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When you’re struck down with a runny tummy, your first course of action is probably to avoid all human contact, wear old pants and try the tried and trusted diarrhea home remedy – The BRAT (Banana, Rice, Applesauce & Toast) diet. All of these are valid and work to some degree, but emerging research indicates that along with these methods, you should consider taking a probiotic.

So here’s all you need to know about probiotics and how they can help you to stop diarrhea.

What Are Probiotics? 

Probiotics are living bacteria and yeasts that are particularly beneficial for your gut. Our bodies are teeming with bacteria, and as gross as that may sound, not all are bad, many of them are actually beneficial, which is why probiotics often get labelled as ‘good’ bacteria.

How Do Probiotics Work?

While researchers are still trying to uncover the mechanisms that make probiotics work so well, all we can say is that they do in fact work to keep your gut healthy and happy! Probiotics are usually prescribed after you’ve taken antibiotics, which can end up killing the ‘good’ bacteria along with the ‘bad’, probiotics help your body to replace them as quickly as possible.

This is vital for maintaining the balance of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria in the body so further 

Probiotics Benefits for Diarrhea According to Research

As well as helping restore the balance of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria in the gut that antibiotics can disturb, probiotics may also help prevent and reduce diarrhea and its symptoms.

A study revealed that probiotics reduced antibiotic-associated diarrhea by 52%, reduced the risk of traveler’s diarrhea by 8% and lowered the associated risk of acute diarrhea in children by 57% and 26% among adults.

Empirical evidence like this suggests that probiotics have the potential for clinical effectiveness on a variety of intestinal diseases.

What intestinal diseases are probiotics good for?

  • Infectious diarrhea
  • Antibiotic-associated diarrhea
  • & Irritable bowel syndrome

What Is The Best Probiotic To Take?

When selecting good probiotic supplements for replenishing the good bacteria in your gut, it’s important to select a high-quality, multi-strain probiotic to adequately repopulate your gut microbiome.

Releaf Probiotic 12 Strain

The Releaf Probiotic range includes a Releaf Probiotic 12-Strain, Releaf Probiotic Active, and Releaf Probiotic Kids Chews which may help manage the microbial balance in the human intestines and thereby the functioning of the digestive tract/gut.

Try Artigest IBS

As well as helping to strengthen your gut with a probiotic, consider taking Artigest IBS™. Artigest IBS™ contains Prodigest®, a patented combination of two ingredients that are clinically proven to benefit digestion, promote gastric emptying and help manage symptoms related to long term digestive issues not associated with antibiotic use.

This natural digestive relief aid is already making a difference in the lives of IBS sufferers, with 86% of those who tested it reporting a marked reduction in the intensity of symptoms.