Prograde Nutrition Offers New Relief Options for Irritable Bowel Sufferers

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Irritable bowel syndrome may be caused by bacterial infections in the intestine. Prograde Nutrition offers a supplement that can boost the gut flora that fight off such infections.

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There are several potential causes for that, but we know that probiotics play an important role in defending the intestine from infection.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is on the rise in the United States. The condition, which includes pain, bloating, and unpredictable bowel movements, can be embarrassing as well as uncomfortable – and now Prograde Nutrition offers a supplement that may bring suffers relief.

Genesis, a new health drink produced by the Florida-based company, competes with “green drinks” that offer consumers an easy daily dose of fruits and vegetables. But unlike other green drinks, Genesis includes a variety of ingredients that are normally supplements in their own right – including active probiotics, which may prevent or reverse the conditions that cause IBS in the first place.

“Studies suggest IBS is caused by a bacterial infection in the digestive tract,” said Jayson Hunter, a researcher for Prograde. “There are several potential causes for that, but we know that probiotics play an important role in defending the intestine from infection.”

Probiotics, or “good bacteria” live throughout the digestive tract and help digest food and attack unwanted bacteria. Most people have probiotics in their system from birth, but Hunter says these colonies can be killed off.

“If you've taken antibiotics, your gut flora took a hit. It leaves you wide open to infection, which we now know could be a cause of IBS.”

“Usually probiotics are sold as a separate supplement, and it can be quite costly for people. We wanted to include it in Genesis so that everything's in one easy serving.”

IBS is believed to affect 30 million Americans and can include alternating constipation and diarrhea. Some IBS sufferers have such severe symptoms that they avoid social situations or can't leave the house.

“There's no silver bullet for IBS,” Hunter said, “But we know that probiotics can radically alter the environment in your intestines, and that's what Genesis does.”

About Prograde

Prograde Nutrition was founded by fitness experts who wanted to find higher quality supplements for their clients. Prograde emphasizes careful scientific research and testing, and distributes its supplements only through qualified medical and health professionals. Information can be found at http://www.getprograde.com/IBS.html.

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