All too often, we spend so much of our time focusing on our outer appearance that we forget about the benefit of looking after our insides.
To maintain a truly healthy body both inside and out, you need to nourish and look after every aspect – and one that many people might forget about is the colon.
All about the colon
The colon is part of your digestive system, and is found within the body along with the other internal organs that help your body break down and absorb the nutrients from the food you eat.
You may know it by the more recognisable name of the large intestine. As a part of your digestive system, the colon plays a very important role in keeping our bodies functioning and healthy.
Physically, it's a muscular tube that’s typically around five feet long and consists of four sections – the ascending colon, the transverse colon, the descending colon, and the sigmoid colon, which is the part that’s attached to the rectum.
The colon plays a major role in helping your body get rid of the leftovers it no longer needs from the food you have eaten. Healthy bacteria within the colon break down the material that passes through it before moving this waste into the rectum.
What is a colon cleanse?
So far, so good. However, when your colon isn’t working as well as it should be, this can cause a variety of problems in your body, ranging from bloating and stomach pains to weight gain from insufficient nutrient absorption.
As well as this, you might be surprised at how much toxic waste your body carries within its bowels. The body is subject to both exogenous (chemicals made outside of the body) and endogenous (those produced inside your body) toxins which have the potential to harm your cells.
The colon naturally plays a major part in eliminating the toxins that can build up from normal metabolic activities and other sources, but undertaking a colon cleanse could help to boost your colon’s ability to eliminate these toxins from your body and leave your insides even healthier and more purified than before.
The idea behind colon cleansing and hydrotherapy can be first traced back to the Egyptians, who were recorded as practicing the most basic form of colon cleansing (the enema) as far back as the 14th century B.C.
Of course, today there have been many medical advances which have influenced the way colon cleansing is carried out. Now, the process of a colon cleanse involves using various methods to flush out the toxins that have built up in your body.
While some methods involve the insertion of tubes or other equipment into the body, oral cleansing simply uses specific herbs, dietary supplements and other materials to encourage your body to eject the toxins on its own.
Before doing any form of colon cleanse, however, it’s important to consult your healthcare professional as there are a variety of side effects which can occur. These include cramping, nausea, bloating and an increased risk of dehydration.
What ingredients are most effective in colon cleansing?
Many natural herbs and plants are relatively common and highly effective for colon cleansing, such as fennel seed, pumpkin seed, buckthorn root and citrus pectin.
Some of the most effective ingredients to look out for in an oral cleansing supplement include senna and cascara sagrada. Senna is a herb that acts as an extremely powerful laxative, while cascara sagrada has also been used for many years as a laxative.
Taken as directed in low doses, these natural ingredients can help bring about a more effective colon cleanse.
The benefits of a colon cleanse are wide-ranging. Its main advantage is that it gets rid of any harmful toxins that may have built up in your body. However, it can also help your digestive system and prevent constipation, increase your body’s ability to absorb vitamins and nutrients and it may even decrease the risk of colon cancer.
What symptoms should I look out for?
If you’re suffering from frequent gas and bloating issues, irritable bowel syndrome or occasional constipation, a colon cleanse could be very helpful. Other symptoms, such as a protruding belly or powerful food cravings, may also be signs that your body needs a colon cleanse.
MaritzMayer Super Colon Cleanse 1800 is a combination of herbs, prebiotics and probiotics that stimulate colon cleansing and removal of harmful toxins, parasites and impacted waste matter from your colon. The detoxifying process leaves you feeling great. It is available for secure order from our online shop.
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