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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Shudh™ used for?

Shudh™ can be used as Colon Cleanse.

What does Shudh™ taste like?

The solution tastes like mildly salty water, because that's all it is.

Can I add flavoring?

Yes. A little lemon or lime juice adds a pleasant taste, but no other additives are advised.

What temperature should the water be?

Slightly warm water works better than cold water (as it does for most kinds of cleaning) and helps the process go a little faster. But do not use hot water. The ideal temperature is just above body temperature, about 100°F. Test it with your finger – the water should feel comfortably warm.

Does how you drink the solution make a difference?

Yes. Drinking continuously works much better than sipping slowly. For best results, you should drink at the rate of one or two 8-ounce glasses of the solution in one to two minutes. The higher amount—two 8-ounce glasses—is recommended, but if you can’t drink two glasses, one glass is okay.

How much will I have to drink?

To complete the process, the average is approximately 3 liters, or about 12 8-ounce glasses of water. Almost all Shudh™ users say that the stretching exercises make it easier than they expected to drink 3 liters of water.

How difficult are the exercises?

Nine out of ten people describe the whole process as "easy." The exercises are simple yoga positions that involve gentle stretching, not physical strength. Some individuals struggle with the squat stretch, but it doesn't have to be perfect to work.

How many sets of the stretches do I have to do?

The shankh prakshalana process is continuous. It looks like this:

  • Fill up the pitcher with lukewarm water to the 32 oz mark and add a single salt packet.
  • Drink one or two 8-ounce glasses of the solution. Do upward stretch and side stretch.
  • Drink one or two 8-ounce glasses. Do twist stretch and push-up stretch.
  • Drink one or two 8-ounce glasses. Do squat stretch.
  • Repeat the cycle.

Each "set" of drinking and stretching takes most people about 30 minutes. On average, people finish sometime during the third time through, or in about 100 minutes.

Why do the exercises always go to the right side first?

Because the stomach empties on the right side. The exercises are designed to help "pump" the water from the stomach into and through the intestine.

How long does it take before something happens?

The first bowel movement usually happens within 20 to 40 minutes. You'll go more than once before the process is done.

What if I have to use the toilet in the middle of a set?

That's the whole idea. Just pause the DVD, come back and pick up the routine where you left off.

Will trying to push stuff out make the process go faster?

No. Don't strain on the toilet. This is a completely natural process; it happens by itself. The more relaxed you are, the easier it goes.

How do I tell when the process is over?

When what comes out is clear with no solids, you’re done. What's in the bowl will look like urine.

Can Shudh™ fail to work?

Shudh™ works 85%–90% of the time, but there is a 10%–15% chance that it won't work for you.

How can I tell if it's not working?

A few people have a delayed reaction, with results in four to six hours instead of just two.

If you have not had any bowel movement after consuming 64 ounces (approximately 2 liters) of the solution, you should discontinue use. And you should never use more than approximately 4 liters of the solution or four of the pre-measured salt packets on one occasion.

What is the salt for?

Salt is a natural cleansing compound with a long history of use for eliminating bacteria, disinfecting wounds, and as a natural cleansing and purification property.

Is salt safe for me?

The tiny amount of salt that may be absorbed is not a concern for healthy people with normal blood pressure and healthy heart, liver and kidney function. And because Shudh™ passes out of the system faster than other internal cleansing products, there's less time for any ions or fluids to be absorbed.

Who should not use the Shudh™ method?

People with salt sensitivity, gastrointestinal obstruction or perforation, arthritis, diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), hypotension (low blood pressure), cardiac conditions, chronic liver disease or kidney dysfunction. It is not recommended if you are pregnant, breast-feeding or unable to exercise. Shudh™ is not for use by children. Stop use if bowel movement has not initiated after consuming 64 ounces (approximately 2 liters) of solution.

What are the side effects?

The vast majority of people experience no side effects because the Shudh™ solution is nothing more than salted water. Unpleasant effects that have occurred in a few cases include: mild nausea, mild dizziness or sweating, mild cramping or stomach pain, vomiting or a drop in blood pressure. In rare cases, you may experience harmless, temporary swelling of the face, eyelids or extremities due to fluid retention. These symptoms usually disappear within 12 to 24 hours.

If any of these conditions persists, stop the process and check with your physician.

Similarly, if you have not used the toilet after 3 hours and are becoming bloated, call your physician.