Sunmagic 100% pure prune juice

Constipation is extremely common and almost 14 million people in the UK suffer from it at some point in their lives. Prune juice is a great source of sorbitol, which is a naturally occurring, low calorie sugar, found in prunes and apricots. Prune juice acts as a natural laxative, so is beneficial for a healthy digestive system.

What does sorbitol do?

Sorbitol works by being slowly absorbed into the blood. Through this gradual absorption, it tends to hold onto some water, which is beneficial to the digestive system. This increases the moisture content of stools, and softens them.

How does it work?

  • First of all, Sunmagic 100% pure prune juice is ingested into the body.
  • It then moves down through your oesophagus and into your stomach.
  • Here the juice mixes with stomach fluids and moves into your duodenum (the first section of your small intestine).
  • Nutrients from the prune juice are absorbed along with other soluble nutrients, into your blood stream.
  • As it moves into your large intestine, the water is absorbed and the sorbitol can help to add bulk and softness to your stools.

How much should I drink?

Drinking a small amount of prune juice every day is a great source of fibre. Experts suggest that adults should drink no more than 250ml of prune juice per day as part of a balanced diet.

It is also important to consume at least five daily portions of fruit and vegetables, together with around eight glasses of water. This should set you on the right track for a healthy digestive system. Nuts and seeds are also a great source of fibre.

If you do have any issues with your digestion, it is important to visit your doctor.

Other ways to look after your digestive system

Digestion is a very delicate process. Exercise, diet and stress can all have an effect on digestion and that’s why it’s important to maintain an overall healthy, well-balanced lifestyle.