Constipation can often be overcome with a few simple steps and these natural products.
Core Protocol for overcoming Constipation
For more information on why and how to use the products listed above:
Hydration Start by ensuring that you are properly hydrated. Remember that sodas, coffee, beer, wine , alcohol do not hydrate. Dehydration can cause or worsen constipation. [see Hydration Guidelines]
Magnesium Citrate capsules by Exodus Herbs is critical because low magnesium levels is a direct cause of constipation. Constipation can often be relieved by just taking magnesium for one or two days. Magnesium citrate capsules are the least expensive and well tolerated form of magnesium. However, you can also take Natural Calm by Natural Vitality if you prefer magnesium that you mix in water to make a fizzy drink. [for more information and dosage recommendations, see: Magnesium, How to Take and Why]
Bowel Cleanse Formula
Bowel Cleanse Formula by Exodus Herbs contains herbs effective in alleviating constipation and increasing bowel activity. This formula may be necessary when constipation is a long standing pattern or there has not been a bowel movement for some time. Not to be used for extended periods of time. [Liquid tincture 1/2 to 1 tsp 3x daily or 3 caps 3x daily until bowel movement]
Bowel Detox Tea
Bowel Detox Tea by Exodus Herbs. Will stimulate the bowels to aid cleansing and detoxification. May be used in place of Bowel Cleanse formula.
Lifestyle factors are critical, especially eating less processed foods, managing stress levels, exercise, proper sleep etc.
[See What Dose of Herbal Medicine do I take and how much do I need to buy? and to help choose between liquid herbal tinctures or herbal capsules, see When should I use Liquid herbal tinctures or herbal capsules and what's the difference?]
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