Iberogast for Stomach Issues and IBS

I’m one of those people with stomach issues, and I always thought I had researched the internet to death on the subject of heartburn.  I’ve tried all sorts of “remedies”, but none of them really work.  Some supplements, I’ve found are helpful, but still, I haven’t quite found the one thing, other than medication, that provides long-term relief.  I don’t want anything to do with surgery, but now we are finding out that long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), like Nexium and Prilosec, and even H2 blockers, like Zantac (ranitidine) is basically really bad for you (surprise, surprise!).  Terrible side effects, such as depression, arthritis and osteoporosis could (or maybe it’s more accurate to say WILL) result from using antacid medication regularly!

What’s a person to do?  While watching the diet helps, it doesn’t always prevent heartburn, and sleeping on a wedge is helpful, but not the most comfortable!

I now have a new product to try called Iberogast.  My doctor suggested it, so I’m going to give it a shot.  The ingredients are herbal, and include:

  • Bitter CandyTuft
  • Angelica
  • Chamomile
  • Caraway
  • St Mary’s Thistle
  • Lemon Balm
  • Peppermint
  • Greater Celandine
  • Liquorice
    It’s supposed to be good for all sorts of digestive problems, including heartburn and IBS, and the price seems reasonable in comparison to the cost of prescription and OTC heartburn medications, so I’m open to trying it.  I’ll report the results after a few weeks!