Colonic irrigation’s benefits have long been endorsed by the likes of Madonna, Princess Diana and, of course, Gillian McKeith.
But because of the intimate – and some would say uncomfortable – procedure and hefty price tag, many people are put off by the idea of colonic irrigation.
So for those of us who want to detox without the dreaded hose, help could be at hand in the form of a simple capsule.
British company Transformulas have developed their Transdox Colonic Purifying nutraceuticals, a tablet which promises to regulate your digestive system, cleanse and regulate the colon, and even flatten your tummy without the awkward salon scenario.
Graphic diagrams show exactly where your food sits after you swallow, with meals from the entire week shown as clogging up the colon and intestine.
Following the course of tablets, it is said that your insides become much clearer, which in turn helps reduce sluggishness, gas and bloating, regulates bowel movements and aids a positive feeling of balance and well being.
Each capsule of Transdox Colonic Purifying contains a host of plant extracts including Plantago Ovata (psyllium), which is rich in fibre and helps absorb liquids and also Juglans Nigra (black walnut) which helps kill parasites and oxygenate the body.
It is believed that in just one year the average person breathes in almost 30 g of solid pollution and consumes 5.5 Kg of food additives.
A huge amount of nitrates and hormones are absorbed into our bodies from both water and food, along with prescription drugs such as tranquilizers and birth control pills remaining in our drinking water, even after going through the sanitization process.
Colonic irrigation tablets are designed to help alleviate the problems associated with this.
A two week supply is priced at £26.95 ($41) – a price tag much lower than just one session of colonic Irrigation, which can cost around £100 ($150).
What is colonic irrigation?
Colonic irrigation is a therapy primarily designed to cleanse and promote health in the large bowel.
Practitioners of colonic irrigation believe that the treatment can flush out impacted faeces, mucus and other elements that may impair healthy bowel function and also add to toxicity in the body.
It is thought that by helping to cleanse the colon and the system generally, colonic irrigation can help to promote health and vitality.
Many people start off with a course of six sessions. Some go for a one-off session every six months. Sessions last between 30 and 40 minutes.
Claimed as effective treatment for irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, bloating, skin conditions, headaches, circulation and depression. The procedure is not suitable for people with Crohn’s disease or any type of bowel inflammation.