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How Long Does It Take To Clean Out Your Colon in General?

Colon of a person is responsible to transport solid waste products from his/her body. While transportation of the food takes place via colon, body absorbs water for its use. If the colon slows down, toxins may find their ways within your bloodstream and create many problems. These include obesity, nervous system disorders, skin problems and various other problems in different organ systems.

How Long Does It Take To Clean Out Your Colon in General?

How Long Does It Take To Clean Out Your Colon in General?

What is the time required to perform cleansing of colon? You will observe increase in your bowel movements within only a few hours you perform a colon cleanse process. However, to eliminate the hardened fecal materials and years of waste products out from your colon and large intestines available in maze form require time. We know that the large intestine of an adult is about 22 feet and hence, it is recommendable spending about 1-month or 2-month period on your routine related to cleansing of colon. Despite, you have to spend a long time in the cleansing process; you may opt to have your normal diet, so that things do not take place at the fastest pace, as it occurs in case of master cleanse that removes a pound of internal waste within a period of only few days.

Approaches to Cleansing of Colon

In case of a simple and easy colon cleansing process, you may follow two different approaches-

  • Taking herbs and laxatives orally
  • Doing an enema.

You may opt to use each of them individually or may work with both of them in tandem manner. If you perform colon-cleansing process for the first time, you have to try either of the mentioned procedures and observe the way, in which the body tolerates the procedure. Particularly, experts consider usage of oral herbs and laxatives as a popular approach to perform colon-cleansing procedure.

Expectations from Your Colon Cleanse Process

What comes out from your colon is not anything that you have not experienced in life. Hence, you do not have to become alarmed. Instead, the outcome is natural although smell and sight may be something different.

Body Takes Step to Get Rid of Waste Products Continuously

After you ingest your colon cleanser or perform enema and perform initial dumping of bowel, things may become slow to some extent. You will expect that your body will consistently taking steps to get rid of waste products, which you have loosened up within your colon. This will require about 2 or 3 weeks period.

Get a Different Type of Feeling

Slowly, you will start getting different type of feelings. Initially, you will literally fall sick. Reason for this is that toxins remained stored for a long period are now releasing for the first time and it will pass, as excretion of toxins takes place from your body.

Body Starts to Heal Itself after Cleanse Out Procedure

Once your body completes with cleanse out procedure, it will start healing on its own. In this way, you will get more energy, lighten your mood and feel as renewed as well as highly energized. In addition, the cleansing process clears your skin and reduces your pain, which you have had experienced for many years. A large number of people succeeded to heal them after cleansing of their bodies. This is because; in most of the cases, joint swelling and pain take place often because of toxins’ overload in the human body.

Make Sure to Drink Water in Sufficient Amounts

During the complete procedure, you should keep in mind and make sure to drink water in sufficient amounts. You should strictly avoid the condition of dehydration, as you have to go to the bathroom frequently. Water also helps in flushing out toxins from your body and helps in healing of body tissues, which usually plagued with toxic substances.


  1. WebMD. (2021). The Digestive System. https://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/digestive-system
  2. Mayo Clinic. (2021). Colon Cleansing: Is It Helpful or Harmful? https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/consumer-health/expert-answers/colon-cleansing/faq-20058435
  3. Medical News Today. (2021). What to Expect during a Colon Cleanse. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321620
  4. WebMD. (2021). The Benefits of Colon Cleansing. https://www.webmd.com/balance/guide/natural-colon-cleansing-is-it-necessary

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Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:August 21, 2023

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