The Colon Cleanse Kit + Liver Ally – R995
R’vive Colon Cleanse is a full body cleanse with a special focus on the colon. It helps to bring healing and restore colon function by removing built-up waste and detoxifying the colon.
WHY IS COLON CLEANSING SO IMPORTANT?
You are what you eat
You’ve heard the adage “we are what we eat”; well, the truth is that we are also what we do not expel from our bodies! Did you take a moment to think about that? Due to our modern refined diets, over years, old food wastes may start to accumulate in the gut. It has been documented that the average rural person on a natural high fibre diet holds 3 meals in his digestive tract while the average person on a refined Western diet holds 8 meals!
What’s the matter with my colon?
Accumulated wastes hinder normal digestion and peristalsis, slowing down the passage of food through the bowel.
Patrick Holford, in his book Improve your Digestion, has the following to say about accumulated wastes in the bowel:
‘For some people long-term constipation can result in physical blockages and distensions of the bowel 1. This is a major cause of diverticulosis and can lead to inflammatory bowel problems. Constipation slows down the time food spends in the digestive tract, which allows more opportunity for putrefaction and exposure to toxic material. This is a major contributor to colo-rectal cancer and it is therefore no surprise that there is a link between constipation and colo-rectal cancer.’
I don’t want this muck inside of me!
The bad news is that if you have been struggling with constipation or live on a modern diet including processed foods, you probably have some unwanted waste stored up in your colon. Now that we have dealt with all the bad news, the good news is that it is simple and easy to cleanse your colon by doing a R’vive colon cleanse.
Life after a colon cleanse
Colon cleansing has been shown to improve the overall health of your body. Some of the benefits attributed to colon cleansing include:
- Better digestion and absorption of nutrients,
- easier and more regular elimination,
- reduced gas and bloating,
- increased energy and mental focus,
- strengthened immune system,
- reduced cravings and food dependencies (that may result in weight loss),
- less body and breath odours,
- and clearer skin.
1 Holford, P (1999) Improve Your Digestion: The Drug-Free Guide to Achieving a Healthy Digestive System. London: Piatkus, page 135 – 136.
WHAT IS IN COLON PURITY?
The R’vive Colon Cleanse kit consists of:
- 1 x Colon Purity
- 1 x Colon Momentum
- 1 x User manual, click HERE to download
- 1 x Shaker Jar
Colon Purity contains:
Psyllium is a natural soluble fibre that swells in water. As it expands it forms a thick, mucilaginous, gluey-like gel. It has a number of benefits in regard to bowel cleansing and general bowel health. As a fibre it works like a broom and gently sweeps or pushes unwanted debris out of the bowel. The ‘sticky’ gel like substance it forms helps to draw colon wastes, toxins and bile salts to itself. Psyllium bulks up the stool, pressing against the bowel walls, stimulating peristalsis and normal bowel movements. Other benefits include acting as a pre-biotic and feeding the good bacteria in the gut, assisting in the reduction of cholesterol and balancing of blood sugar.
One of the major benefits of clay is its ability to pull to itself toxins, chemicals, viruses, heavy metals, moulds and bad bacteria and safely carry them out of the body. It can do this because the minerals in the clay are negatively charged while most toxins are positively charged. Clay also acts an adaptogen that brings balance to the body and gastro-intestinal track. It is soothing to the intestine and is a source of minerals.
R’vive uses a natural calcium bentonite clay with a strong negative charge. Calcium bentonite clay is known for its strong drawing power. Our clay has the ability to both adsorb toxins onto its surface and absorb into its molecular structure. Toxins are eliminated with the stool and are therefore prevented from being reabsorbed and entering the blood stream. Our clay is alkaline with a pH above 8 and therefore aids to alkalise your body while you cleanse. Our clay is tested for high purity and the absence of heavy metals to ensure that it cleanses and does not deposit wastes into your body.
Apple pectin is a soluble fibre that swells in water, with benefits similar to psyllium husks. It assists both in absorbing and pushing toxins and accumulated wastes out of the digestive system. It breaks down into short chain fatty acids which feed the good bacteria in the gut. It bulks the stool and stimulates bowel movements. The toxin absorption power of apple pectin is so good it has even been shown draw even radioactive waste from your body and pass it out through the colon.
