Thinking of doing a colon cleanse? You’re in the right place, because you’re going to learn about real benefits of colon cleansing with herbs.
Unlike some unnatural alternatives (like pharmaceutical laxatives or enemas) that prevent you from walking 5 feet from a toilet, an herbal colon cleanse is safe, gentle, and effective.
If you’re like the millions of Americans every year who struggle with occasional constipation, an herbal colon cleanse is a miracle.
There are many types of herbs you can use, but we favor two main, ancient herbs: Cascara Sagrada and Senna Leaf.
Each of these herbs helps you poop regularly and naturally, because they act on your normal intestinal processes.
Cascara Sagrada, for example, promotes peristalsis and stool evacuation. It’s a powerful colon cleanse herb and is found in these herbal colon cleanses.
The other herb that shines in helping you poop regularly is Senna Leaf. This leaf has shown to act upon the large intestine by, once again, stimulating peristalsis.
You see, both of your intestines have this integral function called peristalsis, which is a kind of “wave-like” movement that pushes contents to your colon. The right herbs, when used in a colon cleanse formula, help your bowels perform peristalsis better.
And when you choose Cascara or Senna, you can bet you’ll start pooping more regularly within no time at all.
2. Alleviates painful bowel movements.
There’s nothing more embarrassing than being scared to go to the restroom because you don’t want to feel pain.
That’s no way to live. Thankfully, one of the benefits of a colon cleanse is to help alleviate painful movements.
For example, one of our customers who has taken My Gentle Detox for almost 15 years (!) used to experience painful movements. Now she doesn’t.
I’ve been using this since 2006, and it’s the only thing I use to go to the bathroom with. Pain medications used to cause me difficulty with irregularity. It’s by far the best for me. I highly recommend it to anyone – Cheri M.
One of the ways colon cleanses can alleviate painful bowel movements is by softening your stool. Once again, we have the two star ingredients joining this benefit list, along with added Aloe Vera.
Aloe Vera, along with boasting so many other benefits, is an incredible ingredient for herbal colon cleanses. Actually, the Aloe Vera family is the most biologically active of the Aloe species, and when saddled up against other laxative agents, has shown improved constipation indicators (bowel movement frequency, stool consistency, etc.).
While you definitely want to see your doctor if you’re suffering from real, chronic constipation, a natural, herbal colon cleanse is perfect for the rest of us who just need to alleviate some discomfort in the down-there region.
3. Reduces bowel-related bloating.
If you get bloated the same week every month on the dot, that might be menstruation. But if you experience bloating often, and you think it’s related to your digestion, then an herbal colon cleanse is a perfect fit.
First, if you’re bloated, you should first think about the foods you’ve been eating. They are generally the first culprit.
Consuming an excess in sodium, for example, is sure to be a bloater. The American Heart Association recommends a maximum of 2300mg a day, but advises you shoot for 1500mg. Here is what’s scary: more than 70% of the sodium we consume is from our food, not from the salt shaker.
Other items that may bloat you include heavy starches (bread, potato, pasta) and artificial sweeteners (commonly found in soda pop and “flavor enhancers” for water).
While you definitely want reduce your intake of these two, colon cleansing can take your fight against bloating to the next level.
Linda Lee Ann, M.D. at Johns Hopkins Medicine cites “constipation” as one of the commonest causes of bloating. As Lee says:
The longer your stool sits in your colon, the more time bacteria have to ferment what’s there. You’re going to get gassier, and you’re going to feel a lot more bloated.
The more effective your digestive system is at removing build-up, the less likely you’ll suffer from bloating.
And what’s a better way to improve your digestive system? Chemicals, or natural herbs?
4. Improves your digestion.
When your digestive system isn’t running at its top gear, your body suffers. In fact, if your digestive system were to shut down, the body couldn’t nourish itself or get rid of waste.
For digestive health, your best bet is to eat healthily, and “[eliminate] acidic things from the diet, such as tomatoes, onions, and red wine,” says Dr. Larry Good, a gastroenterologist associated with South Nassau Communities Hospital.
Even drinking alcohol can disrupt your digestive system (but we’re level-headed, so we’re not going to tell you to ditch the wine).
