Yerba Prima Colon-Care Formula
Yerba Prima Colon Care Formula, 12 oz
Yerba Prima Colon Care Formula eliminates toxins and provides essential dietary fiber to promote a healthy colon. Yerba Prima Colon Care Formula promotes colon health with fiber, calcium, magnesium, selenium and FOS probiotic growth complex. These nutrients provide dietary support for normal, healthy functioning of the colon, including regular elimination of toxins and waste material, promoting the growth of friendly bacteria, such as acidophilus and bifidus, and support for proper digestion.
Yerba Prima Colon Care Formula starts to promote colon health immediately when you start using the product, and also acts as a long term protector of the colon. Yerba Prima Colon Care Formula provides a balance of essential soluble and insoluble fiber, and is a concentrated source of all 5 fiber types, for complete fiber benefits. Fiber and calcium help to absorb toxins and waste material, speed transit time through the colon, and remove toxins from the body. This helps to maintain a normal, healthy colonic mucosa (cells lining the colon wall). By supporting the integrity of the colonic mucosa, toxins and waste material are less likely to be reabsorbed into the bloodstream through the colon wall. FOS acts as a food source for beneficial bacteria such as acidophilus and bifidus, which are important for proper digestion and colon health. Selenium and magnesium have important protective benefits in the colon.
Health authorities, including the Food & Drug Administration, recommend 25 to 35 grams daily of fiber for good health. Most Americans consume only 10 to 15 grams of fiber each day, less than half of the recommended amount. For improved health, it is beneficial to eat a variety of high fiber foods and take a fiber supplement as needed. Yerba Prima Colon Care Formula is a simple, healthy way to help assure adequate essential dietary fiber.
Is this product safe to take every day?
Most Yerba Prima products are safe to take every day. Fiber formulas that can be taken every day as long as desired (even for many years) include the Psyllium Husks products, Daily Fiber products, Colon Care Products and Soluble Fiber products. Fiber Plus powder and capsules contain the moderate stimulant laxative herb senna. They should be used occasionally as needed. They can be taken daily up to two months, but a person should try to gradually switch over from Fiber Plus to one of the bulking fiber formulas listed above.
Most of the herbal products are safe to take every day, including Ginkgo Extra Strength, Nutrimental, Bilberry Extra Strength, Bilberry tablets, St. John's Wort Extra Strength, St. John's Wort tablets, Echinace Extra Strength Liquid and Capsules, Milk Thistle Extra Strength, Liv-Cleanse Formula and Odor Cleanse capsules. Aloe Falls aloe vera juice drinks can be taken every day. Their Internal Cleansing formulas can be used daily in small amounts, though they are normally used and are most effective when taken for several months at a time. This includes Kalenite Cleansing Herbs tablets, Women's Renew, Men's Rebuild and Herbal Guard.
IBS/Diverticulitis/Diverticulosis -- I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome(IBS), diverticulitis or diverticulosis. Is it safe to take fiber formulas? Can fiber formulas help to maintain colon health?
If someone has active IBS or diverticulitis with current inflammation, do not use a fiber formula until the inflammation goes away. Consult with your doctor.
If there is not active inflammation, a fiber formula can be helpful for maintaining the health of the colon. People vary widely in their responses to fiber, but it most often has a normalizing effect. If there are loose stools, fiber will add bulk and bring them toward normal. If stools are hard and infrequent, fiber will add moisture and bulk and bring them toward normal. Fiber will generally be most helpful when used on a daily basis to help maintain proper intestinal health. Consult with a doctor or other health professional if there are any concerns with taking fiber.
Suggested products: Colon Care is very good. It has our complete fiber formula, plus FOS to support beneficial bacteria, plus calcium, magnesium and selenium to help protect the colon.
Some people may be gluten sensitive and have trouble with the oats and barley in CCF. They should try one of our pure Psyllium Husks products. Most people will be able to tolerate the psyllium husks well. It is best to begin with half a serving for the first few days to make sure the product is comfortable for the person. Then increase to a full serving. Many people will want to take two to three servings per day if the fiber is helping. As always, make sure to drink plenty of fluids with the fiber.
IBS/Diverticulitis/Diverticulosis & Internal Cleansing -- Is it safe to take internal cleansing formulas?
In general, it is best not to do internal cleansing formulas if there is any inflammation or intestinal discomfort unless one is working with a health professional. See the previous question for a discussion of the possible benefits of fiber for normalizing the bowel.
Fiber & Nutrient Absorption -- What effect do psyllium husks and other dietary fibers have on nutrient absorption?
