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Hydro-C Colonic Moisturizer

by Konstantin Monastyrsky

Hydro-C Colonic Moisturizer assists recovery from constipation, hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome, anal fissures, and related disorders. It is free from side-effects, non-addictive, and beneficial for general health and a safe colon cleanse.

Hydro-C isn't a laxative, but a beneficial hypoallergenic supplement that contains rapidly absorbing vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and potassium in synergistic and safe amounts. It works by moisturizing, softening, and breaking down hard, dry, and large stools, making their passage easier and safer. Safety — immediate and long-term  — is the key. Just one look at the following table illustrates Hydro-C advantages over conventional laxatives:

Hydro-C Safety vs. Common Laxatives

Kidney failure
Flora damage
Stomach upset
Harms children
Blocks medicines
Blocks minerals


This chart compares Hydro-C safety with the following (by mechanism of action) popular types of laxatives:

Bulk-forming laxatives. These include dietary fiber from natural sources, such as psyllium (Metamucil) or bran, and synthetic bulking agents, such as calcium polycarbophil (FiberCon) or methylcellulose (Citrucel).

The common side effects of bulk-forming laxatives, such as psyllium, are: “Bloating, gas, or stomach cramps may occur.  [...] rectal bleeding, bloody stools, sweating, fast heartbeat, weakness, dizziness, fainting. [...] A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. [...] This is not a complete list of possible side effects. [link]”

Hyperosmolar laxatives: These are, essentially, diarrhea-causing agents, because they do not absorb in either the small or large intestine, and cause water retention. Lactose (milk sugar) and sugar alcohols, such as sorbitol, are “natural” hyperosmolar laxatives. Under the deceptive name of lactulose, lactose is sold as Kristalose, Cephulac, Chronulac, Cholac, Constulose, Enulose, and others.

Polyethylene glycol (MiraLax, Polyethylene Glycol 3350) is a factory-made organic compound that acts just like lactose sans fermentation. Its common side effects are: “Nausea, abdominal bloating, cramping and flatulence may occur. High doses may produce diarrhea and excessive stool frequency, particularly in elderly nursing home patients. Patients taking other medications containing polyethylene glycol have occasionally developed urticaria [hives] suggestive of an allergic reaction. [link, page 3]”

Miralax Safety Alert

Lubricant laxatives. Mineral oil (or its emulsion) pass through the small intestine unchanged. It lubricates (coats) hardened stools and, presumably, eases the passing of large stools. It is the same oil as used to lubricate machinery, except better cleaned. Extremely toxic for humans, and its accumulation may cause deadly lipoid pneumonia [link].

The (other) common side effects are: “Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); failure to have a bowel movement within 6 to 8 hours of taking Mineral Oil Liquid; rectal bleeding. [link]”

This travesty was originally “invented” and promoted by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg to enable the less destructive passage of large stools related to high-fiber diet, another of his infamous “innovations.” Amazingly, this unabashed advocate of female genital mutilation is still considered a national hero.

Emollient laxatives (stool softeners) break down and soften hard stools, and are recommended for long-term use, even though they are quite toxic. Emollient laxatives are quite popular in hospitals and nursing homes. They are based on a synthetic compound called docusate, and sold under different brand names, such as Colace, Dialose, Diocto, DOS, Dosaflex, Genosoft, and others.

The common side effects are  “Stomach pain, diarrhea, or cramping may occur. Irritated throat (with liquid or syrup forms) may also occur. [link]”

Stimulant laxatives . These preparations cause inflammation of the intestinal mucosa and overstimulate the nervous receptors. The inflammation blocks water absorption, while the stimulation of the nervous receptors speeds up intestinal peristalsis. The best-known stimulant laxatives are castor oil (cascara is the active agent [side effects]), senna (Ex-Lax, Senokot [side effects]), bisacodyl (Dulcolax, Correctol [side effects, page 3]), and aloe juice. (Side effects are too numerous to list. Please review respective links.)

Saline Laxatives. Milk of Magnesia and Epsom Salts  are two of the best known saline laxatives. Milk of Magnesia is an 8% water solution of magnesium hydroxide, Mg(OH)2. It has strong antacid properties, and interferes with gastric digestion if taken with food. Individuals with impaired kidneys may develop toxic levels of magnesium from extended use of Milk of Magnesia. Epsom Salts is a brand name for magnesium sulfate. It‘s more potent than Milk of Magnesia because it absorbs faster, and may cause severe diarrhea, if overdosed. The risks in each are similar. You may review this page for additional side effects.

