Hi, I have been using Parasym Plus for the past week. I bought this primarily hoping it would help with POTS. I do have slow gut transit and chronic constipation which worsened with the acute onset of POTS in 2014, however this was already under good control with 1 sachet of movicol at night and half a teaspoon of magnesium citrate twice daily.
I found the Parasym definitely made my bowels work faster, increased the speed at which food moved through my digestive system and increased my appetite. In fact it made me a bit too loose, and I have now dropped the dose down to 1 capsule three times a day. The capsules are also quite large, but in our position who hasn’t/isn’t already swallowing numerous horse-pill type supplements in the hope of a bit of relief?!
Unfortunately it has not made any noticeable difference to my POTS at this stage, however I bought 2 bottles and will continue taking it until these run out in case this effect takes longer. If there is no improvement by then I will not buy again.
To anyone in the UK reading this – in addition to the £29 shipping costs, there was also an additional nasty surprise of £30 import duty which is unavoidable. This makes it an effective but very pricey laxative.
If your bowels are the main issue and standard laxatives have not worked, this is worth a go. It did not cause any pain, cramping or gas. If you haven’t already tried magnesium citrate (powder mixed up with any still drink) I would recommend this first as it is much cheaper and equally effective.
I could not at this point recommend it for POTS, brain fog, sympathetic overactivity, palpitations, headaches or any other non GI symptom, although it has only been a week.