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COLON CLEANSE A – Internal cleanse support (100 capsules)
A well-known herbal colon cleanser and bowel support combination, based on a formula by master herbalist, Dr John Christopher. Popular with colonic therapists, COL-Clear A contains a range of active herbal ingredients which help to cleanse the intestinal tract, soften the stool, stimulate the liver and improve peristalsis. This, in turn, helps to produce bowel movements and expel layers of old encrusted mucus and faecal matter that may have accumulated over time. Acts to gently cleanse, stimulate and tone the bowel wall, supporting a move towards unassisted bowel movements.
DIGESTIVE ENZYMES – High strength plant digestive enzymes (90 capsules)
A high-strength supplement which combines a broad spectrum range of plant-derived digestive enzymes with carminative, anti-spasmodic and gut-soothing herbs. A unique blend to aid the digestive system naturally and healthily. Digestive enzymes are important because they enable us to break down proteins, carbohydrates and fats into their raw components in order to make them available for absorption and utilisation. Each person has a finite reserve of enzymes – which can be in short supply during periods of stress, illness or as we age. Over time, poor digestion can lead to nutrient malnutrition and a range of ailments.
L-GLUTAMINE POWDER – Pure amino acid powder
Glutamine is one of the 20 amino acids, or ‘building blocks’ of protein and is a vital molecule that our body stores in the bloodstream and converts into glucose (blood sugar) when it is needed. L-glutamine is the natural form of glutamine and is needed for a wide range of repair and maintenance functions, such as would healing, muscle and bone growth, digestive health, and gut wall integrity. It is widely used by people with various forms of digestive and intestinal problems, a strained immune system and by athletes following gruelling training routines (it breaks down uric acid from proteins).
I’d also recommend adding in the following if you suspect you may have yeast (candida) issues:
ALL-IN-ONE YEAST BALANCE (60 capsules)
An all-in-one yeast balance, digestive health, cleanse and detox supplement. Containing caprylic acid, along with a broad spectrum of active herbals and other natural cleansing and protective agents, which have anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory actions. This unique combination of ingredients helps to support the correct balance of gut flora (bacteria and yeasts), along with the integrity of the gastrointestinal tract and the growth of friendly bacteria. Ideal for use in conjuction with a low yeast and low sugar diet.
MULTI PROBIO MAX – HIGH STRENGTH PROBIOTIC
An 8-strain, acid-resistant probiotic supplement for full-spectrum support. Contains 20 billion good bacteria per capsule – equivalent to 40 pots of probiotic yogurt without the added sugar, dairy, fats and calories of yogurt!
A single species probiotic is very unlikely to deliver as many benefits as a multistrain probiotic, which colonises and acts upon multiple locations in the body. A multi-strain formula will work in more areas and also provide better protection against a wider range of harmful bacteria, fungi, parasites, yeasts and gastrointestinal tract disorders.
In order to produce beneficial effects within the gastrointestinal tract (GIT), probiotic micro-organisms must have the capacity to survive and metabolise in the gut. They must therefore be resistant to GIT levels of acid. Probiotic formulations also need to contain large numbers of viable organisms (highly concentrated) which, on ingestion, survive the rigorous onslaught of the mammalian upper gut in order to deliver their bacterial content to the intestines.