There are plenty of colon cleanse and laxative products on the market. They work in three basic ways:
- By drawing water into the colon to hydrate the feces,
- Stimulating muscle action of the colon (peristalsis), sometimes through irritation; or,
- Adding fiber to make the stool retain water, creating more of a slippery consistency.
Many of the herbal supplements combine psyllium (fiber) with cascara sagrada (irritant). For some people this combination works great, while for others, not at all. The problem with this type of cleanser is that most people’s colons are so congested that fiber tends to further congest, while the irritant loses its ability to rev exhausted muscles into action.
CALO™ with its proprietary blend of fennel seed, ginger root, cayenne pepper, and Cape Aloe leaf is unique because it has the properties of fiber, and it stimulates cramping, but soothes and cleans like Aloe Vera. We have found that CALO™ helps just about everybody who takes it, without causing irritation. Instead, it acts to relieve inflammation. Our main ingredient, Cape Aloe Leaf is related to the aloe vera plant that grows wild in the southwest United States, but has more laxative qualities, and it grows in South Africa.
Cape aloe is non-toxic and has no undesirable side effects.
It acts as a cleansing, detoxifying agent for the digestive tract, including the cecum, and has more vitamins, minerals, amino acids and polysaccharides than the American aloe vera plant.
Cape aloe leaves from South Africa are harvested from plants growing in their natural environment, which means that they are extremely healthy. This is enhanced by the fact that the plants do not require treatment with pesticides, fungicides or fertilizers, which means that they do not have to be washed with detergents of other chemical agents prior to being processed.
Recommended dosage is one capsule taken in the morning with breakfast. Realize that it can give you the sudden urge to have a bowel movement within 8 to 12 hours after taking it. Pregnant and breast feeding mothers should consult their doctor before taking any herbal or vitamin supplements, including Cape aloe leaf.