Three basic types of laxatives exist: osmotic, bulk-forming and stimulant. Osmotic laxatives increase the amount of water that stays in the intestinal contents as they pass through the intestines. Bulk-forming laxatives feature fiber supplements that increase the bulk and water contents of the stool and encourage healthy bowel activity. Stimulant laxatives stimulate the muscle contractions along the intestinal tract.
Gentle Move combines osmotic and bulk-forming with a mild stimulant action. It features a proprietary blend of magnesium and soothing herbs. Magnesium specifically attracts and retains fluid within the colon, which helps soften stool. Triphala extract is a traditional Ayurvedic combination of dried fruits considered a "health harmonizer." Traditionally, triphala is used as a gentle laxative that supports digestive and intestinal health. Gentle Move's herbal blend also contains yellow dock, ginger, marshmallow and slippery elm to aid digestion and provide soothing action of the digestive tract.
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