What exactly are probiotics?
The term probiotic refers to live microorganisms (“good” bacteria) that, when consumed in adequate doses, have beneficial effects on your gastrointestinal tract. Probiotics play a role in a very large number of functions in your digestive system such as fibre digestion, dietary nutrient absorption, and defence against harmful bacteria. They are found in dairy products such as yogurts, cheeses and milk based beverages, as well as probiotic supplements. However, not all probiotics are created equal. If you are taking probiotics for a specific digestive issue, you need to ensure you are getting the right strain, in the correct amounts for your specific digestive issue. Jamieson Digestive Care™ Diarrhea Relief Kids contains clinically studied Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, in the clinically documented potency.
How can probiotics help my Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
IBS is a disorder that affects the intestine. Symptoms include gas, bloating, abdominal pain (cramping), irregular bowel patterns, constipation, and diarrhea. Canada has one of the highest rates of IBS in the world and estimates suggest that over five million Canadians live with IBS and more may not even know that they have IBS. The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation suggests that supplementing with probiotics helps because probiotics bind to the intestinal walls and can produce substances with antibiotic properties. The natural probiotic strain found in Jamieson Digestive Care™ Daily Relief was studied specifically for symptoms of IBS such as gas and bloating and has been effective for relief in clinical studies.
Probiotics & Antibiotics
Taking Jamieson Digestive Care™ Diarrhea Relief Kids during antibiotic therapy is beneficial as well. The purpose of an antibiotic is to remove infection-causing bad bacteria from your digestive system, but the problem is, antibiotics can’t identify “good” bacteria from “bad” bacteria. So, while “bad” bacteria are cleared out of your digestive system so is the “good” bacteria, throwing off the balance of your intestinal tract and leaving you open to an episode of diarrhea. Jamieson Digestive Care™ Diarrhea Relief Kids helps to re-populate your intestinal tract with the right bacteria for optimal digestive health.