Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBS)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBS is a functional disorder of the gastrointestinal tract, meaning there is no evidence of structural defect or abnormalities. Therefore it is difficult to diagnose and treat which can be quite frustrating for those who suffer from this condition. While some professionals believe that virus or bacterial infections may be the source of IBS however the cause is not yet known. IBS has been linked to a poor diet high in processed foods and low in fiber, poor stress management, Candida overgrowth and other parasite infections and food allergies. In people with IBS the normal and regular movement of the intestinal tract becomes irregular and uncoordinated. + Read more >
This causes the person to experience painful bowel movement, bloating, cramping, abdominal pain, constipation alternating with diarrhea as well as undigested food in the stool. Individuals with IBS are likely to suffer from nutritional deficiencies. Often pain is brought on by eating and comforted by a bowel movement. For those who experience frequent diarrhea, this can upset the electrolyte balance. While IBS may be distressing however it is not a life threatening condition and generally people can lead a normal and fruitful life as long they make some dietary and lifestyle modifications. A healthy whole foods diet is the foundation for good health. It is recommended that you eliminate all foods high in sugar and fats as they tend to overload the digestive system and replace them with high fiber fresh fruits and vegetables also avoid any gas forming foods. Foods rich in magnesium aid to relax the intestinal muscles. Eat fermented foods such as miso, sauerkraut, tempeh etc.; they help to re-establish the friendly bacteria in your gut. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, tobacco and spicy foods since they can irritate the stomach lining. Mucous forming foods such as dairy foods, refined & processed and fried foods should be avoided because they encourage toxins to accumulate. Rule out any food allergies and eliminate the most common allergens from your diet; they include: wheat, eggs, dairy, corn and soy products. Find effective stress coping techniques, maybe attend a yoga class, if that is not your cup of tea you might want to try deep breathing which can be done easily any time and place. Anything that you enjoy and that helps to soothe your nervous system will be of great benefit to you. Along with lifestyle and dietary changes IBS supplements can be very effective and help to alleviate the symptoms associated with IBS. A good Probiotic supplement should be considered in the treatment of IBS. Probiotics are ‘good bacteria’ which aid with digestion, they prevent the overgrowth of Candida and other fungus and fight off the bad bacteria or prevent them from invading the intestinal tract by maintaining a healthy microflora balance. Take digestive enzymes with each meal they help improve digestion thus enhancing the assimilation of nutrients. Plant based enzymes are preferred since they work on any pH and break down proteins, carbohydrates, fats and FIBER as well. Fiber intake might be challenging for some people, luckily there are Greens Fiber supplement which can be added to your smoothie or just add them to a glass of juice or water for some extra fiber. Enteric coated peppermint IBS supplements taken between meals can help to reduce gas and cramping which is quite common in people with IBS. Aloe vera juice (look for a supplement that doesn’t contain preservatives) has a soothing and healing effect on the digestive tract and wards off intestinal infections. Ginger supplements aid in digestion and reduce diarrhea as well as gas and bloating. A high-quality, highly absorbable multi vitamin delivers essential nutrients and may help to prevent any nutritional deficiency. An alcohol free multi vitamin liquid extract or powder might be more beneficial because they offer greater bioavailability than capsules and tablets. IBS supplements from Body Energy Club are the key to an improved digestive system and better health and well-being. Visit Body Energy Club’s online vitamin store and browse through our premium selection of IBS supplements. Before starting any new supplements it is important to check with your doctor to make sure they are right for you, especially if you have a medical condition or are taking prescription medications+ Read less >
Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) has traditionally been used in treating intestinal and urinary inflammation, dry cough and other lung disorders, sore throat and laryngitis.$23.99
Inflammation Relief is formulated to maximize the bioavailability of standardized Boswellia serrata extract, curcumin and ashwagandha, which are botanicals with long historical usage in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for support in inflammatory conditions and to help relieve joint pain.$48.99
Vitamin D3 is derived from sheepskin oil collected during shearing. It is rapidly converted in the body to the active hormone 1,25 dihydrocholecalciferol. Adequate 1,25 (OH) D is responsible for proper function of bone growth and metabolism, and muscle function. Studies show large sections of the population in the northern latitudes are vitamin D deficient.$10.88
Supplemental bacteria are called probiotics, meaning “for life” or “in support of life”, because they are the natural guardians of robust intestinal health and vitality. Friendly or probiotic bacteria toil 24 hours a day, holding at bay and dominating the many pathogenic bacteria, viruses, yeast, and other microorganisms that unavoidably inhabit the intestinal tract. Given opportunity, the pathogens succeed in colonizing by adhering to the intestinal tract, inflicting disruptions to our intestinal health and throughout the whole body. Beneficial bacteria also have a profound effect on the immune system, boosting immunity to combat allergies, flu, and the common cold.$7.31
RevitalX allows you to rest, heal and rejuvenate the gut, eliminating internally generated toxins. People who suffer from poor digestion may also suffer from leaky gut syndrome and experience a wide range of health problems such as food intolerances, fatigue and mental exhaustion. RevitalX supports the digestive system and heals the gastrointestinal tract, giving the body relief from toxic stress.
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Natural Factor Rutin is a bioflavonoid that is found in many plants. Buckwheat contains about 3% dry by weight rutin when the plant is starting to bloom. In particular, rutin, as well as the bioflavonoids, quercetin, and naringen, work synergistically with vitamin C to scavenge free radicals. As well as being an antioxidant, rutin helps vitamin C to keep collagen, our 'intercellular cement' healthy. Rutin strengthens capillaries, reducing their fragility, and regulates their permeability, so is very supportive bioflavonoid for blood vessel health. Rutin may help reduce nose bleeds and the bruising and swelling of sports injuries. Rutin, quercetin and other bioflavonoids help to inhibit the release of histamine which makes these bioflavonoids very valuable for allergy-sufferers.
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Each strain in the Double Strength Ultimate Multi Probiotic has undergone a stringent selection process. Our L. acidophilus was chosen after studying the probiotic properties of 95 different L. acidophilus strains. Each strain has been carefully selected for natural gastric resistance. Testing each strain shows no loss of bacteria after 3 hours at 37o in gastric solutions at pH3/pH4. The natural pH of an empty stomach is 1.5 and after eating stomach's pH goes up to 5-6. This is critical, as these strains will survive the stomach's acidity without enteric coating and reach the intestines at full potency. Each strain has been selected for ability to grow in the presence of high bile levels. High growth in the presence of bile also maximizes probiotic potency. Antibiotic compatibility is also important. Strains are chosen so they do not interfere with the effectiveness of antibiotics but still protect from their adverse effects. Probiotics also have been selected for established enzymatic activities. Lactic acid bacteria induce a variety of enzymatic activities that generate multiple additional health benefits. By doing so they may help to prevent several conditions: lactose intolerance, infectious diseases, urogenital and vaginal diseases and immune system deficiencies. A common misconception is that many strains in the same blend compete with each other and compromise the quality of the product. This is not true. All of the strains in this product have undergone Strains Compatibility Testing ensuring that all bacteria are compatible and work well together. It's practically a given that if numerous strains live well together inside the intestinal tract at 37o then they will also live well together when kept refrigerated at 40. Actually, lactic bacteria are in a dormant phase when refrigerated and are only activated once they are back in their natural environment inside the intestinal tract.
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Turmeric or Curcuma longa is a rhizome that is part of the ginger family. It has been used for centuries as a food preservative, a colouring agent and a spice to flavour food. It has a strong earthy and slightly bitter taste. In Ayurvedic Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine it has been valued as a potent anti-inflammatory and was used to treat diseases of the liver, lungs and intestines.$7.99