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on 31 January 2011
These are now called Fruit and Fibre Cubes and are not the same as the previous Fruit Cubes - so illustration is misleading. The senna pods have been removed due to some research as per this information from the importers:
Ortis have removed the Senna Pods from the Ortisan formula, therefore reducing the total Senna content of the product. This change will have had a small effect on the consistency and taste of the product that will be noticed by some consumers. This change has been made following the most recent European research and recommendations in relation to Senna and Senna based products. Following these recommendations, the overall levels of Senna in the Fruits and Fibre Cubes have been reduced to make the product gentler on the digestive system, particularly for long term users. Senna is a powerful natural laxative and works on the colonic mucosa to increase natural transit through the lower bowel. Prolonged use of Senna products can lead to irritation or sensitivity for some customers, hence the reduction in quantity. Long term customers may have built up their natural tolerance to Senna resulting in the new formula being less effective for them; in this case, customers are advised to increase the length of the breaks that they take between treatments to allow their body to readjust to the lower quantities of Senna. Please note that the maximum daily recommended dose remains one cube per evening.
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