Constipation is something that strikes everyone at one time or another.
And if it was just limited to every once in a while, that would be one thing.
But for up to 28 percent of the US population, constipation is a fairly regular occurrence.
Now, many of these “blocked up” people can get relief from their constipation simply by looking at what might be causing it and doing something about it.
Things like low fiber diets, not drinking enough water, stress, certain medications, lacking exercise and ignoring the “urge to go” have all been shown to trigger cases of “stubborn stool.”
Plus other underlying conditions can cause constipation too, including:
- Parkinson’s disease
- Hypothyroidism (low functioning thyroid)
- Colon polyps
- Food intolerances (such as Celiac disease)
- IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
- Magnesium deficiency
But in many cases, chronic, ongoing constipation is described as “functional” meaning that a clear cut cause or underlying condition has not been pinpointed.
Functional constipation is diagnosed in people who have had two or more of the following symptoms for at least 6 months:
- Straining to have a bowel movement at least 25 percent of the time
- Having lumpy or hard stools at least 25 percent of the time
- Feeling as though stool is still in the rectum after a bowel movement at least 25 percent of the time
- Feeling as though something is blocking stool from passing at least 25 percent of the time
- Using your fingers to help with stool passage at least 25 percent of the time (please don’t ask me to comment on that one)
- Having fewer than three bowel movements per week
- Rarely passing loose stools without the use of laxatives
For people with functional constipation, the typical suggestions of getting more fiber, drinking more water and exercising might not necessarily always provide relief.
But there is something that’s starting to emerge as an extremely helpful measure to counteract functional constipation.
Specifically the probiotic strain Bifidobacterium lactis.
Here’s the scoop:
Study: B. lactis eases functional constipation
A study was recently performed in the UK that examined the effectiveness of probiotic supplementation in counteracting functional constipation.
The researchers zeroed in on three specific areas:
- Overall gut transit time (the time it takes for your food to travel from your mouth to your bowel movement)
- Stool frequency (the number of bowel movements per day or per week)
- Stool consistency (BMs should ideally be soft, moist and look like a brown banana—I know you may be roaring with laughter by now, but that is the truth)
What they found was the people who took probiotic supplements had improvements in all three areas!
Gut transit time was reduced by about 12.4 hours (suggesting that wastes were moving along better and no longer getting hard and stuck), stool frequency was increased by 1.3 BMs per week, and stool consistency improved.
And the one probiotic strain that had the most impressive result was Bifidobacterium lactis.
Put it to the test!
If constipation is a fairly regular companion of yours, why don’t you see for yourself what a good probiotic supplement with Bifidobacterium lactis can do for you?
And you won’t have to look very far, because Super Shield multi-strain probiotic formula fits the bill.
Super Shield contains 13 strains of quality, potent friendly bacteria that can help keep your intestinal flora balance strong and healthy—including Bifidobacterium lactis that was shown to be so helpful in the study I quoted above.
Not only will a healthy flora balance help encourage more regular BMs, but it can also help beef up your immune system and ease gas and bloating too!
Now, don’t think a supplement can solve all of your problems and is a green light for you to rush out and eat whatever you want.
Because even the best probiotic supplement in the world can’t undo all of the health-wrecking effects of a poor diet!
Make the most of Super Shield’s power (and support any other supplements you take too!) with the power of the right diet.
And the “right diet” is one that is not only based on healthy real foods but is combined effectively so it’s easier for your system to digest and assimilate
In other words, the Great Taste No Pain way of eating!
In Great Taste No Pain I show you how to put together meals that are not only mouth-watering delicious but are easier for your body to break down. Better digestion encourages more regular bowel movements.
Plus you’ll naturally be concentrating on consuming real foods (many that are jam-packed with constipation-fighting fiber!) and staying far away from nutrient- and fiber-poor processed packaged and fast foods.
And if you’re gluten intolerant or sensitive, Great Taste No Gluten is for you instead.
If you’ve got functional constipation, or even other types of constipation or other digestive problems, see what the unbeatable combination of Super Shield and Great Taste No Pain (or Great Taste No Gluten) can do for you.
To your health,
Sherry BresciaPS: Always be sure to let your doctor or healthcare provider know what supplements you are taking.