Best Supplements for irritable bowel syndrome?

Best Supplements for irritable bowel syndrome?

Supplements may be helpful for managing symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but it is best to consult a healthcare provider or a dietitian before starting to take any supplement. Here are some supplements that have been found to be effective for IBS:

  • Fiber supplements: Fiber supplements like psyllium (Metamucil) and methylcellulose (Citrucel) can help regulate bowel movements and relieve constipation.
  • Probiotics: Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that can help restore the balance of good bacteria in the gut and may help reduce symptoms of IBS.
  • Peppermint oil: Peppermint oil has been found to be effective in reducing abdominal pain, bloating and gas caused by IBS.
  • L-glutamine: This amino acid can help regulate the gut lining and improve gut health.
  • Vitamin D: Some studies have shown that low levels of vitamin D may be associated with IBS.

It is important to note that supplements may interact with other medications or have side effects, so it is important to talk to a healthcare provider or a dietitian before taking any supplement, and to take them under the guidance of a healthcare professional. Also, it is important to keep in mind that, supplements are not a substitute for good nutrition, it is still important to have a balanced diet

Recent research has reported that serotonin is linked with normal gastrointestinal (GI) functioning. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, or chemical, that delivers messages from one part of your body to another. Ninety-five percent of the serotonin in your body is located in the GI tract, and the other 5 percent is found in the brain. Cells that line the inside of the bowel work as transporters and carry the serotonin out of the GI tract. People with Irritable bowel syndrome, however, have diminished receptor activity, causing abnormal levels of serotonin to exist in the GI tract. As a result, they experience problems with bowel movement, motility, and sensation—having more sensitive pain receptors in their GI tract.

Researchers have reported that Irritable bowel syndrome may be caused by a bacterial infection in the gastrointestinal tract. Studies show that people who have had gastroenteritis sometimes develop Irritable bowel syndrome, otherwise called post-infectious Irritable bowel syndrome.

Researchers have also found very mild celiac disease in some people with symptoms similar to Irritable bowel syndrome. People with celiac disease cannot digest gluten, a substance found in wheat, rye, and barley. People with celiac disease cannot eat these foods without becoming very sick because their immune system responds by damaging the small intestine.


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