Today, there are many products that one can use for colon cleansing. Many manufacturers have come up with new kinds of colon cleansing products, so right now one can classify them into any number of divisions. However, one good way of classifying such agents is into the herbal and non-herbal colon cleansers. Both types of colon cleansers have their own advantages and disadvantages. In order for one to get the full benefits of a colon cleanser, they have to consider their needs, and then choose their colon cleansers accordingly.
Herbal colon cleansers
A herbal colon cleanser is one which has been made from plant products only. There exist two categories of colon cleansers in this classification. There’s the natural form and the synthetic form. Natural herbal colon cleansers are those which are taken without any modification. They include herbs like psyllium which are taken as is. Normally, only a part of the plant is taken (such as the leaves or stem). They are usually either crushed into pieces and then ingested or ingested whole. The advantage of such colon cleansers is that they are usually cheaper than all other forms of cleansers. They can be found in many health shops, and if you live in an area where they grow, then you can get them for free as well. Though they are natural products, they usually are very efficacious and can be used for most conditions such as constipation and diarrhea. They can also be used to treat other conditions such as toxicity of the colon.
The other category of herbal colon cleansers is the manufactured form. These are products which only contain plant material. However, the active ingredients in the plants have been extracted and made into a formulation such as pills or a liquid which is ingested. The advantage of manufacturing a herbal colon cleanser this way is that it makes the colon cleanser have a longer shelf life. This is because manufacturing of the products this way also include addition of preservatives which add to the life of the drug. As such, you can store these drugs for long. The problem with the natural colon cleansers is that plant material has a tendency to rot over time (even when dried up) so you can’t store them for very long.
Buying herbal colon cleansers
When buying herbal colon cleansers, you have to first of all determine your needs. For instance, if you need a colon cleanser that is mild and produces low risk of toxicity, the herbal formulations are the ones for you. The only problem with most of them is that they can take quite a while to work. Most herbal colon cleansers will require use for several days before you can appreciate their effects.
Such colon cleansers can be found in many health stores and drug stores. They can also be found online in many online shops. The advantage of shopping online for such products is that you have a greater variety of products to choose from, and you also save a lot since they are cheaper.