ColonEaze~Firm is my ideal stool bulking agent, formulated by me for Imix Nutrition, that relieves diarrhea by absorbing excess liquid, helping all those separate stool deposits clump/bind together, improving intestinal muscle tone, and helping to regulate/balance peristalsis.
ColonEaze~Firm contains organic sprouted chia seed powder and organic psyllium seed powder. It does not contain psyllium husk. Why? Because many people with sensitive guts can be triggered if they ingest a lot of psyllium husk, but they’re just fine (and helped) by psyllium seed. These are very different parts of the plant and they affect the intestines differently – so it’s important to get the ratio right, and with diarrhea, it may be best to avoid psyllium husk altogether.
Psyllium seed and chia seed are gentle, soluble fibers that bulk up the stool (attracts/holds water and stool together), evens out peristaltic rhythm, and helps produce butyrate (anti-inflammatory for the gut), while it also becomes a food for probiotics. All of which help heal/maintain the integrity of the colon mucosal lining.
Due to psyllium and chia’s stool bulking ability, it is also a gentle detox agent and helps sweep out toxins, die-off substances, or dead pathogens – which is what your body is already trying to get rid of with diarrhea!
Bilberry has been used since the Middle Ages to treat diarrhea, inflammation of the mouth, urinary problems, and diabetes. Acacia has been used historically to treat bedsores and wounds, inflammation of the intestinal mucosa, and, when applied topically, to treat inflamed skin surfaces, burns, and nodular leprosy. The plant’s gum has also been used as an astringent, a cough and cold remedy, a treatment for diarrhea and dysentery, sore throats, and urinary infections.
This study shows that acacia is an effective free radical scavenger and chain-breaking antioxidant. Another study here added acacia and Bifidobacteria to yogurt and found a significant improvement in bowel movements and reduction of symptoms in patients with IBS.
Available in a loose powder that you can add to water or diluted non-acidic fruit juice (like pear, apple, mango). Start low and slow (1 tsp, once per day) and gradually build-up to the amount and dosage frequency (1-3x/day) your body needs.
Dosage: Mix 1-3 teaspoons in 8-16 ounces (1-2 cups) of water or diluted fruit juice, 1-3 times per day. Stir briskly and drink promptly. Start with half a teaspoon and gradually increase. Best if used on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning and before bed is usually best. Make sure to drink another cup (8 ounces) of water following dosage.
ColonEaze~Firm can be taken at any time of the day, however, to establish a routine and promote regularity, we suggest taking it at the same time(s) each day. Make sure you are also drinking at least 8-10 glasses of filtered or spring water per day.
If you would like to increase its action, then you can do so by either increasing the amount you take, or by increasing the frequency of dosage.
So this means you might want to increase to 1.5 teaspoons or 1 tablespoon every morning and see how your body responds. Or you might like to take 1 teaspoon in the morning and 1 teaspoon in the afternoon. People have used up to 2 tablespoons per dosage. So you may want to increase slowly and find the dosage/frequency that is right for your unique body.
There are no known contraindications for using ColonEaze long term, but as your gut health and diet improve, you may not need to take it every day, or you may wish to decrease the dosage etc.
*NOTE: ColonEaze is a dietary supplement comprised of a herb blend, and % DV is based on children 4 & up. We don’t know of any health risks, but you can always check with your healthcare professional for any concerns.
If you have any questions, please drop a comment below. And let me know what you think when you leave a product review. 🙂
NOTE: 1.84% of women over age 60 have heart palpitations caused by psyllium. Either due to an allergic reaction or due to psyllium slowing down the digestion/absorption of carbohydrates, thus resulting in low blood sugar and increased heart rate.