Atrantil – Can it help Your Bloating and Abdominal Discomfort?

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Atrantil – Can it help Your Bloating and Abdominal Discomfort?

What is Atrantil?

Atrantil is a nutraceutical developed to relieve the symptoms of bloating, abdominal discomfort and in some instances constipation.  As a gastroenterologist in Plano TX, I see several people every day that suffer from these frustrating symptoms.  Unfortunately, there is not a treatment available that I can recommend to patients that will treat these symptoms at their source.

What makes Atrantil unique is that it focuses on the bad bacteria that can gather in the gut. By eliminating the bad bacteria in the gut, Atrantil is able to effectively return the digestive environmnet to its sterile non-combative state.

Atrantil is NOT a probiotic or an anti-biotic.  You do not need a prescription to take Atrantil.

What are the Ingredients in Atrantil?

Atrantil is a nutraceutical made up of a polyphenol, saponin and an anti-spasmodic. These ingredients are natural botanical extracts that already exist in our food supply.

What is a Nutraceutical?

According to the Foundation for Innovation, a nutraceutical is “any substance that may be considered food or part of a food and provided medical or health benefits.  Such products may range from isolated nutrients, dietary supplements and diets to genetically “engineered” foods, herbal products and processed foods such as cereals, soups and beverages.”

Learn How Atrantil Works

To achieve relief from the symptoms of bloating, abdominal discomfort and constipation Atrantil must eliminate the gas producing bacteria in the gut.  The main ingredients in Atrantil work in synergy to calm the gut and remove the unwanted gas producing bacteria from your digestive system.

Who should take Atrantil?

Atrantil was developed for individuals suffering from the frustrating symptoms of bloating, abdominal discomfort and constipation. The frequency of symptoms will dictate how often you need to take Atrantil and the length of time needed to experience relief. Begin dosing at 2 capsules of Atrantil, three times a day with food. Relief may take 10-20 days depending on symptoms. Continue until relief from bloating is realized, then consider maintenance dosing to maintain stability and promote overall digestive health.

Since Atrantil was not tested on pregnant women or children, it is not recommended that pregnant women or those under the age of 18 years of age take Atrantil.

Important: Note that Atrantil may require up to 20 days to experience relief. It is recommended that those with a heavy bacteria load consider ordering 2 bottles of Atrantil on their initial order, so that they do not have a gap in their treatment cycle while waiting for another order to be shipped.

Does Atrantil have any Side Effects?

In clinical trials, patients experienced no known adverse side effects from taking Atrantil as directed.

The clinical trial results have been published in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research (September 21, 2015 pp.1762-1767) and the World Journal of Gastroentestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics (August 6, 2016 pp.463-468).

Should I Discuss Taking Atrantil with My Doctor?

Discussing any medication or supplement you are going to take with your physician is always a good idea. You are encouraged to share the Atrantil Healthcare Professional webpage with your physician, so that they can request more information regarding Atrantil and samples. If you or your doctor need any additional information or have a question, it is best to use the Contact Us form on the Atrantil website. Someone from the Atrantil Customer Support Team will respond within one business day.

Does Dr. Brown recommend Atrantil to his Patients?

Absolutely! In clinical trials, Atrantil has been over 88% effective in providing relief from bloating, abdominal discomfort and constipation.

Where can I Buy Atrantil?

Currently Atrantil is available for purchase at, Amazon and several Retail Store locations that can be viewed on the Atrantil website.

Atrantil Questions?

UPDATE: I really appreciate all of the questions regarding Atrantil. That being said, if you are in need of a timely response it is best to submit them on the Contact Us form on the Atrantil website. With a busy medical practice I just don’t have enough time to answer all of the questions, and I don’t want anyone to feel ignored or unappreciated.

Who Invented Atrantil?

Kenneth Brown, M.D. and Brandi Scott-Hoy invented Atrantil. The lack of effective treatments available to provide relief to bloating and abdominal discomfort led us to the development of Atrantil. This journey started with first documenting our theories and then evaluating all available research in both human and animal studies relative to bloating relief. Eventually our research moved from pen and paper to conduction a clinical trial. We’re very proud of being able to offer a natural product to those suffering from bloating, abdominal discomfort and constipation. In the future, we plan to provide further proof of efficacy & safety with additional studies.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. 
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Individual results may vary.

