Let's see if a bit of research and knowledge can assist in getting your situation resolved.
A quick search on CleanseMORE, takes me to their page here:
I see it SAYS >>>CleanseMORE™ is a natural laxative formula made with herbs and magnesium hydroxide to help relieve occasional constipation‡.<<< But when I click on the link that says "supplement facts", the page that pops up says the ingredients are:
Cape Aloe, Rhubarb root, Slippery Elm, Marshmallow root & Triphala...and nothing about the magnesium hydroxide. But when I click on the link that says "Product Spec Sheet", I get an error, so I can't tell what % of the product is magnesium hydroxide.
Okay, a further search from a different seller shows that each dose (2 capsules) contains 230mg of magnesium hydroxide and 1200mg of the blend of five herbs (let's guess that's equal parts of each, so you'd be getting about 240 mg of each herb...two of them have nothing to do with bowel activity, so each 2 capsule dose contained around 720mg of cathartic herbs and 230 mg of magnesium).
So, assuming the capsules you were taking have all the herbs listed AND magnesium hydroxide, we can determine that if it caused you to have loose stools by taking just one or two capsules, then there's a good chance it was the magnesium hydroxide (because neither Marshmallow root nor slippery elm can cause loose stools) and the amount of cape aloe, rhubarb root and triphala you'd be getting from one-two capsules would probably not be enough of the non-organic herbs to cause any significant bowel activity (with thetwo that are just 'soothers' that have virtually no effect on bowel activity).
And since the product/herbs are NOT labeled organic, you can bet they are weak, ineffective AND laden with chemical toxins & pesticides (probably DDT)
Definitions of magnesium hydroxide on the Web:
* has laxative properties. Magnesium may accumulate in patients with renal failure leading to hypermagnesemia, with cardiovascular and neurological ...
* Active ingredient in milk of magnesia. It is an absorbent and has antibacterial properties for skin.
* a white crystalline powder used chiefly in medicines
* Magnesium hydroxide is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula Mg(OH)2. As a suspension in water, it may be referred to as Milk of Magnesia. The mineral form of magnesium hydroxide is known as brucite. It has a pH of 10.2
* The base Mg(OH)2 that occurs naturally as brucite; it is used as an antacid and in many industrial processes
So basically you are taking a chemical 'milk of magnesia' (brucite) with a pH so alkaline that it's about the same as hair bleach - mixed in with some non-organic/toxic herbs. A pH of TEN.TWO is EXTREMELY alkaline (as are most magnesium supplements) and EXTREMELY irritating/burning to soft tissue.
Magnesium in ANY form causes loose stools, as it draws water from the body into the intestinal tract. Magnesium is NOT a safe kind of laxative, as it does dehydrate the body and it does cause dependency. A quick read through your past post gives me the idea that you choose this product rather than the IF#1 because you're concerned about cathartic herbs causing "melanosis coli" (temporary darkening of the color of the lining of the colon)...
>>>I really do not want to risk having melanosis coli by taking Senna and other laxatives in IF#1. I know somebody will defend it saying that is ridiculous, and I have changed my mind over and over again, but I just refuse to take anything that could potentially, even if one in a billion chances, harm me.<<<
...and if that's the case, then you can see your current choice has far greater 'potential for harm' than IF#1...AND the Rhubarb root in the CleanseMORE contains the same substance as Senna & Cascara Sagrada that can --with long-term use-- stain the lining of one's colon...apparently you missed that when doing your initial research (?). Dr. Schulze safely utilized IF#1 on virtually of the nearly 10,000 he cured from terminal/incurable diseases; many of these people were at death's door and incredibly compromised. A temporary darkening of the lining of the colon has NEVER been proven to cause cancer or permanent harm (that's just allopathic medicine and the Powers That Be - that know virtually nothing of true colon health - trying to scare us away from using effective/healing herbs). Of course, I respect your wanting to learn and be safe with your cleansing (that's VERY important), but when one isn't armed with the correct information to realize just how incredibly misleading allopathic medicine/science/big pharma dogma & "information" really is, it's hard to find the actual truth.
You say: >>>After taking it for a few weeks, I wanted to check If I became dependent on it, so I suddenly halted the dose. For the first time in a long time I haven't had a bowel movement for 1 day.<<<
Well, it wouldn't matter WHAT kind of cathartic herb or chemical laxative you took...a one day test is NOT indicative of anything. When we stimulate peristalsis (the muscular motion of the colon) with herbs, or use a magnesium or chemical based laxative of any kind, for any length of time, it takes FAR longer than just one day to determine what the effect has been....and there's many other factors that must be considered (diet, amount/type of fluids ingested, etc).
>>>hen the next day I strained pretty hard, which I knew i shouldn't have, and now I have internal hemorrhoids which was extremely painful with bloody stools. I'm now back on the cleansemore for the relief, but am I going to be dependent on this forever? Maybe because I didnt take enough fiber when I went off the pills?<<<
No, you will not be dependent on this forever...how 'bout we get the hemorrhoids healed up and get you on a safe AND effective colon cleansing & healing regime?
Here's some very effective suggestions for reducing the bleeding and healing the hemorrhoids:
--If you want the most fast/effective way to stop the bleeding, it's with quality cayenne powder. Here's a quick excerpt from Dr. Christopher:
Definition: An enlarged vein in the lower rectum or anus caused by blockage in the veins of the area.
