NDS® Probiolax® Probiotic
NDS® Probiolax® for constipation and sluggish bowel in people of all ages (children + 1 y old).
Constipation is characterised by the following criteria:
–infrequent defecation, less than three times per week
–faecal incontinence (dirty underwear), more than two times per week, only seen in children with constipation
–passage of large and painful stools –retentive posturing
Constipation is the most common gastrointestinal disorder affecting between 12-27% of the general population. Great to know it’s not just you isn’t it?
There are many factors that directly affect our bowel transit time some including diet and hydration levels, however research is now pointing to probiotics and gut bacteria levels playing an essential role. Constipation sometimes becomes part of peoples everyday life, because it’s not an acute illness or disorder it tends to be ‘tolerated’ by individuals but can cause an array of symptoms including pain, bloating, cramping, nausea, haemorrhoids and a general uncomfortable sensation that continues to persist. Sometimes despite dietary changes and increasing hydration levels it can persist, this is where our gut bacteria need to be addressed.
So how can bacteria affect my bowel? There are numerous ways! Gut bacteria greatly influence the speed at which our gut pushes our food through our digestive tract (peristalsis), mainly via food digestion but also through electrolyte stimulation which softens our stool making them easier to travel. Bowel movements need to be regular, generally between 1-2 bowel movements daily is optimum for health and transit time. If an individual is chronically constipated not only can it cause the above symptoms, it can also cause more bacteria being reabsorbed back into the hepatic (liver) system which is over time can hinder the livers detoxification capability. Did you know a simple course of anti-biotics can alter our gut flora distribution and quantity which can be enough to induce constipation and a change in bowel patterns?
NDS Probiolax is a multispecies probiotic product, designed with the specific aim to ease away constipation. NDS® Probiolax has been developed in close cooperation with the Children’s Hospital of the Academic Medical Centre (AMC) of the University of Amsterdam. The bacterial strains of NDS Probiolax have been specifically selected for their capacity to – inhibit Clostridium difficile and Staphylococcus aureus and to increase production of lactic acid to improve the motility and peristalsis of the intestine.
Clinical evidence- NDS Probiolax has been tested in a clinical study, organised in collaboration with the Children’s Hospital of the Academic Medical Centre of the University of Amsterdam. Twenty children suffering from constipation used the product for four weeks (once daily). Results showed that NDS Probiolax was able to induce a significant increase in the amount of bowel movements per week, a significant decrease in the amount of abdominal pain and a significant decrease in the amount of faecal incontinence (dirty underwear).
Why ‘tolerate’ constipation and its hindering symptoms when you don’t have to?