The No.1 reason you may be feeling bloated (and what to do about it)
It’s hard to feel your best when fluid retention and the accompanying bloated belly strike, but don’t despair – there are some herbs that can help.
Yesterday you felt great. Svelte even. But today your stomach has seemingly suddenly bloated and even your “comfy jeans” feel like a straitjacket.
If waking up in the morning with a tummy that looks (and feels) like it’s about to pop sounds familiar, you may be experiencing bloating – something a 2020 research review described as one of the most common digestive complaints.
Mild fluid retention may the culprit.
Salty foods, changes in hormone levels and food intolerances can all cause your body to hold on to fluid.
Hot weather, dehydration, inactivity and monthly hormone fluctuations can also affect your body’s fluid balance.
Whatever the reason, it’s hard to feel your best when you’re bloated and uncomfortable.
Which is why we need to introduce you to three helpful and hard-working herbs.
Dandelion, a natural diuretic
It may be your arch nemesis if you’re a gardener, but the humble dandelion is a natural diuretic used in traditional Western herbal medicine to temporarily relieve mild fluid retention by increasing urine output.
One US study showed increased urine output after two single cup servings of dandelion tea made from the leaves of the plant.
By assisting your body’s natural elimination processes, it can help to reduce abdominal bloating.
Dandelion is also used in traditional Western herbal medicine to promote healthy liver function.
Phyllanthus amarus, aka ‘stonebreaker’
It may sound like a movie character but the leafy, herby plant that is Phyllanthus amarus has a long history of use in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for supporting urinary tract health, enhancing urine output and helping to protect the liver.
It may also assist the body’s natural waste elimination processes and for that we say, thank you.
Celery seed, a spice worth knowing
A spice made from the seeds of wild celery, celery seed grows in marshy conditions and has a stronger flavour than the celery you’re used to eating.
It has been used traditionally in Western herbal medicine to enhance urine output and reduce abdominal bloating.
It can also help reduce inflammation and support joint health.
How to get all three herbs (and more)
Made in Australia, Caruso’s Fluid Away has been developed to relieve temporary mild fluid retention with a dual-action formula that includes celery seed, dandelion, Phyllanthus amarus and vitamin B6.
When combined, the ingredients complement each other to assist your body’s natural channels of elimination through the excretion of metabolic waste, to help reduce and relieve bloating.
Caruso’s Fluid Away also helps to maintain urinary tract function, supports joint health and helps to relieve the symptoms of occasional episodes of gout.
It’s Australia’s No.1* fluid retention formula — so say bye, bye belly bloat and hello to a happier tummy (and jeans that fit again!).
This post is brought to you by Caruso’s Fluid Away. Always read the label and follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.
*Source: 1IQVIA Fluid Retention Segment SKU Value Sales National Pharmacy Value Sales, 52 weeks to 2.7.22