So, probiotics. This is a confusing topic to many, and one of the most common things I get asked about. I’d say we’ve reached epidemic levels of digestive problems. Given my personal health issues stem from digestive imbalances - SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), food intolerances, and hampered immunity - I spend a lot of time researching products and studies in this arena.
Discoveries are constantly being made about the microbiome and how the gut-brain connection effects our health. We need to be fixing our guts and probiotics are a good start (as well as ditching processed foods and chemicals). But they are not all created equal!
Just flooding the gut with billions of bacteria isn’t always beneficial - especially if you have a bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) - what we really want is to keep the bad and good in balance. It’s been recently discovered that we have not only bad bacteria but bad FUNGUS working to create digestive plaque + upset the balance of your digestive system. WHAT?
This was discovered by Dr. Ghannoum, a leading expert on the matter, who has published more than 400 peer-reviewed articles + been cited 16,000 times by other scientists. And he created BIOHM - the first probiotic engineered to break down digestive plaque from both bad bacteria and fungus and neutralize it.
Pretty cool, am I right?
WHAT I LOVE:
contains B. breve, L. acidophilus, L. rhamnosus, S. boulardii and Amylase
don’t contain Lactobacillus casei, reuteri or bulgaricus, which can increase histamine levels and inflammation
enteric coating is applied directly on the probiotic during manufacturing - not just capsule - to ensure survival through harsh stomach acid
manufactured in the US in an FDA-audited facility
100% vegetarian, and no soy, dairy, gluten, or fillers
take any time of day, with or without food
I have now been taking this for almost a month and here are my thoughts:
Since I have SIBO (overgrowth of bacteria in small intestine) and it can be very difficult to adjust to adding MORE bacteria - good or bad. In the past, I've had an awful time, but it was not the case here. I've had: no discomfort, much less bloating - even when eating raw veggies, little reaction to high histamine foods - which usually really bother me, and better digestion. So far, I'm impressed!
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