Objective – a “functional food” (as opposed to therapeutic good) to promote elimination and general health function of the colon.
* Please note that strong “laxative’ herbs such as senna or casara segrada, or even the more gentle, slippery elm, sorrel, nettle, dandelion (due to their “therapeutic” association to alleviating constipation) we can’t use.
The following is a guide to what might you might include in your own, unique custom-made blend.
Any raw material you require not listed below you can request when filling out our New Product Development form.
Superfood Options Include
High Fiber Foods – Organic Psyllium husk powder, LSA (Linseed, Sunflower, Almond) powder , Hemp Seed Bran, or Sprouted Pea Fiber powder.
Organic Chia Seeds – good fiber source and omega-3 fatty acids nourish beneficial gut microflora and soothe the intestinal walls, thereby promoting healthy function.
Diatomaceous Earth (food grade) – literally fossil powder, has an abrasive, fiber-like, “sweeping / cleaning” effect through the gut. Diatomaceous earth is comprised of 85% silica which is important trace mineral is required by tendons, cartilage, blood vessels, and bones. Some research also suggests it’s a natural tool for promoting normal blood lipids, detoxing toxic metals, and eliminating harmful microflora.
Slippery Elm / Aloe Vera – gut nourishing / soothing effect.
High Vitamin C foods – Organic Baobab or Camu Camu powder. High Vitamin C can have a natural, mild laxative effect. Both Baobab and Camu Camu also have significant fiber content.
Organic Inulin Powder – a type of fiber which passes undigested through the small intestine, becoming then a “prebiotic” to beneficial microflora residing in the colon. By promoting health gut flora, by extension it improves bowel function.
Activated Charcoal – cleanses the gut by attracting and binding toxins.
Gentle elimination promoting herbs i.e Aloe Vera , Fenugreek, Licorice, Fennel, Ginger, Turmeric etc
Organic Chlorella powder – aside from its incredible detoxifying properties, chlorella has renowned for promoting intestinal health due to the phenomenon known as Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF). As related to the digestive system, CGF stimulates the proliferation of healthy intestinal microflora, which again promotes healthy bowel function.
For more details please refer to our How it Works page.