When deciding to take a new supplement or medication, it is always important to look at any potential side effects and interactions as part of the evaluation process. Typically, prescription medications come with personal instructions from the pharmacist on how to take the medication and what the potential risks are. Although OTC medications and supplement products do offer side effect information on their labels, new users often seek additional information to get a more comprehensive understanding of what to expect. Below is a comprehensive overview of the safety factors associated with the SierraSil mineral complex. SierraSil is committed to providing its customers with clear and concise guidelines and information on potential interactions or side effects they may experience while taking SierraSil.
Detoxification and Healing Reactions
The SierraSil complex is a natural clay mineral structure with anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties. Its unique charged structure has the ability to attract and bind positively charged toxins along with harmful bacteria, viruses and heavy metals accumulated in the body and facilitate their safe removal through the digestive tract. Although this detoxification process is safe, the mobilization and elimination of toxins can cause some mild transient side effects. Similar detoxifying reactions are also reported with detox baths containing clay minerals.
These symptoms are attributed to what is referred to as a Herxheimer Reaction or Healing Reaction, which is a temporary process that the body endures as it moves towards optimal balance and function (homeostasis). Symptoms of healing reactions include mild headaches, changes in bowel movements, skin irritations, increased discomfort or swelling, changes in heart rate and/or low energy. Some SierraSil users may temporarily experience healing reactions as the SierraSil begins to take effect and the toxic load of the body reduces. These symptoms normally subside within few days to a week of starting to take SierraSil (or starting any detoxifying regime). As each person’s individual physiological needs and situation is different, it is important to listen to your body when first starting to take any supplement including SierraSil. It may be appropriate to reduce your dosage when first starting to take SierraSil to allow your body to adjust to the potent detoxifying effects, gradually increasing the dosage to your recommended dosage once the symptoms have subsided.
Medications, Supplements and Water Intake
Due to its unique mineral structure, SierraSil also has absorptive properties that draw adjacent compounds into its layered center. Although it does not have any specific interactions with other medications or supplements, SierraSil should not be taken at the same time of day as other medications or supplements due to its potential to absorb and inactivate other medications and supplements. To maximize the effect of both SierraSil and any other medications or supplements you may be taking, it is recommended to take SierraSil at least 4 hours away from your other products.
Due to its highly absorptive properties, it is also recommended to take SierraSil with at least 8 glasses of water per day. Drinking sufficient quantities of water facilitates the detoxification process, helping SierraSil to draw toxins into its center and assisting with its transit through the digestive tract. Insufficient water intake while taking SierraSil can lead to digestive disturbances such as constipation and intestinal discomfort due to incomplete transit or elimination of toxins from the body. The beneficial effects of SierraSil are maximized when taken with a large glass of water away from meals, such as first thing in the morning.
Despite the significant available safety research, pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their health care practitioner prior to introducing SierraSil into their health regime, as the SierraSil complex has not been tested in this population. In addition, SierraSil is not indicated for use and should be kept out of reach of children.
SierraSil has been subjected to rigorous scientific evaluation with regard to its safety and efficacy, including a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial; a pilot study; clinical laboratory tests and acute and sub-acute oral toxicity testing according to standard safety protocols (OECD testing). In addition to the thousands of SierraSil users reporting significant benefits in their joint conditions without the side effects seen with other anti-inflammatory products (such as NSAIDs), the overwhelmingly positive results of these clinical analyses and absence of side effects or negative laboratory results is a clear testament to the safety of SierraSil for most populations with joint health conditions.