In IBgard’s Site Specific Targeting (SST®), peppermint oil is delivered in the form of solid state microspheres that are pH triggered to act beyond the stomach and release in the lower gut.
IBgard is a medical food specially formulated for the dietary management of IBS. IBgard capsules contain individually, triple-coated, sustained-release microspheres of Ultramen®, an ultra-purified peppermint oil.
In a recent randomized, multi-centered, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, IBgard was shown to start working in as early as 24 hours, and this benefit grew when measured at 4 weeks.* This landmark trial included about half the patients diagnosed as having the IBS-M (Irritable Bowel Syndrome-Mixed) subtype. This IBS-M subtype is estimated to represent the majority** of IBS sufferers and for which there is no approved product.
That is why IBgard is an advance in the dietary management of IBS.
As a medical food, IBgard should be used under medical supervision. IBgard is available nationally in the digestive aisle in CVS, Walgreens, and RiteAid stores.
*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) 61:560-571. DOI 10.1007/s10620-015-3858-7. Accessed February 26, 2016.
**Khanna R, et al. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2014; 48:505-12
‡Among Gastroenterologists who recommended peppermint oil for IBS. Alpha ImpactRx ProVoice October 2016 survey.