Oral Sodium Phosphate (OSP) products, such Visicol, OsmoPrep, Fleet Phospho Soda, are also saline laxatives. They have been implicated in kidney failure and a broad range of other serious side effects that you may review in this FDA Alert.

Reader's Testimonial THE GLORY AND PRAISE -- FINDING H-C... I often surf the internet for a cure- for anything that might help or be new out there- I actually have been praying about it to Jesus for years & the day I found hydro'c was my day! I could hardly wait to try it. I was on vacation. It took two days to work. I was amazed. No cramps. No real indication that I even had to go. This is the most amazing part- it had been so long since I felt normal- that I didn‘t even recognize it when it appeared. And this is no exaggeration. I prayed for you to continue your efforts. I must of thanked God a dozen times that day! D.C., USA (via e-mail)

Laxative's safety in connection with concomitant conditions

Because of their numerous side effects and specific chemical and physical properties, most of the above laxatives are also contraindicated for disorders that are commonly associated with constipation. Here is a brief summary:

Hydro-C vs. Common Laxatives For Specific Conditions

Indigestion, Heartburn, GERD, Ulcers
Anal fissures
Anal itching
Ulcerative colitis
Crohn's disease
Celiac disease
Food allergies
Kidney disease


Despite all of these numerous contraindications, all of the above laxatives are freely sold over-the-counter to unsuspecting customers, who do not realize their inherent dangers and devastating side-effects.

— Why, then, is Hydro-C so safe and effective vs. all of these other laxatives — you may ask, right?

— Quite straightforward, actually. Unlike all of the above laxatives (except saline), Hydro-C is quickly and fully absorbed in the upper small intestine, and never reaches either the lower small intestine or the large intestine. Its action is based entirely on this property — a complete and full absorption in the upper small intestine, and the ensuing safe and gentle release of physiological fluids directly into the large intestine to safely moisturize and breakdown hard stools.

Another major advantage of Hydro-C over other laxatives — it is quick-acting, predictable, and hypoallergenic. This means you don't need to wait several days until it reaches the large intestine and starts acting in the wrong place at the wrong time, or can you expect any delayed side effects and reactions related to allergenicity.

Reader's Testimonial I am actually going everyday (amazing!) [...] I want to thank you again for what you do. The knowledge you provide can literally save your butt! I have passed your information along to many people in my life and it has already made a dramatic impact on my family‘s health..” D.L., USA (via e-mail)

Common Indications for using Hydro-C

The most frequent causes of large stools are fiber and laxative dependence, skipping stools, the stretching of the large intestine, hemorrhoidal disease, the side effects of laxatives and medication, diabetic nerve damage, and endocrine disorders. Larger stools also have a tendency to harden up and dry, turning bowel movements into an ordeal.

Practically all colorectal disorders commence from hard and stale stools — large and small alike — and the ensuing straining, enlarged internal hemorrhoids, mechanical damage of the anal canal lining, and incomplete emptying.

Disbacteriosis — the deficiency of innate, intestinal flora — is the primary reason behind small, dry, and hard stools, which are just as difficult and painful to eliminate as large stools.

Unlike conventional laxatives or colon cleansers, Hydro-C starts working shortly after taking it on an empty stomach, usually 30 to 60 minutes. It doesn't interfere with gastric or intestinal digestion, and doesn't cause cramping, intestinal inflammation, or affects other organs.

I recommend using Hydro-C as a part of Colorectal Recovery Program to eliminate disbacteriosis and restore the integrity of intestinal flora, and, consequentially, eliminate hard and dry stools, straining, chronic constipation, incomplete emptying, overcome anorectal nerve damage, and to break dependence on fiber and laxatives.

Supplement facts

 100 Servings Per Container
Serving size 1/2 teaspoon

Amount Per Serving

% Daily value  
Vitamin C from calcium, magnesium, and potassium
ascrobate/ascrobic acid complex)
1175 mg 1958%
Calcium from calcium ascorbate/carbonate complex 225 mg 23%
Magnesium from magnesium ascorbate/oxide complex 125 mg 31%
Potassium from potassium bicarbonate/ascrobate complex 40.5 mg 1%
OTHER INGREDIENTS: Citric acid and rose hips.
CONTAINS NO yest, corn, wheat, gluten, soy, dairy, sodium, starch, sugar, wax, artificial colors, preservatives, or flavoring.