After all, everything we consume is filtered through our digestive system: so if we neglect it over and over again, we can’t expect it to be 100% healthy.
That’s why one of the grandest health benefits of a natural colon cleanse is digestive health.
The herbs in this colon cleanse deal not only address your intestines, but also your liver, blood cholesterol, and skin!
There are other factors too that affect your digestive health, such as the foods you eat. Incorporating high-fiber foods is an excellent addition to your herbal colon cleanse.
Here are some foods that are helpful for your digestion: dark, leafy greens (broccoli, kale, spinach); legumes (chickpeas, kidney/pinto/black beans); fruit (raspberries, apples, figs); and nuts (chia seeds, oats); and, of course, dark chocolate.
When you feed your body the natural ingredients it craves, you’ll find your digestive health improves tremendously.
5. Supports healthy weight loss.
Yes, that’s correct: Colon cleanses can help weight loss… but there’s a catch.
Weight loss from a colon cleanse is not sustained weight loss.
After immediately starting your herbal colon cleanse, you are likely to see experience a decrease in weight–but that’s because of the excess build-up you just removed from your body.
Certain colon cleansing herbs that act on the intestines, such as Cascara Sagrada, promote stool evacuation, which means you’ll be evacuating more than a little bit of waste.
For prolonged weight loss, however, you’ll want to focus on three cardinal factors:
A healthy diet, filled with fiber and supplemented with occasional colon cleansing.
Plenty of exercise–at least 4 times a week, and accompanied by drinking more water.
Consistency: the day-by-day pressing on toward your weight loss goal no matter the difficulties.
Click here to read about an herb that crushes your appetite.
6. Helps keep liver and other organs safe.
When it comes to natural colon cleansing, you’ll notice there are side-benefits that you never even expected. One of those is increased organ health.
Depending on the herbs you use, your colon cleanse can either be straight-to-the-point or a holistic solution for digestive health. We prefer the latter.
Dandelion and Fennel, for example, each come naturally with antioxidant benefits as well as the ability to fight constipation.
Dandelion, for one, is a potent diuretic, which means it increases the amount of water and salt passed with urine. When added to a colon cleanse formula, you get a two-in-one “detoxing” benefit.
Dandelion, of course, is also a wonderful digestive stimulant, and has been used for gastrointestinal problems for ages.Fennel, similarly, is a boon to colon cleansing.
The seed is not only very rich in fiber (but why not eat dark chocolate for fiber?), but also filled with “antioxidant, antitumor, chemopreventive, cytoprotective, hepatoprotective, hypoglycemic, and oestrogenic activities” (the “hepaprotective” meaning protecting the liver).[9,10]
It’s no doubt that if you’re going to do a colon cleanse, it should be one filled with herbs, leaves, and roots, so you get all the concomitant benefits of the ingredients!
Click here to try an all-natural colon cleanse made with the herbs from above.
Remember when the FDA didn’t care what companies put in pills… but then they started to care a whole lot, and every malicious company was either shut down or sued?
And this is why we have trust issues.
Are colon cleanse pills safe to take? Absolutely, as long as you trust the company selling them you to.
In this post you are going to learn…
What colon cleanse pills do
Why they are safe to take
Why toxins have nothing to do with colon cleansing
Capiche? Sweet. But before we begin…
What do colon cleanse pills do?
Here it’s important to understand the main types of colon cleansing. For brevity’s sake, I will summarize them into 3 categories:
Water-based, which use water to flush out your colon.
Diet-based, by eating types of foods (I’m including juicing).
Ingredient-based (capsules packed with natural ingredients).
Colon cleanse pills fall into the 3rd category, ingredient-based, because that’s the only time you’ll be taking a pill.
Generally, the ingredients within a colon cleanse pill are all-natural ingredients; while that’s true for our colon cleanse, it’s certainly not for all of them.
When judging the safety of a colon cleanse pill, you always need to dive deeply into the ingredients in each capsule, hoping that the company selling them is transparent about their ingredients.
When you ingest a capsule–usually a gelatin or vegetarian capsule–it gets broken down upon digestion, and the ingredients within the capsule are released and absorbed by your body.
