Recent scientific investigations have identified the small intestine as the site of disruption in IBS.

IBgard® utilizes breakthrough targeted delivery science via SST® (Site Specific Targeting) technology. Never before has peppermint oil been formulated into individually enteric-coated, sustained-release microspheres, delivered where it is needed most in IBS–in the small intestine.

Peppermint oil and the primary component l-Menthol have been shown in multiple studies to be effective for people with IBS. The l-Menthol in peppermint oil works locally in the intestines, not systemically, to deliver its calming properties to the site where digestion and absorption of nutrients is disturbed and visceral sensitivity originates.