**When purchasing Physician's Elemental Diet Dextrose-Free, please be sure to note the 5ct and 7ct pricing options.
This diet consists of a powder/shake that is mixed with water and consumed throughout the day. These powders usually contain a blend of amino acids, simple carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals to meet your nutritional needs in their most basic, absorbable forms to give the gut a break and starve unwanted bacteria.
The elemental diet has been shown to be effective in treating SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth).
It is thought to work by reducing the number of unwanted bacteria in the gut and by helping to improve gut motility. It is also sometimes used as a way to jumpstart weight loss or a detox program. It may also help give the immune system a break from sensitive foods and jumpstart gut-healing without starving good bacteria.
The elemental diet is typically used for a period of 1-5 days for a gut reset or 14+ days with professional guidance for a true SIBO protocol with a weaning-off period as FODMAP foods are reintroduced.