CÁSCARA SAGRADA NEO
Cáscara Sagrada Neo - 45 capsules CN 159154.8
Helps maintain bowel regularity.
Cascara sagrada is a plant native to the Americas and belongs to the Rhamnaceae family. Its name comes from the false belief that this plant was actually a tree and that its bark was used to make Noah's Ark. The active part of this plant is the bark, which is very rich in hydroxyanthracene heterosides, mainly glucosilantrones and glycosides. The most important of these are the cascarosides, the substances with physiological action. It also contains anthraquinones and anthrones.
Traditionally, cascara sagrada has been used as a short-term laxative (in cases of occasional constipation). Its action lies in the ability of these substances to modify their structure in the large intestine by breaking down the molecules and the action of the intestinal flora in the area. This metabolic action favours an increase in peristaltic movement (typical of the gut) and a greater secretion of water and electrolytes from the mucosa to the outside, favouring evacuation.
- Occasional constipation.
Dry extract of cascara bark (Rhamnus purshianus DC.) standardised to 10% cascarosides 200 mg, bulking agent (cellulose), vegetable wrapper (pululan), carrier (shellac), sweetener (xylitol).
Take 1 or 2 capsules a day, with a glass of water.
Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a balanced diet. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. Keep container in a cool, dry place out of reach of children. Contains sweetener. Excessive consumption may cause laxative effects.
Do not use in cases of intestinal obstruction, atony and diseases of the colon, or in children under 10 years of age.
Occasionally, taking cascara sagrada may cause abdominal pain and spasms. It is recommended not to be taken for more than a week without specialist supervision.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: it is not recommended during the first trimester of pregnancy and breast-feeding.