During the month of January, I started trying out a brand new product to help with my symptoms of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).  My experience with Holigos® IBS Restore was a positive one. I was dealing with some pretty awful symptoms from two back-to-back stressful years. So the timing of trying this product couldn’t have been better.

In this article, I will be very candid and share my daily diary of symptoms and then symptom improvement.

Holigos® IBS Restore is a prebiotic that’s easy to use. It works to nourish and support the intestinal barrier by stimulating the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut.  It comes in a powder form and can be mixed in with cold or hot foods and drinks.

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Why Holigos® IBS Restore helps IBS

Holigos® IBS Restore is a medical food clinically proven(1) to nutritionally manage IBS symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea.  You may know that the components found in human milk can help protect babies against infection and disease and help with digestion. 

Did you also know the proteins in breast milk are more easily digested than in formula or cow’s milk and the calcium and iron are also more easily absorbed?(2)  The creators of Holigos® IBS Restore mirrored these same benefits of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) with ingredients that are natural to the body. Therefore, as a result, Holigos® IBS Restore helps to nourish and support our intestinal barrier by stimulating the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut. 

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Some quick facts about Holigos® IBS Restore

  • Holigos® IBS Restore is a medical food product clinically proven to nutritionally manage all types of IBS-C, D, or M, or severe IBS-related symptoms.
  • While the HMOs in Holigos® are not from human milk, the company uses the identical gut-fortifying power of these nutrients to target the source of your digestive system. That’s how Holigos® IBS Restore can help strengthen your gut and restore balance.
  • Holigos® is a targeted microbiome nutrient that feeds your gut’s good bacteria. By selectively nourishing only your good bacteria, they can thrive and overtake the bad bacteria and perform as they’re meant to. That, in turn, can help you perform the way you want to.
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  • Unlike probiotics that add foreign bacteria to your gut, Holigos® IBS Restore is a targeted microbiome nutrient that selectively feeds your gut’s good bacteria. As a result, this product helps to strengthen your intestinal wall and balance your immune system.
  • Holigos® IBS Restore ingredients are accepted as safe by the FDA
  • The ingredients are free from soy, gluten, added sugar, artificial dyes, and active yeast

My Holigos Diary 1

January 1 – I mixed Holigos® IBS Restore into a glass of water in the morning.  In an hour or two I started to feel a bit of gentle rumbling in my gut.  The representatives from Glycom, makers of Holigos® IBS Restore told me that this might happen.

January 2-4 – For the remainder of the month I continued to mix Holigos® IBS Restore with water or sometimes in my Greek yogurt (6 ounces is a low FODMAP serving). Meanwhile, between January 2-4 I again experienced rumbling.  The burning in my gut was still there.

January 5-9 – My stools were very watery and there were times that I needed to get to the bathroom quickly.  I had bowel movements 4 to 5 times per day.  Thankfully I was at home then.  I started to forget about constipation as it wasn’t an issue. The burning was less severe.

January 10-15 – Stools became less watery and there wasn’t as severe an urge to go. As a result, going to the bathroom became easier and there was no more burning in my gut.

January 16-18 – Stools were soft and quick to release.  I had 1 to 2 bowel movements per day.  Most importantly, the burning in my gut was not coming back.

January 20 – This week was really busy so I forgot to take my Holigos® IBS Restore in the morning as I usually did.  My gut didn’t feel good, but, however, on the other hand, I was psyched because after I remembered to take my Hoilgos at 6 pm. I felt better soon after and had a bowel movement.

I will have more to share about the rest of the month in another post – please check back! 

Mixing Holigos® IBS Restore in Water

Holigos® IBS Restore (above) – the powder is easy to transport as it comes in small packets. The powder mixes very easily in water, or add to a smoothie, or yogurt.


Try Holigos® IBS Restore for yourself!

If you’d like to learn more about Holigos® IBS Restore, please visit their website here: https://holigos.com/. To try Holigos® IBS Restore for yourself, use the code Colleen30 at checkout to get 30% off your first order.

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Holigos®, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. 

Resources:

(1) Study Shows Human Milk Oligosaccharides Significantly Improve IBS Symptoms PRnewswire.com

(2) What’s In Breast Milk? – American Pregnancy Association

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Colleen Francioli

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