Fortunately, there are many different treatments that you can take to help move things along. Here, we’re going to look at five of the most common treatments, four of which are natural, and one, Mag 07 powder, is in the form of a supplement. For your information, you would take the supplement if the natural treatments failed to work.
- Water: one of the reasons why you become constipated is via dehydration. The intestines produce mucus, which keeps the stools lubricated and moving through the system. If you're dehydrated, the body doesn’t make as much lubrication and faeces can become stuck. Furthermore, when dehydrated, the colon and intestines will try to squeeze as much water out of your food as it can, which then dries out the waste product even further.
- Prunes: prunes contain a lot of fibre. They contain soluble fibre, which draws water into your waste, keeping it soft and pliable. They also contain non-soluble fibre, which acts like a broom and sweeps out waste products from the digestive system. Prunes, especially prune juice, can really speed things up.
- Certain types of oil: olive, coconut, groundnut, and Almond oil all have much the same effect as water in keeping your stools well lubricated and easy to pass. If you suffer from frequent constipation, then a teaspoon of oil in the morning can work wonders.
- Supplements: if you have tried the above, and nothing’s shifted, then it’s time to bring out the big guns. This means taking laxatives, such as Mag 07 powder. These work in a variety of different ways, but have the same effect: loosen compacted faecal matter and clear the blockage. You shouldn’t use them very often because they can cause issues such as rebound.
- Exercise: finally, to keep everything moving regularly, you should exercise for at least 20 minutes a day. This will help to keep you metabolism up and running, and prevent the stools from sitting around too long and literally becoming stuck.