- Gently moves intestinal contents through the digestive system.
- Features an herbal base designed to stimulate three different types of laxative action.
- Supports intestinal and digestive health.
How It Works:
Three basic types of laxatives exist: osmotic, bulk-forming and stimulant. Osmotic laxatives increase the amount of water that stays in the intestinal contents as they pass through the intestines. Bulk-forming laxatives feature fiber supplements that increase the bulk and water contents of the stool and encourage healthy bowel activity. Stimulant laxatives stimulate the muscle contractions along the intestinal tract.
Gentle Move® combines osmotic and bulk-forming with a mild stimulant action. It features a proprietary blend of magnesium and soothing herbs. Magnesium specifically attracts and retains fluid within the colon, which helps soften stool. Triphala extract is a traditional Ayurvedic combination of dried fruits considered a "health harmonizer." Traditionally, triphala is used as a gentle laxative that supports digestive and intestinal health. Gentle Moves herbal blend also contains yellow dock, ginger, marshmallow and slippery elm to aid digestion and provide soothing action of the digestive tract.
400 mg magnesium (100% of the Daily Value), triphala extract, yellow dock root, ginger rhizome, marshmallow root extract and slippery elm bark.
Maintenance: Take 2 capsules at nighttime or before bedtime. In times of irregularity and bowel distress: Take up to 6 capsules per day for up to 7-10 days.
Isolated by English chemist Sir Humphry Davy in 1808, magnesium is named after Magnesia, the Greek name for the area in which the element was discovered. Magnesium is a critical nutrient for overall health as it plays a role in hundreds of enzymatic reactions and metabolic processes in the body.
A prominent herbal blend featured in Ayurveda for over 1,000 years, triphala is classified as a tridoshic rasayana that promotes longevity and rejuvenation. Touted for its support of the gastrointestinal tract, this combination of rejuvenative herbs has been applied to many traditional uses. Recent studies have also looked into a number of other potential applications, including antioxidant, immune and adaptogenic support.
Native Americans used slippery elm as a healing salve and poultice for wounds, burns and various skin conditions. Early European settlers adopted this herb and its traditional use spread to include coughs, sore throat and gastrointestinal issues.
Marshmallow’s history as a health supplement began in the 9th century, but it didn’t become the more commonly known treat until French confectioners made Pâté de guimauve roughly 1,000 years later. While the Greeks used marshmallow to dress wounds and soothe throats, Roman, Egyptian and Arab practitioners expanded its use for a variety of health needs.