Constipation, or irregularity, is a condition in which your stools pass more slowly than usual through the bowels (intestines). This condition occurs when too much water is removed from the stools and they become hardened, making it difficult to have bowel movements.
The condition can be caused by a variety of factors, such as not drinking enough fluids, a lack of sufficient fiber in the diet, stress, travel, pregnancy or just lack of physical activity. Many people experience occasional constipation due to changes in diet or dehydration. Medications such as cough syrups, sedatives and antacids can also cause occasional constipation. Even people who have a diet rich in fiber can occasionally become constipated.
What you eat and drink matters. The USDA recommends that adults should be eating roughly 25 to 38 grams of fiber a day to help stay regular. Drinking around 8 glasses of water a day is also important to avoid constipation. In addition, your lifestyle makes a difference. For instance, regular exercise can help keep you regular.
If getting enough fiber through diet is a challenge for you, you may want to consider taking a fiber supplement. The benefits of fiber supplements are convenience and the ability to add fiber to your daily diet.
Many people find taking fiber supplements on a daily basis to be helpful. To stay regular, you often have to be proactive to make sure you get your recommended intake, which is roughly 25 to 38 grams of fiber a day.
A safe, gentle overnight laxative like Phillips'® Milk of Magnesia works with your body's natural processes by drawing water into the bowel to promote a bowel movement. Phillips'® offers Milk of Magnesia liquids in both regular and concentrated formulas in several flavors.
Stimulant laxatives, such as those containing bisacodyl, work by stimulating fluid secretion and causing contractions of the colon to produce a bowel movement. These actions can cause intestinal distress in some people, which, in the case of bisacodyl, may lead to painful cramps. Phillips'® products work differently. They don't contain stimulants and work with your body's natural process to gently relieve occasional constipation. As always, read the label of any product to make sure it's right for you. But if you're looking for a safe, gentle and stimulant-free laxative, it's an easy choice with Phillips'®. It's the only full line of laxatives that is completely stimulant-free.
Not only is Phillips'® the only line of laxatives that is completely stimulant-free, but all Phillips'® products are gentle, effective and safe. Phillips'® helps take care of all your regularity needs and has been trusted for over 140 years. For further information, please call 1-800-986-0369 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time).
We do not add any gluten to our products. However, we cannot guarantee that they are 100% gluten-free, as these products are produced in facilities that manufacture or package other items that may contain gluten.
Soluble fiber such as Phillips'® Fiber Good® Gummies absorbs water and becomes gel, which adds bulk to your stool to help support overall digestive health.*
Lastly, when taken regularly, probiotics such as Phillips'® Colon Health® Probiotic Capsules and Phillips'® Pro-Regularity Probiotic Capsules can support digestive and immune health by helping to maintain the balance of beneficial and non-beneficial bacteria in your digestive tract. Having a natural balance of bacteria in the digestive tract can help with occasional digestive issues such as constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating.*
It varies. However, stop laxative use and talk to your doctor if you need to use it for more than one week. Otherwise, please consult with your doctor or other health professional to see how long you may take a Phillips'® laxative product.
Concentrated Milk of Magnesia contains a concentrated formula of magnesium hydroxide so you take smaller doses. Like regular Milk of Magnesia, it generally produces a bowel movement in 1/2 hour to 6 hours.
If Phillips'® Milk of Magnesia freezes, it will have a watery and gritty appearance when thawed. For this reason, do not store it in your freezer or refrigerator. For best results, we do not recommend using the product if it has a watery appearance.
You don't have to take Phillips'® Fiber Good® Gummies with water. You just have to make sure they are fully chewed. However, drinking water daily, approximately 8 glasses of water a day, can help support regularity.
"Probiotics are live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit."1 In general, probiotics are similar to the beneficial bacteria that live naturally in your digestive tract. They can be found in some foods, such as yogurt and cheese, as well as dietary supplements. When taken daily, probiotics like the ones found in Phillips'® Colon Health® probiotic supplements can help replenish your body's good bacteria and support digestive and immune health.*
It's important to have a balance of good bacteria in your digestive tract, which can be negatively impacted by factors such as diet and travel. Probiotics can help support digestive health* by helping maintain the balance of beneficial and non-beneficial bacteria in your digestive tract.
Phillips'® Colon Health® Probiotic Capsules contain three types of probiotics to help defend against occasional digestive issues such as constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating.* When taken daily, it can help replenish the good bacteria in your colon to support overall digestive health and immune health.*
Phillips'® Colon Health® Probiotic Capsules contain both Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, the two most common types of bacteria found in probiotics. Both are similar to the beneficial bacteria that live naturally in your digestive tract.