Colon Cleanser

Colon Cleansers - What to Look for in a Program
By Ryan Harrison, MA, BCIH

While the concept of cleansing the colon is popular, it isn’t new; natural cleansing processes have been utilized throughout the world for centuries. The tradition continues today, and many different products have arisen to answer the call for a way to cleanse the colon without harsh chemicals or ingredients.

Colon Cleanser Checklist
There are some products out there, however, that are thinly veiled, low-quality attempts to cash in on a potential market. You can protect yourself, your well-being, and your wallet by knowing what makes for a good cleansing program. Here are the components to put on your colon cleansing program “checklist”:


  • Aloe Vera
    A Convenient and User-Friendly Program.
    Let’s be honest, the more difficult the colon cleansing procedure, the less likely most people are to start it, let alone see it through. Luckily, cleansing is not as difficult as you may think. You shouldn’t have to make trips to and from an expensive facility or specialist, and in general, the program needn’t be uncomfortable or something so complicated that you don’t want to try it again.

    Look for a cleansing program that comes pre-assembled and ready-to-use so that you do not have to spend hours searching for all the right components. But be aware and do your research: never sacrifice quality for convenience. The right colon cleanse program will offer both.

  • Natural, “Human-Friendly” Ingredients.
    You should only use a cleansing program if it contains 100% natural, non-genetically modified ingredients. After all, you can’t expect to help your body cleanse itself by pouring more potentially-harmful synthetic chemicals into it!

    Look for a program that uses herbs (like psyllium, aloe, ginger, and turmeric) that have a long history of therapeutic, cleansing use. Steer clear of anything with ingredients that you can’t pronounce.

 

  • Intestinal/Colon Cleansing Support.
    Making sure that the bowels are consistently active is vital to health. A compromised colon – caused largely by a poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle – can lead to constipation, bloating, and gas, among other unpleasant results. These common symptoms are more than just an inconvenience – they can lead to more serious health problems.


    Psyllium fiber powder
    A good cleansing program will
    specifically target the intestines and should have a natural, herbal fiber blend. Taken on a daily basis (with plenty of water), a blend of soluble and insoluble fiber will sweep the colon clean, helping to support bowel regularity and maintain healthy cholesterol and insulin levels.

  • Liver and Blood Support.
    Any good cleansing program will include a component that directly works to support liver and blood health. As your body’s primary blood filter, the liver is a vital organ connected to overall health and wellness. Everything that is absorbed into your blood from eating and drinking – nutrients and toxins – has to pass through the liver, which determines whether the blood circulates nutrients to the rest of the body or the body flushes the toxins away. Your liver is essentially your body’s internal “poison control center.” Hundreds of different reactions take place there to keep you safe from dangerous chemicals.


    Milk thistle
    So, be sure that you find a cleansing program that
    contains safe, herbal approaches to supporting liver health and blood cleansing. One of the chief ingredients should be milk thistle extract (also called silymarin). There is plenty of research showing the efficacy of milk thistle in supporting the liver. Look for a product that contains a standardized extract to ensure potency.

While it sounds like a large bill to fill, a good cleanser will meet and/or exceed all these suggestions. Because colon cleansing is such an item of interest lately – and with good reason – your options are fairly open.

Colonix® Cleansing Program

One of the best cleanses on the market today is DrNatura’s Colonix Program. An advanced internal cleansing program, it uses a three-pronged approach to ensure natural, yet effective, cleansing results:

  • an herbal liver support supplement (containing milk thistle extract);
  • a premium proprietary blend of soluble and insoluble plant fibers;
  • a naturally caffeine-free herbal tea to help support healthy bowel function.

Colonix Program by DrNatura meets all of the requirements for an optimal, all natural cleanse.

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Related Products
  • Colonix® Program
    The cleanse of choice for over 1 million customers. Gentle, all natural & vegetarian detox to cleanse the colon and liver.*

  • Toxinout® herbal supplement
    Proprietary formula that includes milk thistle and key amino acids to help the body protect itself from free radical damage.*

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*These statement have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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KleriTea® herbal tea contains senna and is designed for short-term and occasional use only. Long-term continuous use is not recommended.

NOTICE: Taking Colonix® fiber without enough liquid may cause choking. Do not use this product if you have difficulty swallowing.

DetoxiGreen® contains soy. Do not use this product if you are allergic to soy or have a medical condition that can be affected by consumption of soy.

Do not use Toxinout® herbal supplement if you have kidney disease.

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