About IBgard®

IBgard® Overview

IBgard® is a natural health product specially formulated for the relief and improvement of IBS symptoms. IBgard® capsules contain individually triple-coated, sustained-release microspheres of Ultramen®, an ultra-purified peppermint oil. In multiple studies, peppermint oil has been shown to be effective for people with IBS and can help improve/relieve:

  • abdominal pain and discomfort associated with IBS
  • abdominal bloating and distension associated with IBS
  • urgency of bowel movement associated with IBS
  • the symptoms of IBS and the intensity of sypmtoms within 24 hours
Triple-coated, sustained release microspheres spill from IBgard capsule

IBgard® - An Advance in the Dietary Management of IBS

IBgard® has been engineered specifically to allow release of peppermint oil from microspheres into the small intestine for optimal delivery. Each capsule contains tiny microspheres (less than 2mm) that can pass easily from the stomach to the small intestine without relying on gastric emptying. Instead, these microspheres move through the pylorus to the site of disturbance – the small intestine.

Illustration of the stomach and small intestine
Image showing the layers of the IBgard capsule

SST® (Site Specific Targeting) Technology

SST® (Site Specific Targeting) technology is a breakthrough in targeted-delivery science. Never before has peppermint oil been formulated into individually enteric-coated microspheres delivered to the small intestine. Each microsphere in an IBgard® capsule has three layers of coating, specifically designed for travel through the various sections of the GI tract.

  • The outermost layer is non-mucoadhesive. This allows the microspheres to travel easily through the esophagus and prevents their mucoadhesion to the stomach wall and large food particles.
  • The second layer contains a pH-triggered coating that should not dissolve until it passes the pylorus.
  • The third layer prevents loss of peppermint oil from the core of the microspheres.
  • The core of the microspheres contains a fibre matrix that entraps peppermint oil in a solid state and controls the sustained release of peppermint oil in the small intestine.

IBgard® Advantage

Abdominal pain or discomfort in IBS patients typically occurs after eating. IBgard® has been specifically formulated so that patients can take it 30 to 90 minutes before each meal. The microspheres in IBgard® move quickly and reliably from the stomach to the small intestine, even if there is some food in the stomach.

Introducing Scientifically Advanced Ultramen®

IBgard® Ultramen® is 99.9% pure peppermint oil with proven amplification of efficacy and tolerability.