• Colon care
The colon, otherwise known as the large intestine, is an organ of excretion which works to absorb water and excrete waste matter from the body.
The health of the colon can be maintained by taking probiotics and prebiotics to maintain a healthy bacterial balance, and fibre for regularity.
FOS (fructooligosaccharides) or slippery elm act as prebiotics and so help to encourage the growth and proliferation of friendly bacteria in the colon.
Excellent sources of fibre include psyllium hulls and linseed.
Probiotics such as bifidobacterium are beneficial bacteria which reside in the colon. Aloe Vera works to soothe and cool an irritated or inflamed digestive tract and colon.