Humic and Fulvic acid
Humic and Fulvic acids are created by soil-based micro-organisms in the process of making compost. They are absorbed by the plant where they perform numerous benefits. Humic acid is particularly beneficial for the transferring of nutrients into the cell in that it increases cell wall permeability for nutritional molecules. Testing on cows has indicated an increase of 16% in calcium absorption due to humic acid.
Fulvic acid is responsible for chelating minerals, making them more bio-available and easily absorbed. Fulvic acid has another unique property that makes it a powerfull detoxifier. It is able to chelate to toxic materials, rendering them neutrally charged and preventing their absorption. Fulvic has been shown to detoxify both soils and living organisms from pollutants such as heavy metals, organic pollutants, pesticides, herbicides and radioactive substances.
Other benefits ascribed to humic and fulvic acid include: stimulates liver functioning, stimulates the immune system, exhibits antiviral properties, stimulate the production of good bacteria in the gut, decreases inflammation including inflammation in joints, scavanges free-radicals and acts as anti-oxidants.
All naturally fertile soils contain adequate amounts of humic and fulvic acids. Modern farming practices destroy the native microbial life within the soil. Without a vibrant microbial colony the humic and fulvic acids are no longer made in sufficient quantities and the soil becomes depleted.
Slippery Elm is a wonderfull fibre for bowel health in that is has both cleansing as well as healing properties. In regards to cleansing, slippery elm bulks up the gut, effectively flushing out debris from the colon as it moves through it.
In regards to healing, slippery elm has a type of fibre known as mucilage which swells and becomes soft and gel-like when in contact with water. The particular mucilage in Slippery Elm has a soothing, anti-spasm, anti-inflammatory effect on the intestines. It also promotes the healthy secretion of mucous that encourages healing of the intestinal lining.
Slippery elm also contains strong anti-oxidants that both work on the gut lining and are absorbed into the body. Other nutrients in Slippery Elm include phytosterols and fatty acids.
Peppermint fulfils a number of functions during your cleanse. It is soothing to the bowels, promoting healing and preventing bloating. It is a natural anti-inflammatory and assists to expel gas form the intestines. It stimulates digestive secretions, tones the digestive tract and stimulates bile flow. It inhibits the growth of bad, putrefying bacteria in the gut and is anti-parasitic.
Colon Momentum contains:
Cape Aloe leaf –
This is an antibacterial, antifungal, anti-viral agent that has also been used to expel intestinal worms and/or parasites from the gut. It encourages regular bowel movements while on the R’vive Colon Cleanse.
Cascara Sagrada Bark
Stimulates and tones the digestive system, improving bowel tone and reducing intestinal gas. It encourages regular bowel movements while on the R’vive Colon Cleanse. It stimulates digestive secretions from the liver, gall bladder, stomach and pancreas.
Stimulate bowel movements, cleanses and tones the digestive tract, cleanses the blood and improves circulation. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties.
Chinese Rhubarb Root
Balances the digestive tract and acts as an anti-inflammatory. It promotes removal of toxins from bowels and blood. It acts as a tonic for the liver, gallbladder and mucus membranes.
Gentian is used to stimulate digestion and bile flow, to treat gastric inflammation, indigestion and flatulence. It is anti-parasitic agent for the expelling of intestinal worms. It is antiseptic working against of pathogenic or putrefactive bacteria in the gut. It promotes cleansing in the body and the blood.
Soothes intestines and protects against irritation. It is especially good for inflamed mucous membranes. It can break up mucoid plaque and helps clear natural passages in the body. Plantain is also anti-parasitic.
Stimulates digestion, alleviates occasional gas, bloating and nausea. Warms the body, helps to relieve headaches or body aches. Aids in cleansing by stimulating circulation and perspiration.
Calms the bowel helping against gas, cramping, over activity, heartburn and nausea. At the same time it stimulates proper digestive function and aids in the digestion of fats. It inhibits the growth of bad micro-organisms.
Has a stimulating effect on digestion, circulation and the immune system. It strengthens the action of the other herbs used. It eases gas and cramping.
