I have suffered from chronic constipation for over ten years. Over time it gradually worsened to the point of having to get relief from enemas two, even three times a week. I went to several gastro doctors and tried every single prescription medication offered with not much success. I tried many suggested health care products without any success. Finally, a lady who does colon cleansing procedures told me about Western Botanicals Herbal Colon formula. Out of utter desperation, no other way previously I would have tried it, I used it. “Life changing” gets thrown around a lot, but this has given me a wonderful quality of life I hadn’t enjoyed for over ten years. I adjust my dosage depending on how I’m doing and eat and drink like normal. I haven’t had to endure an enema for relief in over a year. I can’t imagine life as it used to be a year ago. This is a terrific product and I’ll use it every day!
Updated letter to Western Botanicals from 2016 follows:
October 3, 2016
Re: Colon Cleanse Caps (Update 2/22/22, renamed Herbal Colon Formula)
Congratulations on your 20 successful years in business! I wanted to let you know, if you didn’t save my life, I’m sure you have lengthened it considerably with your Colon Cleanse product.
I have been constipated for as long as I can remember. One of my earliest memories is of me sitting on my potty-chair and my mother fussing at me to “hurry up!” All my straining would produce were hard little marbles. It was downhill from there! By the time I was in my teens, I thought a B.M. every other week or so was o.k. Whenever I went to stay with my Grandmother as a young child, she would give me Milk of Magnesia and threaten the enema bag (which never happened and would have been a blessing if it had) if I didn’t produce on a daily schedule. I don’t remember if I did or not, but I never got the enema bag.
Upon entering puberty my skin was plagued with acne and my periods were so debilitating they laid me flat in bed for the first day of it every month. I remember one time at 16, at my after school job, having to excuse myself because my period just started and I had nausea, cramps and diarrhea so bad I thought I was going to faint. Oh blessed diarrhea. What a relief that was! The memory of that relief stuck in my mind to make a connection in my 30’s that led me to freedom from the pain of chronic constipation. But, prior to that, I learned in my 20’s about food allergies, etc., and cut milk out of my diet. Amazing! My skin cleared remarkably and bowels functioned every week or so instead of every other week. Well, at least it was an improvement! My 20’s also brought more health awareness and lots more veggies, fruits and whole grains into my diet. Nothing really alleviated the ongoing constipation, though, until I began studying and experimenting with various cleansing routines in my 30’s. Fasting, enemas, colonics, etc. were successful, but by my 40’s I had become nearly addicted to daily coffee enemas. Well, 10 years into daily coffee enemas I knew that couldn’t go on indefinitely, and so I began looking for a more long-term solution. At age 45 I went to the Dr. for a colonoscopy and check up to make sure there wasn’t any blockage, cancer or some other awful thing going on. He suggested flaxseed, psyllium, 8 glasses of water a day, daily walks, lots of fresh fruits, vegies, yogurt, sauerkraut, and limited dairy…all of which I was already doing. He said I probably had a “dead” stretch of colon that never developed necessary nerve endings, since I’d had the problem since early childhood. The solution of course was to, “Cut it out”! I said, “No thanks!” Relieved at least to know there were no knots in my gut or cancers growing in there plugging up the pipes, I continued the coffee enemas while intensifying my research into a long-term solution. (I must say, I enjoyed the powerful little yellow pill the Dr. gave me before they did the barium enema for the colon x-ray. It cleaned me out good! Though tempted, I never resorted to laxatives. I was scared of making the problem even worse or irreversible.)
For the next few years I experimented with different herbal remedies with limited or no results…until I tried yours! I don’t remember exactly when it was, early 2000’s I think, when I came across your Colon Cleanse capsules. What a miracle! I started with 1 in the evening; No effect. I increased it to 2; No effect. I took 4. Man! What a clean-out! I cut back to 3 and was still afraid to get far from the bathroom. I cut back to 2 and have been there ever since, about 16 years now, with nice smooth, normal movements every day – sometimes 2 or 3 times a day, depending on what I’ve eaten. Now, at 65, I still can’t slack on the other things, but am so grateful to have found your wonderful herbal product that makes all my other efforts pay off. Best of all, it contains ingredients that actually strengthen the colon and build good bacteria. Instead of destroying the bowel’s ability to function normally, it helps to heal it. I look forward to the day when I may no longer require it at all, but in the meantime I have peace of mind knowing it will do me no harm. Your product has given me immediate relief and hope of a healthy bowel as well as peace of mind as I continue to persevere toward that goal. I am so very grateful.
P.S. Continuing with successful regular use of the product as of this date, 2/22/22.