Alright, now it’s time for some down and dirty tummy talk, my friends.
Are any of you probiotic users? I’ve tried probiotics in the past, but I’ve had so many tummy issues it was hard to tell if they really helped. Now that I’ve finally started to figure out what my tummy likes and doesn’t like (wheat, lactose, peanuts – OYE!) I figured I’d give probiotics another try. Enter: the Vita-Web Probiotic.
Note: I received this product for free in exchange for a review and giveaway. As always, all opinions are my own.
First of, what the heck are probiotics? Here’s what Vita-Web has to say:
There is a saying that death begins in the colon because if the environment in your colon is not healthy disease typically follows. One hundred trillion bacteria live inside you. A healthy person’s colon will be about 85% “good” bacteria and 15% bad. The problem is the Standard American Diet (SAD), medications like antibiotics, toxins, food allergens, stress and other factors can throw that balance way off. That is where diseases like cancers, neurological disorders, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, eczema, acne, psoriasis, and chronic inflammation can start. Probiotics work by introducing good bacteria to the colon and crowding out the bad, to achieve a healthy balance.
Probiotics can be found in dairy products, mainly yogurt. At first, I was trying to get mine from Greek yogurt, but my tummy can only handle Greek yogurt in small doses. When I have a yogurt every day, I suffer from bloating and discomfort, which is what probiotics aim to diminish (damn you, lactose!). So I cut out the yogurt and started to feel better. Until I didn’t.
About a week after cutting out yogurt (and therefore my probiotic supply) I got sever tummy cramps. I’m talking had to stay home from work tummy cramping. The pain and discomfort when on for two days. I almost called the doc it was so bad, but before I rushed off to the gastro, I decided to give the Vita-Web Probiotic a go. I took one with my dinner and the next day, I felt light-years better! I took it again the next night and woke up feeling 100% again.
Coincidence? It could be, but I’m a believer! I will definitely be working this Probiotic into my daily routine. I’ve felt ALL of these benefits:
- Lose weight/bloat (I haven’t had ANY bloating since taking this)
- Naturally improve digestion and maintain digestive balance (it beat off that tummy pain – whatever it was!)
- Sleep better (I’ve been sleeping SO much better since taking this)
Interested in trying the Vita-Web Probiotic for yourself? Lucky duck, they’ve offered to help me host a giveaway!
One Fitful Focus reader will win a bottle of the Vita-Web Probiotic (a 30 day supply)! Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below (open to US residents only). You can also use the coupon code “vitasave15” to save 15% on any non-sale item on Vita-Web. They have all kinds of supplements, like a joint formula (which I may try when I’m training for my next big race), fish oil, and other goodies for overall health and wellness. Get to entering!
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