What to expect when you start taking Holigos™
Your digestive tract is a delicate system, and it may take your body a little while to adjust to any changes you make to it.
This is as true for when you begin taking Holigos™ products and is it for any other dietary change, so in this guide, we’ll walk you through some of the key things to expect when you begin your journey to optimal gut health through HMOs.
Your first week
Whilst our research shows that over 98% of people find that Holigos™ products are tolerable, it’s very common to experience some mild side effects when you begin taking them.
The most common temporary side effects are stomach rumbling and increased gas. Rest assured, this is perfectly normal, and it is a great indication that your microbiome is beginning to improve thanks to Holigos™.
These sensations tend to disappear without any intervention after a few days, though for some people it may take slightly longer for your system to settle. Even though it might feel a little unpleasant during these first days, know that these are signs that you’re on a really positive journey to reclaiming control of your digestive health - so stick with it!
If you are still experiencing these symptoms after the first few weeks but they are manageable, it is perfectly safe to continue with the products. Your gut will find a new balance by itself within the first month or two.
If, however, you experience any more serious side effects, such as nausea or increased IBS symptoms, you should stop taking the product and seek advice from your doctor.
Taking Holigos™ couldn’t be easier
The great news is that all Holigos™ products are really easy to integrate into your every day routine. But of course, when you start anything new, figuring out how and when to factor it in can be tricky.
To help you on your way, here are our top tips to help you find your flow with your new products:
Take it at the same time each day
Though it doesn’t matter what time of day you take Holigos™, it’s important that you use it regularly.
One of the easiest ways of doing this is to create a habit around it. Just like you brush your teeth each night before bed, try to make Holigos™ part of your normal routine by taking it at the same time each day.
It doesn’t matter if that’s during the morning, night, or before or after food. All that counts is that you have a specific ‘Holigos™ time’.
Add it to your favorite meal
Holigos™ products are taste and odor free, which means you can mix it into any meal or drink, no matter if it’s warm or cold.
Why not integrate it into your morning routine by adding Holigos™ to your breakfast to kick start your day, or into your evening herbal tea for a calming moment before bed?
Don’t like tablets? No problem
Holigos™ comes as a soluble powder in convenient on-the-go stick packs. Easy.
That’s all there is to it. Holigos™ is designed to fit around your life, and not the other way around.
Holigos™ and dietary restrictions
We know that often people who live with IBS contend with a whole host of dietary exclusions. That’s why we’ve designed our products with your needs in mind.
Rest assured that each of our products is:
✔ Gluten free
✔ Active yeast and mushroom free
✔ Free from artificial dyes
✔ Flavor free
✔ Sugar and soy free
✔ Suitable even if you’re lactose intolerant*
The FODMAP friendly supplement
If you’re on the FODMAP diet (as many people with IBS are), then you may already be familiar with oligosaccharides. It’s the O in the FODMAP, making it one of the food groups to avoid. However, the FODMAP oligosaccharides generally contain the sugar fructose. These FODMAP oligosaccharides are digested by a large number of intestinal bacteria; many of which produce gases that cause bloating.
Human Milk Oligosaccharides are different.
HMOs are mammalian oligosaccharides and do not contain the sugar fructose. Because of their unique structure, only a very small number of specific intestinal bacteria can actually digest them and these specific bacteria are not known gas producers. This is confirmed by our clinical studies where Holigos™ IBS reduced bloating and gas.
In essence Holigos™ products are made up of nothing other than the microbiome nutrients natural to the human body, so you can take them - risk free.
*Though Holigos™ does contain a very small amount of lactose, at the recommended doses, it is normally too small an amount of lactose to trigger any effects in those that are lactose intolerant