Colonic Moisturizer assists
recovery from constipation,
hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome, anal fissures, and related
disorders. It is
free from side-effects, non-addictive, and beneficial for
general health and a safe colon cleanse.
Hydro-C isn't a laxative, but a beneficial
hypoallergenic supplement that contains rapidly absorbing
vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and potassium in synergistic and
safe amounts. It works by moisturizing, softening, and breaking
down hard, dry, and large stools, making their passage easier
and safer. Safety — immediate and long-term — is the key.
Just one look at the following table illustrates Hydro-C
advantages over conventional laxatives:
Hydro-C Safety vs.
This chart compares Hydro-C safety with the following
(by mechanism of action) popular types of laxatives:
Bulk-forming laxatives. These include dietary fiber from natural
sources, such as psyllium (Metamucil) or bran, and synthetic bulking
agents, such as calcium polycarbophil (FiberCon) or methylcellulose
The common side effects of
bulk-forming laxatives, such as psyllium, are: “Bloating, gas, or
stomach cramps may occur. [...] rectal bleeding, bloody
stools, sweating, fast heartbeat, weakness, dizziness, fainting.
[...] A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However,
seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious
allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the
face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. [...]
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. [link]”
Hyperosmolar laxatives: These are, essentially, diarrhea-causing
agents, because they do not absorb in either the small or large
intestine, and cause water retention. Lactose (milk sugar) and sugar
alcohols, such as sorbitol, are “natural” hyperosmolar laxatives. Under
the deceptive name of lactulose, lactose is sold as Kristalose, Cephulac,
Chronulac, Cholac, Constulose, Enulose, and others.
(MiraLax, Polyethylene Glycol 3350) is a factory-made organic compound
that acts just like lactose sans fermentation. Its common side effects are: “Nausea,
abdominal bloating, cramping and flatulence may occur. High doses may
produce diarrhea and excessive stool frequency, particularly in elderly
nursing home patients. Patients taking other medications containing
polyethylene glycol have occasionally developed urticaria [hives] suggestive of
an allergic reaction. [link,
Mineral oil (or its emulsion) pass through the small intestine unchanged. It
lubricates (coats) hardened stools and, presumably, eases the passing of
large stools. It is the same oil as used to lubricate machinery,
except better cleaned. Extremely toxic for humans, and its accumulation
may cause deadly lipoid pneumonia [link].
The (other) common side
effects are: “Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty
breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or
tongue); failure to have a bowel movement within 6 to 8 hours of taking
Mineral Oil Liquid; rectal bleeding. [link]”
This travesty was originally
“invented” and promoted by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg to enable the less
destructive passage of large stools related to high-fiber diet, another
of his infamous “innovations.” Amazingly, this unabashed
advocate of female genital
mutilation is still considered a national hero.
laxatives (stool softeners) break down and soften hard stools,
and are recommended for long-term use, even though they are quite toxic.
Emollient laxatives are quite popular in hospitals and nursing homes.
They are based on a synthetic compound called docusate, and sold
under different brand names, such as Colace, Dialose, Diocto, DOS,
Dosaflex, Genosoft, and others.
The common side effects are
“Stomach pain, diarrhea, or cramping may occur. Irritated throat
(with liquid or syrup forms) may also occur. [link]”
laxatives. These preparations cause inflammation of the
intestinal mucosa and overstimulate the nervous receptors. The
inflammation blocks water absorption, while the stimulation of the
nervous receptors speeds up intestinal peristalsis. The best-known
stimulant laxatives are castor oil (cascara is the active agent [side
effects]), senna (Ex-Lax, Senokot [side
effects]), bisacodyl (Dulcolax, Correctol [side
effects, page 3]), and aloe juice. (Side effects are too numerous to
list. Please review respective links.)
Laxatives. Milk of Magnesia and Epsom Salts are two of the
best known saline laxatives. Milk of Magnesia is an 8% water
solution of magnesium hydroxide, Mg(OH)2. It has strong antacid
properties, and interferes with gastric digestion if taken with food.
Individuals with impaired kidneys may develop toxic levels of magnesium
from extended use of Milk of Magnesia. Epsom Salts is a brand name for
magnesium sulfate. It‘s more potent than Milk of Magnesia because it
absorbs faster, and may cause severe diarrhea, if overdosed. The risks
in each are similar. You may review this page for additional
Oral Sodium Phosphate (OSP)
products, such Visicol, OsmoPrep, Fleet Phospho Soda, are also
saline laxatives. They have been implicated in kidney failure and a broad
range of other serious side effects that you may review in this
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Laxative's safety in
connection with concomitant conditions
Because of their numerous side effects and specific
chemical and physical properties, most of the above laxatives are also
contraindicated for disorders that are commonly associated with
constipation. Here is a brief summary:
Common Laxatives For Specific Conditions
Heartburn, GERD, Ulcers
Despite all of these numerous contraindications, all of
the above laxatives are freely sold over-the-counter to unsuspecting
customers, who do not realize their inherent dangers and devastating
— Why, then, is Hydro-C so safe and effective vs.
all of these other laxatives — you may ask, right?
— Quite straightforward, actually. Unlike all of the
above laxatives (except saline), Hydro-C is quickly and fully
absorbed in the upper small intestine, and never reaches either the lower
small intestine or the large intestine. Its action is based entirely on
this property — a complete and full absorption in the upper small
intestine, and the ensuing safe and gentle release of physiological fluids
directly into the large intestine to safely moisturize and breakdown
Another major advantage of Hydro-C over other
laxatives — it is quick-acting, predictable, and hypoallergenic. This
means you don't need to wait several days until it reaches the large
intestine and starts acting in the wrong place at the wrong time, or
can you expect any delayed side effects and reactions related to allergenicity.
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Common Indications for using
The most frequent causes of large stools are
fiber and laxative dependence, skipping stools, the stretching of the large
intestine, hemorrhoidal disease, the side effects of laxatives
diabetic nerve damage, and endocrine disorders. Larger stools
also have a tendency to harden up and dry, turning bowel
movements into an ordeal.
Practically all colorectal disorders commence
from hard and stale stools — large and small alike — and the ensuing
straining, enlarged internal hemorrhoids, mechanical damage of
the anal canal lining, and incomplete emptying.
Disbacteriosis — the deficiency of innate,
intestinal flora — is the primary reason behind small, dry, and
hard stools, which are just as difficult and painful to
eliminate as large stools.
Unlike conventional laxatives or colon cleansers, Hydro-C starts
working shortly after taking it on an empty stomach, usually 30
to 60 minutes. It doesn't interfere with gastric or intestinal
digestion, and doesn't cause cramping, intestinal inflammation,
or affects other organs.
I recommend using Hydro-C as a part of
Colorectal Recovery Program to eliminate disbacteriosis and
restore the integrity of intestinal flora, and, consequentially,
eliminate hard and dry stools, straining, chronic constipation,
incomplete emptying, overcome anorectal nerve damage, and to
break dependence on fiber and laxatives.
Serving size 1/2 teaspoon
Amount Per Serving
% Daily value
||from Mineral Ascorbates
||Calcium Ascorbate Complex
||Magnesium Ascorbate Complex
||Potassium Ascorbate Complex
OTHER INGREDIENTS: Potassium bicarbonate,
citric acid and rose hips.
The initial use of Hydro-C alone as a
substitute for laxatives or fiber isn't as efficient or
cost-effective as within the program because this fails to
rebuild intestinal flora, restore the integrity of colon mucosa,
and/or normalize stools naturally. Once these objectives are
accomplished, you may continue using Hydro-C alone or in
combination with other supplements to stabilize and maintain the
Safe and natural colon cleanse. Hydro-C
is as effective for cleansing the colon from hard and stale stools as
colonics minus the embarrassment, risks, expenses, and time commitments.
