PRO­BI­OTICS FOR WHEN…

Women's Health (UK) - - IN THE KNOW -

YOU’RE TAK­ING AN­TIBI­OTICS

Up to 30% of peo­ple suf­fer from di­ar­rhoea when tak­ing an­tibi­otics, and cer­tain pro­bi­otics can help, such as sac­cha­romyces boulardii. Take from the first day of your course un­til a week af­ter you’ve fin­ished. Try Optibac Pro­bi­otics Sac­cha­romyces Boulardii (£6.79 for 16 cap­sules, vic­to­ri­a­health.com).

YOU SUF­FER FROM IBS

There is some ev­i­dence that a pro­bi­otic may ease symp­toms such as cramp­ing, con­sti­pa­tion and bloat­ing. Brands that have shown ben­e­fits in clin­i­cal tri­als are Alflo­rex, Bio-kult, Sym­prove and VSL#3.

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