You can benefit from a natural colon cleanse if you have constipation. It is common for hard materials made of a combination of fecal matter and mucous to become impacted on the inside walls of the intestines and colon. This can cause health problems. Nutrients will have a difficult time absorbing into the bloodstream from the intestines. This can cause someone to feel depressed, tired, and bloated.
A colon cleanse softens and removes the hardened material. Basically an herbal cleanse is a natural version of a laxative. Cascara sagrada bark, aloe Vera leaf, and fenugreek seed are herbs that help the body move waste through the system. Many times these herbs are found in herbal formulations for constipation. Fennel seed which assist with gas and cramps; and peppermint, which aids digestion are herbs that supports the laxative effect. Besides laxative herbs a colon cleanse is most likely to have herbs like dandelion root or red clover which cleanse the urinary tract and the blood to cleanse the whole system of toxins. It’s unfortunate that herbs can be as harsh to the system as laxatives.
Another type of natural colon cleanser involves an oxygen based formula that has a chemical reaction with the hydrochloric acid in the stomach. The chemical reaction causes the fecal matter to liquefy into liquid and gas so it can be released easily. One of the differences between herbal colon cleanse and oxygen based natural colon cleanse is that herbal cleanse will cause you to expel dark rubbery stools with the consistency of tire tread. Oxygen cleanser will cause you to expel liquid or soft stools.
Eat fiber in addition to a natural colon cleanse. The fiber can be in the form of psyllium seed husk, bran, prunes and other natural foods. It’s good to add fiber to your diet if you have constipation any way. However eating fiber alone will not complete your colon cleanse, but you should still eat your fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and eat less unhealthy foods. Enemas can also be included with colon cleansing. You might be told that it’s best to have an enema on a day you do not defecate during your natural colon cleanse. Your goal can be to have 3 to 4 bowel movements on any given day, which can happen if you pick an oxygen based cleanse.
Eliminating fecal substance from the colon eliminates a lot of toxins from the system. Removing toxins from the system is very beneficial. This can cause more energy, clearer skin, less headaches, improved allergy symptoms and much more. Results can vary from person to person, but many people report benefits from doing a colon cleanse.
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