Get Going (Max Lax), 1oz

Get Going (Max Lax), 1oz

Get Going (Max Lax), 1oz

SKU SS112-1
Brand Sage Solutions by Kan Herb Company
Unit Size 1 oz
Potency 7:1
Contraindications Contraindicated with bowel obstruction or appendicitis; Caution with fever, dehydration, weakness; prolonged hunger, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); diverticulitis and diverticulosis, gastroenteritis, dysentery; Caution while pregnant or nursing
Western Symptomology Hemorrhoids
English name Get Going (Max Lax), 1 oz

This formula is intended for use with acute constipation.*

Chinese rhubarb rhizome and root and Cascara sagrada bark comprise one-fifth of the total ingredients in this formula. Both herbs contain anthraquinones (emodin, aloe-emodin, chrysophanol and sennosides) which are considered to be the active compounds that have the dual action of supporting intestinal motility and supplementing Moisture in the colon. Traditionally, Chinese rhubarb rhizome is believed to exert a greater effect on the small intestine and Cascara sagrada bark is believed to exert its primary influence on the large intestine. Both herbs are considered to be gentle and safe. In smaller quantities, Chinese rhubarb rhizome and root and Cascara sagrada bark actually exert a tonic effect on the intestines and, therefore, as in the formula Go Litely, they can be consumed daily for prolonged periods without concern.*

The combination of gentle and effective herbs that activate and harmonize the Qi of the Stomach and Intestines, moisten the intestines, relax intestinal muscles and clear the Lower Burner of Damp Heat and Du makes Get Going a safe useful formula for occasional bowel irregularity or constipation.*


Chinese rhubarb rhizome and root and Cascara sagrada bark are the two leading ingredients in this formula. Chinese rhubarb rhizome exerts its effects primarily upon the small intestine, while Cascara sagrada bark exerts its influence upon the large intestine. Magnolia bark, Saussurea root, dry fried Bitter orange immature fruit and Chinese amomum fruit encourage the Qi of the Stomach and Intestines to move downward and help to support the normal peristaltic wave of the gut while also helping to expel Spleen Wind and disperse stagnant Qi. Dry fried Black sesame seed, Apricot seed, dry fried peeled Peach seed and Large-leaf gentian root moisten and lubricate the intestines, countering the drying effects of the warmer Qi regulating herbs.*

The combination of Large-leaf gentian root, White peony root and Gardenia fruit relax the Liver and dispel Damp Heat from the Liver and Gallbladder that contributes to occasional constipation by blocking the movement of Liver Qi. Gardenia fruit also supports good intestinal function by helping the Gallbladder to release accumulated bile (Damp Heat) − bile secretion activates peristalsis in the small intestine. And, finally, Chinese licorice root and rhizome moderates the actions of the formula through its harmonizing agency.*

  • Herb: White peony root, Dry fried black sesame seed, Chinese rhubarb rhizome and root, Cascara sagrada bark, Magnolia bark, Saussurea root, Large-leafed gentian root, Dry fried bitter orange immature fruit, Chinese amomum fruit, Gardenia fruit, Apricot seed, Dry fried peeled peach seed, Chinese licorice root and rhizome
  • Herb (Pinyin): Bai shao, Hei zhi ma, Da huang, Cascara sagrada, Hou po, Mu xiang, Qin jiao, Chao zhi shi, Sha ren ren, Zhi zi, Xing ren, Guang chao tao ren, Gan cao
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