Cascara Sagrada (450 mg)

by Vitabase

  • Popular ingredient in over-the-counter laxatives
  • Aged for at least one year for best results
  • Provides results generally in 6 to 8 hours

Cascara sagrada comes from the bark of the Rhamnus purshiana tree, the largest species of buckthorn. It has been used continually for over 1,000 years by native American Indians and later immigrant Americans as a natural laxative. It is still the main ingredient in many over-the-counter laxatives sold in North America today.

The active ingredients in cascara sagrada have been identified by researchers as several anthraquinone glycosides. Free anthraquinone and hydroxyanthracene derivative (HAD) are the main active glycosides responsible for cascara sagrada’s laxative effects. These substances cause increased peristalsis (contractions of the intestinal walls) in the large intestine. HAD also circulates in the bloodstream, stimulating a nerve center to trigger a laxative effect. Our Cascara Sagrada is aged for one year to optimize the active constituents. The bark is peeled from the trees of the pacific Northwest. To work properly, the bark must be carefully prepared - cured for at least one year or heated and dried to speed up the aging process. Aging is essential because the fresh bark is very irritating to the gastrointestinal system, causing vomiting and intestinal spasms.

Label Information and Ingredients

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, adults take one (1) capsule with eight (8) oz. water at bedtime, or as directed by a health care professional. Use with caution if pregnant or lactating. Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct light.

Supplemental Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule(s)

IngredientsPer Serving% DV
Cascara Sagrada Bark Powder (Rhamnus purshiana)450 mg   *
* Daily Value Not Established

Notes: Cascara Sagrada is a mild laxative and provides gentle overnight relief of mild constipation. Our Cascara Sagrada is aged for one year to optimize the active constituents. The bark is peeled from the trees of the Pacific Northwest.

Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsules), (May contain one or more of the following: rice powder, vegetable stearin, magnesium stearate and silica.

Caution: Keep out of reach of children.

NOTICE: This product contains cascara sagrada. Read and follow directions carefully. Do not use if you have or develop diarrhea, loose stools, or abdominal pain because cascara sagrada may worsen these conditions and be harmful to your health. Consult your physician if you have frequent diarrhea or if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition.