Whatever the reason nobody wants to be constipated. It’s not nice; it interferes with our daily lives. So, if it’s what’s stopping you from embarking on the Keto diet, read on for our brief Keto and Constipation lowdown:
There are two Detoxification Works® supplements containing carefully blended natural ingredients to help you effectively. When used independently or together, they support our digestive system in different ways to help ease constipation symptoms. They are safe and easy to use. Below are some information about the Keto diet and how supplements help.
Keto Diet Explained
Our brief overview of what is a Keto diet:
A Keto Diet relies on us taking our energy from fat instead of carbohydrates; it is a low or very low carbohydrate diet.
A typical Keto diet comprises 75% healthy fats, 20% protein and just 5% carbohydrates. Like any other diet, Keto can be done in a healthy way or a not so healthy way, either way, chances are that your diet is serving you well to make your body a fat-burning machine.
But the diet lacks fibre, especially if you don't eat adequate quantities of the plant fibres that are allowed, i.e. the dirty Keto that is simpler to manage that many of us choose.
What is a Keto Diet?
According to Healthline, the Keto diet is similar to the Atkins diet. They say:
‘It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. This reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis’. (Mawer R, 2020).
Ketosis is when our body takes its energy from burning fat instead of burning sugars or sugars the body creates from carbohydrates.
Is Keto Diet Safe?
Anyone with a medical condition should seek advice from their doctor or healthcare team before starting any diet regime, including Keto.
For most of us, the Keto Diet is a safe diet that is also claimed to help stabilize insulin. Healthline also states that Keto diets may even have benefits against Alzheimer's, cancer, diabetes and epilepsy.
Keto Diet Side Effects
Most of the possible Keto diet side effects occur in the first few days as our bodies switch from burning sugar to burning fat. We eradicate the additional insulin and minerals that are not required. Once into Ketosis, most of the side effects usually cease.
However, constipation can be a lasting Keto diet side effect; this is where our quality supplements come in to help as a long term solution.
Herbs for Constipation & As Constipation Remedies
Herbs have been used in ancient medicine as constipation remedies since before records began. Nettle Leaf powder, included in Electrolytes Balance Plus, has been used since ancient times as a laxative and diuretic that dates back to Hippocrates’ treatment recipes.
Many herbs work as constipation remedies; we carefully research as part of our creation process, selecting highly effective herbs for our supplements. The two featured natural supplements are no exception:
Alfalfa, Dandelion and Parsley are all well-known herbs used as diuretics, included in Electrolytes Balance Plus blend with other beneficial herbs chosen to support healthy fluid levels in your body.
Electrolytes Balance Plus includes Kelp, which is considered a superfood known for aiding digestion and easing constipation. It's right up there with the herbs that are constipation remedies.
Colon Cleanse also includes well known medicinal herbs to help ease constipation:
- Dandelion in the form of root powder (Leaf extract is in Electrolytes Balance Plus)
- Fennel Seed known for constipation prevention properties
- Liquorice Root a gentle laxative
- Ginger Root that improves digestion.
Constipation Meaning: the term constipation means infrequent bowel movements or difficulty in bowel movements.
So, you might ask what are constipation symptoms?
- You have not had at least three bowel movement during the last week
- Your stools are large and dry, hard or lumpy
- You have to strain or are in pain when you do go
How Electrolytes Balance Plus and Colon Cleanse Help
The good news is there are many constipation remedies, but not all supplements are created equal or made of quality ingredients. Fortunately, a couple of quality products from Detoxification Works® are ideally suited to help. They include natural herbs and other carefully selected ingredients to ease the symptoms of constipation.
They both work to:
- Ease constipation
- Support weight loss diets
- Work with the Keto diet
How our supplements help support a Keto diet or those on any diet suffering from constipation:
Electrolyte Balance Plus
Electrolyte Balance Plus contains natural healthy ingredients, including osmotic agents, to draw water into your bowel, therefore softening your stools, making them easier to pass. It's effective and gentle, designed to support healthy fluid levels in the body via a combination of concentrated herbal nutritional ingredients.
When you switch to the Keto diet, you’re almost entirely removing carbs from your diet, which means your body will produce less insulin, while your glycogen stores that were created from carbs are emptied and not refilled.
As the carb stores are emptied, your body shifts from retaining water to excreting it. Soon after starting the diet, your body eradicates that extra fluid and the healthy balance needs restoring.
The great news is that the Electrolyte Balance Plus has carefully blended ingredients that support the system to avoid water retention, but healthily regardless of whether you are using the Keto diet or not.
The other product recommend is Colon Cleanse, which contains a range of active herbal ingredients specifically selected to increase fecal bulk and normal bowel function. A carefully selected combination of 12 herbal ingredients works to cleanse the intestinal tract, stimulate the liver, improving peristalsis* to soften the stools. These attributes help you have bowel movements. They also work to remove layers of old encrusted mucus and fecal matter that may have accumulated in your system over a length of time.
*Peristalsis is what moves matter through your digestive system, without it you suffer cramps, inability to pass wind and constipation.
Colon cleanse improves peristalsis in a gentle, natural method that gently cleanses and stimulates the bowel wall.
Colon Cleanse does include sugar beet fiber as one of its active ingredients which is not part of Keto diets. However, it has to be better for us to take the controlled amount of fiber in Colon Cleanse, ensuring healthy eradication of fecal matter in a natural way rather than suffer the discomfort and problems of constipation. The small amount should be considered part of your 5% carbs intake.
Both Electrolyte Balance Plus and Colon Cleanse food supplements are vegetarian and suitable for vegans, not tested on animals. They are supplied to you in easy to use capsule format. There's no measuring or weighing, just quality herbs, minerals, vitamins with easy to follow instructions to support you on your healthy weight loss journey.
Still not sure? Just take a look at the user feedback for Electrolyte Balance Plus and Colon Cleanse.
Mawer R, MSc, CISSN, (2020) The Ketogenic Diet: A Detailed Beginner’s Guide to Keto www.healthline.com/nutrition/ketogenic-diet-101
Hippocrates information from https://www.indigo-herbs.co.uk/natural-health-guide/benefits/nettle (not directly quoted).
Majdi Shahein | Naturopathic Doctor and a Detox Specialist with Detoxification Works ®