Many natural health experts have shared misinformation about colon “toxic poo”. According to colon cleansing providers (colon hygienists), having 5 to 20 pounds of stool in an adult’s large intestine (colon) can lead to health problems such as weight gain, fatigue, and brain fog. But scientific evidence does not support this myth.
Do you have 5-20 pounds of toxic poop in your colon?
A colon cleanse is a medication or procedure used to cleanse the colon. Proponents of colon cleansing warn the public about the serious side effects of toxic stools; Many people describe the common problem of having 5 to 20 pounds of stool in their colon.
The truth is, people don’t have 5 to 20 pounds of stool in their colons. In fact, most people pass an average of 14 to 16 ounces of stool per day, and the accumulation of feces in the bowel will be less than 20 pounds.
Even if you are chronically constipated and have a very poor diet, it is still unlikely that you have so much constipation in your colon.