Disclaimer: The information presented on this website is not intended to take the place of your personal physician’s advice and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  Discuss this information with your healthcare provider to determine what is right for you.  All information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical condition

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About the Author:

Kenneth Brown, MD is a board certified gastroenterologist in Plano, TX. Dr. Brown has a special focus on IBS-related symptoms and bridging the gap between traditional and functional medicine. All patient appointment requests and media inquiries can be made by calling the practice at 972-867-0019.


  1. Carol July 15, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Do you need to follow any particular diet while taking Alantril? Is it better to avoid foods that cause bloating, or to eat them anyway?

  2. Kenneth Brown, M.D. July 15, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Hi Carol. My only dietary recommendations are to avoid gluten and have a low carb diet while taking Atrantil. The reason is that if you have unwanted bacteria in your small bowel, these bacteria need to breakdown the starches in the food we eat for fuel. By removing gluten and most carbs from your diet you are effectively starving the bacteria and giving Atrantil a better chance of eliminating the bacteria. Thank you for your question and good luck!

  3. David Katcher July 18, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Where can we see the results from the clinical trials?

  4. Kenneth Brown, M.D. July 18, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Hi David. We have both our randomized and open label studies pending publication. Once we receive approval from our society journals to post results, we will link to the publications from and this blog post will be updated as well.

  5. Susan Linke July 28, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Very excited to hear about this product Dr. Brown! I am spreading the word in the dietetic/nutrition community about it. 🙂

  6. Kenneth Brown, M.D. August 5, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Hi Susan. Thank you for letting others know about Atrantil. We’re very excited about the results those suffering from bloating and abdominal discomfort are achieving with Atrantil. We are very appreciative of the support we’ve received from many like you in bringing awareness to Atrantil. Thanks again!

  7. Ina September 13, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    I am drinking a super green drink that says probiotics are in it. Can I still drink it and take Atrantil?

  8. Kenneth Brown, M.D. September 14, 2015 at 9:31 am

    Hi Ina. Our recommendation is to not take probiotics while using Atrantil. Introducing the extra bacteria to your small bowel could potentially affect the efficacy of Atrantil, and we want to create the best environment for Atrantil to provide relief from bloating. Thank you for your question and interest in Atrantil.

  9. Andrea Jones October 24, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Can you open the pills and sprinkle the contents on food or mix with water instead of swallowing them?

  10. Kenneth Brown, M.D. October 25, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Hi Andrea. The components of Atrantil will not dissolve in water, so we do not recommend that as an alternative to swallowing the capsule. You can mix the capsule contents with food, but be aware that it can have an astringent taste. While we understand that some prefer alternatives to capsules, we feel that capsules provide the best delivery to allow the ingredients of Atrantil achieve their intended results. Thank you for your question and interest in Atrantil.

  11. Kenneth Brown, M.D. October 25, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Hi Penny. I apologize for the delayed response. Based on your description, this does sound like something that Atrantil can help with. My recommendation would be to take Atrantil (2 capsules 3x’s daily) for up to 20 days until you start experiencing relief. Then I would recommend on continuing with a maintenance dose, which is typically 2 capsules once a day for most patients. Thank you for your question and interest in Atrantil.

  12. Lynn November 8, 2015 at 6:42 pm


    Is it okay to resume taking probiotics during the maintenance phase? Also, is there a certain probiotic you recommend in your practice?

    Thanks for your time!

  13. Kenneth Brown, M.D. November 9, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Hi Lynn. Yes, adding probiotics back into your diet during a maintenance phase of Atrantil is fine. I’m not aware of one probiotic working better than others, so I don’t provide recommendations on particular formulations or brands. Thank you for your interest in Atrantil.

  14. Dolores hobbs November 30, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    How long can you take Atrantil? What chemical ingredients are in Atrantil. Are there any side effects? Do you think this medication will eventually be prescribed?

  15. Kenneth Brown, M.D. December 2, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Hi Dolores. There is not a time limitation for taking Atrantil. Most of my patients transition into a maintenance dose (2 capsules once a day) of Atrantil after they experience relief from symptoms. Atrantíl is a nutraceutical made up of three primary natural ingredients, which are a flavonoid (Quebracho extract), saponin (Conker Tree extract) and anti-spasmodic (M. balsamea Wild extract). Since the ingredients are natural and this is an over the counter product a prescription is not needed. Thank you for your interest in Atrantil!

