Food as we all know when consumed gets digested by our bodies, and the once the nutrients from them are absorbed, the unwanted waste materials are then excreted out. However, the waste substances never get thrown out entirely. Small amounts gets collected on the walls of the colon, and begin to build up there. This waste buildup in the colon can be deleterious, because these wastes result in toxin buildup, thereby damaging body cells and hampering proper functioning of the digestive tract.
Colon cleansing is a process in which the colon is emptied of all waste materials by using certain colon cleansing products that stimulate bowel movements. This will help get rid of detrimental toxins that could otherwise conduce to colon cancer. Better digestion, increased energy and stronger immune system are also the other benefits of having a colon cleansing process done. Of the different types of colon cleansers (teas, enemas, laxatives, supplements) available, colon cleanse pills is one type of colon cleansing product.
Colon Cleanse Pills
The market is loaded with thousands of different pills for clearing the colon. These pills range from laxatives to enemas. People taking such pills for emptying the bowel of all wastes and toxins, usually have to spend the next 72 hours making frequent visits to the toilet. Thus, working people cannot carry out a colon cleanse on a regular working day.
Colon cleanse pills generally come in bottle packs that are 30 - 60 in number. The pill is usually taken in the morning on an empty stomach along with a glass of water, and then the dose is gradually increased till a person experiences 2 - 3 bowel movements a day. The dosage and time at which the pill has to be taken will be explained by your doctor.
All pills available in the market tout that they can clear the bowel instantly and safely. However, are all the claims true? No! Not all pills are safe and effective. Thus, before taking any pill it is important to consult your health care provider, who will guide you regarding the brand and dosage.
Are Colon Cleanse Pills Safe?
The main disadvantage associated with these pills is that it causes the colon to become dependent on it for colon cleansing. Using these pills over a long period of time will cause the colon to lose its natural ability of emptying the colon. Moreover, some of these pills contain very harsh laxatives, which can conduce to problems like nausea, vomiting, acne outbreaks, and even severe stomach pain. They also leave a person feeling heavy and toxic at the end. Thus, these side effects have to be kept in mind before taking these pills.
Some even use these pills for weight loss, as they stimulate bowel movements and clear the bowels completely. This results in loss of weight. However, using colon cleansers to lose weight is not a very good idea, simply because it is not a healthy way of losing weight. Taking pills to lose weight is ridiculous because one does not lose fat. All one loses is toxins and wastes. It clears your digestive tract but does not burn fat cells (although metabolism rate increases slightly). What is mainly lost is water weight which will be regained once your colon ends its cleansing process.
It is important to consult your health care provider before taking such pills. Moreover, besides the common discomfort experienced before a bowel movement, if you experience strong, stabbing pain during or after the cleanse, consult your doctor immediately. Moreover, avoid relying on such pills too much!
Disclaimer: This HolisticZine article is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.