Bloating is a condition in which your stomach feels and sometimes looks temporarily larger and tighter than normal. It typically includes gas. And it’s a common condition. One in 10 Americans reports they suffer from bloating regularly.1
Causes of Bloating
The most common causes of bloating include:
- Eating too fast
- Gastrointestinal conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory bowel disease, Celiac disease
- Gas-inducing diet, such as fruits and vegetables, beans and lentils2, 3
Fortunately, there are some amazingly easy ways to fix your bloating and gas issues. Here are three of them.
Here’s how to get rid of bloating:
Stop Eating Too Much Fiber
Eating too much fiber — or adding too much fiber to your diet too quickly — is a common cause of bloating and gas. That’s because fiber is not digested until it reaches your colon, where good bacteria try to break it down. This fermentation process creates short-chain fatty acids that researchers believe are largely responsible for healing the gut and for most of the health benefits associated with fiber consumption.4 But it also creates temporary gas and bloating.
Stop Taking Probiotics
Probiotics are live bacteria thought to improve digestion. However, they do little to relieve gastrointestinal distress and can actually cause additional gas and bloating.5 You see, these probiotics must still ferment fiber, with the same distressing results — gas and bloating.
Discover the Power of TRIButyrate to End Bloating
The solution for bloating? Postbiotics in the form of the TRIButyrate in Viscera-3! With this BREAKTHROUGH patented nutrient, you can skip the in-gut fermentation process that causes so much gas and bloating. TRIButyrate delivers butyrate, a short-chain fatty acid (SCFA), directly to the colon, where it can go to work immediately. (Butyrate, one of the most studied SCFAs, has been shown to help fix digestive issues and provide many other health benefits.) 6
1- Jaret P, Bloating 101: Why you Feel Bloated. WebMD. Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD on September 10, 2011.2- Harvard Health Letter. What’s causing that belly bloat? Underlying causes, plus food and sensory response, can lead to detention and discomfort. Harvard Health Publishing. Harvard Medical School. Published: December, 2018.
3- Jaret P, Bloating 101: Why you Feel Bloated. WebMD. Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD on September 10, 2011.
4- Slavin J. Fiber and prebiotics: mechanisms and health benefits. Nutrients. 2013;5(4):1417-1435. Published 2013 Apr 22. doi:10.3390/nu5041417
5- Rao SSC, Rehman A, Yu S, Andino NM. Brain fogginess, gas and bloating: a link between SIBO, probiotics and metabolic acidosis. Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2018;9(6):162. Published 2018 Jun 19. doi:10.1038/s41424-018-0030-7.
6- Liu H, Wang, JI, He T, Becker S, Zhang G, Li D, Ma X. Butyrate: A Double-Edged Sword for Health? Advances in Nutrition, Volume 9, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 21–29.