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What Your Stool Can Tell You About Your Health

Did you know your bowel movements can tell you a lot about your health? If you’re not talking about your stool with your doctor, you may be missing a key piece of your health puzzle.

You may have already heard of the Bristol Stool Chart above is the chart doctor’s use to identify how long it takes for food to pass through your digestive system. Check out the different things your stool can tell you about your health below. 


Constipation

If your stool is small, hard balls or lumpy, like Type One or Type Two, it’s likely you’re constipated. 

Healthy 

Normal, or healthy stool looks similar to Type Three or Type Four. A smooth, or slightly cracked sausage shape is the goal. 

Lacking Fiber 

If your stool looks like soft blobs, like Type Five, it’s likely your diet is lacking fiber. 

Diarrhea

Mushy or liquid stool like Type Six and Type Seven may mean you have diarrhea.

Other Things To Note

  • Color: If your stool changes color, it’s likely due to food you add or additives in food. However, if your stool comes out black or bloody, you should call your doctor immediately. 
  • Texture: Oily or greasy stool can signal that your body is not digesting fat correctly.
  • Shape: If you sometimes have pencil thin stool, it is likely due to muscle contractions in the colon. However, if your stool suddenly and consistently looks thin, you may have a blockage in your colon and should call your doctor. 

How To Maintain Healthy Stool

Be sure to continue to monitor your stool for any sudden changes. This can be the first identifier that something is not right internally. Also if you are 45 or older, be sure you are getting regular colonoscopies. 

Resistant Starch Prebiotic Fiber Blend
Resistant Starch Prebiotic Fiber Blend
Resistant Starch Prebiotic Fiber Blend
Resistant Starch Prebiotic Fiber Blend
Resistant Starch Prebiotic Fiber Blend
Resistant Starch Prebiotic Fiber Blend
Resistant Starch Prebiotic Fiber Blend
Resistant Starch Prebiotic Fiber Blend

Resistant Starch Prebiotic Fiber Blend

$39.99

Gut Garden's resistant starch prebiotic fiber blend is a mix of raw unmodified potato starch and 4 soluble fiber types. Resistant starch has been shown to work best when paired with a diverse array of other soluble fibers.

Prebiotics are the preferred food source for beneficial bacteria, where they digest and form short chain fatty acids that are responsible for a host of benefits:

  • Weight Loss
  • Reduction in Inflammation
  • Improvement in symptoms of IBS and IBD
  • Balanced blood sugar and improvement in insulin sensitivity
  • Reduction in anxiety and depression
  • Repairs to "leaky gut"
  • Increased absorption of nutrients

Serving size: 1 scoop(17.96g)
Servings per container: 30

 Ingredient Name Amount Per Serving
Calories 60
Total Carbohydrate 15g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Calcium 30mg
Sodium 28mg
Unmodified Potato Starch Powder 12g
Glucomannan
(from Umbrella Arum Root Extract)
2g
Arabinogalactan (Larix Laricina) 1.75g
Acacia Senegal Powder 1.25g
Inulin (From Chicory Root Powder) 750mg

Other Ingredients: None

Mix vigorously with at least 8 ounces of water of blend into a smoothie. Start by taking ¼ scoop and gradually increase the dose as tolerated.

Take only as directed. Consume immediately after mixing with liquid as this product will thicken quickly once mixed. If not taken with adequate amounts of fluid, this product may swell in the throat, causing blockage or choking. Avoid use if you have ever had esophageal narrowing or swallowing difficulties. Consult a Healthcare practitioner if pregnant or nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place after opening.

Q. How long will this bottle last?

A. Each bottle has 30 full servings. However, if you're new to taking prebiotics, we suggest starting with about a quarter serving and working your way up slowly until you can tolerate a full scoop. So depending on your tolerance each bottle should last one month or longer.

Q. How does it taste?

A. This product is unflavored.

Q. Does this come in capsule form?

A. No, only powder form.

Q. Will this product dissolve in hot liquids?

A. The product will dissolve in liquids. However, we don't advise mixing it with a warm beverage because there is evidence that heat will degrade the resistant starch properties.

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