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New research shows gas producing bacteria in the upper GI tract can cause bloating and abdominal discomfort. For decades, members of the medical community focused on alleviating abdominal discomfort by targeting the colon.

The upper GI tract was never considered a possible source of symptoms because this area was thought by doctors to be nearly sterile and immune from bacteria.

How could an area of the body believed to be nearly sterile cause bloating and abdominal discomfort, (with or without constipation, or diarrhea)?




We now know that bacteria can enter the upper GI tract and begin to grow through a triggering event that causes stress to the body, such as illness, trauma or even certain foods.

When a person experiences one of these stressful events, the body’s ability to move partially digested food quickly from the stomach to the upper GI tract is compromised.

Trapped bacteria in the upper GI tract begin to feed off starches and produce hydrogen, which then sets up an environment for the unwanted bacteria to feed and produce methane gas.

This gas causes bloating, abdominal discomfort and potentially a change in bowel habits—constipation, diarrhea or both.




Bloating and abdominal discomfort occur when an excessive amount of bacteria from the colon move up into the upper GI tract, which is normally nearly sterile.

These bacteria turn a typically free-flowing sterile environment into one with a much slower motility. In this state, the upper GI tract can’t effectively absorb nutrients from ingested food and move it along to the colon.




The abundance of hydrogen gas created by bacteria in the upper GI tract creates the perfect environment for a potentially vicious cycle of symptoms and suffering.

The bacteria use hydrogen as fuel and produce methane gas as a byproduct.

This gas acts as a paralytic, further reducing movement in the GI tract, which allows bacteria more time to feed on starches and produce additional hydrogen.

The bacteria then uses this additional hydrogen to produce even more methane gas, which continues the cycle. Since the body doesn’t readily absorb methane gas the bacteria produce, most of the gas gets trapped, causing distention in the GI tract and bloating.

As it moves down into the colon, the gas works as a paralytic agent, sometimes causing constipation.

Atrantil can help provide relief for occasional bloating and abdominal discomfort sometimes accompanied by constipation, diarrhea or both.*


How AtrantÍl Works


For all people, Atrantíl can provide daily digestive support and balance.

But for millions that have bloating and abdominal discomfort alone or accompanied by constipation, diarrhea or both make life miserable.

New research shows that the problems start with methane producing bacteria.

Left untreated, these out-of-place bacteria feed off the foods you eat and create methane gas that leaves you bloated and uncomfortable.

Atrantíl breaks the cycle naturally—and gets you and your digestion back on track.


The Real Problem


Methane producing bacteria living in the small bowel.


Archaebacteria feed on free hydrogen to produce methane.


A natural antispasmodic, Atrantil uses whole leaf peppermint extract (not just oil) to briefly relax the small bowel which in turn allows Quebracho and Horse Chestnut work to more efficiently.

Quebracho contains a natural and very complex polyphenol which soaks up the hydrogen (the fuel needed for methane production), and also binds to and disrupts the cell wall of the archaebacteria (this weakens and stresses the methane producer).

Horse chestnut is a natural inhibitor to the enzyme that allows methane to be produced. This extract enters the archaebacteria cell through the disrupted cell wall and shuts down the methane producing mechanism.

All three of the natural ingredients in Atrantil are polyphenols. After their work is done in the small bowel, they move to the colon where they are naturally cleaved and broken down into beneficial compounds, making them great prebiotics.




If you’re like most people with bloating and abdominal discomfort, you’ve searched for answers, changed your diet and tried a variety of over-the-counter treatments.

Atrantíl does more naturally than other options—with lasting, long-term improvement for most people.




Dr. Kenneth Brown and scientist Brandi Scott-Hoy created Atrantíl based on their understanding of how its three main natural botanicals would work together to relieve bloating and abdominal discomfort accompanied by diarrhea, constipation or both. And to prove their formula was more than just a good idea, they conducted two clinical studies.


In a double-blind clinical study of patients suffering from bloating, constipation and abdominal discomfort, Atrantíl proved to be more than 88 percent effective in relieving symptoms. The results of the study were published in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research – September 21, 2015 pp. 1762-1767.


The open-label study targeted the toughest-to-treat patients to illustrate the efficacy of Atrantíl. Before beginning the study, patients qualified to participate only after failing to find relief from at least four other therapies. The trial showed that 80 percent of patients found relief after using Atrantíl to control their bloating, constipation and abdominal discomfort. The results of the study were published in the World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics – August 6, 2016 pp. 463-468.

Servings Per Container: 45

2 capsules 3 times daily 15 days thereafter. Start 2 capsules daily for maintenance Serving Size: 2 Capsules Amount Per Serving Proprietary Blend … 550 mg Quebracho (Quebracho colorado) heartwood extract Horse Chesnut Extract Aescins (Aesculus  hippocastanum) seed Peppermint Leaf (Mentha haplocalyx) extract Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Vegetable Capsules (Hypromellose) Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide. Contains: Tree nuts. Does not contain: Milk, Eggs, Peanuts, Gluten, Soy and Shellfish



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