- 01-30-2007, 08:10 PM
Have been hearing alot about this lately, but interested in knowing if anyone has used an effective colon cleanse product. If so, what exactly, dosage, and for how long.
Have heard of the following suggestions:
- Psyllium Husk powder or capsules
- Black Walnut Hull Tincture
- Wormwood capsules
- Advanced Cleanse Smart
- 01-30-2007, 09:08 PM
- 01-30-2007, 09:39 PM
Any suggestions on the daily amout of Psyllium Husk Fiber and Senna?
Looked on NP...would something like the Now Foods Whole Psyllium Husk work well? Would the Now Foods Psyllium Caps work equally as well?
If an all liquid diet isn't possible, would the Psyllium Husk Fiber still have a similar effect?
Tried finding Senna, but only found it to be included in several products, nothing by itself; any suggestions?
Was looking on NP and also saw CleanseSmart which seems to be a combination of 15 herbs and is a 2 part program used for 30 days.
As much as the all liquid diet is probably most effective, just not sure how likely it will be to follow it for 3 days.
01-31-2007, 07:53 AM
3 days is tough. I went 3.5 once. I was hating fruit by the time it was over. I was trying to do a week either 5 or 7 days, it sucked. I guess I felt better afterwards, but really I was just glad it was over.
01-31-2007, 08:55 AM
Colon cleanse is not good for your health. Not a good idea unless your getting a colonoscopy
01-31-2007, 08:59 AM
As far as brand names, I'm sure Now Foods puts out a good product from what I can see. Senna can be found at any grocery store in the laxatives section...look for "natural laxitives"....and it's cheap. I would start with the lowest recommend dose and slowly increase from there.
Cleanse Smart is another good option, just a bit more pricey.
I would add Poseidon to this stack as well. I'm a bit biased, but it is excellent at detoxing your system. It would be a perfect addition to your cleanse diet and keep you toxin free after its over. Products By Nimbus Nutrition
As someone mentioned, getting through the liquid diet for 3 days is not the most fun time in the world. If done properly however, You will be very happy you did it and feel much better afterwords.
01-31-2007, 09:09 AM
You do make a good point though maddenizor, and thank you for bringing it up. Many people get confused and end up causing their bodies more harm than good when trying to complete a cleansing program.
01-31-2007, 10:48 AM
~ Nothing can kill the Grimace!!
01-31-2007, 07:15 PM
So if the 3 day all liquid approach doesn't sound likely, would you recommend going with just the powder Psyllium Husk fiber for a certain number of days? Would it still be effective? If so, now many grams of powder Psyllium Husk fiber per day?
Guess what I am really trying to figure out is being realistic and I honestly don't see how I can do all liquids for 3 days. Therefore, would something like the Cleanse Smart be the better approach for me to carry it out over 30 days or still better to just add a certain number of grams of powder Psyllium Husk fiber to my daily intake?
Sorry for all the questions, but never done this before.
01-31-2007, 07:23 PM
I highly recommend Dr. Schultzes products. I have done the intestinal cleanse and it "really works". We have the Liver, Gallbladder,and Kidney cleanse which we haven't done yet. Check out the link and read some of the stories.
01-31-2007, 09:33 PM
Can you clarify what link that is suppose to be for? It indicated Bodybuilding Forum - Anabolicminds.com, but actually goes to a site called herbdoc and there doesn't appear to be any stories. Is that the correct site?
[QUOTE=Mach .78;721280]I highly recommend Dr. Schultzes products. I have done the intestinal cleanse and it "really works". We have the Liver, Gallbladder,and Kidney cleanse which we haven't done yet. Check out the link and read some of the stories.
Last edited by lawnboy246; 01-31-2007 at 09:37 PM. Reason: update
01-31-2007, 10:14 PM
02-01-2007, 05:53 AM
[QUOTE=lawnboy246;721386]Can you clarify what link that is suppose to be for? It indicated Bodybuilding Forum - Anabolicminds.com, but actually goes to a site called herbdoc and there doesn't appear to be any stories. Is that the correct site?
Good site: Dr. Hulda Clark Information Center - the home of the Clark zapper, cleanses programs, cure for cancer, HIV and other diseases
Colonix Internal Cleansing Program - Picture Gallery
Another halfway funny colonic adventure.
Bummed Out: The Colon Cleansing Prank
Last edited by Mach .78; 02-01-2007 at 06:13 AM.
02-01-2007, 07:55 PM
Thanks for the info
Anyone familar with Enzymatic Therapy Simple Cleanse? If so, how does it compare to Cleanse Smart?
Is the use of powder Psyllium Husk fiber geared more towards solely if you are going to use it solidly (no pun intended) for 3 days straight on a liquid diet, or can it be used in the manner how Cleanse Smart is suppose to be which is for over a 30 day period?
Finally, I am currently about half way through an 8 week NHA stack (Activate and Rebound Reloaded). Is it best to wait until the end of the cycle to do the Colon Cleanse or should it have no impact either way?
02-01-2007, 08:05 PM
I personally take a fiber supplement every night...keeps me regular and prevents midnight cravings izza:
02-01-2007, 08:36 PM
02-01-2007, 08:41 PM
02-01-2007, 11:24 PM
Metamucil = Psyllium Husk
Ex-Lax = Senna
Don't bother spending extra money to get the "natural" stuff when the pharmaceutical options are literally the exact same thing. Almost all of the fancy colon cleansing products are nothing but a combo of the actives in Metamucil and Ex-Lax.
