This is the natural chemical inside of a prune which promotes comfortable, easier to pass and having a laxative effect on the lower digestive system in which exit of waste in semi-solid form, is made possible.
The actual fruit is just a dried (hopefully by the sun and NOT by some electrical process) plum that is now wrinkled, smaller but packed full without compromise, the antioxidants and fiber this wonderful addition your body will thank you for. If you cannot buy plums from a whole foods store and dry them yourself, you can rely on some companies that distribute the finest dried fruits available for snacking and keeping up with nutritional requirements when time is scarce and having a full-blown meal is not feasible, a couple of these and your nutritionally more advantaged than you were ten minutes ago.
"Just remember 5 prunes has 100 calories of which 0 are fat. There is no cholesterol in these little suckers but there is 5mg of sodium and 290mg of Potassium, which for some is very good while others need to be careful of their levels on this mineral."
I suggest holistic remedies over anything synthetic because when a product for any condition is 'created' in a lab with or without the inclusion of alot of natural substances too, it is the lab-created ones from various sources non-natural that through partially-hydrogenating to irradiating, the chemicals are predominantly toxic. In addition to lethal issues, a compound created in a lab is not usually tested on any animals anymore cause it is against so many darn laws; therefore if any toxicity issues should arise' that if a human body can actually metabolize normally half of the crap our OTC and many prescribed preparations for ailments contain, the results are not recorded let alone tested thoroughly, and the public is left to fend for themself with bitter consequences.
But a prune is just a dried plum . . . and because it can actually assist in the elimination process many seek a digestive doctor for, the breakdown of proteins, fats and carbohydrates that can bind or harden excrement by being such a fiber and potassium-rich food, all the patients of current gastroenterologists start eating these regularly, the gastroenterologists will start loosing patients not to morgues but vacation spots where bathrooms are NOT the main concern . . .
Why and how you ask ? because these people have normalized their digestive system by encouraging better use of the lower intestine, colon and rectal region of the human body delivering a fruit from a vine, tree or bush our ancestors have been eating for centuries, to cure not mask digestive upset. At the same time, they are packing nutrition by the mouthful and it requires no cooking, slicing, preparing, just pop in mouth and enjoy !
Ahhhh relief thats good for you . . .
'till next time, erica aka "sojournseeker" ~the enlightenment advisor