All About the Bloat: How to Naturally Get Rid of Bloating For Good
Whether you suffer from inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-Constipation or IBS-Diarrhea) or even none of the above – everyone has had a bad case of bloating.
It’s uncomfortable, painful, and not to mention at times, downright embarrassing.
Many people feel frustrated because they still seem to get that bowling ball bloat even when they lead a healthy lifestyle by working out, eating healthy, and taking probiotics – Turns out some of these can actually be adding to your bloat, which you’re about to find out.
If you struggle with bloating, you are not alone, irritable bowel syndrome affects 10-25% of Americans.
While this might surprise you, this statistic is believed to be somewhat low because many think irritable bowel syndrome is underdiagnosed.
Most people suffering from these gastrointestinal issues don’t seek medical help even though they tend to miss work twice as much as their fellow employees.
I’m sure you know that certain foods cause bloating and gas worse than others. Cruciferous vegetables, gluten, beans, and dairy products are foods you’ve tried to avoid for that distended tummy look.
What if we told you it’s not the foods that produce the gas in your stomach, but it’s the bacteria in your gut releasing the gas making you feel 9 months pregnant.
There’s a whole community of microorganisms living in your gut called your gut microbiome. Not just one or two, but trillions of microbes, which are mostly bacteria.
This could be a good or bad thing depending on the bacteria species paying rent in there. The bad bacteria thrive in an environment when there is plenty of sugars and carbohydrates to eat, and release gas as their byproduct.
These bacteria and their byproducts are the probable cause of bloating in your stomach throughout the day.
So, to get rid of bloating means not just feeding your healthy bacteria with diet and probiotics, but actually eliminating your small intestinal overgrowth of bacteria (SIBO).
What is Bloating?
Simply put, bloating is the feeling of having trapped gas in your stomach.
Since your intestines have tension receptors on them, when this gas builds up your stomach feels pain from these receptors being stretched too much.
People tend to immediately opt for laxatives or gas-x to relieve their symptoms. But this is only targeting your colon or stomach to help pass gas or to have a bowel movement.
Just because you have a bowel movement doesn’t mean you’re getting rid of the cause of your bloat, which could be coming from your small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.
Treat SIBO for Bloating Relief
Your digestive system does its due diligence in keeping most of your bacteria in the colon. When there is an upset of intestinal motility the bacteria bacteria from the colon can migrate up to the small intestines, producing gas.
The small intestines have trouble absorbing the gas of these bacteria, which leave you with that bowling ball bloat.
Factors which can cause SIBO:
- Low stomach acid
- Alcohol abuse
Once this bacteria starts growing in the wrong place – your small intestine – it feeds off certain nutrients in your diet like carbohydrates and sugar.
When you eat these foods these bacteria start to break down these nutrients and produce hydrogen gas, which is one of the gases that causes bloat or diarrhea symptoms.
In certain environments, another type of bacteria, which is considered to be very unique can set up shop in your small intestines as well.
These archaebacteria feed off of the hydrogen gas being produced by the other bacteria resulting in the release of methane gas.
This is the hard to treat bacteria that antibiotics like rifaximin and diet just cannot get rid of.
Methane in the intestines acts as a paralytic to your stomach – meaning it slows intestinal motility leading to constipation. These unruly archaebacteria are the reason why IBS-C (irritable bowel syndrome with constipation) people suffer from bloating, abdominal cramping, and constipation.
Along with this excess in gas production and inflammation, SIBO can lead to things like leaky gut, allergies, and autoimmune diseases.
So, it’s important you eliminate the small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.
Why Diet and Probiotics Aren’t Helping Your Bloat
How frustrated do you get when trying to keep your gut in good health?
You try to avoid all the yummy carbs and sugars because you want to protect your gut so you load up on a big kale salad for lunch.
You also don’t want to feel bloated and uncomfortable all day so you might supplement with a daily probiotic to help boost your healthy bacteria.
But this can just add to your bloating symptoms.
Since bad bacteria feed off carbohydrates, people tend to avoid all things made of starch like bread and pastas. But vegetables high in fiber like your kale salad is actually a complex carbohydrate.
These are considered indigestible carbs for your body. They sit in your gut longer waiting to be digested.
Meaning your overgrowth of bacteria are able to feed off of them longer, causing more bloat.
Modifying your diet to reduce the amount of fiber intake while healing from SIBO is important. You want to starve these bacteria to get rid of them, not feed the fire.
Try a temporary low FODMAP diet which reduces your intake on certain carbohydrates and sugar.
As with probiotics, you are feeding the healthy gut bacteria yes – but the bad bacteria growing in your small intestines are affected by the probiotics as well.
These supplements tend to cause more imbalance in the gut leaving you with worse symptoms.
How do you get rid of these tricky bacteria causing your uncomfortable bloat and IBS symptoms?
How Does Atrantil Help with Bloating?
Relieving bloating can be tricky for those who have a higher bacterial growth in their small intestines.
Certain bacteria growing in your small intestine can be more resistant to traditional treatments like rifaximin or even natural treatments such as diet and probiotics.
Atrantil was specifically developed for the hard to treat bacteria growing in your small intestine. Studies show 88% of patients who have taken Atrantil report it helps relieve their bloating, abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, and constipation.
- This is because of Atrantil’s natural ingredients quebracho, peppermint leaf, and horse chestnut targets and kills these hostile bacteria causing havoc in your small intestine.
- All three ingredients contain polyphenols, which reduce inflammation, have antioxidant properties benefiting your gut microbiota, and attack unhealthy bacteria.
- The tannins present in these polyphenols form covalent hydroxyl bonds and bind to the hydrogen these archaebacteria live off of, essentially starving while also weakening their cell wall.
Atrantil doesn’t just feed your healthy bacteria like prebiotics, it eliminates the actual cause of your bloating and other chronic symptoms – giving you true relief.