02-02-2007, 12:21 PM
02-02-2007, 12:42 PM
02-02-2007, 12:49 PM
Flax seed is another alternative. Not the oil. I mean flax seeds from an organic health store. You soak a teaspoon full of them in a few ounces of water and wait until they form a gel and then take about a tablespoon of this concoction at night.
02-02-2007, 06:21 PM
02-02-2007, 08:11 PM
Found Vitamin Shoppe Psyllium Husks Powder for only $4.95 for 12 oz; guess that is far cheaper than going the Metmucil route.
I am going to start with as you indicated at 3 grams 3 times daily. Although the powder is probably cheaper, for convenience and for not having to mix it each time, think I am going with capsules.
Seems the Now Foods Psyllium capsules are 3 caps = 1.5 grams so I am going with 6 caps, 3 times per day.
As I mentioned previously, just don't think I can handle all liquids for 3 days so would the dosage of the caps as I indicated above still be an effective approach for 3 days? Seems like this still might be more effective than running the CleanseSmart for 30 days?
What benefit would there be for adding the Senna for 3 days? Still don't quite understand what purpose it serves.
If 6 caps, 3 times per day, would be an effective route, then going to then reduce it to 6 caps each evening as you indicated before for the purpose of a fiber supplement.
02-02-2007, 10:00 PM
I don't have much experience with the fiber caps but don't see why they wouldn't work as well...maybe someone else could chime in who's used capsels....
02-06-2007, 06:27 AM
02-06-2007, 11:01 AM
02-08-2007, 02:59 PM
Any suggestions on the dosage of Senna?
Plan on start using the Psyllium Husks Powder this weekend. Any idea if there is any point any taking my other supplements during this time such as Activate, Rebound Reloaded, etc.
Also, now sure how effective it would be working out during that timeframe while using Psyllium Husks Powder as 3 grams, 3 times per day.
02-08-2007, 03:08 PM
Try boiling Plantanes (green bananas) Eat those, with a liquid diet, lots of Oranges and Apples, first day, followed by prunes and lots of water*2 gallons a day* During second day, take liquid multivitamins/minerals. more boiled plantanes and lots of natural fiber. (of course you want to keep your water intake up) 4th and final day Try Psyllium Husk powder and carrot juice. By this time you shout be ****ting out allot of grey stuff.
Hope this helps, and if none of the above works. Try the reverse flush if you catch my drift.
02-08-2007, 06:37 PM
Here is what one leading brand recommends with there Senna product. I would cut this dose in half if using it for 1 week. Also be sure and read how much Senna is actually in the product you choose.
Recommended Dosage for a 600mg capsel:
Take two (2) capsules, two (2) times each day with an eight-ounce glass of water approximately thirty (30) minutes before mealtimes. Do not overuse (see below).
Great care should be taken with the use of Senna. Pregnant, nursing or menstruating women should not use Senna, and it is not appropriate for children under six years of age. People with intestinal blockage, inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal ulcers, undiagnosed stomach pain or appendicitis symptoms must avoid Senna. Senna can cause cramping, nausea and diarrhea, and the urine may take on a reddish hue (which is harmless). Long-term use is not recommended (more than one week at a time), since it may cause dependence and a weakened colon, aggravate constipation and result in a loss of potassium and other vital minerals, which is particularly dangerous to people with heart rhythm irregularities. Chronic constipation is usually indicative of another condition and should always be discussed with a physician.
02-09-2007, 12:38 PM
Going to try to pick up some Senna today and start this evening.
So as for intake, mainly focus solely on liquids and fruit. Any other suggestions? Just fruit, fruit, and more fruit? LOL
So I guess trying to workout over the next day or two while doing this would be rather useless?
02-10-2007, 12:57 PM
02-10-2007, 05:53 PM
02-10-2007, 09:52 PM
Was at Walmart today and ended up buying the Equate Fiber Therapy, Sugar Free, Orange Flavor. 23.3 oz container for $5. Has 114 teaspoon doses.
Does it sound about right of one teaspoon of Psyllium Husks Powder = 3.4 grams.
Not sure if the teaspoon should be heaping or not, but recall you recommending 3 grams, 3 times per day.
So based on the information on the label, it seemed to indicate that the Psyllium Husks Powder was a laxative. What is the purpose then of also using Senna at the same time as it seems rather redudant?
02-10-2007, 10:05 PM
02-11-2007, 07:39 AM
02-11-2007, 08:41 AM
That should be fine.Myself I get the Super colon cleanse from GNC (its the only thing that I get there though) Right off the top of my head I cant remember what all is in it but WOW will it free up some space in the ole colon.LOL
02-11-2007, 08:59 AM
02-11-2007, 06:58 PM
02-14-2007, 10:48 AM
As for Senna, noticed the label you referenced indicated:
Recommended Dosage for a 600mg capsel:
Take two (2) capsules, two (2) times each day with an eight-ounce glass of water approximately thirty (30) minutes before mealtimes.
Finally picked this up yesterday and the the label indicates the following:
Sennosides 8.6 mg in each tablet. Adults - 2 tablets once a day; maximum of 4 tablets twice a day.
Is this the same type product you were referring to? Sounds alot different.
02-14-2007, 11:10 AM
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