It is estimated that 42 million Americans suffer from constipation at some point. While over-the-counter remedies do help, the problem is so severe in the US that there has been a marked rise in visits to the ER due to blocked colons among both adults and children. Waste retention is one of the worst things for digestive health – which, in turn, impacts your health quality over all. It places a most avoidable burden on your spleen, liver and kidneys in particular, since your blood first has to be filtered so it is free of accumulated toxins, fungi and bacteria.
An obstructed colon also means that precious nutrients from food are not being adequately absorbed. As a result, people with irregular bowel movements also often find that they suffer from lethargy and brain fog. Yeast infections have also been pinpointed as a causal connection between lack of focus and intestinal health. Not emptying the bowel to completion, and regularly, leaves fecal matter decaying in the tract – a breeding ground for fungi, bacteria such as candida albicans and toxins.
A colon cleanse, if it is done well, will also involve rebalancing your gut flora so that good bacteria is mostly present, with just the right small amounts of required ‘bad’ bacteria. When digestion is good, mood is lifted and your metabolism should work slightly better as well.
Epic Nutrition says Colon Detox will help you detox, be regular, have more energy, help weight loss and give you a gentle cleanse.
- Calcium (as Calcium Carbonate) Oat (seed)
- Alfalfa (leaf)
- Psyllium (husk)
- Lactobacillus acidophilus
- Rhubarb (root)
- Gentian (root)
- Buckthorn (bark)
- Microcrystalline Cellulose
- Magnesium Stearate (Vegetable)
- Silicon Dioxide
Epic nutrition says the supplement is designed to restore good bacteria in your colon/large intestine, and this is evident from the inclusion of the probiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus. Probiotics are also necessary for good digestion, which in turn, leads to a better uptake of nutrients, giving you more energy and improving mental processes, immunity and metabolic functions, among other things. Psyllium is a great natural remedy for constipation and gentle enough to be used often. The seeds swell when mixed with water, and lubricate the intestinal walls, which helps ease the movement of waste out of the body. Buckthorn is a stimulant laxative which works by causing the muscles in the intestines to contract. Gentian root and rhubarb are also linked to better ease of natural bowel movements. Alfalfa is a detox agent which will help the kidneys and liver.
Take two capsules with your first meal. Do this again with your last meal of the day if required, and if your body can tolerate it. Repeat daily for up to 15 days if required.
Possible Side Effects
Do not exceed the maximum time of 15 continuous days for using this herbal remedy. Side effects should be few and far in between but consult a doctor should you be pregnant nonetheless.
You cannot buy this product from the manufacturer and it is currently out of stock on Amazon. Various third-party resellers do distribute and sell the product; however it is unclear how much you will pay.
No guarantees or returns policies were uncovered for this product. This is always a red flag. Well-established makers who are confident in their products never fail to make guarantees available.
Conclusion of Our Colon Detox Review
The combination of herbs, fiber and nutrients that are synthesised to make this formula is ultimately quite unique. We agree with the maker that it will improve digestive health, promote regularity and give you a gentle cleanse. It is also good to see that the product formulation includes probiotics to help restore good bacterial function in the gut. Yes, you should also get the benefits of a good detox and therefore improved vitality – but as for weight loss, we are not so sure. Any weight loss as a result of using this product would be a once-off loss, we feel, and it would likely be due to the expulsion of excess fecal matter and liquids not a long-term metabolic reset.
The lack of a proper and freely accessible price point compounded by the lack of any seeming money-back guarantees make it impossible for us to feel confident recommending this product though. Digestive health is such a huge issue that the demand for gentle and natural colon cleansers has skyrocketed, so any supplement that was enjoying inherent market success would not be left wanting in this regard. This kind of coy or obscure marketing where both availability and price are hard to ascertain usually tell their own story – one that it is very positive.