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Get Rid of Occasional Gas & Bloating

A Natural Solution to Stopping Gas

Every person who eats food produces intestinal gas. In some individuals, gas can be excessive and embarrassing, causing abdominal bloating, frequent and excessive flatulence, or sharp, jabbing pains in the abdomen. Although it is caused by a variety of factors, it is ultimately the result of poor digestion. When one doesn’t have enough naturally occurring digestive enzymes, or eats foods that are difficult to digest, food is left in the colon in an undigested form. This undigested food is broken down by bad bacteria through a process of fermentation that then creates gas as a by-product. Other Causes of Gas and Bloating

Eating Quickly: When we eat quickly, we generally swallow more air than is normal. This can create odorless intestinal gas that is high in nitrogen and oxygen. This gas can also form in the upper stomach and cause belching or heartburn.

Bacterial Fermentation: Good bacteria and “bad” bacteria both ferment food material in the small and large intestine. The fermentation process produces gas. While good bacteria break down nutrients for absorption into the bloodstream (producing odorless gas), bad bacteria in the intestine ferments undigested food and produces foul smelling gases like methane and hydrogen sulfide, which smell like rotten eggs.

Beans and Carbohydrates: Foods such as beans, legumes and grains contain many starches and sugars that are not broken down well in the intestine, which can result in intestinal gas.

Vegetables: Some types of vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts, contain sulfur. If vegetables are not digested properly, they can produce a foul smelling sulfuric gas.

Processed Food: Processed foods are stripped of essential nutrients such as copper, chromium, manganese, cobalt, zinc and magnesium. Without these nutrients, the body is unable to digest the carbohydrates in these foods properly. These unused carbohydrates provide fuel for bad bacteria to produce intestinal gas.

Dairy: When lactose, a milk sugar, is not broken down in the intestine, it absorbs a great amount of water, which leads to gas, bloating, cramping and watery diarrhea.

Take the Gas & Bloating Self-Test

Answer each question below to see if you could be suffering from excessive gas & bloating. A score of 3 or higher indicates there is a strong possibility that you have excess gas and bloating and could benefit from nutritional supplementation to help address the problem.

1. Do you burp or belch uncontrollably after eating?

YES___ NO___ (YES = 1 NO = 0) _____

2. Do you eat quickly and swallow your food without much chewing?

YES___ NO___ (YES = 1 NO = 0) _____

3. Do you drink carbonated beverages?

YES___ NO___ (YES = 1 NO = 0) _____

4. Do you experience excessive flatulence within 1 to 1½ hours after eating?

YES___ NO___ (YES = 1 NO = 0) _____

5. Do some vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts, garlic, onions, etc.) give you excessive flatulence?

YES___ NO___ (YES = 1 NO = 0) _____

6. Does eating beans give you excessive gas?

YES___ NO___ (YES = 1 NO = 0) _____

7. Do you take psyllium fiber as a supplemental fiber?

YES___ NO___ (YES = 1 NO = 0) _____

8. Do you drink cold liquids with your meals?

YES___ NO___ (YES = 1 NO = 0) _____

9. Do you commonly eat refined wheat products (pasta, crackers, bread, etc.) or dairy products?

YES___ NO___ (YES = 1 NO = 0) _____

10. Have you had problems with Candida overgrowth (thrush, vaginal yeast infections, nail fungus, etc.)?

YES___ NO___ (YES = 1 NO = 0) _____

(A score of 3 or higher indicates you may be suffering from Gas & Bloating.)

The material on this page is for consumer informational and educational purposes only, under section 5 of DSHEA.

Disclaimer: Nothing in this website is intended as, or should be construed as, medical advice. Consumers should consult with their own health care practitioners for individual, medical recommendations. The information in this website concerns dietary supplements, over-the-counter products that are not drugs. Our dietary supplement products are not intended for use as a means to cure, treat, prevent, diagnose, or mitigate any disease or other medical or abnormal condition.