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PROBIOTICS & CONSTIPATION

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 22, 2012 at 11:11 PM

What Probiotic is good for constipation. Florastor is a good one for people with diarrhea. But the main ingredients in Florastor is for people with diarrhea compared to constipation. Florastor's main ingredient is Saccharomyes & Boulardi lyo. Aren't there other probiotics with other ingredients that are best for constipation. I hear there is, but don't know any brands and what the other beneficial ingredients are. Thank you

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on September 24, 2012
at 11:27 PM

I'm not hypothyroid and I have that response to home made sauerkraut if I eat too much of it. Try keeping the portion small and eating it every other day instead of everyday.

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on September 23, 2012
at 02:36 PM

Yeah, I guess garbage is a bit harsh. I can feel the immediate effects of fermented foods though.

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on September 23, 2012
at 01:11 AM

Probiotic pills aren't garbage if you get the correct ones.

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on September 22, 2012
at 11:47 PM

Although it's not the most potent for getting quality probiotics, I've found that drinking a low-sugar, non-sugar Kombucha (Kevita for instance) and eating sauerkraut does the trick. Both provide a lot of fluids along with the probiotics.

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on September 25, 2012
at 11:43 AM

Symprove is a great probiotic for constipation.

It's non-dairy, so the bacateria don't get killed off in the stomach acids because it doesn't trigger digestion. It's also not-freeze-dried so the bacteria get to work straight away, not half-way through your gut.

You can get it from symprove.com and nutricentre.com

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on September 23, 2012
at 01:10 AM

S. Boulardii is for when you have diarrhea, so if you have constipation, I would definitely recommend staying away from S. Boulardii.

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on September 23, 2012
at 12:29 AM

Make some kraut and call it a day.....seriously its just salt and cabbage left to ferment, but if your stopped up there is NO WAY better. Eat more and more of it till stuff is running smooth.

24 hr yogurt isn't a bad idea either.

Screw the probiotic pills. They are garbage. Eat fermented foods for real improvement.

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on September 23, 2012
at 01:11 AM

Probiotic pills aren't garbage if you get the correct ones.

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on September 23, 2012
at 02:36 PM

Yeah, I guess garbage is a bit harsh. I can feel the immediate effects of fermented foods though.

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on September 23, 2012
at 12:01 AM

http://www.mytonix.com/Coconut_Water_Kefir.html

coconut water keifer is the best

http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/store/en/browse/sku_detail.jsp?id=GU-1098

garden of life probiotic products are all great

Take a full serving or 2 of your chosen product an hour before bed. Drink plenty of water. And have a nice dump in the morning.

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on September 22, 2012
at 11:44 PM

Just focus on a good quality probiotic. If you have gut issues you want to get your gut flora healthy. Just make sure that intestine bacteria like acidophilus is in it.

Although, the studies are not clear as to whether probiotics can actually help with constipation.

If you are really bad, a stool softener might help, although I wouldn't go that route unless it's been a few days.

The best thing to do for constipation is increase fluid intake, increase fat intake, reduce systematic inflammation.

Good luck!

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on October 11, 2012
at 08:39 AM

Hi there! Great question! I hope this might help. I tried this PHP maxam product. It helps to replenish and restore proper immune and gut bacterial functionality beyond the standard probiotic formula.

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on September 23, 2012
at 03:53 AM

Just wanted to add something - sometimes probiotics (if they are too strong) can cause constipation. I did not know it before, it is a symptom of a die-off reaction.

I have not tried water kefir yet (it is next on my list) but raw beets always help me.

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on September 23, 2012
at 02:05 AM

If you're hypothyroid you may find that the probiotics via fermented veggies actually cause you constipation rather than relieve it as I find to be the unfortunate case. I believe it's from the fact that the goitrogen effects from cruciferous raw vegetables (i.e., cabbage) is actually enhanced when fermented rather than diminished. YMMV.

My go-to constipation reliever is magnesium.

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on September 24, 2012
at 11:27 PM

I'm not hypothyroid and I have that response to home made sauerkraut if I eat too much of it. Try keeping the portion small and eating it every other day instead of everyday.

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