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IBS is different for each person as it’s made up of a number of causes, giving you a number of symptoms in reaction to specific triggers which also are not the same for everyone. As a result, there is no single cure although effective management is best provided by enzymes, amino acids, anti inflammatories, prebiotics and probiotics. If you were to choose only one of these categories to help you, the most common verdict is that it would be probiotics. One such product that we review today is called Premiva Advanced Formula Probiotic. Premiva says its supplement helps keep your intestinal conditions good by boosting good flora, helping more vitamins and minerals to be absorbed and also helping to regulate how often your gut moves. In addition to helping bloating, pain, gas and irregularity subside, it should also have a wider effect on your immune system health.
- Bacillus Coagulans
Bacillus coagulans is a strain of probiotics that is effective against loose stools, bloating and gas in addition to being thought to lower cholesterol, among other things. Scientists have really warmed to this strain as scientific tests have shown it can kill a variety of pathogenic bacteria including listeria and even antibiotic resistant bacteria. By 2012 it was clear that this strain held benefits similar to that of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. Subsequent trials have specifically shown Coagulans to be effective in helping combat IBS, reducing the frequency of bloating, vomiting, diarrhea and spasms. It is not clear how it does that, only that it does.
For adults only. Take one tablet once or twice daily on an empty stomach, or as directed by your health care professional.
Possible Side Effects
Do not administer to children under 18. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding or taking medications or other supplements consult your doctor first. Stop using the product if any bad reactions occur.
No price for this product was available at the time of doing this review. Major resellers such as Amazon did not have it in stock. The actual Premiva website was inaccessible and password protected at the time of compiling this review so we are not certain if the information is made available to wholesalers only, or whether the website was perhaps undergoing upgrades.
Guarantee & Feedback
You are able to try the product risk-free but the manufacturer does not go into specifics. In some cases, Amazon carries a full guarantee and returns policy that is backed by the manufacturer but this isn’t one of those cases. The feedback covers the whole range of the negative-positive spectrum with some reporting no improvement to symptoms, moderate improvement only or a good improvement. The challenge is, it is not clear what particular symptoms these verified purchasers had. Fructooligosaccharide is an alternative to sugar classified as a prebioitic that helps the bioavailability of certain minerals and vitamins. It is thought to directly improve IBS symptoms.
Conclusive Review of Premiva Advanced Formula Probiotic
Although it is hardly the best idea to take one strain of probiotic only, in this case Coagulans has the weight of scientific trials behind it and continues to show promise in the fight against not only IBS but even conditions such as HIV. Of course if you are already taking probiotics and your symptoms are not improving then you need to turn to enzymes, amino acids and soothing agents such as licorice and ginger root as well. It is not every day that an IBS supplement has coagulans as the star ingredient, and this is rather unique. There are many strands of probiotics you could be missing so normally a multi-strain supplement is best, but in this case scientific trials support singling out this one strain.
The best management system though remains a 360-degree approach which also includes enzymes and amino acids and anti inflammatory agents. As for this supplement, it is a pity that the price was not available or that it was not available on Amazon at the time of doing this review. It is unclear, for now, where exactly you can get your hands on Premiva or if indeed it is still being marketed.