Squatty Potty Review
Is It Worth The Fuss?
BOOM! Bombs away.
Unloading weights in the bathroom is what a healthy human being should perform on a daily basis. Surprisingly, as the estimation made by The National Institutes of Health (NIH) points out, there are at least 4 million people in the US that suffer from chronic constipation. And the number of people who have fewer than three bowel movements per week is a whopping 4 - 10 million.
Chances are you are one of them.
So, is there a solution to this devastating scenario?
The answer is yes.
Introducing the “squatty potty”, an ingenious idea by a company in Utah that aims to solve this problem. And at this point, I’m pretty sure you’ve heard of them at least once. The prince charming advertisement has generated over 100 million views.
Squatty Potty first rose to fame when they were featured on the famous TV program “Shark Tank”. Soon after, Dr. Oz and the radio king Howard Stern had only praises for them. It’s exciting to see how a toilet accessory can stir up such sensation.
What Is a Squatty Potty?
Here is a quick history lesson. Modern water closets were invented in the 1860s. So, before we could sit down and enjoy our business, human beings squatted to push the fudge out of the system.
It is claimed that squatting is the most natural way of disposing of your waste. Don’t believe me? Just walk into any local gym and see how many people are squatting.
Seriously, there is a muscle between your colon (where your poop sleeps) and your anus. The main purpose of this bend is to prevent your brown chocolate cake going all the way out without control. For the majority of the time, this muscle (puborectalis) serves you well.
But, when you are on stage and it’s showtime, the string may sometimes restrain you from your best performance.
And this is where Squatty Potty comes into play.
The stool is designed to elevate your knee so your body can bend into a natural angle. This way, the position makes the kink on your colon relax and whatever is inside will flow smoothly.
Even if you don’t have the problem of constipation, this little tool also helps you clean out your waste easier. With a simple stool, you can have a better day-to-day experience.
Who needs this?
Everyone! From crossfit chicks to the family guy, as long as you still have a functioning butt, you can benefit from it. Squatty potty turns the process of making underwater sculptures into an enjoyable adventure.
However, if you specifically have the following problems, you can truly benefit from this:
Constipation - To put it simply, using a Squatty Potty helps fix the whole body posture into a more natural form, thus making the fudge inside your bowel poop out easily.
Hemorrhoids - Hemorrhoids is the result of a swollen vein in the anus and the lower rectum. The cause may be the increased pressure from the lower rectum. Luckily, hemorrhoids can be cured by adopted squatting positions to increase bowel movement.
Colon Disease - The cause may vary. However, the most likely reason would be food piled up inside the bowel, preventing the body from absorbing the nutrients from the food. This problem can simply be eliminated by adopting a more natural squatting position.
Urinary difficulty/infections - Adopting the squatting position for females can make them empty their bladders easier.
Pelvic Floor Issue - When your body gets older, the pelvic floor muscle (which holds the pelvic organs, like the bladder) becomes sloppy. This problem can create constipation and fecal and urinary incontinence. By changing the bathroom posture, the situation can improve largely.
I’m definitely no doctor when it comes to this area. However, I’m fairly sure that diseases, like hemorrhoids, caused by having too much pressure on your butt, can be alleviated by switching the weight elsewhere.
5 Squatty Potty Benefits on Why You Need This
I’m sure you’re thinking, “Oh, why don’t I just stack a few books or simply put a crate under? They have the same effect. Or bend my back forward, so I have the same angel?”
Well, it doesn’t. You get what you pay for. After all, Squatty Potty is made especially for squatting purposes.
First of all, it has a space-saving design. The arch on the side is tailored for tucking under the toilet. What’s more, the stool is ergonomically design, so your feet can rest nicely on the surface. And, of course, Squatty Potty has a layer of non-slip surface to prevent any potential hazards.
Think about it. You can always put some goofy stuff under your feet. Or, you can get a stool that is specifically made for this function. How much time will you actually save? And how much fun will you have? The choice is obvious.
2. Easy to Clean
The Squatty Potty is intended to be made seamless. So all you have to do is get a piece of soft cloth and gently wipe away the dust. There is even an article written by Wirecutter that explained how they sprayed fake pee on different models to see how easily it can be wiped away.
3. The Height
And the height of this device is set to either 7 or 9 inches, which are the most comfortable heights according to research. Through experimentation, I found out that 7 inches served me well. I’m not a tall dude, 5’7’’ at most. Or, if you think you are too short for the 7 inches, you can check out the adjustable one.
4. Potty Training for Kids
If you have children running around in your home, then you should have one. It is difficult for little people to sit on a comfortable height toilet and relax, largely because their skinny legs are dangling in the air like helpless chicken.
But with Squatty Potty, your child will have a place to rest their feet. Or, for boys to stand on. And you don’t have to worry about them accidentally slipping off the stool.
5. For the GAGS
Let’s be honest here; it is almost impossible to hit a sweet point between vulgar and humor. Even the company itself tries really hard to steer itself in the right direction. “Pooping is gross. BUT, a unicorn pooping rainbow ice cream is fun and delicious!”
It’s a well-done advertisement campaign.
Likewise, the stool itself is a great gift for your friends and family.
On the one hand, you can tease them about their “constipation” problem. On the other hand, you can secretly solve the problem that has been bugging them over the years.
Trust me; they will love this gift.
Too Embarrassed to Get One?
I know a lot of you are hesitating because owning one of these accessories is way too shameful. But is it?
Squatty Potty has sold over 27 million in 2017 alone! So think about it. You are not the minority here - they are.
On his show, Howard Stern said, “I had, like, a full elimination. It was unbelievable. I felt empty. I was like, ‘Holy s***!’”
Squatty Potty Reviews: The Bottom Line
I didn't believe in this product at first. But there was way too many positive feedback out there that I had to give it a shot. And, sure enough, it works.
Of course, I didn’t feel, “WOW, my life has changed when I do my business in the bathroom now.”
It’s more like “Alright, my bowels are empty and I’m ready for the next round.”
So the bottom line is, if you want to improve your current pooping experience or are suffering from one of the above-mentioned terrifying problems, you should try it out. There is a 60-day money back guarantee, so it’s a win-win situation no matter what.