Frequently Asked Questions

Are your capsules enteric coated?
No. Enteric coating has been referenced as a poor and unproven method of capsule protection for probiotics and enzymes.
Are your product capsules made from vegetable or animals?
The capsules for all Health Plus Products are bovine based. This means they come from cattle, calf and cows, unless otherwise stated on the bottle.
Can Children take Digesti Cleanse?
No. Digisti Cleanse is only recommended for people those who are 13 and older.
Can Colon Cleanse be taken if pregnant or breast feeding?

Psyllium should be mixed with at least 8 ounces of water, juice or your favorite beverage. Please drink quickly because of the immediate thickening action. Drinking eight to ten glasses of water throughout the day is recommended, because water naturally helps your system flush out the toxins and waste that build up throughout the day.

Eating this product without enough liquid may cause choking. Do not take this product if you have trouble swallowing.

Can I take Colon Cleanse on a empty stomach?
Since Colon Cleanse is a soluble fiber, you may take it any time you wish even on an empty stomach.
Can I take medication with Colon Cleanse?
There are no known contradications. However, there is some speculation about pills possibly binding to the psyllium and preventing them from breaking down properly. It is a good idea to take your medication at least one hour before or after consuming Colon Cleanse. Check with your pharmacist or physician about possible interactions with psyllium.
Can I use Super Fiber Blend with other health plus products?
Yes. We specially formulate our products to work both with each other amnd/or separately.
Can children take Probiotic Fiber?
Children may use Probiotic Fiber, but 1/3 of the adult dose. Since the product is produced in capsules you may split the capsule for the desired amount.
Can kids take Super Fiber Blend?
Children 6-12 years of age may take Super Fiber Blend, but only half (1/2) of the recommended adult dose. Half a teaspoon (3.5 g).
Can pregnant women take probiotics?
Yes. Probiotic Fiber will assist in occasional constipation that many pregnant women suffer from.
Do I have to wait to eat if I just took Colon Cleanse?
No, you do not have to wait. Because Colon Cleanse is a soluble fiber and swells up in your stomach it has the effect of making you feel less hungry if taken about an hour before meals. So unless you are trying to eat less, take it after meals.
Do I take Colon Cleanse with food?

You may take the Colon Cleanse anytime you wish, even on an empty stomach. Our recommendation is that you take Colon Cleanse at least one hour before or after meals. Colon Cleanse works by forming a gel-like substance in your stomach, which absorbs all the waste in your system as it passes though your small intestine and colon, before finally being eliminated.

Do the enzymes survive stomach acid?
Yes, but they however it must be taken with food to do so.
Does Probiotic Fiber need to be refrigerated?
No. The probiotics are freeze dried, which preserves the cultures. However, the product is sensitive to high temperatures.
Does my body decrease enzyme production as I age?
Yes. Age is a large reason that so many older individuals suffer from indigestion as opposed to younger individuals. Your body begins to decrease enzyme production, creating digestive stress that leads to heart burn, poor nutrient absorption, and indigestion.
Does the soluble fiber from COLON CLEANSE® regulate cholesterol?
Cholesterol attaches itself to fiber and is carried out of the body with solid waste matter, so soluble fiber from foods such as Psyllium Husk, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.  A serving of Colon Cleanse® supplies 5 of the 7 grams of soluble fiber necessary per day to have this effect.
How do I use the fat burners?

Take 4 capsules daily, preferably 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening, before each meal or before exercise. The Fat Burners work best when taken 1/2 hour before exercising, because as you are working out the L-Carnitine and Chromuim Picolinate metabolize your stored fat into energy, causing you to burn more of your stored fat. Chromium Picolinate is an essential trace element which may help with the regulation of blood sugar levels. L-Caritine is an important amino acid that assists in fat metabolism.

This is not a miracle diet. For best results follow these suggestions: eat a well balanced meal, eat breakfast every day to help kick start your metabolism, eat a small nutritious snack every four hours in-between meals to keep your metabolism going, exercise at least three times a week if not more, drink at least eight 8 oz. glasses of water daily, and get at least eight hours of sleep per night.

