I’ve struggled with chronic bouts of constipation along with sporadic bouts of diarrhea my entire life. My abdominal pain was so bad that at times I called in sick to work, unable to leave the house.
My energy went away and I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. The worst thing that happened was a frustrating sense of needed to rush off to the bathroom without any warning, or else risk having an accident. Of course, this made going out with friends nearly impossible. I went into a serious depression for several years.
I averaged 15 doctor visits every year for the first couple of years, and was hospitalized several times. Some of these doctors even considered me a hypochondriac and discredited many of my symptoms. Years of taking laxatives and anti-diarrheal agents only masked the issue, and antidepressants only seemed to make my condition worse. I was eventually diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome after being referred to many “experts” and undergoing numerous tests.
“You’ll just have to learn to live with it” was my doctor’s diagnosis. All he could do for me was prescribe laxative and diarrhea medications and antidepressants, which I stayed on for years.
What’s more, I hated how the medications made me feel, but if I wanted to function I had no choice but to stay on them. Even worse, I lived with it for 4 more years as the disease progressed to a point where I finally became desperate.
I turned to the internet and found that there were alternatives.
My husband had hired several researchers to help him develop his regularity product, and recruited their services to help me find or develop an effective formulation to relieve my irritable bowel syndrome.
First, we researched all the options the medical community had been using for irritable bowel syndrome. Dozens of interviews revealed that most doctors had very limited success with the available options they offer.
We conducted extensive research on all the products that were on the market: prescription, over the counter, and natural supplementation.
Through this process, we concluded that natural supplementation would be the best approach, offering the highest likelihood of success with the least amount of side effects. Options included vitamins, minerals, and plant extracts.
We discovered that some people were finding relief from various supplements, which included: a very specific type of probiotic (LA-14), Aloe, Barberry Root, Black Radish Root, Echinacea Root, Red Clover Flower, Cramp Bark, Mullein Leaf, Wood Betony Herb, Dandelion root, Ginger, and a variety of other natural supplements and plant extracts.
We looked at the natural products which were already available and soon discovered that none offered a complete formulation. A combination of many ingredients were known to help sufferers, but in order to maintain that combo one would have to buy an entire stockpile of supplements.