And don't get me started on fiber or chemical cleansers with all of
their inevitable harshness, delayed action, and side-effects.
Irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation. Hydro-C
is safer and more effective than the alternatives for treating
constipation related to IBS or any other condition. It doesn‘t
induce cramping or severe diarrhea, it doesn't damage intestinal
flora, it won't “act” on you in the wrong place and at the wrong
time because it works shortly after taking it, it isn't
addictive and is free of side effects.
Hemorrhoidal disease. For anyone who has enlarged
hemorrhoids, Hydro-C is a godsend, because it prevents further
enlargements, prolapses, and inflammations. The usage and action
of Hydro-C for hemorrhoids is the same as for anal fissures
(see next) — by consistently keeping stools soft, small, and
watery, and eliminating the need for straining.
Anal fissures. Hydro-C has proven to be a “magic bullet”
for people who suffer from anal fissures. It is one of the most
intractable, painful, and hard-to-treat anorectal disorders
because one can't stop having stools whilst healing. By
consistently keeping stools soft, small, and watery, and
eliminating the need for straining, Hydro-C prevents further
tearing, reduces pain and bleeding, and facilitates rapid
healing. When recovering from anal fissures, select an initial
dose that will keep stools sufficiently watery, to prevent
straining. As the healing progresses, gradually decrease the
Diverticular disease. Hydro-C consistently maintains
small stools and avoids overfilling the large intestine. This is
critical for people affected by diverticulosis (presence of
diverticula — pouches). Small amounts of stool in the colon and
regular and complete bowel emptying prevents the accumulation of
stools in diverticula and resulting inflammation, bleeding,
ulceration, and perforation of the intestinal wall
Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Hydro-C helps to
keep Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in remission and
assists healing. Hydro-C prevents hard stools or constipation
without resorting to fiber and laxatives that commonly
contribute to inflammation and relapse.
Pediatric constipation. Hydro-C breaks the habit of
'stool withdrawal‘ by toddlers, usually related to pain caused
by hard, large, dry, or impacted stools. Its‘ action over-rides
the child's resistance to moving his/her bowels without causing
additional trauma or pain.
Colorectal polyps and lesion prevention. Use
a non-addictive and side effects-free supplement for prevention
of pre-cancerous polyps and lesions, that are the precursors of
colorectal cancer. Especially important if you already have
discovered some or you are in the high-risk group for colorectal
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General Indications (Other than colorectal disorders)
You may find Hydro-C useful and effective for situations
and conditions indirectly related to colorectal disorders. Of
course, all the same suggestions apply to people with
pre-existing colorectal conditions. In these cases, these
recommendations are even more critical:
Travel into a different time zone. To stimulate
defecation, use while travelling. Since we are conditioned to
have bowel movements at around the same local (“home”) time each
day, when it‘s 8 a.m. in New York, you may be in the middle of
an afternoon tour of the Louvre in Paris — not exactly the most
desirable time or place to move your bowels. (FYI: It takes
up to two weeks to reset one‘s internal clock to a new time
zone. When travelling abroad for less than that time, try to eat
regular meals at your “home” time, not the new local time.
This way you won‘t be affected by jetlag as seriously, won‘t
have as much difficulty re-adjusting after returning back home,
and will significantly reduce your chances of getting traveler's
diarrhea, which is often attributed to food or water poisoning,
while in most cases it results from severe indigestion when
Flying. Use before going onto an airplane. Air travel in
pressurized plane cabins, and anxieties associated with packing,
boarding, departing, flying, landing, and collecting luggage
have a profound laxative effect on many people. It‘s best not to
take chances, especially in the confines of a cramped plane‘s
lavatory. Whenever we take a long distance trip by car or are
flying, I always reserve enough time to thoroughly “flush”
myself with Hydro-C. This assures stress-free, flatus-free,
and comfortable travel.
Toilet (re-)training. Use to acquire, regardless of age, a
habit of having regular defecations prior to leaving the house.
This is especially important for people who don‘t eat breakfast
at home, because there isn‘t anything to stimulate the
gastrocolic reflex. A working alternative: drink a full glass of
warm water slowly. Just like a meal, a glass of water stimulates
the gastrocolic reflex and mass peristaltic movement.
Extended stress situations.
Use during times of high stress, anxiety, and tension. Normal
defecation is often unconsciously suppressed during these
situations, and may affect some people who are especially prone
to irregularity. In general, though, extremely high stress is
more likely to cause diarrhea than constipation. (The reasons
Specific stressful events. Use to relieve yourself of
stools before anticipating a stressful event, such as an exam, an
interview, a date, a wedding, etc. Running to the bathroom in a
wedding gown is a contingency that‘s easier to prevent than
Medical exams. Use before a medical appointment,
especially those that may involve an anorectal or genitourinary
examination. It may also be a good idea to use Hydro-C to
lavage the colon of stools instead of harmful laxatives and
lavages used in medical clinics.
Excess flatus (gases). Use whenever gases bother you, but you
can‘t let them out at will. Vigorous intestinal peristalsis
helps gases to escape along with stools. Just make sure
there is a bathroom nearby before taking Hydro-C.
Before hospital admittance. Use in hospital settings,
especially before surgery. Obviously, Hydro-C should not be
used following any kind of surgery or procedure, until approved
by a doctor.
Smoking cessation. Smoking stimulates saliva secretion.
Smoke-laced saliva , once swallowed, stimulates the secretion of
gastric juices, the gastrocolic reflex, and peristaltic mass
movement — the conditions that stimulate the defecation urge and
initiate the process of moving the bowels. In many people,
particularly with pre-existing colorectal disorders, smoking
cessation may cause constipation because they no longer
experience an urge sensation as often, and miss stools.
High-performance sports. Professional athletes often use
laxatives to relieve themselves before competition to reduce
body weight and improve results, to avoid unwelcome
interruption, and to manage stress-related gut jitters.
Traditional laxatives are hard to dose, they must be taken far
in advance, and they are prone to causing nasty side-effects that
may have a complete opposite effect on your performance. In
addition, laxatives compromises stool morphology, are
damaging to intestinal flora, and may cause IBS. Use
Hydro-C instead to (a) remove dosing uncertainties; (b) avoid
short- or long-term side-effects; (c) to enrich the body with
essential minerals and vitamin C.
Constipation, hard stools, and digestive disorders are three of
the most prominent side-effects of all restrictive diets, but
particularly prominent for low-carb, high protein diets. There
are two concomitant factors at play: the absence of fiber in
low-carb diets suddenly reduces stool size and causes
for reasons explained constipation in Fiber Menace, (Chapter II,
Atkins Goes To South Beach) while proteins cause indigestion, particularly
in older individuals. It's next to impossible to continue the
diet with simultaneous problems at the “top” and “bottom end” of the digestive tract. In these situations use
Hydro-C to regulate the “bottom end,” and recommendations in
Fiber Menace (Chapter 11, Avoiding the Perils of Transition)
to prevent indigestion.
After gastric bypass. Reasons for this are similar to
above, except they are now permanent, because the diet is so
restricted. Hydro-C is a life-saver for people in this
situation not only because it's a liquid formula (easy to take),
immediately effective, and non-addictive, but also because it's
chock-full of essential micronutrients, not generally available
in a restrictive diet.
