Ulcerative colitis is a condition in which the moist tissue layer that lines the colon and rectum, called the mucosa, has become inflamed. The symptoms of ulcerative colitis are characterized by frequent abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. Other symptoms may include fatigue, weight loss, decreased appetite, and nausea. Secondary problems and complications include liver problems, skin eruptions and arthritic problems. The diagnosis of ulcerative colitis requires confirmation by medical specialists. A major complication that may occur in a small number of people with ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease is called toxic megacolon. In this condition, the individual usually has a high fever, swollen or distended abdomen, elevated white count, and a dilated colon that can be observed on an x-ray.
Flora Essentials contains a full complement of digestive enzymes as well as prebiotics, which together support the function of the small and large intestine. Digestive enzymes help to fully break down food after each meal, preventing the build up of irritants in the gut. Prebiotics promote the growth of friendly gut bacteria, which are important for the normal function of the large bowel as well as digestion, elimination and normal gut-immune function.
Nature’s Essential Oils contain the perfect combination of essential fatty acids to enable the body to synthesize Prostaglandin Series 1 and Series 3, which reduce inflammation and slow down the rate of cell division. Both of these properties are important to the long-term management of inflammatory bowel diseases.
3 capsules per day