The initial use of Hydro-C alone as a substitute for laxatives or fiber isn't as efficient or cost-effective as within the program because this fails to rebuild intestinal flora, restore the integrity of colon mucosa, and/or normalize stools naturally. Once these objectives are accomplished, you may continue using Hydro-C alone or in combination with other supplements to stabilize and maintain the following conditions:

Reader's Testimonial “I just want to take the time to thank you for your wonderful website and advice. I was born constipated! My mom had to take me to dr at 2 weeks because I had no bm. After pregnancy everything became worse. I eat very well, I've had scans, x-rays, colonoscopies...I’ve taken Amitiza (worked at $300 per month), flax, fiber, Benefibre, etc., probiotics, cleanses, all kinds of supplements, Chinese herbs, senna... NOTHING WORKS AND NOTHING IS WRONG!! I have lived (50 years old, 123lbs) with constant straining, cramps, gas, bloating and a general malaise, unable to find clothes that fit, and a few emergency hospital visits. SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH, I happened upon your site a few weeks ago and my life is 90% better just from HydroC. A million thank-yous!” M.A., USA (via e-mail)

General Indications (Other than colorectal disorders)

You may find Hydro-C useful and effective for situations and conditions indirectly related to colorectal disorders. Of course, all the same suggestions apply to people with pre-existing colorectal conditions. In these cases, these recommendations are even more critical:

By far, this isn't a complete list of uses for this unique supplement. Because it's so effective, non-addictive and free of side-effects, you may also find Hydro-C useful for many other conditions and disorders not listed here.

Hydro-C mechanism of action

When taken on empty stomach, Hydro-C breaks down, moisturizes, and softens hard, dry, impacted stools. This in turn stimulates elimination without pain, straining, or pressure. Unlike conventional laxatives, Hydro-C is non-addictive, free of side effects, and doesn‘t cause residual discomfort because it doesn‘t irritate or stimulate the intestinal mucosa and/or the anal canal‘s receptors.

Hydro-C is a derivative of the ubiquitous vitamin C, except that it‘s safer and more effective to take, because it‘s buffered (non-acidic), gentle on your stomach, fast-acting, and requires smaller doses than regular Vitamin C to attain a similar effect. In addition, Hydro-C provides three minerals essential for bone health, heart function, normal blood pressure, and healthy intestines: calcium, magnesium, and potassium.

Hydro-C is hypoallergenic, and it‘s synergistic with the large intestine‘s functionality. It does exactly what its name implies—moisturizes dry stools, breaks down large stools, and stimulates defecation. It does all this without affecting the intestinal mucosa, damaging the intestinal microflora, or causing any side effects typical of conventional laxatives. In other words, it isn‘t a drug, nor is it a laxative. People who have been helped by Hydro-C, myself included, consider it pure magic.

Hydro-C is an effervescent powder. It dissolves in water instantly, and has no strong taste or smell. Unlike regular vitamin C powder, it isn't astringent or acidic. It works so well for everyone because its action is rooted in basic human physiology. Here's how and why:

Hydro-C includes three basic derivatives of vitamin C (ascorbic acid): potassium ascorbate, calcium ascorbate, magnesium ascorbate, and potassium bicarbonate—an effervescent agent that enhances solubility and speeds up assimilation.

The ions of ascorbate are Hydro-C‘s principal acting agents. When the level of ascorbates that normally circulate in the blood exceeds a certain threshold, the excess is released by osmosis into the large intestine, along with water. The same mechanism is behind vitamin C‘s “flushing” effect in large doses, but Hydro-C requires much smaller doses because of enhanced digestion.

How to take Hydro-C

For optimal results, follow these directions:

For normalization of stools, hard stools, irregularity, or constipation Hydro-C must be taken in the morning, as soon as you wake up, because it only reliably moisturizes stools when taken on an empty stomach. This way the entire dose can rapidly pass into the small intestine and get assimilated into the blood stream. If your stomach is already filled with food being digested, Hydro-C can‘t pass into the small intestine past the pyloric canal—a valve that separates the stomach from the duodenum.

Hydro-C takes from 30 minutes to a few hours to act. Adjust actual dosage depending on your response. If substantially overdosed, you will experience loose, watery stools (which is perfectly okay, if your goal is to relieve constipation and/or lavage the colon). If it is underdosed or taken after food, you may not experience the defecation-stimulating effect, although you‘ll still be getting the full benefits of Vitamin C and those essential minerals.

