So, what supplements do I use when working with my SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) patients to support their bodies back to health? Inquiring minds want to know. I can’t tell you how many times per week people contact me through the website and ask me why I don’t disclose which supplements I recommend (as if I’m trying to keep it a big secret or something).

So I’m addressing it here to assist you and give you a reference of the various options I use to best support my patients through their healing journey.

When it comes to SIBO, there is no One-Size-Fits-All approach to nutritional supplementation. ~ Dr Lisa

The last thing I’d want someone to do is see a protocol I use floating around somewhere online, assume that it applies to them, find a way to purchase those products (most are sold only through healthcare practitioners for a reason), have bad reactions, mistake die-off reactions for worsening of the condition and quit too soon, or simply not get well at all, and then blame it back on me that it didn’t work for them.

That doesn’t help you, it doesn’t help me, and I’m too invested in helping you get well that I’m not willing to take that chance.

Factors I Consider When Choosing a Protocol

Not all SIBO cases are the same. Some people have upper GI symptoms such as belching, reflux or indigestion. Others have mid or lower abdominal bloating, gas, pain. And virtually all SIBO patients have either constipation and/or diarrhea. Some people have bacteria that produces methane, others produce hydrogen or even different gases not tested by today’s methods. So you can see how complex SIBO can be, not to mention that most patients have additional underlying and overlapping conditions, further complicating the situation. So how can there possibly be one protocol to cover all of that for everyone?

Also to be considered when creating appropriate protocols are SIBO’s partners-in-crime such as:

  • H. pylori
  • SIFO (small intestinal fungal overgrowth)
  • Food intolerance
  • Celiac and other gluten intolerance
  • Lactose and fructose malabsorption
  • Histamine reactions

This isn’t an exhaustive list, but the idea is to acknowledge that most SIBO cases aren’t “just” SIBO cases, and all of that needs to filtered into solving each individual SIBO puzzle.

Factors I Consider When Choosing a Supplement

There are so many great supplement companies on the market, some are OTC (over the counter) lines others are professional lines (only sold through healthcare practitioners). I work almost exclusively with professional lines for these reasons:

  • Researched based formulas and results
  • Exceptional quality of source materials and production that surpasses FDA standards
  • Potency that is not available over the counter
  • Specific training on how to most effectively use the products

For additional information and a detailed explanation, please see my article Nutritional Supplements: Professional Grade vs Over the Counter on my main site, TheHealthDimension.com.

SIBO supplements
Supporting the Body While Healing from SIBO

My belief is that when given the right circumstances, the body can heal itself. In my practice, this is done through nutrition and supplements. So in addition to the EndSIBO Diet, I’m going to list some of the products I might suggest when people are healing from SIBO. Each choice is dependent upon a number of factors. There are also phases to healing, some phases overlap and can be worked on together, others are best addressed on their own depending on the patient’s overall condition.

Remove Phase:
Digestive Aids
Reinoculate Phase:
Repair Phase:
Additional Palliative and Adjunct Supplements:

I typically choose one or two of the most targeted and appropriate products from each category, and remember that not all categories are necessarily addressed simultaneously. Please understand that I am not recommending any of these to the reader, nor am I suggesting that you attempt to navigate this process on your own. I am simply providing one place to direct potential patients to see the variety of supplements they might be using during their healing process if they choose me as their doctor and coach.

Questions? Comment below or Contact Me and I’ll see how I can help you on your journey.

Looking for more information and education about SIBO? Search the Categories on the right side bar or browse my other SIBO Articles here.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. These suggestions are not intended to replace medical care. They are to be considered nutritional support and an adjunct to medical care.

 

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