Diabetic nerve damage. Diabetes, prediabetes, and
undiagnosed diabetes may cause anorectal nerve damage. This
condition diminishes or eliminates the defecation urge
sensation, and makes it difficult or impossible to move the
bowels on a regular basis without some kind of assistance —
usually stimulant laxatives, which have unpleasant and
long-lasting side-effects. Hydro-C in a slightly larger dose
liquefies stools, and gravity stimulates rapid and complete
bowel emptying regardless of anorectal sensitivity.
Side-effects of medication. Use when taking medications
that affect the level of electrolytes, the central and
peripheral nervous systems and diminished muscular contractions.
These types of drugs suppress both urge and intestinal
peristalsis. If the suppression is only partial, glycerin
suppositories may still be effective.
Cancer treatments. Chemo- or radiotherapies cause
indigestion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, decimate the intestinal
flora, and may cause severe constipation. Fiber is particularly
contraindicated during cancer treatments, because of its emetic
effect. Cancer treatments also depress the immune system, so
every bit of extra vitamin C and minerals helps healing and
recovery, and reduces side-effects.
Post-surgical recovery. Anesthesia temporarily “shuts
down” intestinal peristalsis and makes restarting normal bowel
movements a challenge, especially among people predisposed to
constipation. Hydro-C‘s efficiency is excellent in these
situations and it‘s much safer than slow- acting and toxic
emollient laxatives, such as Colace—a favorite of hospitals
everywhere. Vitamin C‘s healing properties are an added bonus.
Retroviral therapy. Constipation commonly accompanies
retroviral therapy for HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and other viral
conditions. The benefits of Hydro-C are similar to those for
the cancer treatments.
Pregnancy and lactation. Hydro-C is safer and more
effective for constipation relief than the alternatives and it
provides essential vitamin C and minerals at the same time.
Withholding of stools. Hydro-C is indispensable for
mentally impaired patients who withhold stools because of
anorectal pain related to constipation and large stools. By
consistently keeping stools small and soft, recipients can be
trained not to be afraid of defecation.
Gerontological use. Vitamin C and mineral deficiencies are
commonplace among older people because of impaired digestion,
inadequate nutrition, and other factors. Constipation and
colorectal disorders are even more pervasive among the elderly,
among whom susceptibility to the side-effects of common
laxatives is high. Hydro-C is optimal for patients in this age
group, and is easy to take.
By far, this isn't a complete list of uses for this unique
supplement. Because it's so effective, non-addictive and free of
side-effects, you may also find Hydro-C useful for many other conditions
and disorders not listed here.
Hydro-C mechanism of action
When taken on empty stomach, Hydro-C breaks
down, moisturizes, and softens hard, dry, impacted stools. This
in turn stimulates elimination without pain, straining, or
conventional laxatives, Hydro-C is non-addictive, free of
side effects, and doesn‘t cause residual discomfort because it
doesn‘t irritate or stimulate the intestinal mucosa and/or the anal
Hydro-C is a derivative of the ubiquitous
vitamin C, except that it‘s safer and more effective to take,
because it‘s buffered (non-acidic), gentle on your stomach,
fast-acting, and requires smaller doses than regular Vitamin C
to attain a similar effect. In addition, Hydro-C provides three
minerals essential for bone health, heart function, normal blood
pressure, and healthy intestines: calcium, magnesium, and
Hydro-C is hypoallergenic, and it‘s synergistic
with the large intestine‘s functionality. It does exactly what
its name implies—moisturizes dry stools, breaks down large
stools, and stimulates defecation. It does all this without
affecting the intestinal mucosa, damaging the intestinal
microflora, or causing any side effects typical of conventional
laxatives. In other words, it isn‘t a drug, nor is it a
laxative. People who have been helped by Hydro-C, myself
included, consider it pure magic.
Hydro-C is an effervescent powder. It dissolves
in water instantly, and has no strong taste or smell. Unlike
regular vitamin C powder, it isn't astringent or acidic. It
works so well for everyone because its action is rooted in basic
human physiology. Here's how and why:
Hydro-C includes three basic derivatives of
vitamin C (ascorbic acid): potassium ascorbate, calcium
ascorbate, magnesium ascorbate, and potassium bicarbonate—an
effervescent agent that enhances solubility and speeds up
The ions of ascorbate are Hydro-C‘s principal
acting agents. When the level of ascorbates that normally
circulate in the blood exceeds a certain threshold, the excess
is released by osmosis into the large intestine, along with
water. The same mechanism is behind vitamin C‘s “flushing”
effect in large doses, but Hydro-C requires much smaller doses
because of enhanced digestion.
How to take Hydro-C
For optimal results, follow these directions:
Use a dry teaspoon. Dissolve one to one-and-a-half teaspoons of
Hydro-C powder in half-a-glass of plain drinking water at room
Once dissolved, drink immediately.
Otherwise the solution
becomes flat (not effervescent) and slightly bitter.
Follow-up with another half glass
of water, GI Recovery solution (if applicable), or any other
beverage to allow the solution to move down from the stomach to
the small intestine.
For normalization of stools, hard stools,
irregularity, or constipation Hydro-C
must be taken in the morning, as soon as you wake up, because it
only reliably moisturizes stools when taken on an empty stomach.
This way the entire dose can rapidly pass into the small
intestine and get assimilated into the blood stream. If your
stomach is already filled with food being digested, Hydro-C
can‘t pass into the small intestine past the pyloric canal—a
valve that separates the stomach from the duodenum.
Hydro-C takes from 30 minutes to a few hours to
act. Adjust actual dosage depending on your response. If
substantially overdosed, you will experience loose, watery
stools (which is perfectly okay, if your goal is to relieve
constipation and/or lavage the colon). If it is underdosed or
taken after food,
you may not experience the defecation-stimulating effect, although you‘ll still
be getting the full benefits of Vitamin C and those essential
Hydro-C doesn‘t lead to acute diarrhea or cause
cramping, because its mechanism of action is entirely natural.
To prevent overly watery stools, decrease the dose gradually
until you accomplish desired stool consistency.
You shouldn‘t take Hydro-C before leaving the
house or when a bathroom isn‘t immediately available. When
excess water gets down into the rectum, you may experience a
strong urge that may be impossible to contain, especially if you
are flatulent (letting out gases opens the anal canal, and
causes fecal leakage).
To save yourself from a major embarrassment,
treat Hydro-C just like a very potent laxative, even though it
isn‘t one. You are getting a laxative effect not from the colon‘s
irritation or stimulation, but from a rapid increase of water
volume inside your colon and rectum.
You may experience one or more urges following
the initial application of Hydro-C. Secondary urges are usually
quite watery, so don‘t leave the house right away. Again, these
urges aren‘t caused by stimulation, but by water pressure on the
You may not have a stool “the day after”
because of Hydro-C‘s effectiveness. That‘s okay! This isn‘t
constipation, but a natural occurrence, since it takes from 24
to 72 hours to form and propel stools from the blind gut down to
the rectum. On a fiber-free diet, the natural volume of stools
is under 100-150 grams. If you have acute disbacteriosis, it may
be even smaller. So don‘t be alarmed, and don‘t try to force
stools out every single day. It takes time for them to
accumulate and form in sufficient volume to stimulate a
stretched-out large intestine.
For people who already have enlarged
hemorrhoids, soft, watery stools may leave fecal residue around
the anus because of its irregular shape. You should have access
to a bidet, flexible shower, or other facilities to thoroughly
wash the perianal area after each defecation.