Hydro-C doesn‘t lead to acute diarrhea or cause cramping, because its mechanism of action is entirely natural. To prevent overly watery stools, decrease the dose gradually until you accomplish desired stool consistency.

You shouldn‘t take Hydro-C before leaving the house or when a bathroom isn‘t immediately available. When excess water gets down into the rectum, you may experience a strong urge that may be impossible to contain, especially if you are flatulent (letting out gases opens the anal canal, and causes fecal leakage).

To save yourself from a major embarrassment, treat Hydro-C just like a very potent laxative, even though it isn‘t one. You are getting a laxative effect not from the colon‘s irritation or stimulation, but from a rapid increase of water volume inside your colon and rectum.

You may experience one or more urges following the initial application of Hydro-C. Secondary urges are usually quite watery, so don‘t leave the house right away. Again, these urges aren‘t caused by stimulation, but by water pressure on the anal canal.

You may not have a stool “the day after” because of Hydro-C‘s effectiveness. That‘s okay! This isn‘t constipation, but a natural occurrence, since it takes from 24 to 72 hours to form and propel stools from the blind gut down to the rectum. On a fiber-free diet, the natural volume of stools is under 100-150 grams. If you have acute disbacteriosis, it may be even smaller. So don‘t be alarmed, and don‘t try to force stools out every single day. It takes time for them to accumulate and form in sufficient volume to stimulate a stretched-out large intestine.

For people who already have enlarged hemorrhoids, soft, watery stools may leave fecal residue around the anus because of its irregular shape. You should have access to a bidet, flexible shower, or other facilities to thoroughly wash the perianal area after each defecation.

It‘s best to begin taking Hydro-C over the weekend, when you don‘t have to leave the house. If you don‘t get any effect in two hours, repeat the dose—assuming you didn‘t have any meals in the interim. Wait for at least thirty minutes before having your first meal. Once you start eating, the gastrocolic reflex may stimulate a strong urge. If you still don‘t get an urge, use glycerin suppositories to stimulate a bowel movement, or increase the dose.

Reader's Testimonial I reluctantly got HydroC, the supplement the author recommends, and now I am REGULAR. BMs [bowel movements — ed.] twice daily. If you buy this book [Fiber Menace — ed.], please follow his transition suggestions, and have patience in re-training your bowel habits. It works. The HydroC supplement WORKS! Bonus: I've lost six of the stubborn ten pounds I've been trying to lose.” Melissa, USA (via

Optimizing Hydro-C performance

Hydro-C works naturally for everyone as long as it can reach the small intestine soon after taking it, and its dose is sufficient to accomplish the “task in hand.”

Here are the situations when it may not immediately deliver the expected results for no fault of its own, and what to do about it:

As with everything in life, be flexible, adaptable, and patient. Sure, it's easier to throw a tantrum, demand your “money back,” or blame someone else for your troubles. But what, in this case, are you going to do next? Go back to your doctor for more fiber and laxatives which had brought you to this page in the first place?

I hope not. Because all the same factors — overuse, wrong doses, hardened stools, dehydration, inflammation, fecal impaction, and gastroparesis — affect fiber and laxatives even more. Except they are ineffective, and unsafe to boot. Hydro-C — isn't.


How to enhance your athletic performance with Hydro-C

Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders affect over 80% of otherwise healthy athletes [link]. Bloating, abdominal pain, gastroesophageal reflux, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are the most common transient complaints. Though these conditions may vary in intensity, many persist long after the events, and may lead to chronic complications such as gastritis, peptic ulcers, constipation, and hemorrhoidal disease.

Of all GI disorders, the most serious are gastrointestinal bleedings and intestinal ischemia. Because internal bleedings aren’t immediately apparent, they may cause massive blood loss. The ensuing anemia is difficult to overcome with supplements, and may undercut your ability to train and compete for a considerable length of time.

Intestinal ischemia results from the blockage of blood flow to a section of the small intestine. In most cases, surgeons must remove an affected section of the small intestine to prevent tissue necrosis, obstruction, and perforation. The ensuing leakage from the perforated small intestine may lead to peritonitis — an inflammation of the peritoneum, or the inner wall of the abdomen. If not treated rapidly, peritonitis is almost always fatal.

GI events — transient as well as catastrophic — are particularly pervasive among endurance athletes [PDF]. Many do well in training, but fall apart during competitive events despite their healthy diets, excellent health, and exceptional physique. Female athletes are affected at a much greater rate than men for a variety of anthropological, physiological, and psychological reasons.