How do fat burners work?
Fat Burners work best when taken 1/2 hour before exercising, because as you are working out the L-Carnitine and Chromuim Picolinate metabolize your stored fat into energy, causing you to burn more of your stored fat. Chromium Picolinate is an essential trace element which may help with the regulation of blood sugar levels. L-Caritine is an important amino acid that assists in fat metabolism.

This is not a miracle diet. For best results follow these suggestions: eat a well balanced meal, eat breakfast every day to help kick start your metabolism, eat a small nutritious snack every four hours in-between meals to keep your metabolism going, exercise at least three times a week if not more, drink at least eight 8 oz. glasses of water daily, and get at least eight hours of sleep per night.

How does Colon Cleanse clean the colon?
Colon Cleanse is made of 100% psyllium husk. Psyllium helps to absorb toxins in the colon by creating a spongy, gelantinous mass in the bowels. By swelling and absorbing fluids, it breaks down and moves waste matter stuck in the folds and crevices of the colon. A clean colon inhibits bacteria from surviving on human waste. Psyllium husk soothes the lining of the bowel and leaves a thin slippery film along the inner lining of the colon, which makes it easier for waste generated later to move along smoothly.
How long can I take Digesti Cleanse?
Digisti Cleanse may be taken continually to support overall health, but always with a meal.
How long can I take Probiotic Fiber?
Probiotic Fiber may be taken continually to support overall health.*
How long can I take super fiber blend?
Super Fiber Blend may be taken continually to support overall health.
How long will it take before Colon Cleans begins working?
It is very difficult to specify a time period in which Colon Cleanse begins working. Most people will see results within 24 to 72 hours, as long as directions are followed. It may take longer, especially for first time users, since their systems are not used to the amount of fiber that is in Colon Cleanse.
How many CFU's per serving are in Probiotic Fiber?
About 1 billion cfu per capsule during the time of manufacture. However, this does not account for the prebiotics that increase the number of cfu in the intestine.
How many grams of fiber per serving are in super fiber blend?
3 grams of dietary fiber per serving (10% of the daily value).
How many probiotic cfu’s (colony forming unit) are in the super fiber blend?
.6 billion cfu per serving during the time of manufacture; however this number does not account for the Fructooligosaccharide (FOS) that increases the number of the cfu in the intestine.
How much Colon Cleanse can be taken daily?
Depending on the individual, as little as one teaspoon a day can promote regularity. One tablespoon up to three times daily is the maximum dose. However, there may not be results for three or more days. Psyllium is an excellent source of fiber, puts no strain on nerve reflexes, does not damage bowel tone and is safe for long-term use.
How much water should i take with Colon Cleanse?
One to two 8oz classes per serving
If I am taking a protein supplement, should I use an enzyme supplement?
Yes. The use of an enzyme supplement will improve the digestion of a protein supplement, speeding the process of desired results, especially in body building.
Is the Psyllium in COLON CLEANSE® a fiber from wheat grain?

Psyllium is a fiber grain, but however it is not related to wheat. Psyllium is a natural bulking agent that yields 60 to 70 percent soluble fiber, eight times that of oat bran. Psyllium expands 50-60 times in the stomach to provide this bulk or "roughage."

