Greetings, Q People! Once again, I am blessed with the opportunity to spread some wonderful Q Sciences product news. As you know, our motto and mantra is POP-Purify, Optimize, and Protect – and our brand new Q Cleanse product really helps deliver all those benefits to the body by the way of improved intestinal health.
years. It is still prescribed by herbalists in Mexico as the premier herbal liver cleanser and purgative (cleanser). It is a strong bowel stimulant, but does not generally cause much cramping or diarrhea at these doses, although some of that is a good thing! It has the unique ability to squeeze the gall bladder and the channels (sinusoids) in the liver that get clogged with metabolic waste. There have been some reports that cascara and aloe might increase radiation-related bowel cancer risks, but several studies have shown this not to be the case.3 In fact, cleansing the intestines reduces cancer risks as the nitrosamines and other metabolic waste chemicals have less time in contact with the intestinal lining. The dosage of cascara in Q Cleanse is small and appropriate and most certainly carries far more benefits than risks, even with longer-term daily use. Nonetheless, we recommend that Q Cleanse liquid be used one week on with one week off as this adds to its effectiveness.
Turmeric Root Extract – This herb has known anti- inflammatory properties via curcumins. This helps calm the intestinal lining, and if there are issues with colitis, or gluten sensitivity,5 this is a huge plus, although it helps everyone by promoting better digestion. Another plus is that it has been shown to help prevent certain kinds of cancers.
Red Clover Blossoms Extract – Red clover has been touted for its anti-cancer properties for many years. It acts with the other herbs to actually calm the emotions, and therefore the intestines by stimulating hormone receptors,6 and was revered by the Native Americans for its healing effects.
It has been proven in clinical studies to protect the liver against toxicity from acetaminophen (Tylenol) overdoses.
Take 1-2 full droppers in 4 ounces of water on an empty stomach. You can increase it to twice daily, so up to 4 droppers full a day. Taking it before meals helps stimulate the digestion. This can be repeated again, but give your body a chance to adjust for a few days before upping the dose.
Using Q Cleanse in the morning works but anytime is fine as long as you have not eaten in an hour or two.
Use Q Cleanse daily for one week, with a week or so break when just the fiber formula is taken. Pulsing the program like this helps your intestines retain the ability to work. Adding the Q Fiber daily is a huge benefit.
This is a balanced herbal formula and the laxative action is just one aspect, and no problems have been associated with long-term use of these herbs on this schedule-nonetheless, taking a week off and a week on is a good idea to keep the bowel’s ability to eliminate without added stimulation.
Coconut water, kombucha, and natural fruit juices can also be used and may make it less bitter. This is only for those who really can’t swallow it without some sweetness, but taking it straight in water is really best for stimulating the “bitter” receptors in the brain and body.
If you experience minor cramping or frequent loose stools while using it, that is just the cleansing power doing its thing. Taking Q Fiber daily will actually add bulk and firm things up, as well as reducing any associated cramping. Just go with it, and gradually that will be less of an issue. The bitterness goes away but the benefits stay!