Bimuno IBS pastilles update

Hello honey buns,

Before Christmas I held a giveaway for some Bimuno prebiotics IBS pastilles and wrote about the product as well. This is a follow up post to let you know how I got on.

First, let's recap some details.

So, what is IBAID? From the website:

At Bimuno we understand the impact digestive health can have on your ability to enjoy life to the full. Bimuno® Intestinal Bifidobacteria Aid (IBAID) is a new and convenient way to help maintain intestinal balance and comfort. This unique patented formulation has been specially developed by international experts in digestive health.

Bifidobacteria are naturally occurring ‘good’ bacteria, present in the gut, which help maintain gut health. Scientific studies indicate that the unique second generation prebiotic Galacto-oligosaccharide formulation of Bimuno IBAID, helps encourage and sustain a healthy level of these ‘good’ bacteria. By helping to increase and strengthen your Bifidobacteria, you can help to maintain intestinal comfort.

Bimuno IBAID is ideal for people who are looking for an effective means of managing their gut health. Since the beneficial effects of Bimuno IBAID build over time, it is recommended as part of your daily routine.

The pastilles are soft and chewable with no discernible taste, and the suggested dose is two pastilles after breakfast, so you get a 15 days supply per packet.

I took the pastilles just before Christmas, during and just after Christmas. This was a period of time where I was away from home on and off for almost a week, eating out and eating different food to usual. Normally this would lead IBS hell with stomach upsets and pain but things were a little better with Bimuno. It made no difference at all to my bloating, I have to say, but it did have an effect on pain (I had none while I was taking it) and the horrible churning feeling IBS brings me on a virtually daily basis. I found that when I was taking can I say this delicately? I can't. I was passing wind a lot more when I was taking the pastilles, almost as if I was blowing out the effects of IBS!

Because of the cost of Bimuno (it's £9.99 for a 15 day supply, although there is a 3 for 2 offer on the website) it's not something I would use regularly (since I've given up bread I'm in less discomfort anyway) but I would certainly use it for holidays and trips away where I would be likely to eat differently to usual - probably starting it a week before a holiday and continuing just afterwards to make sure I had the full benefit.

Have you got IBS? Have you found anything to soothe it? Diet changes have helped me a lot.

Thanks for reading.
Leah xoxo

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