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Swiss Kriss® Herbal Laxative Tabs
Natural
For Gentle, Natural Relief of Constipation
Natural Active Ingredients
These SWISS KRISS HERBAL LAXATIVE TABS are naturally different. Known
world-wide as the smoothest, most satisfying laxative, SWISS KRISS TABS are
100% natural, contain no harsh synthetic drugs. Effective ingredients consist
entirely of nature's own sun-dried leaves, herbs and flowers. Tablets a problem?
SWISS KRISS is also available in ORIGINAL SWISS KRISS loose flake form.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts

TAKE WITH A GLASS OF WATER OR FRUIT JUICE
adult and children over 12 years of age - take 2 tablets once or twice daily
children 6 years to under 12 years - take 1 tablet once or twice daily
children under 6 years - consult a physician

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 125 Tablets
Servings Per Container 60

Warning: Ask a doctor before use if you have:

  • Abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting
  • A sudden change in bowel movementsthat persist over a period of two weeks.

Stop use and ask a doctor if you have rectal bleeding or fail to have a bowel
movement after use of a laxative. This may indicate a serious condition.
Do not use for a period longer than one week unless directed by
a doctor. Frequent or prolonged use of laxatives may result in
dependence on laxatives.
If pregnant or breast-feeding, as with any drug, ask a health
professional before using this product.
Keep this and all drugs out of reach of children.
In case of overdose, get medical help or contact
a poison control center immediately.


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Health Notes

Are Herbal Supplements Safe?

Are Herbal Supplements Safe?
A Healthnotes Newswire Opinion
Are Herbal Supplements Safe?: Main Image
Though concerns should be taken seriously, just being aware of them allows consumers to easily protect themselves
The recent investigation of some herbal supplement manufacturers and retailers by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has raised industry issues that are important for supplement users to know, even though it does not indicate an immediate cause for widespread alarm. First, in violation of existing regulations, the authors of the report discovered ten instances in which herbal supplement sellers deceptively marketed their products to elderly people. Second, 40 popular single-ingredient herbal supplements were tested and many found to contain trace amounts of heavy metals and pesticide residue, though none at levels that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers dangerous to public health. Though both concerns should be taken seriously, just being aware of them allows consumers to easily protect themselves.

What unethical marketing practices were discovered?

Posing as elderly people calling in to 22 online and store-front retailers, the GAO report describes 10 instances of questionable marketing practices, including store associates advising people to take dietary supplements in place of their prescription medications. The GAO also identified multiple instances of suspect labeling practices, including claims that a dietary supplement can cure or prevent diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's disease, or high cholesterol.

It is unquestionably unethical to overpromise supplement effects (especially to people managing serious diseases) or to encourage anyone to discontinue using medication or adding a new supplement to a treatment regimen without consulting their healthcare provider. Fortunately, the report does not demonstrate a pattern that gives reason to believe that the transgressions are widespread. It describes the sample of retailers investigated as "non-representative," which presumably means that they did not look objectively across the thousands of supplement retailers nationwide and select a group that somehow represents the industry. The names of the retailers were not included in the report, nor was it clear whether the instances of illegal marketing were discovered by a single retailer or across the group.

Since 1994, the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act has expressly forbidden these types of marketing practices, and it seems reasonable to expect that responsible supplement manufacturers observe the laws.

What impurities were found in the tested supplements?

Though none of the contaminant levels exceeded those thought to cause acute toxicity, the GAO found that 93% of the 40 supplements tested contained at least one contaminant and that 18 of them contained at least one pesticide residue. All of the contaminated supplements contained lead and others contained the heavy metals, mercury, arsenic, or cadmium. While the Environmental Protection Agency and FDA did not express concern over the immediate negative health consequences of taking any of the supplements that were tested, since conscientious consumers are increasingly interested in organic foods and knowing where their foods come from, extending that awareness to include the source and purity of supplements is the next logical step. In a statement to the New York Times, Steve Mister, spokesperson for the Council for Responsible Nutrition, pointed out that it was "not surprising that herbal supplements contained trace amounts of heavy metals, because these are routinely found in soil and plants."

Buyer be...smart

Alan R. Gaby, MD, chief science editor at Aisle7 believes that, "while it is important to identify the purest sources of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other natural substances, the majority of the evidence indicates that the benefits of taking recommended amounts of dietary supplements for proven benefits outweighs the risks."

The concerns raised by the GAO report certainly warrant further investigation, but before action is taken, it is preferable that regulatory agencies put the findings into context and support the efforts of reputable manufacturers and retailers, many of which go out of their way to provide meaningful, science-based information and high-quality products. Until more is known, there are plenty of things that you can do to choose your supplements safely:

  • Research before you buy. Avoid "miracle cures" by learning what you should realistically expect from supplements. Look for unbiased, science-based resources (online and in-store, such as those provided by Aisle7) that can help you make informed decisions on whether supplements are right for you and what is safe to take with your medications.
  • Do not trust anyone that recommends you take a supplement in place of your medication. ("Take red yeast rice instead of your cholesterol medication.")
  • Read product labels carefully and rely on credible third-party information to help you sales staff to interpret the message. "This product helps lower blood pressure" does not mean the same thing as "This product supports heart and vascular health."
  • Ask retailers for documentation of supplement claims. For example, an abstract from peer-reviewed journal can help lend support to the "suggested uses" of the supplement. Look out for studies funded by the supplement's manufacturer.
  • Consider the source. Check labels and websites if you are interested in finding the purest supplements. Many companies use organically produced ingredients in their supplements. Look for labels stating that the herbs are "certified organically grown" to ensure that no pesticides have been used in the manufacturing of the supplement.
  • Ask a professional. Make an appointment to speak with someone trained in the proper use of dietary supplements and knowledgeable about drug-herb-nutrient interactions, such as a licensed naturopathic doctor, a holistic medical doctor, or a certified nutritionist.