  16. Renee December 13, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Are there any other supplements (other than probiotics) that you would advise not to take while taking Atrantil, (eg., Vit.C, garlic, oil of oregano, olive leaf extract, astragalus, mushroom complexes, etc?

    Also, it would be great to have some informational sheet accompanying the product to explain how to best take it (30 min or 1 hr before meals) and a little more about how much to take depending upon problems. I had to go online to get that information.

    I have just started taking it and look forward to great results.

  17. Kenneth Brown, M.D. December 17, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Hi Renee. Probiotics are the only supplements that I recommend refraining from while taking Atrantil. Dietary recommendations would include a low carbohydrate and gluten-free to receive the best results with Atrantil. Also, I get frequently asked if fermented foods are ok. My recommendation is to remove all food products with live active cultures from your diet while taking Atrantil as well.

    Thank you for your packaging recommendation. We are looking to include dosing and other recommendations either on the box or with an insert in the next production run. Thank you for your interest in Atrantil.

  18. Suma December 21, 2015 at 7:54 am

    I had kidney transplant done about a year ago… I am currently suffering with Bloating, gas and minor , as, abdominal pain – is that ok if I take Atrantil. Want to make sure that it will not interfere with my immunosuppresent medication

  19. Kenneth Brown, M.D. December 22, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Hi Suma. I would recommend NOT taking Atrantil unless your transplant physician was comfortable that there would not be a conflict with the medications they are prescribing to you. Until we have clinical trial data between Atrantil and anti-arhythmic and anti-rejection medications that decision will need to be made by the prescribing physician. Sorry I couldn’t provide a more definitive answer to your inquiry and thank you for your interest in Atrantil.

  20. Marjorie January 15, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Hello. I’m french. I start atrantil monday. I have a question. On my breath test, at the commencement i had hydrogene and méthane. And things aggraved. Now i have methane and methyl-acetate +++ (lots of pain on my stomach) but you talk about hydrogene, methane, what about methyl acetate? Does atrantil can help me?
    I’m so sorry for my bad english.
    Thank you

  21. Sahhar January 16, 2016 at 1:42 am

    How long after taking Atrantil can I start taking probiotics again?. I am on my second bottle of Atrantil currently.

  22. Kenneth Brown, M.D. January 18, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Hi Marjorie. In the U.S. we don’t test for methyl acetate with our breath tests, so I am not as familiar with that gas. That being said, its the same mechanism so Atrantil should provide you relief from your symptoms. Thank you for your interest in Atrantil and I hope you start to feel better soon.

  23. Anna March 4, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Where is Atrantil manufactered

  24. Kenneth Brown, M.D. March 4, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    Hi Anna. Atrantil is manufactured in the United States. We hold the quality of our ingredients and manufacturing to the highest standards, which is very important to us. Thank you for your question, and let me know if you have any further questions about Atrantil.

  25. James Proctor March 12, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Quick run down…. started January 2014 with pancreatitis removed gallbladder was in hospital for 1 1/2 months severe blood infection on several antibiotics for 3 months stomach 2 yrs later still having gastrointestinal problems have had several procedures done can not find anything wrong started atrantil took it for 20 days 2 tabs 3 x daily before meals felt great during that time after 20 days started on probiotics gastrointestinal problems returned after a couple of weeks so been back on atrantil 1 tab in the morning and 1 tablet at night but seem to still be having issues so question is do I need to go back to taking 2 tabs 3xdaily and for how long can I do this for and is there anything as for diet guidelines to do…..I would be willing to make an appointment with you if need to i live about 45 mins from Plano

  26. Kenneth Brown, M.D. March 17, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Hi James. I would recommend going back to taking Atrantil 2 capsules 3 x’s daily with meals. Stay on this dosing until you start to feel relief (up to 20 days). After you start feeling better, you should be able to take 2 capsules daily in the morning with food as a maintenance dose. Also, I would like you to NOT take probiotics while taking Atrantil. As an alternative you can take Iberogast at night. If your symptoms do not improve, you are welcome to schedule and appointment with my office at or calling 972-867-0019.

  27. Kailash April 11, 2016 at 7:21 am

    Thank you, Dr. Will do.

  28. Lisa April 14, 2016 at 1:48 am

    Hi Dr. Brown!

    sorry, One more question:
    Should i take colloidale Silver or biotics dysbiocide and fc cidal together with the atrantil to increase My chances of relief or is atrantil in the highest dose Strong enough and will just Need some Time?

    Thank you!

