The main disadvantages of colon cleansing usually fall on the category of convenience. It should be understood that when you undergo a colon cleanse procedure, your gastrointestinal tract is undergoing a major sweep and you can expect to visit the toilet more frequently than you would like. Still, supporters argue that these disadvantages outweigh the benefits by a huge margin. But, of course as always - the decision is yours to make. Whether you choose to undergo a massive intestinal overhaul in order to avail of the procedure's benefits is entirely up to you.
Below are few of the adverse effects that you might experience when you undergo a colon cleansing procedure. Read through them and contemplate whether or not the side effects outweigh the perceived benefits. If you don't think that they do, then don't undergo the procedure and you will be saving yourself a lot of bathroom trips and abdominal cramps. But, if you feel that it will benefit you immensely, then go and get it. After all, what is a few days of discomfort compared to the long list of benefits you stand to gain from getting your colon cleansed?
1. Laxatives and Loose Bowels
You cannot escape using laxatives when undergoing a colon cleansing procedure because it is main ingredient of the product. Some colon cleansing products may advertise that they use gentle or natural laxatives - but most of the time the results are the same and the user would still be made to suffer through pain and cramping.
Anyone who has taken laxatives at some point in their life knows that these products can not only cause painful abdominal cramps (which can sometimes cause you to feel faint when you are having a bowel movement) and it can also cause loose watery stools. This can be very inconvenient if you have to leave the house to work and you won't have access to a nearby bathroom - it would often cause in a mad dash to the stalls and also a lot of time waiting for the cramping and the pain to subside. After the ordeal, you would be left to face cleaning the cold sweat that has accumulated only to undergo it again in another few minutes or hours more.
2. Blatant Inconvenience
Using colon cleansing products can be very inconvenient because you would have to make frequent trips to the bathroom in a day. This would mean that if you are in the office or at work, you would need to have access to the bathroom - both for peeing and having a bowel movement. This disadvantage can easily take its toll on your day. To avoid inconvenience when undergoing a colon cleansing program, you should be able to schedule it around the time that you have nothing to do and you do not have to go to work (at least the first 2 or 3 days). This way your body would have time to adjust to the process and you would have an idea when you would have to go to the bathroom to take care of business.
Written by Wong Darren - coloncleanse-r.com - A health resource dedicated to providing factual information about colon cleanse and colon cleansing