IBgard® is a natural health product specially formulated for the relief and improvement of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms. IBgard® capsules contain individually triple-coated, sustained-release microspheres of Ultramen®, an ultra-purified peppermint oil. In a recent clinical study, IBgard® has been shown to start working in as early as 24 hours*. IBgard® provides effective relief of the following symptoms associated with IBS:
- Abdominal Pain and Discomfort
- Abdominal Bloating and Distension
- Urgency of Bowel Movement
The IBgard® Difference - Advanced Science
Peppermint oil (especially l-Menthol), the medicinal ingredient in IBgard®, is used for its relief of IBS symptoms. However, until now, its targeted delivery to the small intestine (part of the lower gut) had posed a challenge. IBgard® uses the precision of SST® (Site Specific Targeting) technology. This technology delivers microspheres of peppermint oil quickly and reliably where they are needed the most in IBS – predominantly in the small intestine. IBgard® helps improve and relieve symptoms associated with IBS within 24 hours including; abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and urgency of bowel movement.
Why Targeting to the Small Intestine is So Important
The symptoms of IBS often occur within 90 minutes of eating. This reflects the time it takes for food to reach the small intestine. Recent scientific and clinical evidence points to the small intestine as the site of the disturbance in IBS, where transit time is disrupted and food moves too fast or too slow causing diarrhea, constipation or both. This is also the site where gas is trapped and abdominal pain originates. Only IBgard® utilizes SST® (Site Specific Targeting) technology to deliver its ingredients to the small intestine. IBgard® has been specially formulated so that it can be taken 30 to 90 minutes before each meal to provide symptom relieving properties.