Today, we will dive into the 7 best natural ingredients you can use to reduce bloated bellies and help with gas relief 🌱
What Are Natural Remedies?
Natural remedies are simply foods, herbs or natural substances that have a natural benefit to treating particular issues. Natural remedies are used for things like sleep, skin care, hair care, bloating and headaches / pain. For example, one of the most common is lavender for sleep - it naturally lowers stress and encourages your body and brain to slow down.
What Natural Remedies Are There For A Bloated Stomach?
We are going to look at the top natural remedies for bloating - our goal at Wild Dose is to formulate a natural, sustainable remedy to immediately reduce bloating… but we need your help to do that so remember to sign up, we’ll be building a community of people to understand their wants and needs!
Anyway, onto the natural ingredients that can stop you from bloating!
Ginger helps the digestive system break down proteins as it contains enzyme Zingibain. The enzyme helps food be digested more easily, reducing bloat and gas.
When we are bloated, eating isn’t always on the top of the agenda so a ginger tea can really help. Ginger tea is a go-to bloating remedy for us.
What’s better than something that grows on trees?… The tree itself maybe?
The charcoal powder works super hard in your system, absorbing the excess gas from your intestines (a claim that’s supported by the European FSA in 2011). The extra spaces in the charcoal trap gas molecules, reducing the gas that causes bloating. If you are constantly gassy then this is a great ingredient to reduce that.
Activated Charcoal tablets have turned to be extremely popular due to this and are very effective.
Peppermint tea is also an effective remedy for bloating - Peppermint tea and supplements relax the muscle in the gastrointestinal tract, essentially giving more space in the tract for the gas to escape.
Again, as you can take this as a tea and/or supplement rather than eating it, it’s ideal for when you are bloated.
Fennel works in a similar way to Peppermint - the seeds have a compound that relaxes GI spasms, which allows gas to pass and relieve bloating.
Fennel seeds are tiny but mighty. Just 1 tablespoon has more than 2 grams of fiber — a key contributor to good digestion.
The antimicrobial properties of fennel seeds could help keep gut pathogens in check — especially if your second wind is the result of food poisoning or food sensitivity.
Ok, so we’ve heard a lot about remedies that reduce the gas or relive gas by relaxing the GI tract - but what about relieving bloating through peeing…. yes you read that correctly.
Asparagus is an anti-bloating superfood, it makes you pee, quite a bit actually - helping you flush out excess water which relieves any discomfort and bloat.
It also contains prebiotics, which help support the growth of 'good' bacteria. This helps maintain a healthy balance in your digestive system to prevent and/or reduce gas.
Lastly, the vegetable contains soluble and insoluble fibers, which helps promote overall digestive health.
6. Digestive Enzymes
Digestive enzymes are a best kept secret in the gut health world - these enzymes help break down food properly. Bloating is typically caused by excess gas in the digestive tract which causes pressure to build up. Gas is created when undigested food meets the gut and the bacteria feast on it, releasing gas.
So, if we properly digest the food before it reaches the gut, less gas will be produced by this bacteria! It also helps to slow down you eating and to chew properly.
The Wild Dose formula has 6 digestive enzymes in, helping you digest a variety of foods properly.
7. Probiotics / Yogurt
Probiotics, they help regulate digestion and champion the overall health of your digestive tract. Sure, you can take probiotic supplements, but you may as well get a breakfast out of it too!
So eat your bloat away with yogurt that has active cultures.
Taking probiotics is a proactive way of dealing with a bloated tummy, i.e. trying to reduce the chance of it occurring in the first place. While the above foods are reactive treatments to bloating - this means reducing the symptoms of bloating when they arrive.
Natural Remedy for Bloating and Gas Relief
Wild Dose has made an all natural, vegan formula that helps relieve gas and bloating rapidly. Containing natural herbs and plant extracts, digestive enzymes and probiotics - the formula is a take-when-you-need product due to it's high potency and ability to reduce gas and ease inflammation.