Frequently Asked Questions
Why is fiber so important?
Fiber is essential for intestinal health. Fiber keeps the digestive tract from getting clogged up with mucus, toxins and metabolic waste. It keeps the colon clean and waste matter moving. Fiber feeds and maintains a healthy intestinal flora.
Is the Psyllium in COLON CLEANSE® a fiber from wheat grain?
Psyllium is a fiber grain, however it is not related to wheat. Psyllium is a natural bulking agent, that yields 60 to 70 percent soluble fiber, eight times that of oat bran. Psyllium expands 50-60 times in the stomach to provide this bulk or "roughage."
What is the soluble fiber in COLON CLEANSE®?
The husk is composed mostly of a soluble fiber called hemicellulose. The soluble fiber adds bulk to the stomach and absorbs fluids to form a gel-like substance that stimulates the rhythmic muscular contractions in the colon responsible for the evacuation process.
Does the soluble fiber from COLON CLEANSE® regulate cholesterol?
Soluble fiber from foods such as Psyllium Husk, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Cholesterol attaches itself to fiber and is carried out of the body with solid waste matter. A serving of Colon Cleanse® supplies 5 grams of the 7 grams of soluble fiber necessary per day to have this effect.
How does the soluble fiber from Psyllium clean the colon?
Psyllium helps to absorb toxins in the colon by creating a spongy, gelatinous mass in the bowels. By swelling and absorbing fluids, it breaks down and moves toxic waste matter stuck in the folds and crevices of the colon. A clean colon inhibits harmful bacteria from surviving on human waste. Psyllium husk soothes the lining of the bowel and leaves a thin slippery film along the inner lining of the colon which makes it easier for waste generated later to move along smoothly.
How much COLON CLEANSE® can be taken daily?
Depending on the individual, as little as one teaspoon of Psyllium a day can promote regularity. One tablespoon up to three times daily is the maximum dose. However, results may not take place for 3 or more days. Psyllium is an excellent source of fiber, puts no strain on nerve reflexes, does not damage bowel tone and is safe for long term use. 32 grams per day, but not more than 7 grams (about 1 heaping tablespoon) per dose.
How long can I take COLON CLEANSE®?
For best results you can take Psyllium everyday. Psyllium provides safe, gentle and effective cleansing.
Is there an appropriate diet for COLON CLEANSE®?
Common sense about eating healthy foods is always recommended, however no particular diet is needed.
Does COLON CLEANSE® cause allergic reactions?
Allergic reactions can never be ruled out when introducing anything new into the body. However, Psyllium should not be compared to insoluble fiber such as wheat bran, where irritation and allergic reactions are often present. Some individuals may feel minor discomfort with gas or bloating the first few days. In this case, reduce your dose to half and increase gradually to the suggested use over a period of about 2 weeks.
Can I take medication and /or pills while taking COLON CLEANSE®?
There are no known contraindications, however there is some speculation about pills possibly binding to Psyllium preventing them from disintegrating and breaking down properly. Although there is no hard evidence of this, taking medication or pills one hour before or after COLON CLEANSE® is recommended.
How much water should be taken with COLON CLEANSE®?
Psyllium should be mixed with at least 8 ounces of water, juice or your favorite beverage and swallowed quickly, because of the immediate thickening action. 8-10 glasses of water throughout the day is recommended. Eating this product without enough liquid may cause choking. Do not take this product if you have difficulty in swallowing.