I have had gut problems for many, many years now. In the past few years, I have read about probiotics and how they may be able to help.
In this post I will be talking about the probiotic product and giving my review of it.
What probiotics are
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeast. Bacteria may sound like a bad thing, but there are actually good ones that exist. It is important for us to have these in our guts.
There are different species and strains of bacteria that fall under two different genera. The two genera are called bifidobacteria and lactobacillus.
There is a very large number of strains that come from the species. Some of them have been researched more than others and those are the ones that you will find in probiotic products.
Here are a few examples of strains:
- Bifidobacterium lactis UABla-12
- Bifidobacterium longum BB536
- Bifidobacterium animalis DN-173-010
- Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1
All of the researched strains have been shown to do slightly different things to our health. In probiotic products, there might be several of the strains or just one. Because of this, the label will usually state how the product can help you.
While there is some conflicting evidence about the benefits of probiotics, many people still take them and get positive results. The following are some things that probiotics are touted as being able to do for us:
- Help with digestion
- Help with abdominal pain
- Help with bloating
- Help with GI side effects from antibiotics
- Stop bad bacteria in it’s tracks
- Reduce gassiness
- Help with yeast infections
- Helps with constipation
- May reduce cholesterol
- May help with loose stools
- May help with acne and other skin conditions
- May reduce cavity incidence
There can be some side effects when it comes to taking probiotics. They are as follows:
- Loose stools
- Increase of mast cell issues (histamine responses)
The side effects are usually temporary for most people. If they seem to last more than a couple weeks, you will probably want to stop taking them.
Probiotic supplements come in powder packet, pill/capsule, chewable tablet and liquid form. There is no standard recommended dosage for probiotics so products will say something different in regards to how much to take.
Probiotics are also found in food. The following ones have the highest amount of them:
- Gouda cheese
- Swiss cheese
Tummy Tuneup probiotic
This probiotic product is made by a company called, Beeyoutiful. The products they sell are health and personal care related and are all natural. You will find items such as the following:
- Skincare products (face and body)
- Herbal blends
- Toothpaste and mouthwash
- Essential oils
The Tummy Tuneup product is one of Beeyoutiful’s four probiotic options. It contains eight different strains. The total amount of strains per serving is four billion CFU (short for colony forming unit).
The types of strains included in Tummy Tuneup are as follows:
- Lactobacillus acidophilus La-14
- Lactobacillus rhamnosus Lr-32
- Bfidobacterium lactis Bl-04
- Lactobacillus salivarius Ls-33
- Bfidobacterium longum Bl-05
- Streptococcus thermophilus St-21
- Bfidobacterium bifidum Bb-02
According to the company, their Tummy Tuneup product is to calm and prevent the effects of bad bacteria in our guts. They claim that it can stop the bad bugs from taking hold and/or reduce the accompanying GI discomforts that they bring.
Beeyoutiful also states that it helps with immune system functioning. This is what many other probiotic products are stated to do on the labels.
Up to three servings per day is recommended. They should be taken right before meals or on an empty stomach. Tummy Tuneup comes in capsules and also chewable tablets for little ones. The capsules can be swallowed whole or unscrewed with the powder being dumped into your mouth (or mixed into something cold).
My review of Tummy Tuneup
I first came across this product on a mommy blog when I was looking for the best probiotic for me in 2016. The blogger had a lot of good things to say about it so I was very intrigued. I then looked it up on Amazon and saw some more wonderful reviews.
I was looking for something that would help my immune system, hopefully prevent stomach bugs that would most likely occur while working as an in-home daycare provider and help with digestion issues from certain foods. It sounded like Tummy Tuneup was the answer.
I ended up buying a bottle of 60 capsules to start out with. It came quick and I was very eager to start taking them.
On the evening that I took a Tummy Tuneup for the first time, I had eaten some Greek food that my stomach wasn’t fond of. I took one capsule to see if it would do anything at all.
Within an hour, my stomach was feeling much better! I didn’t know if it was just a coincidence or what but I was sold on them.
I have continued to take them off and on ever since 2016. There have been multiple products from different brands that I have tried, but I always come back to the Tummy Tuneups. They just help me so much more with GI stuff than other products do.
For the past few months, I have been unscrewing the capsules and dumping the powder in my mouth. This gets the good stuff into my system faster. The taste is not unpleasant as it is like crushed up cereal. I consume two capsules a day.
As long as the Tummy Tuneup product is created-I will be buying it.
If you find yourself looking for a probiotic product, think about getting a bottle of Tummy Tuneup. They have done wonders for me as well as many other people. The company also has a lot of other great products so look through those too!
Thanks for reading!
Medical disclaimer: I am not a medical professional which means I am not a substitute for advice. I am simply just talking about information that I learned. You should talk to your doctor if you are considering adding something to your diet. Your health is your own and I am not liable for any consequences that occur as a result of your choices.
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