Frequently Asked Questions
This section has a large number of the most frequently asked questions and their answers. Even if you do not have any questions at this time, you may still find this section to be very informative and worth your time to read through. If you are looking for a specific answer and cannot find it here, we suggest you contact your healthcare provider who will be most familiar with your individual situation. If your practitioner is unavailable or unable to answer your questions, you may call us directly at: 800-489-HERB (4372) or you may email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I have to be in the bathroom all the time?
While you will be going to the bathroom more often, you will not experience it as an overwhelming, uncontrollable or urgent need. The Digestive Stimulator™ has been formulated to act very gently, but surely, with your body. You will find it quick, easy, and comfortable to have three or more bowel movements a day.
Will I be hungry all the time?
Taking Toxin Absorber™ five times a day will greatly reduce hunger pains. Also, you can have an organic vegetable soup broth or more apple juice if you need a little extra energy. Most people report they do not feel hungry during the cleanse.
If I eat during the Colon Cleansing Kit™ will I still get out the plaque?
No, you may get out small bits, but it takes fasting on liquids to allow the Toxin Absorber™ to bind to the “plaque” rather than solid food in order to move the plaque out. That is why we say there are three ways to use the Kit. If you elect to eat, you will not get out any large amount of plaque, but you will still be cleansing and eliminating toxins throughout your intestinal system as well as establishing regularity and rejuvenating your digestion.*
When will I start to see mucoid plaque?
The majority of users generally report seeing mucoid plaque on the second to third day. This is because the intestines take time to empty of solid food and begin the cleansing process. In fact, one can choose to do this cleanse twice in a row for a total of 10 days. Many people who have done this have found the most mucoid plaque actually comes out on days six to nine.*
Can I exercise while doing the Colon Cleansing Kit™?
If you are feeling good and strong, then exercise, but keep to an easy routine. Don’t do strenuous exercise while on the liquid diet. For example, walk - don’t run, stretch, and don’t do heavy lifting.
Which cleanse do I do first?
We recommend doing the Colon Cleansing Kit™ first, followed by the Internal Cleansing Kit™. It is important to remove old, accumulated waste before you move onto cleansing other parts of your body. If this intestinal waste is not cleansed first, it will continue to release toxins into your body, while you are trying to cleanse other areas.*
For optimum results after completing the Colon Cleansing Kit™, you should resume eating solid foods for four days and continue taking “your number” of Digestive Stimulator™ capsules each evening, before dinner. You may find that since you are no longer fasting, “your number” may change slightly; this is OK, simply adjust accordingly.
After four days you should start Step One of the Internal Cleansing Kit™. Even though you already know how many Digestive Stimulator™ capsules you need to have regular bowel movements, you should still take three days to complete Step One of the Internal Cleansing Kit™. During this time you will be taking “your number” of Digestive Stimulator™ capsules before dinner and one packet of Toxin Absorber™ before bed for each of the three nights.
After completion of Step One, you may move on to Step Two. If you are not immediately starting the Internal Cleansing Kit™ after finishing the Colon Cleansing Kit™, as recommended above, then simply follow the directions in the Internal Cleansing Kit™ whenever you decide to start it.
How interchangeable are the Users Guide and Dosage Calendars for
the Internal Cleansing Kit™ and the Colon Cleansing Kit™?
The Internal Cleansing Kit™ and the Colon Cleansing Kit™ are two distinct and separate programs; please do not confuse the two. Do not use directions from the Internal Cleansing Kit™ for the Colon Cleansing Kit™ and vice versa.
Can I substitute the Colon Cleansing Kit™ for Step One of
the Internal Cleansing Kit™?
No, this would not be a good idea, since Step One is to determine how many Digestive Stimulator™ capsules you need to take on each day of the Internal Cleansing Kit™ while eating a regular, healthy diet. You may find that you do not need the same number of capsules when you are eating as compared to when you were fasting on the Colon Cleansing Kit™. Also, it is best to give your body a day or two to reach its new balance with solid food after finishing the five day liquids-only fast.
What if my bowels just won't move?
Often this could be associated with a difficulty of letting go at an emotional level. Stress, pressure, and sudden challenges can also easily affect bowel movements. If one is paying "too much" attention to their bowel movements this can cause "emotional" constipation. Often times, simply letting go at the emotional level will release the bowels. Once a person with this challenge has released for the first time, they should not experience any more difficulties throughout the program. Continue reading the next two questions for more options.
What if that doesn’t work?
You may change the way you take Digestive Stimulator™. Continue to take Toxin Absorber™ at three-hour intervals. However, split up your dosages of Digestive Stimulator™ three times in the course of the day, one hour before the Toxin Absorber™ (ex 9am, 3pm, 6pm as seen in the Dosage Calendar).
What if I still can't go?
