What is Gastro-IBS?
Bronson is a manufacturer that designs and distributes a variety of supplements including Gastro-IBS. This particular supplement is designed to improve digestion of meals that are eaten during the day.
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B6
- Pantothenic Acid
- Peppermint Leaf Powder
- Rice Bran Powder
- Boswellia Serrata
- Bismuth Subsalicylate
The first seven ingredients listed are vitamins. Vitamins have several and complex functions and this manufacturer did not specify why they chose to include them, so it is most likely just to maintain the normal health of the cells in the gastrointestinal tract. Some of the vitamins do you have direct roles in reducing the symptoms of IBS. Thiamine is an important molecule for the cells in the gastrointestinal tract to break down a molecule called pyruvate which is obtained from glucose. Without thiamine pyruvate is converted into lactic acid which leads to nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Riboflavin and vitamin A are both important for iron absorption.
Minerals such as calcium and magnesium also have many complex functions in the body. Magnesium is sometimes used as a therapy to treat cramping.
The manufacturer has stated that Lactospore is a probiotic ingredient but they have not given the strain. We infer from its name that it is most likely a strain that breaks down lactose.
The next three ingredients are plant extracts. Peppermint has been shown scientifically to reduce cramping in the gastrointestinal tract by acting on the smooth muscles. Boswellia Serrata inhibits the production of nitric oxide, which otherwise slows the movement of food through the intestine which can lead to constipation. Rice bran powder contains high amounts of fiber which also reduces the chance of developing constipation.
Bromelain, papain and chymotrypsin are all enzymes which break down proteins. This helps the building blocks of proteins called amino acids to be absorbed better. This process places less stress on the intestine to break down large molecules.
Bismuth subsalicylate is an antacid chemical that reduces the symptoms of heartburn.
The manufacturer recommends taking one tablet of the supplement per day. They do not state whether it should be taken before or after a meal.
What is the Cost?
There are two pricing options available for this supplement. A package which contains 60 tablets will cost $3.60. A 120 tablet container will cost $16.79. Strange as it may seem, it appears that it is much more cost-effective to buy several packages of 60 tablet containers.
The used product can be returned within 1 year of purchase. In this case, customers will receive their full amount of money back minus shipping costs.
Our Final Review of Bronson Gastro-IBS
The ingredients that are included in this product are all natural and it is offered at a low price. We believe that the supplement is lacking in quality, however. The dosage instructions are quite vague and this could result in the ineffectiveness of the product. The manufacturer also offers no incentive for buying larger quantities of the product, as buying more capsules per package is more expensive than buying multiple packages.