Colon cleansers are products meant to cleanse or detoxify the large intestine.
People may use them to treat digestive issues or promote health.
Options include herbal supplements, enemas, and plant-based supplements.
There is little scientific evidence for their effectiveness.
Experts may consider them harmful or unnecessary, and there is a lack of long-term safety research.
Side effects can include abdominal cramping, bloating, diarrhea, and nausea.
They may interfere with medication absorption or cause nutrient deficiencies.
A healthcare provider should be consulted before use,
The colon is self-cleansing and does not require additional cleaning.
Alternative methods for good digestive health include a high-fiber diet, hydration, and exercise.