Is it possible to enjoy, let alone win, a competitive event with GI distress lurking in the back of your mind? I doubt it. You are also more likely to harm yourself; you’ll certainly take longer to recover; you may open yourself up to opportunistic infections and medical risks related to treatments; and you may end up developing autoimmune GI disorders such as celiac disease, for the rest of your life. It doesn’t help that most of the medical and nutritional recommendations intended to prevent competition-related GI disorders tend to exacerbate them.

Money-wise, a medical emergency while competing in places which won’t accept your health insurance, may cost you a fortune to treat. Adding insult to injury, a lingering fear of unpredictable GI events during the competition is a common cause of performance chokes, and, in itself, may provoke a stress-related nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea right before the start.

Fortunately, most, if not all, of these conditions can be prevented and eliminated with a thorough understanding of the physiology of stress and digestion. This understanding is universal — similar GI events may rear their ugly heads in any situation of high stress, whether physical, emotional, or both.

Over the past decade, I have developed and “battle-tested” a specialized supplemental program to eliminate or reduce the severity of stress-related gastrointestinal disorders. My program is based on a hypoallergenic, non-acidic, mineral-bound vitamin C formula that I named Hydro-C.

Unlike traditional vitamin C formulations, Hydro-C was designed for rapid absorption and high bioavailability. These properties allow it to perform its magic at much lower doses, on demand, and without irritating the delicate lining of your stomach and small intestine.

Here are the benefits that you may derive from applying Hydro-C to their preparation, maintenance, and recovery routines:

Reduce non-essential body weight. The adult colon contains between 2 and 4 lbs. of stools in healthy people, and quite a bit more in people affected by irregularity or chronic constipation. That's all extra weight that you will literally need to “carry” throughout the competition. Hydro-C reliably “flushes” the colon clean “on demand,” all without causing irritation, discomfort, bloating, flatulence, flora damage, or any other side effects typical for laxatives and dietary fiber.

Minimize abdominal distress and nausea related to pre-event anxiety and high stress. Abdominal pangs and jitters that you may feel prior to a competitive event are related to your body's efforts to normalize excessively high blood pressure caused by the elevated level of stress hormones. In response to sudden surges of blood pressure, the body releases blood plasma into the colon and/or the stomach. This “safety valve” action rapidly reduces the total volume of the blood, and protects the heart and blood vessels from damage. The sudden influx of fluids into the stomach causes nausea and vomiting, and is more likely to affect women because they have considerably smaller stomachs than men. The addition of the fluids into the colon lumen is behind the strong urges to move bowels and/or diarrhea. However, when the colon is near-empty, the fluids may remain in the secum (blind gut, the first section of the large intestine), and are less likely to cause acute diarrhea. And even when diarrhea is unavoidable, it will not be as messy, profuse, psychologically traumatic, and embarrassing as with the colon filled to capacity with stools.

Eliminate performance choke from ruining your start. The fear of acute digestive distress — nausea, cramping, sudden urge to move bowels, or diarrhea — is a fairly common cause of athletes’ paralysis by analysis, known more commonly as choking. In this respect, preempting these conditions with Hydro-C is optimal not only for sporting events, but also for all other high-stress, high-stakes events, such as weddings, exams, court appearances, medical emergencies, and similar others that are so often behind serious digestive disorders in sensitive individuals.

Prevent travel-related irregularity and constipation. Jet lag, travel away from home, a change of normal routine, shared accommodations, and the avoidance of public bathrooms — all are very common causes of irregularity and constipation, particularly among women. Missing a bowel movement just once causes IBS-like symptoms and flatulence. It also hardens up and enlarges stools, and requires straining the next time around you find yourself in the bathroom. Straining and large stools are a leading cause of enlarged hemorrhoids, and hemorrhoids-related complications.

Minimize menstruation-related abdominal cramping and/or the severity of PMS. The uterus is located in the immediate vicinity of the large intestine. When the large intestine is filled with large stools and gases, it distends easily and creates additional pressure in a tightly packed abdominal cavity, and contributes to pain and discomfort before and during menstruation. Hydro-C reliably “flushes” the colon of excess stools, reduces flatulence, and eliminates distention.

Reduce the risk or intensity of runner's diarrhea. Hydro-C reduces the chances of "runner's diarrhea" by keeping your colon clear of excessive content. Even if the diarrhea will happen for reasons out of your immediate control, it will not be a total embarrassing mess, but just a nuisance.

