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The secrets to a healthy colon: go with your gut

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Have you thought about your colon lately? Your colon, or large intestine, is the last few feet of your digestive tract, and is essential to your overall health and wellbeing. Apart from being the last stop for digested waste before we flush it down the loo, our colon, along with the skin, kidneys and lungs, is a major organ for the elimination of toxins and waste.

When it isn’t working properly, and bowel movements aren’t regular or normal, stored waste and toxins can accumulate and compromise our health. Often the first signs that ‘things aren’t right’ includes symptoms like constipation, gas, bloating, diarrhea, fatigue or just not feeling 100%. This is when colon care is particularly important.

The importance of Probiotics in supporting colon health

Simple steps can help keep this vital organ healthy. In addition to avoiding the usual culprits like heavily processed food, fried and sugary foods, alcohol and soft drink, try swapping them with fresh fruit and veggies, high in nutrients and fibre, and drink plenty of water. One of the simplest and best ways to care for your colon, is to support your digestive system with a good quality daily probiotic specially formulated for intestinal care, with clinically tested strains.

Why? Because one of the key reasons your colon may not be operating effectively is because the balance of good and bad bacteria in your digestive system is out of balance. Improving the health of your digestive system is often a simple, straightforward process of achieving the right balance of good and bad gut bacteria. A good probiotic specially formulated for colon and bowel care can help achieve this healthy balance.

A healthy balanced colon is a wonderful thing.

Three very positive changes occur when your good-to-bad intestinal bacteria ratio is brought into balance:

  1. Your digestive symptoms often diminish or disappear, leaving you comfortable and free to enjoy every day to the fullest.
  2. Your body better absorbs and uses nutrients from food, and hydration from water, so you feel and look better.
  3. Your immune system is better equipped help keep you well, contributing to a happier and healthier life.

Can probiotics fight inflammation in the bowel?

Many of the more serious bowel and colon problems are believed to stem from inflammation of the bowel. Bowel inflammation is potentially quite serious and can lead to major bowel health problems. Some studies suggest that probiotics can help reduce colon inflammation, which is why it is particularly important to choose a probiotic specifically designed to support bowel and colon health. For example, Lactobacillus is a well studied strain known to treat and prevent common problems of the colon and digestive tract such as indigestion, diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome and bowel inflammation.

It is vitally important that if you are concerned about your bowel and colon health, or notice any changes to your bowel motions, you seek medical attention immediately.

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