Best supplements for constipation
Say Goodbye to Constipation Forever!
Being backed up is a real bummer. Thankfully, there are incredible, fast-acting natural supplements for constipation that can get things moving, no drastic measures required.
What is Constipation?
While it’s quite common to have a day or two where you don't have a bowel motion, if your bowel movements number three or less per week and are hard and lumpy, then you’re likely constipated. 😳🚽
Common signs and symptoms of constipation include bloating, lack of appetite, feeling full after eating very little, as well as fatigue and nausea. The straining that's part and parcel of constipation may cause swollen veins and torn skin in your anus, and, in severe, chronically untreated cases rectal prolapse, which is caused when the intestine protrudes from the anus.
If you think constipation isn’t fun to read about, just imagine suffering from it.
Or maybe you don’t have to imagine, and that’s why you’re here.
Two of the Supplements for Constipation
There are no shortages of products on the market that promise to relieve constipation, but the best supplements for constipation are always the ones that don't interfere with your body's processes; rather, they simply support your system’s natural waste elimination efforts.
Here are two of the very best supplements for constipation. Use them as directed and regularly, and you too could enjoy the beauty of unburdened intestines!
By relaxing your bowels and helping to pull water into your intestines, magnesium citrate may work as an osmotic laxative. This additional water aids in softening stool, while also giving it more bulk, which makes it easier and less painful to pass.
How to use it:
Magnesium citrate powder might just be one of the most powerful supplements for constipation. Magnesium citrate is the most bioavailable kind of magnesium, meaning it is more readily absorbed into your body so it can work its magic.
Ready to loosen things up?
Grab our all-natural Perfect Magnesium Citrate Powder. With 120 servings per bottle, our magnesium citrate powder delivers 338 mg of elemental magnesium per one scoop serving and mixes easily into water or juice. It's also non-GMO, contains no synthetics, is 100% pure and made from an organic form of magnesium. In other words, you get all of the goodness and none of the garbage.
If just starting out on this, I suggest 1/4 scoop and work your way up to a scoop when your body had adapted.
MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) is an oil extracted from coconut but has zero coconut flavour! MTC is purported to have many benefits, including its ability to control appetite and bolster athletic performance. Studies (and personal experience) also suggest that MCT may stimulate bowel movements.
The most popular way to add MCT oil to one’s diet is in coffee--a beverage that’s also known for its ability to activate the colon and induce bowel movement.
Other ways to infuse your diet with MCT include:
- Adding it to smoothies, like our Red Velvet Smoothie.
- Mixing it in herbal tea
- Adding it to your salad dressing, like our MCT Chilli & Lime Dressing.
- Adding some to your oatmeal
- Mixing it your yogurt with some fresh fruit
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How much MCT oil to use:
One tablespoon to a maximum of three-tablespoons daily is the recommended dose but it’s always best to start with less and build upon this, I’d say ¼ tsp to begin with.
You can grab our 100% natural, organic MCT oil here. Perfect Supplements spent years creating this totally one-of-a-kind formulation. Not only is it easily digested for faster results, but it contains absolutely NO palm oil, is vegan and non-GMO and contains zero fillers.
When it comes to finding the best supplements for constipation, remember less is more. Avoid overburdening your body, and instead, just give it a little help. Magnesium citrate and MCT oil are two incredibly pure, powerful and natural products that may help you spend more QT with your loo!
Other things to Note:
It's important to eat a diet of whole foods in their most natural state (unprocessed) and get adequate fibre intake to prevent constipation. It's also crucial to drink sufficient amounts of water to help with keeping things moving.
A person when chronically constipated may benefit also from abdominal massage, colonics or enemas, meditation and probiotics.
Chronic constipation if left untreated can lead to leaky gut syndrome; this condition is a common digestive issue and when left untreated can manifest into an auto-immune disease.
Leaky Gut syndrome negatively impacts the lining of the intestines. When a person has LG (leaky gut), gaps in the walls of the intestines let bacteria and other potentially harmful toxins into the bloodstream, this can cause auto-immune diseases!
Disclaimer: This article is only intended as information and not health advice. It is not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure anything and one should always talk with their trusted health practitioner for any health advice.