Digestive problems affect an estimated 60 to 100 million Americans today ranging from minor stomach upsets to serious ailments like irritable bowel syndrome or acid reflux disease. Searching for relief, Americans spend $100 billion on digestive products, with a preference for natural digestive care products that include probiotics, enzymes, natural colon cleanses and fiber products.
Natural colon cleansing involves the use of herbal ingredients to help cleanse the colon by working with the body's natural systems to promote digestion and eliminate waste and toxins. Natural colon cleanse products may range from a basic herbal stimulant laxative that helps relieve constipation to a more comprehensive natural colon cleanse program designed to gently cleanse the colon, support digestive health and detoxify the system.
Colon cleansing is one of those things. Unless you’ve experienced it, you’ll never know how good it can make you feel!
You may be surprised to learn just what colon cleansing can do for you. You may have heard of it before and decided not to pay attention because it just sounds like heavy advertising gimmicks. True, there’s a lot of bad hype mixed with the good and sometimes it’s hard to discern between the two. That’s why I want to share with you some facts about colon health, the effects of scientifically-based colon cleansers could have and how they may help you enjoy better overall health!
When making your choice of a colon cleanser, remember these safety tips.
Don’t Become Dehydrated: The body loses fluids when using over–the-counter stimulant laxative drugs and purgatives. These colon cleansers work by absorbing water from the body. This could upset the balance of potassium, sodium, magnesium and phosphorous in the body and can affect the function of vital organs. Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration when using any colon cleanser.
Avoid Addictive Colon Cleansers: Some colon cleansing methods simply purge the body of accumulated waste without engaging the peristaltic muscles of the colon (the muscles used to move food along the digestive tract, and ultimately to disposal). Prolonged use of such colon cleansers causes peristaltic muscles to lose their natural ability to contract leading to greater dependence on laxative drugs. There are a growing number of people who use laxative drugs as a means to lose weight. This is not safe and can present a number of health risks.
Don’t Wash Out Good Bacteria: Prolonged use of OTC laxative drugs and colon hydrotherapy treatment can lead to a weakened immune system since such treatments wash out necessary bacteria and the protective mucus lining. Good bacteria are needed to produce certain nutrients, immune cells and to maintain the colon health. 2
Consult your Doctor: If you suffer from frequent bouts of constipation or diarrhea you should consult your doctor who may want to perform a thorough examination. Ask your doctor about taking a colon cleansing product that adequately suits your needs.
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