What Is The Best Probiotic For Constipation?
May 10, 2008 | By Thomas Ehrman

Do you feel like you have a heavy rock in your stomach? Do you feel like you can't stand up straight from the stomach pressure?

Constipation can be painful and frustrating. If you experience severe, constant constipation, your body may be warning you of other health issues. It is recommended you seek medical attention immediately. Occasional constipation is common. The best probiotics for constipation can help relieve sporadic symptoms.*

The best probiotic for constipation contains at least 10 billion colony forming units of two to three different bacteria strains. Bifidobacterium Bifidum and Lactobacillus Acidophilus are highly recommended. The probiotic supplement you choose should also contain a prebiotic, such as inulin powder or chicory root, which acts as a food source for the good bacteria, helping them grow and colonize.*

Constipation is usually a result of a poor diet low in fiber and water. U.S. conventional meats, processed foods, alcohol and sugary drinks can cause an overgrowth of bad bacteria in your body. A balance of good bacteria is needed for optimum health.* A daily regimen of the best probiotic for constipation should help replenish and maintain beneficial bacteria levels in your body.*

Over-the-counter laxatives and stool softeners are usually seen as quick solutions. They may alleviate short-term symptoms, but they don't resolve the root of the problem. The best probiotic for constipation should bring balance to your digestive system, allowing regular bowel movements.*

When choosing the best probiotic for constipation, think about quality, when considering price. Good manufacturing practices and quality assurance procedures are expensive, but they should make you feel safer about the product you consume. It's your health we're talking about, not clothing or office supplies.

Apart from nutritional supplements, probiotics can also be found in food, such as fermented cabbage, tempeh, kefir, probiotic dairy drinks and probiotic yogurts. To get an adequate amount of beneficial bacteria from these food sources, you'd have to eat a substantial amount of these foods on a daily basis. Also consider shelf-life and whether or not refrigeration is required when purchasing the best probiotic for constipation.

Certain probiotics offer a money-back guarantee too. This can indicate confidence in their product. And if you're unsatisfied with your purchase, you'll be able to return it for a refund.

To view a probiotics comparison chart and find the best probiotic for constipation for you, please visit our Best Probiotic Product Review page.

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