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Getting Down the Salt Water Flush with the Master Cleanse

Updated on April 11, 2011

OK, as I wrote last night I started the Lemon Master Cleanse this AM, and it is official the absolute worst part of this cleanse is the salt water flush. This flush is known by many names:  an internal cleanse, natural colon cleansing, salt water cleanse, intestinal cleansing, or colon cleanse just to name a few.

The salt water flush recipe is 32oz of water with 2 teaspoons of uniodized sea salt. The whole process of the Master Cleanse (also known as the Lemon Master Cleanse, detox, full body detox, or the Maple Syrup Cleanse) includes you not eating any solid food for the duration, and only drinking the mix for the Master Cleanse and a smooth move tea at night.  The final step and one of the most important is the salt water flush in the morning.  This process is 100% natural, and how it works is that the salt weighs down the water to push everything through your system to give you a total cleanse...

So what is the problem? Getting it down! To get the salt water past your tongue to your intestines, is  absolutely horrible, and by far the worst part of the cleanse. The Lemonade mixture is surprisingly good and filling. Who would have thought that Maple Syrup, Cayenne Pepper, and Lemons would go well together?

In all seriousness, it is now 12:27pm and the last time I had anything to eat was for dinner last night and I am not the least bit hungry. I am drinking the lemonade and it is going surprisingly well. I know I am just starting but so far so good! If I find any tips on the salt water flush I will post them immediately, right now all I can say is if you have the determination to do the Master Cleanse be it for 10 or 40 days then you have the will power to get down 32 oz of salt water!

You may read in places that there is no reason to detox your body, but if you look at the ingredients of what we eat and have eaten for many years, you will definitely see why I felt this was a good thing!  Most of what we "eat" now has little to no nutritional value and the need to clean it out of our system gets greater as time goes on.  The salt water flush as part of the colon cleanse is imperative to receive the best results from the Master Cleanse and has even been used in our house when we eat something that disagrees with us or gives us a stomach ache.  It just pushes everything through the system! 

The comments are for any and all suggestions!  I hope to have a suggestion quickly as making it through without a tip will be ROUGH!

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      Rebecca Jones 3 years ago from Florida

      Unfortunately no, the mixing of the salt and water must occur PRIOR to ingestion for it to work :(

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      noingitythiva 3 years ago

      Good site! I really love how it is easy on my eyes and the data are well written. I am wondering how I could be notified whenever a new post has been made. I've subscribed to your RSS which must do the trick! Have a great day!

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      Lisa 4 years ago

      Is it ok to mix the salt in a little water, down it, followed immediately by the quart of water??

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      Kari 4 years ago

      This is Day 3 for me and the first day I did ok on salt water flush the 1st day with no results and i took the tea at night. The second day I warmed up the water using 2 different glasses with salt mixture. Got almost done with first glass but had to throw up, at night i did smooth tea. Day three I did not use salt water flush but did the smooth tea in am, is it ok if I do tea in morn and and night? I am drinking six glasses of the lemonade with no problem. I am peeing like crazy and loose stools.

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      Rebecca Jones 4 years ago from Florida

      LOL if you are reading this then gross is part of the plan. If your system is pretty empty then it will be pretty clear aas it is just clening and flushing what is in there out. Don't t worry it will still be effective!

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      Newbie 5 years ago

      Im on the second day of the master cleanse and its my first time doing the swf if it normal for just the salt water to come out? The wasnt anything solid and for the most part you could see through it. I was expecting all this grossness to happen. But yeah id love some feed back

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      van150 5 years ago

      Hi I found this post recently, I have been doing the master cleanse every yr to 6months since 2006. What i normally do is, i take drink only 1 gulp of salt water flush, and a Very very very small sip of my lemonade drink to "clean" the palate and keep alternating until you have finished the salt water. Or mouthwash prior to the salt water flush to "clean " the palate. The salt flush taste horrible so any thing that can disguise the taste buds helps

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      Minnesota.Teen 5 years ago

      BTW ----- I meant no disrespect in my comment above at all -----after reading it, I noticed that (depending on the reader's tone) it may be interpreted as a little aggressive and belittling due to the all capital letters. I assure you that was NOT my intention when I wrote and posted the comment. I was simply informing everyone on a method of the SWF that Ive been using for quite some time now.... I appologize if anyone was offended immediately after reading the above post BEFORE reading this one explaining myself....if anyone is still offended after reading this - then I guess thats your problem as I will only appologize once lol...

      HAPPY CLEANSING!!!

