I think your question is right on the money...and I "second that emotion" :o)
The magnesium in Oxypowder
causes the intestinal tract to be flooded with water (hence "butt pee" just like magnesium sulphate, i.e. Epsom Salts
), and the added oxygen 'cleanses'...so the body does, uh, nothing (?)
In my opinion, they ( Oxypowder
& the like) have more potential for harm than herbal or OTC laxatives...and they haven't been on the market long enough to be tested thoroughly and negative reports/long-term effects compiled & researched. They're popularity is "typical" in a world where people would rather take a 'magic pill' than spend the weeks/months necessary to cleanse their intestinal tract from decades worth of accumulation.
At least the herbal laxatives cause movement of the musculature of the intestinal tract to achieve their effect...and the fiber (if using psyllium or similar) adds natural bulk (more stretching & squeezing by the colon muscles), and of course, the addition of Bentonite
clay is extremely detoxing and cleansing.
I have read hundreds of articles about the detoxing effects of Bentonite
clay (especially regarding heavy metals and major toxins), but for the life of me, I can't understand how simple oxygen could detox the body from years worth of accumlated toxins.
My hubby uses Dr. Schulze
s IF#1 (only occasionally) & IF#2. I need only the IF#2. I always lose weight weight (that STAYS gone!) when doing a week's course...which proves it's removing something from my body. And I can see/smell what's being removed from my body quite clearly.
The combination of herbal laxatives & fiber/Bentonite bowel cleansing (given to us by the Creator!) have been used in various combinations successfully by natural healers for centuries!! Oxypowder
and the like (nuttin' but chemicals) have been utilized for a few years. Dr. Schulze
s particular combination adds a variety of cleansing & soothing herbs, and the IF #2 has been used successfully for treatment and healing of IBS, Crohns, and other inflammatory bowel issues.
Definitely food for thought!
Intestinal Corrective Formula #1
Curacao and Cape Aloe leaf (Aloe spicatal and ferox), Senna leaves and pods (Cassia officinalis), Cascara Sagrada aged bark (Rhanmus purshiana), Barberry rootbark (Berberis vulgaris), Ginger rhizome (Zingiber officinalis), Garlic bulb (Allium sativum) and African Bird Pepper (Capsicum africana).
This stimulating tonic is both cleansing, healing and strengthening to the entire gastro-intestinal system. It stimulates your peristaltic action ( the muscular movement of the colon ) and over time strengthens the muscles of the large intestine, halts putrefaction and disinfects, soothes and heals the mucous membrane lining of your entire digestive tract. This herbal tonic also improves digestion, relieves gas and cramps, increases the flow of bile which, in turn, cleans the gallbladder, bile ducts and liver, destroys Candida albicans overgrowth and promotes a healthy intestinal flora, destroys and expels intestinal parasites, increases gastrointestinal circulation and is anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal.
Contra-indications: Do not use during pregnancy without the guidance of a health care professional.
Start with only one capsule of this formula during or just after dinner. This Formula works best when taken with food, The next morning you should notice an increase in your bowel action and in the amount of fecal matter that you eliminate. The consistency should also be softer. If you do not notice any difference in your bowel behavior today or the difference wasn't dramatic, then tonight increase your dosage to two capsules. You can continue to increase your dosage every evening by one capsule until you notice a dramatic difference in the way your bowel works. There is no limit. Most people need only 2-3 capsules but a few have needed over 30 capsules. It has taken most of us years to create a sluggish bowel, so let us be patient for a few days and increase by one capsule each day only.
This formula can be taken for a week, a month or the rest of your life. Continue to use this formula until you are having one bowel movement each day for every meal you eat, between. 2 and 4 bowel movements a day are normal. Considering all the disease and death we have because of retained fecal matter, I wouldn't worry about taking too much of this formula.
Intestinal Corrective Formula #2
This cleansing and soothing formula is to be used periodically in conjunction with Intestinal Corrective Formula #1. This formula is a strong purifier and intestinal vacuum. This formula will draw old fecal matter off the walls of your colon and out of any bowel pockets. It will also draw out poisons, toxins, heavy metals such as mercury and lead, and even remove radioactive material such as strontium 90. This formula will also remove over 3,000 known drug residues. Its natural mucilaginous properties will soften old hardened fecal matter for easy removal and also make it an excellent remedy for any inflammation in the stomach and intestines.
Organic Flax seed ( Linum usitatissimum ), Apple Fruit Pectin, Pharmaceutical Grade Bentonite
Clay, Psyllium seed and husk ( Plantago Species), WildCrafted Slippery Elm inner bark (Ulmus flilva), Organic Marshmallow root ( Althea officinalis), Organic Fennel seed ( Foeniculum vulgare ) and Activated Willow charcoal ( Salix alba).
Take this formula 5 times each day beginning in the morning for 5-6 days consuming a total of 8 ounces
of the powdered formula during this period. One hour after your morning nutritional drink mix 1 heaping teaspoon of Intestinal Formula #2 powder with 8 ounces
of diluted juice. It mixes best if you shake it in a small jar. Do the same ˝ hour before lunch, between lunch and dinner, ˝ hour before dinner and 1 hour before bed, so that you are consuming a total of 5 heaping teaspoons each day. During or after dinner, take your Intestinal Formula #1 as usual but increase your regular dosage by 1 additional pill, or more if necessary to have sufficient bowel movements. It is helpful to drink additional liquid after each dose of Intestinal Corrective Formula #2, at least 8 ounces.
Dr. Schulze ICF #2
The following notice comes from the 600 page user manual accompanying the "Safe Your Life Video Collection" by Dr. Schulze and purchased by Sam Biser.
Correction Notice for User Manual
After using the intestinal formula #1 for at least a week, begin the colon cleansing formulas mentioned in the chapter on bowel cleansing in the User Manual. This comes before anything else you do. Take the Number Two Intestinal Formula 6 times a day, and do NOT decrease the number of times you take it by using more formula less often. You want the formula in your colon at all times, and not sporadically.
Then, you will notice parasites
being removed, casing of old fecal matter coming out, and mucus. If you take the number two formula erratically or once or twice a day, this will not happen.