is charcoal constipating? I've taken it, and it seemed like it was, but v hard to tell..
I also have a hard time telling if the charcoal I take is constipating. I seemed like it was at first but then it was no longer a problem. I have IBS, so my digestion is not consistent anyway.
good to know! that's one thing I haven't tried yet
does it also help w constipation?
It should help with constipation because apple pectin is a soluble fiber.
I'm now focused on prebiotic fibers, to help increase the healthy bacteria I have in my gut, in addition to everything else I'm doing. I'm taking inulin and resistant starch from modified potato starch.
I also just ordered some acacia fiber and will add that to the mix in a few days.
Each different prebiotic feeds different strains of bacteria in different places along the gut. Helping to create a more diverse microbiota with many more healthy bacteria.
Something I read yesterday hit me as very odd. I found out that acacia fiber, although it's a prebiotic, is low FODMAP! I thought all prebiotics were high FODMAP. I learn something new every day!
Treating the gut is often a monumental, long term effort but well worth it!!