Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal condition that affects the intestines and its typical syndroms are;
• Abdominal pain
• Diarrhea or constipation
• Excessive flatus
• Abdominal bloating
• Changes in frequency of bowel movement
• Depression and anxiety (due to stress)

It is estimated that 15-20% of the population are affected with this multi-factorial condition but due to lack of specific diagnosis and a cure, most people with IBS symptoms are treated with limited therapies that include antibiotics, laxatives, antidepressants and antagonist agents. Alternative treatments with newer medicine have modest efficacy and it is important to adopt an efficient, safe and practical solutions.



Probioticsfor is here to inform you with current probiotics that are used for irritable bowel syndrome. Recent studies are focused on intestinal microbiota, because alterations in intestinal bacteria dynamics might have a causal role in IBS development. Malfermentation and abnormal colonic fermentation due to food intolerances or disturbed intestine microbiota are associated with IBS as well.
Probiotics, especially the genera Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus have been the most studied, are used in many randomized, double blinded studies related to IBS and so far the results showed that probiotics can be use to prevent onset of symptoms associated with IBS. It is believed that more detailed studies in the future can help us to develop effective strategies.
It is important to consult your physician before taking any probiotic supplements if you have IBS or other symptoms associated with IBS.


• Bifidobacterium bifidum
• Bifidobacterium lactis
• Lactobacillus acidophilus
• Lactobacillus casei
• Pediococcus pentosaceus

 Andresen, V., & Baumgart, D. C. (2006). Role of probiotics in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome: potential mechanisms and current clinical evidence. International Journal of Probiotics and Prebiotics, 1(1), 11.
 Brenner, D. M., Moeller, M. J., Chey, W. D., & Schoenfeld, P. S. (2009). The utility of probiotics in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome: A systematic review. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 104(4), 1033-1049.
 Öhman, L., & Simrén, M. (2010). Pathogenesis of IBS: role of inflammation, immunity and neuroimmune interactions. Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 7(3), 163-173.


DavidKKCesia· 8 November 2018 at 17:32

very valuable information. I have IBS . Can you suggest me a supplement for it?

    probioticyogurt· 8 November 2018 at 18:18

    Hi DavidKKCesia. Please check the list supplements for ibs. all of them will work.

    biologist· 2 December 2018 at 13:36

    Please check out articles related with IBS and other digestive system related issues. Thank you.

Leroy Cesia· 22 November 2018 at 07:45

I have IBS and I can overcome with only probiotics. Could you suggest some probiotic supplements?

Leroy Cesia· 15 December 2018 at 23:01

You gave the bacterias but how can we take’em?

    biologist· 24 December 2018 at 21:30

    Here we mention the species of those bacteria. We do consume them regulary in our daily diet regimen. Sauerkraut, pickled veggies, yogurt and other fermented foods already have these beneficial bacteria. Also, we mention supplements if you would like to consume them that way. Thank you.

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