After having some issues with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) over the years, I have started taking some probiotics to try to help with my stomach problems. I have been struggling with feeling tired due to not absorbing enough nutrients from my foods. The Microbiome Plus+ GI Probiotics that I have started taking are meant to maintain the balance of healthy bacteria in my digestive system.
These probiotics are said to support mood and boost energy, to help lose weight as well as to improve and maintain health. I am not aiming to lose weight through taking these tablets. I have IBS due to stress/anxiety which has lead onto suffering from food intolerances. My aim is to help my tummy feel more comfortable, day to day, as well as to feel much more awake.
I have started taking two different probiotic tablets with meals, twice a day. Each packet has 7 days worth of tablets in and I was provided with four weeks worth in one bundle pack. I am also trying to spend time relaxing and breathing deeply to calm myself down instead of getting as stressed/anxious as I have in the past.
After a few days of taking the probiotics, I did not feel much different to normal. After the fifth day, however, I started to feel much more awake and experienced less bloating than usual. I continued to take the probiotics with my meals and I feel like they have been effective in helping me with my IBS symptoms. These, coupled with my new focus on my breathing when I get stressed seem to be improving my quality of life. For my breathing, I have been trying to focus on taking shorter breaths in and longer breaths out when I feel a bit panicked. Just taking those couple of minutes to focus on something different to my perceived problem is helping me to break the cycle of worrying so much which is having a positive affect on my stomach issues.
For me, I think that these probiotics have improved my situation. I realise that different solutions work better for different people but I am glad that I gave these a try. I am quite happy with the price of these probiotics too. At £19.99 (correct for February 2015, you will have to check current prices) for a month of tablets, I think that this is quite a reasonable price. If you would like to try some of these probiotics, you can enter the giveaway on the Rafflecopter, below. These probiotics are for over 18s only.
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Disclosure: I was given a month’s supply of probiotics for the purposes of this review. All opinions are honest and my own.