Upset stomachs are right up there with migraines and headaches. They hurt, they prevent you from going anywhere, and they’re downright inconvenient. Thankfully, there are a ton of things that can give you quick stomach relief. Today, we’re going to go over a few of them.
Chamomile Tea for Stomach Relief
You probably already know this one, but chamomile tea is amazing for settling an irritated stomach. It’s also one of the most popular herbs in the world. For good reason! It contains anti-inflammatory and relaxing properties, all of which make it good for soothing your stomach.
Additionally, chamomile may increase urinary levels of glycine, an amino acid that relieves muscle spasms. So it’s no wonder chamomile can relieve an upset stomach, stomach cramps, and occasional abdominal gas. As a tea, it’s easily digested and the warmth helps soothe your insides as well. It’s just the perfect drink for an upset stomach!
Another well-known spice is ginger (especially if you’re pregnant). It’s best known for calming down your stomach and easing nausea, morning sickness, and upset stomachs caused from hangovers.
You have options too! There’s ginger tea, candied ginger, ginger ale, ginger capsules, and even fresh ginger right off the root. It’s a little spicy, so be forewarned. However, it works like a charm and is totally worth the zesty flavor.
Have you ever wondered why restaurants have bowls of peppermints on the host stands? Well, they’re not just for bad breath. Peppermint is great at relieving indigestion and nausea. It calms down your stomach so you’re not left with uncomfortable cramps later. Be warned, though: peppermint can make heartburn worse, so avoid it if you feel that coming along!
Peppermint tea works wonders for stomach bugs as well! You can very easily make your own with fresh peppermint steeped in hot water.
Is there anything B vitamins can’t do? They are amazing for your mood, energy, nails, skin, and almost everything else in between (there are 13 of them after all), so it’s no surprise they can help with stomach relief too.
So what do they do to help? B vitamins protect the abdomen from distress and ensure the stomach and intestines work.
In fact, one study found that increased intake of several B complex vitamins was associated with a lower risk of reflux esophagitis, a condition characterized by inflammation in the esophagus often caused by acid reflux.
There is so much more than that, too! Vitamin B3, also known as niacin, helps protect the health of the digestive system. Taking high levels of folate (B9) and B6 also were linked to lower risks of esophagus cancer and a condition called Barrett’s esophagus.
B-complex and all of the B vitamins can be a little tricky to get in your diet each day, so give us a call at IV Revival. You can get a hydrating IV with plenty of B12 and B-complex vitamins to relieve your upset stomach, and to keep you hydrated as your body processes whatever it doesn’t like. The best part? We come to you. No driving at all on your part — just give a call at 602-755-9525 or book an appointment online!
Zinc Helps Prevent Leaky Gut Syndrome
Your stomach health and the lining of your intestines are your first line of defense for stomach problems. If they’re not working right, then you won’t feel right. Sometimes, stomach relief isn’t about relieving the problem as you’re feeling it, but protecting your gut and keeping it strong.
Basically, the intestinal lining determines what substances can enter the bloodstream from the digestive tract. In a healthy gut, the intestines are resistant to harmful substances. Sometimes, your intestines aren’t doing their job right and harmful substances can leak through your intestinal wall and into your bloodstream. This increased intestinal permeability is known as leaky gut syndrome.
Zinc is fantastic for increasing the production of digestive enzymes which in turn helps prevent leaky gut syndrome. A 2001 study Trusted Source found that zinc supplementation helped to strengthen the gut lining in patients with Crohn’s disease. Research from 2015 also suggests that zinc is able to modify the tight junctions of the intestinal lining, helping to limit gut permeability (leakiness).
Unfortunately, zinc isn’t the easiest for your digestive system to absorb. It usually works best as topical cream or when administered via an IV. Fortunately, IVs are highly accessible nowadays. Our 100% mobile system sends a registered nurse to your home, so you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your home. Give us a call at 602-755-9525 or book an appointment online today.