In terms of overcome constipation, a probiotics supplement that consists of several types of good bacteria have been shown help bowel movement without side effects.
Due to this reputation, the doctors of the Hospital Sarasota tested the efficacy of probiotic supplement that has been equipped with food, Fructo-Oligosaccharides (FOS), or also known as Symbiotics to 100 female patients with chronic constipation.
The results were presented at the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) in January 2017, stated that the probiotic supplement has increased bowel movements in a patient with chronic constipation.
According to a lead of study author the ingredients of probiotic supplement such as Lactobacillus, paracasei, L. rhamnosus, L. acidophilus, and Bifidobacterium lactis, began to show an improvement of patients’ bowel movement significantly in the second week than the placebo group. 0.64 movements in Symbiotic group vs. 0.47 movements in the group.
Of this findings, We hypothesized that this type of probiotics supplements perhaps “providing a good substrate for the probiotics and butyric acid and other substances. This could improve colonic motility and stool bulk, both improving intestinal transit.”
He added, “On the other hand, the probiotics may improve dysbiosis and their bad side effects by competing with pathogenic microbial or even killing it.”
Actually, the benefits of probiotics are far from that if the patients frequently consume probiotics, moreover if they already have chronic constipation. Chronic constipation can be cured permanently with probiotics intake and these have been proven in dozens of studies archived in several journals.