The colon (large intestine) is one of the major parts of the digestive system that helps absorb water and minerals and eliminate waste. Healthy bacteria in the colon help in the digestive process and serve important functions such as protecting the body from harmful microorganisms, processing remaining food particles and maintaining proper pH balance.
A healthy colon is essential to an efficiently working digestive system and overall good health. When the colon is not functioning as it should, the stool can become too hard and constipation may result. Constipation can leave you feeling uncomfortable and bloated. It can also cause anal fissures and hemorrhoids. On the contrary, if water isn’t absorbed in the colon, diarrhea can develop. Diarrhea can lead to a loss of electrolytes, such as sodium, magnesium, and potassium. An imbalance in electrolytes can cause problems, such as dehydration, irregular heartbeats, muscle weakness and much more….
Cleansing the colon can do a world of good to the body. A healthy diet combined with the right supplements can provide a gentle colon cleanse, maintain regularity and prevent constipation, help detox and rejuvenate and hence promote overall health.