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      davis 5 years ago

      I did my first swf today it was not as bad as I thought in my mind. My friend gave me the idea after to bite on a lemon slice like after a shot just dont eat it. Biting down killed the taste instantly. Hope this helps some

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      Rebecca Jones 5 years ago from Florida

      You can do the flush whenever. I have friends who just do it every now and then just to clean out. Don't over do it, but don't stress too much about the time line, just make sure you are near a bathroom!

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      NJ 5 years ago

      im on day 4 and have been injesting the salt water (worse than gross) a friend told me when she does it she chews gum while drinking the salt water. going to try that.

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      Nicole B 5 years ago

      I want to start this evening with my smooth move tea, do I then begin the lemonade drink all day for the next 3 days ( while still drinking smooth move at night) and then on the 3rd to the salt water flush? Or Should I do the SWF tonight to kick start the cleanse? I think that is what I am most confused about, when to actually start the salt flush. And if it is before I drink the lemonade can I do it tonight even though I have eaten earlier in the day?

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      Rebecca Jones 5 years ago from Florida

      Cees- it will still have effects but not as good

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      Rebecca Jones 5 years ago from Florida

      Eddie- For those of us near the beach it would be cheaper but no :) Depending on the tide and size of the pool they got it from the proportions could be wrong lol

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      Rebecca Jones 5 years ago from Florida

      Rachel- The body is NOT being starved when doing the cleanse correctly. If you are obease than the body maybe used to more calories, but for someone like myself I don't lose weight as my calorie intake (the reason for the maple syrup) is the same as normal actually a little more sugar than normal)

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      Rebecca Jones 5 years ago from Florida

      Melody- NO YOU CANNOT. If you do this you are NOT getting the cleanse you are putting yourself in GREAT DANGER!

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      Rebecca Jones 5 years ago from Florida

      lina- nope

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      Rebecca Jones 5 years ago from Florida

      jenni- swf is just will power if you have that much trouble. to put it in a bottle make a pitcher and then pour what you need into your containers, and you can not cheat at all or there is no point :)

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      Rebecca Jones 5 years ago from Florida

      Nila- I am not sure where this came into play for some but let me be VERY clear. The Cleanse is NOT a weight loss exercise. It is to recalibrate your body and remove toxins. Depending on your weight/size you could easily gain weight doing the cleanse as the calorie intake can be more than what you were eating before.

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      Rebecca Jones 5 years ago from Florida

      Lissa- honey please don't make yourself throw up again. That does not help! We all fall short at times, give yourself a little bit of a break here honey.

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      Rebecca Jones 5 years ago from Florida

      Nicci it is a matter of will power. You can do it without it but it will GREATLY affect your results :)

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      Rebecca Jones 5 years ago from Florida

      You can do it at night, I do a lot. As I have said many times this is not to loose weight it is to recalibrate your body, so you get on a better routine.

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      Rebecca Jones 5 years ago from Florida

      What is done is done and you are still here but you do want to use the uniodized in the future :)

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      Rebecca Jones 5 years ago from Florida

      Dawn, if you are doing it correctly you are getting the same number of calories as normal. This is to clean your digestive track so when you eat again it is able to be absorbed easier. Hope this helps!

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      Rebecca Jones 5 years ago from Florida

      You can do it without the Cayenne, the Cayenne is an irritant to help get more off, but it is not needed for the cleanse to work :)

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      Rebecca Jones 5 years ago from Florida

      You will have better results if you do!

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      Rebecca Jones 5 years ago from Florida

      Vanessa- look into Beyond Organic. I can send you some info if you want :)

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      Rebecca Jones 5 years ago from Florida

      Please helpppp- Sorry you MUST mix it BEFORE you drink it. Otherwise it can cause dangerous things with blood pressure!

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      Rebecca Jones 5 years ago from Florida

      ANY food voids the cleanse mints included... Sorry!

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      Rebecca Jones 5 years ago from Florida

      Deawal- Uniodized Sea Salt ONLY is what I have ever heard from the medical people I have talked to. Epsom salt is what Grandma said :)

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      Cees 5 years ago

      I'm on day 2 of the master cleanse, and I can't do the salt water flush...I drank like half of it and couldn't drink anymore. Will it still work?

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      Eddie Caucau 5 years ago

      when purchasing UNIODIZED Sea Salt.. should i just purchase sea salt water...

