Is it safe to take mineral oil on a daily basis as a laxative?
Q:How safe is it if it is derived from petroleum? Is it toxic to the body?
More Answers to “Is it safe to take mineral oil on a daily basis as a laxative?“I would not want it in my body. Maybe it is not toxic (depends on what product you are taking, petroleum means a lot of different things). But if it is “inert” that’s not much better. I would be afraid it clogs the system. The problem is that it can not be metabolized by the body. So the body does not have an easy way to remove it. Instead of such a laxative eat fibers. Enrich your food with veggies, fruit and real whole grain bread and cereal and rice etc. Or – if this is not enough – Metamucil is excellent. Petroleum products do not belong inside the body
No – it blocks absorption of the nutrients. Better to drink more water and eat more fruits and veggies.