With the Holidays in full swing, we are living it up eating and drinking things we typically would stay far away from. One or two treats here and there are no big deal. Next thing you know platters of goodies appear at the workplace and holiday parties are filling your calendars. Most notice the digestive distress these treats produce before anything else; gas, bloating, irregularity, and so on start plaguing you daily.
Biotics Research has formulated a wonderful product to keep digestive distress at bay. Colon Plus™ is a blend of natural ingredients specifically designed to keep your colon performing optimally. Colon Plus™ comes in a powder form and, also a gel cap. Originally, Colon Plus™ was released as a powder. Due to lack of patient compliance (having to mix and taste), Biotics Research started producing this formula in capsule form, and patient compliance increased. Typical dosages are as follows: Use one teaspoon of the powder in a glass of warm water in the a.m. and p.m. or five capsules, three times a day, just before meals.
Colon Plus™ has a proprietary blend of peppermint and anise that relieve flatulence. Substances that relieve irritants and inflammation (aloe vera and flax seed) and natural laxative properties. These natural laxatives are not the same as say, senna tea.
- Psyllium seed powder acts as a bulking agent, keeping waste in the colon hydrated and well-formed for easier passing.
- Prune powder, which is known for aiding in eliminations.
- Mannitol, along with natural laxative properties, has a non-enzymatic reaction, with free radicals providing some antioxidant protection.
Included in the blend is also Calcium Ascorbate and Kelgin. These are both heavy metal detoxing agents. Hello aluminum foil and food coloring! With that said, we find many practitioners adding Colon Plus™ into their heavy metal protocols. Keeping the colon steadily moving and supporting a healthy epithelium is a major factor in keeping toxins from re-entering the system. The bulking agents added into the blend are also important for detox. The apple pectin and psyllium both create a gel-like bulk, trapping toxins and carrying them out with elimination.
Enzymes also have a role in colon health. Bromelain, a well-known proteolytic enzyme, has proven useful in supporting bowel issues specifically inflammatory in nature. Peppermint is included in the mix. It has a dual purpose, encouraging digestive enzymes and providing naturally occurring chlorophyll. Chlorophyll has been used to ease constipation and is a popular bowel detox.
Last, but certainly not least, Colon Plus™ provides bowel flora support. Biotics Research understands the importance of healthy gut flora. Including Lactobacillus acidophilus into the mix ensures your flora have extra helpers to support the colon in a time of need. Do keep in mind, for those who are extremely dairy sensitive, Lactobacillus acidophilus is derived from dairy; an ultra-trace amount equaling <.001 ppm of milk constituents are used during the fermentation of probiotic ingredients should be fine for the masses, I just wanted to bring it to your attention. This product was formulated long before the concept of prebiotics becoming popular, but certainly, with the addition of Lactobacillus acidophilus this is truly a prebiotics and probiotic product.
During the holidays it is probably not a bad idea to keep a bottle of Colon Plus™ handy for those times when you know you’re going to indulge in your favorite holiday treats. Happy Holidays and I hope this finds you in good digestive health.
Melanie Figeley, NTP
Biotics Research NW
Customer Success Manager
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