How to Treat SIBO Naturally

Treat SIBO

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:

  • Stress
  • Antibiotics and other gut harming drugs
  • Intestinal infections
  • Bowel surgery
  • Antibiotics
  • Poor diet
  • Low stomach acid
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Migrating motor complex dysfunction
  • Ileocecal valve dysfunction
  • Diverticula

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 fermentationThese 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

Polyphenols

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:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-cancer
  • Antiaging
  • Antimicrobial
  • Antineoplastic
  • Cardioprotective

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.

By |October 18th, 2018|Atrantil, IBS|20 Comments
  • shirley says:

    On second round of xifaxan for SIBO not any better. What does Atrantil do to get rid of SIBO.

    • Anne says:

      Did you have to pay $1200 for xifaxan… my insurance would not cover so had to take Augmentan 2 x day then after two weeks 99 billion probiotic… Helped about 90 per cent

  • Cindi says:

    Question? I have been taking Atrantil for 1 1/2 months, 2 capsules 3x Daily. (I was without my dosage for 3 days and constipation returned). These suggestions said to take this dosage, “up to 30 days”; should I cut back?

    • Atrantil says:

      Hi Cindi,

      Thank you for your question. If your symptoms returned when you stopped taking Atrantil, we would recommend continuing to take it until you have had complete eradication of your symptoms. Atrantil is actually ideal for everyday use providing beneficial polyphenols and antioxidants that help with overall health for your body. We hope this helps to clarify. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.

      Thank you and best wishes,

      Team Atrantil

  • Nancy says:

    I’ve been using Atrantil for a month and noticed a difference immediately. I’m not taking the full 3x a day but 3 once a day. I have spent a ton on supplements over the last year trying to fix these issues you describe and very little have helped so I was very cautious with Atrantil but can say it works and I’ll be purchasing them again and using the complete amount and see info if it helps even more.
    How long does it take to completely eradicate SIBO?

    • Atrantil says:

      Hi Nancy,

      We are so happy you have been having great results with Atrantil! Everyone’s body and bacterial load is different, so it is hard to say how long it will take for you to see complete results. Some people see results in as little as a week and then others may take up to 30 days.

      We hope this helps to answer your questions. We are so glad you are feeling better!

      Thank you and best wishes,

      Team Atrantil

  • Else Ireland says:

    Does it matter when one takes atrantil, before food, after food, or on an empty storage?

  • Else Ireland says:

    You say not to take probiotics when taking atrantil.
    I eat lots of fermented vegetables, and drink homemade kefir. That is all probiotic. Is that ok when taking atrantil. I do very well on fermented foods, however sometimes a bit bloated.

    • Atrantil says:

      Hi Else,

      Thank you for contacting us! We do not recommend taking probiotics while taking Atrantil, however, eating kefir and fermented foods are perfectly fine.

      Probiotics are live culture bacteria. Because of this, enteric coated probiotics have the potential to deliver the bacteria to the small bowel, which should be a sterile environment. Adding more bacteria to the small bowel can complicate a bloating or SIBO issue.

      Non-enteric coated probiotics are not the same as enteric coated. For example, kefir would be fine.

      We hope this helps answer your question.

      Sincerely,

      Team Atrantil

  • Mary says:

    I have been taking 2 Atrantil three times a day since July and still have SIBO symptoms. Any idea how long it can take to work?

    • Atrantil says:

      Hi Mary,

      Thank you for trying Atrantil! 80% of people see relief within 30 days and unfortunately, since you have went longer than 30 days, Atrantil may not be the right solution for you.

      Although, we have had some people who did not see relief on 2 capsules 3 times per day, but did see results when they raised the dose to 3 capsules 3 times per day.

      It is really up to you if you would like to try raising your dose temporarily to see if you get relief. In any case, we do have a money back guarantee and if Atrantil did not work for you, we encourage you to take advantage of it.

      We hope this helps and we sincerely hope you find relief from your symptoms.

      Thank you and best wishes,

      Team Atrantil

  • Kelly says:

    I see that you recommend not taking a probiotic with atrantil. I’m taking a spore based probiotic (thrive or megasporebiotic) would this still be your recommendation?

    • Atrantil says:

      Hi Kelly,

      Thank you for your question. We do not recommend taking any of the probiotics, including the spore based probiotics, until you have had relief from your symptoms. Once Atrantil has had a chance to work and your symptoms have been relieved, you can slowly add back in the probiotics. We hope this helps to clarify.

      Thank you and best wishes,

      Team Atrantil

  • Delma Saunders says:

    I just found reference to Atrantil and am investigating by reading on your site. My problem began 5 years ago when a Gastroenterologist diagnosed me with Lymphocytic Colitis, after taking a biopsy during a colonoscopy, and as a result of my having extreme diarrhea after a hospital bout with sepsis and antibiotics. I was given a corticosteroid for my colitis, which helped at first, but after 5 years has become less and less helpful–not to mention expensive. I am 80 years old and have been on Keto for about 6 months–have lost 36 lbs. and feel better than I have for 20 years; however, I’ve had to cut back on the high fat since it’s recommended that someone with this kind of colitis stay off rich, fatty foods. I am staying on LCHF (not hard Keto), hoping that eventually I can cure the diarrhea with the LCHF eating protocol. I feel like I’m constantly hitting brick walls and am now wondering if SIBO is a culprit, also. I have read about low stomach acid being a possible cause of my gaseous burping, so am incorporating apple cider vinegar capsules with Betaine HCL. What say you? I’m open for suggestions.

    • Atrantil says:

      Hi Delma,

      Thank you for contacting us. We are sorry you are not feeling well. A key to SIBO is bloating. If you suffer from bloating and abdominal discomfort with/without diarrhea, constipation or both, then Atrantil may be a solution for you!! Also, if you order through our website and Atrantil does not work for you, we do have a 30 day money back guarantee.

      We hope this helps! Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.

      Thank you and best wishes,

      Team Atrantil

  • Elizabeth says:

    Can this be taken along with Rifaxamin or would it be recommended to take one at a time…if so which one first? I have a need for both treatments… thanks!

    • Edie says:

      If Atrantil could respond to Elizabeth it would also help me a lot!

      • Atrantil says:

        Hi Edie,

        Thank you for your interest in Atrantil! Yes, you can take Atrantil while taking Rifaximin. We hope this helps to answer your question.

        Thank you and best wishes,

        Support Team

    • Atrantil says:

      Hi Elizabeth,

      Thank you for your interest in Atrantil! Yes, you can take Atrantil while taking Rifaximin. We hope this helps to answer your question.

      Thank you and best wishes,

      Team Atrantil

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