Gelatin capsules, for example, dissolve within minutes upon entering the body, and are 100% safe to consume. Some capsules also feature secondary ingredients like Magnesium Stearate: all this does is help keep the ingredients from sticking to each other, and is also 100% safe to digest.
As long as the colon cleanse pills are safe to use, you will be safe to consume them. Just follow the directions on the label to ensure you are following the daily recommended dosage (usually one per day).
But here’s the catch…
For some absurd reason, every time someone asks the internet about the safety of colon cleansing pills, an infamous word is brought up…
Toxins. Oh, can’t this trend just die already?
Back in ancient history, the Egyptians believed in a theory of “auto-intoxication“: the belief that the colon’s contents would, while decompose, intoxicate the body. This, we know now, is a farce.
If our body poisoned itself every time we ate (or had to go poop), we’d all be dead yesterday.
What’s more poisoning is the equating of colon cleansing and “toxin purging.”
If you, for example, browse the reviews for our colon cleanse products, none of them mention toxins.
I think it’s because they weren’t cleansing for that reason in the first place.
The verdict: natural pills are safe.
All that we ask is that you do your research. Don’t do something or add something to your body before seriously considering how safe it is for you.
You have one body, so treat it like it’s a temple.
You might be thinking, “Woah, are you espousing theft?” to which I’ll reply, “Can you not use big words around me?”
Today, we’re talking about Aloe Vera: and I think I need to explain what this thing is.
Aloe Vera is a natural plant–and ingredient–you’ve probably had all over your body: you don’t know it, but it’s been lodged in many creams, sunscreens, and shampoos you’ve used.
Don’t worry: This plant is awesome. Some have called it a global panacea (a “cure for everything”); some use it for healing burns and skin ailments; some use it as in moisturizing shampoos; and some, like us, use it in natural colon cleanses.
But how do you get your hand on one?
Welcome to another episode of terrible tutorials that may or may not provide you any value whatsoever.
Tutorial #66: How to Steal Your Neighbor’s Aloe Vera
As is normal with any tutorial (at least our tutorials), we need to start with a definition.
Clearly, we have to define “steal.” That’s the only obviously-ambiguous word we’re working with.
1. To take something that doesn’t belong to you without permission. Example: “Mom, the bully stole my lunch money again.” -Every day of my childhood.
2. To borrow an item indefinitely, for personal pleasure (usu. bookended with lying quotations). Example: “I may have to “steal” your aloe because I don’t want to buy any.” -Your excuse after reading this.
Since you have a better chance stealing aloe vera than you do stealing someone’s heart (let’s be realistically sad for a moment), the following steps are like chicken soup for the kleptomaniacs’s soul.
1. Recon: Find which neighbor has the green stuff growing in their lawn.
We’re wading into some questionable territory if I ask you to hop someone’s fence to get some aloe. It should be in plain, walkable sight.
Let’s face it: exercise is too much work. Period. If you have to sweat, you might as well buy it on Amazon.
Anyway, use binoculars. I suggest ones you could buy at Walmart (because supporting local businesses is too millennial).
2. Grab some scissors: like the ones you cut food with.
Honestly, having aloe vera juice on your scissors is probably cleaner than using them to cut the processed stuff you buy at the store. Also, kitchen scissors are generally larger and more durable, which means you can harvest even more aloe from your neighbor’s plant.
You can use something like pliers or band cutters, but let’s not get industrial here: it’s just casual petty theft.
3. Go in for the kill (and wear your running shoes just in case).
You’ve eyed the plant; you’ve ensured no cars were parked in the driveway. You’ve ordered pizza to the address just to see if someone is home.
While crouching (optional: while wearing a ski mask), position the scissors at the base of one of its stems. This is vital, because if you kill the plant, you can’t keep free-loading from this same plant for the next 10 years.
Sprint away. You cannot experience the freedom of herbal theft by walking.
4. Use aloe in everything: you’re now a homeopath.
Create your own smelly deodorant with aloe. Craft your own shampoo with aloe. Knit a sweater with aloe.
Now all you need to do is tell all your friends on Facebook how homemade-everything is the best, and people who still use store-bought deodorant are earth-destroyers.
Know someone who likes or grows aloe? Share this with ’em.*Disclaimer: Please don’t steal. This was satire.