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)