It all depends on which colon cleansing product you try. Some colon cleansing programs use ingredients like Senna or Cascara Sagrada, which should never be used excessively (7days), and the colon cleansing program will last for 30 days, AND the company will suggest you do three-months consecutive cleansing!! I think that's something people need to be aware of.
I've suffered from constipation my entire adult life and I switched over to colon cleansers about
two years ago. Mainly because all of the prescript
ions and otc laxatives/stool softeners that my doc suggested never worked. I mean they would help, but I would have to take them everyday! And I would get cramps. I told him I wanted to find something different, because this wasn't helping. He was
open to the idea of colon cleansers, and we looked at a couple of products together. It was very helpful.
I started taking colon cleansers because I was scared of the long lasting, ill-effects that laxatives were doing to my bowels. I've tried a couple of cleansers, some were better than others. But for me personally, I've found that colon cleansers were a great alternative to laxatives, when it came to relieving my constipation.
I don't want to say any of the products that I tried, because I don't want to promote any of them. But I really do believe that if used responsibly & correctly, then colon cleansing can be helpful to certain people.