Two new products may provide support for people who experience constipation. The first is a unique probiotic bacteria strain called bifidobacterium lactis HN019.
In studies, the HN019 strain sped up the time it takes to move digested food through the gut, resulting in a 25% shorter transit time. The probiotic also improved measures of flatulence and irregular bowel movements.
Other probiotic strains have been shown to be helpful with symptoms of constipation, but the HN019 strain appears to have a much stronger effect. Find HN019 in NOW brand’s Clinical GI Probiotic.
The other effective new product for IBS and constipation is a prestigious German herbal phytomedicine called Iberogast. Iberogast is a blend of 9 herbs.
Iberogast has been used with functional gastrointestinal disorders, like IBS. Iberogast has been shown to regulate the motion of muscles in the GI tract, reduce gas formation, and reduce pain sensations. In a study with IBS patients, Iberogast was found to significantly reduce pain score as well as IBS symptom score.