low FODMAP Certified Advanced Probiotic & Prebiotic by Casa de Sante
This probiotic supplement is ideal for promoting digestive health, because it provides both important bacteria and the fuel it needs to work efficiently. The capsules provide delayed release to ensure that you receive the help you need in the right time. The formulas included are trademarks of Deerland Enzymes, which is a company that is the leading specialty formulator and contract manufacturer of enzyme based products. The prebiotic in this product is not made of fiber or starch, so you can be sure that it would not cause you any discomfort. Instead, it is a lytic bacteriophage cocktail that includes LH01 - Myoviridae, LL5 - Siphoviridae, T4D - Myoviridae, and LL12 - Myoviridae. The probiotic formula include DE111 (Bacillus subtilis), Bacillus coagulans, Lactobacillus acidophilus, and Bifidobacterium lactis. Lactobacillus acidophilus is naturally found in the intestinal tract and this helps aid in maintaining the intestinal flora, and DE11 is spore-forming bacterium that does not require refrigeration to remain active.
Low FODMAP Colon Cleanse & Probiotic
This IBS colon cleanse formula can help you detox your body, ease symptoms of constipation and digestive distress. It contains only natural ingredients like psyllium husks powder, flax seed powder, medium chain triglycerides and extracts of aloe vera, senna and cascara sagrada bark. This natural blend can cleanse and flush out your system from toxins. In addition, one serving has 1 gram (5 billion) of Lactobacillus acidophilus to promote healthy, intestinal flora. The formula is completely low FODMAP diet approved, so even the most sensitive stomachs can enjoy the benefits from probiotics and colon cleanse products.
The dietary supplements by Casa de Sante ensure a healthy balance of the bacteria in the GI tract, which may help to:
- Prevent allergy;
- Regulate inflammation;
- Prevent harmful bacteria and yeast from colonizing the gut;
- Boost the immune system;
- Remove carcinogens;
- Regulate the nervous system function
- Regulate the hormonal response
- Regulate the level of body fat
- Prevent inflammatory bowel disease
If you are healthy and there is no need for extra supplementation, but you just want to increase your probiotic intake, try out our probiotic snacks. We have probiotic oatmeal with whey protein, probiotic almonds, and macadamia nut butter + probiotics & MCT oil. All of these snacks are low FODMAP approved, support the metabolism and gut health. They contain only organic ingredients and might be the perfect addition to your healthy diet. More probiotic foods in your daily meals prevent digestive issues and promote healthy GI tract. The products are the perfect solution for when you need to replace a regular meal with something ready but healthy.
Try out our low FODMAP probiotic supplements and see for yourself that it is not that difficult to have a sensitive stomach when you have the right products to support your gut health! Say goodbye to the digestive discomfort, bloating and flatulence. Restore the “good” bacteria in your gut flora, boost your immune system and ensure healthy balance in your GI tract with the products by Casa de Sante! Which one is your favorite probiotic product? Let us know what you think in the comments below!