Now Foods Cascara Sagrada is a very good supplement that helps clean the intestines (and almost the entire digestive tract) by acting in several ways. It is a plant, mild supplement with a laxative effect. It stimulates the secretion of bile, digestive juices, stimulates the movement of the worm (peristalsis) in the stomach and intestines (mainly the large intestine). As it only stimulates the small intestine slightly, there are no side effects in the form of systolic pain or body habits.
Its perceptible effect occurs after 8-10 hours of ingestion, so it is convenient to take it overnight. This is due to the metabolism of Cascary active substances. For active compounds, they are only converted at the end of the digestive system. In addition to the colonic stimulating effect, they also take part in the regulation of the water content in the faeces. These substances are antraglicosides.
Another group of active substances - tannins have a positive effect on the mucous membranes of the digestive tract. They form a protecting barrier, reducing discomfort and the formation of inflammatory foci.
Polyphenols, on the other hand, have disinfectant properties, they are cholagogic. They clean the liver.
Cascara sagrada is a preparation recommended to anyone who suffers from constipation, hemorrhoids, or gastrointestinal disease, in which there is a problem with defecation. Because it has no side effects and does not get used to the body, it can also be used by healthy people as an ad hoc 'detox'.
Use 1 capsule overnight on an ad hoc basis. Do not use for more than 7 days.