Both are associated with belly pain, bloating, diarrhea or constipation.

Doctors usually have to use tools to diagnose IBD, such as X-ray, endoscopy, surgery, or biopsy. IBD of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are inflammatory bowel diseases. So, IBD is a structural disease.

IBS, on the other hand, is a functional disease. That means there is no inflammation in the gut, and the irritation may be caused by nerve system disturbance, although the stools may look different when it begins.

How can IBSshieldTM help? What are the mechanisms? And what are the advantages of IBSshieldTM over drugs like dicyclomine and hyoscyamine?

IBSshieldTM provides quick and sustained local energy to the GI track. It strengthens the tonnage of the pyloric sphincter and many sections of intestine, which might prevent food from moving too quickly through the stomach and irritates the intestine to cause spasms. In a fast paced modern world, people are stressed out before meals. This is why IBS is becoming more popular among young people.

IBSshieldTM has three advantages over drugs.

  1. No side effects. Drugs like dicyclomine and hyoscyamine are anti-cholinergics, which work by affecting central and peripheral nervous systems. It may cause many side effects such as blurred vision, dry mouth/throat, and dry skin.
  2. Drugs are foreign substances which subject to our metabolism to eliminate them from human body. That is why over a period of time, they all become less and less effective, or develop tolerance.
  3. One can take IBSshieldTM right before any meals, while drugs usually should be taken 15 to 30 minutes prior to eating. Timing is difficult in many circumstances and easily forgotten when busy.