This review looks at a product manufactured by Smart Life Labs called Bavolex IBS Relief Formula. Bavolex combines plant extracts and enzymes to address IBS symptoms by reducing stress and anxiety, regulating gut functions, and overall improving the digestive process.


  • Lemon Balm
  • 5-HTP
  • Chamomile
  • Ginger
  • Peppermint
  • Caraway Seed
  • Fennel Seed
  • Papain Enzyme
  • Bromelain Enzyme
  • Pancreatin Enzyme

Lemon balm and chamomile are natural plant.extracts which are often used in other health products such as those which treat insomnia. They have been proven scientifically to reduce anxiety and to promote healthy sleep, both of which are important for managing IBS. 5-HTP is also a plant extract which helps to reduce anxiety because it is a precursor of a neurotransmitter known as serotonin. Increased levels of serotonin are associated with mood stability.

The peppermint, caraway and fennel extracts have been shown to reduce the spasm activity of muscles in the gastrointestinal tract. Each contains a variety of compounds which act directly on the smooth muscles in the intestine to relieve cramping. The ginger extract reduces nausea and vomiting symptoms.

The last four ingredients on the list are enzymes which collectively break down carbohydrates, proteins and fats into their smaller building blocks which are easier to absorb. This action puts less stress on the intestine which reduces the chance of IBS symptoms occurring


The product description is rather vague with regards to the dosage, however it seems to indicate that the standard dosage is one capsule per day. One capsule contains 800mg of the Bavolex proprietary blend so it is not possible to know exactly how much of each ingredient is present.

Possible Side Effects

There are no reported side effects, however the capsules are made from gelatin which would make them unsuitable for vegetarians and vegans. The effects of the ingredients on a developing fetus have not yet been studied so it is not recommended for pregnant women to use this product.


A bottle of Bavolex containing 30 capsules costs $47.99. If you order 2 bottles, it will cost $89.95 and 3 bottles will cost $129.95. If you choose the monthly auto-ship option, it will cost $39.99 per month. They also offer a free e-book entitled “20 Proven Tips For Treating IBS” with each order which is valued at $19.99.


The manufacturer offers a 60 day full money back guarantee on both opened and unopened stock. There are only four customer reviews available for this product of which only one was totally satisfied.

Our Smart Life Labs Bavolex Review – Conclusion

We believe the ingredients present in this product are very well researched and their inclusion is well considered. The research conducted on these ingredients is further backed up by the manufacturer’s guarantee.

However, it is possible that customers will experience a range of results from no effect at all to complete alleviation of the symptoms. We believe this range of effects, which is explained by the  customer reviews, is because the manufacturer is vague about the directions for use of this product.

With all of these considerations, we find the price of the product to be very high and would recommend that potential customers do their research and look at a few more products which could yield better results at a lower price.

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