8 in 10 Bloating Cases are Caused by This

Written by Steve Collins on May 30, 2024

As many as 8 in 10 people who suffer from bloating also have something called SIBO…

So if you're feeling like a bloated balloon right now, there's a good chance SIBO is the culprit…

But what even is SIBO?

Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is an overgrowth of bad bacteria in the small intestine that often results from poor gut function brought on by years of stress, yo-yo dieting, and burning the midnight oil. 

Studies suggest that up to 85% of people suffering from IBS + bloating have it.

The solution?

You can use antibiotics to treat SIBO (you may have even tried them already)…

The problem is: antibiotics not only take out the bad bacteria…

They also obliterate your all-important good bacteria.

More bad news – the bad bacteria are also better at surviving antibiotics.

So where’s the good news, you ask?

Numerous scientific studies have shown that certain botanicals and essential oils have strong antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-parasitic properties, EQUAL to those of antibiotic drugs, without the side effects.

Discover the Power of Essential Oils

Essential oils have been used for centuries to treat various ailments, and recent research highlights their effectiveness against SIBO. Here are a few potent essential oils that can help combat this condition:

  • Oregano Oil: Known for its powerful antibacterial properties, oregano oil can help eliminate harmful bacteria in the gut without disturbing the beneficial bacteria.

  • Thyme Oil: Thyme oil is another potent antibacterial agent that can target the bad bacteria in the small intestine while supporting overall gut health.

  • Pomegranate Peel Extract: Pomegranate is rich in polyphenols and has strong antimicrobial properties that can help reduce bacterial overgrowth in the gut.

  • Berberine: This compound, found in plants like goldenseal and barberry, has been shown to have antimicrobial effects and can help balance gut bacteria.

  • Lemon Balm: Lemon balm is known for its soothing properties and can help alleviate digestive discomfort while also exhibiting antibacterial effects.

These oils are like a natural antibiotic for your gut - without the nasty side effects and can be found in Gut Reset™

The Bottom Line

If you're struggling with bloating and suspect SIBO might be the cause, these natural remedies could be a game-changer. They offer a promising alternative to antibiotics, helping to restore your gut health without compromising your microbiome.


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