It is a must to move your bowels! If you have gone a whole day without a bowel movement, take an enema. During a cleanse it is essential to have consistent bowel movements. An enema is a simple and healthy way to assure a bowel movement. Use only distilled water or herb tea to take your enema. Consult your healthcare provider or call Blessed Herbs immediately if bowel problems arise during your cleanse.
I need more than 4 Digestive Stimulator™ capsules to have
daily bowel movements. Is that OK?
That is perfectly OK, because you have discovered what your body needs. The average dose is 1–3 capsules for people who naturally have frequent bowel movements on their own. Those with severe constipation, that is, they usually only go once a week, will find they may need upwards of 10 or more capsules a night. The number that works for you, no matter how many or how few, is the correct number.
Why do I have to take more Digestive Stimulator™ capsules when
When you are colon cleansing, you are not taking in solid foods and this makes the wave-like, propulsive actions of the intestines slow down. With more Digestive Stimulator™ capsules, you are able to keep the Toxin Absorber™ moving on through and assure three or more bowel movements a day.
If I use up my Digestive Stimulator™, can I get more?
Yes, if you use up either of the products in the Colon Cleansing Kit™ you can purchase them individually from your health care professional or directly from Blessed Herbs.
Why don’t I see plaque while doing the Colon Cleansing Kit™?
Plaque comes in different forms from old, dark, rubber-tire looking material to a fine, thin, light brownish film and everything in between.* To understand this better, imagine a frying pan. After its first use, there may be just a film over its surface and you might elect not to clean it. If left there after many uses, a thick coating, that is more visible, will be built up. It is much easier to get off the thin film as compared to the encrusted layers that happen after much use and little cleaning. When you do your colon cleansing, it is not possible to know if you have a thin or thick amount on your intestinal walls, and therefore when it finally comes off, you may or may not notice it, according to how much was there. In the rare case of someone who has done a lot of cleansing and has always eaten a healthy, fibrous diet, they may experience no plaque at all, and yet they too gain a benefit of moving out any toxins before they build up.* It is a little like, if we washed our face yesterday, why wash today? I can’t see anything – yet. If we don’t wash at all, it doesn’t take too long before we begin to notice the build-up on our skin. Cleansing is important not only for our external skin, but also our internal lining.* This is what a good colon cleanse can do for you.
How should I handle headaches, physical discomforts, pain, or
emotional swings while doing the Colon Cleansing Kit™?
At anytime and as often as necessary, you may take an enema, colema, or colonic. Prepare a tea or plain boiled water for your enema or colema liquid. Use Peppermint tea if you feel congested, depressed, or backed up. Use Chamomile tea if you feel over excited, over emotional, or overly nervous. Boil a quart of water. Pour over eight tea bags of your choice. Let steep for twenty minutes. Remove tea bags. Be sure the tea or boiled water is cooled to body temperature before using. You may add more pure cold water if needed. Now add your liquid tea or water to an enema bag or colema bucket.
What if I don’t change my diet, will I still benefit?
If this is your first experience with a natural health program, you will find the Colon Cleansing Kit™ fun to take and notice an immediate increase in energy.* Once you have experienced the positive changes of a cleanse, you may be ready to go deeper. If so, try cleansing the next time, with healthier diet modifications for an even more powerful cleanse.
What if I miss a dose?
We’re all human and that happens sometimes. Just pick up again with the next scheduled dose.
What if I skip a day?
This would not be recommended. If you do, you will have to start from the beginning.
I feel bloated after drinking my Toxin Absorber™. Why and is this OK?
The Toxin Absorber™ is a bulk fiber formula that draws liquids and toxins to itself. You have seen how it begins to swell up after mixing with juice in your Shaker Jar. It continues this expansion in your stomach and intestines, drawing up toxins to itself. This produces a “full” sensation after drinking it.
Because we have added a large, therapeutic dose of Ginger root† or Peppermint leaf† to the formula, this feeling dissipates quickly. Most do not experience any discomfort at all. You will find that the Ginger or Peppermint also greatly enhances the flavor of the drink, making it pleasant to taste and swallow.
I got really bloated doing the Colon Cleansing Kit™. Is this normal and
is there anything I can do about it?
Some people do experience quite a bit of bloating for the first couple of days until they move out some of the stuff that wants to come out. This is normal. However, to keep from getting uncomfortable while this is happening, it is very important to keep your bowels moving. Please, take an enema of body temperature, with purified water. You could also use strained peppermint tea (body temperature). Take as many enemas in a row that you need to completely empty your bowel or until the uncomfortable bloat is released
If you are familiar with using a colema board, this is an even more highly recommended. There is no need to suffer with bloat, if that happens; it is completely correctable with using enemas, colemas, or colonics. You will have relief within twenty to thirty minutes. Please do not suffer with this. You can take the enema and feel good again. It is that simple. Be sure to never use any other liquid than purified water or Peppermint tea made with purified water. You do not want to introduce any new chemicals to your body at that time. Also be sure you are drinking at least 6–8 glasses of water every day besides the water you drink when actually taking the Toxin Absorber™.
