Canada has one of the world’s highest rates of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). According to the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation, more than five million people suffer from this condition. It affects more women and men, and is one of the most common reasons Canadians miss school or work. If you suffer from bloating, gas, abdominal pain, occasional diarrhea and constipation – common symptoms of IBS – consider adding Sunfiber to your diet. Research has shown its prebiotic guar fiber is a healthy option for adults and children seeking relief from IBS symptoms.
What is IBS?
IBS involves the large intestine, and generally affects digestive motility. When you suffer from IBS, food may not move through your GI tract at the right pace. It may go too fast one day, and too slowly another. Symptoms can vary greatly. Many people suffer from abdominal cramping, bloating, gas, and alternating bouts of occasional constipation and diarrhea. Others experience abdominal pain and mucus in their stools. More than 40 percent of IBS sufferers seek medical attention. In fact, these patients represent the majority of referrals to gastroenterologists.
IBS may also affect how well your brain and gut cooperate. For some people, small changes in intestinal activity, such as a different food or medication, can trigger nerves to send abdominal pain signals to the brain. Stress can also increase symptoms.
There are few medicines used in the treatment of IBS, and most of these only address one particular symptom. To address multiple symptoms, you must take a complex mixture. That tactic has varying results.
Fiber is also often prescribed, but most fibers only have a laxative effect. That only helps with constipation. Very few fibers help with diarrhea. In fact, most actually cause diarrhea when taken frequently.
How can you relieve symptoms?
Help move food through your system at just the right pace by adding Sunfiber, a soluble fiber to your diet. Sunfiber is a truly regulating fiber. Experts also suggest limiting the amount of insoluble fiber in your diet. Insoluble fiber adds bulk to the stool and may aggravate symptoms.
Probiotics may also help soothe IBS symptoms. These good bacteria help keep your gut healthy. Sunfiber is a prebiotic fiber. This means it helps nourishes and encourages the growth of these beneficial bacteria. It also doesn’t cause embarrassing side effects, such as gas.
Canadians now have the option of using all-natural and gluten-free Flora IBS Relief, made with Sunfiber. It has a Health Canada Health Claim for its ability to provide gentle relief of IBS symptoms such as constipation, flatulence, bloating and indigestion.