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      Rachel 5 years ago

      @Nila: I'm sorry it took me so long to respond, I have been very busy with work lately. Everyone's body is different so you losing 1kg and your bf losing 3kg might be completely normal depending on your bodies. If you aren't losing any weight after ten days then I would venture it safe to assume something is not right. You may even want to get checked out by your doctor. After 10 days your body should recognize that it is being starved and at the very least you should be losing muscle mass, which would show definite weight loss. If you are drinking a lot of liquid and not going to the bathroom that could be why it would seem that you are not losing anything, but if you are not using the bathroom, it could be a sign that something is not right. If this problem persists go to the doc. Good luck to you and your boyfriend!! :))

      @Jenni: Any bite is cheating. This is a strict fast. Follow it to the "t" for accurate results. Good luck to you!! :))

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      Melody 5 years ago

      You can use empty gelatin capsules you can buy from a health food store and put your salt in those....makes the swf a breeze! :)

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      Linda 5 years ago

      Can i eat the salt with a lemon and chase it with water? Instead of mixing the water and salt?

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      jenni.gtrz 5 years ago

      im doing the master cleanse but i dont know if im doing it right. i tried to drink the swf but i threw up i need help how can i make the lemonade for a 16oz bottle? and how many times do i have to drink can i cheat just by taking a bite just a tiny bite??

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      nila99 5 years ago

      Hi Rachel,

      Today is my 6th day of master cleanse, but I only lost 1 kg. I did everything right! I feel frustrated and want to quit. Is it possible that master cleanse doesn't work for certain people? My boyfriend lost 3 kg already as per today! I really feel demotivated!!! HELP!

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      lissa777 5 years ago

      so im on my 5th day of the master cleanse an i broke:[ i ate 4 peanutbutter crackers an here is the worse part i made myself throwup afterwards . i cant believe i let myself get to that point . i want to continue the cleanse an add on more days now that i cheated (reason why i went to the point of making myself throw up) can i still do my salt water flush. please no harsh comments i no i have mess up just want to know if ican still do my flush tonight . i do my flush at night because i have more time .

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      Rachel 5 years ago

      @Emily: You can drink the tea at anytime. It's okay if you overlap it with the salt water. I would try to wait until you get home from work. Usually the tea works in a few minutes and can last for a few hours, so you may need to take a few trips to the bathroom throught the day. You can do this cleanse for about 32 days max. Any more and it becomes dangerous.

      @Nicci: Unfortunately with this specific cleanse you must do the SWF. You don't HAVE to do it, but you can't do anything else as a replacement for it. If you choose not do it, it just won't be a complete cleanse.

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      Nicci Thomas 5 years ago

      Today is my first day using the Master Cleanse. I woke up this morning to do the salt water flush and took 2 gulps and couldnt finish the rest. Is there any other options I could try? How important is the flush? If I dont do it will that affect my results? I just cant seem to get it down! HELP!

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      M (T&T) 5 years ago

      Hi

      I tried the cleanse, today is day ten for me I didnt think I could make 10days but I did. it wasnt bad and the result in even 10 days is great. I have been battling low blood sugar since I was a child and thought this would have been an issue. I have gone 10 days with out food only master cleanse I never once felt weak or ill and my blood sugar was stable. Although I appreciated the cleanse and I am feeling the difference I greatly appreciate the weightloss that I achieved with it I used 6 glasses perday and followed all instructions. will definetly do it 3-4 times a year. thank you master cleanse.

      M (T&T)

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      Emily 5 years ago

      Hey, i was wondering if i could drink the Tea at night than right after follow up with the SWF? and just drink the lemonade during the day. I have school in the mornings till about 3:30 so I'm alittle afraid of what would happen at school .. lol. Also im 5'5 and weigh 180. I would like to lose 40-50 pounds, do you think that possiable? Also how long can you do this cleanse for?

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      Dana 5 years ago

      Hi,

      I accidentally used iodized salt the last 2 days. It worked as a laxative but is it bad for my body to use iodized salt?

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      Dawn 5 years ago

      Hi, I just completed my 3rd day and I'm good just bad head ache's. I haven't really had a bowel movement since the first day though. It's just liquid & I was expecting lost of build up to be coming out. Also, everyone I've talked to said by the 3rd day they had already lost 10 lbs. and I've only lost 1 lb. I'm not cheating, but I don't understand why I'm not losing more weight. Can someone explain this please? Thanks!

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      Trista 5 years ago

      So everyone is saying the worst part of the cleanse is the SWF....But honestly I can handle that. The lemon juice/syrup/cayenne pepper mixture makes me want to gag and 60oz is alot to have to drink of something that horrible in a day...but everyone says it tastes ok? Am I missing something? I heard there are cayenne pepper tabs, would that be a possibility? I just cant get over the kick of this drink!

