Websites selling Colon Clenz explain that this product cleanses the colon and intestines of toxins and waste build-up. The ingredients indicate that Colon Clenz is effective at stimulating bowel movements, because most of the included substances have laxative effects. One herb contained in Colon Clenz, senna, is a common ingredient in commercial laxatives, and all the ingredients are included in other herbal cleansing products. Colon Clenz can cause several side effects.
If you are experiencing serious medical symptoms, seek emergency treatment immediately.
Gastrointestinal Side Effects
Senna and cascara sagrada are herbs commonly used to treat constipation 2. Both are stimulant laxatives, a stronger and harsher medication than stool softeners. Two other ingredients in Colon Clenz, turkey rhubarb and aloe, also have stimulant laxative properties.
Because of the laxative effects of Colon Clenz ingredients, taking more than the recommended dose or using it longer than directed can lead to dehydration and electrolyte depletion. This includes low potassium, known as hypokalemia. Early symptoms of low potassium include muscle pain and weakness, lethargy and headaches. Signs of excessively-low potassium may include:
- muscle spasms
- difficulty breathing
- high blood pressure
- irregular heartbeat
Using Colon Clenz on a regular basis can lead to chronic constipation. An individual can develop laxative dependency, in which the body cannot produce a normal bowel movement without a laxative, as explained by Physicians' Desktop Reference 14.
Any herbal remedy can cause an allergic reaction in some people. Colon Clenz contains black walnut, and nut allergies are common, as noted by Physicians' Desktop Reference 14. People who are allergic to other nuts, including the legume peanuts, may also react to the black walnut in Colon Clenz. People allergic to garlic, onions, hyacinths, tulips or other plants in the Liliaceae family may have a negative reaction to aloe, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Signs of an allergic reaction include:
- a rash or hives
- itchy or swollen skin
- difficulty breathing
- tightness in the throat or chest
- chest pain
- mouth or throat tingling,
- mouth or throat swelling
An allergic reaction to Colon Clenz should be considered a medical emergency.
Websites selling Colon Clenz explain that this product cleanses the colon and intestines of toxins and waste build-up. Senna and cascara sagrada are herbs commonly used to treat constipation. Two other ingredients in Colon Clenz, turkey rhubarb and aloe, also have stimulant laxative properties. Early symptoms of low potassium include muscle pain and weakness, lethargy and headaches. Senna and turkey rhubarb can cause urine discoloration, according to Physicians' Desktop Reference4.
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