IBgard®

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IBgard® is the #1 Gastroenterologist Recommended peppermint oil for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)1. IBgard® is a medical food for the dietary management of IBS. IBgard® helps manage the symptoms of IBS that include some or all of the following: abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, or bouts of diarrhea interrupted by constipation, urgency and gas.

About the product

Calm your angry gut2 with IBgard®

IBgard® is the #1 Gastroenterologist Recommended peppermint oil for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)3. IBgard® is a medical food for the dietary management of IBS, which utilizes advanced SST® (Site-Specific Targeting) technology to deliver peppermint oil beyond the stomach to minimize the potential for heartburn and anal burning, which are common side effects among older delivery technologies for peppermint oil.

IBgard® - Daily Gut- Health Gard TM 4 5

  • IBgard® works fast, long and strong6*
  • IBgard® helps normalize the ingestion and digestion of food, and the absorption of food nutrients, that have been compromised by IBS.7
  • Using IBgard®, 3 in 4 patients reported symptom relief within 2 hours8

Usual Adult Dosage: As directed by a physician.

For daily and proactive gut-health support: Two capsules once a day. Take 30 to 90 minutes before a meal, with water.5 6

When in flare: Two capsules, three times a day, for four weeks. Take 30 to 90 minutes before a meal, with water. 5

If pre-meal dose is missed, IBgard® can be taken when needed. Do not exceed eight capsules per day. Swallow capsules whole, or open capsules and mix contents with applesauce. Do not chew.

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1 IQVIA ProVoice survey 2020.
† with no known cause
* More than 75% of study subjects reported feeling IBS symptom relief within 1-2 hours. After 4 weeks of treatment, subjects experienced a statistically significant reduction from baseline of abdominal pain or discomfort, abdominal bloating or distension, pain at evacuation and urgency of BM. Also of statistical significance was the reduction in the number of severe and unbearable symptoms of IBS over a period of 4 weeks as reported by patients in the IBREST study
2 Cash BD, Epstein MS, Shah SM. A novel delivery system of peppermint oil is an effective therapy for irritable bowel syndrome symptoms. Dig Dis Sci. 2016;61(2):560-571. doi:10.1007/s10620-015-3858-7.
3 IQVIA ProVoice survey 2020.
† with no known cause
4 IBSRESTTM, a randomized, placebo-controlled trial of IBgard. Approved after peer review and then published in Dig Dis. And Sci. 2016. 2 IBSACTTM, a patient-reported outcomes trial approved after peer review and then published in Int J Dig Dis. 2016.
5 IBSACTTM, a patient-reported outcomes trial approved after peer review and then published in Int J Dig Dis. 2016.
6 Cash BD, Epstein MS, Shah SM. Patient satisfaction with IBS symptom relief using a novel peppermint oil delivery system in randomized clinical trial and in the general population. Int J Dig Dis. 2016;2(2). doi:10.4172/2472-1891.100027.
7 Goerg KJ, Spilker T. Effect of peppermint oil and caraway oil on gastrointestinal motility in healthy volunteers: a pharmacodynamic study using simultaneous determination of gastric and gallbladder emptying and orocaecal transit time. Aliment Pharmacol Ther, 2003; 17(3):445-451.
8 Cash BD, Epstein MS, Shah SM. Peppermint Oil Delivery System in a Randomized Clinical Trial and in the General Population. Int J Dig Dis. 2016, 2:2.

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Each capsule contains 90 mg of ultra purified peppermint oil (l-Menthol: 41.5 mg).

Other ingredients include: microcrystalline cellulose, gelatin, methacrylic acid copolymer, hypromellose, methlycellulose, triethyl citrate, polysorbate 80, FD&C Yellow #5, and FD&C Green #3.

IBgard® is manufactured in the United States under Good Manufacturing Practices with no added fat, sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, lactose, egg, soy, peanuts, shellfish, tree nuts, milk, or fish. Possible allergen conditions cannot be excluded. If there is a serious medical condition, IBgard® is not recommended.

In addition to peppermint oil, each IBgard® serving of two capsules provides approximately 640 mg of fiber and approximately 400 mg of amino acids (from gelatin protein). These are intended to also help normalize the lining of the gut (gut mucosal barrier) and also help normalize the reversible, localized, often temporary, low-grade immune activation.6 The l-Menthol in peppermint oil has anti-inflammatory12, antispasmodic13, visceral analgesic14, carminative (anti-gas)15 and antibacterial properties.16,17

 

*Individual results may vary.
‡ Among gastroenterologists who recommended peppermint oil for IBS. IQVIA ProVoice surveys (2015-2020).
† With no known organic cause.
††Based on IBSREST™ (Irritable Bowel Syndrome Reduction Evaluation and Safety Trial), a randomized, placebo-controlled trial in 72 IBS patients. Patients taking IBgard® on a daily and proactive basis experienced a statistically significant reduction versus placebo in the total IBS symptoms score (TISS), including abdominal pain and discomfort, at 24 hours, with continued and expanding benefits at 4 weeks.
Cash BD, Epstein MS, Shah SM. A novel delivery system of peppermint oil is an effective therapy for irritable bowel syndrome symptoms. Dig Dis Sci. 2016;61(2):560-571. doi:10.1007/s10620-015-3858-7.
§IBSACT™ (IBS Adherence and Compliance Trial), a real-world, patient-reported outcomes trial published in a peer-reviewed journal, showed IBgard® efficacy in 1-2 hours.
Cash BD, Epstein MS, Shah SM. Patient satisfaction with IBS symptom relief using a novel peppermint oil delivery system in a randomized clinical trial and in the general population. Int J Dig Dis. 2016;2(2):1-5.
§§Also based on yet another study with results that concurred with prior studies was IBSSU36 (IBS Safety Update at 36 months), announced via an IMH press release on April 19, 2018. In IBSSU36, the real world evidence in over 700,000 estimated users pointed to no pattern of any adverse events (including no pattern of heartburn, a common adverse event seen in older liquid-filled peppermint oil technologies.) https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/in-the-longest-ever-string-of-yearly-surveys-on-gastroenterologists-preferences-for-recommending-products-for-ibs-ibgard-continues-to-widen-its-already-pre-eminent-1-recommended1-status-300898557.html

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Talk to your healthcare professional to see if the IBgard® formula is right for you.

The content on this website is for educational purposes only and should not be considered to be medical advice. It is not intended to replace the advice of your healthcare team. Please consult your healthcare team with any questions about your home tube feeding plan.