Practitioner Protocol: Support for Regularity and Motility*
Occasional constipation is among the most common gastrointestinal complaints among US adults – resulting in at least 2.5 million visits to a health-care provider annually, according to the American College of Gastroenterology. However, commonly used treatments to support regularity and healthy motility may lead to side effects or dependency.
Read on for a helpful two-product protocol, along with lifestyle and other habits to offer support.
Clients often focus only on regularity, when motility is the underlying issue. GI Motility Complex™ uses triple standardized artichoke and ginger extracts to improve gastric emptying and transit times through stomach and small bowel. The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar found in GI Motility Complex works synergistically to enhance digestive enzymes that aid in regularity of bowel function.*
Maximize digestive enzymes
Critical Digestion supports the entire digestive process with high-potency and pH-optimizing Thera-blend enzymes. This process of producing protease, amylase, cellulase and lipase blends multiple variants that work throughout the GI tract. The inclusion of probiotics in the enzyme product enhances intestinal flora that influences the microbiome and sets the stage for healthy digestion and motility.*
Consider adding magnesium as a stool softener. The laxative effects of magnesium are due to the effects of the unabsorbed magnesium salts in the intestines and colon due to the osmotic effects (drawing water into the bowels) and the stimulation of gastric motility. Forms of magnesium that work best for this purpose are: carbonate, chloride, gluconate and oxide.
Lifestyle changes and habits
- increase fiber from both non-soluble and soluble sources
- drink adequate water
- include daily movement (mild to moderate exercise)
- eat in a lower stress environment that allows for proper chewing and enzyme and motility functions.