It‘s best to begin taking Hydro-C over the
weekend, when you don‘t have to leave the house. If you don‘t
get any effect in two hours, repeat the dose—assuming you didn‘t
have any meals in the interim. Wait for at least thirty minutes
before having your first meal. Once you start eating, the
gastrocolic reflex may stimulate a strong urge. If you still
don‘t get an urge, use glycerin suppositories to stimulate a bowel
movement, or increase the dose.
“I reluctantly got HydroC, the supplement the
author recommends, and now I am REGULAR. BMs [bowel
movements — ed.] twice daily. If you buy this book
[Fiber Menace — ed.], please follow his transition
suggestions, and have patience in re-training your
bowel habits. It works. The HydroC supplement WORKS!
Bonus: I've lost six of the stubborn ten pounds I've
been trying to lose.”
Melissa, USA (via Amazon.com)
Hydro-C works naturally for everyone as long as
it can reach the small intestine soon after taking it, and
its dose is sufficient to accomplish the “task in hand.”
Here are the situations when it may not
immediately deliver the expected results for no fault of its
own, and what to do about it:
Insufficient dose to break down hardened
stools. The initial application of Hydro-C to loosen up
hard stools may require a larger dose, usually a heaped teaspoon
in order to “flood” the large intestine with fluids and “flush”
it out. In this case, it‘s best to go on a liquid diet for at
least 24 hours in order to free the stomach of its‘ contents.
Then, take a teaspoon of Hydro-C before going to bed along
with a full glass of water. This way it's first application will
have a chance to dissolve hardened stools while you are
sleeping. By morning most of the excess water gets reabsorbed,
but the stools will remain moist.
You can take another dose —
about a teaspoon again — immediately upon awakening to stimulate
defecation. Make sure you don't have to leave the house to avoid
a major eruption in the wrong place.
Fecal Impaction or colorectal obstruction.
If you only see a diarrhea-like condition after taking Hydro-C
— fluids, but no stools — you may be affected by fecal impaction
or colon obstruction.
In the case of fecal impactions, the
fluids produced by Hydro-C may not be sufficient to break up
impacted stools. In the case of colon obstructions, solid stools
simply can't pass out.
In both cases, visit your doctor or a
hospital emergency department for further check-ups and
treatment. (Avoid abdominal CT scans to prevent excessive x-ray,
radiation exposure. A regular x-ray is enough to establish
impaction or obstruction.)
If you encounter an extended stretch of
constipation followed by diarrhea-like stools even before taking
Hydro-C, this condition is called paradoxical diarrhea. It's
common for fecal impaction and colorectal obstruction, and
differs from the usual diarrhea in volume (less), intensity
(less), consistency (mainly fluids, very little solid pieces),
smell (very pronounced), and color (usually dark brown).
Gastroparesis. If you don‘t
experience any stool-stimulating effect from Hydro-C after
taking it on an empty stomach, you may be affected by
gastroparesis — a term commonly used to describe delayed stomach
emptying. Gastroparesis prevents the Hydro-C solution from a
quick passage into the small intestine and its rapid absorption
Many old-school or not-up-to-date physicians may
still insist that gastroparesis is limited strictly to its
literal definition — a “stomach paralysis” caused by vagus nerve
damage from diabetes, trauma, or surgery.
According to the gastroparesis definition by the
National Institute of Health, it's no longer the case: “Gastroparesis,
also called delayed gastric emptying, is a disorder in which the
stomach takes too long to empty its contents [link].”
In addition to vagus nerve damage, the NIH lists
seven other possible causes of gastroparesis: (1) viral
infections; (2) anorexia nervosa or bulimia; (3) systemic drugs
that slow smooth muscle contraction; (4) gastroesophageal reflux
disease (GERD); (5) smooth muscle disorders, such as amyloidosis
and scleroderma; (6) nervous system diseases, including
abdominal migraine and Parkinson‘s disease; and (7) metabolic
disorders, including hypothyroidism.
With the exception of GERD, all these conditions
are also implicated in colorectal disorders, particularly in IBS
and chronic constipation. This coincidence makes Hydro-C even
more important for you.
Besides these seven, the NIH failed to list some
other important causes of indigestion and gastroparesis:
inadequate gastric juice acidity; low level of proteolytic
enzymes; overeating or combining heterogeneous foods (i.e.
proteins and carbs); gastric and duodenal obstruction with
fiber, high frequency of eating; inadequate chewing, missing
teeth, or poor-fitting dentures; overuse of water and other
fluids after meals; alcohol consumption; mucosa scarring from
gastritis or acute gastritis, the use of antacids; low-salt
diets, and probably some others.
If you are affected by gastroparesis, use a liquid
diet for at least 24 hours before taking Hydro-C. This should
allow the contents of your stomach to move out and down into the
small intestine. Otherwise, as long as the stomach remains
filled with food, fluids, and digestive juices, Hydro-C will
not work “as advertised.”
Vitamin C deficiency. For people who
are depleted from vitamin C, the initial effective dose of
Hydro-C may exceed the regular dose several times,
because the cells (the primary storage sites for ascorbates) may
absorb all of the Vitamin C without any apparent effect on the
colon. In this case, increase the dose gradually, or take
several smaller doses an hour or so apart to saturate the body.
Dehydration. If you are
substantially dehydrated, Hydro-C may not work as well because
your body won't release a sufficient amount of fluids into the
colon to stimulate defecation. If you suspect dehydration,
hydrate your body well before taking Hydro-C. Please note
that drinking too much water may cause the loss of essential
electrolytes with excessive urination, and may further contribute to
the onset of dehydration. This phenomena
and the perils of overhydration are described in Fiber Menace
(Chapter 2, Water Damage.)
Inflammation of the colorectal mucosa.
Though a massive colon inflammation is rare, it's still
possible. When the mucosa is affected by inflammation, it
doesn't release fluids as fast. This condition is more likely
among people affected by ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease.
If your stools are small, soft, and pass easily, you don't
need to use Hydro-C every day, particularly after taking
a large dose to “flush out” the colon. Overuse is one of the
most common mistakes people make.
If you are on a low-fiber diet and your stools are
already normalized, your body produces less than 100-150 grams
of feces daily — just a tiny fraction of the colon's total
holding capacity. (More about it
This volume may not be enough to stimulate and
attain daily bowel movements, particularly for older people, who
may already have a stretched-out colon (results in larger
holding capacity), diminished anorectal sensitivity (results in
a higher urge threshold), and reduced muscle tone of the colon
and rectum (results in a slower rate of peristalsis and
propulsion of stools).
If this applies to you, just find yourself a
schedule to have comfortable bowel movements with less
frequency, such as every other day or even less. This way you
are giving your newly formed stools a chance to move up, over,
and down the entire length of the large intestine. It's wiser to
space out stools rather than using Hydro-C to force daily
defecation “no matter what” .
Yes, you heard me right: you don't have to force a
bowel movement EVERY DAY as long as your less frequent bowel
movements are comfortable. The “ideal” frequency no longer
applies to people with pre-existing colorectal damage.
Finally, don't confuse my definition of optimal
frequency in the context of Hydro-C with the
prevalent medical advice that states: “You aren't constipated as long
as you have stools at least once in three days.”
is good as long those infrequent stools don't tear one's anus
apart, or send sparks flying out of one's eyes. In other words,
the frequency of stools isn't critical, the quality is! As long
as the quality is ideal, the frequency doesn't matter.
The concepts I have just described aren't really
medical, but physical. If you look at your body as a finely
crafted, finely tuned, and elegant piece of clockwork (instead
of a “dirty rotten pipe for moving out crap”), you'll enjoy just
as much clarity as I do. And health too...