"A closer look into the findings of the GAO reveal a chance for enhancing consumer awareness and empowerment through informed decision making," says Gaby. "This is the time to bring to light the reams of studies supporting the use of traditional remedies for common ailments. With enhanced access to decision-making tools and properly trained medical professionals, people will be able to safely utilize alternatives or adjuncts to over-the-counter and prescription drugs. In the end, access to truthful scientific information regarding dietary supplements is more helpful to the public than basing policy on questionable claims made by a handful overzealous or unscrupulous supplement manufacturers."

(GAO Testimony Before the Special Committee on Aging, US Senate; Herbal Dietary Supplements, Examples of Deceptive or Questionable Marketing Practices and Potentially Dangerous Advice; http://aging.senate.gov/minority/_files/hr221gk.pdf)

Kimberly Beauchamp, ND, earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Rhode Island and her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA. She cofounded South County Naturopaths in Wakefield, RI, and now sees patients in East Greenwich and Wakefield. Inspired by her passion for healthful eating and her own young daughters, Dr. Beauchamp is currently writing a book about optimizing children's health through better nutrition.
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Ratings and Reviews

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MDPModern Products Swiss Kriss® Herbal Laxative Tabs
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Simple to take (6)
  • No side effects (5)
  • Alleviates symptoms (4)
  • Quick-acting (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Long-term use (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Regular user (5), Health conscious (3)

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    works well for over 1 year

    By yuren

    from Colorado

    About Me Regular User

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    Pros

    • No Side Effects
    • Quick-Acting
    • Simple To Take

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Long-Term Use

      Comments about MDP Modern Products Swiss Kriss® Herbal Laxative Tabs:

      I buy this for my parents. They tried all kind similar products. They usually worked only for several months. My parents have used the Swiss Kriss (3-4tablets/day) for over 1 year. They like it and recommend to their friends.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Does the job!

      By dugasdebbie

      from Louisiana

      About Me Health Conscious, Regular User

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Alleviates Symptoms
      • No Side Effects
      • Quick-Acting
      • Simple To Take

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Long-Term Use

        Comments about MDP Modern Products Swiss Kriss® Herbal Laxative Tabs:

        This is the best!!!! I used to buy the Shaklee Herb Lax. The price was high. This, to me, seems to be the perfect, low price competitor version of Herb Lax. I ALWAYS have this in my cabinet. My sister and 75-year-old mother also wouldn't be without it!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        An accurate description of the product.

        By hhgrammy

        from Hilton Head, SC

        About Me Health Conscious, Natural Ingredients, Regular User

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Alleviates Symptoms
        • Can Be Taken Regularly
        • No Side Effects
        • Simple To Take

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Long-Term Use
          • Short-Term Use
          • Use As Needed

          Comments about MDP Modern Products Swiss Kriss® Herbal Laxative Tabs:

          I take Swiss Kriss on a regular basis and have for a few years. Best product I've used for regulating digestive problems.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Works well but..

          By JCavnessba

          from Okla

          About Me Regular User

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          Pros

          • Alleviates Symptoms
          • Long-Lasting
          • Simple To Take

          Cons

          • Has Side Effects

          Best Uses

          • Long-Term Use

          Comments about MDP Modern Products Swiss Kriss® Herbal Laxative Tabs:

          I usually take about 6 right before my supper meal.The only meal I eat. Thats what works for me. Good luck its trial and error.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Swiss Kriss

          By swissgal43

          from Boise, Idaho

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          Comments about MDP Modern Products Swiss Kriss® Herbal Laxative Tabs:

          This product has made my life so much easier. Great help in eliminating bloating and helping with every day movement of the bowls. After many years of struggling with this, I finally found something that is really working.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          No cramping

          By jyousey

          from Anchorage, AK

          About Me First Time User

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • No Side Effects
          • Simple To Take

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Short-Term Use

            Comments about MDP Modern Products Swiss Kriss® Herbal Laxative Tabs:

            Take every other day. Best to take in PM before goingto sleep. Morning movement, no pain. Helps with bloating

            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A Miracle For Me!

            By kathyeverhart23

            from Winston-Salem, NC

            About Me Health Conscious, Regular User

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            Pros

            • Alleviates Symptoms
            • No Side Effects
            • Quick-Acting
            • Simple To Take

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Long-Term Use

              Comments about MDP Modern Products Swiss Kriss® Herbal Laxative Tabs:

              Before taking Swiss Kriss, I had to take a harsh laxative whenever I needed to have a bowel movement. It gave me cramps and diarrehea. I love Swiss Kriss! It is the first time in 15 years that I have had regular bowel movements. It is like a miracle for me. I feel so much better!

              (12 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Twice the GNC Store Price!

              By HershkowitzE

              from Monmouth County, NJ

              About Me Brand Buyer

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about MDP Modern Products Swiss Kriss® Herbal Laxative Tabs:

                  The website sells a 120-tablet bottle for [$] .. almost the same price as you'd pay at a GNC store for a bottle more than twice the size; 250 tablets!

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