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Atrantíl has a mechanism of action that relieves bloating and abdominal discomfort accompanied by constipation, diarrhea or both by focusing on the duodenum.
Bacteria that are misplaced or overabundant in the small bowel produce free hydrogen as a byproduct, observed as undigested polysaccharide of carbohydrates.
Due to the proliferation of hydrogen, the intraluminal small bowel is an ideal site for archaebacteria and other anaerobic microorganisms.
Archaebacteria—a known methanogen in the human gastrointestinal tract—doesn’t belong in the small bowel. Methanogenesis occurs within the archaebacteria via reductase enzyme during cell metabolism, yielding methane as a byproduct.
Methane functions as a mechanical source of intraluminal distension, as well as an attenuator of regular motility.