Why You Need an Intestinal Parasite Cleanse Now

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Do you suffer from indigestion? Unhappy with your skin? You’re long overdue for a parasite cleanse. Discover more reasons to get an intestinal parasite cleanse.When most people think of parasites, they think in utter horror of a slimy leech swimming in a lake and waiting to suck your blood, Dracula-style. 

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But the truth is, parasites are much more insidious than that. In fact, many of them can live in your intestines unnoticed for some time – until they start to cause serious health problems.

If you have parasites in your gut (or you’re worried you might) you may need an intestinal parasite cleanse.

What is a Parasite?
First, you need to know what you’re dealing with.

Parasites are organisms that survive by feeding off of other organisms. Humans survive by growing and gathering our own food, wild animals survive by hunting and foraging. Parasites aren’t like that – their entire life cycle is dependent on leaching nutrition off of another organism, usually at their host’s expense.

Basically, they’re nature’s freeloaders, and they’re exactly as nasty as they sound.

There are three main classes of parasites that can affect humans: 

  • Protozoa
  • Helminths
  • Ectoparasites

Protozoa are single-celled organisms that can be free-living or parasitic. They’re excellent at multiplying in humans, which is why it’s easy to get a serious infection from a single protozoan.

Helminths are large, multicellular organisms visible to the naked eye in their adult form. Common types of helminths include things like tapeworms, thorny-headed worms, and roundworms.

Ectoparasites can broadly include things like mosquitos, which feed off blood, but it’s generally used to refer to things like ticks, lice, fleas or mites that attach or burrow into the skin and remain there for some time to feed on blood.

Signs of a Parasite
There are a number of ways to contract a parasite. Contaminated water from underdeveloped countries is a commonly-cited culprit, but parasites can be found in many more places.

For example, you could get a parasite from consuming undercooked meat, unclean or contaminated vegetables, or in water where parasites hide (i.e. lakes or streams). This is where we get the horrific image of leeches attaching to you while you swim.

Common signs of an intestinal parasite include: 

  • Unexplained skin irritation, rashes, hives, or eczema (if you have no history of eczema)
  • Unexplained gas, diarrhea, or other symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome
  • Pain or aching in your muscles or joints
  • Unexplained fatigue, exhaustion, depression, or apathy
  • Never feeling satisfied after meals
  • Diagnosis of iron-deficiency anemia when you have no history of anemia
  • History of food poisoning and your digestion hasn’t been the same since
  • Trouble falling asleep or waking up multiple times

Parasites can go unnoticed for long periods because the symptoms may not appear related at first glance.

Why You Need an Intestinal Parasite Cleanse
If you have a parasite, you need to get rid of it as soon as possible.

The truth is, parasites are surprisingly difficult to test for. Parasites can’t survive without their host, and they release enzymes once they die that quickly break their bodies down. In other words, by the time your sample makes it to the lab, the parasite is long gone.

Furthermore, most medical tests are only looking for certain parasites, specifically the “common” helminths and protozoa. If you have an unusual parasite acquired overseas, your doctor may not be able to identify it unless they know what to look for.

As such, parasite prevention isn’t just for those who are infected – it’s for everyone. You can learn more about parasite prevention in humans here.

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Parasites aren’t anyone’s definition of a fun cocktail party conversation, but the more you know, the better you can protect yourself. And an intestinal parasite cleanse is a great place to start!

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Do you suffer from indigestion? Unhappy with your skin? You're long overdue for a parasite cleanse. Discover more reasons to get an intestinal parasite cleanse.

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