FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Are ParaNix capsules Vegan?
A: Yes, ParaNix capsules are Vegan. Plant extract hydroxypropyl is used to make the capsules used in ParaNix.
Q: Is it true that internal cleansing kills beneficial flora (“friendly bacteria”) in our digestive system?
A: No, Internal cleansing does not kill friendly bacteria. In fact, Internal Sweep contains some Acidophilus, which helps to replenish the "friendly bacteria" (microflora) which are vital to our digestive health, immune health, and our overall well-being. Internal Sweep also contains Fructo-Oligosaccharide or F.O.S. (chicory root extract) which is food for the "friendly bacteria”. However, during and after a thorough cleansing we recommend using our Gut Mate® probiotics to help your body build a healthy amount of friendly bacteria in the intestines much quicker. We have hundreds of billions of friendly bacteria in our colon but many things such as medications, pollution, toxins, additives, chlorinated tap water (chlorine is added to water to kill bacteria - imagine what it does to our friendly bacteria!), excessive consumption of sugar or refined flours, and other factors kill this ultra important first line defense which our bodies have.
Available exclusively from our company, Gut Mate® probiotics can be used during or after the cleanse to rapidly help your microflora to flourish. Many use Gut Mate® every morning to make sure the friendly bacteria is always replenished as we lose so much of it every single day due to pollution, environmental & food toxins etc. Gut Mate® contains 20 different probiotic strains of friendly bacteria and has 7 BILLION CFU per micro pearl.
Q: Will I see parasites in my stool?
A: A lot of our customers reported observing "white wiggly worms, and smaller versions of them - which they assumed to be the eggs", "yellowish bean like pods", "a lot of green junk" etc. Some customers sent us pictures of them, but they are too graphic to post them online. We cannot say for certain what they are - only a lab test can conclusively identify them.
Here is one such review posted by our customer.
I first used this product in 1999 and found it to be an all-natural cleansing product that really worked and performed as described. Fast forward to August, 2018. I had been suffering from a runny stool for about 3 years when I finally read that intestinal worms could be the cause. When I thought of parasites, I remembered the name ParaNix from the Internal Cleanse kit. I searched ParaNix online and found the exact product I had first used. Once I started using the product, I viewed my stool content daily. I saw white worms still wiggling in my stool. And then I noticed smaller versions of them, which I assumed to be the eggs. Also, there was a lot of green junk that I do not know what it is, but it isn't pretty. After 43 days of following the usage instructions, to the letter, most of what I have described has cleared up and I am feeling much better than I have felt in a long time. I wholeheartedly endorse this product. In fact, I am buying a second 60-day cleanse to have on hand in the future. The fibers and herbs in the Internal Sweep do wonders for straightening out the digestive system. I recognize most of the herbs in these products as I have been using herbs since 1976. Obviously, I lost my way for a while but, thanks to this amazing product I am back on track.
Q: Do I need to follow a specific kind of a diet while on the program?
A: Although we are strong proponents of a plant based diet, no, you do not need to adhere to any special diet. Please stay hydrated with 8 to 10 glasses of water, regardless of whether you are on this program or not. During the cleanse, try to avoid sugar and decrease the intake of foods that contain a lot of sugar. Additionally, it is important to take an adequate amount of essential fatty acids, the good fats, like flax seed oil, evening primrose oil, borage oil, etc. You can get your Omega 369 here.
Q: Are there any side effects to this cleanse?
A: This cleanse has been used safely by hundreds of thousands of people since 1997. Commonly reported side effects are related to Cleansing and Detoxing your body, including constipation, headache, diarrhea, gas and bloating, cramping, Blemishes or Acne,Fatigue, and nausea. Most side effects are temporary; however, if any of these symptoms persist, it may also be a sign of a reaction to one of the ingredients in the cleanse. Discontinue the cleanse for a week to see if the symptoms dissipate. When in doubt, please consult a licensed health care practitioner.
Q: When should I repeat the program or use any of its components?
A: As far as the whole program is concerned, every 12 months is a good idea. However, a lot of our customers use Internal Sweep along with Gut Mate Probiotics regularly after they complete the cleanse.
Q: Can I take medications while I cleanse?
A: Please check the warning on the label of the medication 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.
Q: Can I drink a hot beverage (Hot Tea etc.) right after I take ParaNix™?
A: Please wait for 30minutes after you take ParaNix™ before consuming any hot beverages. Drinking room temperature water is perfectly ok.
