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How RestoraLAX® Helps to Relieve Constipation

RestoraLAX® works with the water in your body to provide effective relief from occasional constipation. Because of this, RestoraLAX® provides a gentle experience, and doesn’t cause certain side effects, such as bloating, gas, or cramping.

RestoraLAX® is different from stimulant laxatives

Stimulant laxative pills make your body go by stimulating the nerves in your colon to unblock your bowel. RestoraLAX® works with the water in your body to hydrate, soften and ease, unblocking your bowel.

Osmotic Laxatives

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Works with the water in your body to soften and ease stool through the colon.

Stimulant Laxatives

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Stimulates the nerves in your colon, causing the muscles of the intestinal wall to contract, which helps move stools through.

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RestoraLAX® is certified by the CDHF

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RestoraLAX® proudly displays the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation (CDHF) Certified Symbol of Distinction.

A Guide to Over the Counter Laxatives

Osmotic Laxative* Bulk-Forming (Fibre) Laxative* Stimulant Laxative
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Example of Brands RestoraLAX®, Phillips Milk of Magnesia Metamucil®, Fibre ChoiceTM Senokot®, Ex-lax®, Dulcolax®
Examples of Medical Ingredients Polyethylene glycol, Magnesium hydroxide Psyllium, Inulin Sennosides, Bisacodyl
Mode of Action Retains water in the bowel to soften and hydrate stools and increase the frequency of bowel movements. Adds bulk and allows more water to remain in stools; making them larger, softer, and easier to pass. Works by stimulating the muscles of the bowel to accelerate the stool’s journey through the colon.
Form Generally available in powder form. Generally available in powder and oral pill form. Generally available in oral pill, liquid, or suppository form.
Osmotic Laxative*
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Example of Brands RestoraLAX®, Phillips Milk of Magnesia
Examples of Medical Ingredients Polyethylene glycol, Magnesium hydroxide
Mode of Action Retains water in the bowel to soften and hydrate stools and increase the frequency of bowel movements.
Form Generally available in powder form.
Bulk-Forming (Fibre) Laxative*
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Example of Brands Metamucil®, Fibre ChoiceTM
Examples of Medical Ingredients Psyllium, Inulin
Mode of Action Adds bulk and allows more water to remain in stools; making them larger, softer, and easier to pass.
Form Generally available in powder and oral pill form.
Stimulant Laxative
Illustration showing the human intestine
Example of Brands Senokot®, Ex-lax®, Dulcolax®
Examples of Medical Ingredients Sennosides, Bisacodyl
Mode of Action Works by stimulating the muscles of the bowel to accelerate the stool’s journey through the colon.
Form Generally available in oral pill, liquid, or suppository form.

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*for occasional constipation

for constipation and/or regularity