USAGE GUIDELINES: Take 1 or 2 capsules, 1 to 3 times per day or as advised.
Do not exceed the recommended daily intake. Food supplements should not be used as a
substitute for a varied diet and healthy lifestyle. Consult your doctor before taking any food
supplement or changing your diet.
COL-Clear A is a well-known herbal colon cleanser and
bowel support combination, originally based on a formula
by master herbalist, Dr. John R. Christopher.
Popular with colonic hydrotherapists, it contains a range of
active herbal ingredients specifically selected to contribute
to an increase in faecal bulk and normal bowel function: Rhubarb Powder, Aloe Vera, Cayenne Powder, Burdock
Root Powder, Sugar Beet Fibre, Rhubarb Root, Clove Bud
Powder, Barberry Bark, Fennel Seed, Liquorice Root,
Dandelion Root and Ginger Root.
These tried and tested ingredients also help to cleanse the
intestinal tract, soften the stool, stimulate the liver, improve
peristalsis and tone the bowel wall, thereby supporting a
move towards unassisted bowel movements.
COL-Clear A is beneficial for
An increase in faecal bulk
Normal bowel function
Constipation / irregularity
Clearing bowel ‘pockets’
As part of an internal cleansing programme
As an effective stool softener
To complement colonic hydrotherapy treatments
Rhubarb: Turkey rhubarb, technically referred to as Rheum palmatum, is widely used as part of colon cleansing programmes, because it contains the following active ingredients: anthraquinones, emodin, tannins, flavonoids (including rutin) and several polyphenols. Rhubarb is a strong herbal laxative, astringent-bitter, gastric stimulant, anti-inflammatory, stomach tonic and antiseptic. It is also used for disorders of the liver, gallbladder and stomach.
Aloe vera: Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis and others) is a spiky, cactus-like plant of the lily family, best known for its soothing and calming properties. As well as containing 18 amino acids and vitamins (it is a vitamin B12 precursor), it also supports a lower toxic load, acts as an antioxidant and supports intestinal integrity and natural cleansing.
Cayenne: This ‘hot’ herb and chilli pepper is also known as Capsium frutescens. It is rich in vitamins A, B6, C, E, riboflavin, potassium and manganese. It also contains the active ingredient capsaicin, which supports healthy blood flow (and therefore natural detox), a healthy metabolism, digestion, gastrointestinal secretions and acts as an anti-spasmodic for relief of pain and as a carminative.
Burdock root: Burdock, technically referred to as Arctium lappa, is one of the most potent tonics of herbalism. It contains a broad spectrum of nutrients, including fatty acids, organic acids, phenolic acids, lignans, sesquiterpenes, tannin, mucilage and inulin (a prebiotic), along with iron, sulphur and B-vitamins. It is widely used to support liver function and as a cleansing botanical.
Sugar beet fibre: This fibre has been included in the formula because it has been scientifically proven to contribute to an increase in faecal bulk in two ways: the insoluble components of the fibre increase faecal bulk by absorbing water in the large intestine, while the soluble components are fermented by bacteria in the large intestine leading to an increase in bacterial mass. As such, this source of fibre may have a beneficial physiological effect for people who want to improve or maintain a normal bowel function.
Clove bud: Cloves are a fragrant spice, with oil being distilled from the buds. Its active constituents include a heavy volatile oil, a camphor resin, flavonoids and sterols. It is a natural anti-septic, known to support digestion.
Barberry bark: Barberry, also known as berberis vulgaris, is a natural helper for digestive complaints and also supports the liver, gallbladder and spleen. Its active ingredients are the isoquinolone alkaloids, particularly berberine. It also has an antiseptic and anti-bacterial effect when taken orally, useful against dysbiosis. Stimulates bile flow, eases liver congestion and is ideal for an inflamed gallbladder and intestinal inflammation.
Fennel seed: Fennel, technically referred to as Foeniculum vulgare, has traditionally been used as a culinary herb because of its aroma and anise-type flavour, but it has also become a popular component of colon cleansing programmes because it supports the body’s natural elimination of excess waste and toxins from the colon and a healthy acid/alkaline balance. It is also a gentle digestive and carminative herb, used to counteract flatulence, disperse windy colic and alleviate intestinal spasms, griping and irritable bowel.
Liquorice root: This root stimulates the production of digestive fluids and bile, soothes ulcers, helps reduce intestinal inflammation, and supports the healthy function of the kidneys, liver and bladder. Its action in soothing ulcers is unique. Rather than inhibit the release of acid, licorice stimulates the normal defense mechanisms that prevent ulcer formation. Specifically, licorice improves both the quality and quantity of the protective substances that line the intestinal tract; increases the life span of the intestinal cell; and improves blood supply to the intestinal lining.
Dandelion root: Dandelion, technically referred to as T. officinale and T. erythrospermum (the two species), is a rich source of vitamins A, C, D and B complex vitamins, as well as minerals such as iron, potassium, and zinc. It has traditionally been used to support healthy fluid balance in the body and as a natural helper for the stomach and digestive system. It also provides support for the liver and gallbladder, by helping to clear toxins. The root is a bitter tonic and pancreatic regulator, which also offers spleen support and promotes bile flow.
Ginger root: Ginger, technically referred to as zinigiber officianale, has been used for centuries to support a healthy gastrointestinal tract and efficient digestion. It alleviates occasional gas, bloating and nausea and is known as a 'hot bitter' herb which promotes gastric acidity. It is used for many stomach conditions and has anti-inflammatory, carminative, anti-spasmodic, expectorant, vasodilator and circulatory stimulant actions. Gingerol, a compound in ginger, is also a powerful antioxidant.
NO ADDED: artificial colours, flavourings, preservatives, dairy products, gluten, lactose,
soya, sugar, wheat, yeast
INGREDIENTS: Rhubarb Powd
Suitable for Vegetarians & Vegans