EnteraGam® is Unlike any Other Therapy for IBD
Tired of rearranging your days around the issues of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as chronic diarrhea and loose stools? EnteraGam® may help manage your condition.
EnteraGam® is a medical food product that is completely different from other therapies because it helps address the unique nutritional needs of people who have IBD. About 1.4 million Americans suffer from the symptoms of IBD, which can include1-3:
- Bloody stools
- Abdominal discomfort
- Weight loss
IBD is a serious medical condition that only your doctor can properly diagnose and manage. Your doctor may determine that EnteraGam® is an excellent option to add to your existing therapies.
Why IBD is so challenging
When you have IBD, normal foods, your own bacteria, and other naturally occurring substances can trigger flares of inflammation in the lining of the intestine.4
This inflammation can affect the entire digestive tract in people with Crohn’s disease or just the large intestine in people with ulcerative colitis, the 2 most common types of IBD.4 Some people with IBD may have periods of time when symptoms do not trouble them (called a remission), but inflammation and symptoms can return anytime (called a flare).1,2
While the exact cause of IBD is not clear, scientists are studying how changes in the gut microbiome, and microbes such as bacteria, may contribute to IBD and IBD flares.1,3 Learn more about changes to the gut microbiome.
In other gastrointestinal conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, scientists already know that inflammation can cause small gaps at a cellular level in the intestinal lining (called the intestinal or gut barrier). When substances (both foreign and natural) that may be toxic to the gut penetrate the lining of the intestine (eg, bacterial endotoxins), this may trigger inflammation that results in small gaps between cells. Similar to irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D), the intestinal or gut barrier fails to absorb salts and water due in part to these changes.5,6
EnteraGam® works right at the source of the problem
EnteraGam® uniquely binds toxic substances released by bacteria (and other substances called microbial components7) that upset the intestinal environment. This helps prevent them from penetrating the lining of the intestine and causing problems. EnteraGam® may also help5,7-13:
- Restore a stable environment in your gut (called gut homeostasis)
- Manage how your gut barrier works (called gut barrier function) so nutrients from foods and fluids can be properly absorbed
Easy to take
EnteraGam® is a fine powder that can be easily mixed into at least 4 ounces of liquid (water or other liquid as preferred). Or, EnteraGam® can be mixed with soft foods, such as pudding or yogurt.13
EnteraGam® is safe, well-tolerated, and can be taken along with other therapies for IBD that your doctor has prescribed. EnteraGam® can also be safely taken with medications or therapies for other conditions.13
Take action today
Download this free Doctor Discussion Guide and ask your doctor if EnteraGam® is right for you. Your doctor may want you to take EnteraGam® along with your other IBD therapies.