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  • Barbara

    I probably need a colon cleanse but need to know more about it, such as how long does it take. Can I still go to work or do I need to be by a toilet or day??What are the side effects and risks?

    • Toni

      Hi Barbara, Our Naturopath advises the following:
      It’s a good idea to ask these kinds of questions before starting a colon cleanse. Preparation is important, there are a few changes to your usual routine you can make temporarily so you get the most value from your cleanse.
      Cutting out alcohol, coffee and any other stimulants is recommended. These are hard on your liver, which needs to have energy and nutrients available to focus on detoxification. It’s also good to stop eating certain food groups that you may suspect disagree with you – such as gluten grains, refined flours and sugar, dairy foods, pulses or the nightshade family of vegetables. Make sure you have a good supply of clean untreated water to drink as it’s important to increase your fluid intake during the cleanse.
      The most important thing with any colon cleanse or liver detox is to keep your channels of elimination working well, so the toxins you are expelling can be excreted from your body. Your lungs, skin, kidney and bladder, liver and bowel are all important eliminative channels. Possible adverse effects include headache, nausea, dizziness, irritability, and digestive discomfort. These are due to toxins that have been stored in fat tissue being released into your bloodstream at a greater rate than you can eliminate them. Any symptoms such as these should only occur for the first two or three days. Drinking plenty of water to flush them through your body helps.
      A high strength herbal formula such as the MaritzMayer Super Colon Cleanse 1800 is designed to be used short term only, for a week at the most. This product contains laxative herb to keep your bowels moving during this time. Depending on the kind of work you do, it’s probably best to begin the cleanse at the end of your working week so you can be at home for the first few days. Part of a successful cleanse is experiencing more frequent bowel movements than you’re used to, sometimes several times a day. You’ll want easy access to a toilet but shouldn’t need to stay close to one.
      This type of colon cleanse is for adults only and is not suitable for women during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
      Thanks again for your great questions Barbara and we hope this helps with your research and decision. Best wishes, Toni (HealthPost)

      • Peg

        I just purchased the Super Colon Cleanse, the Garcinia Cambogia extract, and the Raspberry Ketone Lean advanced weight loss, and I’m doing as much research as I can before I start taking these. Can you give me some direction on when I should take them, for how long, and can I take them together? I am glad I read this blog as I would not have known to only take the colon cleanse for a week! Any direction you have will be wonderful – thank you!

        • Hi Peg, Many thanks for your excellent question…Our Naturopath, Kristie has the following answer for you…”Thanks for your inquiry. There is no evidence I can find against taking both the Garcinia and the Raspberry Ketone together. They are wholefoods extracts after all. As with all supplements I recommend using caution (or simply be aware) when taking supplements together and please stop taking them if you experience any adverse effects. Take the Garcinia approximately 20-30mins before meals and the Raspberry Ketone with meals. You should take these for at least a month to see results. There is no limit to the time you can take them. This said, again please look out for any adverse effects and stop taking the supplement immediately if something occurs. Take 1-2 capsules of the Super Colon Cleanse any time of the day for a maximum of a week.” We hope this helps with your research and please let us know of your experiences. Best wishes, Toni (HealthPost)

          • Peg

            This helps tremendously! Thank you!

  • charmiane cook

    I love this stuff it makes me feel so much lighter and healthier after finishing a week long cleanse.