What is the difference between Lax Away® and herbs like Senna, Cascara Sagrada and Buckthorn?
Research on herbs like Senna, Cascara Sagrada, and Buckthorn indicate these herbs are purgatives. Purgatives stimulate the intestines and flush the digestive system. This flushing can cause nutritional deficiently, intestinal damage, lost of muscle tone, and injury the nerve of the colon. It is advised to use purgatives sparingly. Moreover, herbs like, senna, cascara sagrada, and buckthorn are habit forming. These herbs are not recommended for long term use. Unlike purgatives, Lax Away® is not habit-forming. Lax Away® is a gentle herbal formula that lubricates for regularity rather than flushing. Is Lax Away® habit forming? No. Lax Away® aids regularity without dependency. When can I take Lax Away®? Lax Away® can be taken after meals with a warm glass of water. For morning bowel movement, Lax Away® can be taken before bedtime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
- How do stimulating laxative herbs (Cascara Sagrada, Buckthorn, Turkey Rhubarb, Senna, Whole Leaf Aloe, etc.) work in the body, and how long can I take them?
- What is the difference between Lax Away® and herbs like Senna, Cascara Sagrada and Buckthorn?
- If Cascara Sagrada is banned, why is it still for sale?