As with everything in
life, be flexible, adaptable, and patient. Sure, it's easier to
throw a tantrum, demand your “money back,” or blame someone else
for your troubles. But what, in this case, are you going to do
next? Go back to your doctor for more fiber and laxatives which
had brought you to this page in the first place?
I hope not. Because all the same factors —
overuse, wrong doses, hardened stools, dehydration,
inflammation, fecal impaction, and gastroparesis — affect fiber
and laxatives even more. Except they are ineffective, and unsafe
to boot. Hydro-C — isn't.
How to enhance your athletic
performance with Hydro-C
Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders affect over 80% of
otherwise healthy athletes [link].
Bloating, abdominal pain, gastroesophageal reflux, nausea, vomiting, and
diarrhea are the most common transient complaints. Though these
conditions may vary in intensity, many persist long after the events,
and may lead to chronic complications such as gastritis, peptic ulcers,
constipation, and hemorrhoidal disease.
Of all GI disorders, the most serious are
gastrointestinal bleedings and intestinal ischemia. Because internal
bleedings aren’t immediately apparent, they may cause massive blood
loss. The ensuing anemia is difficult to overcome with supplements, and
may undercut your ability to train and compete for a considerable length
Intestinal ischemia results from the blockage of blood
flow to a section of the small intestine. In most cases, surgeons must
remove an affected section of the small intestine to prevent tissue
necrosis, obstruction, and perforation. The ensuing leakage from the
perforated small intestine may lead to peritonitis — an inflammation of
the peritoneum, or the inner wall of the abdomen. If not treated
rapidly, peritonitis is almost always fatal.
GI events — transient as well as catastrophic — are
particularly pervasive among endurance athletes [PDF].
Many do well in training, but fall apart during competitive events
despite their healthy diets, excellent health, and exceptional physique.
Female athletes are affected at a much greater rate than men for a
variety of anthropological, physiological, and psychological reasons.
Is it possible to enjoy, let alone win, a competitive
event with GI distress lurking in the back of your mind? I doubt it. You
are also more likely to harm yourself; you’ll certainly take longer to
recover; you may open yourself up to opportunistic infections and
medical risks related to treatments; and you may end up developing
autoimmune GI disorders such as celiac disease, for the rest of your
life. It doesn’t help that most of the medical and nutritional
recommendations intended to prevent competition-related GI disorders
tend to exacerbate them.
Money-wise, a medical emergency while competing in
places which won’t accept your health insurance, may cost you a fortune
to treat. Adding insult to injury, a lingering fear of unpredictable GI
events during the competition is a common cause of performance chokes,
and, in itself, may provoke a stress-related nausea, vomiting, or
diarrhea right before the start.
Fortunately, most, if not all, of these conditions can
be prevented and eliminated with a thorough understanding of the
physiology of stress and digestion. This understanding is universal —
similar GI events may rear their ugly heads in any situation of high
stress, whether physical, emotional, or both.
Over the past decade, I have developed and
“battle-tested” a specialized supplemental program to eliminate or
reduce the severity of stress-related gastrointestinal disorders. My
program is based on a hypoallergenic, non-acidic, mineral-bound vitamin
C formula that I named Hydro-C.
Unlike traditional vitamin C formulations, Hydro-C was
designed for rapid absorption and high bioavailability. These properties
allow it to perform its magic at much lower doses, on demand, and
without irritating the delicate lining of your stomach and small
Here are the benefits that you may derive from applying
Hydro-C to their preparation, maintenance, and recovery routines:
non-essential body weight. The adult colon contains between 2
and 4 lbs. of stools in healthy people, and quite a bit more in people
affected by irregularity or chronic constipation. That's all extra
weight that you will literally need to “carry” throughout the
competition. Hydro-C reliably “flushes” the colon clean “on demand,” all
without causing irritation, discomfort, bloating, flatulence, flora
damage, or any other side effects typical for laxatives and dietary
abdominal distress and nausea related to pre-event anxiety and
high stress. Abdominal pangs and jitters that you may feel prior to a
competitive event are related to your body's efforts to normalize
excessively high blood pressure caused by the elevated level of stress
hormones. In response to sudden surges of blood pressure, the body
releases blood plasma into the colon and/or the stomach. This “safety
valve” action rapidly reduces the total volume of the blood, and
protects the heart and blood vessels from damage. The sudden influx of
fluids into the stomach causes nausea and vomiting, and is more likely
to affect women because they have considerably smaller stomachs than
men. The addition of the fluids into the colon lumen is behind the
strong urges to move bowels and/or diarrhea. However, when the colon is
near-empty, the fluids may remain in the secum (blind gut, the first
section of the large intestine), and are less likely to cause acute
diarrhea. And even when diarrhea is unavoidable, it will not be as
messy, profuse, psychologically traumatic, and embarrassing as with the
colon filled to capacity with stools.
performance choke from ruining your start. The fear of acute
digestive distress — nausea, cramping, sudden urge to move bowels, or
diarrhea — is a fairly common cause of athletes’ paralysis by analysis,
known more commonly as choking. In this respect, preempting these
conditions with Hydro-C is optimal not only for sporting events, but
also for all other high-stress, high-stakes events, such as weddings,
exams, court appearances, medical emergencies, and similar others that
are so often behind serious digestive disorders in sensitive
travel-related irregularity and constipation. Jet lag, travel
away from home, a change of normal routine, shared accommodations, and
the avoidance of public bathrooms — all are very common causes of
irregularity and constipation, particularly among women. Missing a bowel
movement just once causes IBS-like symptoms and flatulence. It also
hardens up and enlarges stools, and requires straining the next time
around you find yourself in the bathroom. Straining and large stools are
a leading cause of enlarged hemorrhoids, and hemorrhoids-related
menstruation-related abdominal cramping and/or the severity of PMS.
The uterus is located in the immediate vicinity of the large intestine.
When the large intestine is filled with large stools and gases, it
distends easily and creates additional pressure in a tightly packed
abdominal cavity, and contributes to pain and discomfort before and
during menstruation. Hydro-C reliably “flushes” the colon of excess
stools, reduces flatulence, and eliminates distention.
▪ Reduce the risk
or intensity of runner's diarrhea. Hydro-C reduces the chances
of "runner's diarrhea" by keeping your colon clear of excessive content.
Even if the diarrhea will happen for reasons out of your immediate
control, it will not be a total embarrassing mess, but just a nuisance.
unpredictable and unreliable action of traditional laxatives and
laxogenic foods. Unlike traditional laxatives, Hydro-C assures a
complete evacuation of bowels in advance of your competitive event. It
works like a clock within 45 to 90 minutes from ingestion, so you can
take it with minimal risk the night before, or even on the day of the
competition without fearing a sudden bowel movement during the event
▪ Enhance your
athletic performance. Hydro-C will not affect your energy level
and stamina because, unlike practically all laxative agents, it is
non-irritable, non-toxic, and hypoallergenic. And, equally important –
it doesn’t damage intestinal bacteria. Harm to the bacteria in the
intestines is a primary cause of chronic constipation, ensuing
dependence on laxatives, and a broad range of immune, blood, and
neurologic disorders that hamper athletic and intellectual performance.
hemorrhoid enlargement and flare-ups of hemorrhoidal inflammation.
Diarrhea and irregularity related to athletic activities are common
causes of acute hemorrhoidal inflammation, enlarged hemorrhoids, and
anal fissures. Hydro-C reliably protects you from these inopportune
conditions by maintaining regularity and normal stools. This is
particularly important for women already affected by post-pregnancy
hemorrhoidal disease, as well as older athletes.
