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Intestinal Muscle Activator and basic essential

Product developed from the medicinal active Cascara sagrada which acts on the muscle of the intestinal walls to regulate intestinal movements and tone the colon.

Purposes : Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda as a stimulant laxative to aid intestinal evacuation and short-term relief from occasional constipation.

Recommended dose : Adults and adolescents 12 and over: 1 Capsule. Take two to three times per week. If results are not observed, the frequency of use may be increased up to once daily. Take a single dose at bedtime. Take a few hours before or after taking other medications or natural health products. Allow at least 6 to 12 hours for laxative effect to occur.

Cautions and warningsConsult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have kidney disorder, faecal impaction or symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or fever, if you are taking cardiac medications such as cardiac glycosides or antiarrhythmic medications, thiazide diuretics, corticosteroids, licorice root or other medications or health products which may aggravate electrolyte imbalance. Reduce dose or stop use if you experience abdominal pain, cramps, spasms and/or diarrhoea.

Contraindications : Do not use this product if you have abnormal constrictions of the gas- trointestinal tract, potential or existing intestinal blockage, atonic bowel, appendicitis, inflammatory colon disease such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, abdominal pain of unknown origin, undiagnosed rectal bleeding, severe dehydration with depleted water or electrolytes or diarrhoea. Do not use this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

Known adverse reactionsStop use if hypersensitivity/allergy occurs.

Medicinal ingredient (by unit dose): Cascara Sagrada Bark (Frangula Purshiana) 400 mg, Buckthorn Bark (Frangula Alnus) 50 mg, Ginger Root (Zingiber Officinale) 25 mg Couch Grass Rhizome (Elymus Repens)  25 mg.

Non-medicinal ingredients : Hypromellose (Vegicap), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fiber and Slippery Elm Bark Powder.

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