A colon cleanse is similar to an enema, but uses more water. By inserting a tube into the rectum, nearly 20 gallons of fluid is used to cleanse the colon. The fluid solution may contain probiotics or herbs to help with the cleansing. The fluid, along with the waste, is then released by a regular bowel movement.

The theory behind colon cleansing is that because we take in toxins from food and the environment, we should cleanse ourselves to flush them all out.

It’s important to note that there is no scientific research to support claims that colon cleansing is effective at reducing one’s risk of colon cancer and likewise offering any additional health benefits.

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