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Is it best to take laxatives before or after you eat to get the food out?

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Answered 2009-12-16 01:56:50

Save for the fact the person below is quite right, they are also quite wrong. Laxatives do cause you to lose weight after taking them in excess for a long period of time. At first, laxatives keep the body from absorbing water by coating the GI tract and the stomach. After excessive use, however, laxatives coat these organs enough to keep the body from absorbing fat, but only a little, as food is alrady broken down by the time it gets to one's GI.

  • Actually what really happens, is that it does not work at all. Go to Once the food gets to your GI tract system food is already broken down. Laxatives just get rid of excess water weight by forcing you to have more frequent bowel movements. Its false weight loss.
  • = Laxatives Unsafe and Ineffective For Weight Reduction: =
    • Most of the weight lost is water loss, not fat loss.
    • By speeding up the digestive process, laxatives can reduce the absorption of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients and leave the individual weak and dehydrated.
    • Long-term use of laxatives upsets the mechanism of the colon. This can make the individual dependent on laxative pills for regular bowel movements. (Colon-cleansing does not cure this problem.) Colon problems will eventually become a future problem for individuals who persist on misusing them.
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