5-Hour Energy is packed with B vitamins, amino acids and other nutrients found in everyday foods, or that are already in you. It contains zero sugar, zero herbal stimulants and only four calories. It has as much caffeine as a cup of the leading premium coffee.
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Chronic constipation—a functional disorder of the intestines characterized by difficult, infrequent, or incomplete bowel movements—affects up to 20% of the world’s population.
About half of the people living with constipation aren’t satisfied with their current treatment. Standard therapies for constipation include bulking agents (psyllium), stool softeners (Colace®), stimulant laxatives (senna), and osmotic laxatives (milk of magnesia). A recent review of these treatments concluded that there is good evidence to support the use of psyllium but not other over-the-counter constipation remedies.
The new study aimed to compare the effect of another home remedy, prunes, with psyllium for the treatment of chronic constipation in 40 adults (average age 38 years). For three weeks, the participants received either 50 grams of prunes two times per day (providing 6 grams of fiber) with meals or 11 grams of psyllium two times per day (also providing 6 grams of fiber) in water. After a one-week treatment-free period, the people switched therapies for the next three weeks. They kept a daily diary during treatment to track effects.
No significant adverse effects were noted with either treatment. Psyllium and prunes both produced a significant improvement in the number of complete spontaneous bowel movements per week compared with before the study. Prunes were particularly beneficial, resulting in an even greater increase in the number of complete spontaneous bowel movements and softer stool consistency compared with psyllium.
“Given their palatability, tolerability, and availability, dried plums should be considered in the initial approach to the management of mild to moderate constipation,” said lead study author, Dr. Ashok Attaluri of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.
Constipation can result from many different causes, so check with your doctor about potential underlying causes and also to help identify the treatment that’s right for you.
Try these tips to help keep you regular.
(Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2011;33:822–8)
Kimberly Beauchamp, ND, received her doctoral degree from Bastyr University, the nation’s premier academic institution for science-based natural medicine. She co-founded South County Naturopaths in Wakefield, RI, where she practiced whole family care with an emphasis on nutritional counseling, herbal medicine, detoxification, and food allergy identification and treatment. Her blog, Eat Happy, helps take the drama out of healthy eating with real food recipes and nutrition news that you can use. Dr. Beauchamp is a regular contributor to Healthnotes Newswire.
| Nutrition Facts |
Serving Size: 1.93 Fl Oz
Servings Per Container: 1
|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride)||40 mg||2000.000%|
|Folic Acid||400 mcg||100.000%|
|Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin)||500 mcg||8333.000%|
|Niacin (as Niacinamide)||30 mg||150.000%|
| Energy Blend |
Taurine, Glucuronic acid (as or from glucuronolactone), Malic acid, N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine, L-Phenylalanine, Caffeine, Citicoline.
*Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
**Daily Value (DV) not established.
Ingredients: Purified Water, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Sucralose, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate and EDTA (to protect freshness).
Caution: Contains caffeine comparable to a cup of the leading premium coffee. Limit caffeine products to avoid nervousness, sleeplessness, and occasional rapid heartbeat. You may experience a Niacin Flush (hot feeling, skin redness) that lasts a few minutes. This is caused by increased blood flow near the skin. Do not take if you are pregnant or nursing, or under 12 years of age. Phenylketonurics: Contains phenylalanine. Tamper Evident. Do not use if seal is broken