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      Lindy 5 years ago

      I started the cleanse today and just finished my very first salt water flush. OMG!!!!! I FEEL MISERABLE!!!! that was worst. Do I have to do it everyday?

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      vanessa 5 years ago

      Congrats to all of you who have done the 10 days.Well done. I began the detox yesterday for no other reason than to cleanse. I am very over weight and after the holiday period I decided to stop my bad eating habits. I began juicing and on the 3rd day I was shocked to have foud tape worm in my stool. It affected me and since then I have not eaten meat and never will again. It really affected me. I can only imagine the celery and ginger worked the worms out. I still had to deworm myself and my entire family. So thumbs up for me as this is day 2 and I seem to be ok with the detox barring the salt wash so I put plenty of lemon in the warm water and I must say its so very much nicer to drink. Hope the lemon with the salt wont affect the results. Happying detoxing all.

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      Mikey 5 years ago

      OK..I JUST finished doing the salt water flush for the first time..as soon as I woke up..I heated a quart of distilled water and added 2 level teaspoons of sea salt..

      I managed to drink it as fast as I could..IT IS NASTY TASTING lol..I then layed down on my righth side.

      Around 15 min later..I started to feel my stomache kinda cramping up and getting "full"...then around 15-20 min later,I went to use the bathroom..it DEFINITLY works good..I feel lighter and better..I lost 2-3 pounds in a couple hours lol..will do again tomorrow.

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      Please Helppp Mikey 5 years ago

      Is it OK to make one cup of water/2 tsp salt...then drink a seperate quart of warm water??...I cant get the drink down without gagging...please help...

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      Rocky 5 years ago

      I've completed the Master Cleanse twice. The first time I went for 13 days and this time 20. Godwilling, I intend to increase the duration each time until I can do 40 days two or three times a year. But guess what? I STILL can't get that saltwater down! I made it maybe two days. Instead I take the laxative tea in the morning and again at night. Not as effective, I know, but I simply COULD NOT and CANNOT get that stuff down. Maybe I'll try it again on my next flush. Good Luck all!

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      Linda 5 years ago

      My husband and I are starting the ultimate cleanse tomorrow morning. we are quite excited, but I tried that salt water drink and it's awful... but I think I'm using the wrong salt. I'm using premier pink salt... but not sure it's uniodized or not, doesn't say. So tomorrow I'll go find the right kind of salt and hopefully will go down a bit better. Stay tuned!

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      keecha 5 years ago

      I was using breath Mint throughout the day...Would sugar free mints be better..

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      deawal 5 years ago

      Just wondering what your thoughts are on using digestible epsom salt for the cleanse.That is what I have used in the past,but I see that only sea salt is mentioned here.

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      Rebecca Jones 5 years ago from Florida

      As many days as you do the cleanse, or just as many days as you feel like it. I have friends who just do the flush a few days after the holidays, but don't do the full cleanse, or if they feel like something they ate is not agreeing with them etc.

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      yanna 5 years ago

      How many days do you do SWF?

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      Rebecca Jones 5 years ago from Florida

      Megan- You can start up again any time, it is a flush/cleanse not something to beat yourself up about! It obviously put toxins back in, but we all have moments of weakness :)

      Elaine- Whoo hoo happy days!

      Kay- Yes, it is a daily thing with the cleanse, it helps to flush out the intestines with what comes off with the cayanne in the mix.

      Chris- I HIGHLY recommend NOT doing this. I have made notes about this often above, and cannot state enough how much research has gone into the cleanse, it was not meant to be easy or everyone would do it. Shortcutting that way is HIGHLY dangerous as the salt and water do NOT mix correctly in the stomach, the salt MUST be mixed into the water PRIOR to ingestion for it to not have potential negative effects. I allow all comments as long as they are not offensive, and it seems someone writes what you did about every 6 months or so (there are lots of notes on this page lol) and I like to reitterate wher it is not lost in the mix. The SWF MUST be done the way it is designed, ANY variations and it could have very negative effects.

      Thank you everyone for reading!

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      Chris 5 years ago

      I have been on the cleanse for a few days now. When I do the SWF, I make a highly concentrated solution with salt and water. Like 6oz of water with the 2 tsp of salt. Once I get that down, I down another 26oz of water and have it mix in my stomach. It does he same job, but the salty mixture is down the hatch in a few seconds vs a minute

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      kay 5 years ago

      Hi! Should the SWF be done for the duration of the cleanse (all 10 days)? Also, would drinking cold lemonade have any effect?

