Welcome back to some FAQs! Today, we dive into the seldom-mentioned, but nevertheless still important, area of reactions and symptoms of our product use. These reactions are not typical to consumer, but either way, its important to stay aware of them.
Let’s dive in!
Why am I constipated on this program?
Water really is the key. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
If your Transformation does not include Biome Medic, you may want to consider using it. This product lends extra and safe cleansing support to the bowel and repopulates friendly bacteria. Take 2-4 capsules daily.
This is a common issue for any low-calorie detox and is the main reasons why Flex Foods are important and why we offer them in the first place. For example, the fat in the avocado and/or the fibers in the apple when combined with the proper water intake will create an excellent lubricating and absorbing mechanism which will greatly assist in maintaining bowel motility at this time of reduced food intake. Also remember that chewing your food well aids in the digestive process.
If constipated after the 2nd or 3rd day, I strongly suggest that you drink the following mixture before bed: juice 2 lemons, 1 tbsp. finely ground Himalayan sea salt or Epsom salt, 1Tblsp. Apothe-Cherry and 8 oz. water. When you wake up, you should experience a waste release elimination that next morning and should not have that issue for the rest of the time.
Another great technique is a stomach exercise:
- Stand up straight then bend straight over and rest hands on thighs.
- Take a few deep breaths, and then exhale all air.
- Now pull in the stomach and try to have it touch the diaphragm.
- Now push back all the way out and repeat this 2-10 times or as many as you can without taking a breath.
- Repeat this entire exercise 5-10 times and this really massages the intestines increasing mobility.
Salt / Cherry Flush (Optional)
If you are prone to constipation, we suggest using a stool softener or salt flush to open up the detoxification pathways one suggestion called the “Salt / Cherry Flush.” If you are not eliminating regularly on your own during the fast, every other day you can flush your bowels of accumulated waste and toxins by doing the following.
o Wake up 1 hour early to allow time to complete the flush
o Mix 1 qt. warm water with 2 tsp. Himalayan sea salt (or other non-iodized natural salt)
o In separate glass, mix 4 Tbsp. Apothe-Cherry with 12 oz. cold water
o Drink the salt water (from step 2)
o Immediately lie down on your left side for 20 minutes, keeping the Apothe-Cherry drink in reach
o Drink the Apothe-Cherry
o Resume lying on left side for 20 additional minutes
o Sit on toilet with feet elevated several inches off the ground. If you don’t have a Welles Step, use a small stool or stack of thick books.
o Expect to eliminate within minutes. However, if you are not successful the first time, try again the next morning and you should see results.
Reminder: DO NOT pass gas unless sitting on the toilet. Results may vary on the initial salt cherry flush.
If I have loose bowels for several days, should I stop the program?
No, this is a fairly common detox effect as the body releases toxins. You may want to make your shakes a little thicker and, if you are taking Super CleansR, go down to one capsule per serving. If your Transformation includes Biome Medic, you may want to consider cutting down usage to 2 capsules daily max.
I feel bloated. What should I do and why?
Bloating occurs because of either water retention or constipation. You may be getting too much sodium. Are you putting sea salt on your avocado or cucumbers? Maybe stop If you are taking Super Lytes, lower your serving amount. If you are experience a lot of gas, try a teaspoon of the 40x Aloe Vera to eliminate the stomach acid that causes gas and bloating. Many people notice less bloating while using Biome Medic. This is the most reported side effect of taking.
NOTE: We are not physicians and encourage you to seek medical attention if needed.