Just a small warning to anyone who uses Digestive Advantage IBS – for some unfathomable reason the manufacturers seem to have changed their formula to a sugar-free version, which means that the product now includes sucralose, an artificial sweetener.
This is a very odd decision because IBS patients are often very sensitive to artificial sweeteners, and lots of people advise against using them in tea and coffee etc. Why a company would start adding them to a product made specifically for IBS sufferers is a bit of a mystery, to say the least…
I have written to the manufacturers, Ganeden Biotech, to see if they can shed any light on the matter. In the meantime, if you do use Digestive Advantage it might be worth checking the ingredients list, and if your pack contains sucralose then just be on the lookout for any changes in symptoms. It may not affect you at all, but it’s something to keep in mind.
This is a shame really as Digestive Advantage IBS is probably one of the most highly-rated products on my IBS Treatment site, and I usually hear very good things about it. Maybe if the manufacturers get inundated with “Why oh why” messages from IBS people they’ll quickly change it back…
Sorry I haven’t blogged for a little while, but I’ve been working on a couple of quite exciting new projects, so I’m all in a dither. Whatever a dither might be, I’m in one.
I’m arranging a special Christmas-type thank-you surprise for all my lovely IBS Tales visitors. I really do appreciate all the feedback and emails I get about the site, and what with it being the season of giving and goodwill to all mushrooms I thought that I would give something back. So, I’m organising a – wait for it – competition!!
I’m not gonna reveal what the prize is gonna be, but I can tell you that if you want to enter you need to sign up to the IBS Tales mailing list and look on the right-hand side of the page for the sign-up box. And then, in the first week of December I’ll send out a newsletter which will describe the prize and how to be in with a chance of winning it!!!
I’m sorry, I shall try to control myself.
OK, that’s it for now, I’ll go calm down. But remember – if you want to enter the competition, join the mailing list!
I was speaking to a researcher from Channel 4 television the other day about a programme they are planning – hopefully they are going to produce a show about IBS, and particularly about the social aspects of IBS such as the problems it causes with embarrassing noises, smells, conversations and the rest of it.
The programme’s still in its early stages so I don’t know whether it will go ahead or not, but I think it would be good to see some of us on the telly!
I had to emit a wry chuckle though when I finished talking to the researcher and glanced down at the notes I had made on a post-it. You know what they were?
Ah, it’s a glamorous life.