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Hi, we wanted to share with you an approach that helped our child (7) with her constipation. This is the formula that helps her go to bathroom every day without any discomfort (soft stool).

1 tablet of Probiotic Culturelle Chewable per day PLUS 2-3 Honest Organic Juice (has 8 gr of sugar) per day.

Water would be better than juice, but she does not want to drink water, so we have to give her this juice.

It took us about 1 month-1.5 month for the probiotic to start working. For years we could not figure out why is our child constipated, she ate a lot of fruits (fiber) but that was not the problem, the problem was lack of water, she drank only a bit per day. Honest Organic Juice has enough water inside, but we think that the probiotic culturelle tablet is the most important ingredient. The importance of water intake is huge since the water softens stool.

Probiotic tablet with plenty of water per day, would be the best approach, but she does not like water.

Our child goes to bathroom now 2-4 times per day, for 2 months already, so we were concerned and asked her pediatrician is that ok, and the doctor said that it is fine and that we should continue with probiotic, and reduce juice, but that’s her only water intake.

This helped us and we wanted to share the information with you. Hopefully, this info will help you too.

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I find I do not like to drink plain water as it does not seem like I am drinking anything, I often use a water flavor additive. Stir and Sweet Drops makes Sugar free ones that only use stevia so no chemicals or BS in them. I use them in my green tea also. As for my constipation issues mine is attributed to a mix of Ulcerative Colitis, Celiac, and a magnesium deficiency issues. So I have to eat a low carb diet with bunch of nuts, seeds, veggies, and egg whites. and take a Magnesium Citrate Supplement for part of my magnesium regime twice a day. I record and make sure I drink over 100oz of  liquid a day about every 2 hours I have a glass of flavored water, coffee, or green tea.

Diagnosed Issues
Celiac (Gluten Ataxia, and Villi Damage dia. 2014, Villi mostly healed on gluten-free diet 2017 confirmed by scope)
Ulcerative Colitis (Dia, 2017), ADHD, Bipolar, Asperger Syndrome (form of autism)
Allergies Corn, Whey
Peanuts (resolved 2019), Cellulose Gel, Lactose, Soy, Yeast
Olives (Seems to have resolved or gone mostly away as of Jan, 2017), Sesame (Gone away as of June 2017, still slight Nausea)
Enzyme issues with digesting some foods I have to take Pancreatic Enzymes Since mine does not work right, additional food prep steps also
Low Tolerance for sugars and carbs (Glucose spikes and UC Flares)
Occupation Gluten Free Bakery, Paleo Based Chef/Food Catering

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I am really glad you found something to help your child. It is hard to see them not feeling well.  For me, what helped keep me regular was taking a magnesium supplement, just 250 mgs a day at dinner time helps me.  When I run out, if I didn't buy more yet, I feel the difference within a few days.   I was wondering to try magnesium citrate, wasn't sure what the difference was between that and plain magnesium supplements. I am bummed because the magnesium I liked the best was in a liquid gel cap, but it has soy lecithin in it, so not sure if it bothers me.  Soy lecithin seems to be that iffy ingredient so I probably won't know if it bothers me until my stomach heals. Then I will try it sometime again to see.  

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