The first time someone encounters IBS can be when they're quite young. These days, with the proliferation of labelling and seeming ability to address issues quickly, people latch onto the term 'IBS' and lunge for one of the purported solutions that is said to ease the situation quickly; but as sufferers will know, these solutions hardly ever deal with root cause so the IBS drags on ... and on ... So what can we do for ourselves?
The Adrenal glands sit on top of each kidney and regulate many systems of the body, including our fight or flight responses. With frequent over stimulation, such as long term stress, the adrenals become exhausted and unable to contribute adequately or effectively to balancing the systems of the body.
Why do we need supplements at all? Well, if we've been through a time of major stress and become deficient in key nutrients we may recognise a need to supplement, but generally don't consider a long term goal. Taking supplements is ideally a short term solution - like a bridge - that takes you to where you really want to be; the long term goal is a good diet without the need for supplementation.