What is in it and how does it work?
If you have read the post ‘A very effective way to increase your vitality’, you will have started to see the potential benefits of using the NSP Healthy Starter Pack. In this post, I will identify exactly what is in it and how it works.
1. Bowel health formula
Plantago ovata (also known as psyllium): The active part is the outer shell of the seed, which when ground up and encapsulated can absorb up to 18 times its own weight in water. The end result is a jellylike substance that gently travels down your digestive system absorbing toxic material and carrying it away. Very gentle and non-aggressive. Key to using this product is: Drink lots of water.
2. Digestive health:
Yellow dock root: yellow dock root stimulates bile production, which helps digestion, particularly of fats. Yellow dock root can stimulate a bowel movement to help remove lingering waste from your intestinal tract; it also increases the frequency of urination to assist in toxin elimination.
Ginger root: Ginger root is a medicinal herb used primarily for assisting with discomfort after eating, this includes the symptoms of bloating, heartburn, flatulence, and nausea. It is also considered helpful as a preventative for motion sickness and as a digestive aid.
Terminalia chebula fruit (also known as Haritaki): Well respected in Ayurvedic (Indian) medicine, Haritaki is understood to maintain the strength of the immune system while exerting a mild laxative effect. It is also believed to nourish the heart, liver, and kidney.
Amla fruit (Indian Gooseberry): Amla is known to reduce cholesterol, and keep heart disease under check. It’s anti-inflammatory properties make it a great antidote for an upset stomach. Studies have proved that amla has properties that protect the liver from oxidative damage caused by chemicals or alcohol.
Marshmallow root: Marshmallow has been used to treat certain digestive disorders, including heartburn, indigestion, ulcerative colitis, stomach ulcers and Chron's disease. It also soothes sore throats using the same mechanism that applies to the digestive system.
Slippery elm bark: this has demulcent (soothing) actions on all mucous membranes, including those of the digestive tract, urinary and respiratory tract and also soothes the skin on contact. It also has astringent effects, tightening the surfaces on which it contacts, providing an effective barrier to bacterial infection and alleviating diarrhoea. Slippery elm is also rich in nutrients and can be used for infants, invalids and patients with intestinal inflammation.
3. Liver health
Tumeric root: Turmeric, an orange-colored spice imported from India, is part the ginger family and has been a staple in Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian cooking for thousands of years.
In addition, Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines utilize turmeric to clear infections and inflammations on the inside and outside of the body. Indeed, turmeric is one of the most potent natural anti-inflammatories available in creation.
Gentian root: Gentian root gently purifies the blood making it an excellent remedy for all liver problems. In cases of upset stomach, gentian root works wonders. This herb improves the overall health of the digestive system and it increases the appetite. It is a well known remedy for indigestion and heartburn
Yellow dock root: can also help bring stomach acids to normal levels. Yellow dock also promotes the flow of bile from the liver and gallbladder, which appears to facilitate the absorption of minerals. In addition to their ability to improve the absorption of iron from the intestines, they contain some iron.
Irish moss algae (carrigeen moss)
Slippery elm bark: see above
Fenugreek seed: Its seeds have been used in many traditional medicines as a laxative, digestive, and as a remedy for cough and bronchitis. If used regularly, fenugreek may help control cholesterol, triglyceride as well as high blood sugar (glycemic) levels in diabetics.
Safflower flowers: Consumption of safflower helps in boosting immune system, thereby giving strength to fight against diseases and infection.
Black walnut hulls: Black walnut hulls contain juglone, a chemical substance that has powerful antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic, and a fungicide properties. It is particularly useful for eliminating parasites from the digestive system.
Dandelion root: In herbal medicine, dandelion is typically used for its appetite-stimulating, digestion-aiding, and laxative effects. It has powerful liver strengthening properties.
Uva ursi leaf: Uva Ursi soothes, strengthens, and tightens irritated and inflamed tissues. The herb has also been used as a general tonic for weakened kidneys, liver and/or pancreas
Chickweed (aerial parts): aids in digestion and help reduce symptoms of indigestion, bladder infection and peptic or gastric ulcers. Chickweed acts as a diuretic and a mild laxative and can help relieve symptoms of constipation
Catnip leaf: Because it is soothing and relaxing (antispasmodic) catnip is also used for digestive upsets (nervous dyspepsia) where the main cause is tension. It is helpful for relieving gas and has mild sedative properties.
4. Kidney health
Cranberry fruit: Cranberries contain proanthocyanidins (PACs) that can prevent the adhesion of certain of bacteria, including E. coli, associated with urinary tract infections to the urinary tract wall. The anti-adhesion properties of cranberry may also inhibit the bacteria associated with gum disease and stomach ulcers.
Buchu: Buchu reputedly possesses diuretic properties that alleviate Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) and may be helpful in the treatment of Kidney Stones. Buchu is employed by many herbalists in the treatment of Cystitis (the diuretic effects of Buchu are claimed to help to flush away the Detrimental Bacteria that cause Cystitis).
5. Circulatory health.
Hawthorn berry: Used to promote the health of the circulatory system, treat angina, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure and cardiac arrhythmia and has been found to strengthen the heart and circulatory system. Hawthorn is widely regarded in Europe as a safe and effective treatment for heart problems.
Capsicum fruit: Eating capsicum speeds up the metabolism and helps burn more calories. It reduces weight gained due to a high fat diet. It also leads to the secretion of digestive juices and prevents indigestion. As a cardiovascular stimulant, it regulates blood pressure. and lowers cholesterol and triglyceride in the body.
Garlic bulb: Most of the modern research on garlic has concentrated on its ability to lower cholesterol and blood pressure as well as offering protection against strokes and heart disease. While garlic is gathering a reputation for helping to maintain a healthy heart, regular amounts of garlic also help the body fight off infections and strengthen your immune system.
You can now understand why this is such an amazing product in regards to detoxing your body. For the best effect, it should be taken daily for perhaps two or three months, taking just one ‘sachet’ per day (each sachet contains five capsules). The box actually recommends that you take one sachet three times per day, but for most people this is rather excessive if you’re trying to live a normal life. Taking it just once a day with a large glass of water works really well.