Soothes the digestive tract including inflamed areas and promotes healthy bowel function. It softens and expels mucous. It inhibits the growth of bad bacteria in the gut.
Regulates digestion, eases spasms, decreases flatulence, helps against heartburn. Soothes the mucous membrane and regulates the discharge of mucous in the digestive tract.
Stimulates digestion, eases pain in the bowels and expels parasites especially worms. Also used as a general tonic (invigorates all body systems)
HOW DOES THE R’VIVE CLEANSE WORK?
The R’vive Colon Cleanse can be done in 3 different ways, depending on your desired level of cleansing:
|Level of Cleansing
|Follow same routine for full 30 days.
|Diet #1: Free of
and Cleanse Breaker
|Diet #2: Fruits and
|Diet #3: Liquid-only
Follow these easy steps to do the Gentle or Deep Cleanse…,
How to do the Gentle Cleanse:
|During the day
|Eat a healthy, natural diet free of processed foods, refined foods and/or meat.
|Drink your number of Colon Momentum capsules.
|Eat a healthy, natural diet free of processed foods, refined foods and/or meat.
|Drink 1 scoop of Colon Purity powder.
|Continue for 30 days or until Colon Momentum or Colon Purity is finished.
How to do the Deep Cleanse:
The Deep Cleanse consists of 3 phases – aimed at giving you the optimum cleansing experience:
Phase 1 – Kick-Start. Here we kick off with some light cleansing to prepare your body for the Cleanse Core phase. Eat fruit and vegetables only and follow routine as described in the gentle cleanse. Continue for 3 days.
Phase 2 – Cleanse Core. Here is where the bulk of toxins and compacted wastes are removed. Follow a fruit and vegetable diet OR a liquid diet, depending on the level of cleansing you desire. Drink Colon Purity at set times throughout the day and colon momentum at night. Continue for 5 days.
Phase 3 – Cleanse Breaker. Here your bowels are reintroduced to your normal diet – your newly cleansed body. Continue for 1 day.
For more information on the gentle or deep cleanse download the R’vive Colon Cleanse User Manual by clicking here.
“The products are doing well and I am excited to use them as I could feel the difference they made for me.”
– Ruth Nobellis – Colon Hydrotherapist and Naturopath, In Tune Health, Pretoria
“This is the second time that I have done the R’vive Colon Cleanse. The previous time I did the mild version where you still eat a controlled diet. It was very effective and I felt really good afterwards. This time however I was challenged to do the more intense liquid diet version. Which started out as a dare turned into a life changing event. I have never felt so good as when this cleanse was over. I was energetic, happy and had lost a few kilos of fat in the process. A testimony to the amazing change is the day after I finished someone, who I hadn’t seen in months, saw me and raved on and on about how amazing I looked and that my skin, and I quote, “is so radiant!”. I almost got uncomfortable by the way she raved on. The R’vive Colon Cleanse is amazing. The liquid version is a bit more intense, but definitely worth the 5 days of liquid-only if you can manage it. Whether you opt for the mild or deep cleanse you’ll still come off feeling great! During the liquid-only days I had an experience which I had hoped to have. I lost my mucoid plaque!!! Thank you so much R’vive team!”
– Wihan, Franshoek
“I have been using the R’vive products on a number of my patients (including myself) and find it is very effective in cleansing that deep down “old stuff” which is normally so stubborn. I have also found it just as effective as some of the more well known expensive overseas products on the market. I intend to use it yearly. Love the flat stomach and energy surge afterwards!”
– Janet Nagel, Natural Medicine Practitioner, Bhealthy, Stellenbosch
“The R’VIVE detox is brilliant, it not only cleans out your sluggish colon but revitalizes your mind and gets rid of cravings. This is a good one!”
