Intestinal Cleanse 1 for Healthy Colon & Bowel Movements
SKU: SB:IC1- 90 Caps
Why You Need It
90 capsules per package in a re-sealable, bio-degradable, environmentally-friendly bag.
Need to Cleanse?
A sluggish bowel can make you feel tired and think less clearly. Other body functions tend to slow down also when your intestinal tract is constipated. The simple action of restoring your bowels to activity can in itself change your life for the better.
This is a gentle but effective remedy for a sluggish, toxic colon. It is the perfect catalyst to help make changes in your lifestyle which improve your overall energy and health.
What Can Cause a Slowdown of Bowels?
Several causes may include:
- A lack of high water content, high-fiber fruits and vegetables in the diet.
- Eating excessive amounts of low-fiber animal proteins, white flour and sugar, and other processed foods, all of which contain too little natural fiber, and many unnatural substances added that the body finds difficult to process.
- Dehydration - lack of sufficient water overall in the diet.
- Lack of enough exercise to keep muscles toned for moving the bowels.
- Not enough natural, unadulaterated fats & oils to lubricate the colon.
- Unhealthy fats and oils - transfats that are hard to digest and clog the system.
- Taking medications that cause constipation and dry stools.
- Exposure to mold or fungus which takes hold in the intestinal tract and upsets the balance of natural beneficial gut flora.
When foods remain too long in your body they start to ferment and putrefy, creating acidic wastes, and allowing toxic substances that should have been moved out to be reabsorbed back into your bloodstream, making you feel and function less well.
Intestinal Cleanse 1 by itself is a natural herbal remedy that greatly assists elimination, giving you a chance to feel better while you make other changes to your lifestyle.
The herbs in Intestinal Cleanse 1 work together to cleanse and strengthen your intestinal tract. They stimulates peristalsis ( the intestines' muscular wave-motions), boosting the ability to move wastes through out of your body, and help reduce toxic fecal deposits, stop the overgrowth of unwanted microbials and rebuild your digestive tract.
This product can be used as Step 1 of a complete intestinal cleanse program that can help to restore and renew your digestive & eliminative tracts, assisting you as you move to a healthier diet and lifestyle. Continuing to do more steps for a full cleanse program for your stomach and intestinal tract including small intestines and colon, can result deep detoxification for a full fresh start with a feeling of rejuvenation and vastly reduced cravings.
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with your health practitioner if you have a health problem
Intestinal Cleanse 1
I have always had issues with my bowels. I have been constipated for up to 10 days before. I tried the over the counter medicines before but they always cause me to have gas and diarrhea. They also caused me to become dehydrated and are very drastic on my system. Since I stated taking your product about six months ago, I am feeling much better and the bloating in my midsection has gone away. I love that with only 2 capsules a day my body feels better and there are no side effects on my body. My life is not interrupted when I am taking Intestinal Cleanse #1. ~ Anne Marie P. , Ausable Forks, NY
I was constipated for a few days; --_ recommended I take IC #1. I had already taken 3 other products that didn't work. I took this, and it worked in a couple of hours. I felt relieved. It cleaned everything in a couple of days and I was able to work the whole time. ~ Katrina
I started taking IC 1 three weeks ago for chronic constipation which Iíve had my whole life. I started out with 3 capsules a day because I had been taking laxatives like candy and felt like I needed 3 capsules a day to get things started. It worked by the next evening and the second day I needed just 2 capsules to stay regular. I am so glad I found a natural product I feel good about so I donít have to worry about taking something stronger like a prescription laxative. Thank you! ~ A. G., Largo, FL
When I get backed up or eat anything I shouldn't, I take an IC #1 capsule at night, and the next morning I go to the bathroom fine. It doesn't cramp up, doesn't do anything bad. It's wonderful. I give it to friends. I gave a couple of capsules to an 85 yr old who did fine with it, had no problem, who enjoyed it. I'll give my extra bags as gifts to friends because they ask me what to do. ~ M.K.
I was referred to Southern Botanicals by a coworker of mine after we were talking at lunch one day, since she had started taking Intestinal Cleanse #1 and was feeling so much better. I started taking IC #1 in October and was amazed how quickly and effectively it was working. It does what it is suppose. ~ By C. F., IL
I started taking Intestinal Cleanse 1 after I went to a natural chiropractor for problems with bloating and constipation. It is an awesome product, in 2-3 days I built up to 2-3 capsules and it worked! Iíve been taking 2-3 every day and itís been perfect for me, no side effects. I love that itís gluten free and I have more energy now that Iím eliminating on a daily basis.
