We should aim to have at least one easy-to-pass, fully evacuated bowel movement per day. If you are having infrequent, difficult-to-pass, or incompletely evacuated bowel movements, then you’re likely experiencing constipation.
Constipation can be caused by many factors, including dehydration, inflammation in the gut, unhealthy gut flora, stress, low-fibre diet, or a slow metabolism.
The incompleteelimination of waste can cause autointoxication, where we reabsorb metabolites from the colon, and it leads to a build-up of toxins in the body. This can cause symptoms of fatigue, brain fog, low mood, hormonal issues, acne, pain, and bloating.
Manna-Fig Syrupis a gentle laxative that provides an effective solution for occasional constipation. Figs have been traditionally used to support regular bowel function. Manna ash softens the stool to alleviate pain associated with constipation1.
Manna-Fig Syrup is made from organic, fresh fig and manna ash that are pressed and sealed within 2-3 hours of harvesting. It does not contain preservativesor alcohol, and it is vegan-friendly and gluten-free.
Manna-Fig Syrup is also an excellent source of nutrients, including calcium and magnesium, and antioxidants including vitamin A and anthocyanins2,3. The antioxidants found in Manna-Fig Syrup are beneficial because they help to heal and protect tissues from damage that can be caused by constipation.
Manna-Fig Syrupgently promotes healthy bowel function to support our digestive health.
Each 5 ml Contains
Fig (Ficus carica) 1:2.44 5g
Manna(Fraxinus ornus) 0.725g
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Sucrose, Tartaric acid
Vegan | Gluten Free | Contains No Priority Allergens
Fig (Ficus carica)
- Source of nutrients, including calcium and magnesium2
- Source of antioxidants to heal and protect tissues from damage3
- Traditionally used to promote healthy bowel function
Manna Ash (Fraxinus ornus)
- Source of antioxidants to heal and protect tissues from damage1
- Softens the stool to alleviate pain and promote healthy bowel function1
Healthy bowel movements are the body’s way of eliminating toxins and waste. If we have infrequent, difficult to pass or incomplete bowel movements, we are not adequately detoxifying the body. This can lead to fatigue, hormonal issues, acne, pain, bloating, and inflammation.
We sometimes need extra support to promote healthy, fully evacuated, daily bowel movements. Manna-Fig Syrup is a gentle laxative that helps to alleviate occasional constipation, and it is a source of antioxidants that support our digestive health1-3.
Dr. Hilary’s Tips For Bowel Health
- Drink more water:There is no exact science to the amount of water each person needs, so aim for at least 2 liters of water daily. If you forget to drink water, set hourly reminders until you get into a new habit.
- Increase fibre:Our daily requirement for fibre is 25g for women and 38g for men. High fibre foods include chia, flax, whole grains like brown rice, quinoa and oats, legumes like beans and chickpeas, and vegetables like avocado, broccoli, beets, artichokes, and dark leafy greens.
- Physical activity:Exercise helps to prevent and relieve constipation because it stimulates the natural contractions of the intestines and decreases the amount of water that is reabsorbed from the stool into the body, making stools softer and easier to pass. Even gentle exercise, such as walking for 20 minutes daily, can improve digestion.
- Manage stress:When we’re stressed, we’re in a “fight or flight” state, meaning our body shifts blood flow to vital organs like the heart, lungs, and large muscles and this can contribute to indigestion and constipation. When we’re relaxed, we’re in a “rest and digest” state, meaning our body sends blood flow to the digestive system. Meditation, deep breathing, and prioritizing sleep are effective ways to manage stress and improve digestion.
- Treat the cause:An under-active thyroid can cause constipation, so it is important to screen the thyroid through blood work. Eating inflammatory foods like gluten and dairy, or having an unhealthy gut flora, can also contribute to constipation in some people.
Adults: 1/2 measuring capful (10 mL) 3 to 4 times daily, or as directed by a health care practitioner.
Children: ½ measuring capful (5ml) once daily, or as directed by a health care practitioner.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking thiazide diuretics, corticosteroids, licorice root or other medications or health products which may aggravate electrolyte imbalance. Consult a health care practitioner if you have a kidney disorder, fecal impaction, or symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, or if you are taking cardiac medications such as cardiac glycosides or antiarrhythmic medications.
Consult a health care practitioner Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen or if laxative effect does not occur within 7 days.
Reduce dose or discontinue use if you experience abdominal pain, cramps, spasms, or diarrhea. May cause nausea, flatulence, or bowel discomfort.
May cause nausea, flatulence, or bowel discomfort. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have a kidney disorder, faecal impaction, or symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or fever, or if you are experiencing abdominal pain, cramps, spasms and/or diarrhea.
Do not use if you are experiencing bowel obstruction or ileus. Do not use if you have abnormal constrictions of the gastrointestinal tract, potential or existing intestinal blockage, atonic bowel, appendicitis, inflammatory colon disease such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, abdominal pain of unknown origin, undiagnosed rectal bleeding, severe dehydration with depleted water or electrolytes.
Hypersensitivity (e.g., allergy) has been known to occur; in which case, discontinue use.
Keep out of reach of children.
- Guarcello R, et al. Insights into the cultivable microbial ecology of “Manna” ash products extracted from fraxinus angustifolia (Oleaceae) trees in Sicily, Italy. Front Microbiol. 2019;10:984.
- Vinson JA, Zubik L, Bose P, Samman N, Proch J. Dried fruits: excellent in vitro and in vivo antioxidants. Journal of the American College of Nutrition. 2005;24(1):44.
- Solomon A, et al. Antioxidant activities and anthocyanin content of fresh fruits of common fig (Ficus carica ) Journal of Agricultural and FoodChemistry.2006;54(20):7717–7723.