Colguard® natural product is a special formulation of peppermint oil for treatment of bloating, indigestion and abdominal pain, and also for relieving bowel spasms in the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Peppermint oil is a carminative with potent antispasmodic properties. In vitro and in vivo experiments show that it reduces abdominal symptoms in the Irritable Bowel Syndrome by relaxing gastrointestinal smooth muscle tissue by reducing calcium influx. Considering that with oral administration of peppermint oil, it is rapidly absorbed from the proximal gut, and frequently has unwanted effects such as heartburn.
Colguard®, by employing specific formulation of Peppermint oil, in which the active ingredient is coated in pellets, sustains release until it reaches the distal section of the small intestine and exerts local effects of colonic relaxation and reduces side effects.
According to the latest meta-analysis of the clinical data about impact of peppermint oil on the irritable bowel syndrome, peppermint oil was shown to be a safe and effective therapy for pain and general symptoms in adults with IBS. Taking into account the currently available drug treatments for IBS (1-2 capsules trice per day over 24 weeks) may be the medication of first choice in IBS patients to alleviate general symptoms and to improve quality of life.
- Anti-bloating and antispasmodic effects
- Helps relieving Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) symptoms
- Helps to relieve indigestion