Avoid unpredictable and unreliable action of traditional laxatives and laxogenic foods. Unlike traditional laxatives, Hydro-C assures a complete evacuation of bowels in advance of your competitive event. It works like a clock within 45 to 90 minutes from ingestion, so you can take it with minimal risk the night before, or even on the day of the competition without fearing a sudden bowel movement during the event itself.

Enhance your athletic performance. Hydro-C will not affect your energy level and stamina because, unlike practically all laxative agents, it is non-irritable, non-toxic, and hypoallergenic. And, equally important – it doesn’t damage intestinal bacteria. Harm to the bacteria in the intestines is a primary cause of chronic constipation, ensuing dependence on laxatives, and a broad range of immune, blood, and neurologic disorders that hamper athletic and intellectual performance.

Prevent hemorrhoid enlargement and flare-ups of hemorrhoidal inflammation. Diarrhea and irregularity related to athletic activities are common causes of acute hemorrhoidal inflammation, enlarged hemorrhoids, and anal fissures. Hydro-C reliably protects you from these inopportune conditions by maintaining regularity and normal stools. This is particularly important for women already affected by post-pregnancy hemorrhoidal disease, as well as older athletes.

Protect bones and joints. Hydro-C is a non-acidic, highly bioavailable form of vitamin C that is absolutely critical for protecting endurance and casual athletes alike. Because it contains vitamin C bound to three essential electrolytes — calcium, magnesium, and potassium in synergistic amounts — it enhances immunity, reduces joint and vascular inflammation, speeds up tissue healing, helps assimilate dietary and supplemental iron, reduces muscle cramping, and protects you from the ravages of osteoporosis, osteomalacia, and osteoarthritis. Take it daily to protect your appearance and performance from the ravages of premature aging related to sport-related stresses of skeletomuscular and cardiovascular systems.

Keep alive healthy intestinal flora. Healthy intestinal flora is essential for maintaining primary immunity response to protect you from infections; it synthesizes vitamin K, which protects you from runaway bleedings, and it is responsible for the endogenous production of a broad range of B-vitamins that prevent neurological disorders and premature aging. Sports-related GI events, ensuing treatments, and broad use of laxatives decimate intestinal flora, decrease your performance, damage your health, and result in premature aging. Hydro-C doesn’t affect intestinal flora, but also helps to rebuild it when used with other synergistic components of the Colorectal Recovery Program.

Eliminate fiber dependence. Many athletes, especially women and older individuals, depend on a high-fiber diet and fiber supplements for their laxogenic effect. This dependence may negatively affect your athletic performance by causing abdominal bloating, hemorrhoidal disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and flatulence. Of these four conditions, intestinal bloating is the most dangerous.

The soluble fiber in foods and supplements blocks the assimilation of gases that are naturally formed during digestion. Having no place to go, the trapped gases expand the intestines just like helium in a balloon. The resulting distention of the abdomen’s wall — the “bloating” — is behind painful cramps, gastroesophageal reflux, nausea and vomiting.

These bloating-related complications result from rapid omnidirectional expansion of the intestines inside the tightly-packed abdominal cavity, and the ensuing pressure on the blood vessels and adjourning digestive, endocrine, respiratory, and cardiovascular organs.

On the far end, bloating may cause abdominal or inguinal hernia, acute pancreatitis, or intestinal ischemia — a blockage of the blood circulation to a compressed section of the small intestine. These conditions are more likely to occur in sports that affect the abdominal wall such as cycling, rowing, boxing, weight lifting, or wrestling.

Bloating may also interfere with normal cardiovascular functions by further constraining the thoracic (chest) cavity, especially when riding a bike.

By helping you to eliminate dependence on fiber, Hydro-C enhances the digestion and assimilation of essential macro- and micro-nutrients, including dietary iron and iodine. Both of these microelements are essential for top performance because they directly affect oxygen transfer by the blood and the rate of energy metabolism.

Hydro-C and related synergistic supplements (i.e. Colorectal Recovery Kit) is, in my opinion, the safest method of overcoming fiber dependence, and improving your athletic performance.

The other components of my program facilitate accelerated post-event recovery, an equally daunting task for an athlete who can’t resume adequate nutrition fast enough following a severe GI event.

