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This post is in collaboration with Bimuno.
Since going gluten free I’ve become a lot more aware of how what I eat affects me, gluten or not. In fact, one of my resolutions for this year is to be even more mindful of what I’m putting into my body and trying to improve my health a little bit. After all, the ancient Greeks were the first one to realise the health and wellness was greatly related to the gut!
One of the things I’ve been aware of is that I am actually prone to having a dodgy tummy even when eating gluten free – I’m prone to bloating and being a bit gassy…the change of water on our last cruise messed me up for a few days! I’ll say no more!
Anyway, as part of trying to improve my general health, I’d actually been looking into trying things like probiotic yoghurts – I got a couple from the supermarket but I don’t really love the taste, and often forget to drink them when I’m making my breakfast.
It’s probably good timing then that I got the opportunity to try out Bimuno Daily. Bimuno Daily is a daily food supplement that claims to naturally feed the growth of good bacteria in your gut. It’s gluten free, vegetarian and has no artificial flavours or colouring.
How does Bimuno work?
The prebiotic food supplement comes in sachets that you can sprinkle over cereal or add to your morning drink – I usually put it in my tea and coffee – you can’t taste it, unlike some other powder supplements I’ve tried.
According to the Bimuno, the fibre passes through to your colon unchanged, where it get’s fermented by your good gut bacteria, which stimulates their activity, which works against the bad bacteria in your tummy. As I understand it, this is supposed to mean that the improved balance of good and bad bacteria means your overall digestive health improves.
What did I think?
As I write this, I’ve been taking Bimuno for three weeks.
The first thing I need to say is it was a lot easier to take than I thought it would be – as it comes in a powder I really thought it would make my morning tea or coffee taste chalky as some other food supplements/meal replacements tend to do, but you can’t taste it at all once it’s stirred in!
The packet says the rebalancing of your bacteria takes about 7 days and some people experience effects within two or three days.
Real talk, day two or three was….erm…well, I was really ‘blocked up’. So that wasn’t fun. I don’t know whether that was the Bimuno starting to work or whether I was just dehydrated, but it did feel like something was definitely happening.
After that, I’ve noticed I feel a lot less bloated, and my stomach is certainly looking flatter. My diet and exercise aren’t very good at the moment, I’m spending longer than I’d care to admit eating things I shouldn’t and sitting on the sofa, but I’m feeling better than I should with those habits if that makes sense?
I’ve also noticed I seem to be sleeping a lot better – Bimuno was actually recently featured in a BBC show with Dr Michael Mosley, who thought it helped his own sleep!
I’ve also been sent some of Bimuno’s IBAID pastilles and my mum picked up some of the TravelAid pastilles, which I’m going to take while I’m on our Royal Princess British Isles cruise – I’ll be interested to see if it makes a difference to drinking the tap water on the ship.
Interested in trying Bimuno for yourself? You can get Bimuno direct from their website,