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Approximately one in five people in Ireland have a problem with irritable bowels, particularly people in their 20s and 30s. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a long-term condition of the digestive system. The exact cause of IBS is not known but experts believe it is related to an increased sensitivity in the gut combined with problems in digesting food. It can often be a result of eating certain foods or experiencing times of stress. Symptoms of IBS vary and can include diarrhoea, stomach cramps, bloating and constipation. Related issues include energy loss, pain during sex and backache. Symptoms tend to come in waves, and last from a few days up to a few months.

The cure for IBS is still unknown but it can often be managed by making changes to your lifestyle and diet. There are some products that can help you manage your symptoms. Our pharmacist recommends Alflorex. This is an Irish brand of food supplement which has been clinically tested on IBS patients. The results in patients have been reduced abdominal discomfort, passage of gas, and bloating/distension.

It is the only product in Ireland to contain the unique PrecisionBiotic strain B. infantis 35624 and was developed in Ireland. Its cultures are elite bacterial strains which have been selected to have targeted action where needed. B. infantis 35624 was researched and co-developed by scientists, clinicians and gastroenterologists in Alimentary Health Ltd. and University College Cork. University College Cork is among the world’s leading institutions in probiotic research. B. infantis 35624 is backed by 15 years of research and over 50 publications. B. infantis 35624 is the No.1 recommended probiotic in the U.S. by gastroenterologists.

For a happier tummy, just take one capsule every day for at least a month.