Colon Support (60 Softgels)

$15.90

Clinical Applications:
• Supports Digestion, Assimilation, and Elimination*
• Promotes Gastrointestinal Motility and Stool Bulk*
• Supports Final Phases of Detoxification*

Colon Support is designed to support gastrointestinal (GI) regularity and complement dietary fiber intake. Magnesium citrate is present to support muscle relaxation and bowel elimination. Cape Aloe is added to
support normal GI transit time and stool bulk. Triphala, a balanced blend of astringent fruits used extensively in Ayurveda, is present to support all phases of digestion, assimilation, and elimination. Gastrointestinal regularity in turn plays a fundamental role in detoxification, providing a major route for elimination of toxins.*

Directions:
Take one to two capsules at bedtime with 8 oz of water, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.

Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use. Individuals taking medication should discuss potential interactions with their healthcare practitioner. Do not use if tamper seal is damaged.

Does Not Contain:
Wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, animal or dairy products, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or artificial preservatives.

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Description

Discussion
Colon Support addresses an issue of universal importance: gastrointestinal (GI) health. GI regularity and
function is vital to physiological balance and overall well-being. How well the body digests, assimilates, and
eliminates metabolic fuel and metabolic waste determines health at the cellular level. Toxins that enter the body
must be detoxified and their metabolites must exit the body. Gastrointestinal elimination plays a major role in
detoxification by expelling the remnants of toxic molecules. If these harmful remnants are not eliminated, they
can recirculate throughout the body.*

Magnesium Magnesium citrate, the type of magnesium in Colon Support, is used for colonoscopy preparation.
Chosen for its promotion of muscle relaxation and effective elimination of feces through the bowel, magnesium
citrate is also highly bioavailable.[1] It should be noted that particular forms of magnesium may be absorbed
differently. Please note that while magnesium citrate is best suited to support gastrointestinal elimination, the
patented amino acid chelates such as the lysyl glycinate and dimagnesium malate chelates in Arthritis Center
of Riverside Medical Corporation’s Magnesium Chelate formula are designed to be bioavailable and easily
absorbed.*

As a macromineral, magnesium supports cell, tissue, and organ function and participates in over 300 metabolic
reactions in the body. This essential mineral plays a pivotal role in energy-producing reactions, detoxification,
muscle and nerve function, and skeletal structure.[2,3] Magnesium can readily become depleted due to inadequate
intake, poor absorption, excessive losses, and drug-induced nutrient depletions.*

Cape Aloe (Aloe ferox) Cape Aloe has a long history of use in South Africa and continues to be closely studied
for its valuable attributes,[4] specifically how it supports GI regularity. The herb is ideally used in the short
term to support the elimination of feces and subsequently the elimination of toxins. Recent research suggests
that Cape Aloe supports gastrointestinal regularity and is well tolerated. Administration of the herb in animals
showed no negative toxicological effects at doses of up to 200 mg/kg body weight over a seven-day period.*[5]

Triphala Triphala comprises three sour, astringent fruits: Emblica officinalis (amla), Terminalia belerica (behada),
and Terminalia chebula (harada). This tannin-rich herbal compound has been used traditionally for supporting
digestion, assimilation, and elimination.[6] Triphala is considered to be a cornerstone of the art and practice of
Ayurveda, and it is used throughout India in herbal products. Modern-day clinical trials have confirmed the
benefits of traditional uses of triphala, especially gastrointestinal support. Researchers indicated that triphala
positively supports appetite, GI health, and rejuvenation.*[7]

Colon Support is intended for short-term use only and should never be consumed during pregnancy. Follow
directions and label cautions carefully.*

References
1. Walker AF, Marakis G, Christie S, et al. Mg citrate found more bioavailable than other Mg preparations in a randomised, double-blind study. Magnes Res. 2003 Sep; 16(3):183-91. [PMID: 14596323]
2. Laires MJ, Monteiro CP, Bicho M. Role of cellular magnesium in health and human disease. Front Biosci. 2004 Jan 1;9:262-76. [PMID: 14766364]
3. Krinsky DL, LaValle JB, Hawkins EB, et al. Natural Therapeutics Pocket Guide, 2nd ed. Hudson, OH: Lexi-Comp; 2003.
4. Magwa ML, Gundidza M, Coopoosamy RM, et al. Chemical composition of volatile constituents from the leaves of Aloe ferox. Afr J Biotechnol. 2006 Sept;5(18):1652-1654.
5. Wintola OA, Sunmonu TO, Afolayan AJ. Toxicological evaluation of aqueous extract of Aloe ferox Mill. in loperamide-induced constipated rats. Hum Exp Toxicol. 2011 May;30(5):425-31. [PMID: 20498033]
6. Jagetia GC, Baliga MS, Malagi KJ, et al. The evaluation of the radioprotective effect of Triphala (an ayurvedic rejuvenating drug) in the mice exposed to gamma-radiation. Phytomedicine. 2002 Mar;9(2):99-108. [PMID: 11995956]
7. Mukherjee PK, Rai S, Bhattacharyya S, et al. Clinical study of “triphala” – a well-known phytomedicine from India. Iranian J Pharmacol Ther. 2006 Jan;5(1):51-54. http://www.bioline.org.br/request?pt06008. Accessed June 18, 2012.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, prevent any disease.