specialist in digestive health since 2008

specialist in digestive health since 2008

Since 2008, we’ve dedicated ourselves to crafting nutritional supplements. Our team of dieticians meticulously develops our products with exceptional care. We prioritize purity, using only essential ingredients in our formulations. This guarantees our supplements are gluten-free, soy-free, and of superior quality, ensuring safety and minimizing unwanted side effects.

low FODMAP Certified™ by the Monash University

low FODMAP Certified™ by the Monash University

Our products proudly hold the Low FODMAP Certified™ status from Monash University

more than 100,000 satisfied customers

more than 100,000 satisfied customers

Since 2008, our mission has been to “help everyone enjoy their food again.” We are proud to have supported over 100,000 customers.

SIBO

Bacterial overgrowth in the intestines, also known as SIBO, can cause unpleasant symptoms. Below, we discuss what SIBO is and what you can do about it to remedy it.

SIBO stands for ‘small intestinal bacterial overgrowth’, which means an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine. Normally, our food is digested in the small intestine. In SIBO, this process is disturbed by an excess of bad bacteria in the small intestine. The nutrients are absorbed into the body in the small intestine, so when SIBO is present this does not work as well.
The bad bacteria in the small intestine use the nutrients in food for their own purposes. The bacteria mainly use zinc, iron, manganese, vitamin B12 and magnesium. When the bacteria use these nutrients they produce gases. These gases can cause symptoms such as flatulence or abdominal pain.

There are a number of different possible causes for SIBO. Below, the most common ones are listed:

  • An intestinal infection
  • An operation in which part of the stomach or intestine has been removed
  • Impaired bowel function
  • Reduced enzyme production by the pancreas
  • Decreased production of bile acids
  • Decreased stomach acid (or frequent use of antacids)
  • Use of antibiotics
  • Chemotherapy

SIBO is characterized by various intestinal symptoms; often several symptoms occur simultaneously. The way in which the intestinal symptoms develop varies from person to person. Below are the most common complaints and symptoms typically experienced with SIBO.

  • Abdominal pain.
  • A bloated feeling.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Flatulence.
  • Constipation

The symptoms of SIBO are very similar to the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Because of this, it can be very difficult to determine whether you have IBS, SIBO, or both. People with IBS are more likely to develop SIBO.

Currently, no effective tests to determine SIBO exist. One of the methods currently used is the hydrogen breath test. This test is also known as the H2 test. This test can be used to determine whether certain types of sugar are being properly digested in the small intestine. Unfortunately, this test is not always reliable and can sometimes make a wrong diagnosis.

To get the symptoms of SIBO under your control you can do several things yourself. Below are several factors that can help the symptoms of SIBO.

A special SIBO diet has been developed that improves bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine. The goal of the diet is to keep bacteria in the small intestine from receiving nutrients that they can use for their own purposes. The diet consists of elements of the FODMAP diet and the specific carbohydrate diet. The diet avoids foods that encourage bacterial overgrowth. For example, foods that consist of short and long chains of fiber are avoided. Further, dietary advice includes consuming easily digestible food because as this type of food is absorbed faster, the bacteria have less chance to use food for their own consumption. It is advisable to follow the diet preferably in combination with an antibiotic and under the supervision of a dietitian.

Supplements can be used to reduce or even eliminate symptoms of SIBO. For example, some supplements contain digestive enzymes to support digestion. These supplements help you to break down foods that you would not normally digest properly due to impaired digestion. In SIBO, certain enzymes are sometimes unable to do their job properly in breaking down foods such as FODMAPs. Digestive enzymes in supplement form can help with this.

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quatrase

quatrase 10.000 (forte)

36 capsules
  • Helps overcome digestive issues without a restrictive diet*
  • Enzymes specially designed for FODMAP issues
  • Multiple food intolerance formula
  • Helps to reduce occasional gas, bloating & indigestion*
fibractase

fibractase 1200 (forte)

36 capsules
  • Helps prevent gas caused by beans, veggies and grains!*
  • Reduces occasional gas, bloating & indigestion*
  • Vegan, dairy, gluten and soy free
  • Fast-acting enzyme formula
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fructase

36 capsules
  • Helps to digest sugary foods and drinks*
  • Reduces occasional gas, bloating & indigestion*
  • Vegan, dairy, gluten and soy free
  • Fast-acting enzyme formula
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starchway

50 capsules
  • Helps to digest both sugar AND starch*
  • Easy to take capsule. No need to desolve in water
  • Reduces occasional gas, bloating & indigestion*
  • Vegan, dairy, gluten and soy free
lactase

once a day

30 capsules
  • One capsule a day for 24/7 relief!
  • Actively produces the lactase enzyme in the gut*
  • Helps prevent gas and bloating associasted with digesting dairy*
  • Probiotics that digest lactose
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50 scored tablets
  • Helps prevent gas and bloating associasted with digesting dairy*
  • Highest dosed lactase tablet for the entire meal
  • Easy to break tablet
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0.47 fl oz (14 ml)
  • Helps prevent gas and bloating associasted with digesting dairy*
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