According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, up to 70 million people have been affected by digestive issues, which resulted in over 50 million visits to physicians and hospitals, in 2016 alone. What many of us don’t know is that these issues, whether it’s occasional bloating, gas, or problems with irregularity, maybe your body’s warning signs to make positive changes for your long-term health.

Subsequently, the problem is that too often people resort to laxatives and quick fix measures to aid in their problems without adequately getting to the root cause of the situation. And as symptoms reappear, people increase their consumption of over the counter digestive aids, potentially making the problem worse.