Sonne's Intestinal Cleanser No. 9
Sonne's Intestinal Cleanser is a finely ground powder of imported psyllium husk and seed. As it contains primarily fiber and no laxative or herbal stimulants, Sonne's Intestinal Cleanser 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 Sonne's uses 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 asbeing “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 Sonne's uses 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.
Sonne's pays a premium for their psyllium to obtain a better than average product. Sonne's experience of over 50 years has demonstrated that some psyllium seeds are faster jelling and more mucilaginous than others. Sonne's knows 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 external stimulus. Sonne´s Intestinal Cleanser contains the psyllium seed and husk, bal:" ":ion. 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 Program.
Sonne's #9 Intestinal Cleanser and #7 Detoxificant are ideal companion products, and Sonne's recommends they be used together for maximum detoxification of the alimentary canal.
The modern food supply is devitalized, lacking many important nutrients (vitamins, minerals, and fiber), while providing other food components in excess (sugar, protein, and carbohydrate).Sonne's products are designed to reduce these excesses and cleanse the body, while supplementing the diet with natural, whole food concentrates. When the bloodstream is clean and well-nourished, our bodies have the power to heal themselves and maintain optimum health.How does Sonne's Intestinal Cleanser (psyllium) product differ from others?
Sonne's Psyllium product is a special grade and size (mesh) of psyllium. Sonne's has tried over 30 different types of psyllium suppliers, but this psyllium works the best and has achieved the best results. It tends to swell to a larger volume, and also gel much quicker than most other varieties - hence, it works better. The seed and husk is what gives psyllium the slippery, mucilagenous, and swelling properties. The husk is what gives the psyllium the cleansing properties, because it is slightly abrasive, so it acts as a cleanser on the intestines. I received a bottle of your Intestinal Cleanser (psyllium) product and the bottle is not completely full...
This is normal. As the bottles are transported, the product tends to settle so that it may seem like the bottle is not quite full. But, if you were to weigh each bottle you will find that there is more than 10 oz. - the net weight we print on the bottle (Sonne's fills by weight, not by volume). I am taking your Intestinal Cleanser/Psyllium product (with or without the Detoxificant/Bentonite) and I am experiencing gas, bloating, and pains in my abdomen...
How are you taking the product?
- You want to be sure that you are not taking too much. The recommended serving size is 1 heaping teaspoon in 4-8 oz. of water or juice, shaken thoroughly. Another thing that you can do is to make sure you drink plenty of water. After drinking the initial mixture, drink another 4-8 oz. of water.
- One possible cause of this discomfort is that you are not drinking enough water with the psyllium seed. This product swells and if you do not drink enough water, it can be very hard to digest and keep the psyllium moving through the digestive tract.
- Another possible cause of your discomfort stems from the fact that you are most likely taking this product because you have poor bowel elimination or are constipated in some way. Frequently in conditions such as this, portions of the colon have very narrow passages. These constrictures of the colon, as they are called, can be so narrow that when the semi-solid mass of the psyllium reaches one of these narrow passages, it can barely move through. The result is that you get a blockage and any food that you have eaten since drinking the psyllium will back up. This can produce the symptoms you speak of.
However, it is important that you understand that the psyllium IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED TO OPEN THESE NARROW PASSAGES. It may take a few times, but eventually the fiber in the psyllium will widen the passages, removing your discomforts entirely. Remember to drink plenty of water. You can also exercise to help dislodge the psyllium and get it moving. But, if you are in distress and in dire need of relief you can go to your local health food store or distributor and a:" ":nser to correct the problem. The Herbal Supplements are meant for temporary use only. Sonne's Mission
Sonne's goal is to create pure nutritional products that nourish and maintain a healthy body, which in turn helps us to resist disease and enjoy a rich quality of life well into our golden years. Unlike products that contain man-made synthetic nutrients, Sonne's only uses natural whole food ingredients to supply a balanced complex of vitamins, enzymes, minerals, synergists, and amino acids required for optimal nutrition. Sonne's overall mission is to educate the consumer on matters of nutrition and health, empowering you and your families with the knowledge to make the right decisions about the foods you eat and the consequences they have.