It’s very easy to get caught up in latest diet and health products, because ultimately we all want to be our best selves possible. One product that seems to be running at full steam is the colon cleanser, which can be easily accessed online or in health stores like GNC.Problem is, according to research, there are no real benefits to these colon cleansing options, which include:

  • Pills
  • Enemas
  • Juice blends
  • More

These are also known as detox cleansers or detoxifiers.The Consequences:When used over excessively, these cleansers can strip the natural lining of the intestine, preventing the natural absorption process of nutrients. Additionally, these can lead to dehydration, so it’s important to use with loads of water.Why do people use colon cleansers? Mainly because of a perception created by the media that waste gets stuck in the colon and should be ridden as a result. Another reason is that some individuals participate in this to remove toxins before an endoscopy. These pills are more of a placebo effect and we’ll explain just why:From an Agoura Hills gastroenterologist’s standpoint, the body is built to heal and repair itself. This means that waste and toxins are removed from the system, naturally, by the digestive system.The Process of Removing Waste (The Excretory System):When food is eaten, it enters into the esophagus and is processed into nutrients that the body needs as fuel. Excess foods are processed as waste in bowel movements.To keep the excretory system at its peak, here is some additional advice:

  • It’s best to use natural fibers in fruits and vegetable to receive a natural cleanse
  • Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly to reap the benefits of a healthy digestive system
  • Drink a lot of water to improve digestive organ functions
  • Colon cleansers can relieve constipation for the short-term, but should not be abused

It’s important to remember that, just like losing weight, natural methods are best and pose less risks.For more digestive health tips, stay tuned for more posts.

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