Putting a Stop to Constipation

Constipation may not be fun to talk about, but it's even worse to experience firsthand. I should know. It's been a struggle all my life, until now.

Putting a Stop to Constipation
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Talking about going to the bathroom—or the inability to go—is taboo, unless we're discussing potty training, but with constipation affecting up to one in every five people, I'd say it's time we talk about it.

Ever since I can remember, I've had trouble going number two regularly. And that's with doing all the right things, like drinking lots of water, eating lots of fiber, exercising daily, avoiding junk, etc. And when vacation is thrown into the mix, I can easily avoid going to the B-room for the entire vacation. My favorite types of vacations involve swimsuits, but it can be pretty miserable stuffing into spandex on day five or six. All vanity aside, it gets downright painful.

I had a colonoscopy several years ago, to rule out other issues, and was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome-Constipation, or IBS-C. While I was given a prescription to make things better, it made things worse in another direction, and I quickly went off of it.

While I've seen improvement taking various probiotics, working on relieving stress and doing my best to avoid certain foods that have proven to be problematic for me, it's been an ongoing struggle. Also, my migraine medications, while amazing for my migraines, share a side effect of constipation.

There is so much talk about our microbiome these days, and how our gut is our second brain. So fixing my gut issues is always top of my mind. I don't want to have to rely on things like Miralax. I'm always looking for natural, non-habit-forming, non-bloating things to help solve the issue, instead of putting a Band-Aid on it, so to speak.

Lately there has been a lot of talk about akkermansia. I've been taking Pendulum's Metabolic Daily since last July, and it has helped my symptoms a lot. Still, I'd struggle with constipation from time to time, whether it was due to eating more treats than usual during the holidays, added stress, or having gotten sick with winter viruses.

When Arrae was about to launch their new product, Constipation, I was so excited to order it. I love that they put their products through third-party clinical trials, and I appreciate their avoidance of using fillers and junk.

I love a product that works overnight while I sleep.

Arrae Constipation has just five organic ingredients:

Actazin Kiwi Fruit-to support bowel regularity and reduce bloating

Magnesium Citrate-to draw water into the intestines

Triphala-to cleanse the colon and support detoxification

Flaxseed-to provide fiber that improves stool consistency

Aloe Vera Gel-to reduce inflammation and soothe the GI tract

Arrae says in two to three weeks, users can expect regular and steady bathroom visits. For the past 2.5 weeks, I've been taking two to three capsules before bed with a glass of water, and I started having more regular bowel movements right away—on day one—with no bloating, no pain, no running to the toilet. It's been absolutely remarkable.

The true test will be spring break in Hawaii. I'll report back and update this post.

If you're having similar gut issues, of course, always consult with your doctor, and ask him or her before starting any new supplements. However, I am here to say that a happy tummy may be closer than you thought.

Natalie Kaar

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