Ready! Set! Go! provides a proprietary blend of natural fruits and plant extracts to support normal elimination for children with occasional constipation.
Occasional constipation is a common condition, caused in part by poor diet and lifestyle. The prevalence of refined sugars and carbohydrates and the low presence of fiber in the modern diet has been linked to the slowing of bowel transit time and the alteration of the colonic environment. Dietary fiber, which is mostly obtained from plant foods, consists of the indigestible portion of the plant while the sugars, starches and vitamins are broken down into nutrients and absorbed by our intestines. These cell walls of plants are not digested and become the bulk or roughage component of the stool, which help maintain bowel health and regularity. Psyllium in Ready! Set! Go! is comprised of soluble fiber (71% by weight), which has a high water-holding capacity, thus serving to increase stool frequency and weight. The additional blend of other fibers in the formula makes it effective for ongoing regularity, as well as overall gastrointestinal health.
Several clinical trials have shown psyllium to be superior to other laxatives. A systematic review found psyllium husk to improve overall bowel regularity more effectively than lactulose. Psyllium has been found to be more effective than placebo at increasing stool output and was found to improve symptoms of occasional constipation.
Fig (Ficus carica)
The phytochemical properties of fig’s laxative effect are due to the bulk of seeds and fibers. Fig supplementation also improved most of the symptoms in the patients suffering with functional bowel irregularity, and the fruit has also been shown to support regulation of loose bowels.
Prune (Prunus domestica)
Prunes have 6.1 g of dietary fiber per 100 g, as well as large amounts of phenolic compounds, which may aid in their efficacy for occasional constipation.