Hard, difficult to pass stools may be caused by a number of factors, but the most common reason is the gut absorbing too much water because the stool is passing through the large intestine too slowly due to a lack of the gut’s rhythmic contractions. A few of the more common factors that lead to the gut having decreased contractions and hard, difficult to pass stools include not eating enough fiber, a lack of exercise, not drinking enough liquid, changes in habit or lifestyle, aging and medications.
Having hard, difficult to pass stools while on a paleo, zone, pescatarian or a low carbohydrate diet may mean you aren’t eating enough dietary fiber. Therefore, if you’re experiencing few other digestive symptoms, you should focus on increasing your intake of foods rich in dietary fiber and taking Enzymedica’s Prebiotic Superfoods Drink Mix. This next-generation prebiotic formula promotes a balance of beneficial microorganisms in the gut microbiome.* Since 1/3 or more of a bowel movement consists of these microorganisms, Prebiotic Superfoods Drink Mix can comfortably increase the water content of the stool, along with fecal mass and the frequency of bowel movements.*
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