If you have bloat, even though you are taking “your number” of Digestive Stimulator™ capsules before bed, you may change to taking your capsules five times a day, one hour before taking Toxin Absorber™. If “your number” is 1–5 capsules, switch to taking one capsule five times per day. If “your number” is 6–10 capsules, switch to taking two capsules five times per day. If “your number” is 11+ capsules, switch to taking three capsules five times per day. Of these three ways to deal with bloat, drinking enough water is of prime importance, to prevent constipation with accompanying bloat. Enemas or colemas are the fastest way to relieve bloat.* Taking your Digestive Stimulator™ capsules five times a day instead of just before bed assures no slowing down in your daily bowel movements.* All three of these actions taken together are the best way to prevent and/or relieve bloat.*
Will I lose weight doing this?
Many people have reported weight loss from this program. While it is not designed specifically for weight loss, one of the benefits of a cleansed body and a healthy colon is that you release excess toxins and cellular wastes.* With improved digestion and elimination you will find better assimilation of your food and less toxic storage. Most importantly, you will find the Colon Cleansing Kit™ brings you into a new awareness of your own body. The changes just naturally inspire cooperation with your body to realize better health and ideal weight.*
Can I use alcoholic beverages while cleansing?
It would be better if you didn’t. It won’t harm your cleansing, unless you drink too much, but then again it won’t help it either. It takes energy to cleanse and drinking alcohol will divert some of that energy away from cleansing. For optimum results do not use alcoholic beverages while cleansing.
I am having health problems. Will the Internal Cleansing Kit™ and
the Colon Cleansing Kit™ take care of them for me?
This is a question that only your healthcare provider can answer. We are happy, however, to answer any questions that relate directly to how to use these Kits. If you do not have a natural healthcare provider, you may find a practitioner experienced with our products in our new online directory. Practitioner Directory
I am on medication. Can I fast and do the Colon Cleansing Kit™?
If you intend to fast on liquids while doing the Colon Cleansing Kit™, you need to get an OK from your Doctor first; especially if you are on life saving medicines.
I am taking various supplements or medications now. Should I stop them?
As a general rule of thumb, we recommend that you NOT take any other herbs, supplements, vitamins, mineral, OTC or recreational drugs while you are cleansing.
Cleansing is an opportunity for the body to clean house; the least added to your diet, the more effective the cleansing. If, however, you feel intuitively you need to keep taking them, please follow your intuition; your own personal guide for what’s best for you.
If you are taking prescription drugs, it is better to wait until you have finished the course of your prescription before beginning your cleanse.
If your prescription is needed for an ongoing, daily basis, please continue as directed. Check the list below to see which drugs this program may affect.
Drugs that may interact with the Colon Cleansing Kit™:
- Anticoagulant Drugs
- Antihypertensive Drugs
- Antiplatelet Drugs
- Diuertic Drugs
- Heart Drugs
Note: It is possible to use the Kit with some of these medications, but your healthcare provider may need to adjust the dosage of your medication(s).
Any medications that you decide to continue to take while cleansing always need to be taken two hours apart from any formula of the Kit, so as to avoid absorption or interaction with the drug.
Those who take anticoagulants, antiplatelets or aspirin, may still cleanse by choosing the peppermint Colon Cleansing Kit™ which only contains Ginger root in a very low spice dose which has not been found to increase blood thinning.
I have a health problem. Can I take this Kit with it?
If you have any of the following conditions, but not limited to, please consult your healthcare provider before using:
- Blocked Gallbladder/Gallstones
- Heart Disease
- Hiatal Hernia
- High Blood Pressure
- Kidney Disease
- Liver Disease
Note: It is possible to use the Kit with some of these conditions, but your healthcare provider may need to monitor you closely.
I am sensitive to the alcohol found in extracts. Is there any other way to
take your liquid formulas?
If you are sensitive to alcohol, you can place your dosage in a cup of hot water. Allow it to sit for 10–15 minutes and then take it. Much of the alcohol will evaporate. Placing your dosage in hot water and allowing it to sit should reduce alcohol content by at least a third. It may also be worth noting that our bodies naturally convert sugars to alcohol via the fermentation process in our stomachs as we digest our food. The amount of alcohol contained in a dose of our herbal extract is comparable to that of a ripe banana.
Is there anything I should do after I am done with the cleanse?
After completing the Colon Cleansing Kit™ we recommend taking the Internal Cleansing Kit™ for a complete cleansing of all your organs of detoxification. After completing the Internal Cleansing Kit™, if you are in relatively good health, continue cleansing once a year, and talk with your health practitioner on how to get started on a good maintenance program. If you have severe health problems, cleansing two to three times a year for several years is recommended, along with any protocols your healthcare practitioner determines as necessary.
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