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Article: Ingredients in Colon Cleanse Supplements: Are They Safe? by ColonCleanse
 
This article originally appeared on the Colon Clarify website

If you are planning to buy colon cleanse products, among the things you are probably considering are the ingredients of these popular yet somewhat infamous products. colon cleanse products are food supplements and are made from supposed herbal ingredients. Herbal medications are both advantageous and risky, especially if your source is not reliable. They have several benefits because they are made from natural ingredients and free of the harmful chemicals and strong substances that are often found in the usual medications people take. But they can also be risky because herbal medicines may contain certain ingredients that may interact with other medications. Nonetheless, the fact that colon cleanse products are herbal should mean that they are safe—but are they always? In order to understand how safe colon cleanse products are, it is necessary to know the common ingredients used in these medications.

Psyllium seed husks are among the more popular ingredients in colon cleansing supplements, whether they’re pills or the powdered types that you drink with water. A gentle cleanser, this husk is very fibrous, obviously giving it the ability to expel the accumulated wastes in your body. When mixed with water, psyllium husk becomes gel-like—and this action is what makes psyllium seed husks an effective colon cleanse ingredient. Inside your body, this gelling action draws toxins and wastes out of your system. Remember that most of the waste is stuck to the walls of your colon, so normal bowel movements cannot eradicate them. But because of the gelling action of the psyllium husk, these toxins are flushed out together.

As the process indicated illustrates, the function of the psyllium husk is very gentle and non-evasive. However, it may also take out the moisture in your body, so it is important to increase water intake when taking colon cleansing products. Not only will the water help aid in the cleansing of your body, this will also replace whatever moisture you lost due to taking the psyllium husk.

Another common colon cleanse ingredient is bentonite clay, or volcanic ash. This, in turn, is a laxative, so it promotes the increase of waste expulsion in the body. In short, if you use colon cleanse products with bentonite clay, you will experience an increase in your bowel movements. While some say this is extremely inconvenient, this is actually healthy. Bentonite clay also promotes good digestion even though it forces the waste out. This is because bentonite clay has bacteria and certain chemicals that help the digestive system regain its natural flora. Remember that the digestive system has its own set of good bacteria that helps maintain the natural flow in the body. With the use of colon cleanse products; there is a chance that this flow may be interrupted. But bentonite clay prevents this from happening, making the process of colon cleansing effective as well as safe.

You should avoid colon cleanse products that use chemical laxatives. These chemicals force the wastes and the toxins out of the body, but they also kill the good bacteria in the colon. Natural colon cleanse products—such as the ones with psyllium husk and bentonite clay—are safer choices.

 

 

 
 

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