Natural Colon Cleansers – Is Really Improve Your Colon Health?

By - Updated Oct 18, 2014

The colon, part of the large intestine, is an organ which aids in the process of digestion. It is responsible for turning waste material solid. The function of the colon is to absorb water and salts from waste before it is excreted out of the body. Specifically, fat-soluble vitamins, water, and potassium are absorbed by this organ. The colon is targeted in many body cleansing treatments, which a lot of people do to flush out their system. There are many different natural colon cleansers available for people to use. There are several types of natural colon cleansers available at drugstores. Most are in powder or tablet form. People have also created some home remedies for natural colon cleansers.

Natural Colon CleansersNatural colon cleansers appeal to people more because a lot of people believe that putting in chemicals or processed substances into their bodies will just add to the toxins that are already there, defeating the whole purpose of using a colon cleanser in the first place, which is to remove the toxins from one’s body. Another reason that people use natural colon cleansers is to lose weight since they help expel excess waste from the body. They can also help relieve constipation, bloating, painful bowel movements, etc.

Some types of natural colon cleansers include ones that have herbal ingredients, contain good bacteria, and contain digestive enzymes. Psyllium husk, seeds from plant native to India and Pakistan, is also a common ingredient in natural colon cleansers, especially in powder form since they dissolve in water. Humans cannot digest them and are therefore used as a source of fiber and often utilized in natural colon cleansers. Flax seeds, another natural source of fiber, are also used in a lot of natural colon cleansers.

You still have to be careful when using natural colon cleansers because there are some risks involved in this kind of treatment. Specifically, they can actually irritate the colon, especially if used long-term. You should always consult your doctor before you begin any type of colon cleanser treatment. People with certain diseases and disorders as well as young children should stay away from natural colon cleansers because it could actually be harmful. Some conditions that using natural colon cleansers may be harmful for include kidney and heart disease because many natural colon cleansers can cause an increase in electrolyte levels. Therefore, if you are going to use a colon cleanser to improve the health of your colon as well as you overall health, you should do so with care.

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