All travelers will tell you that constipation is something they’ve suffered sometime along their trails. Truth be told, when your diet changes as it often does when you’re traveling, it’s often tougher to stay regular. Some people face this issue on a regular basis whether or not they’re traveling or not. Whether you suffer from intermittent or chronic constipation, Digestic by Mimonis is a new digestive formula I tested out, which claims to be natural, non-laxative and detoxifying.
The formula’s goal is to help regulate metabolism, ease digestion and encourage bowel movements, and at least in my experience using it, there wasn’t any gas or bloating like you get with many constipation solutions. They use sustainable ingredients sourced worldwide, many of which are apparently fair trade. For those of you wondering whether it’s a laxative or not, they say not….and they also say that it isn’t habit-forming since the purpose is to try to restore equilibrium to the intestinal eco-system rather than cleaning it out.
The ingredient include a couple of my favorites like Fennel which is high in fiber and helps to break down gastric juices, Aloe which is known for stimulating your bowels (also great for fighting free radicals), and Papaya, which is rich in vitamin A, C, E, and K, and a good fiber source. Papaya is also filled with digestive enzymes that help break down waste and reduce inflammation. I’m a huge fan of all three.
Additional ingredients which I know much less about, include Tree Wormwood, a Mediterranean medicinal plant that apparently helps to relieve constipation, indigestion and related pain, heartburn and flatulence and Cardamom which has manganese and some antioxidant properties that help promote digestive health.
For those of you who try to have an integrative and balance life, combining the right blend of exercise, diet and supplements, the last thing you want to deal with is constipation, at work, home or on the road.
Let’s be honest — our digestive system can easily be upset when we move around a lot. It is a micro ecosystem and there is a balance, an ebb and flow to the trillions of microorganisms coexisting within the intestinal walls. Environmental or genetic factors can upset this flow as can disruptive schedules, which travel can most certainly do.
On the road, travelers often turn to laxatives when their system is off, but in my experience, I’ve felt worse after taking them rather than better. Rather than restoring the ecosystem to equilibrium, apparently laxatives wipe it clean. According to the Mimonis folks, they are a short-term solution that will fix the problem immediately but can create a dependency and worsen the original problem.
What these guys are trying to do is use an organic herbal blend to assist the body to rejuvenate itself rather than using something synthetic and unnatural. Bravo in that it’s Gluten-free, non GMO, vegan, and certified Kosher. More information can be found at www.mimonis.com.
Note: we don’t make any claims on the performance or health benefits of this product – we are merely writing about wellness products and services that we might discover and appear to solve a problem that many people have, and staying regular is one of them, particularly for avid travelers. They did send me some samples, but did not tell me what to write, how to write it nor was a mention required at all. Please contact your doctor or health practitioner for advice on whether this might be a fit for you or not given your own situation.