Blowing up bellies
I have read a couple of things about huge blowing up bellies while taking supplementsi. Last night I was thinking about this (I don't seem to have too much of it) and I remembered something that might be important. Many probiotics includ fructooligosaccharides or FOS. DO NOT buy these probiotics unless you plan to take small amounts of that one and have a FOS free formula too. FOS is food for the bacteria in the probiotics to aid in their establishing a good intestinal colony and it is a very good food for them! They will get very busy and grow and multiply and make gas all the while. People have to adjust slowly to using FOS or be very uncomfortable.
Becasue we kill off the bacteria all the time with more abxi and also need to replenish a lot I suggest we might be better off with FOS free formulas. I certainly am open to debate here so go ahead if you think FOS is great...COnversely if you have had the stomach trouble and check your formula and see FOS in there, try a new different formula and tell us if it's better so we have more anecdotal patient generated data on this subject.