Colon cleanses, fad or future? Are cleanses just another health gimmick for supplement companies to line their shelves with another product?
Perhaps you tried a natural colon cleanse in the past but didn’t really feel a difference. We totally get that there are boatloads of bogus detox products on the market. While in fact many cleanses are indeed gimmicks, don’t blow off the idea of detoxification just yet.
Table Of Contents:
- How Your Body Becomes Toxified
- How Your Body Handles Toxins
- Why You Need A Colon Cleanse
- What's In Your Gut
- Undergoing A Natural Colon Cleanse
How Your Body Becomes Toxified:
Cleansing refers to the process of flushing accumulated toxins out of your body. Over the years, your body accrues all sorts of impurities. Yes, a poor diet is a large part of it, but other factors are also at play. Other ways your body accumulates toxins including:
- Drinking Alcohol
- Smoking Cigarettes
- Breathing in poor quality air
- Exposure through the skin, such as swimming in a chlorinated swimming pool
How Your Body Handles Toxins
A colon cleanse occurs naturally in the body. Your gut is resilient and has the self-sustaining ability to produce enzymes that break down the toxins. Much of that bad stuff is then shuttled to the kidney, liver, or colon where the organ handles the elimination process. Your body is able to eliminate toxins in 4 key organs:
- The liver allows the entry of nutrients while blocking toxins. The toxins are transferred into the stomach bile where they’re eliminated through the intestines.
- The kidneys filter toxins from the bloodstream and eliminate them through urine.
- The colon eliminates toxins through bowel movements.
- The lungs are the body’s air purifiers and filter out harmful air particulates and vapors. The lungs have hair-like filaments called cilia that catch pollutants (much like the hair in your nostrils).
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Why You Need A Colon Cleanse:
You may wonder, then, why a gut cleanse is necessary at all when your internal system is already adept at handling this task. Here’s the thing: your stomach starts off like a well-maintained car. Everything initially operates in smooth order. However, as you rack up the miles, the oil begins to dirty and slowly becomes sludge. The filter also begins clogging up. The end results? Less miles to the gallon and more emissions.
A similar analogy can be made about your gut and digestive tract. By eating nutrient-dense foods and following a natural colon cleanse protocol, you are essentially changing your body’s oil and filter.†
What’s In Your Gut?:
This isn’t meant as a scare tactic, but your body is teeming with impurities that really shouldn’t be in there. We have already mentioned the word toxins several times. It’s somewhat of a catch-all word to refer to any and all impurities. What exactly do these toxins consist of?
Undigested Food Residue
Poor digestion results in partially digested food. Some of it remains in your body where it creates blockages and impairs circulation. Undigested food can also ferment and become acidic, creating an environment for bad bacteria to thrive.†
Environmental pollutants include pollution from car emissions and factories, second-hand smoke, bleach and ammonia from household cleaners, etc.†
The water we consume has pollutants, even if the H2O is from a bottled source. This includes fluoride and scores of mineral deposits. One study even found traces of pharmaceutical drugs, such as the antianxiety medication meprobamate and the anticonvulsant drug carbamazepine.†
The skin is porous and absorbs anything applied topically. Hygiene items like lotions and skin creams contain all sorts of synthetics. Even shampoo contains unnatural chemicals like parabens, triclosan, and formaldehyde.†
Undergoing A Natural Colon Cleanse:
There is a lot of unnecessary junk in your body. Even if you’re a major health buff who only shops at health food stores, there is simply no way for your body to completely avoid external pollutants.
This is why it’s a major health benefit to periodically perform a gut cleanse. How do you go about this? Don't worry we've got you covered, we’ll go more into detail in other posts where we list the best types of foods, teas, and herbal supplements. We’ll also discuss other factors like cycle duration and frequency.†
For now, just know that it doesn’t require any drastic lifestyle overhauls. You don’t have to become a raw foodie or anything like that. We actually recommend a combination of fresh fruits, herbs, and roots.
There is no single recipe that constitutes the best colon cleanse drink. Homemade cleansers meet our criteria as long as they meet the following guidelines:
- All-natural and non-GMO ingredients
- Ingredients scientifically proven to assist the colon or digestive system
- No artificial ingredients, such as high-fructose corn syrup or food dye
This is why we created zuPOO because no other colon cleanses completely met our criteria as an ideal colon cleanse. zuPOO is a research-backed supplement designed to keep your digestive system in tip-top shape, so you can focus on spending your time putting food on the table instead of worrying how it's going to come out.
If you're already sold on giving a colon cleanse another try, click here. And don't worry we've got you covered. All UMZU products include a 60-day, no questions asked Money-Back Guarantee, so if you're not satisfied by any means all you have to do is contact us for a refund.
If you're like me and you're a bit skeptical (as you should be) click here to learn more about Why You Should Take A Colon Cleanse. Or if you're interested in understanding the "magic" behind what makes zuPOO work click here.