natural stool softeners?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 26, 2013 at 12:24 PM

What are some natural alternatives to OTC stool softeners? Not laxatives. I've searched and found lots of suggestions for ways to relieve constipation, but these things have a laxative effect. What foods/herbs/supplements/whatever have a legit stool softening effect?

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on April 26, 2013
at 12:49 PM

Kefier, sour krout (fermented in salt and it's own juices- not the weird pickled stuff they try to pass as sour krout), kamboucha- Any fermented food really.


on May 06, 2013
at 10:00 AM

Hey, Water is the most natural constipation stool softener. Fiber is also one of the best natural stool softener as it helps you regulate the fluid in the stool by adding bulk to fecal matter thus attracting water to it. Fresh fruits and vegetables, bran, and whole grain foods are excellent sources of fiber. Colon Cleanse Diet is good way for stool softener. To promote healthy intestinal flora and aids in regularity of bowel movements, yogurt with its probiotics is recommended as well. Another natural stool softener is an exercise or any physical activity that can increase your metabolism and moves stuff around your digestive system to help you avoid constipation


on April 26, 2013
at 12:54 PM

Coconut Oil/MCT Oil or Pickle Juice



on April 26, 2013
at 12:52 PM

Vegetables .


on April 26, 2013
at 12:30 PM

Magnesium citrate works wonders for me. I take three or four capsules every evening. You also need to make sure that you are drinking enough water.

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