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Products for Digestive problems

The human intestines are roughly eight metres long and have a surface area of 300 square metres. Together with the mouth, throat, oesophagus and stomach, the intestines do a lot every day to break down the nutrients we consume with food and supply them to the body. When the intestines go on strike and the body’s natural digestion is impaired, our well-being suffers.

Constipation is a common digestive problem that primarily affects the elderly. Approximately 20 per cent of the population suffers regularly from constipation. There are many causes why digestion can become impaired – a lack of exercise, stress, a low-fibre diet or certain medicines can all be responsible for constipation. In infants and small children, a poor diet, altered living conditions and psychological factors can also play a role.

By changing habits, everyone can help their intestines: sufficient fluid, regular small meals whith wholemeal foods, fruit and vegetables and lots of exercise get the intestines going.

If constipation still occurs despite doing the above, Glycilax® can help. It contains a mild substance that softens intestinal contents and helps to make stools easier to pass. Bowel movements are stimulated and evacuation is facilitated. Glycilax® is not addictive. Thanks to its gentle mechanism of action, it is also suitable for children and infants. Glycilax® is available separately for children and adults.