Runner’s Gut

I am so tired of having such an irritable digestive system when it comes to my running!  You name it, I’ve experienced it…

  • Puked? Check
  • Runners Trots? Check
  • Gas? Check
  • Bloat? Check
  • Heartburn? Check

It seems that every stage of digestion has disagreed with me at some point in my training.  The trouble is that it is becoming increasingly frequent, sometimes even shorter mileage brings on terrible trouble.  Having to worry about ‘Code Brown’ regularly is not conducive to good running.

I have always had issues with digestion, it’s just that when I was relatively “healthy” I didn’t run and in the time that I have run I have put my body through some crazy cycles of malnutrition.  So I have no idea if these issues are just the “normal” for me from my previous state exacerbated by running or if the troubles stem from trying to reign in my eating habits.

Vidazorb probioticsRecently I was sent some Vidazorb probiotic tablets.  I decided to give them a try to see how they affected my system.  Overall, I feel like they’ve helped… but there are still bad days.  And when I have bad days, they’re getting to be REALLY BAD days.  It almost makes me reconsider this… but nothing can replace the high that comes from a good run.  So I keep on keeping on.

According to the Vidazorb web site: “Probiotics have been proven to be beneficial in the treatment of diarrhea, urinary tract infections, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, eczema, and allergies, among other ills.”  I’ve even seen some sources say they can help acne, tooth decay and from the way some people rave about them they can problem bring on world peace (if everybody took their probiotics!).

I tried the Orange-Pineapple flavors of Vidazorb tablets.  They’re not terrible, but there is definitely no way you’ll accidentally think you’re eating candy.  Basically, they taste like a chewable vitamin.  You have to take them 3 times a day and a 30 day supply of 90 tablets costs around $40.  So yeah… they’re pricey.  And I’m not sure I can justify a cost like that each month.

I do feel that they’ve helped me enough to convince me to try a different probiotic supplement.  So in a couple days I will begin a new round of probiotics with a different brand to see how I feel.  But like I said at the beginning of this post… I’m tired of feeling like crap.

The Vidazorb tablets were sent to me free because of this blog. They just happened to be offered at a time when I was getting really frustrated and this review is completely my own.

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