IBgard is a medical food specially formulated for the dietary management of IBS. IBgard capsules contain individually triple-coated sustained release microspheres of Ultramen, an ultra-purified peppermint oil. In a recent clinical study, IBgard has been shown to start working in as early as 24 hours.* IBgard can help to...Normalize digestion of food and absorption of nutrients, which have been compromised by IBS...Manage the accompanying pain and often distressing symptoms of IBS including: abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, urgency, gas, pain at evacuation and a sense of an incomplete bowel movement...Promote bacterial balance in the small intestine In addition to peppermint oil, IBgard also provides fiber and protein. Peppermint oil and its principal component l-menthol, has a history of effectiveness in IBS.