Q: I did your cleanse years ago and it worked very well. But I have not done this cleanse in a few years. Do I need to take Paranix™ for 30 days or 60 days?
A: For first time users and for someone who has taken a break for few years of cleansing, a 60 day course is recommend. For people that cleanse every year a 30 day course is recommend.
Q: I’m allergic to walnuts. Should I use this cleanse?
A: No. Black Walnut Hulls is one of the components in ParaNix™. You should not use this product since you are allergic to walnuts.
Q: How long does the internal sweep, ParaNix, KlenzTea stay good for while in storage and well past their expiration?
A: Herbal supplements past their expiration date may not be as effective. Therefore, we don't recommend using our products after the expiration date.
Q: Can I take Gut Mate with Internal Sweep or do I need to wait for 30min?
A: Yes, you can take Gut Mate and Internal Sweep at the same time. In fact it is recommenced to take them together. Internal Sweep has a lot of fibers that are food for the probiotics in Gut Mate. So it is extremely beneficial to take them together.
Q: How long do I need to wait after I take Gut Mate and Internal Sweep before I can have breakfast?
A: You can eat your breakfast right after taking Internal Sweep + Gut Mate or, if you have the time (for extra effectiveness, you can wait for 20-30 minutes before having breakfast).
Q: Can children under the age of 18 use the Internal Cleanse Program?
A: Unfortunately, Internal Cleanse Program is only recommended for anyone 18 years of age or older.
Q: Have the formulas in these products changed?
A: We have been using the exact same formulas since 1997. Except one minor tweak in 2020. We made a small batch of Internal Sweep to test if a sweeter version might be more appealing. Due to overwhelming responses from our long term customers like James (see below), we went back to the original.
Internal Sweep Powder
Posted by James on May 11th 2021
We have been using Internal Sweep for many years and it has never let us down! For a year or so the formula was changed to make it a little sweeter; but thankfully the company listened to customer input and the formula is now back to the great tasting original. Two kinds of healthy fiber without that bloated feeling and it is also a great prebiotic. This product works so much better than that orange fiber powder and the taste is delicious. My wife and I take this every day. I must add that Chris in customer service is very knowledgeable in all the products and a veritable well spring of information!
Q: Your competitors in the vitamin health store business have a probiotic that have an enteric coating of some sort that enables it to survive the stomach acids and get into the GI tract & dissolve there. I look at your product and observe there is no such coating. How am I to believe that Gut-mate will not be destroyed by the stomach acids and dissolve in my GI tract?
A: Enteric coating is a polymer barrier to prevent the stomach acid from dissolving or degrading dietary supplements, such as probiotics. However, studies have shown that enteric coated products designed to be released in the proximal small intestine can take up to 2 hours longer to release their contents after exiting the stomach. Instead release occurs in the distal small intestine totally missing the upper small intestine window potentially reducing the bioavailability and absorption.
To overcome these challenges, Gut Mate uses a unique and patented probiotic delivery technology that protects probiotics from stomach acid on their journey to and through the intestinal tract. It also provides optimal release of live organisms throughout the digestive tract, in both small and large intestine.
This is the first system capable of delivering probiotics in a true sustained release method. The release of probiotics is controlled by a combination of erosion of the micro pearl excipients and diffusion of the bacteria from the polymer matrix. This allows for continuous release of probiotics slowly and evenly along the entire intestinal tract over an 8-10 hour period.
As the surface of the micro pearl hydrates with the fluid in the GI Tract, the Micro Pearl matrix swells and forms a gel barrier, protecting probiotics from stomach acid. As the swollen region of the micro pearl erodes over time, and fluid penetrates progressively toward the core of the micro pearl, probiotics within the hydrated region of matrix are reconstituted and released into both small intestine and large intestine.
As a test, you can drop a Gut Mate probiotic into a glass of water ( or an acid to simulate the stomach acid, lime or lemon juice etc.) and see it slowly swell up. You can take the Micro Pearl out after 45 min (typical time they stay in the stomach if they are consumed with food) and check to see if the interior of the Micro Pearl is still dry - which is where the lyophilized probiotics are still in suspended animation. As soon as they come in contact with fluids they are reanimated and released into the GI tract. That is why Gut Mate only hydrates few layers at a time to wake the probiotics just in those regions and release them into the GI Tract. Rest of the probiotics in the dry areas are sill in their lyophilized state.