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SIBO - What is it? How to diagnose, treat and nourish a patient with SIBO? (video)

Antoni Krokowicz Jan 20, 2019
SIBO - What is it? How to diagnose, treat and nourish a patient with SIBO? (video)

SIBO - Small Intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Find out what is behind this long and mysterious name and why colostrum bovinum should be used during the treatment of this disease.

What is SIBO?

SIBO means Small Intestinal bacterial overgrowth, also known as small bowel bacterial overgrowth syndrome, upper digestive tract dysbacteriosis or blind loop syndrome. It is a disease that affects more and more people around the world, including Poland. The name is quite long and complicated, but in essence this disease is quite trivial. While a large amount of bacteria is justified in the large intestine, the small intestine may react badly to their excess.

The small intestine has a number of protective mechanisms to ensure that the amount of bacteria present in it does not exceed the appropriate level. If these mechanisms fail for some reasons, the bacterial flora grows in the intestine and a number of ailments appear.


What are the symptoms of this disease? It is a bit complicated matter, because SIBO symptoms are quite common and may be associated with other diseases, therefore it is so difficult to diagnose this disease.

The most popular symptoms include:

  • chronic diarrhea
  • flatulence and gases
  • deficiency if vitamin A and D, due to the difficult absorption of fats
  • deficiency of vitamin B12, resulting from too much absorption of this vitamin in bad functioning of small intestine

You can learn more about this disease from the following video by prof. dr hab. n. med. Ewa Stachowska.

The second video will tell you how to prepare for the diagnostic test and what to do after receiving a positive result.

Colostrum - rebuilds the intestinal flora

Colostrum bovinum with its richness of active ingredients has a positive effect on prebiotic flora. One of the main components of colostrum is lactoferrin. The concentration of lactoferrin in milk of mammals is variable. The amount of lactoferrin in milk is about 7 times less compared to colostrum. The basic property is its antibacterial and immunomodulatory action (1) and the protection of cells against oxidative stress (2). Therefore lactoferrin acts as a prebiotic and stimulates the growth of good bacteria in the intestine, such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. It also support health of the digestive tract, supporting the growth of cells in the intestines. It helps to soothe inflammation and heal damaged intestines.

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(1). KICZKA W., 1994. From monomer to lysozyme dimer. Życie Wet. 4A: 131-135.
(2). Bojarowicz H., Woźniak B. 2008. Polyunsaturated fatty acids and their effect on the skin. Probl Hig Epidemiol 89: 471-475

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