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Intestinal Motility

Intestinal motility refers to the speed of which food particulate passes through the intesines, with an increase in motility causing faster evacuation and a prolonged motility time being the opposite.

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Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Supplement Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
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grade-b Strong Very High See all 10 studies
Senna Alexandria is a reference drug for its laxative effects, with comparable efficacy to oral polyethylene glycol (PEG; used before colonoscopies) and lactulose, but more cost-effective than the latter
grade-c Notable - See study
The one study to assess intestinal motility (speed of food transit from stomach to anus) has noted a near halving of time, suggesting that yacon increases intestinal motility.
grade-c Minor - See study
May increase intestinal motility

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