Digestive Supplement (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

by Trisha
(USA)

I've read things on your site, but I'm confused. I've been looking for a digestive supplement that's safe - I've got IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and need something, so if you can offer some advice that's nice.



Brett's Answer:

Hi Trisha, thanks for your question.

I'm sorry to hear you have IBS - it can be a really debilitating condition.

For my readers here's a short summary about IBS.

It is a condition where the muscular contractions of the digestive system become irregular and uncoordinated resulting in the abnormal movement of food through the intestinal tract.

It can cause a build up of waste material and reduced assimilation of nutrients. It can cause many symptoms such as abdominal pain, constipation, distention, bloating, etc.


Trisha, for IBS I usually recommend:

Total Balance Women's (Premium Version)


Omega 3 / DHA Fish Oil


(in full recommended daily doses of both), as a good start.

Omega 3/DHA contains essential fatty acids, important in helping to protect the intestinal villi from damage and help to soothe the tract via anti-inflammatory effects.

Total Balance contains many ingredients helpful to digestive balance, including L-Glutamine, B vitamins, Amino Acids, Enzymes, N-Acetylglucosamine, Aloe Vera, Vitamin K, Calcium and Magnesium (which can also be taken in separate slightly higher doses for a short period if more balance is needed), and Quercetin.

Intermittently, acidophillus bifidus can be taken to help replace friendly bacteria. Initially for 2 weeks to give your system a boost, then try to allow Total balance to re-balance your system in order to produce its own natural friendly bacteria, (and perhaps re-boost with the acidophillus bifidus every few months, or weeks if chronic).

But I wouldn't advise being on a probiotic continuously as it makes the natural system lazy.

Also add additional Aloe Vera juice, 2 capfuls per day, am and pm, to help soothe the digestive tract further.

In your diet, concentrate on high vegetable content, plus oat bran, flax seeds (raw), psyllium seeds, garlic as all will help your healing.

The above should be a good start for you Trisha.

Yours In Good Health

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