First Cleanse is a 15 day, two part herbal cleanse formulated specifically for the ‘first time’ or ‘sensitive’ cleanser. It is designed to gently stimulate the cleansing and detoxification process of the body’s 7 channels of elimination: the liver, lungs, colon, kidneys, blood, skin, and lymphatic system.
First Cleanse is strong enough to be effective, yet gentle enough that it will not cause ‘cleansing reactions’ which may occur when performing a more advanced cleanse. Cleansing reactions include mild headaches, nausea, and flu like symptoms that occur if you detoxify too quickly.
First Cleanse has a very gentle action on the colon. It does not contain laxative herbs such as casgara sagrada or senna. It also does not contain magnesium hydroxide, which is used to hydrate the colon in more advanced cleanses.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are suffering from constipation, you will want to (a) use our advanced cleansing product CleanseSMART, and skip First Cleanse or (b) take our CleanseMORE product as needed along with First Cleanse.
Directions for Use
Adults: Take 2 capsules of First Cleanse 1 in the morning and 2 capsules of First Cleanse 2 at night. Take First Cleanse 2 a few hours before or after taking other medications or health products. Allow at least 8-12 hours for laxative effect to occur. Continue for 15 days. First Cleanse is for use between 2-4 times per year.
PLEASE NOTE: Increasing your water intake is recommended as water will help with the cleansing process and keep your body hydrated.
First Cleanse 1
Do not use if you have acute stomach irritation, inflammation, stomach or duodenal ulcers or bile duct obstruction. Do not use if you are allergic to plants of the Asteraceae/Compositae/Daisy family. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have diabetes, gallstones, are taking protease inhibitors and/or antiplatelet medication, or if you have iron deficiency. Consult a health care practitioner if constipation persists after one week of use or if symptoms worsen. Some people may experience headaches. Stop use and seek medical attention immediately if you experience dizziness, confusion, muscle weakness or pain, abnormal heartbeat and/or difficulty breathing. Hypersensitivity has been known to occur, in which case, discontinue use. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Keep out of reach of children.
First Cleanse 2
Do not use if you have abdominal pain, nausea, fever, or vomiting. Do not use if you have a bowel obstruction, abdominal pain of unknown origin, undiagnosed rectal bleeding, or severe dehydration with depleted water or electrolytes. Consult a health care practitioner if constipation persists after one week of use or if symptoms worsen. Hypersensitivity such as allergy has been known to occur in rare cases; in which case discontinue use. Some people may experience headaches. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Keep out of reach of children. Do not exceed recommended dose. No refrigeration required. Store in a cool dry place.
How long can I stay on the cleanse?
First Cleanse is for occasional use. It is designed as an initial cleanse to prepare the body for a deeper, more advanced cleanse in the future (such as CleanseSMART). If you are sensitive to cleansing, you may perform First Cleanse 2-4 times per year.
Should I make any changes to my diet?
Dietary changes are suggestions only. Your dietary needs may vary depending on how healthy your everyday diet is. Following these dietary suggestions
may improve results:
- Exercise, even if its only a 30 minute walk.
- Get plenty of rest (7-8 hours).
- Drink 8 – 10 glasses of water per day.
- Eat fresh fruits and vegetables, organic if possible.
- Fish, free range chicken or turkey are fine meat choices.
- Eat well cooked grains: millet, buckwheat, amaranth, quinoa, or spelt. Pasta from these grains are also a good choice.
- Eat brown or wild rice.
- Eat Raw nuts and seeds.
- Include essential Fatty Acids (flax oil, borage oil, and fish oil combinations are best).
- Include FibreSMART as part of this cleansing program.
Can I take medications while I cleanse?
Please check the warning on the label of the box for specific contraindications. If you are taking any other medications and are unsure, the best course of action is to consult your pharmacist or registered health care practitioner before starting any herbal cleansing program. If you do decide to perform this cleanse, take your medications at separate times from First Cleanse (at least 3 hours).
Can I take First Cleanse with food?
For best results, you should take First Cleanse as directed (on an empty stomach) 30 minutes before eating or 3 hours after eating.
What if I experience nausea, headache, or diarrhea?
There is a remote chance that a ‘sensitive’ cleanser may experience these reactions as toxins begin to leave the system. If these reactions are severe or persistent, cut back to half the suggested dosage. If this does not alleviate the symptoms, then discontinue use of the cleanse. If in doubt, consult a licensed health care practitioner or a pharmacist knowledgeable in herbal medicines.