What Is Colon Therapy?
Colon Therapy is a unique, all natural herbal and mineral colon support formula for relief of occasional constipation.
Vegetable capsule (Hypromellose, water) Contains no nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, mustard seeds, wheat, gluten, yeast, corn, egg, dairy, soy, crustaceans, shellfish, fish, animal products, artificial colour or preservatives, binders or fillers.Advanced Naturals does not use genetically modified ingredients. All ingredients are NON-GMO / GMO-FREE.
Colon Therapy – Each capsule contains:
Cape Aloe Leaf (Aloe ferox)…250mg
Chinese Rhubarb Root (Rheum palmatum)…200mg
Magnesium hydroxide (elemental)…125mg
Slippery Elm Bark (Ulmus rubra)…50mg
Marshmallow Root (Althaea officinalis)…50mg
Belleric Myrobalan Fruit…(Terminalia bellirica – 16.7mg)
Chebulic Myrobalan Fruit…(Terminalia chebula – 16.7mg)
Indian Gooseberry Fruit …(Phyllanthus emblica – 16.7mg)
How It Works
Colon Therapy enhances elimination through two different mechanisms. The first mechanism is through hydration of the colon. One of the most common causes of constipation is dehydration. Colon Therapy allows for proper hydration of the colon by using the mineral, magnesium hydroxide. Magnesium hydroxide helps to regulate water into the bowel. If sufficient levels are ingested, a state of hydragogue (water flushed into the bowel) is created in the colon. When the colon is fully hydrated, elimination can occur without the need of harsh and purgative laxatives.
The second mechanism enhanced by Colon Therapy is peristalsis. The herbs, cape aloe and rhubarb contain the active ingredient ‘anthraquinone' which stimulates smooth muscle contraction of the colon. Triphala, an ayurvedic herb traditionally used in India, also stimulates peristalsis. By hydrating the colon, as well as stimulating peristalsis, elimination can be achieved at a normal level (2-3 times per day).Colon Therapy is formulated to improve elimination while avoiding the side effects of laxatives. Most laxatives purge the colon of its contents instead of helping to achieve a natural bowel movement. Herbs such as casgara sagrada and senna, have this purging action which can irritate and weaken the colon. Over time, the colon can become dependent on these purging herbs and lose its ability to contract properly. This can cause infrequent elimination.
Why Take Colon Therapy?
• Constipation is associated with significantly higher prevalence and incidence of colorectal cancer and benign colorectal neoplasm. These risks increase with the severity of chronic constipation. (GuÉrin A et al, 2014).
• Women with 3 bowel movements per day vs. those with only 1 per day have a 46% decreased risk of breast cancer (Maruti et al, 2008)
• Fecal impaction occurs in those with chronic or severe constipation. Many complications are attributed to fecal impaction including bowel obstruction leading to stercoral ulcer, perforation, peritonitis, or cardiopulmonary collapse with hemodynamic instability. (Hussain et al, 2014).
• Constipation has been linked to ‘leaky gut syndrome' (a porous intestinal lining). Toxins that enter through a porous mucus lining can travel to other areas of the body.
“What we know from contemporary evidence is that in much larger studies of functional constipation, the fecal concentrations of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are significantly lower and intestinal permeability is significantly higher vs. healthy adults without constipation. Furthermore, in functional constipation there is an enhanced systemic immune response, almost certainly due to larger molecules gaining access across the intestinal barrier” (Bested, Logan & Selhub, 2013).
Adults: Take 1 capsule in the evening on an empty stomach as needed. Oral dosage produces action in 30 minutes to 6 hours. Do not take within 2 hours of other medications. Drink a full glass of water (250 ml) of water or other liquid with each oral dose.
Do not use if you have Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Do not use in the presence of abdominal pain, nausea, fever, or vomiting. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have diabetes that is not well controlled. Loose stools or diarrhea may occur. If loose stools persist, discontinue use.
Consult a health care practitioner if constipation lasts for more than 7 days. Do not use if pregnant, nursing, or after recent surgery. Keep out of reach of children. Do not exceed recommended dose. Overuse may cause dependence for bowel function. No Refrigeration Required. Store in a cool, dry place.
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