|Sonne's #9 Intestinal Cleanser 10 ounces
Natural Bulking Agent
Intestinal Cleanser is a finely ground powder of imported
and seed. As it contains primarily fiber and no
laxative or herbal
stimulants, it can be used on a daily basis to assist normal bowel
peristalsis. (In contrast, laxatives and herbal preparations stimulate
the peristaltic muscles of the bowel, and, if used regularly create a
"dependency" and weaken normal colon function.)
Psyllium has a
hydrophilic (water-loving) action that softens hardened mucous lining
the bowel wall, facilitating its elimination.
Psyllium can help achieve
a high fiber diet, which is so important in maintaining good bowel
health, and is now recognized as important to help maintain a healthy
cholesterol level already in the normal range.
Dietary fiber is a necessary component of the diet that is glaringly
lacking in the typical western diet. Lack of dietary fiber can cause
constipation, elevated cholesterol levels, and has been linked to
increased incidence of certain cancers. Psyllium is a rich source of
soluble and insoluble dietary fiber. Taking
psyllium on a daily basis
can supplement the diet with high quality fiber, and ensure at least
one normal bowel movement every day.
The psyllium we use is derived from a small plant that is grown in
Pakistan and India, Plantago ovato blond. In 1833, the French
Dictionaire Universale de Materia Medica recorded the virtues of
Plantago psyllium as a "home remedy" and referred to it as being
"emollient, soothing, relaxing, etc." In Pharacographia of Fluckiger
and Hanbury (1874), there appeared a complete physical description of
the seeds: "A decoction of the seeds (one part to 70 parts of water) is
employed in India as a cooling demulcent drink. The seeds powdered and
mixed with sugar, or made gelatinous with water, are sometimes given
for chronic diarrhea." This citation highlights the need to take plenty
of water with any psyllium product. The volume of water needed is one
reason why psyllium should not be taken in capsule or tablet form.
A British Pharmaceutical Codex for 1911 includes a statement about the
psyllium plant and its useful properties: "The seed coat contains a
large quantity of mucilage, and the seeds are taken dry or mixed with
water in chronic diarrhea and in atony (weakness of a muscle or organ)
of the intestine with constipation. They are much used in Continental
practice." This is why we use the whole seed and not just the husk, as
many products on the market do. When psyllium is mixed with water, a
mucilaginous mass is formed by virtue of the mucilage, which exudes
from the cell walls. The outer covering of the seed possesses the
bulk-forming properties. It contains no irritants to stimulate
peristaltic action in the digestive tract. It possesses no laxative or
cathartic ingredients. Any effect obtained is entirely due to whatever
mechanical stimulus the added fecal bulk affords and to the lubrication
provided by the mucilage from the seed.
We pay a premium for our
psyllium to obtain a better than average
product. Our experience of over 50 years has demonstrated that some
psyllium seeds are faster jelling and more mucilaginous than others. We
know this product will do a superior job on a larger number of people
than any other bulk material generally available. Other products on the
market contain herbs and other laxatives. These substances stimulate
the muscles of the colon wall to contract in order to produce a bowel
movement. When used on a continuous basis, laxatives can become
habit-forming. This creates a situation where the colonic muscles will
not contract by themselves, because they are dependent upon some
Sonne´s Intestinal Cleanser contains the
husk, balanced as found in nature. NO fillers, NO binders, NO
flavors, and NO laxatives are added to stimulate peristaltic action.
Fiber provides the necessary impetus for bowel wall contractions.
Because the Intestinal Cleanser is only fiber, it can be taken on a
daily basis, or used as part of a more intensive
7 Day Cleansing
#9 Intestinal Cleanser and #7 Detoxificant are ideal companion
products, and recommend they be used together for maximum
detoxification of the alimentary canal.
This product is a key component included in our 7 Day Cleansing Program kit
Recommended Dosage: One heaping teaspoon mixed with water or juice, 1-3 times daily. Follow with one or more glasses of water.
May be taken as described above, or put one or two tablespoons of #7
Detoxificant in jar or shaker with at least 8 oz. of juice or water.
Add one heaping teaspoon of Intestinal Cleanser. Shake vigorously or
blend to make sure solution is properly mixed. (Some people prefer to
take the #7 separately so the liquid won´t gel so quickly.)
Contents: 10 ounces - powdered form
Powdered psyllium seed and husks (Plantago Ovato Blond)
with minute amounts of soy flour and magnesium trisilicate