A healthy digestive system is crucial for maintaining a healthy body. Over time food that doesn’t digest and waste material can build up along the intestinal tract and colon. This could lead to the development of impacted fecal matter or development of bad bacteria called anaerobic bacteria. Bacteria require certain conditions to develop to a dangerous or problematic level. By making sure you have an oxygen rich colon you will eliminate the conditions that these harmful bacteria need to thrive.
The digestive track makes up the digestive system, it is comprised of hollow organs that join together in a long tube that starts in the mouth and ends in the anus. Other organs are connected by the tube to break down and absorb food in the form of nutrients.
There are seven organs that make up the digestive tract; these are (in order) the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and the anus. All of these organs have a special lining inside of them called the mucosa. The mucosa inside the mouth, stomach, and small intestine, has small glands whose job it is to create juices to help the digestion of food. There is also a layer of muscle located inside the digestive tract that aids in breaking food down and moving it along the tract.
The liver and the pancreas are considered solid digestive organs, and their job is to produce juices that promote digestion. Although these organs are not connected to the main digestive tract, the juices that they excreted travel through small tubes called ducts, which lead to the intestine. The gallbladder’s purpose is to store the digestive juices created by the liver until the intestine needs them. The digestive system is also indirectly affected by parts of the nervous and circulatory systems as well.
Foods that you eat are not in a form that your body can use as sustenance. Items such as food and drink must be converted into smaller particles that the body can absorb into the blood and carry throughout the body to its cells and organs. In order for the body to be able to use food as nourishment for its cells, digestion must take place.
Digestion is the process your body uses to extract the energy from food! It begins by mixing food with digestive juices, starting in the mouth. It moves the food from the mouth through the digestive tract, continuously breaking down large particles of food into smaller ones. The muscle lining of the hollow organs pushes the food along the digestive track. The process of digestion is finished when it leaves the small intestine.
In some cases the result of poor digestion leads to poor nutrient absorption and the result of impacted fecal matter. This is experienced as hard feces that are difficult to excrete of the colon. If the food moves through the digestive system too slowly, too much water may be absorbed from it, causing dry and hard feces. Sometimes impacted fecal matter can be very painful and lead to obstruction of the bowels.
To maintain healthy digestion the use of a digestive system cleanser is recommended. Digestive cleaners break down unwanted fecal matter and use magnesium to transport oxygen throughout the intestinal tract to eliminate harmful bacteria that may develop as the result of fecal matter. A digestive system cleanser that has a slow release of oxygen over a 12 hour period is Mag O7 Oxygen Digestive System Cleanser, it has a timed release to provide an adequate amount of oxygen to help break down and eliminate unwanted fecal matter and bacteria.