• Magnesium hydroxide, a well known ingredient in laxative and antacid formulas, works by osmosis, drawing water from surrounding tissues to the intestines. This local increase of water not only softens the feces but actually increases the volume of the feces -which promotes intestinal motility.
• Triphala, a classic formula in Ayurvedic medicine, consists of three fruits: Amalaki, Bibhitaki, and Haritaki. Amalaki (known as Indian gooseberry or amla) is a strong natural antioxidant and is considered one of the best rejuvenating herbs in Ayurveda. Haritaki has the strongest laxative powers of these three fruits. The herb also has astringent properties and balances Vata. Bibhitaki is an excellent rejuvenative, with both laxative and astringent properties. It eliminates excess mucous, balancing the Kapha dosha.