Best Supplements for Belly Bloat, According to Science
If there's one thing that's not on the schedule for Hot Girl Summer, it's belly bloat.
Just to be clear, we're not talking about the cosmetics of a bloated belly (genuinely, who cares?), we're talking about the discomfort bloating causes. There are so many reasons why you may be experiencing bloating including certain digestive conditions such as IBS, alcohol consumption, and even menstruation.
Regardless of what's driving your bloat, know that I understand your pain, which is why I hand-picked a list of four bloat-fighting dietary supplements—two of which I take regularly to help keep my gut happy. Here are just a few of the best supplements for belly bloat currently out there that may help your tum feel better. After, be sure to read up on our list of The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now.
Love Wellness Bye Bye Bloat
When I'm feeling bloated, especially after a big meal, traveling for a long time in the car or on an airplane, or even after a night where I didn't get much sleep, I turn to Love Wellness Bye Bye Bloat. Each capsule contains organic ginger, organic dandelion root, organic fenugreek, and digestive enzymes—all of which can help alleviate bloating. Take this supplement as needed!
Studies have shown that ginger supplements may help relieve digestive upset, reduce intestinal cramping, bloating, and gas. One study found that drinking two 1-cup servings of dandelion root tea increased urine output, which could help provide relief from bloating.
mykind Organics Apple Cider Vinegar Probiotic Gummies
One of the reasons you're bloated could have to do with not being able to go to the bathroom regularly. Thankfully, probiotics can help prevent constipation by increasing the number of good bacteria in your gut. There are so many different types of probiotic supplements you can take, but this all-new one may interest you as it also boasts another bad bacteria-killing substance: Apple cider vinegar.
American actress Alicia Silverstone recently launched her first-ever line of mykind Organics Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies with Garden of Life. The Apple Cider Vinegar Probiotic Gummies are especially good for gut health as it promotes digestion while also supporting your immune system. Just two gummies contain 2 billion CFU of clinically studied probiotics and 500% of the daily value vitamin B12. Consider taking this supplement daily!
FLO PMS Gummy Vitamins
Ladies, right before you're about to start your period, do you get super bloated? Or maybe you feel most bloated while on your period. Regardless, FLO PMS Gummy vitamins may just help you with that—they definitely help me! Made with chaste berry extract, dong quai, lemon balm, and vitamin B6, these gummies help alleviate mood swings, cramps, hormonal acne, cravings, breast tenderness, stress, and bloating. Take two every day to help keep your hormones balanced. The best part? They're delivered straight to your door each month!
P.S. It takes about two months of consistently taking this supplement before you see results.
HUM Nutrition Flatter Me
If you often get bloated, consider taking a daily supplement like HUM Nutrition Flatter Me, a blend of 18 full-spectrum digestive enzymes that help break down protein, carbs, fiber, lactose, and fats. Ginger and peppermint leaf both help to decrease bloating and support digestion while the fennel seed helps to promote nutrient absorption. Take one capsule twice a day before lunch and dinner. This supplement will help beat the bloat before it can even start.
For more, be sure to check out The Worst Foods for Gut Health.