Now Foods, Castor Oil, 650 mg, 120 Softgels
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- Natural Laxative
- Supports Intestinal Health
- With Fennel Oil
- GMP Quality Assured
- A Dietary Supplement
Castor Oil is an oil derived from the beans of the castor plant (Ricinus communis). Castor Oil has long been recognized as a powerful laxative which may be used for the relief of occasional constipation. When used in combination with NOW Fresh Green Black Walnut Wormwood Complex, Castor Oil Softgels provide effective intestinal cleansing.
As a dietary supplement, take 1 softgel 1 to 2 times daily with meals as needed.
Gelatin, glycerin and water.
Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
Caution: Castor Oil is a laxative. Not to be used by pregnant/lactating women, or those with any gastric or intestinal disorders. Discontinue use if gastric upset or diarrhea occurs. Keep out of reach of children.
Store in a cool, dry place.
|Serving Size: 1 Softgel|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Calories from Fat||5|
|Total Fat||0.7 g||1%*|
|Trans Fat||0 g||†|
|Castor Oil (Ricinus communis) (Seed) (Pharmaceutical Grade) (Cold Pressed, Hexane Free)||650 mg||†|
|Fennel Oil (Foeniculum vulgare) (Fruit)||10 mg||†|
|* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
Once I discovered that Now had castor oil capsules couldn't wait to try them since the liquid is very unpleasant to take. I give Now an A+ for effort, but if you are looking to use this as a laxative stick with the liquid form and don't waste your money. An adult serving of the liquid form is 1 to 4 tablespoons for laxative purposes. However, these capsules contain only 1/8 teaspoon each. I gave it two tries: 10 capsules at once and 1 tablespoon equivalent at once - came up with bupkis each time. One would probably have to consume the entire bottle (or almost) for laxative results. A more pleasant way to take the liquid: Take a tablespoon at a time mixed with 1T of lemon juice, quickly swallow while pinching the nose so you don't smell the castor oil - works like a charm; or mix the entire amount you want to take in a fruit smoothie and drink it down.
The indicated dosage is one capsule. Even with 3-4 capsules, i did not experience at effects at all! I bought it to help me overcome chrobic constipation, but sorry, it does nothing at all for me.
Posted by 5539214246064069694 on Dec 27, 2014
It does work!
Posted by 5068847565767021199 on May 11, 2014
Extremely unpleasant smell! Smell like some sort of chemical or plastic.
Posted by Reviewer1841060 on Oct 17, 2013
I use this both to prevent constipation and to kill parasites. It works well for both purposes. Ideally the gel capsules should be put in the freezer, and be well frozen, before eaten, to maximize anti-parasitic properties (when frozen, they disintegrate further down in the intestines, where the parasites live). You need to take more than recommended, I take 7 frozen (or not frozen, if work or anything else makes avaliability of frozen ones difficult) 3 times a day, on an empty stomach (1 hour before breakfast/lunch/dinner).
Posted by 5023350798184609005 on Aug 17, 2013
My stomach plays well after using Castor Oil several days.