LP299v is Best Probiotic for IBS
On the 3 April I went to see my gynae. I had recently had a bout of very stubborn Thrush. He asked whether I had IBS. I have never been formally diagnosed with IBS but at the late age of 45 it finally dawned on me that that is what I had! He suggested a product called LP299v (marketed as such in South Africa). In 1 week I had substantial relief from all IBS symptoms. Another thing that I have noticed is that my eczema has started to clear up. I still try and stay of wheat, of course, which really aggravates my IBS. The Thrush has also gone, hopefully never to return!
I have not priced this product at other pharmacies, so it may be cheaper/more expensive elsewhere (South African Rand 262.85 for 60 capsules.) Apparently there is a box with 20 capsules available as well. As far as I am concerned, I would be willing to pay even more for a product that has given me this much relief! Initially I took 2 a day, one in the morning and one at night. Once the symptoms were mostly under control I cut back to 1 a day, but was told by my gynae that if I have a bad day with my IBS to take another.
Dawn answered: For anyone who wishes to try Lactobacillus plantarum 299v it is available in several brands in the US.
Jarrow Formulas Ideal Bowel Support 299v -- 30 Vegetarian Capsules is one of the best priced.