Today we review IBgard. This non prescription, medical food was specially formulated to help your IBS related gas, bloating, and cramping through dietary management. In three steps, this supplement will have you normalizing your digestion and food absorption, managing the accompanying symptoms of this disease, and promoting a more balanced flora in your gut.
What’s in IBgard?
This supplement contains 90 mg of ultra purified Peppermint oil. There have been many studies, with mixed results about peppermint oil use for IBS treatment. One study, posted on the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s database shows that only 58% of people in a study showed actual improvement while taking peppermint oil for their symptom relief.With only this one ingredient, we are unsure how effective this supplement will be for your gastrointestinal problems.
How Do You Use IBgard?
The manufacturer states that this should be taken in accordance to a physician’s directions. The typical dose is 1-2 capsules, up to three times per day. The capsules should be taken within 30 minutes of a meal, before or after. Also, you can either take the capsule whole or mix the contents into a spoon of applesauce. You should not chew the contents.
Each box comes with 48 capsules. If you buy direct from the manufacturer’s website, each box costs $29.99, and there are no discounts available for the website. They do, however list third party sellers that you can also purchase from that may be cheaper. One third party seller has it listed for only $24.45. There is also a printable coupon for an additional $2 off if you make your purchase at one of the many third party stores.
Is There a Guarantee?
We were unable to find any information about a money back guarantee or a return policy for this product. Even though you are able to purchase from the manufacturer, their website has no information regarding customer service. If you decide to buy from a third party to save some money, you will be subject to the third party seller’s specific return policy, and not that of the manufacturer.
The Conclusion of Our IBgard Review
There are a few things we liked about IBgard. The capsules are able to be taken whole or by opening the contents into a soft food, in case you are unable to take pills. Also, the dosing is flexible to help you treat your symptoms during a flare up and still take this supplement for daily maintenance.
Unfortunately, there are many things that concern us about this product. First of all, the only ingredient is peppermint oil, which has been shown in studies to be only 56% effective. This leaves a high chance that this supplement will not work for your symptoms. Also, the manufacturer does not offer any discount for buying this product directly from them. They also have no information regarding a return policy or guarantee on this product. For these reasons, we cannot recommend this supplement to help you take care of your gas, bloating, and other IBS related issues.