A gentle easy-to-use intestinal detoxification method called Laxative Formula works with fiber to bind toxins and cleanse the intestines. Laxative Formula is designed to gently loosen built-up substances on the intestinal wall and enhance the transit time of intestinal substances.
Laxative Formula gently but effectively cleanses the intestinal surfaces and promotes bowel function without the use of harsh, stimulant laxatives, such as senna and cascara. These laxatives chemically stimulate the intestines. If used on a routine basis, the bowels can become dependent on them and lose the built-in reflexes that normally help the bowels function. In contrast, Laxative Formula works with the body’s own elimination processes to safely promote bowel movements.
How it Works
The principle function of the colon is to absorb water and electrolytes. Approximately 1,500 ml of fluid enters the colon daily; the great majority (90 percent) is absorbed. When transit time is delayed in response to built-up substances within the lumen of the colon, fluid absorption may become excessive and facilitation of elimination may be required.
- Magnesium hydroxide is an osmotic laxative that draws water into the intestinal lumen. Fecal matter inside the intestines softens and swells, which stretches the intestinal wall and stimulates peristalsis. Research has shown that magnesium hydroxide increases the number of bowel movements, increases percentage of stool water, and increases stool volume. The safety of magnesium hydroxide has been well established.
- Slippery elm (Ulmus rubra) bark has antioxidant effects and has been studied for its support of bowel health. The texture of slippery elm bark is mucilaginous, making it an excellent colon demulcent and emollient. Marshmallow root has been studied for its support of colon mucosa. Fenugreek seeds contain approximately 40% of mucilage fibers. Fenugreek has been studied for its support of gastrointestinal health.
- Peppermint (Mentha x piperita) leaf use in gastrointestinal support has been well-established. Peppermint supports healthy relaxation of intestinal muscles and supports healthy bile flow. Use of peppermint has been clinically studied for its support of gastrointestinal motility and support of healthy balanced intestinal flora.
- Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) seed also has gastrointestinal motility supportive properties. A recent study demonstrated fennel supports healthy relaxation of the intestinal walls. An herb with a long history of gastrointestinal support is ginger (Zingiber officinale) rhizome. Studies have demonstrated that ginger supports healthy intestinal tone, healthy peristalsis, and healthy secretion of gastrointestinal fluids.