When you consume and digest food, your body must release what’s left after your small intestine has absorbed all the nutrients that can be utilized. Elimination of waste and toxins is crucial to keep the digestive system healthy and working efficiently.
Healthy bowel movements allow you to empty your colon frequently enough where you don’t feel bloated or in discomfort. Healthy bowel movements should also not place a strain on your body where you are struggling to eliminate. The Bristol Stool Scale is a chart you can reference to see where you fall with the health of your stool and what it may indicate.
Constipation can occur from time to time, however, when it becomes frequent or chronic, dietary or supplemental changes should be considered. Constipation is generally described as having fewer than three bowel movements per week. If waste sits in your colon too long it will dehydrate and harden which can lead to further constipation.
Side effects of constipation can include: water retention, brain fog, fatigue, bloating/distention, pain, and hemorrhoids. There are several possible contributing factors to constipation and there are several remedies or ingredients that may help. GI Assist has selected the most effective natural ingredients to help ease and/or prevent constipation while improving the health of the gut and colon.
Gut health may benefit from incorporating aloe vera, whether it’s in the form of a drink, supplement, or other food. Aloe vera has enzymes that can aid in the digestion of sugars and fats and maintain the health of your digestive system. It can also help to lessen any inflammation in the intestines and stomach often caused by IBS.
Aloe is frequently used to enhance gastrointestinal motility. Aloe vera has been found to be effective and safe for the treatment of patients with IBS compared to placebo in clinical studies.(1) GI Assist includes 50 mg of aloe vera powder to help calm the bowels for improved elimination.
Magnesium acts as an osmotic laxative by attracting water to the intestines. This increase in fluids encourages motility, or bowel movement. GI Assist contains 20mg of magnesium to help pull water to the intestines to encourage motility.
Acacia Gum is a soluble fiber that helps sustain the good bacteria in the gut, boost probiotic bacteria, slow down gastric emptying, and induce satiety. Constipation can be avoided and gastrointestinal transit time can be increased by consuming more insoluble fiber, which enhances fecal bulking. We have included 5000 mg in our gut and digestion support supplement GI assist.
The small intestine and the large intestine use glutamine as a source of energy. It is the gut’s preferred fuel source and essential for maintaining gut villi, which keeps germs from penetrating the intestinal wall or small intestine. L-glutamine aids those who suffer from IBS by defending the digestive system’s mucous barrier. During digestion, the mucous membrane prevents bacterial invasion. Gi assist contains 3500 mg.
For individuals dealing with irregular bowel movements, constipation, poor gut health and/or digestion, GI Assist may be perfect option for you when paired with a nutrient dense diet containing plenty of healthy fiber.