2 posts tagged “irritable bowel”

Recognizing the signs of IBS

Posted April 10th, 2015 by

Did you know that between 25 and 45 million people in the United States have IBS, but that many do not seek medical care for their symptoms?1 Are you one of them? Improved knowledge about IBS could lead to better treatments and care, and that’s why the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) has designated April as IBS Awareness Month. Watch the IFFGD’s public service announcement about IBS below:

There are many ways to get involved in spreading awareness for IBS:

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1 http://www.aboutibs.org/site/what-is-ibs/facts/

Discuss the Effectiveness of InflammaCORE for Bowel Irritability

Posted May 7th, 2011 by

Is InflammaCORE helpful in reducing a chronic inflammatory burden?  Can it alleviate bowel irritability?  Find out just that by sharing your experiences with other patients at PatientsLikeMe and learning what they have to say about this nutritional supplement.

A protein powder drink mix, InflammaCORE is marketed as a potent way to support your gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and immune health.  It contains 19 grams of naturally complete brown rice protein, 4 grams of fiber and Omega 3’s derived from Flaxseed.  In addition, InflammaCORE offers high-potency phytonutrients, including Turmeric, Guercetin and Green Tea, which have been shown to reduce inflammatory markers.  Other ingredients include L-Glutamine and Glycine to promote tissue repair as well as Vitamin D and Arabinogalactan for proper immune function.

At PatientsLikeMe, where more than 125,000 patients are sharing their experiences with all types of treatments including prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs and supplements, one patient currently reports taking InflammaCORE for bowel irritability.  What can we learn from her experience?  In her in-depth treatment evaluation, she rates the effectiveness as “Major,” and the side effects as “None.”  Her daily dosage is “8 tbsp daily,” while her monthly cost is “$50-99.”

Here’s what else she reports in the freeform section of her evaluation:

“This course of treatment relieved a long history of IBS symptoms and chronic constipation. As of a year later, the symptoms have not recurred. I credit InflammaCORE with resolving this condition and I couldn’t be happier with the product.”


What about you?  Have you taken InflammaCORE or another dietary supplement to address irritable bowel or systemic inflammation?  Join PatientsLikeMe and add your experiences to our growing body of knowledge.  Then, stay to exchange advice and support, research common treatments and learn from other patients like you.

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