Your colon is the final part of your GI tract an a healthy GI tract is essential to good health. The colon is where everything that hasn't been digested and put into your bloodstream ends up. Our body is a wondrous piece of equipment. It takes a while to digest everything. Fresh fruit on an empty stomach can take between 30 minutes and one hour. A piece of steak and some potatoes can take five hours plus! The colon contains the waste material of your body and as such needs to be removed regularly.
However, we consume a lot of food that isn't in its natural state so the body has to work overtime to digest this. Just think of our consumption of fast food! So what happens is that the colon gets emptied (hopefully at least once or twice a day) but the extra residue ends up stuck to the inside walls of the colon where it accumulates over time. Some of us even have difficulty eliminating on a regular basis, so the waste builds up faster.
So it's good to use colon cleansing, detox your body on a regular basis. At least once or twice a year is good. Different people have different opinions. Consult your doctor to see what s/he recommends. Colon cleansing can be done in so many different ways and can take varying amounts of time, depending on the method you decide to use. You can choose to do a fast which means consuming liquids be it water, a special lemonade as in the Master Cleanse, or fresh fruit juice. You could also decide on a series of treatments called colonics which is administered by a trained professional or you can cleanse your colon with herbal supplements. This article gives you information on herbal colon cleanse products.
There are many products to choose from. Have a look at your local health store or do some research on the internet. Many of these products are natural. Choosing a product can be a bit overwhelming as there are so many products out there - even on infomercials on the T.V. Still, with perseverance you will find the right product for you. Take care that it is a natural product (read the ingredient list carefully) and be careful to read about the side effects.
Once you've narrowed down you list, you can research the products themselves easily on the internet. Put in the name of the product in quotes (" ") and then ad review to have a look at what people have to say about the product. You will be positively surprised at how much information you can find about one product! You can also search in forums for colon cleansing, detox and fasting. This is always a good way to go. A lot of colon cleansers are fiber based (psyllium husks for example) which helps push out the excess waste. With determination you'll find the right product for you - after all we are all different and our body reacts to different things. It is definitely worth it.