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Cascara is obtained from the dried bark of Rhamnus purshianus (Rhamnaceae). The dried bark is aged for about a year and then is powdered for use in supplements and other products. It has been used for its laxative effect by Native American tribes and Spanish cultures since the 1800s. It continues to be used as a laxative stimulant and bowel cleanser, and is safe for short term use.

 

Senna leaf has been used for thousands of years; ancient Egyptian doctors used senna over 3,500 years ago to treat patients. In modern uses, senna is a commonly used natural laxative. It helps relieve constipation by stimulating the peristaltic action of the colon.

Whether drinking the liquid or powdered Body Balance you’re getting the same potency and the same high quality ingredients. Both formulas use ingredients which are processed to retain the naturally present phytonutrients, enzymes, amino acids, vitamins and more.

Just as with our liquid Body Balance formula, the Aloe vera used in the powdered formula uses only the potent inner leaf fillet. Beginning with freshly harvested leaves, the inner gel (fillet) is carefully removed to minimize disruption of the Aloin layer so that the Aloin is not included with the inner gel as it can cause gastrointestinal upset when ingested. The extracted inner gel (fillet) is further processed to remove the pulp and fiber.

This gel is then concentrated utilizing cold-temperature evaporation to produce a liquid concentrate ready for spray drying. Finally, the non-preserved gel concentrate is spray dried, guaranteeing the presence of polysaccharides and leaving the natural balance of rich nutrients undisturbed.

Aloe vera contains over 75 nutrients and 200 active compounds, including 12 vitamins, 20 minerals and 18 amino acids. Scientific studies have shown that Aloe vera contains many biologically active molecules, and is considered one of the most beneficial and useful botanicals on earth.

Aloe vera has also demonstrated many important health-supporting benefits, including immune support, increasing bioavailability of nutrients, and support of GI health and digestion.

Peppermint leaf is heralded as an herb with a number of beneficial, health-promoting benefits and applications. Most notably, it is used to treat and soothe digestive complaints, including indigestion and gas, and can help soothe the intestinal tract. It has also been shown to be useful in reducing nausea and heartburn, aids in digestion, and improves the flow of digestive fluid.