If you already have digestive disorders that need extra care, Hydro-C is complimented by the Colorectal Recovery Program. It contains professional-grade supplements specifically formulated to reverse and prevent gastrointestinal disorders, while also boosting overall health, energy, and stamina.

It is imperative to familiarize yourself with the use of Hydro-C use well in advance of the actual event because experiencing a sudden urge to move bowels in the middle of competition should be the last thing on your mind.


Suitable for constipation in children

When used properly, Hydro-C is safe and effective for children of any age. It‘s easy to take, since it‘s neither bitter, or sour, nor particularly prominent (i.e. disgusting for kids‘ extreme senses of taste and smell).

Most importantly vis-a-vis traditional laxatives, Hydro-C is fast acting — when taken on empty stomach it usually “delivers” in less than two hours, so you can easily avoid an unfortunate “incidence” of dealing with strong urge and profuse stools while away from home.

It is easier to take as soon as it is mixed with water, because once the “bubbles” are out, it becomes slightly bitter. To assure your child that it‘s safe and easy to take, mix a small dose for yourself, and take it along with your child. Make sure to adjust the actual dose to your child‘s weight, i.e. if your child weighs five times less than you at a normal weight, divide the adult‘s dose by five.

Never give Hydro-C to children until trying it out on yourself first! It‘s critically important for you to understand and feel out its action in order to avoid an extremely unpleasant situation with running stools, especially while not at home. Wearing heavy-duty diapers may be a good idea even for already toilet-trained toddlers, because your child may have difficulty in resisting an extremely strong urge.

In case of resistance, mix Hydro-C into the child's favorite juice. Please note that I do not condone giving juices to children. There isn't anything as offensive for a child's health and development as fruit or vegetable juice, particularly canned or processed. More on this here. As an occasional base for Hydro-C it's acceptable to use a juice, considering the alternatives.

Always consult a pediatrician before giving your child any supplement, including Hydro-C. If your doctor objects without giving you any valid reason, ask him/her why an exceptionally toxic laxative or intrusive (and quite traumatic) enema may be okay for your child, while Hydro-C isn't. Suggest that your doctor reads this page for more information about Hydro-C. If you don't get a reasoned response, consider seeking a second opinion from a nutritionally-oriented doctor.

Finally, consider the following nutritional facts regarding Hydro-C's safety and suitability for children of any age (1/2 teaspoon or 2.5 g):

—There is 10.5 times more potassium (422 mg) in a single medium size banana than in a single dose (40 mg) of Hydro-C for a child (NDB# 09040);

—There is 2.2 more times calcium in a single glass of calcium-fortified orange juice (500 mg) than in a single dose  (225 mg) of Hydro-C (NDB# 09211);

—The amount of magnesium (120 mg) in a cup of cooked black beans (175 g) is about the same  as in a single dose (125 mg) of Hydro-C (NDB# 16315).

The nutritional content of each respective food (NDB#) was obtained from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference [link].

Reader's Testimonial “THE GLORY AND PRAISE -- FINDING H-C... I often surf the internet for a cure- for anything that might help or be new out there- I actually have been praying about it to Jesus for years & the day I found hydro'c was my day! I could hardly wait to try it. I was on vacation. It took two days to work. I was amazed. No cramps. No real indication that I even had to go. This is the most amazing part- it had been so long since I felt normal- that I didn‘t even recognize it when it appeared. And this is no exaggeration. I prayed for you to continue your efforts. I must of thanked God a dozen times that day! My 19 year-old son is non-verbal and has a profound cognitive impairment. He would withhold for up to six days at a time, and only had bowel movements seven or eight times per month. The stools were the size of gherkins! In the past several months, his behavior and personality radically changed. He went from a very docile and compliant child to a very angry and violent one. For the first time in his life, the school requested a one-on-one aide for his safety and that of his classmates. He is stronger than I am, and when he has one of his episodes at home when my husband is at work, it is a frightening situation. We were starting to despair that we may not be able to keep him at home! Or that he would have to be strongly medicated. I was convinced it was related to the withholding, but had tried various diets and supplements (Benefiber, Miralax, glycerine suppositories) and NOTHING worked. Then I stumbled upon your website looking for information about the suppositories that went in and never came out ... and I was mesmerized! I read every word and then ordered Hydro-C. I know you hear this all the time, but the results have been nothing short of miraculous. Anyway, please forgive the length of this email, but I thought you should know the full extent of the impact of your work! Noah still has a long way to go, but there is now a light at the end of the tunnel, thanks to you. God bless you. ” K.G., USA (via e-mail)

Safety and benefits

The safety and health benefits of vitamin C are well established. Dr. Linus Pauling, the two-time Nobel Prize winner, is one of the best-known advocates of Vitamin C. Dr. Pauling took 3,000 mg of vitamin C daily for the last three decades of his life. He passed away at 93, vigorous and productive to the very end. Who knows how long he would have lived if he‘d had Hydro-C and started taking it even earlier?