▪ Protect bones and
joints. Hydro-C is a non-acidic, highly bioavailable form of
vitamin C that is absolutely critical for protecting endurance and
casual athletes alike. Because it contains vitamin C bound to three
essential electrolytes — calcium, magnesium, and potassium in
synergistic amounts — it enhances immunity, reduces joint and vascular
inflammation, speeds up tissue healing, helps assimilate dietary and
supplemental iron, reduces muscle cramping, and protects you from the
ravages of osteoporosis, osteomalacia, and osteoarthritis. Take it daily
to protect your appearance and performance from the ravages of premature
aging related to sport-related stresses of skeletomuscular and
▪ Keep alive
healthy intestinal flora. Healthy intestinal flora is essential
for maintaining primary immunity response to protect you from
infections; it synthesizes vitamin K, which protects you from runaway
bleedings, and it is responsible for the endogenous production of a
broad range of B-vitamins that prevent neurological disorders and
premature aging. Sports-related GI events, ensuing treatments, and broad
use of laxatives decimate intestinal flora, decrease your performance,
damage your health, and result in premature aging. Hydro-C doesn’t
affect intestinal flora, but also helps to rebuild it when used with
other synergistic components of the Colorectal Recovery Program.
▪ Eliminate fiber
dependence. Many athletes, especially women and older
individuals, depend on a high-fiber diet and fiber supplements for their
laxogenic effect. This dependence may negatively affect your athletic
performance by causing abdominal bloating, hemorrhoidal disease,
irritable bowel syndrome, and flatulence. Of these four conditions,
intestinal bloating is the most dangerous.
The soluble fiber in foods and
supplements blocks the assimilation of gases that are naturally formed
during digestion. Having no place to go, the trapped gases expand the
intestines just like helium in a balloon. The resulting distention of
the abdomen’s wall — the “bloating” — is behind painful cramps,
gastroesophageal reflux, nausea and vomiting.
complications result from rapid omnidirectional expansion of the
intestines inside the tightly-packed abdominal cavity, and the ensuing
pressure on the blood vessels and adjourning digestive, endocrine,
respiratory, and cardiovascular organs.
On the far end, bloating may
cause abdominal or inguinal hernia, acute pancreatitis, or intestinal
ischemia — a blockage of the blood circulation to a compressed section
of the small intestine. These conditions are more likely to occur in
sports that affect the abdominal wall such as cycling, rowing, boxing,
weight lifting, or wrestling.
Bloating may also interfere
with normal cardiovascular functions by further constraining the
thoracic (chest) cavity, especially when riding a bike.
By helping you to eliminate
dependence on fiber, Hydro-C enhances the digestion and assimilation of
essential macro- and micro-nutrients, including dietary iron and iodine.
Both of these microelements are essential for top performance because
they directly affect oxygen transfer by the blood and the rate of energy
Hydro-C and related
synergistic supplements (i.e. Colorectal
Recovery Kit) is, in my opinion, the safest method of overcoming
fiber dependence, and improving your athletic performance.
The other components of my program facilitate
accelerated post-event recovery, an equally daunting task for an athlete
who can’t resume adequate nutrition fast enough following a severe GI
If you already have digestive disorders that need extra
care, Hydro-C is complimented by the Colorectal Recovery Program. It
contains professional-grade supplements specifically formulated to
reverse and prevent gastrointestinal disorders, while also boosting
overall health, energy, and stamina.
imperative to familiarize yourself with the use of Hydro-C use well in
advance of the actual event because experiencing a sudden urge to
move bowels in the middle of competition should be the last thing on
Suitable for constipation in children
When used properly, Hydro-C is safe and effective for children
of any age. It‘s easy to take, since it‘s neither bitter, or sour,
nor particularly prominent (i.e. disgusting for kids‘ extreme senses
of taste and smell).
Most importantly vis-a-vis traditional laxatives,
Hydro-C is fast acting — when taken on empty stomach it usually
“delivers” in less than two hours, so you can easily avoid an
unfortunate “incidence” of dealing with strong urge and profuse stools
while away from home.
It is easier to take as soon as it is mixed with water,
because once the “bubbles” are out, it becomes slightly bitter.
To assure your child that it‘s safe and easy to take, mix a
small dose for yourself, and take it along with your child. Make
sure to adjust the actual dose to your child‘s weight, i.e. if
your child weighs five times less than you at a normal weight,
divide the adult‘s dose by five.
Hydro-C to children until trying it out on
yourself first! It‘s critically important for you to understand and
feel out its action in order to avoid an extremely unpleasant
situation with running stools, especially while not at home.
Wearing heavy-duty diapers may be a good idea even for already
toilet-trained toddlers, because your child may have difficulty
in resisting an extremely strong urge.
In case of resistance, mix Hydro-C into the
child's favorite juice. Please note that I do not condone giving
juices to children. There isn't anything as offensive for a
child's health and development as fruit or vegetable juice,
particularly canned or processed. More on this
here. As an
occasional base for Hydro-C it's acceptable to use a juice,
considering the alternatives.
Always consult a pediatrician before
giving your child any supplement, including Hydro-C. If your
doctor objects without giving you any valid reason, ask him/her
why an exceptionally toxic laxative or intrusive (and quite
traumatic) enema may be okay for your child,
while Hydro-C isn't. Suggest that your doctor reads this page for
more information about Hydro-C. If you don't get a reasoned
response, consider seeking a second opinion from a
Finally, consider the following nutritional facts regarding
Hydro-C's safety and suitability for children of any age (1/2 teaspoon
or 2.5 g):
—There is 10.5 times more potassium (422 mg) in a
single medium size banana than in a single dose (40 mg) of Hydro-C for a
child (NDB# 09040);
—There is 2.2 more times calcium in a single glass of
calcium-fortified orange juice (500 mg) than in a single dose (225
mg) of Hydro-C (NDB# 09211);
—The amount of magnesium (120 mg) in a cup of cooked black
beans (175 g) is about the same as in a single dose (125 mg) of Hydro-C
The nutritional content of each respective food (NDB#) was
the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference [link].
“My 19 year-old son is non-verbal and has a
profound cognitive impairment. He would withhold for
up to six days at a time, and only had bowel
movements seven or eight times per month. The stools
were the size of gherkins! In the past several
months, his behavior and personality radically
changed. He went from a very docile and compliant
child to a very angry and violent one.
For the first time in his life, the school requested
a one-on-one aide for his safety and that of his
classmates. He is stronger than I am, and when he
has one of his episodes at home when my husband is
at work, it is a frightening situation. We were
starting to despair that we may not be able to keep
him at home! Or that he would have to be strongly
I was convinced it was related to the withholding,
but had tried various diets and supplements
(Benefiber, Miralax, glycerine suppositories) and
NOTHING worked. Then I stumbled upon your website
looking for information about the suppositories that
went in and never came out ... and I was mesmerized!
I read every word and then ordered Hydro-C. I
know you hear this all the time, but the results
have been nothing short of miraculous.
Anyway, please forgive the length of this email,
but I thought you should know the full extent of the
impact of your work! Noah still has a long way to
go, but there is now a light at the end of the
tunnel, thanks to you. God bless you.”
K.G., USA (via e-mail)
Safety and benefits
The safety and health benefits of vitamin C are
well established. Dr. Linus Pauling, the two-time Nobel Prize
winner, is one of the best-known advocates of Vitamin C. Dr.
