I’ve been taking my daily dose of Symprove’s good guys for nearly three years now. For me, it acts as my IBS comfort blanket. It holds my hand each morning as I prepare my sensitive gut for the day ahead.
Let’s start with the facts. Symprove is a water-based, multi-strain supplement that contains 4 unique strains of live activated bacteria. Every millilitre of Symprove contains about 200 million live, active bacteria and it’s been created so the bacteria arrive, survive and thrive in the gut. There’s a whole load of stats and facts here, should you need further proof.
I took part in the initial 12 week plan in September 2014. I remember this being a particular low point for my IBS with me having flares daily, spending most evenings curled up in agony sobbing my heart out. I was at rock bottom when I started the trial, having taken any and all medication the doctors could prescribe. 12 weeks in and it was life changing. My bloating had eased, the cramps had eased, my bowel movements had become less urgent and less frequent and I didn’t feel so bloody lethargic all the time. Alongside a shift in my mindset, I was determined that I could start to manage my IBS, rather than have it manage me. Symprove has been a big part in giving me my life back.
Quickly, Symprove became a regular part of my routine. Every morning, as soon as I’d got out of bed – and still to this day – I shot it like it’s going out of fashion. I honestly believe I can feel it working it’s way into my gut, preparing it for whatever I throw at it.
Of course, I still have blips, good days and bad days, highs and lows and everything in between. I still have symptoms. I still have bloating if I eat too much or something I shouldn’t. I can still be surprised when that urgent need to go takes over my body, from my head to my toes. I still feel the need to rest the day after a particularly bad flare. But what has changed is my attitude. Symprove has not only helped improve my gut health, it’s improved the quality of my life and introduced me to some pretty special people too. Without Symprove, I’d never have met Gut Health Empress, Sam Jones, my IBS partner in crime.
The Symprove team are pretty special too. Barry, the man behind the bacteria – what a title – has an amazing story he’s more than willing to share. And Carol is my champion, always offering support when I need it.
I’m constantly asked about Symprove and whether it’s worth it. For me, it’s aways an easy answer, yes. Yes, it is worth it. I’m proof of that. It might not work for everyone, there may be a rocky period where your gut needs to adjust to the change but for me, I can’t and won’t stop taking it. I don’t write this post lightly and I don’t put my name to things unless I believe in them. And I believe in Symprove, just as they believe in me.
If you’re curious but not entirely sure it’ll work for you, call them. Their customer support team are amazing and there to answer any queries you might have.
For now, you’ll find me in my kitchen, chucking the Mango and Passion Fruit flavour down my gullet as if I were shooting tequila.