SIBO Starter Bundle – FODMATE™ is an innovative enzyme formula designed for short-term use that can help support digestive health, including relief from occasional cramping, bloating, gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation that may result from the consumption of high FODMAP foods.
FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols. FODMAPs are fermentable fibers such as sugar alcohols and “short-chain” carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed in the digestive tract. The health benefits of consuming fermentable, prebiotic fibers are irrefutable. These fibers feed the microbiome and provide other documented health benefits. Yet, these fermentable fibers can be difficult to break down.
Thus, intake can lead to issues such as:
- Abdominal distention
- Abdominal pain
A low FODMAP diet is intended as a short-term solution. People typically struggle with compliance on the very restrictive low FODMAP diet. It’s also confusing and frustrating. Plus, it comes with the threat of potentially starving the microbiome, as the diet is intentionally deprived of diverse fibers that feed the beneficial organisms in the gut. Thus, cutting out high FODMAP foods is not a practical and permanent solution.
Benefits of FODMATE™
- Digestive enzyme blend helps break down potentially troublesome FODMAPs
- Helps overcome occasional digestive issues without the need for a complicated, restrictive diet
- Enhances efficacy of low FODMAP diet when greater restrictions are necessary
- Promotes continued consumption of nutrient-dense, antioxidant-rich, plant-based foods
- Improves restrictive diet compliance while reducing confusion, frustration, and other challenges to quality of life
Suggested Use: Take 2 capsules with a meal
**IMPORTANT** Note: This enzyme blend is intended for short-term use while still consuming a diversified diet. It is not intended to be used long-term but instead as part of a gut restoration program while a root cause resolution is being sought. As it is designed to break down fermentable (i.e., prebiotic) fibers, it should not be taken alongside prebiotic supplements (including MegaPre).
SIBO Starter Bundle – MegaGuard™ is a novel digestive aid that combines protective licorice polyphenols, cleansing artichoke leaf extract, and soothing ginger to promote normal digestion, regulate stomach acid, balance H. pylori levels, and reduce occasional digestive discomforts such as gas, bloating, and indigestion.
MegaGuard™ is a novel digestive aid that combines protective licorice polyphenols, cleansing artichoke leaf extract, and soothing ginger to promote normal digestion, regulate stomach acid, balance H. pylori levels, and reduce occasional digestive discomforts such as gas, bloating, and indigestion.
GUTGARD® LICORICE FLAVONOIDS | 75 mg
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) has a long history of use for treating digestive discomforts.1 In Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine, licorice is well-known for its ability to protect the gastric mucosa and modulate everyday inflammation. One of the most commonly known active ingredients in licorice is a saponin called glycyrrhizin that has been used as an emulsifier and sweetener in the food industry. However, most supplements contain deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) because large amounts of glycyrrhizin have been associated with serious adverse side effects like elevated blood pressure and lowered potassium levels. Gutgard® licorice flavonoids are entirely different from DGL with respect to chemistry, composition, manufacturing, and mechanisms of action. While a classical extract of DGL does not contain any significant quantity of flavonoids, Gutgard® is standardized to contain more than 10% total flavonoids and less than 0.5% glycyrrhizin to avoid undesirable effects. More than 50 flavonoids have been identified in Gutgard® which have been shown to have beneficial activity for digestive complaints.2 In fact, Gutgard® licorice flavonoids have been shown to protect the stomach lining and balance Helicobacter pylori levels much more effectively than regular DGL extracts.3 Gutgard® licorice can also relieve occasional indigestion, bloating, and stomach pain at 150mg/day.
ARTICHOKE LEAF EXTRACT | 320 mg
Artichoke (Cynara scolymus) leaf extract (ALE) has also been used in traditional medicine as a digestive aid. The bitter compounds, particularly cynaropicrin, are responsible for the digestive benefits of artichoke. ALE has been shown to increase bile production, protect the liver, balance blood lipids, and act as an antispasmodic.4-10 In 2003, German researchers demonstrated that 640mg/day of artichoke leaf extract significantly improved digestive symptoms like bloating and fullness as well as quality of life in 244 patients with functional dyspepsia. Though the study was conducted over 6 weeks, the majority of the treatment group saw relief of their digestive symptoms in the first week.11
GINGER ROOT EXTRACT (20%) | 30 mg
Ginger (Zinziber officinalis) has been used as a digestive aid in Eastern medicine for generations. Studies have demonstrated that ginger accelerates gastric emptying and can relieve occasional bouts of nausea and vomiting.12-13 Gingerols and shogaols, the active polyphenolic compounds in ginger, appear to be responsible for such effects by weakly inhibiting cholinergic M3 and serotonergic 5-HT3 receptors, whose temporary dysfunction is responsible for nausea, vomiting, and hypomotility.14-15 Ginger extracts with a higher gingerol content (20-30% gingerols) are stronger and more effective at relieving digestive discomforts. In 2015, an Italian study of 126 patients found that the daily combination of 40 mg of ginger extracts (25-30% gingerols) with 200 mg of artichoke leaf extracts reduced the severity and frequency of common digestive symptoms like nausea, bloating, early satiety, and abdominal pain 17% more effectively than just artichoke leaf extract alone.16 While most ginger extracts only contain 5% gingerols, MegaGuardTM contains 60 mg of high potency ginger root extract (20% gingerols) for maximum strength.
Ages 8+: Take one capsule with lunch and dinner, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
SIBO Starter Bundle – MegaSporeBiotic™ is a 100% spore-based, broad-spectrum probiotic shown to maintain healthy gut barrier function. This unique all-spore formula effectively RECONDITIONS the gut by promoting microbial diversity and maintaining key health-promoting, commensal gut bacteria. MegaSporeBiotic™ boasts a 5-year shelf-life, does not require refrigeration, and maintains a healthy gut microbiome.**
MegaSporeBiotic is the first all-spore pharmaceutical grade probiotic on the market. It is now the go-to probiotic formula for tens of thousands of doctors and health professionals worldwide.
- Soy-free, Allergen-free, GMO-free, Dairy free, Gluten Free and Non-GMO
- Kosher, Vegan, and Halal
- The only product to include Bacillus Indicus (HU36TM). This amazing spore produces carotenoids (lycopene, astaxanthin, zeaxanthin, beta-carotene, and lutein) in the GI tract, at the site of their absorption.
- 100% Survivability in the GI Tract/Gastric Environment
- No Refrigeration Necessary
We recommend starting out slowly in taking MegaSporeBiotic , in order to avoid any GI discomfort. The optimal time to take the product is shortly after a meal containing significant protein. With food is also okay. Start with 1/2 capsule or 1 full capsule with food and slowly increase to 2 capsules per day using the following protocol.
If 1 capsule every other day is too strong, try starting with 1/2 capsules or even 1/4 capsule in some cases. Possible symptoms may include abdominal cramping, loose stools, and changes in bowel movements. Though these symptoms may be uncomfortable, they are a sign that the product is working! Symptoms should resolve within 2-3 days.
- Week 1 – One Capsule, Every Other Day
- Week 2 – One Capsule, Every Day
- Week 3 & Beyond – Standard Dosage of 2 Capsules Per Day (at the same time)
NOTE: Sensitive individuals or children may require a smaller dosage. This may include people with known GI-related issues or those who are highly sensitive to supplements. The content of the capsule can be combined with a small amount of food or drink for a more individualized dosage.