Pauling took 3,000 mg of vitamin C daily for the last three
decades of his life. He passed away at 93, vigorous and productive to
the very end. Who knows how long he would have lived if he‘d had
Hydro-C and started taking it even earlier?
Here‘s a brief summary of the healing and protective properties
of vitamin C that originally attracted Dr. Pauling‘s attention:
Synthesis of collagen. Vitamin C is essential for the synthesis
of collagen, a core tissue protein that creates the backbone of
skin, teeth, gums, cartilage, joints, and bones. For the same
reason, vitamin C helps with the healing of wounds, cuts, and
abrasions of all kinds.
Bone and joint disease. Bone matrix is
built from collagen. The extended deficiency of vitamin C is a
primary cause of degenerative osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.
Scurvy. Vitamin C prevents scurvy—a degenerative tissue disease
caused by the “weakening of collagenous structures that results
in widespread capillary hemorrhaging.” Scurvy is apparent from
swollen joints, bleeding gums, and loose teeth. Scurvy is often
misdiagnosed as periodontal disease, which is an infectious
disease of the gums and teeth. Bleeding gums and cracked corners
of the lips among children and adults may be symptoms of scurvy.
Scurvy may cause anal fissures or prevent their healing. Scurvy
is common among people on restrictive weight-loss diets and
among malnourished children.
Kidney disease. Elevated blood pressure and diabetes cause
kidney damage. Vitamin C helps to mitigate this damage by helping
impaired kidneys rebuild damaged glomeruli—the inner structures
of the kidney that filters urine from blood. The
tissue-rebuilding process requires a great deal of collagen.
Antioxidant. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. It protects
the body from the carcinogenic compounds found in food, tobacco,
and the environment. Cellular oxidation is considered one of the
primary causes of cancers and heart disease.
Heart disease. Vitamin C protects blood vessels from oxidative
damage and inflammatory disease, which are the primary causes of
atherosclerosis. Vitamin C reduces elevated blood pressure
because of its vasodilating (widening) effect. Vitamin C has an
anti-clotting effect similar to aspirin, but without the side
effects of the latter.
Immunity. Vitamin C is essential for proper immunity, and it
enhances phagocytosis—a non-specific response to various
pathogens. Strong protective properties against respiratory
diseases, such as colds and the flu, are attributed to it. These
properties of vitamin C are still controversial, because the
connection is indirect and hard to prove. However, nobody will
debate that healthy individuals are more resistant to all kinds
of viral and bacterial infections and their complications,
including respiratory ones. The simple fact that vitamin C is
one of the cornerstones of good health is long past the debate
Diabetic nerve damage. Vitamin C protects diabetics from nerve damage.
This is especially important to prevent further deterioration of
anal and rectal sensitivity for people who already suffer from
constipation and anorectal disorders.
Blindness. There is evidence that vitamin C has protective
properties against glaucoma, macular degeneration, and
cataracts, which are the major causes of blindness among aging
adults and diabetics.
Anemia. Vitamin C is essential for the prevention of anemia,
because it is required for red blood cell formation, and is
known to enhance the absorption of dietary iron.
These important properties alone merit the daily intake of
Vitamin C, particularly for people on a restrictive diet,
including a low-carb one. Juices aren‘t an appropriate source of
vitamin C. One cup (250 g) of commercial orange juice, for
example, contains almost two tablespoons (25 g) of sugar and
only 89 mg of vitamin C—enough sugar to contribute to diabetes
and obesity, but not enough vitamin C to counteract the damage.
Besides, by the time any canned juice reaches consumers, a great
deal of vitamin C is rendered useless by oxidation. That‘s why
quality vitamin C supplements are certainly more reliable and
less harmful than food sources.
Advantages over laxatives and fiber
In addition to safety and health benefits, Hydro-C has numerous
advantages over fiber, laxatives, and generic vitamin C
Fast-acting. For people who already have normalized stools Hydro-C
performs its magic, usually within an hour. When stools are
impacted for some time, it may take several doses and between 24
and 48 hours to break them down.
Natural moisturizing agent.
Hydro-C works to moisten and soften
stools the most natural way—by providing water and potassium.
Potassium is key to water retention inside the cellular
structures (i.e. bacteria and dead cells disposed of by the body
No effect on digestion. If properly taken (on an empty stomach),
Hydro-C doesn‘t interfere in any way with gastric digestion, or
the assimilation of nutrients inside the small intestine. It
doesn‘t impact the absorption of protein, fat, vitamins,
minerals, and microelements in any way.
Non-emetic. Hydro-C doesn‘t cause nausea or vomiting in sensitive
adults. In fact, when properly taken on an empty stomach, it
reduces innate acidity and pacifies gastric mucosa.
No flatulence or bloating.
Hydro-C doesn‘t cause
flatulence or bloating,
so typical for fiber-based and hyperosmolar laxatives, because it
doesn‘t stimulate bacterial fermentation. This makes Hydro-C
safe and effective for treating constipation for people affected
by IBS, ulcerative colitis, or Crohn‘s disease.
Flora-neutral. Hydro-C doesn‘t affect the intestinal flora, because
it doesn‘t raise colonic acidity. It doesn‘t cause
irritation, because it doesn‘t stimulate intestinal peristalsis.
Vitamin C is known to enhance phagocytosis. That‘s an extra
Safe for stomach and
intestinal mucosa. Hydro-C doesn‘t affect the intestinal mucosa,
because water that accumulates in the lumen (intestinal cavity)
is drawn from blood plasma and the lymph, doesn‘t contain any
hyperosmotic agents, and is reabsorbable (reduces risk of
dehydration). Ascorbate speeds up the healing and regeneration
of mucosal fissures and ulcers. That‘s an extra bonus, too.
Precise and easy to dose and take. Hydro-C is provided in powder form, and,
therefore, is easy to dose according to age, weight, and the
degree of constipation. It‘s not too bitter, too sour, or too
salty. The powder is mixed with a small amount of plain drinking
water immediately before taking.
Buffered (non-acidic). Hydro-C is mildly alkaline, doesn‘t
affect the stomach‘s lining, doesn‘t cause heartburn, and
quickly assimilates in the duodenum.
Safe levels of minerals. Because
Hydro-C is so effective, it
requires just small maintenance doses, usually under 2.5 grams
for adults. The volume of minerals in a single dose is well
below the Recommended Daily Allowances for calcium, magnesium,
and potassium, and within the upper tolerable limit for ascorbic
Safe levels of vitamin C. According to various sources, the
upper tolerable limit of vitamin C is between 2,000 and 10,000
Safe for kidney disease.
Hydro-C doesn‘t contain large doses of
magnesium or potassium, which may present difficulty for people
with impaired kidney function. One banana contains several times
more potassium than a single dose of Hydro-C.
Stimulates healing and muscular relaxation.
muscular tension and cramping thanks to calcium and magnesium.
Unlike stimulant and bulking laxatives, Hydro-C doesn‘t
stimulate peristalsis or impact sensitive nerves inside and
around the anal canal. Also, vitamin C is known to protect nerves
from diabetic damage, which is a primary cause of constipation
in people with diabetes.
Provides three essential minerals.
Hydro-C contains macro
minerals essential for bone health, muscular function, cellular
metabolism, and water retention: calcium, magnesium, and
potassium in synergistic ratios. Particularly appropriate for
women who are pregnant, nursing, and near- or past-menopause to
prevent bone and joint diseases (i.e. osteoporosis,
Safe for pregnancy and lactation.
doesn‘t contain any known ingredients that may adversely affect
fetal development or lactation. It is synergistic with prenatal
vitamins, and supplements increased requirements for vitamin C
and minerals during lactation.
