Based on recent epidemiological investigations, the prevalence rates of constipation is 14.7%, (Dai et al, 2019) As there are no strict constipation reporting guidelines, reports of constipation can vary dramatically between 12-80%
Chronic constipation is described as a common complication determined by difficulty and/or rare passage of stool or both. Various factors are involved in the pathogenesis of the disease, including type of diet, genetic predisposition, colonic motility, absorption, hydration, stress, social economic status and biological and pharmaceutical factors. (Forootan et al, 2018)
Symptoms of constipation include:
- hard, dry, or lumpy stools
- stools that look like small stones or marbles
- pain and discomfort during bowel movements
- a feeling of being unable to empty the bowels fully
- a loss of appetite due to a continual sense of fullness
- a slightly swollen belly
The cause of constipation is often unknown. Mechanisms thought to play a role are a reduced peristalsis and a shift in the intestinal microbiota. It is suggested that the intestinal microbiota of constipated persons is in dysbiosis. It for example contains higher concentrations of Clostridia and Staphylococci compared to the intestinal microbiota of non- constipated persons.
Our constipation combo is addressing both the microbiome imbalance found in those with constipation and also supporting the peristalsis of the bowel while soothing the gut lining and restoring motility.
NDS® Probiolax is a multispecies probiotic product, designed with the specific aim to ease away constipation. NDS® Probiolax has been developed in close cooperation with the Children’s Hospital of the Academic Medical Centre (AMC) of the University of Amsterdam. The bacterial strains of NDS® Probiolax have been specifically selected for their capacity to:
–inhibit Clostridium difficile and Staphylococcus aureus
–produce lactic acid to improve the motility and peristalsis of the intestine
The strains contained in Probiolax are seen below:
(L. acidophilus, L. paracasei, L. salivarius, B. bifidum, B. lactis and B. longum)
A systemic review of probiotics effects on constipation found that probiotics may improve whole gut transit time, stool frequency, and stool consistency, with subgroup analysis indicating beneficial effects of B. lactis in particular. (this strain a major feature of our NDS Probiolax) (Dimidi et al, 2014)
BodyHealth Intestinal Cleanse contains 15 natural ingredients that work as a gentle cleanse supporting effective peristalsis of the bowel. This effective herbal blend works naturally overnight, supporting the colon in evacuating the stool without cramping or any sense of urgency or fear of embarrassment at having to “go or else”.
It also includes herbs to help rebuild and strengthen mucosal lining–repairing the damage from leaky gut and other intestinal damage that can impact your elimination systems.
Intestinal Cleanse even has multiple herbs with antifungal and anti-parasite compounds, to knock out any yeast or other bugs that may be hiding out in your system and secretly draining your health.
Body Health’s Intestinal cleanse is more than just a laxative. It’s is a solution for restoring balance to your gut.
If constipation is effecting your life both physically and mentally, why not try our constipation combo for fast gentle effective relief.