I take the capsules with supper and in the morning I have no problem. Itís helped me maintain a good weight. I like the convenience, itís not a powder or liquid, the capsule is very easy to take. How much I take is easy to adjust so if by chance I didnít eat right on a certain day, I can bump it up by 1 capsule that day and the next day I go back to a lower amount. ~ Mary K. B., Coon Rapids, MN
Before using any products with my patients I test them on myself first. I had constipation and always needed to take something to relieve it. I tried a diet change but it didnít make enough of a difference on its own. Iíve been taking Intestinal Cleanse #1 for 4 years now and it always works. Itís very gentle and I can predict the result. If 1 capsule doesnít relieve my constipation I take 2-3 which can feel more intense on my digestive system but brings regular movements by the next day. I normally take 1 capsule before going to bed. Since I started taking it I feel better and have more energy. Itís the best product Iíve used of its kind; I use to get Exlax type products but Intestinal Cleanse #1 is much gentler and works very well. ~ Dr Jeffrey. S.
My 92 year old uncle takes IC #1 three times a week for the last year. He feels better when he is taking it and is able to go to the bathroom regularly with no problems. ~ B. K., Sarasota, FL
I went to a natural health practitioner a few years ago. I had problems
with my intestinal tract for years. I had taken from the suggestions of
regular doctors many different over the counter drug type items to handle
my constipation and uncomfortable feeling in that area. Nothing worked.
After going to a natural doctor and getting checked out he put me on
Intestinal Cleanse #1. This started working almost immediately and has
been working ever since.
I just wanted to let you know that I have used your IC #1 product for a long time. Over the years, I have tried other versions - all using the Dr. Christopher formula.
Although some of these other brands claim to use the same formula, none of them compare with your product. I have used your product for over 15 years and the consistency of quality has never changed. There is a marked difference in quality with your product over all of the others I have tried. The ingredients appeared to be the same.
Your Intestinal Cleanse #1 product is substantially superior. By the way, I have no intention of trying any other products in the future. ~ Sincerely, Garrett J., Alamo, CA
From a cancer survivor: She sais she has been on medication including thyroid that was too harsh and has made her bowels a mess. She also suffered from severe bloating and hemorrhoids from giving birth. Her sister referred her to IC #1 and it has been a lifesaver. She has been using 1/3 capsule daily of the IC #1 for the last 4 years and it has kept her regular and solves her bowel problems. She loves it because it is all natural and very gentle. M. E., Poland, OH
I had a prolapsed uterus that got more complicated as a prolapsed abdomen (with the organs were rearranged). I had to have the surgery, and thereís always constipation and gas after surgery. But my chiropractor got me on the Intestinal Cleanse #1 and I have NO constipation and no gas. You have wonderful products. ~ C. C.
I never had any evacuation issues until a breast cancer diagnosis and the ensuing experimental chemo. The constipation happened during the second of three drugs. I have pretty much used intestinal cleanse since then. I have tried over the counter aides but didn't find them as effective or predictable. ~ S. G., Oberlin, OH
Ingredients (*Organic, +Wildcrafted): Aloe Vera leaf, Garlic*, Senna leaf+, Barberry root+, Cascara Sagrada+, Turkey Rhubarb root+, Cayenne pepper, Fennel seed+ and Ginger root*.
Contains no sugar, no GMOs and no fillers.
Aloe, Senna and Cascara Sagrada all possess anthraquinones, plant chemicals that stimulate peristaltic waves in the colon, which help move digesting food through and out. Along with proper diet and lifestyle, the increased bowel function can help improve overall health and energy tremendously.
Aloe Vera promotes healthy tissues in the digestive tract. It grows with varying amounts vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, E, folic acid, choline and beta carotene, and minerals calcium, sodium, manganese, magnesium, zinc, copper and chromium. The Aloe Barbadensis we use in this formula is milder for a more soothing effect on the intestines than Cape Aloe Leaf (Aloe Ferox), a stronger, harsher laxative herb often used in other colon cleanse products.
Turkey Rhubarb Root has strong yet gentle laxative properties. It has an astringent effect that aids in tightening tissues. It stimulates and tones the digestive tract, while purging the colon of irritating wastes and toxins.
Barberry Root cleanses and lubricates the entire gastro-intestinal system, while acting as an internal antiseptic. . It also contains the bitter plant alkaloid called berberine, which helps stimulate the production of bile and flushes the gall bladder. Barberry starts to gently open the liver for a liver cleanse as well. Barberry stimulates peristalsis and detoxifies the colon, while also soothing and healing the intestinal membrane lining.
