One of the biggest reasons why people fail to get with the colon cleanse program is because they continue to cling to traditional constipation remedies such as laxatives. However, one of the biggest issues with using this approach is that a laxative is merely a stop-gap measure that will relieve symptoms but fail to address the underlying problems. In addition, while using a bowel cleanser will bestow a number of additional benefits beyond constipation relief/prevention, a laxative may actually create more problems because they tend to be made with stimulants. Some problems associated with using a laxative as opposed to a bowel cleansing product include:
- Lack of concentration
- Hands and extremities may shake uncontrollably
- Insomnia or disturbed sleeping patterns
- Loss of energy, especially in midday
- May become addictive
- Dehydration –and thus, even more constipation problems
- May not be able to have a normal bowel movement without laxatives after using them for an extended period of time
In the majority of cases, laxatives cause the contraction of the muscles in the colon to cause a bowel movement. In time, these muscles will become permanently damaged when laxatives are used for long periods of time. A colon cleanser, however, does not use stimulants and is not designed to force a bowel movement. Instead, bowel cleansers are designed to do the following:
- Dissolve all accumulated feces stuck to the walls of the colon and intestines
- Destroy any parasites clinging to the walls of the colon or intestines
- Kill or eradicate harmful bacteria that are present in colon due to the accumulation of feces
- Restore intestinal flora
Because a colon cleansing product dissolves the feces and undigested food that have formed layer after layer along the walls of the colon and intestines, it will actually reduce the chances for blockages to occur. When a bowel cleansing product is used periodically and correctly, the need for laxatives and other short term constipation remedies will be lowered significantly.
There can be parasites in your colon such as the hook worm and they cling to the walls of the colon and intestines. These parasites deplete nutrients, can cause malnutrition, and may weaken the immune system. An effective bowel cleanser will destroy these harmful parasites along with the harmful bacteria that congregate in the colon.
Intestinal flora are very important to your health because when their populations are strong, it is hard for the harmful bacteria to live in the gastrointestinal tract. In addition, flora will help remove toxins and aid in the production of Vitamin B which helps with digestion. Bowel cleansers can help restore intestinal flora while laxatives and other traditional constipation remedies will not.
Hopefully, this colon cleanse review has helped clarify the differences between products that help eliminate accumulated waste and feces in the gastrointestinal tract—and the more traditional short-term constipation remedies like the laxative. It is important to only use products made with all natural ingredients in your colon cleanse program because cleansers made with chemicals and other harsh ingredients will increase the chances for side effects and may not prove as effective.
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