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Lepicol is a fiber supplement made from psyllium husks. It also contains probiotics (friendly bacteria) and fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), a prebiotic which helps to feed the friendly bacteria in the gut. Lepicol can be used to treat constipation by making the stool softer and easier to pass, but it can also be useful for diarrhea sufferers by bulking up the stool and making it less loose. Lepicol comes in powder form and is swallowed with water.
REVIEWS OF LEPICOL
Review by Barry
I've had IBS for the past year. I was prescribed omeprazole (Prilosec) initially (which helped bloating) and mebeverine (which only gave me diarrhea). A colleague suggested Lepicol. After months of nausea, diarrhea/constipation, tiredness and irritability, Lepicol eased the symptoms within two days to the point where I rarely suffer from symptoms. It works!
Review by Debbie
I have suffered from IBS since the birth of my child nearly two years ago. I suffered from constipation, bloating, wind, pains, and every night was a sleepless one. But over the past couple of months it got worse until two weeks ago I came across Lepicol. Wow, it has changed my life. I have slept more which I needed, and toilet goings are cool also!
Review by Phil
I have IBS with constipation. I had a bad bout of pain, caused by trying to change my diet too fast and trying to up my fiber intake, especially eating oats. To relieve the pain I went onto a gluten-free diet for a couple of weeks, which got rid of the pain.
Around the same time I found Lepicol, which is fiber husks and probiotics. This seems to have stabilized my system so that I can eat most things again. I only use a 5g dose once or twice each day, as a full 10g dose caused diarrhea. If I don't take a dose every day I do notice the bloating and pain returning.
I think gut bacteria balance is probably linked to IBS as we rely so heavily on bacteria to aid our digestion. As one microbiologist said 'It is the microbes that rule the world, we are merely warm, safe environments to carry them around.'
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