Our fiber formulas and psyllium husk products do not impair nutrient absorption when used at recommended amounts on a short term or long term basis.
What is the source of FOS (fructo-oligosaccharides) in Colon Care.
FOS used by Yerba Prima is a natural plant extract from chicory root. It has been extensively researched and shown to be helpful in maintaining and restoring proper levels of friendly bacteria in the colon.
How Long Before I Notice Results From Taking This Product?
- Fiber Formulas such as Psyllium Husks, Daily Fiber, Colon Care and Soluble Fiber -- Most people begin to notice larger, easier to evacuate bowel movements within 2 to 3 days. It may take a few days longer for some people, depending on the amounts being used.
Why Is Bioperine In The Extra Strength Herbs?
Bioperine is a patented black pepper extract that increases the assimilation of nutrients and herbs by 30% - 60%. This gives extra value and benefits to the customer.
Can I take this product during pregnancy?
As a general rule, it is best to consult with a health professional about the use of supplements during pregnancy. Our fiber products are generally fine to use during pregnancy. This would include the formulas of Psyllium Husks, Daily Fiber, Colon Care and Soluble Fiber.
Low Carbohydrate Diets -- How many grams of carbohydrates are in different products?
Many people who are on high protein, low carbohydrate diets ask about the carbohydrate content of Yerba Prima products, especially the fiber formulas. There is a tendency towards constipation with a high protein, low carbohydrate diet. Yerba Prima fiber formulas will be very helpful.
The product labels of all Yerba Prima fiber formulas list both total carbohydrate content and digestible carbohydrate content per serving of the products. In most cases, it is less than 1/2 gram of digestible carbohydrate per serving. Nutrition labels are required to include the dietary fiber amount in the total carbohydrate listing on the Supplement Facts panel. However, dietary fiber is not digested in the small intestine and does not count as part of the digestible carbohydrate.
Kalenite/Colon Care Program
Beginning And Ending The Program
The guidelines below have been designed to give optimum benefits for most people. However, some people are more sensitive and need to follow it at less than the recommended levels; it will still provide excellent results. Be sure to begin and end gradually, giving your body time to adapt to the process. We suggest following these guidelines for two or three months and then continuing with Colon Care, or one of Yerba Prima's other fiber formulas, to help maintain regularity and help provide the fiber experts recommend for good health.
Week One: Take once a day
- 1 or 2 Kalenite Herbal Formula tabs or caps with 8 oz. of liquid. 1 heaping teaspoon of Colon Care Formula or 4 Colon Care Caps with 8 oz. of liquid. Kalenite Herbal Formula and Colon Care are best taken between meals.
Week Two: Take 2 times a day
- 1 or 2 Kalenite Herbal Formula tabs or caps with 8 oz. of liquid. 1 heaping teaspoon of Colon Care Formula or 4 Colon Care Caps with 8 oz. of liquid.
Week Three: Take 3 times a day
- 2 Kalenite Herbal Formula tabs or caps with 8 oz. of liquid. 1 heaping teaspoon of Colon Care Formula or 4 Colon Care Caps with 8 oz. of liquid.
After Week Three: Take 3 times a day
- 3 Kalenite Herbal Formula tabs or caps with 8 oz. of liquid. 1 heaping teaspoon of Colon Care Formula or 4 Colon Care Caps with 8 oz. of liquid.
- After stopping the Kalenite Herbal Formula, continue with the Colon Care for at least two weeks, 1 to 3 times a day, as needed. Colon Care Formula and Colon Care Caps can be taken daily as long as desired.
Drink plenty of liquids while following these guidelines. If minor gas or bloating occurs, reduce the amount you take until your system adjusts. A Kalenite/Colon Care Program can be performed once or twice a year for 4 to 8 weeks each time as part of a healthy lifestyle. For more in-depth results, use for 3 to 6 months.
- Adults and Children Over 12: 1 heaping teaspoon, one to three times a day.
- Children 6-12: 1 level teaspoon, one to three times a day. See Directions.
Directions: Start by taking 1 serving each day. Gradually increase to 3 servings per day if needed.. Stir powder briskly into at least 8 ounces (a full glass) of liquid. Juice, water, soy or rice drink, and milk are all good with Colon Care Formula. For easiest mixing, shake in a closed jar. Drink immediately. If product is too thick when consuming, add more liquid and stir. Drinking additional liquid is helpful. If minor gas or bloating occurs, reduce the amount you take until your system adjusts.
Ingredients: Psyllium seed husks, soy fiber, oat bran, calcium carbonate, acacia gum, FOS probiotic growth complex, magnesium oxide, apple pectin extract, selenium amino acid chelate.