Probiotics are live microorganisms which are good for your body and benefit it. The human colon houses billions of beneficial bacteria which play some complex as well as an important role in digestion, immunity and other bodily processes. Having the correct balance and number of microorganisms in your colon help minimize inflammation, prevent digestive issues and improves absorption of nutrients.
As the name suggests, a probiotic enema involves injecting the colon with a solution containing probiotics. This particular type of enema is soon becoming a popular alternative remedy for gut health, weight loss, immune system support and some digestive tract diseases.
Benefits of probiotic enema
Some people claim that this type of enema help them maintain the level of good bacteria in their gut and eliminate the harmful bacteria present in the colon.
Probiotics can also be consumed orally, but using an enema helps in placing them directly into the colon. This way they don’t have to encounter stomach acid, which kills almost 60 percent of the probiotics.
People who use probiotic enemas claim they experienced an increased metabolism and immunity, and weight loss. It also helps in treating digestive problems such as ulcerative colitis or irritable bowel syndrome, or other less serious issues such as diarrhea, constipation and bloating.
Who should get it?
People having conditions such as IBS or UC may consult their doctor about probiotic enemas and you will be recommended the best one depending on your condition. In fact, if you are interested in probiotics, try some dietary sources such as yogurt with live cultures, kefir, miso, tempeh and sauerkraut, etc.
Are there any risks involved?
If you get an enema from your doctor, there aren’t any risks involved. But if you are planning to perform it by yourself, you may cause:
• Rectal damage
• Pain or discomfort in intestines
• Embolism (blocked artery)
• Kidney failure
How to perform probiotic enema?
So if you have decided to try a probiotic enema, it is recommended that you ask your doctor for what probiotic and the type of enema kit to use. You also want to ensure that you are performing the enema session correctly while following all the necessary precautions. If you are performing an enema for the first time, ask your doctor to guide you through the steps one by one.
To perform the enema you’ll need:
• Distilled water
• A probiotic capsule
• A measuring cup
• Water soluble lubricant
• A large towel
Once you have all the things required to perform the enema, follow the steps mentioned below:
• Dissolve the probiotic capsule in the water and transfer the mixture to the enema bag.
• Lubricate the free end of the enema tubing and your rectum opening.
• Lie down on the floor, insert the tube into your rectum, open the clamp and allow the liquid to flow in.
• Once all the liquid is administered, hold it for the prescribed time.
• After the time lapse, go to the toilet and release all the contents.