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 seven days is whopping 4 - 10 million.
Chances are you are one of them.
So, is there a solution to this devastating scenario?
The answer is yes.
A genius company in Utah came up with the idea of “squatty potty.” And at this point, I’m pretty sure you have heard of their them at least one time. 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 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 in 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 to prevent your brown chocolate cake goes all the way out without control. At the majority of the time, this muscle (puborectalis) serves you well.
But, when you are on the stage and it’s the 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 help 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 sculpture into an enjoyable adventure. And, I hope you don’t...
BUT if you are having the following problem like:
Constipation - To put it simply, using a Squatty Potty makes 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 lower rectum. Luckily, hemorrhoid can be cured by adopted squatting position to increase bowel movement.
Colon Disease - The cause may vary. However, the most likely reason would be food piled up inside the bowel and makes the body couldn’t absorb the nutrient from the food. This problem can simply be eliminated by adopting a more natural squatting position.
Urinary difficulty/infections - Going for the squatting position for female can make them empty their bladder easier.
Pelvic Floor Issue - When your body gets older, the pelvic floor muscle (which holds the pelvic organs like 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 the disease, like hemorrhoid, caused by having too much pressure on your arse, can be alleviated by switching the weight elsewhere.
So, shim down your sweaty yoga pants and enjoy the easy work.
6 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 purpose.
First of all, it has a space-saving design. The arch on the side is tailored for tucking under the toilet. And the height of this device is set to 7 or 9 inches, which are the most comfortable height the company has discovered. What’s more, the stool is ergonomic 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 hazard.
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 many time will you save? And how many fun will you have? I think the choice is obvious.
2. Easy to Clean
The Squatty Potty is intended to be made seamless. So all you have to do is have a piece soft cloth and gently wipe away the dust on it. Meanwhile, there is one article written by Wirecutter that they sprayed fake pee on different models to see how easy can it be wiped away.
It turns out that the work is effortless. And the pee stain is unnoticeable due to its texture of the stool. I’m sure they glazed some special material onto the surface, so the product has such amazing outcome.
3. Made in America
You know what that means - quality guaranteed. All of the Squatty Potty products are made in the US. So you can purchase one worry-free.
4. The Height
There are two option, 7 and 9 inches. Through my experiment, 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.
5. 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 comfort height toilet and relax. Largely because their skinny legs are dangling in the air like helpless chickens.
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 slip off from the stool.
6. 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 their “constipation” problem. On the other hand, you can secretly solve their problem that has been buzzing them over the years.
Trust me; they will love this gift.
Too Embarrassed to Get One?
I know a lot you are hesitating because owning one of these accessories is way too shameful. But is it?
Squatty Potty has sold over 27 million in the year of 2017. So think about it. You are not the minority here - they are.
On the 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 have to give it a shot. And surely, it works.
Of course, I didn’t feel like “WOW, my life has changed. I see Jesus 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 shitting experience or are suffering from one of the 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.
Be clean. Stay white. Good luck.