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Cascara Sagrada [Good Sources?]

Discussion in 'Cascara Sagrada' started by charlie, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. charlie

    charlie The Law & Order Admin

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    Anyone got a good source for cascara sagrada? I know we are supposed to be looking for aged. About to order some and just want to make sure I make a quality buy. Not sure I want it in pill form, thinking powder might be best. The one listed on the supplements list looks promising, just want to double check though before I order.

    Many thanks for your help!
     
  2. nwo2012

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    Ray Peat says

    http://www.farmalabor.it/farmalabor/far ... ascarosids)%20500g/907196517/84650-55-5
     
  3. sileindigo

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    Is there some way of ordering from that website? It looks like its Italian or something...
    I've been using the liquid cascara extract from Naturlich Kost Co-op, but I believe I've read somewhere that that kind is sort of the "second best" option.
     
  4. nwo2012

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    English translation.
    http://www.farmalabor.it/farmalabor/index_en.jsp

    Ive emailed them on how to order. Awaiting reply. If no luck might ask one of you Yanks to hook me up with that extract (to Oz).
     
  5. peatarian

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    I have contacted Farmalabors years ago and got the answer that they only sell to pharmacies. So I found a pharmacy which agreed to order there. (The Price was 400% of what Farmalabors charges.) But they sent me a liquid solution with cascara sagrada, some glycerine and 80% alcohol which I didn't want to drink. Apart from everything else it tastes awful and I am used to a lot of awful stuff but this is impossible to drink.

    I found a pharmacy in Italy (Southern Tirol) which agreed to order pure cascara sagrada powder for me. I can look it up and post the e-mailaddress later if you want. I filled the powder in gelatine capsules myself.
     
  6. nwo2012

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    Yes please do. I also got the reply about them only selling to pharmacies. Was going to register a pharmacy just for the sake of it, easy to do here in Oz. lol.
     
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    I hope you got my message ...
     
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    That doesn't necessarily mean anything -- computer monitor colors don't say much -- but the powdered cascara on the pictures is very light. The cascara powder from Farmalabors is nearly black. It looks more like dark coffee powder, much finer of course (and smells disgusting).
     
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    Pete, Thanks for that link to peatatarian.com. I had forgotten them.
     
  11. jyb

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    I would appreciate if you could PM with instructions too. I live in the UK. Many thanks.
     
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    jyb - Did you ever find a good cascara source for the UK?
     
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    Shipped from Italy. I'll PM you details.
     
  15. Jenn

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    Gosh...I just use whatever brand is cheapest through amazon's subscribe and save....currently Sundown. :2cents
     
  16. jyb

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    It has a very, very sour taste - possibly the most difficult thing to ingest for me. I can down raw salt no problem, but not cascara.

    A trick is have some fresh lemon juice ready, then dissolve cascara in warm water then swallow. Then rinse with the lemon juice a few times. The lemon will help to eliminate the aftertaste.
     
  17. FunkOdyssey

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    Can people who have been using cascara long-term comment on the development of tolerance to the pro-motility effects? Does it continue to be effective for relieving constipation or do the benefits wane?
     
  18. Jenn

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    It works the same now as it did when I started....about a year. Aloe vera works too in the summer, when you can handle more liquid. Coffee works too. I use 'em all.
     
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    What is a typical dose for cascara? Is it safe to take daily?
     
  20. Jenn

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    450 mg is the recommended dose, which is one capsule usually.
     
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