What You Should Know
Smooth Move is a laxative company that produces a variety of products for colon and intestinal health. Among the products available online are Smooth Move Organic Senna, Chocolate Smooth Move and Smooth Move Senna Capsules. Smooth Move offers both tea and supplement varieties of their natural laxative. The company provides ingredient information and detailed descriptions of each product. Instructions for use and online shopping are also available.
List of Ingredients
Smooth Move Organic Senna Tea: Organic Senna Leaf and Extract, Organic Licorice Root, Organic Bitter Fennel Fruit, Organic Sweet Orange Peel, Organic Cinnamon Bark, Organic Coriander Fruit, Organic Ginger Rhizome and Orange Peel.
Chocolate Smooth Move: Organic Senna Leaf, Breadnut Seed, Organic Licorice Root, Cocoa Seed and Organic Carob Pod.
Smooth Move Senna Capsules: Sennosides A & B from Senna Leaf, Organic Senna Leaf Dry Extract, Organic Ginger Rhizome and Organic Licorice Root.
Laxatives are now part of weight loss, for some dieters. Supplements companies have chosen to market many of their products as a simple solution to better health and faster weight loss, though this connection is not supported with clinical research or studies. Laxatives work to collect water in the body and lubricate the bowels for easier waste passage. In this way, laxatives take pressure off colon muscles and that can lead to needing laxatives more often for regular bowel movements.
Smooth Move only produces laxatives with Senna. Tea and supplements are available, but all contain some form of the herbal ingredient. Senna will increase bowel movements and decrease fluid in the body and that may have some effect on the scale, but that effect will not last more than a couple of days unless the laxative is taken on a regular basis. Breadnut is another ingredient used in Smooth Move products, but aside from being high in protein, there are no known laxative benefits.
Smooth Move products are sold online and offline. One box of tea bags sells for $5.49. Supplements range in price from $14.95 to $17.95.
- Some Smooth Move products are 100% organic.
- Laxatives will not improve weight loss.
- Dehydration can occur with long-term laxative use.
- The body can become accustomed to laxatives and eventually they will no longer work.
- Laxative dependency can cause difficulty having a bowel movement.
There is no scientific support for using laxatives as part of a weight loss program. Smooth Move does not include ingredients that will benefit the dieter for more than a few days. Weight loss showing on the scale will soon creep back as fluid lost during laxative use is restored by the body. Dieters should be wary of using laxatives like Smooth Move long-term for weight loss or constipation.