Probiotics to Alleviate Constipation
Nearly everyone has experienced constipation at some point in their lives, and oftentimes the discomfort of infrequent bowel movements can become too difficult to bear. That's when people take matters into their own hands, turning to the promised relief of laxatives. However, though taking a laxative might stimulate the bowel to empty, it won't touch the underlying cause of the constipation. It's no wonder then that using laxatives can turn into a vicious, habit-forming cycle.*
On the other hand, Syntol's unique combination of probiotics, prebiotics and enzymes synergistically works to resolve the fundamental issues underlying constipation. Its powerful formula restores stool consistency and frequency while reducing abdominal pain and bloating.*
Syntol's Digestive Enzymes Prevent the Accumulation of Wastes
There are many different mechanisms that can lead to constipation. A fundamental, but often overlooked, cause is incomplete digestion. Usually the digestion process begins in our mouths and stomachs when digestive enzymes begin breaking down food into its essential components: simple sugars, amino acids, etc. However, as we age our bodies stop producing enough of these enzymes to digest food completely, which causes wastes to build up in the colon. This may be why the incidence of constipation increases with age.*
In order to combat this accumulation of wastes in the intestines, Syntol contains an extremely potent blend of enzymes. Proteases work to break down proteins, glucoamylase and amylase help break down sugars, and cellulase and hemicellulase break down the cellulose found in plant-based foods.This gentle action improves your digestion and helps accelerate the movement of food through your gastrointestinal tract.*
Syntol's Probiotic Formula Decreases Transit Time and Softens Stools
Your intestines house more than 400 different types of bacteria. When this microflora is in balance, it promotes gastrointestinal health and regularity, but when it becomes disturbed, gastrointestinal conditions like constipation can result.*
One of the easiest ways to restore a healthy microbial balance in the gastrointestinal tract is by supplementing with probiotics. Probiotics are "good" bacteria that boost health when they are taken orally and allowed to multiply in the body . Restoring optimal levels of "good" bacteria in the intestines, especially with bacteria from the Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus families, has been shown to effectively relieve constipation in both children and adults [2-4].*
Syntol contains billions of eight different non-competing strains of probiotics, seven of which are from the Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus families. Research has shown that these families of probiotics produce lactic, acetic and other acids in the colon, which lowers colonic pH. A low colonic pH subsequently improves muscle contractions in the colon called peristalsis, and reduces the time for stool to make it from the start to the end of the colon (colonic transit time) [5,6]. In a study published in the Nutrition Journal, this decrease in colonic transit time caused by low pH increased stool frequency and reduced abdominal pain in a group of constipated children .*
Researchers have also found that probiotic supplementation softens stools, oftentimes with less side effects than other commonly used medications . This is thought to be due to an increased stimulation of water and electrolyte secretion in the gut .*
Syntol's Prebiotic Inulin Improves Regularity
Inulin is a soluble fiber that cannot be digested in the upper gastrointestinal tract; however, it is fermented by the "good" bacteria located in the intestines. This process helps promote the growth and activity of health-promoting bacteria in the gut.*
In a study of constipated elderly patients, taking inulin alone significantly increased the amount of digestion-promoting bifidobacteria in the intestines, which reduced their defecation difficulties within 28 days of starting supplementation . Since the inulin in Syntol is combined with a potent probiotic formula, this beneficial increase in intestinal microflora should be compounded .*
Fermented inulin also has its own laxative-like effects in the body. Studies have shown that inulin holds water and adds tostool bulk, which increases stool frequency and improves bowel regularity [9-11]. Several other studies have suggested that the fermentation of unabsorbed carbohydrates like inulin stimulates movement in the colon [12,13].*
Syntol Is Safe and Effective, Even for Children and the Elderly
Syntol is the only product on the market that combines prebiotics, probiotics and digestive enzymes into one capsule. This powerfulcombination of ingredients targets the mechanisms underlying constipation, providing rapid relief. However, despite this strength, all of Syntol's ingredients have a low risk of side effects and have been shown to be safe and effective for the people who suffer from constipation the most – young children and the elderly.*
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