Cause: The basic cause of this condition is sugar in the form of candy, beverages (pop, coffee, etc), pastries and bread. These leach out the calcium from the body. Other culprits are white flour, tobacco, and liquor. One of the first places the leaching starts is in the veinous structure of the body, drawing off the supporting calcium. This is turn weakens the veins, causing varicose veins, which will, if allowed to continue, become phlebitis. Another serious area for leaching is the bowel area, where old fecal matter has accumulated. The body tried to remove the impaction by draining as much fluid from the body as it can. There is generally enough fluid to cause a bowel movement, but the liquid which is left absorbs the sugar. It then feeds into the veins and leaches out the tensile strength of the veins in the lower bowel area. When straining for a bowel movement, the veins have more pressure exerted, and in turn, the weak walls break and result in a varicose condition called piles or hemorrhoids.
Cayenne: To correct this condition, follow the mucusless diet and use cayenne regularly. Cayenne aids in strengthening the veins and arteries because it increases circulation and is rich in calcium. Work up to taking a teaspoon of cayenne three times a day by starting with one-third of a teaspoon three times a day in water, cold or warm, as you prefer. Do this three days, and add one-third teaspoon each day until up to the one teaspoon three times a day, six days a week, as with all aids. Rest one day; then continue. <<<
jaymovez, my guess is that seems a bit scary or extreme to you, and you probably fear the burning sensation (of course, I could be totally wrong with my 'guessing'). But if you have therapeutic grade cayenne powder available (100,000 Heat Units or hotter - most is less than 40,000 Heat Units), then this would be your fastest cure....and even the "weenie" stuff might get the job done...but if you've never used the high-heat stuff, be sure to start slowly (1/8 to 1/4 of a teaspoon mixed with some water, and then lots more water to dilute it).
Here's a google search on hemorrhoids & cayenne:
Also, if you'd like more info on the benefits of cayenne, email me and I'll send you a couple of files and a great e-book. It's also effective for relieving constipation, but not as 'strongly effective' as the cathartic herbs. Another gentle laxative herb is licorice root.
--the second fastest, would be a rectal injection of slippery elm powder mixed with fresh aloe gel (NOT the green part, just the gel). You'd take about a tablespoon of slippery elm powder and a few tablespoons of fresh aloe gel, mix them together with about a cup of distilled water (with a blender or whisk), and using a rectal syringe, just inject that solution into your rectum (you could do it with an enema bag, but it might clog up the tubing). The aloe gel contains allantoin (a cell regenerator) so it heals the tissue rapidly, and nothing is more effective for soothing and regrowing damaged tissue than slippery elm (it will actually regrow skin over bedsores and skin ulcerated by brown recluse spider bites). You can do this with the aloe alone IF you use fresh aloe gel OR you have a source for TRUE Aloe Gel.
Most Aloe Gel products say something like "98% pure aloe!" on the label...but when you read the ingredients, you'll see a lot of ingredients. the "98% pure" usually means that there's less than 10% aloe gel in the product, but the 5-10% of aloe that is in the product, is 98% pure. And this is true even at health food stores. If you're going to purchase aloe gel, you're looking for this quality:
My guess is, that you don't have any organic slippery elm bark powder 'at the ready'...but using the pure aloe gel as a rectal injection would still be VERY soothing and beneficial.
If you're not able/willing to do a rectal injection, then you could eat aloe gel and/or slippery elm gruel:
...and although that wouldn't be AS fast or effective, it would still be effective.
And obviously, I highly recommend to STOP taking the CleanseMORE...that's the last thing you need on top of raw, irritated hemorrhoids!
If you need to assure safe bowel activity, please avail yourself to THE most effective remedy on the planet...drink at least a gallon of water daily, and start your day with 16 ounces of prune juice (drinking more, by the cupful, if needed). Only the worst cases of constipation don't respond to prune juice, and it's totally non-irritating/addicting and has no potential for harm. It could easily be used to assure 2-3 bowel movements daily when you start taking the IF#2 (which I HIGHLY recommend over P&B shakes...which can be very constipating, and don't contain the soothing, mucilaginous/demulcent herbs in the IF#2). If you want IF#2 cheaply -$12 for an 8 oz 'containers worth', you can get it from me by emailing me privately (I make it from the Schulze recipe - amongst a myriad of other products & tinctures...but this is NOT about me or what I make/offer, it's about getting you healed and back on a good healing path. I just wanted to give you the chance to save some money).
Until you get the hemorrhoids resolved, I recommend sticking to soft, gentle foods that give a lot of bulk, but no harsh fiber/roughage, until you get this cleared up...organic applesauce, raisins, stewed prunes/apricots, lots of soft fruits, plenty of leafy greens and steamed veggies - even baked potatoes/squash, broths/soups (homemade or organic and watch out for MSG).
As you walk down your healing pathway, do your best to stick with time-honored protocols and products...ALWAYS organic and always as natural as possible. Our bodies are NATURAL and even though some supplements will band-aid symptoms, they are generally NOT NATURAL and cause problems in the long run:
Dr. Schulze's are the best/safest on the market, and if you're worried/sensitive/allergic to a certain ingredient, you can always make them yourself (or find someone like me that will customize them for you). Sadly, Dr. Christopher's products now differ from his original formulas (sometimes substantially), and no longer contain organic herbs (his children took over his company, kow-towed to the pressure from the Powers That Be -changing his formulas substantially-, and no longer use certified organic/non-imported herbs). But whenever possible, follow the words of Hippocrates, and you always be safe & healthy: "Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food".
Knowledge is the key to vibrant health - you can NEVER have too much of it!
Healthiest of blessings -
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