By Dr. Edward F. Group, III, DC, PhD, ND, DACBN
Most companies claiming to produce oxygen based colon cleansers fail! These companies do not employ a scientific method for attaching and stabilizing oxygen correctly. Moreover, many of these companies merely use or mix combinations of magnesium oxides with magnesium peroxide and sell their products as oxygen releasing compounds, but this is not accurate!
Magnesium oxide holds oxygen but does not release oxygen very well unless properly assisted. You must pick the proper combination of vectors to hold and deliver oxygen effectively. The magnesium acts as a carrier of the oxygen to transport it through the intestinal lining, kidneys, bladder and out through the intestines. You do not want a form of magnesium that can be completely assimilated; that is not the purpose.
The purpose of stabilizing oxygen is to deliver monatomic oxygen using a timed-release process. There is a big misconception that the gut is home to all anaerobic organisms. Digestive disease actually starts with the misuse of antibiotics, which kills friendly bacteria in addition to harmful organisms. In actuality, friendly bacteria are facultative strains mostly anaerobic (without oxygen) but will also flourish in an aerobic condition. The friendly bacteria in the bowel secrete hydrogen peroxide as a by-product and can live in a high spectrum of oxygen exposure. They will also fight for the receptor sites of the bad bacteria or the bad organisms concentrating themselves in the bowel.
Each bug or harmful organism picks its own environmental pH to live in. What the body wants is a good colony of Probiotics thriving from the stomach all they way down through the colon. Ideally, the friendly bacteria should fight the unfriendly bacteria and secrete hydrogen peroxide as a by-product within the bowel.
By taking oxygen based colon cleansers every other evening before bed, we will feed the friendly bacteria with the oxygen needed to create a stable bowel environment. Oxygen will also oxidize and clean the entire bowel, relieving constipation and compaction. When you take oxygen based colon cleansers, you raise the level of ORS (Oxygen Reactive Species), which causes a stimulation of lymphocytes to produce T-cells. This process promotes a strengthened immune system.
You shouldn’t take oxygen based colon cleansers every day but you should take a good Probiotic and enzyme formula to enhance the effectiveness of the cleanser you are using. Increasing your antioxidant intake is also recommended.
Women and men are starting to develop a condition called progressive constipation. Progressive constipation is developed when you don’t go to the bathroom as soon as you feel the urge. This reduces the contraction of the muscles in the bowel, resulting in progressive constipation and a lazy bowel. Make sure you pay attention to the urge to go to the bathroom. As soon as you feel an urge, get up and go! Waiting can cause the bowel muscles to lose their effectiveness over time.
When looking at oxygen based colon cleansers one must determine the following.
Is oxygen really being released?
This is determined using a titration test. Titration will show if oxygen is being released and for how long it is released. Oxy-Powder® released oxygen over 18 hours in testing.
How aggressively is the oxygen being released?
This is measured with electromotive force. The majority of the products claiming oxygen delivery have an electromotive force of 1.23 or below, which is not good. Oxy-Powder® is the leader, and has an aggressive, fast electromotive power of 2.4 or above.
Be aware of so-called oxygen based colon cleansers containing the ingredient ascorbic acid. Ascorbic acid is a strong antioxidant, which will neutralize any benefits of oxygen release.
On the other hand it must be kept in mind that ascorbic acid can also act as a pro-oxidant, especially in the presence of iron and copper.