How to Treat SIBO Naturally
Millions of Americans are battling gastrointestinal discomfort involving bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.
It’s easy to write these symptoms off as something you just have to deal with every now and again.
But for some people, these symptoms can be chronic, which can compromise your quality of life and lead to other serious diseases.
Your gastrointestinal issues aren’t just because you ate something that doesn’t sit well with your stomach.
This discomfort might be caused by a certain bacteria which has set up shop in your small intestine – somewhere they don’t belong.
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a gastrointestinal condition where certain bacteria which normally grow in the large intestine start inhabiting your small intestine.
Compared to your colon, your small intestine is supposed to be relatively sterile. Your colon is built to house these gut bacteria and also absorb their gassy byproducts.
But once they enter your small intestine the gas becomes trapped which can lead to your gastrointestinal issues.
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth can inhibit nutrient absorption, promote gut inflammation, and trigger other serious chronic diseases.
SIBO can be a tough condition to treat in some people, but fortunately, there are ways to treat SIBO naturally.
When Your Gut Bacteria Takes a Wrong Turn
The average intestine both small and large is about 25 feet long. So bacteria which normally reside in your large intestine have been known to get lost in your gut.
And they can end up in your small intestine – a home where they just don’t belong.
Certain events affecting your gut’s protective mechanisms and its motility, causing small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, include:
- Antibiotics and other gut harming drugs
- Intestinal infections
- Bowel surgery
- Poor diet
- Low stomach acid
- Alcohol consumption
- Migrating motor complex dysfunction
- Ileocecal valve dysfunction
The causes of SIBO are complex which is why SIBO treatment may be difficult in some people. For some, it’s as simple as eradicating the bacteria.
For others, the underlying cause of SIBO needs to be treated as well as kicking out the unwanted bacteria from your gut.
Gut Bacteria in Your Small Intestine: Friend or Foe?
Unwanted bacteria has set up shop in your small intestine – now what happens?
Since your small intestine is the hub of nutrient absorption – naturally these gut bacteria start to grow and inhibit nutrient absorption by feeding off of the foods you eat, especially carbohydrates.
These gut bacteria start to release hydrogen gas as a byproduct of carbohydrate fermentation. These hydrogen-producing bacteria are usually what cause diarrhea symptoms in those with SIBO.
Another microorganism which may come swooping into your small intestine and feed off the hydrogen byproducts of the other gut bacteria are methanogens.
These are the tricky guys. If you’re experiencing constipation along with your bloating and abdominal cramping you can usually point the blame to the archaea called Methanobrevibacter smithii.
This type of methanogen goes through an enzymatic process and is the major producer of methane in your gut.
Methane acts as a local paralytic to your small intestines by slowing gut motility resulting in a vicious cycle of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.
Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth can lead to inflammation if you have persistent SIBO because of an inflammatory response from your immune system.
Dendritic cells act as a surveillance system in your gut. And when these innate immune cells sense a breach in the system they sound the alarm on these unwanted bacteria harming your gut barrier.
These dendritic cells label these unwanted bacteria in your small intestine as a foe and a whole inflammatory cascade takes place leading to gut inflammation.
An imbalance of gut bacteria which leads to inflammation has the potential to cause the following issues:
Eliminating these unwanted bacteria in your small intestine is crucial not only for your gastrointestinal discomfort, but your overall health also. You can naturally kick out unwanted bacteria with Atrantil’s natural botanicals.
How Atrantil’s Natural Ingredients Eliminate Unwanted Bacteria
Now that you understand just how bacteria starts to overgrow in your small intestines – it’s time to treat these microbes naturally.
Exactly how you ask?
Well, Atrantil is composed of three powerful natural polyphenols which improve digestive health while breaking down the unwanted bacteria growing your small intestine.
Atrantil focuses on both the regular bacteria as well as the methane-producing bacteria and balances your gut with the following natural ingredients:
- Peppermint Leaf – Acts by naturally slowing spasms and calming the area from inflammation in your small bowel to promote an ideal environment for the following two ingredients to work.
- Quebracho Colorado – This comes from the bark of a very old tree in South America. It has been able to use its unique tannins derived from its polyphenols as a natural defense against fungus and archaea for many years. Quebracho disrupts the cell wall of the methane-producing bacteria while eliminating their food source – hydrogen gas.
- Conker Tree – Also known as horse chestnut, conker tree is a natural flavonoid which is able to bind to the reductase enzyme of the archaea and reducing methane production. It also has naturally occurring bactericidal properties, which target the regular hydrogen-producing bacteria.
All three of these natural ingredients are rich with beneficial polyphenols. After the work of these polyphenols is done in the small intestine, they’re then able to move to your large intestine to be absorbed.
The added benefit of these polyphenols in the large intestine act as a prebiotic to your complex bacterial ecosystem with the following biological properties:
Recommendations on How to Take Atrantil
From Atrantil’s two clinical studies, this natural supplement was proven to relieve bloating, abdominal cramping as well as constipation and diarrhea.
Well over 80% of these patients were able to find relief in their gastrointestinal issues when treated with Atrantil.
Recommendations for supplementing with Atrantil:
- Frequent symptoms – two capsules, three times a day for up to 30 days
- Occasional symptoms/ Overall digestive health – use 2-3 capsules as a daily supplement or more depending on how you feel
Every person’s symptoms are different because we’re all unique in our gut anatomy, motility, and other comorbidities.
Discussing with your doctor possible root causes of your recurrent SIBO such as diverticulum, severe diabetes, migrating motor dysfunction, or low stomach acid is important.
You can naturally treat SIBO by kicking out these unwanted bacteria with the natural power of polyphenols.