Non-addictive. Hydro-C action is based on natural, physiological
mechanisms: the release of water and water-retention
electrolytes into the lumen of the large intestine to break down
hard stools. Once the morphology of stools is restored, people
without anorectal damage and normal anal sensitivity no longer
need Hydro-C. For those with anorectal damage and loss of nerve
sensitivity, an extended use of Hydro-C isn‘t dependence or
addiction per se, but an unfortunate necessity caused by their
prior actions, particularly high-fiber (the cause of mechanical
damage due to large stools and straining), high-carbohydrate
diet (the cause of nerve damage due to excessive blood sugars
and insulin). Also, unlike with other addictive
substances, as improvements accrue, the doses and frequency of
taking Hydro-C always go down, not up.
Hypoallergenic. Hydro-C is suitable for vegetarians. It is
sugar, lactose, sodium, and starch-free.
Economical. Hydro-C is inexpensive, costing between $0.25 to
$0.50 per single dose for adults, less for children. One
container has 96 doses, and may last, depending on degree of
damage or severity of costivity, for 1 to 3 months.
Finally, it's worth noting that Hydro-C is made
in the United States from pharmaceutical-grade components that
meet or exceed United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) specifications.
If overdosed, you may experience loose, watery stools. Hydro-C doesn‘t lead to
acute diarrhea or cause cramping, because its mechanism of action is entirely
natural. To prevent overly watery stools, decrease the dose gradually until you
accomplish desired stool consistency.
Also, keep these important points in mind:
Acute GI condition. For obvious reasons, you shouldn‘t take
Hydro-C if you are
experiencing abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, diarrhea, dehydration, fecal
impaction, acute diverticulosis, have had no bowel movements over a three-day
Kidney stones. If you are
predisposed to kidney stones, please note the following information: studies
reviewing the impact of ascorbic acid on lithogenesis (formation of stones) have
reported contradictory results. For people without a history of kidney stones,
there is no conclusive, clinical evidence that a high intake of ascorbate is
linked to the formation of calcium oxalate stones.
As a side note on this controversy, you may find this information
helpful. My wife was affected by kidney stones back in 1994. I “treated” her
with high-doses of dietary calcium and a restriction on water overconsumption
(i.e. the proverbial eight glasses) — the complete opposite to prevalent medical
advice. I did this following the
breakthrough study from 1993, that connected kidney stones to
calcium deficiency. This research was reconfirmed by numerous later
All along she had been taking 1000 to 2000 mg of vitamin C daily,
including that from Hydro-C. Tatyana has been free from kidney stones
since then, which is generally considered an "impossibility."
almost everyone with health concerns is taking vitamin C, you can, statistically
speaking, implicate it in just about anything you wish. Obviously, one person's
experience with kidney stones isn't representative of another, but...
Hypertension. People with uncontrolled elevated blood pressure should take
Hydro-C with caution. Just like mineral water, broth, supplements, or table
salt, Hydro-C may temporarily (immediately after absorption) increase your blood
Hypotension. People with low blood pressure should take
Hydro-C with caution
because it may further lower blood pressure (following the release of water
into the large intestine). To avert this, drink a cup of broth, sugar-free sport
drink, or mineral water with high mineral content (all sources of water and
minerals) before and after taking Hydro-C.
Dehydration. You shouldn't take Hydro-C while dehydrated. Dry or sticky mouth,
low or absent urination, sunken eyes, severe fatigue, low blood pressure, rapid
heart rate, or dizziness when standing up from a lying down position may be signs of
dehydration. Dehydration may also result from low-salt diets. Increase your salt
intake to 5-6 grams a day as recommended by the U.S. RDA.
Hemochromatosis, or excessive
accumulation of iron in the body. Iron overload may be caused by
diet high in iron-fortified wheat- and rice-containing products
(bread, cereals, pasta), iron-containing supplements, blood
transfusions, thalassemia (an inherited blood disorder), chronic
alcoholism, and some other health condition. Do not take Hydro-C
without first consulting with your doctor because vitamin C promotes
the assimilation of dietary iron in your digestive tract.
All of the above isn‘t legal mumbo-jumbo to scare you off, but a reminder to
exercise common sense and good judgment in all matters concerning your health
Please note: If you are considering taking Hydro-C, please verify with your doctor
or pharmacist that it will not interfere with prescription medications you may
also be taking. The contraindications for Hydro-C are similar to other
over-the-counter supplements that contain vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and
potassium in amounts listed on the label.
When consulting medical professionals regarding
Hydro-C, please refer them to this page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Do I have to take Hydro-C for the rest of my life?
Once you restore normality to your large intestine, and if you
don‘t have severe hemorrhoidal disease (which obstructs the anal canal) or
anorectal nerve damage (which cancels out the defecation urge), the answer is
no. If you already have these or any other organic colorectal disorders, and
natural defecation is no longer achievable, at the very least you may need to
take either a conventional laxative (and accept all of its side effects), or
Q. Is Hydro-C just another addictive laxative?
After studying this page, some readers may conclude,
“Aha, you are proposing (peddling, pushing) yet another
No, not really. Please consider the following
Calling vitamin C a laxative is like calling the Eiffel Tower a tall television
antenna in Paris. It is just a plain luck that this most ubiquitous and essential
supplement possesses these unique properties.
Regular vitamin C in capsules, tablets, or powder requires much larger doses to
accomplish the same osmotic effect, because it doesn‘t digest as rapidly as
If you already have some form of anorectal
disorder, such as enlarged
hemorrhoids, stretched rectum, or nerve damage, then hoping to attain unassisted
normal stools is an exercise in wishful thinking. Considering the alternatives,
Hydro-C is manna from heaven.
If you don't wish to use Hydro-C, you may always resort to Milk of Magnesia, Epsom Salts, or any other laxative to
accomplish similar objectives. Just note their respective shortcomings, possible
unsuitability for long-term use.
Finally, keep in mind that this page describes the alternatives to fiber and
conventional laxatives, and Hydro-C just happens to be better than all the
others for the reasons already stated. As Brooke Shields used to say in her
famous jeans commercial: “Don't hate me because I'm beautiful.” If you can find
a better and safer method to undo the ravages of fiber abuse and aging, I would
like to use it too.
I discovered Hydro-C for the purposes
described here, in 2000. Since then, I've been taking it
almost daily and haven't been constipated once, or had a single
relapse of IBS or blood-loss related to pre-existing anal
Hydro-C is also the most popular item in our
catalogue. You know for sure it's a miracle, when you hear
clients telling you over and over again: “Konstantin, you
deserve the Nobel Prize in Medicine... I can't live without Hydro-C... Please charge me more for it, so that you stay in
business,” and so on.
If you know anyone who's suffering from
hemorrhoidal disease, irritable bowel syndrome,
inflammatory bowel disease, or constipation, please send them the link to this page.
particularly ruinous for small children, because they sense and fear
the pain more than adults, but can't yet verbalize their
they withhold stools, and cause themselves even more damage.
If their parents follow their pediatrician's
routine advice, and force the child to eat more fiber, this
problem will get even more severe from all that extra fiber piling up
and up on top of
an already hard and large plug.
Hydro-C and a low-fiber diet are particularly
effective for these children, because they restore normality,
eliminate pain, and remove fear. You'd be surprised to learn how
many preschoolers are being routinely diagnosed with
hemorrhoids. It's a national disgrace and tragedy all at once.
Consider posting the link to this page on your blog.
Mention it to your pediatrician. Show it to your kid's teachers.
Send the link, save the child.