PROBIOTICS FOR WHEN…
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.