Here‘s a brief summary of the healing and protective properties of vitamin C that originally attracted Dr. Pauling‘s attention:

These important properties alone merit the daily intake of Vitamin C, particularly for people on a restrictive diet, including a low-carb one. Juices aren‘t an appropriate source of vitamin C. One cup (250 g) of commercial orange juice, for example, contains almost two tablespoons (25 g) of sugar and only 89 mg of vitamin C—enough sugar to contribute to diabetes and obesity, but not enough vitamin C to counteract the damage.

Besides, by the time any canned juice reaches consumers, a great deal of vitamin C is rendered useless by oxidation. That‘s why quality vitamin C supplements are certainly more reliable and less harmful than food sources.

Advantages over laxatives and fiber

In addition to safety and health benefits, Hydro-C has numerous advantages over fiber, laxatives, and generic vitamin C (ascorbic acid):

Finally, it's worth noting that Hydro-C is made in the United States from pharmaceutical-grade components that meet or exceed United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) specifications.


Side Effects

If overdosed, you may experience loose, watery stools. Hydro-C doesn‘t lead to acute diarrhea or cause cramping, because its mechanism of action is entirely natural. To prevent overly watery stools, decrease the dose gradually until you accomplish desired stool consistency.

Also, keep these important points in mind:

All of the above isn‘t legal mumbo-jumbo to scare you off, but a reminder to exercise common sense and good judgment in all matters concerning your health and well-being.

Please note: If you are considering taking Hydro-C, please verify with your doctor or pharmacist that it will not interfere with prescription medications you may also be taking. The contraindications for Hydro-C are similar to other over-the-counter supplements that contain vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and potassium in amounts listed on the label.

When consulting medical professionals regarding Hydro-C, please refer them to this page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do I have to take Hydro-C for the rest of my life?

Once you restore normality to your large intestine, and if you don‘t have severe hemorrhoidal disease (which obstructs the anal canal) or anorectal nerve damage (which cancels out the defecation urge), the answer is no. If you already have these or any other organic colorectal disorders, and natural defecation is no longer achievable, at the very least you may need to take either a conventional laxative (and accept all of its side effects), or Hydro-C.

Q. Is Hydro-C just another addictive laxative?

After studying this page, some readers may conclude, “Aha, you are proposing (peddling, pushing) yet another habit-forming laxative!”

No, not really. Please consider the following points:

Finally, keep in mind that this page describes the alternatives to fiber and conventional laxatives, and Hydro-C just happens to be better than all the others for the reasons already stated. As Brooke Shields used to say in her famous jeans commercial: “Don't hate me because I'm beautiful.” If you can find a better and safer method to undo the ravages of fiber abuse and aging, I would like to use it too.


Author's note

I discovered Hydro-C for the purposes described here, in 2000. Since then, I've been taking it almost daily and haven't been constipated once, or had a single relapse of IBS or blood-loss related to pre-existing anal fissures.

Hydro-C is also the most popular item in our catalogue. You know for sure it's a miracle, when you hear clients telling you over and over again: “Konstantin, you deserve the Nobel Prize in Medicine... I can't live without Hydro-C... Please charge me more for it, so that you stay in business,” and so on.

If you know anyone who's suffering from hemorrhoidal disease, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, or constipation, please send them the link to this page.

Constipation is particularly ruinous for small children, because they sense and fear the pain more than adults, but can't yet verbalize their feelings. So they withhold stools, and cause themselves even more damage.

If their parents follow their pediatrician's routine advice, and force the child to eat more fiber, this problem will get even more severe from all that extra fiber piling up and up on top of an already hard and large plug.

Hydro-C and a low-fiber diet are particularly effective for these children, because they restore normality, eliminate pain, and remove fear. You'd be surprised to learn how many preschoolers are being routinely diagnosed with hemorrhoids. It's a national disgrace and tragedy all at once.

Consider posting the link to this page on your blog. Mention it to your pediatrician. Show it to your kid's teachers. Send the link, save the child.

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.