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Author:  Chava
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Date:  7/15/2009 8:38:00 PM
Subject:  Colon Cleanser
Message:  To the rav--

I am wondering about the status of a tablet which is taken for the purpose of "cleansing" one's system (i.e. not as food at all and not even as "nutritional" necessarily, but more like a specific kind of laxative.)

The specific product is Nature's Secret "Super Cleanse Tablets" and the ingredient list is as follows:

Calcium (as carbonate), Cascara Sagrada powder (bark), Fennel powder (seed), Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) powder (root), Ginger powder (root), Irish Moss (Chondrus crispus) powder (leaf), Slippery Elm powder (bark), Barberry powder (bark, root), Cayenne powder (fruit), Chlorella powder, Lactobacillus acidophilus (Dairy Free), Marshmallow powder (root), Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) powder (leaf), Triphala Powder (Amla) (fruit), Belleric Myrobalan powder (fruit), Chebuylic Myrobalan powder (fruit), Microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, stearic acid, and hyroxypropyl cellulose

Does such a product require a kosher certification or can I use it without one?

Thanks very much for your time.
Reply:  Kosher. No need for Supervision.

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