Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Suppositories:
Many patients believe that attempting to retain the suppository for hours after insertion will allow them to absorb more of the active ingredients. Our specially formulated suppository base has made extended retention unnecessary. The suppositories were developed not only for maximum comfort but to allow for maximum absorption of the nutrients and bioactive substances within minutes of insertion. Current clinical research indicates that the suppository melts within 5 minutes, with absorption occurring immediately after melting. Maximum absorption of the nutrients/neutraceuticals occurs from 15 to 20 minutes in most patients.
Therefore, after retaining the suppository for approximately 15 to 20 minutes, the nutrients and bioactive ingredients have been absorbed. If you wish and/or feel the need to move your bowels, you may do so, knowing that you have absorbed the nutrients. Please note that your bowel movement may appear to be a whitish oily discharge. Don’t be concerned. This substance is the base material that is not intended to be absorbed with the nutrients and/or nutraceuticals.
Rarely. Because of the special formulation, the suppositories do not retain cold even when inserted immediately after removal from the refrigerator. If you feel they are cold, you can wet the suppository briefly with warm water, and then inset immediately. The use of water also helps the suppository to breakdown quicker and absorb more effectively.
It depends on the suppository. One should never take more than the recommended dosage on the label, unless they have first consulted with their physician or appropriately licensed healthcare professional.
For the majority of people, taking 2 suppositories at the same time should present no problem. Often as you become acclimated to taking suppositories you may be able to take more. Most people develop the ability to take 4-5 suppositories at one time, depending on individual preferences and schedule. However, under no circumstances should you take more than the recommended number of suppositories on the label without consulting your physician or healthcare provider.
Many individuals report they notice that for a short time after beginning the suppositories they experience increased frequency in bowel movements. This is usually because many individuals are constipated to some degree. Therefore, a short time after starting the suppositories, individuals often experience a period where they are moving their bowels many times per day. This passes within 1 to 2 days. The reason for this increase in bowel movements appears to be an activation of the defecation reflex (bowel movement reflex). A person who is “regular” will move their bowels approximately 20 to 40 minutes after eating. This is normal. This is what is meant by the saying “food in, food out.” The vast majority of patients who experience this newfound sense of regularity are amazed how good they feel when they start moving their bowels more frequently.