Prebiotics And Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Prebiotics IBS Treatments

Several studies have looked at prebiotics IBS treatments and other natural remedies for the painful condition.

Irritable bowel syndrome is considered difficult to treat. There does not seem to be a cure, at least in the conventional medical terminology.

However, dietary and lifestyle changes, along with supplements and other less conventional treatments have been beneficial. This article looks at the unconventional treatments.


Acupuncture is sometimes recommended because irritable bowel syndrome may be related to differences in the nervous system. Some people may experience pain as the muscles lining the walls of the intestines contract.

Acupuncture targets the nerves. Although scientists cannot yet explain how it works, results from studies have shown that people find it gives them relief from pain. The World Health Organization and the US National Institutes of Health have stated that it can be an effective treatment for painful conditions related to nervous system function.

Probiotic Therapy

In a recent study conducted in Spain, researchers reported, “There is growing evidence for the effectiveness of probiotics in irritable bowel syndrome.”

The problem with probiotic supplements is that they may not contain the live bacteria. The bacteria can be killed by heat and cold. The length of time they can remain alive in foods or supplements has not been established.

Prebiotic Therapy

Prebiotics IBS treatments involve supplementation with prebiotic fiber, which contributes to the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut.

Research has proven that counts of beneficial bacteria increase when prebiotic supplements are used.

Prebiotic fiber does not have to be “live” to allow bacterial cultures to grow. There is no shelf-life for the supplements. However, the benefit of foods containing prebiotic fiber is reduced through cooking.

Herbal Remedies

Peppermint oil is one of the herbal remedies for irritable bowel syndrome, heartburn and a variety of other digestive complaints. While not as effective in the long run as prebiotics IBS treatments, peppermint oil may provide some relief from symptoms. The oil does not address the cause of the problem.

Plants in the curcuma and the fumitory families did not provide any benefit in a clinical trial conducted in 2005. Many of the plants in those families have anti-inflammatory activity, which could be beneficial for inflammatory bowel conditions, but not for irritable bowel syndrome, because it is not associated with chronic inflammation.


Prebiotics IBS treatments are favored over all other natural remedies, because they are inexpensive, easy to use and most likely to be effective.

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