Are you pooping all wrong? Squatting is apparently the most healthy way to poop. The modern toilet seat creates a style of pooping which puts upward pressure on the rectum and creates the need to STRAIN in order to eliminate. Compare sitting on the toilet to a kinked garden hose: It just doesn’t work properly. In a squatting posture, the bend straightens out and defecation becomes easier.
I first discovered Squatty Potty at Sanoviv. Squatty Potty was on the Shark Tank in November, on Season 6. The company makes stools designed to aid in constipation, by enabling users to squat instead of sit while at the toilet. “We need to educate and inform the public that bathroom posture is extremely important for our health and that a simple change in posture can make the world of difference,” said Bobby Edwards, who appeared on the show with his mother and business partner, Judy.
They got a deal with Lori, who gave them $350,000 for 10 percent of their company. Edwards praised her involvement, saying she was instrumental in securing a great spot at Bed Bath & Beyond.
As far as his appearance on Shark Tank goes, at first, Squatty Potty met with resistance because it was bathroom-related. They were considered as a Season 5 contestant, but then were dropped, which made the hopeful entrepreneurs change their approach. “In our second auction tape we really nailed down that Squatty Potty as a health tool, a solution available to help people suffering from elimination issues and not just a novelty. We were told this helped us change their minds and allowed us to get on,” he explained.
This is the just the beginning for the growing company, who wants to “change the way America Poops, one stool at a time.” Although this may seem like a Herculean task, Edwards is confident that he can accomplish the goal. “We plan on making Squatty Potty a household name,” he said.
Squatty Potty Toilet Stool stores under your toilet when not in use and doesn’t take up extra space. You place both feet on the platform and your knees are pushed above your hips, creating a natural “squatting” position. It’s how people used to poop before the invention of the modern toilet, back when we were still doing our business in the woods.