Colon cleansing is a procedure that dates back to ancient Egypt. The purpose of a cleanse is to flush out built-up waste in the colon, helping your body perform better. Colon cleanses have multiple health benefits including removing toxins, treating constipation, and more. Keep reading to learn about types of colon cleanses, benefits, side effects, and more. If you want to do a colon cleanse, consult with your doctor and browse these colon cleanse facts.


1. How Colon Cleanses Work

Colon cleanses work by pushing water through the colon to loosen and remove leftover waste. Your colon is responsible for eliminating stool from your body and the unused nutrients that go along with it. There are many different kinds of colon cleanses and each one works to eradicate the leftover stool inside of the body.

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