The Small and Large Intestine
Upon leaving the stomach, food and water enter into the small intestine, where they begin the journey toward the large.
The large intestine is the finale to the digestive process. Components include the appendix, cecum, colon, and rectum.
What is the small intestine?
The small intestine is a tube-like organ that measures an average of 6 meters long (20ft). Most of the digestive process is carried out in this part of the gut.
The role of the small intestine
The small intestine is also known as the small bowel. It pulls the majority of nutrients from food and delivers them directly into the bloodstream for the greater benefit of the body.
What is the large intestine?
The large intestine is a tube-like organ that measures an average of 1.5 meters long (5ft). Mostly made of muscle and tissue, the large intestine facilitates digestion.
The role of the large intestine
The large intestine is also known as the large bowel. It completes the digestive process by absorbing water and any leftover nutrients from food. Here, waste is transformed into stool and expelled through the anus.
How can rebalancing your intestinal flora help solve your gut problems?
When consumed regularly, good bacteria, such as Bacillus clausii, can work to rebalance the intestinal flora in the gut. A balanced gut lessens risk of gut disorders such as bellyache, abdominal discomfort and bloating.
Learn how different daily triggers could be contributing to intestinal disorder, and how a good probiotic could be the ally you never knew you needed!