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Culturelle IBS Complete Support -- 28 Packets


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Culturelle IBS Complete Support Description

  • Clinically Shown To Relieve
  • Abdominal Pain • Bloating
  • Constipation • Diarrhea Due to IBS
  • Bioactive HMO Prebiotics
  • More Symptom Free Days
  • Medical Food
  • Use Under Medical Supervision
  • Easy To Mix
  • 28 Single Serve Packets

The Microbiome & Managing IBS
There is no cure for IBS, but there are things you can do to ease the severity and duration of your symptoms. When you have an imbalance in your gut’s microbiome, it can trigger IBS symptoms such as bloating, abdominal pain, gas, constipation and/or diarrhea. Culturelle™ IBS Complete Support is a medical food that goes beyond symptom relief to help at the source of your issues by using HMO bioactive prebiotics to selectively feed good bacteria. Restoring the balance of bacteria in the gut microbiome may help by strengthening the gut barrier which may improve the health of your gut and balance your digestive system.

HMO Bioactive Prebiotics: Clinically Shown to Make Real Changes
HMOs (human milk oligosaccharides) are unique prebiotics naturally found in breastmilk that help fortify and build a healthy gut. By replicating two of those nutrients in Culturelle™ IBS Complete Support, our ingredients work naturally with your body to make real changes to target the source of your digestive issues (the HMOs in our product are not from human milk). In a clinical study with more than 300 participants, people using Culturelle™ IBS Complete Support every day reported improvements in their symptoms:

• 58% reduction of days with abdominal pain
• Decreased bloating by 59%
• More normal bowel movements

Find Relief with A Medical Food
Culturelle™ IBS Complete Support is a medical food to be used only under medical supervision and direction. Medical foods are specifically formulated for the dietary management of a disease or condition that has distinctive nutritional requirements that cannot be met by typical diet alone. Culturelle™ IBS Complete Support helps you nutritionally manage your symptoms, such as bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Your healthcare provider may choose to recommend Culturelle™ IBS Complete Support along with prescribing medication or other products.

Since Culturelle™ IBS Complete Support makes real changes in your gut microbiome, it’s not unusual to experience some mild discomfort initially, such as gas and bloating. This is normal and a good sign. Your microbiome is starting to work the way it should to restore balance and help relieve IBS symptoms. Shown in a clinical study to improve IBS symptoms within 4 weeks.


Directions

Directions for Use:

 

Mix with foods & drinks, hot or cold

Dissolve contents of 1 packet in water or other beverage. Or sprinkle on top of any food.

 

1 stick pack per day

Consume immediately after opening the packet.

 

Odorless powder with neutral taste

Imparts no taste in any flavored food or drink. In water, may have a slight (mild) sweetness.

 

No Need To Refrigerate

Store in a cool, dry place away from sunlight.

Free Of
Flavor, dyes, gluten, yeast, sugar and soy.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Ingredients: Proprietary formulation (2'-Fucosyllactose, Lacto-N-neotetraose).
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When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Take Probiotics for Bloating

If you’ve ever gotten up in the morning with a happy gut and gone to bed feeling like you swallowed a balloon, you’re not alone. Fifteen to thirty percent of Americans suffer from bloating at some point in their lives. It’s even more common among people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)—particularly women—and can cause pain and discomfort that interferes with daily activities. Do probiotics help with bloating? Or can they make symptoms worse? Knowing why you’re bloated can help you choose the right solution and feel better fast.

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What is bloating?

When you’re bloated, your abdominal area typically feels full or tight. The pressure can range from uncomfortable to painful depending on the cause. (Your stomach may or may not stick out; distention only happens in about half of cases.) Bloating is most commonly associated with gas, but many other things can cause it, including:
  • Poor food choices
  • Overeating
  • Food allergy or intolerance
  • Swallowing air when chewing gum or eating too fast
  • Sudden increase in fiber intake
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Medications or supplements
  • Imbalanced gut bacteria (dysbiosis)
  • Digestive conditions like IBS, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Conditions that affect how quickly food moves through the digestive tract
  • Low pancreatic enzymes, which makes it harder for the body to break down food
There’s even a condition called visceral hypersensitivity that can make you feel bloated when you’re not. This is more common in people with IBS who are already sensitive to uncomfortable digestive symptoms.

Do probiotics help with bloating?

In some cases, probiotics may be able to reduce or eliminate bloating. In a small study of people with functional bowel disorders like IBS, Bifidobacterium lactis Bi-07 and Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM strains were shown to effectively reduce symptoms. For people with functional constipation, the probiotic strain Bifidobacterium lactis HN019 may be able to increase bowel movement frequency. This could potentially relieve the bloating and pain often associated with the condition. You probably don’t have to seek out these specific strains if a bowel condition isn’t the cause of your bloating. Probiotic supplements that include Bifidobacterium or Lactobacillus strains seem to be the most helpful for relieving occasional discomfort. However, probiotics won’t make you feel better right away; you have to take them consistently over time. To get more immediate relief: You can prevent bloating in the long term by:
  • Drinking more water
  • Exercising regularly
  • Keeping portion sizes reasonable
  • Chewing food thoroughly
  • Kicking your soda habit, if you have one
  • Avoiding sugar alcohols like xylitol
  • Gradually adding more high-fiber foods to your diet
  • Getting tested for food allergies, and eliminating trigger foods
Along with probiotics, these remedies and lifestyle changes should minimize how often you experience bloating.

Can probiotics cause bloating?

You might find that probiotics don’t make your bloating go away; sometimes supplementing can make symptoms worse. Everyone’s gut is different, which means a probiotic that works great for your friend might give you side effects—including bloating. In fact, bloating and gas are the most common issues people report when taking probiotics. These may resolve once your body gets used to the new strains of bacteria, but if it doesn’t, you should stop supplementing and look for a different formula. Choosing a lower potency can also help prevent bloating from probiotics. There are, however, two conditions where probiotics should be avoided:
  • In SIBO, there’s already too much bacteria in the small intestine. Introducing more bacteria in the form of probiotics can exacerbate the condition.
  • People with short bowel syndrome don’t have a fully intact digestive tract, usually as the result of surgery. This puts them at higher risk for developing SIBO, and there’s some concern that probiotics may be a trigger.
That’s why it’s important to talk with your doctor if your bloating is more than an occasional problem. Bloating that recurs regularly or is accompanied by other symptoms like pain, constipation or diarrhea should be evaluated by a doctor. But, if you’re just looking for relief on those days when your digestive system is feeling a bit off, probiotics may be able to help with bloating and keep your gut happy from morning to night.

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