Per MiraLAX’s website they say,
“MiraLAX works with your body’s natural process to provide effective relief from occasional constipation. Because it works with the body, MiraLAX provides a gentle experience, and doesn't cause harsh side effects. Proven safe and effective.”
Well, holy crap, if it’s on their website it’s gotta be true- right?!? WRONG!
Active Ingredient: Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) 3350
What is MiraLAX composed of? Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) 3350. PEG 3350 is a petroleum derivative- essentially liquid plastic. (You read that right!)
I strongly recommend removing all PEG ingredients from your makeup and skincare regiment.
That’s just how toxic it is when applied on your skin.
With MiraLAX you’re actually ingesting Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) 3350! Yikes.
Healthcare giant Bayer advertises MiraLAX, its popular over-the-counter laxative, as an effective treatment for constipation with “no harsh side effects.” Yet over 2,000 complaints to the FDA say otherwise, with shocking descriptions of patients, especially young children, suffering from kidney problems, seizures, psychiatric conditions, and other severe complications consumers blame on the drug. Has Bayer been keeping the public in the dark about MiraLAX side effects?"
Common Side Effects of Polyethylene Glycol:
Did you know that the FDA does not approve the usage of MiraLAX in pediatric patients? However, it's often suggested for kiddos. The safety is continually being investigated, BUT nothing has come back conclusive. Interesting, isn’t it? Something that is readily used, hasn’t been thoroughly studied, continually being recommended- and continues to have an influx of negative side effects. Remember I took, "proven safe and effective," right off of MiraLAX's website...
Fun Fact: Bayer owns MiraLAX and Roundup- both deemed safe for consumption.
Both coming with a laundry list of side effects and severe health complication claims.
What are Some Common Causes Constipation?
Sure, laxatives like MiraLAX may help you poop. But, at what risk to your body? Why not get to the root issue of why you’re having constipation problems?
You body can become dependent on these stimulant laxatives, even causing damage to your muscles, nerves, and tissues of your bowel and intestines.
You poop every day, so your gut is healthy? WRONG! Check out our stool chart to see where your bowel movements stack up. Ideally, you want to be type 3 or type 4.
Simple Ways to Help Your Kiddo Poop?
Disclaimer: when I talk about improving gut health, I'm talking about more than simply adding a probiotic. However, a high quality probiotic is step in the right direction!
Simple Ways to Help You Poop?
If you or someone you love is struggling with constipation, please, reach out!
Not all supplements are created equal, not all probiotics are created equal, not all medical professionals are created equal.
If you’d like help navigating what you should be taking to improve your gut health, contact us today!
Let’s get back to health,
Supplements and probiotics need to be purchased through a medical provider.
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Ther-Biotic Complete by Klaire Labs is a great broad-spectrum probiotic.
Dr. Taryn Stittleburg, DC, CFMP, PSc.D