The beano dietary supplement was released back in 1990. Beano is ideal for people that have excessive amounts of gas buildup throughout the day. Some people have reported getting so "gassy" that they cannot go to the movie theater or out to dinner during a flare-up.
The supplement contains an enzyme known as alpha galactosidase which is from the fungus Aspergillus niger.
The beano dietary supplement that contains the enzyme alpha galactosidase works in the digestive track to degrade the complex or branching sugars (polysaccharides and oligosaccharides) in foods such as legumes (beans and peanuts) and cruciferous vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, among others).
If the polysaccharides and oligosaccharides in these foods are not degraded, they pass through the small intestine unchanged. Once they arrive in the large intestine, intestinal flora metabolize them, fermenting to cause the gases that lead to flatulence, bloating and overall discomfort.
The effectiveness of beano is supported via randomized controlled trials.
Beano should not be used with people that have the hereditary condition known as galactosemia (the lack of ability to convert galactose to glucose).
GlaxoSmithKline the originator of the product sold Beano and 16 other brands to Prestige Brands in 2012.
People can take several beano tablets per meal. 2 Tabletes, which is equal to 300 GalU (150 GalU per tablet) has been shown according to a study in 2007 published by the Digestive Diseases and Sciences to cut down the average gas events from 16 to 10 with 300 GalU. The more GalU you consume the better the results. With a total of 1,200 GalU, or 8 tablets with a meal, the average events with gas dropped from 16 to 5.
Customers of beano have been happy with the results and find it to be quite effective. It is recommended that you take two tablets with each meal for a total of 300 GalU but some find that they need more. It is safe for people ages 12 and up, and it could be safe for children under age 12 but you should consult with the child's doctor beforehand.
Excessive gas is often due to poor protein digestion. Protein takes extra amounts of hydrochloric acid from the stomach to be broken down. With a lack of stomach acid available, the protein doesn't break down all the way, and it tends to ferment. Upon fermentation there is stomach bloating and excessive gas.
It is suggested that you eat protein at the starting of a meal. In American we tend to eat salad first, before a protein meal; however, you should change this so that you eat your salad along with protein foods, not before. The reason is that the carbohydrates from the salad use up the hydrochloric acid, then when the protein foods arrive, there is none left leading towards gas buildup. Simply eating the protein first can prevent this excessive gas buildup.
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