I realise that I risk appearing like a shill for the manufacturer, but I am going to post this anyway. I would recommend that if what you read interests you, you corroborate what I am saying against the many reviews online for these products.
I have already mentioned Zenflore in another post, which I discovered while looking for anti-anxiety remedies. I believe it has had very positive effects on my mental sides (mainly it makes me feel more positive).
It is made by a company called PrecisionBiotics, which only has two products: Zenflore and Alflorex. These supplements are derived from bacteria passed from the mother to her baby during birth.
Alforex is aimed at treating IBS like symptoms, and I have also tried that to very noticeable positive effects. Bascially, if I am producing loose stools, I have found that taking Alflorex quickly results in much healthier stools.
Whereas I take Zenflore 2 out of 3 days, with Alflorex I use it on an “as needed” basis, as in if my stools are getting loose, I take it for a day or two and they clear up. For proper chronic IBS symtoms, people take it daily.
Neither of these supplements is cheap, at a little over $1 per pill, however a lot of the online reviews say that once you have done a full month of priming your gut with it, you can drop the intake to every other day or so. Well I did a month for each, and now my regime with them is as above (Zenflore most days, Alflorex as needed).