If you suffer from celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity and your symptoms haven’t improved after being gluten-free, probiotics may help. Evidence suggests that taking probiotics with a gluten-free diet may significantly improve the effectiveness of the diet and reduce the digestive symptoms associated with celiac disease that have not responded to other treatments. Who then, among individuals with celiac disease, benefits most from taking a probiotic? What criteria should you use to decide whether you really need one? In this article, we’ll cover whether or not probiotics are safe for people with gluten sensitivities or allergies, how they may alleviate gastrointestinal symptoms (and other symptoms), and the evidence that supports our recommendations.
Which Probiotic is Best for People with Celiac Disease?
The gut notion of the most effective probiotic for celiac disease
There is no proof that any one probiotic strain or species is more effective than others in alleviating the symptoms of celiac disease. Instead, a lot of research shows that it’s best to combine the gluten-free diet with gluten free probiotic (of all strains and species, it appears). All of them improve the microbiome composition, which is of great help to gastrointestinal patients.
Probiotics are made up of several types of beneficial bacteria and yeast. Some probiotics include yeast strains. Considering how their components are formulated, these dietary supplements do not contain any gluten. Gelatin or vegetable cellulose capsules are often used to enclose them since they are gluten-free by design and do not contain any extra gluten. In regards to gluten contamination, it doesn’t matter which probiotic you choose since the end consequence will be the same. All of these are thought to be safe for celiacs and those with gluten sensitivity but not celiac disease (NCGS).
- If the probiotic you take was made in the same facility as items containing gluten, you would only be exposed to it in very trace amounts. In this case, even the most hypersensitive celiac patient who follows a strict gluten-free diet is unlikely to have a negative response to a standard dosage of probiotics.
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other health authorities consider a product to be gluten-free if it contains less than 20 parts per million of gluten, but patients with celiac disease frequently develop symptoms when they ingest more than 10 milligrammes (mg) of gluten in a single day. The existence of these potentially trace amounts is, thus, harmless.
- Our clinic recommends the triple therapy probiotic method for the treatment of severe gut imbalances, particularly any health issues impacting leaky gut (intestinal permeability), which may trigger food sensitivities and reactions like NCGS. It includes these three types of beneficial bacteria:
Probiotics include yeasts and bacteria like Saccharomyces boulardii and Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium (a type of beneficial fungus)
Ecologically sourced probiotics
Combining probiotics from these three categories seems to have a synergistic impact, resulting in substantial improvements in gut health across a broad variety of health conditions. If you have tried a gluten-free diet but are still experiencing symptoms, this may be an option worth exploring.
The signs and symptoms of NCGS and Celiac illness
Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes a kind of gluten intolerance that might have negative consequences. Any kind of gluten sensitivity is unpleasant and might trigger an inflammatory response. Lack of prompt treatment for celiac disease increases the risk of nutritional malabsorption, which may have negative effects on health.