  29. Kenneth Brown, M.D. April 14, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Hi Sahhar. I apologize for not responding, but I just realized that the authors of comments that I have answered auto-post without notifying me. If you would like to update me on your results with Atrantil I would be happy to provide further recommendations.

  30. Kenneth Brown, M.D. April 14, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Hi Sandy. I apologize for the late reply. I just realized that subsequent questions/comments from those that I’ve already answered auto-post to my blog. In regards to the low-carb recommendation while taking Atrantil… since the bacteria feed off the starches we eat, we just want to limit the fuel the bacteria is getting. That being said, people can be as stringent as they would like to be. However, we know that it can be hard to cut out gluten/carbs, so we suggest limiting the amount of bread, pasta, etc. Consumers don’t have to go crazy cutting out all vegetables and that kind of thing. Thank you for your question, I’m hoping that this answer may help others better understand my low-carb recommendation as well.

  31. Kenneth Brown, M.D. April 19, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Hi Lisa. Sorry it took me a few days to respond. In order to reduce the burping, my recommendation is to take Atrantil with food. You are correct that taking 3 capsules 3 times a day is the maximum dosing I give my patients. In regards to the supplements you listed, they should not produce a negative interaction with Atrantil if you want to take them. Thank you for your questions and I hope that you start to feel better soon.

  32. Samuel April 22, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    I have a question- what natural pro kinetic would you recommend?

  33. Kenneth Brown, M.D. April 24, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    For patients that need help with acid reflux, I sometimes will recommend that they take Iberogast at night.

  34. Anon May 28, 2016 at 11:44 am

    I just heard about this on the news. Every time I eat any type of food I get extremely bloated. I’ll suffer from diarrhea or constipation each that lasts days. Will this product help me? What type of diet should I be on? Vegan? It’s painful and embarrassing, please help.

  35. Kenneth Brown, M.D. May 30, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Hi Anon. Due to your body’s reaction to foods, I would recommend that you try Atrantil. My dietary recommendation would be either gluten free or low FODMAP. Also, if you take probiotics, I recommend that you stay off them while taking Atrantil.

  36. Kenneth Brown, M.D. June 2, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Hi Carrie. I apologize for the delayed response, I just realized that your question was not answered. In regards to Atrantil, it would be fine to wait just an hour after taking Atrantil to take Charco Caps. In general, its always a good idea to space out taking any supplements when taking other medications so as not to conflict with their efficacy.

  37. Jeff W. July 28, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Hi Doc. I am on miralax twice a day. Should I stop taking it while starting Atrantil ? I have been fighting bloating for yrs. without much success. Thanks in advance for your help.

  38. Kenneth Brown, M.D. July 29, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Hi Jeff. No, you can continue to take Miralax while taking Atrantil. Thank you for your question and I hope that Atrantil works for you.

  39. Kenneth Brown, M.D. August 17, 2016 at 11:14 am

    You might want to try an increase to 9 capsules a day for 10 days to see if that improves your constipation. If you do not receive further improvement with the new dosage, then I would recommend consulting with your doctor on other possible treatment options for the constipation. Whenever you take a supplement and are taking other medications it is always a good idea to space out the time between taking the remedies 1-2 hours. Note that is a general guideline recommendation and you need to confirm with the prescribing doctor on their preferences and let them evaluate what you want to take to ensure they are not concerned about any potential health or efficacy conflicts.

  40. Patty October 16, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Sundar, Please read up on the Fast Tract Diet developed by Norm Robillard. He describes how storing foods in the fridge increases the starch level, and if you are intolerant to starch, it will cause you difficulty.

  41. Larry October 26, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    If we don’t follow the low carb diet, will Atrantil still work but just take a longer time?

  42. Kenneth Brown, M.D. October 26, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Hi Larry. Since the bacteria feed off the starches we eat, we want to limit the fuel the bacteria are getting. Not following a low carb diet would most likely lead to either a longer period of time for Atrantil to provide relief or it possibly not working at all. If possible, my preference would be for you to keep carbohydrates to a minimum in your diet while taking Atrantil. Thank you for your question and interest in Atrantil.

  43. Rhonda November 22, 2016 at 8:33 am

    Is it ok to take Digestive Enzymes at meals with the Atrantil?

  44. Kenneth Brown, M.D. November 23, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Hi Rhonda. It is fine to take digestive enzymes and Atrantil together with a meal. No spacing is required. Thank you for your question.

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