Is there an appropriate diet for Colon Cleanse?
Common sense about eating healthy foods is always recommended. Please drink plenty of fluids, and continue your normal healthy diet.
Should I stop taking Super Colon Cleanse and Colon Cleanse Regular?
If you are enjoying our other products, we suggest that you sample Max Line, note changes you may feel that you like or dislike, then customize your cleansing regimen.
The Max Line Formulations are similar to one another. Why?
At first glance the formulations may seem similar, but a closer look will reveal that each product in the Colon Cleanse Max Line (Super Fiber Blend, Probiotic Fiber, and Digesti Cleanse) is unique, producing a specific benefit while enhancing another benefit. For example, Super Fiber Blend's main benefit is multiple sources of fiber, but it also enhances the benefits of Ultra Fiber Biotic because of the proprietary blend of the probiotics & prebiotics.
What are digestive enzymes?
Digestive enzymes are proteins that break down food, speeding the process of absorption the body needs for survival.
What are the common side effects of Colon Cleanse?
Some of the side effects of Colon Cleanse are gas and bloating. These usually occur with first time users because their systems may not be used to the amount of fiber that is in Colon Cleanse. In this situation we recommend that you cut the dosage in half and slowly increase to the recommened dosage over a period of a few weeks.
What can else can I do if I don’t want to take any colon cleanse product?
Drink plenty of water, and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, which naturally contain fiber, antioxidants and some enzymes (such as papain from papaya). In addition, sometimes stress causes digestive insufficiency, so learning how to manage stress levels will greatly help prevent digestive disturbances. Eat slowly; don't cram your mouth with food, don't gulp down your food. Chewing slowly releases specific enzymes in saliva that start to break down the food. Finally, eat only until you are satisfied; don't eat until you are full, which stresses the bloated stomach to work overtime in processing its load.
What is symbiosis?
Symbiosis is the definition of balance between good bacteria and bad bacteria of the micro flora.
What is the difference between Fat Burner and Super Fat Burner?
Fat Burner and Super Fat Burner contains the same formulation, but Super Fat Burner is enhanced with garcinia cambogia extract, which suppresses appetite. Combined with diet and exercise, both Fat Burner and Super Fat Burner will contribute to weight loss.
What is the importance of the pH range?
The pH range determines enzyme activity and stability as well as effectiveness.
What is the pH in the proprietary enzyme blend?
The pH range is 4.0 – 7.0
What is the soluble fiber in COLON CLEANSE®?
The husk is mostly composed of a soluble fiber called hemicellulose. The soluble fiber adds bulk to the stomach and absorbs fluids to form a gel-like substance that stimulates the rhythmic muscular contractions in the colon that are responsible for the evacuation process.
What is used to sweeten the sugar-free Colon Cleanse?
aspartame
Why is fiber so important?

Fiber is essential for intestinal health for many reasons. 

It keeps the digestive tract from getting clogged up with mucus, toxins and metabolic waste; keeps the colon clean and waste matter moving; and feeds and maintains a healthy intestinal flora.

Why must I eat a meal with Digesti Cleanse?
The enzymes in Digesti Cleanse are digestive enzymes. Digestive enzymes break down food to smaller units, helping the body digest. If you take the product on an empty stomach Digesti Cleanse is then useless because there is no food to break down!
Will I get diarrhea from Colon Cleanse?
No, Colon Cleanse is not likely to result in diarrhea. In fact, psyllium husk is known to help in cases of diarrhea by absorbing excess intestional fluids and providing bulk to the stool.
What is Prop 65?
Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 - Proposition 65 is a California ballot initiative, commonly known as prop 65, that was designed to prevent toxic chemicals in California waters. This proposition was voted on, in 1986 and has now grown to cover all consumer products and environmental exposure. Prop 65 applies to any product or service received or used in California. As applied to foods, Prop 65 makes no distinction between natural and artificial products. Although, it excludes “naturally occurring” chemicals in foods, that term does not include man made pollutants that may end up in natural products through processes outside of the manufacturer’s control. Prop 65 does not distinguish between chemicals that result from natural phenomena like volcanic activity; chemicals that result from worldwide soil, water, and air pollution that are naturally absorbed by plants; those that are the result of local / regional problems like pesticide overspray or chemicals leaks those that are intentionally applies like synthetic fertilizers and pesticides; and those that are introduced later in drying or processing. Prop 65 also does not limit in any ways either the types or amounts of chemicals that can be put into a product, as long as the warning is given. Nor does the warning have to disclose the kinds or amounts of chemicals in the products. If the regulatory “safe harbor” warning is given, then the seller is deemed to have complied with the law.

