The Only 6 Probiotics for Bloating Worth Trying (and Why They Work)

Did you know that upward of 30% of people say that they experience bloating on a fairly regular basis? Needless to say, a good percentage of us are looking for relief from bloating (hello, probiotics). But first, what exactly causes bloating? “It is usually caused by excess gas production and/or disturbances in the movement of the muscles of the digestive system,” says nutrition expert Kris Gunnars. Note: Bloating is different than water retention (when extra fluid builds up between your cells).

So how do probiotics help diminish bloat? The bacteria in our intestine produces gas, which can give you that yucky “full” feeling. Research indicates that taking these supplements can help mitigate both the feeling of bloat and abdominal pain by changing up the number and type of bacteria in the gut. In all reality, this fact is not all too surprising considering that probiotics are already linked to improving digestion, immune health, and skin (among other things).

Scroll down to see some of the best probiotics for bloating, and then take your pick.