Constipation Continued – is there an alternative to Miralax?

We are always thrilled to receive positive responses to our articles. Last week’s article, Constipation on the Autism Spectrum was extremely popular and we received a lot of wonderful feedback.

We were told by parents that they found the tips and strategies to be very helpful, and many shared some of the tools they are using at home.

Here are what some parents are doing to help relieve constipation:

We always recommend a gluten/dairy-free diet, as well as probiotics and enzymes for a variety of health benefits. High fiber fruits and vegetables are an excellent addition to the diet, but be mindful of excessive sugar intake which can lead to candida overgrowth and other issues. Swimming and other forms of exercise can increase the rate of digestion. Warm epsom salt baths are great for relaxation and the absorbed magnesium can help increase the amount of water in the intestines.

There was one other very common response that we felt was a cause for concern. Parents around the world are using a synthetic laxative to provide temporary relief which may have long term negative effects.


That’s right, we are talking about Miralax, also known also as Movicol in the UK. Miralax is advertised as natural. It’s described as a tool to pull water into your colon so your gut can eliminate naturally. But there’s nothing natural about Miralax, as its active ingredient is polyethylene glycol 3350 (PEG 3350), a petroleum derivative. In essence, it’s plastic.

FDA study detected antifreeze chemicals in PEG laxatives.

In 2008, the FDA tested eight batches of Miralax because “many of the reported adverse events were classic symptoms of ethylene glycol ingestion.” Ethylene glycol (EG) and diethylene glycol (DEG) are ingredients in antifreeze so, in other words, the government tested the laxative after receiving reports of children exhibiting symptoms of antifreeze poisoning following their use.

The study “confirmed the presence of small amounts of ethylene glycol and diethylene glycol in all lots tested,” with the FDA describing them as impurities resulting from the manufacturing process. Those results were not released and only came to light after being “buried in the agency’s brief to researchers, issued last year [2014].” Yet, in 2009 the FDA’s drug safety oversight board raised several concerns about the use of these laxatives in children.

Miralax is not approved for use in children.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has only approved it for adult usage and even then only for seven days at a time. Yet 75% of pediatricians in the US prescribe Miralax for constipation in children.

What is the Alternative?

We realize that many parents rely on PEG laxatives to keep their child regular and we don’t want to take that away without providing you with a safer, natural, and more effective alternative.


Oxy-Powder is a scientifically formulated, all natural oxygen colon cleanser used to safely relieve bloating, gas and constipation. It works by adding oxygen into the bloodstream and bowel in a natural and non-toxic way. In order to clean the digestive tract you must turn solid compaction into a liquid or gas, using time-released oxygen (oxidation/reduction). This is exactly what Oxy-Powder does.

By using Oxy-Powder you can melt away or oxidize the compaction from the small intestine, the large intestine and the colon safely and effectively. This is important because a clean intestinal tract is an essential step in achieving optimal health.

Oxy-Powder contains three all natural ingredients:

  • Elemental Magnesium
  • Natural Citric Acid
  • Organic Gum Acacia

How does Oxy-Powder work?

Oxy-Powder is a combination of magnesium oxide compounds which have been ozonated and stabilized to release mono-atomic or nascent oxygen over a 12 to 18 hour period. The timed release ensures Oxy-Powder will provide an adequate amount of oxygen but slowly, over an extended period, for consistent durability and improved colon cleansing action.

Stabilized oxygen is actually a non-technical term. An oxygen compound that is “stabilized” essentially contains atoms that are buffered so the formula can be encapsulated without the oxygen being released before it is needed. The result is a stable bio-available form of oxygen that can be taken as a colon cleansing dietary supplement.

Oxy-Powder begins to slowly release nascent oxygen when introduced to an acidic environment such as your stomach. This release of oxygen continues throughout the digestive system as the ingredients are carried along with your food. The magnesium thus acts as a vehicle for transporting the oxygen throughout the body’s internal systems. In its oxide form, very little dietary magnesium is assimilated by the body; most of it passes through the intestinal tract, kidneys, and bladder, helping to cleanse everything along the way. Therefore, magnesium is the perfect vehicle for delivering mono-atomic oxygen.

Oxy-Powder is safe for adults and children, but you should consult with your healthcare provider before giving Oxy-Powder or any other nutritional supplements to your child.

Take advantage of this limited time special on Oxy-Powder at! Order now and receive a special promotional price of $40.00 and free shipping!


You should always consult with your healthcare practitioner before taking any nutritional supplements. Statements made herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.


New York Times January 6, 2015

New York Times May 26, 2012

Department of Health and Human Services Research Grant Brief

Star Tribune January 12, 2015

US Food and Drug Administration June 18, 2009


2 thoughts on “Constipation Continued – is there an alternative to Miralax?

  1. Since I started putting a crate (about a 12 inches tall) under her feet it helped her “go” a lot easier. This or you can look up the squatty potty. Helps her be close to a squatting position, which opens the colon.


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