Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can be a very complex condition, causing Doctors and Gastroenterologists to scratch their heads as they try to find the cause and a solution in an attempt to reduce the often debilitating symptoms of painful bloating, excessive smelly wind, irregular bowel movements, heartburn, acid reflux, fatigue and weight issues of their patients. There is no test to diagnose IBS. It is a diagnosis of exclusion and that diagnosis can take months, sometimes years, causing the IBS to become more chronic and more deep seated.
However, one thing that can cause a dramatic improvement in common IBS symptoms, is supplementation with plant-based digestive enzymes.
Our digestive system and gut manufacture hydrochloric acid, enzymes and bile. These substances help to digest our food, breaking it down into small enough molecules to be absorbed and assimilated through the walls of the small intestine, where they are taken to the liver for transportation to wherever they are needed in the body, and any wastes promptly evacuated into the toilet bowl.
Consider then if you don’t have enough stomach acid, enzymes and bile, and this can be a common occurrence as we age, and for people that take regular antacids. You will not be digesting food properly and this can lead to excessive gas production, uncomfortable bloating, distension of the stomach and intestines and irregular bowel movements.
A simple, safe, natural and very effective way of replacing these important enzymes is to take them in supplement form, as a tablet before meals. Take one before lunch and one before dinner to ensure efficient digestion, and you will probably find your energy levels improve too, as you are absorbing more of your nutrients.
My Just For Tummies Digestive Enzymes are made in the UK, dairy and gluten-free, suitable for vegans and are just £20 for 60 tablets.