– Yolandi Coates Palgrave, Colon Hydrotherapist, Aquarian Health, Roodepoort
“To be honest – at first I was one of the BIGGEST skeptics concerning the Colon Cleanse. I use to make jokes about it. Reason being that I have always been an active person with 2-3 bowel movements daily. So when I was first introduced to this product – I said to myself that this is only for over-weight and unhealthy people. But then as I started to listen, read and gather information about this product, I realized that I have been POISONING my body my WHOLE life. I realized that my daily consumption contained ONLY processed foods that is EXTREMELY dangerous and toxic to my body – regardless of how I look in the mirror or what the scale says about my weight. I WAS POISONING MYSELF! And since completing the COLON CLEANSE I have been conscious of what I put into my body. During the Colon Cleanse I felt extremely energetic and fresh. I thought it would be tough, but after day 3 it was refreshing and exciting. I could FEEL how my body was getting rid of toxins that has been CLINGING to my colon for years! Nothing beats the feeling. I am committed to do this cleanse as often as I can…probably every 6 months.”
– W. Pienaar, Franshoek
“I have just completed the 5 day juice cleanse. I was amazed that after the first day my food cravings were GONE! It was good to experience REAL hunger again – it reminded me that we are designed to eat in order to provide nutrition to all the organs of our magnificently designed body, rather than for emotional or social reasons. Day 4 was a lovely day as I felt so CLEAN! I definitely recommend a colon cleanse at least every 6 – 12 months and especially when the system is challenged.”
– Serna Kramer, Raw Works, Johannesburg.
“I am really enjoying your colon purity mix – think the blend of ingredients is perfect!”
– Remo Belluco, Health Nation
“In die begin was die cleanse moeilik omdat ek nie gewoond is aan so baie vrugte en groente nie. Ek het so bietjie hoofpyn (a.g.v. geen koffie nie ) gekry, maar ek kon letterlik voel hoe die toxicity my liggaam verlaat. Ek het baie energie gehad na die cleanse en my vel was spotless! Ek het ook gewig verloor alhoewel dit nie die doel was nie. Ek leef baie gesond en ek kon nie glo die hoeveelheid goed wat nog uit my liggaam gekom het nie. Ek sien uit om dit elke 6 maande te doen en lekker weer die sisteem skoon te kry. My maag het letterlik plat gevoel so asof dit van binne-af leeg geraak het. Ander ding is dat voor die cleanse het ek en my man weer bietjie half ongesond begin eet en met die cleanse leer dit jou om weer net lekker te fokus en gesond te eet en baie kreatief met gesonde, onverfynde kos te raak. Ongelooflik hoe mens gewoond raak daaraan en dat jy laterhand die gesonde goed begin CRAVE!!! Dit was goed vir ons om net weer lekker gesond te eet en ons dieet met meer vars groente en vrugte te vul en sodoende meer energie en lewenslus te he. Ek het ‘n paar lekker vars resepte ontdek en uitgevind net omdat ek forseer was om lekker gesonde kos te maak en ons eet nou nog so. Ek sal die cleanse vir enige iemand voorstel.”
– L Pienaar, Franshoek
“Just finished 2nd colon cleanse – 1st one done 2 or 3 years ago. Liquids only for 10 days – never once felt hungry, continued with daily 1 hour running routine with same energy and effort. Loved losing my paunch”
– T. Hodgskin, Mpumalanga
“I was reluctant to do the cleanse at first, now that I HAVE done it, wow, fantastic! Partially I would say that my reluctance was mainly due to lack of knowledge, once I did some more research on the subject, I was convinced and of course, actually experiencing the effects of feeling revitalised, lighter, healthier, inspired, is the proof that it worked for me. On day 3 I felt a bit lethargic, by day 5 I was feeling great!”
– M. Campbell, Stellenbosch
“The 5 day fasting cleanse went really well. Didn’t struggle with huger pains at all really. I’m very happy with some of the very gross things I saw come out. Various colours, quite alarming really..eeew. But so worth it to know it is now on the outside and not poisoning the inside anymore! This colon cleanse is definitely something I would do once a year.”
– U. Roux, Stellenbosch
“Days 5-8 my bowel moved 2-3 times a day and the stool was long strains of black and green stuff. I couldn’t believe that this coming from my body! I lost some weight during the week. Overall I am very pleased with the results.”
– D. Fyfer, Stellenbosch
I recently bought the colon cleanse kit from your shop and found that it has helped me so far tremendously- thank you very much and hope my constipation is cured once and for all 🙂
– Dayna Stellenbosch
Thank you so much for your great product. My clients and I have had great success during the week long cleanse. I find people commit with ease to the cleanse when they see your Colon Cleanse Kit.
