5 Benefits of Peppermint Capsules
Peppermint capsules contain the oil of the peppermint plant, which has a number of benefits for the digestive system in particular. This makes it useful in managing IBS symptoms.
Take a look at our top 5 benefits of peppermint capsules.
Relieves IBS symptoms
The use of peppermint oil for IBS symptoms has been found to be effective. Enteric peppermint capsules, which are designed to move through the stomach and only break down in the intestines, have been found to provide relief for symptoms including wind, bloating and cramps.
Peppermint has the effect of relaxing the muscles in the digestive tract, meaning the body can digest food normally and effectively. This is especially useful for IBS relief, as with Irritable Bowel Syndrome food can move through the digestive system too fast or too slow. This in turn causes the wind, bloating and cramps associated with this condition.
Since peppermint oil has a positive effect on the digestive system, peppermint capsules can also be taken to help ease indigestion.
Boosts the immune system
Peppermint has antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties, and as such can help to boost the immune system.
Provides pain relief
As mentioned above, peppermint oil relaxes the muscles of the digestive system, easing bowel spasms, cramps and other abdominal pain. This in turn provides pain relief as it’s the muscle spasms that cause the pain felt in the abdomen.
Note: There are two main types of peppermint capsules, enteric and non-enteric coated capsules. The enteric capsules are designed to remain whole until they reach the intestines, where they provide the relief needed. We sell Colpermin capsules, which contain peppermint oil and are helpful for easing IBS symptoms.
The non-enteric capsules can break down before reaching the intestines. This can cause side effects such as heartburn and nausea since the contents are strong enough to be an irritant for some people.