Poor digestion gives you more than just a bad stomach. It is something that many of us may consider to be trivial, but it can actually have serious repercussions. Let’s not forget that our digestive system is a major portal where we can get our source of nutrients which essential for us to function. A product like Xtend-Life’s Kiwi-Klenz promises to deliver necessary components for a healthy digestion. Let’s see if it would be worth your penny.
Importance of digestive health
A sign which tells you that you have a healthy digestive system is when you experience regularity. By that it means that you have regular bowel movement, either three times a day or three times a week. Regular is a relative term which can be different for everybody. On top of that, your stools shouldn’t be too hard or too soft.
On the other hand, an unhealthy digestive system is evidenced by constipation or diarrhoea. Gassiness is also a common problem. This means that you are not getting the right nutrition to keep your digestive system in tip-top shape. An imbalance in good and bad bacteria in your gut can also result in poor digestion and nutrient absorption. These microflora has to be kept in perfect balance to avoid intolerable digestive symptoms and even infection. Altogether, anything that goes out of balance will result in poor digestive function, and eventually leads to poor health.
Overall, if you are not able to maintain a healthy digestive system, it can also affect other parts of your body. One of the major areas that gets affected is your immune system, and most people are not aware that our digestive system makes up 70% of your immune system. So when things go awry with your gut, it paves the way for other conditions to begin.
Symptoms of poor digestive system
The symptoms include the following:
- abdominal pain
- chronic bowel irritation
- allergic reactions
- burning sensation after eating
- chronic fatigue
- rumbling noises in your stomach
- skin disorders
- sugar cravings
How can you keep your digestive system healthy?
One of the best ways to keep a healthy digestive tract is to maintain a healthy balance between the good and bad bacteria. This can be achieved by taking prebiotics. These are special components that help you maintain the balance of both harmful and helpful bacteria. the job of prebiotics is to stimulate the growth of helpful bacteria in your digestive system.
This is a short video that talks about prebiotics and its importance.
You need to have certain nutrients and microflora to create a healthy environment in your gut. Having prebiotics is a good start already as it helps produce probiotics (the good bacteria). There are other nutrients we need to achieve optimum digestive health. We can obtain it from a healthy diet, or we could get some help through supplements. A promise that Kiwi-Klenz provides its customers.
Kiwi-Klenz is a supplement by one of the industry’s long-running healthy supplement company, Xtend-Life. I want to point that out because this brand has upheld a tradition of excellence with their products. One thing I learned is that they have a Certificate of Analysis (COA) for all their supplements, which means that you get what they say is on the label. This is a major selling factor especially in a market that is lined with a lot of substandard products that is mostly composed of fillers and extenders.
They are also putting strong emphasis on creating quality products that are safe for consumers. In doing so, they manufacture their products in GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) compliant facilities. Contamination is a common problem when it comes to supplements, and is also often overlooked. But Xtend-Life gives its customers an assurance of a product that are safe and clean by taking the extra measures.
Kiwi-Klenz is no exception as it is manufactured in the same standard of practice that is the same as any other supplement under the umbrella of Xtend-Life. Based on the information on their website, it aims to restore balance in your digestive tract by ensuring that you get the four critical components (soluble fiber, prebiotics, enzymes, and phenolics).
This practically covers the necessary requirements to keep the balance in our gut which we mentioned earlier. But what makes it unique is its active ingredient, which is the kiwi fruit. On top of that they also claim that it is 100% natural.
What is interesting about Kiwi-Klenz is that it’s not your usual gut cleansing supplement. It uses Kiwi, which is a fruit that doesn’t really often come to mind for these type of purposes. However, Xtend-Life supports their claims with research which you can find on their official website.
The ingredients are surprisingly simple and straightforward. It includes the following:
- Digestin-K (from kiwifruit extract, Actinidia chinensis deliciosa skin and fruit pulp); it also containst 8.75 mg of phenolics
- Kiwifruit powder (from Actinidia chinensis deliciosa, fruit pulp); equivalent to 2.82 g of fresh kiwifruit)
These two active ingredients gives you the nutrients from a kiwifruit which we often overlook, especially since we often remove the skin (one of the major source of nutrients). It also provides a healthy dose of enzymes, phenolics and soluble fiber which are critical components in promoting good intestinal health.
Kiwi-Klenz is said to better provide you with the nutrients compared to the actual fruit because most of the kiwi you find in supermarkets are no longer fresh. It could have undergone enzyme degradation especially if it was ripened artificially.
In addition to that, Kiwi-Klenz is said to have undergone a superior manufacturing process called Aqua Pure extraction. This retains the essential nutrients naturally. So it removes the actives compared to other supplements which are simply freeze-dried allowing them to lose vital enzymes.
The company also added that the product does not contain any additives.
Directions for use
The directions for use found on the label was quite vague. It said that you should take 1 capsule once or twise daily. It did not really specify as to when you should increase the frequency. However, it was mentioned that you need to take it after a meal.
How it works
Kiwi-Klenz claims to provide several digestive health benefits. According to their website it is able to do the following:
- Improve the digestion of proteins through the action of enzymes.*
- It encourages the growth of good bacteria through natural prebiotics.*
- It helps improve bowel function through its soluble fiber content.*
- It prevents the growth of bad bacteria*
With these actions, Kiwi-Klenz is able to improve the absorption of nutrients from the food and supplements we use.* At the same time, it helps cleanse the gut from harmful toxins which can result in inflammatory processes and conditions.*
Price and Purchase
You can buy the product directly from the website. A bottle contains 60 vegetarian capsules which is good for one whole month, and it costs $58.45. The company does not offer any free trial, however, they do have Volume discounts.
- The product received a lot of positive feedback from other users. A lot said that it made them a whole lot better because it relieved them from feeling tired and bloated.*
- Since it cleanses the digestive tract, it promote better nutrient absorption from the foods we eat.*
- It helps achieve faster, easier and regular bowel movement.*
- Allows other supplements to be absorbed better.*
- Helps you eliminate toxic waste from the colon better.*
- The company is known to produce quality product by repuration which they upheld even up to the present.
- The dosing was not so clear on the instructions.
- The supplement was expensive compared to similar products. Although this is the same for all Xtend-Life products.
- It does not cause weight loss which many hope it could do.
Weighing the pros and cons of this product I can say that the benefits definitely surpassed the risk. It is also an interesting product which gives you something new and unexpected, but it is nonetheless effective also. The price may be a drawback but it does make up for in its effectiveness.
I will definitely recommend Kiwi-Klenz because it gives the necessary nutrients such as prebiotics, phenolics and soluble fiber necessary for optimum digestive health.
*The claims provided by this product may not be the same for everyone due to the fact that every person reacts differently to the ingredients found in this formula. It is also for this purpose that you take caution when using this product. These claims have not been evaluated by the FDA. It is best to seek medical advice before taking any supplement.