Gut Health

Why Do I Fart So Much?

Let’s face it: Farting comes with its share of embarrassment. Even though it’s a totally normal, natural thing… And even though every single person passes gas... When we’re in public or around people we don’t know, the standard protocol is to hide or hold in our farts. 

But what happens if you fart frequently (far more than you think is normal for you)? Likely life is just a little bit harder. Perhaps you feel ashamed, or like there’s something wrong with you. 

You might have tried changing your diet or taking over-the-counter options like Gas-X or Beano. However, if your frequent gas persists, it could be a sign that your digestive system needs a different kind of help. The kind that starts in your gut microbiome… the main source of your gas.

So if you want to fart less… and avoid smelly farts that make the wrong kind of first impression… start by balancing your gut.

Fast Farting Facts

No matter what they claim, everyone farts every single day. It’s a normal part of digestion, and you simply can’t avoid it. But what’s normal when it comes to farting? Here are the facts:

  • Gas is a natural byproduct of digestion
  • The average healthy person farts 14 to 23 times daily
  • Most farting takes place overnight while you sleep
  • Flatologists are scientists that study farting 
  • Air you swallow while eating and drinking can generate gas 
  • Gas gets produced when gut bacteria break down food in your gut

Occasional gas is a sign of a healthy gut and healthy digestion. But when you fart more than 25- 30 times a day or your farts have a strong or foul odor, it’s a sign that something’s not right.

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When Farts Are Frequent or Foul

While farting is normal and healthy, excessive farting can be a sign that something’s wrong with your gut. And when your gas comes along with bloating and abdominal pain, your body is sending you a message. 

Frequent farting could be due to something as simple as eating a food that disagreed with you. However, it could also be something more serious – Like a digestive condition such as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). That’s why it’s important to listen to your body before things get worse.

So what’s causing your excess farting? The most common causes include:

  • Constipation: The longer food and waste linger in your gut the more they’ll ferment and create foul-smelling gas (1)
  • Food intolerances: Most commonly to lactose (2), gluten (3), and fructose (4)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) (5)
  • Inflammatory bowel disorders (IBD): Examples include Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (6)
  • Dysbiosis: This condition happens when harmful, pathogenic bacteria outnumber beneficial probiotic bacteria in your gut microbiome (7)

And here’s the thing: Studies show that dysbiosis is often a partial cause or the core issue that leads to constipation, food intolerances, IBS, and IBD... (8, 9, 10) So if you struggle with gas, clearing up dysbiosis and getting your gut microbiome back into healthy balance can really help.

How to Cut Down on Gas Attacks

The first and most important step in minimizing your fart frequency is getting (and keeping) your gut microbiome in healthy balance. Your gut microbiome contains trillions of bacteria, both beneficial probiotics and harmful pathogens. When everything is going smoothly, probiotic bacteria vastly outnumber pathogens. And those probiotic bacteria deliver dozens of important health benefits such as:

  • Efficient macronutrient processing (proteins, fats, and carbohydrates) (11)
  • Increased nutrient absorption (12)
  • Plentiful short chain fatty acid (SCFA) production, which promotes overall wellness (13)
  • Regular bowel movements (14)
  • Healthy aging (15)
  • Clear skin (16)
  • Digestive comfort (17)

But when that balance flips, and harmful pathogens outnumber beneficial probiotic bacteria, you may experience digestive chaos. Dysbiosis can cause a wide range of issues, both digestive and throughout your whole body. And excess or smelly farting is one of the most obvious signs that your gut is out of balance.

One of the easiest and most effective ways to address dysbiosis is to supplement with a clinically proven probiotic. Probiotics can help to repopulate beneficial bacteria in the gut and restore balance. They have been scientifically proven to help manage digestive issues like gas, bloating, and constipation. Probiotics can also help to boost your immune system, reduce inflammation, and improve overall gut health. Taking a probiotic regularly can make a world of difference in restoring your digestive health.

That’s where high-quality spore probiotics come into the picture. The right spore probiotics can quickly promote healthy balance in your gut and keep it that way. The right type of spore probiotics have been shown to help to repopulate the gut with beneficial bacteria, address the effects of leaky gut, and even support healthy immune system responses. (18) Research shows that the specific spore probiotics Bacillus subtilis HU58™ and Bacillus indicus HU36™ help promote rich diversity of beneficial bacteria in the gut microbiome… a cornerstone of good gut health. (19)

Say Goodbye to Unwanted Frequent Farting with Just Thrive Probiotic

With a well-balanced gut microbiome, you’ll enjoy comfortable digestion and superior digestive health – And you won’t have to worry about having to hold in your gas everytime you leave the house. Just Thrive Probiotic helps you keep your gut in healthy balance, promoting a diverse population of beneficial probiotic bacteria. This clinically studied combination of powerful spore probiotics includes:

  • Bacillus indicus HU36™
  • Bacillus subtilis HU58™
  • Bacillus coagulans (SC-208)
  • Bacillus clausii (SC-109)

Just Thrive Probiotic helps keep your gut in healthy balance to promote digestive wellness and comfort… so you can wave goodbye to unpleasant frequent farts.

Here’s even more good news: Adding Just Thrive Probiotic to your daily routine is easy – Simply take one daily capsule with your largest meal to nourish your best gut health.

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