– Nicola Day, Colon Hydrotherapist, Somerset West
What is the waiting period before you can start the cleanse again? I have just completed it and I feel so good.
– Nadine Meyer, Port Elizabeth
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I am very constipated. Can I go on the R’vive Colon Cleanse?
You are very constipated if you have one bowel movement every 3-10 days. Bowel movements are typically hard and compacted. If this is you we recommend that you first establish daily bowel movements for a period of 1-2 weeks before starting the cleanse. In order to establish regular bowel movements take your number of Colon Momentum capsules daily before supper. To determine your number of capsules you can use the table on page 13.
What if I do not have daily bowel movements when on the cleanse?
While cleansing it is essential that you have daily bowel movements and preferably 2-3 bowel movements a day. To increase bowel movements you can do one or all of the following: Increase your water intake; increase your number of Colon Momentum capsules; divide your dose of Colon Momentum capsules and take half the dose in the morning at least 2 hours after taking Colon Purity and the second half at the scheduled time.
Help! A day on the cleanse is coming to an end and my bowels haven’t moved yet. What should I do?
If the day is almost over and you have still not had a bowel movement we recommend taking an enema or coffee enema. You can purchase an enema at a pharmacy or make a homemade enema. To make an enema put a cup of purified water, fresh brewed coffee or peppermint tea into a squeezable, disinfected water bottle with a comfortable, smooth, small opening at the top. Place the top of the water bottle in the rear and gently squeeze the contents into the bowel. Hold the liquid in the bowel for 2-3 minutes by contracting the rectal muscles while lying on your side. Discharge by sitting on the toilet and letting go of the rectal muscles.
Will I constantly be hanging out at the bathroom?
No, the goal is to have 2-3 bowel movements daily. Don’t make the bathroom your new home! If you are experiencing more than 3 bowel movements a day, decrease your number of Colon Momentum capsules.
Is there a maximum number of Colon Momentum capsules I may take?
No, you can take as many capsules as needed to establish your goal of 2-3 bowel movements per day
I have heard of the removal of mucoid plaque during a colon cleanse. What is mucoid plaque and will I see it?
Mucoid Plaque is the name given by natural healing practitioners to a dark, rubbery material that is often excreted during a liquid-only Colon Cleanse such as the R’vive liquid-only Deep Cleanse. Natural healing practitioners and medical doctors disagree about the origin and significance of this plaque. The goal of the R’vive Cleanse is the removal of impacted faecal material, gut irritants, toxins and harmful micro-organisms from your colon thereby enhancing the detoxification ability of your entire body. Mucoid Plaque is often seen during days 3-5 of the liquid-only Deep Cleanse but is not the focus or goal of the R’Vive cleanse.
How will I feel while on the cleanse?
Many people report that they feel wonderful and energetic while on the cleanse. Others alternate between feeling great and feeling not so great as the body gets rid of toxins. Most people on the liquid-only Deep Cleanse find it easy to maintain their normal work schedule.
Some people may experience detoxification symptoms such as headaches, body odours, muscle aches, or feelings of tiredness. These symptoms normally pass quickly and are signs that your body is getting rid of unwanted toxins. If you are experiencing detoxification symptoms, these symptoms may be reduced by taking a liver supplement. We recommend taking two capsules of R’vive Liver Ally in the morning during your supplement time.
As a general rule, feelings of overall tiredness during the liquid-only Deep Cleanse may indicate that your blood sugar levels are low. This can be corrected by simply drinking more juice while on the cleanse.
I really like my food – will I be constantly hungry on the liquid diet of the Deep Cleanse?
While you may crave certain food, most people are not hungry on the Deep Cleanse. Colon Purity, once ingested, expands in the stomach leaving a feeling of fullness. The juice, liquid soups and honey give you all the nutrients you need and help to keep your blood sugar levels raised to provide you with the necessary energy. Should you feel tired, try drinking more vegetable juices.
What if I skip a day?
Skipping a day is not recommended as it will lessen the impact of the cleanse. If you skip a day on the Deep Cleanse you will need to restart the cleanse to get the maximum benefit. If you have skipped a day on the Gentle Cleanse, continue the next day as normal.