Garlic stimulates digestion and discourages all sorts of invaders of the digestive tract, with its strong antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Cayenne and Ginger stimulate circulation which increases the speed with which toxins are removed from the colon through peristalsis. They also activate enzymes that soften stools for easier elimination. They each have valuable antibacterial, antifungal and anti-parasitic properties fpr cleansing the intestinal tract.Ginger also is settling to the stomach.
Fennel seeds are laxative with no side effects. These help to eliminate worms and intestinal parasites.
Directions: Take one capsule with your largest meal (usually dinner). Increase as necessary by one more capsule per day at the same meal to achieve desired number of daily bowel movements. Once you have your proper dosage you can continue this for as long as needed.
This product has been formulated so it will work mildly and not cause too many bowel movements if taken per the instructions. The user can carry on his normal life without interruption.
I was not feeling right, the Doctor mentioned Intestinal Cleanse 1 and I took one capsule and within 24 hours it worked well. I didn't bloat at all. My whole system felt like it had been cleaned properly. It wasn't uncomfortable at all. I was able to work as usual. We had another product that I tried but it didn't work well, I felt bloated. You just feel really good after taking it. - Marie.
You can count on this to keep your bowels moving.
Note: If you've had years of poor eating habits, we recommend you follow up with Intestinal Cleanse 2 and the Intestinal Cleanse Duo to sweep your intestines clean of old impacted fecal matter and toxins.
If you feel your intestines and colon need a full and complete overhaul, consider doing our Complete Program under the Related Products tab.
CAUTION: Not for use by pregnant women, as it may cause uterine contractions. The herbal components can pass through breast milk, so it is not recommended for nursing mothers.
Do not use in cases of diarrhea or inflamed bowels.
Consult your healthcare professional before use if you have a medical condition.
When should I take my capsules of IC 1?
We recommend taking Intestinal Cleanse 1 with or right after your largest meal of the day, usually dinner. You should see an increase in bowel activity in the morning.
Some customers do vary that, and take their dose with breakfast. Or if they take more than one capsule, some people split it out over two meals.
But start with it at dinnertime. Then once you know what it does and how many it takes to get the result for you, you can experiment with when you take it and move your bowels.
How long can I take Intestinal Cleanse 1?
As long as it takes you to find the cause of sluggish bowels and make changes that reverse that.
The most common solution is to make changes in diet to include more fresh vegetables and fruits and less processed food. The fiber and water in fruits and vegetables help the bowels move, while fiberless foods including meats, dairy, eggs and low fiber foods like white flour pasta, breads and sweets slow down the bowels and make it harder. Especially, eat some fresh vegetables or fruit with every meal or snack that includes fiberless foods, and you may see your bowels go to normal. Read Recommendations for Diet and Lifestyle to Help Eliminate Constipation
Another common reason for sluggish bowels is that the intestinal flora is disturbed. Exposure to mold can have allowed fungi to take over the intestinal tract so it doesn't function normally. Add a good probiotuc. In fact you may have to try several before you get one that works for you to restore balance. Other things that disturb your intestinal flora are antibiotics, medication and tap water with chlorine. All need restoration of intestinal flora.
Other ways to rehabilitate your gut:
Exercise regularly to tone your muscles, including intestinal muscles.
Do a deep bowel cleanse periodically to relieve overburden and get a fresh start. See Your Guide to Intestinal Cleansing
I need some help moving my bowels regularly, since I normally go only once every 2-3 days, and I think going every day would be healthier for me, but taking Intestinal Cleanse every day is too much. What can I do?
Many of our staff and customers who normally had bowel movements every other day, or every three days, found that taking one capsule of Intestinal Cleanse 1 every other day or so works fine to keep them regular. Our natural products can be used flexibly: take more when you need to, take less when you don't.
Another option is Intestinal Cleanse 3. This is a gentle product used by children, the elderly and pets. Good also for anyone who can't take capsules. It is an organic fruity fig-based liquid, taken by the spoonful according to body weight. It has a softening action similar to prunes, but also has a tiny amount of the herbs to stimulate the muscles of the intestinal tract. Find out more about Intestinal Cleanse 3.
A third way to encourage easy regular bowel movements is to get more beneficial intestinal flora into your system. Eat fermented foods like real sauerkraut (not made with vinegar), plain yogurt (not the sweetened kind which is likely to feed Candida and other unwanted microbes), miso, or kimchee (spicy fermented veggies). You can also take a good probiotic like ours, which has proven to assist bowel movements so we now use it with all our deep cleanse programs.