According to Harvard Medical School, constipation is more common than diarrhea and affects approximately 14% of adults each year.11
Fortunately, there are ways to more smoothly move things along. Results from a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that probiotics can increase weekly bowel movements and soften stools so that they are easier to pass. Probiotics containing Bifidobacterium (which is in Florajen Digestion and Florajen Kids) appeared to be the most effective for this purpose.12
Utilizing probiotics for constipation makes intuitive sense because studies have noted that the microorganisms in our gut are related to motility (the contraction of the muscles that mix and propel contents in the gastrointestinal tract) and that Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus microorganisms are often less abundant in adults with constipation.13
Who can benefit the most from probiotics for constipation? Older adults and anyone with “significant” constipation reports the World Journal of Gastroenterology.14
But wait, aren’t probiotics also recommended for diarrhea? How can the same supplements help to tackle completely opposite problems?… By potentially “normalizing” things in our digestive systems that have gotten out of whack (due to diet, illness, antibiotic treatment, etc.) and stabilizing intestinal motility.15
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All Florajen probiotic strains are proven safe, with a 25+ year track record of effectiveness, and they survive stomach bile – meaning they travel through your digestive system intact and ready to get to work.