What happens if I eat on the Deep Cleanse Liquid Diet?
Yip, that’s how life works. Friends and family will only throw you a surprise party when you are doing a colon cleanse! Before you indulge, remember that eating while on the liquid-only Deep Cleanse is not recommended as it decreases the amount of built up wastes removed. If you have eaten on the liquid-only Deep Cleanse you may do one of the following: Continue with the Deep Cleanse as normal (with less removal of compacted wastes); switch to the Gentle Cleanse or restart the Deep Cleanse beginning at the Kick- Start phase (recommended).
What if I miss a dose of Colon Purity?
If this happens you do not need to worry, simply continue to take your next dose at the prescribed time.
I feel bloated on the cleanse. Why, and is this OK?
Colon Purity contains a fibre that draws water to itself which may cause you to feel bloated. However, we have put peppermint into the Colon Purity which should help to reduce bloating. If you still feel bloated, it is OK, the bloating will go away as soon as you have finished the cleanse.
Will I lose weight on the cleanse?
While weight loss is not the purpose many people have reported it during the cleanse. After the cleanse improved digestion, absorption and elimination of wastes in your colon will help you to regain unwanted weight loss quickly. You will also be in a better position to more easily get rid of unwanted weight.
Can I exercise while on the cleanse?
If you are doing the Gentle Cleanse you may continue exercise as usual. Strenuous or high aerobic exercise is not recommended while on the liquid-only Deep Cleanse but light exercise will be beneficial. Listen to your body in determining the appropriate level of exercise for you when on the cleanse.
I feel great after the cleanse! How often should I go on the R’Vive colon?
Those with a considerable need for detoxification or a history of constipation or bowel complaints may want to cleanse every 3-4 months for the first few cleanses, followed with a course of probiotics and a healthy diet. Thereafter a yearly maintenance cleanse is sufficient to sustain a clean and healthy bowel. Those who are in good health may find a yearly cleanse is sufficient to remove any yearly build-up in the colon caused by eating a refined diet.
What should I do after the cleanse to keep my colon clean and in tip-top shape?
Congratulations, you now have a clean colon! The best thing you can do for your colon (and your body) is to keep it clean. To keep your colon in pristine condition follow the maintenance plan on page 38.
Is there aluminium in the R’vive bentonite clay.
Aluminium is an abundant mineral and commonly found in foods. Click here for a journal article containing the aluminium content of certain foods. Herbal tea has a aluminium content of 40mg/kg, cocoa has a content of 165mg/kg, fruit and fruit juice has a content of 3mg/kg. Baby food has 14-67mg/kg and bread 3mg/kg. The clay in the R’vive Colon Cleanse kit has a content of less than 0.5mg/kg. That means there is less than 0.075mg of Aluminium in the whole R’vive Colon Cleanse Kit. The average weekly intake of aluminium from shop bought bread is between 2 and 3.7mg per week. There is therefore more chance of getting aluminium from bread, baby food and herbal tea than from the R’vive cleanse kit. R’vive clay is equally low in other heavy metals.
Note that some bentonite clays CAN BE high in aluminium AND other toxic metals and SHOULD be avoided. This includes other forms of clay that are not bentonite. The moral of the story is that the clay (and algaes) should be from a good source.
Why was bentonite clay used over clays such as zeolite clay.
Historically the good results that were obtained in colon cleansing was with the use of bentonite clay (with a high montmortillite content) specifically alkaline calcium bentonite. R’vive clay has a 81% Montmorillonite content and a pH of 8.4. Zeolite clay adsorbs into its molecular structure but does not absorb onto its surface. It is effective in cleansing but only toxins that are small enough to go into its molecular structure gets absorbed. Bentonite clay adsorbs toxins onto its surface and absorb toxins into its molecular structure. It can absorb particles of larger molecular structure than zeolite and therefore a wider range of toxins.
What foods can be eaten during the kick start phase and food option of the deep cleanse?
You can eat all unrefined fruits and vegetables. Eating them raw is best however you can also eat your vegetables slightly steamed or stir fried. The following foods are also allowed: seeds, nuts, coconut oil, coconut milk, spices without MSG, lentils and pulses. Avoid grain products such as breads and cereals.