IBS Supplements

Submitted by Thiruvelan on Sat, 09/19/2015
Irritable Bowel Syndrome Supplements

Nutrient is useful for organism to build tissue, provide nutrition, and give energy. IBS-diarrhea mostly have malnourished, require supplements.

Supplements for Irritable bowel syndrome

Vitamins and minerals are available in many forms such as pills, drinks, powders and even sprays. We recommend you to take organic sources of vitamins and minerals.

Vitamin supplements for IBS

  • Vitamin D: Study shows vitamin D deficiency is highly prevalent in patients with IBS and results seem to have therapeutic benefits. Vitamin D supplementation could play a therapeutic role in IBS control. Increasingly, research is linking a lack of vitamin D to a host of illnesses including inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, colorectal cancer and depression. 
  • B vitamins: Low level of vitamin B-6 absorbed among people who are depressed or anxious. Vitamin B-6 is require for the production of serotonin, the mood lifting brain chemical. Vitamin B-6 also help to quell nausea; increase it by eating foods such as spinach, tuna, banana, and salmon, or take a supplement. Low levels of vitamin B-12 and folic acid can also cause anxiety. Vitamin B rich foods are oily fish, eggs, nuts, seeds, soybeans, bananas, and leafy green vegetables. 

Mineral supplements for IBS

  • Selenium: The antioxidant mineral selenium deficiency often leads to depression and anxiety. Selenium is rich in lean meat, fish, shellfish, Brazil nuts, grains, and avocados.
  • Zinc is essential to convert tryptophan into serotonin, the brain chemical induce feelings of calmness. About 100 enzymes need zinc for their proper function. Zinc along with vitamin A supports the immune system and is require for tissue repair and healing. Low zinc levels have reported in people with IBS. Zinc regulates appetite, stress levels, taste, and smell. Zinc deficiencies can be behind chronic diarrhea. The best food sources of zinc are eggs, nuts, seeds, peanuts, sunflower seeds, legumes (especially lima beans, black-eyed peas, pinto beans, soybeans, and peanuts), miso, tofu, brewer’s yeast, cooked greens, mushrooms, green beans, tahini, and pumpkin seeds. For supplementation, more easily absorbed forms are zinc picolinate, zinc citrate, zinc acetate, zinc glycerate, and zinc monomethionine. Zinc sulphate is the least easily absorbed and might cause stomach upsets. 
  • Calcium is vital for bones and teeth; additionally it is important for a healthy heart, normal nerve function, and muscle function. Calcium along with magnesium is responsible for muscle contraction and relaxation. Calcium activates enzymes, allows nutrient transport through cell membranes, promotes cell division, and iron utilization. The best food sources of calcium are milk, cheese, broccoli, spinach, turnip greens, tofu, and yogurt. For calcium supplementation take it with food, and doses should not exceed 500 milligrams at a time and daily dosage is 1000 milligrams. Calcium has constipating effect; calcium supplements can be truly beneficial for people with diarrhea-predominant IBS.
  • Magnesium deficiency is very common, because the food contains low levels of magnesium that will lost during cooking and processing. Most of us simply do not eat enough magnesium-rich foods, such as whole grains, dark green vegetables, and nuts and seeds. Magnesium deficiency leads to aches, pains, and fatigue. Magnesium can help relieve pain and spasm. Magnesium is vital for carbohydrate metabolism require for energy and fatigue is the first symptoms of magnesium deficiency. Magnesium can be beneficial for IBS constipation. Magnesium daily-recommended dosage is 400 milligrams. Magnesium citrate in powdered forms are Mag Max-O and Natural Calm. You start with very small amount and work up to the amount right for you. Magnesium citrate seems to aggravate diarrhea, thus you can use magnesium glycinate or magnesium taurate instead. 

Enzyme supplements for IBS

IBS patients consider supplementing with digestive enzymes and hydrochloric acid. Taking enzymes stops incompletely digested food reaching large intestine, thus yeast and bacteria starved of food. Thus, there is no irritating toxic products from microbes, this greatly reduce belching and flatulence.

  • Pancreatic enzymes help inhibit the growth of bacteria in the small intestine. Pancreatic enzymes contain Lipase, Protease, and Amylase. Amylase is an enzyme useful for digestion of carbohydrates. Lipase is for fat digestion. Protease is for protein digestion. Supplementing amylase, lipase & protease combination is effective for proper digestion of all three macronutrients.  
  • Bromelain is an enzyme naturally available in pineapple. Papain is an enzyme naturally present in papaya, also known as papaya proteinase. Bromelain and papain help proper digestion.

Digestive enzyme supplements are best to take in the middle or toward the end of a meal. There will be a noticeable improvement in bloating, belching, and flatulence when you use these supplements.

Probiotics for IBS

Probiotics have a very beneficial effect on your intestines and whole body. Probiotic supplements containing Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacteria breve, Bifidobacterium bifidum, and a friendly yeast called Saccharomyces bourlardii are useful for IBS treatment.

Hcl supplements for low stomach acid

Betaine hydrochloride is Hcl acid help enhances digestion in the stomach. This is useful for people with low stomach acid; most of the people diagnosed as hyperacidity are actually hypoacidity.

Co-enzyme Q10 for IBS

Co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a vital for energy production, and its deficiency makes you feel tired. The best food sources of CoQ10 are fish, organ meats (liver, heart, or kidney), and germ part of whole grains. For supplementation, you can take 30 milligrams of CoQ10 per day for a period of three months.