IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) & Gut Health

Woman with stomach issues

IBS may indeed be caused when certain intestinal bacteria trigger antibody production causing an over-reactive immune response. These bacteria are fed by carbohydrates (starches and sugars).

Studies carried out in patients with IBS found that symptoms associated with the condition improved after a short period on a low- or no- carbohydrate (starches and sugars) diet.

How a low-carbohydrate diet can help

Bacteria isn’t be the cause of damage to tissue, rather the body’s own defenses become the problem. A diet that’s low in carbohydrates (starches and sugars) can reduce the primary food source of this bacterium, lowering the number of the species in the digestive system considerably, with striking beneficial results.

A low-carbohydrate diet can also help people with diabetes to control their blood sugar levels. The goal of diet for a diabetic person is to remove the foods that most stress your insulin system. When you eat, your food will stimulate the release of insulin, which helps nutrients, especially glucose (blood sugar) to enter your cells.

Not all foods stimulate insulin equally. However, carbohydrates (starches and sugars) tend to require maximal insulin function to be removed from the blood. Thus, a low carbohydrate (starch and sugar) diet may help in the long term to improve insulin sensitivity.

Supplements to the rescue

A supplement is called so because it supplements a good diet to enhance the function of certain foods. In this case, the recommended supplements can assist the correct diet to deal with IBS and blood sugar control for diabetes.

The Manna GUT Support was formulated to help reinstate the good flora and digestive enzymes in the gut and in conjunction with a low carbohydrate diet (low starches and sugars), it can reverse IBS.

The Manna Blood Sugar Support is another supplement which can help to control blood sugar levels for diabetics, but also for people with IBS, to reduce the impact of glucose as fuel for the “bad” flora in the gut.

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