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The large intestine consists of the colon and rectum. It takes food around 18 - 24 hours to pass along the entire length of the colon.
The main functions of the large intestines are:
- the formation and excretion of faeces
- the absorption of water and minerals
- beneficial bacteria in the colon (probiotics) manufacture vitamins B1, B2, B12 and K. They also help to prevent the overgrowth of harmful bacteria.
Cells of the colon secrete mucus, which lubricates and protects the walls. Inflammation or irritation of the intestinal wall causes the release of large amouunts of mucus, as well as water and electrolytes. In this case, mucus can be seen in the stools and there may be diarrhea. On the other hand, if waste matter remains in the colon for longer than is desirable (constipation), large amounts of toxins can be reabsorbed into the bloodstream - called autointoxication or self-poisoning. Natural colon cleansers for a healthy colon and digestive transit support. Part of Specialist Supplements UK Ltd Inner Purity range - pure inside and out!