The HCG Diet can lead to constipation during Phase 2 because of the slight lack of 'carbs' which are usually people main source of fiber. Organic Smooth Move Senna provides gentle, overnight relief from occasional constipation (irregularity) while on HCG Phase 2 (HCG VLCD).
Drink one cup before bedtime. Repeat the next day if needed, but do not use over an extended period of time while on the HCG Diet as it does contain some ingredients that would normally not be allowed on HCG (ex. orange peel). Because Organic Smooth Move Tea is so effective, these questionable HCG ingredients are allowed. It will generally produce bowel movements in 6 to 12 hours. It's sweet and slightly bitter....best tasting laxative you'll ever drink!
All Herbal Ingredients: organic senna leaf and extract (PhEur)
Proprietary Blend: Organic licorice root, organic bitter fennel fruit, organic sweet orange peel, organic cinnamon bark, organic coriander fruit, organic ginger rhizome, organic peel oil on gum arabic
Posted by Jerry on 20th Dec 2012
I make the tea following the instructions on the box (though I err on the strong side), seeping the bag in 8 oz. of boiling water for fifteen minutes and then squeezing the bag. The taste is OK though not something I'd drink for pleasure.
I usually take it about 9 PM, maybe an hour before bed. By 5 or 6 in the morning I'll be vaguely aware the senna's working; and by 7 or so, I will have gone to the bathroom. In my experience, I continue to feel uncomfortable at least until I've had a second, looser movement a couple of hours later.
Sometimes that's it; sometimes I'll have one or two more small stools during the day. The cramps can be annoying, but the urgency isn't so great that a healthy adult can't manage it. (The cramps may even be a helpful reminder if you're someone who tends to put off going to the bathroom.)
The instructions on the package suggest the possibility of drinking a second cup the next day. That's usually not necessary for me, and I've only done it when I've been home sick. The second cup produces small, soft bowel movements for the rest of the day, but you may find the stronger cramps unpleasant, especially when your colon is basically empty.
Posted by Jackie P. on 10th Dec 2012
I was nervous since I am apt to be unpredictable in this department, worried I would be up in the middle of the night or going all day. It tasted ok, interesting actually. Slept through the night, not an issue the next day either, & eased up my constipation nicely. Would recommend.
Posted by Teri on 27th Jun 2012
Any time I change my diet, and sometimes for other reasons, I have irregularity. This is the best laxative I have found. Sip a cup before bed and it works like a charm. My husband tried it, as did one of my girlfriends ... they both agree. If you are starting on HCG, I recommend getting a box to have on hand.
Posted by tl on 30th Apr 2012
During the HCG phase 2 part of the diet, when calories are at 500, this function seems to really slow down. The tea helps me not only with a loss in weight, but gives me energy, so i don't feel so run down and sluggish.