Natural Slow Digestion Remedies For Sluggish Digestive System

Many people today suffer from all kinds of slow digestion problems. There are a number of things that can slow down the digestive system such as too little exercise, consuming too much processed foods and saturated fats, and not drinking enough water as well as certain medications.

When you consider that digestion begins the moment you put that food into your mouth and begin chewing to when your body eliminates the waste that your body can’t use, then you will soon realize just how much can happen to slow your digestion.

From rushing through meals and not properly chewing your food, to antibiotics killing off the good bacteria in your intestinal tract slow digestion can occur to any one at any time in lives.

When your digestion slows, all types of problems can arise and these problems manifest themselves in:

  • Pain and discomfort
  • Lower energy levels
  • Constipation
  • Gas
  • Bloating

These uncomfortable symptoms of a slow digestion can interfere with your daily activities and quality of life, so finding some good slow digestion remedies is essential to feeling better and regaining your health.

Probiotics for Slow Digestion!

Probiotics help to boost the amount of healthy bacteria in your gut. The good bacteria in your gut need to outnumber the bad in order for you to have healthy digestion.

Taking a quality probiotic supplement will help improve your digestion and regularity as well as boost the immune system.

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Digestive Enzymes Help with Constipation

Shortage of digestive enzymes is major cause of slow digestion. These enzymes play a vital role in breaking down the foods you eat and aid in their absorption.

So, another way to treat sluggish digestion and stop constipation is by taking enzyme supplements to help boost the level of your digestive enzymes.

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Prebiotics Fiber

Prebiotics are dietary fibers that boost the natural production of the good bacteria in the intestinal tract. They serve as food to the good bacteria and provide a conducive environment for these beneficial bacteria to thrive.Kiwi Klenz

Kiwi Klenz by Xtend-Life is my favorite prebiotic supplement. It uses Kiwifruit to help supply vitamins and minerals and important prebiotics to keep the good bacteria in your intestinal tract alive and well.

So that the friendly bacteria can reduce the bad bacteria that can cause digestion problems as well as balance your digestive and immune system.

Kiwi Klenz contains soluble and insoluble fibers that help to cleanse the intestines as well as serve as food for good bacteria to thrive and reproduce.

Insoluble Fiber Helps Constipation

While soluble fiber works well for those suffering from constipation and diarrhea, soluble fiber  such as psyllium is the ideal choice if your problem is only constipation.

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Insoluble fiber does not absorb water, hence it is non-fermentable and enhances bowel movement.

Ginger and Constipation

Ginger helps to alleviate constipation, bloating and nausea. You can take ginger tea or opt for a ginger supplement if you are not a tea person. I love ginger tea a lot and can’t seem to get enough of it – but I am a tea person of course!

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How to Make Food Digest Fast Naturally

The best slow digestion remedies are those that are all natural and work gently to balance your digestive system.

Here are a few other simple things you can try to help alleviate digestive problems and symptoms:

  • Dietary ChangesIn many cases slow digestion can be treated effectively by making dietary changes such as eating more fresh foods, limiting your intake of processed foods, caffeine and sugar. Also increasing your water consumption and eating smaller meals more often.
  • Increase Exercise In addition to making changes in your diet you should also try and get more exercise. Taking a walk, going for a bike ride, or other physical activities will help your food to digest better and get it back into balance.

Along with diet and exercise, dietary supplements have proven to be effective in helping to balance a slow digestion and  help you overcome some of the symptoms of a slow digestion.

About Carol Dike

Carol Dike is the administrator of Total Wellness Choices, a website dedicated to providing information, tips and advice on how to improve your general health by making healthy lifestyle choices. She welcomes every visitor and values your input in the form of comments, suggestions and questions.


  1. Tyrone Baird says:

    I have been taking lanzoprozole for stomach acid reflux for 15 yrs, it kills off a lot of good bacteria in the gut and is now causing my digestive system to run very slowly, im sufering a lot of discomfort and digestive spasms which make me go slightly dizzy and lose energy. Is there any advice you could give me please? My doctor says im just suffering from anxiety, i dont doubt for a second im suffering from anxiety but i feel it has been brought on by my gut problems and im desperate for help as this is completly taking over and ruining my life. Many thanks. Tyrone.

    • Hi Tyrone,
      I am sorry to hear that you are having problems with your digestive system. Unfortunately what you re experiencing is very common with people who are taking prescription or OTC acid reflux medications. I would suggest that you look for a doctor who is open to alternative medicine/natural remedies as I believe that using the right probiotic and prebiotic supplements will help relieve your digestive problems. There are also effective natural remedies for anxiety you can take advantage of.

  2. I had a test at the hospital that showed I had a slow digestive symptom. It’s painful the gas, bloating and constipation. Can you please tell me some suggestions on what to do about it? I have an appt. with my GI Dr. in a couple weeks. I pray there is hope out there. Right now he has me on a low fat, low fiber diet which is hard to find out what I can eat. Thanks

    • Hi Sharon,
      I am sorry to hear that you have a slow digestive system, which is causing you painful gas, bloating and constipation. I am not a medical doctor, but I can only advice you from my own experience. I used to suffer from slow digestive system. However, changing my diet really helped me a lot. I drastically reduced my sugar intake. I also stayed away from fatty foods. Then added more fiber to my diet. I also took and still take probiotic and prebiotic supplements. I like Kiwi-klenz prebiotic supplement because it contains both soluble and insoluble fibers, digestive enzymes and phenols, which all work together to help boost the digestive system.

      There are also several other natural digestive aids that can help balance your digestive system. You just need to find one that really works for you as what works for one person may not necessarily work for another.

      Hope you find this helpful. Feel free to contact me if you have any more questions.

  3. Hi Sharon, I just found your site when seeking advise for bloating and slow digestion, I am interested in the products you mention but the Avita one seems like it is purchased outside the US which I am not comfortable with. I also read your comments on the Kiwi klenz. Where do you purchase these items in the US? Looks like the Xtend products are purchased in the US and I may be interested in that one but the Avita one that has a probiotic and Fiber seems intesting also but I cant seem to find a US ship address,. Was wondering if you had used the Avita product at all and any comments on that. Thanks!

    • Hi Diane,
      I understand your reservation about buying from a non US company. However, I have used the Avita probiotics and find it very helpful. Xtendlife Kiwi- Klenz is also very good and you can buy that on Amazon if you so wish. But I personally buy Xtendlife products via their official website.

      I hope my response helps.

  4. al mccann says:

    Dear Carol Dike,
    My bowel movements have slowed down so much that I am not feeling well. I have never been like this before. It is as if every is going at a snails pace. I do have diabetes. I used to have a movement everyday and some times 2 or 3 times a day. What can I use to move things along?

  5. Hi Al,
    I am really sorry to hear that your bowel movement is going at a snail pace. I would recommend that you try Kiwi Klenz by Xtendlife. However, I advise that you check with your doctor first if you have any doubts at all about its safety.

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