Consumer Product Exposure : This covers all types of products including; food, drug, cosmetic, and medical device products. Also, other types of consumer products such as toys, jewelry, personal care, and other non-food items.

Environmental Exposure: This covers all different type of possible environmental exposure such as; exhaust from vehicles, possible construction or workplace exposure, toxins or possible chemicals in buildings or homes.
What amounts are required to have the Prop 65 warning?
 When prop 65 went into effect in 1986 there were 30 chemicals on the list of chemicals required to have this warning and now in 2013 the list has grown to over 903 chemicals. The amounts required to have the warning differ per chemical. The chemical in question for Health Plus’ Colon Cleanse is lead from Psyllium husk. Although lead is inherent in Psyllium through the natural growth process, it is still required of us to put the prop 65 reproductive harm warning on the label in California. It is important to understand that while these limits are set in place for the consumers safety, the OEHHA (Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment ...) recognizes that the consumption limits (“safe harbor limits”) on lead (0.5mcg) are 1,000 lower than “ safe exposure” amounts. This means that when tested on humans and animals, by law it would take 1,000 times more lead than 0.5mcg to have any observable effects on the reproductive system. Lead is found in many, many different plants. It is very common for lead to enter the soil through sources such as pollutants and it is not uncommon for it to show up as naturally occurring in many dietary supplements with herbs. Health Plus puts forth its best efforts to ensure the quality and safety of our products. The amount of lead in Psyllium husk would need to be 1,000 times greater than the actual content found in Psyllium to have any observable effect.
Should I be concerned?
 Yes, when discussing your health or any possible harm a product or environment may cause your body, it is always wise to be concerned and knowledgeable.  Health Plus is a FDA Regulated and approved facility. We follow all federal and state standards for quality inspection and product testing. Since 1981 we have put forth the best effort to ensure the safety of all our products and guarantee top quality testing.- It is important to understand that while these limits are set in place for the consumers safety, the OEHHA (Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment ...) recognizes that the consumption limits (“safe harbor limits”) on lead (0.5mcg) are 1,000 lower than “ safe exposure” amounts. This means that when tested on humans and animals, by law it would take 1,000 times more lead than 0.5mcg to have any observable effects on the reproductive system.
Why do some products of similar content have warnings and some do not?
Prop 65 actions can be brought by the California Attorney General or other public or private entities, or anyone who chooses to bring suit “in the public interest”. This means at any point a company can be involved in a lawsuit resulting in the warning being placed or come to a settlement. A lot of companies are also putting warnings up as new chemicals become a part of the list.  There are also some exceptions to the proposition. If your company has 10 or less employees, you are exempt from having to place the warning, regardless of the levels of chemicals o Prescription drugs are also exempt from providing a prop 65 warning.
Are Health Plus products tested regularly for leads and other chemicals?
Health Plus uses very extensive and thorough testing methods, along with multiple testing requirements from our vendors. Whether the ingredients are coming from overseas or coming to us domestically, we require them to be tested before the product ships. Once received the product is quarantined, and tested again. If it meets standards the product is released for production. After the manufacturing process, the finished goods are put into quarantine and tested again. - Psyllium Husk has very low amounts of naturally occurring lead from the growth process. Lead can be found in soils around the world, the same soils used to grow and harvest crops. Lead is never intentionally added during the manufacturing process. Fortunately the amount present in our Psyllium husk is 1,000 less than the “safe exposure” amount. This means that when tested on humans and animals, by law it would take 1,000 times more lead than 0.5mcg (safe exposure amount) to have any effects on the reproductive system.
Does Health Plus put lead in its products?
No, Health Plus does not add or intentional use leads in any of its products. Lead is naturally occurring in many dietary supplements as a part of the herbs growth process. Thing such as soil fertilizers and water contain traces of leads, these traces make their way into the plants they are nourishing, such as Psyllium husk.
Where can I find out more?
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment ...) has a website full of different helpful information on Proposition 65. It also includes a list of chemicals and their “Safe Harbor” amounts. - http://oehha.ca.gov/prop65.html