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      Elaine 5 years ago

      Well thank goodness for that....it may of taken 2 lots of swf and the 2nd being double the amount of salt...but after 3 hours I have been to the loo 4 times in the last 20 mins!!!!! So glad it has finally worked and the 2 letres are now out!!!! Happy days!!!!

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      Elaine 5 years ago

      Ok 2 hours since the 2nd flush today and still nothing apart from very smelly wind...and trying not to throw the lot back up!!!! Mmm not sure I will be trying this again

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      Elaine 5 years ago

      I am just doing the flush and tried it this morning with no effect what so ever....so have just done it again but doubled the amount of salt (4 teaspoons) to see if this has any effect this time. I suffer from constipation and think this might be why the first 1 didn't work!!!! Really hope the 2nd 1 does as it was soooooo hard to drink the lot without bringing it back up :0(

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      Megan 5 years ago

      Found your comments interesting. Tried the cleanse for the first time but was starving by the end of the second night, after having to cook for my family. Had something small to eat. So I'm busted. Does this mean, I have to stop or can I pick up again?

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      Rebecca Jones 5 years ago from Florida

      Katie- I used probiotics that i got at our Chiropractor's. I will check on the type when I go in again, but most will carry them in the form you want.

      esi- You can do the flush anytime, even if you are not on the cleanse just to clear out a little if needed.

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      esi89 5 years ago

      hiya starting my cleanse tomorow, was going to start today but realised i'd got the wrong marple syrup.is it okay to do the SWF today.

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      Katie 5 years ago

      Love this site! Quite a lot of info! I'm at the end of day one and just have a few questions. This morning I tried the SWF, but I did it incorrectly and ultimately jut threw up. I did the correct dosage again around 6pm. I could only get about 3/4 done. Which you say is okay. I have also had 3 cups of walmart Cenna tea. It's called Dieters tea;cleanse. They say it is comparable to Smooth Move. This has all been over 4 hours ago, and I don't even feel a rumble in my belly. I've been on a very strict low calorie diet for the last three weeks. Could that be the issue? Could there just be nothin' in there? I want to feel healthy like everyone says they do, but right now I feel pretty crummy and bloated. Not to mention cravings.

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      Rebecca Jones 5 years ago from Florida

      Julie- I think that is a wonderful summation of all above! :)

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      Julieinoz 6 years ago

      Thank you blogging2 for this very informative site. I initially searched for the 'salt water flush' as I was investigating natural ways to overcome a bout of constipation (and now know Senna tea is the way to go).

      However, having read every post on here I am now motivated to redo the Master Cleanse CORRECTLY (we refer to it as the Lemon Detox Diet in Australia). Sadly it is promoted as a ‘weight loss’ cleanse and I approached it like a low calorie weight loss effort, but not until I read your comments ABOVE did I fully 'get it'. I have done the cleanse 1 1/2 times :-) and i think I have made nearly every mistake listed here as I too struggle to palate the drink and SWF.

      Just clarifying my understanding:

      • All ingredients – Fresh Lemon Juice (Squeezed/Juiced not blended), Cayenne Pepper and Grade B Syrup(Only B Grade) MUST be MIXED TOGETHER before drinking.

      • The SWF ratio is 2 tsp (two teaspoons UNIODISED SEA SALT) to 32 Ounces (1 Litre) of purified Water and MUST be MIXED TOGETHER before drinking. To be drunk as fast as you can. Best tips are to drink with a straw and warm water if struggling.

      • The quantity of Syrup is necessary for our Daily Intake of Calories

      • The Lemon component releases the toxins and anything else that shouldn’t be in our Intestines (?)

      • The Cayenne Pepper is an irritant that helps loosens it from our intestinal walls

      • The night time Smooth Move Tea loosens any stools, etc in our intestines for ease in elimination

      • And the DAILY Salt Water Flush, flushes it all out so we can repeat the process and eliminate even more toxins. Best to do first thing in the morning, that is, if you have time (up to hours) to stay near a loo!

      So the objective is to remove as many toxins and sludge from our intestines METHODICALLY , day by day whilst keeping up healthy Calorie intake. Where by our bodies are left healthier without the toxins and working efficiently. Have I missed anything?

      Wow, this site was a great find. I hope you are over your own hurdles and are happy and healthy. Great contribution, thanks again.

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      Rebecca Jones 6 years ago from Florida

      Asha- After you do anything for more than 14 days it becomes a habit so it becomes easier (depending on your physical activity). I have never gone that long personally, but have friends who do it frequently. Good luck!

      mjc- Good luck, and I have not tried it warm, to me it is just close your eyes and chug lol. Let us know how it works, we always welcome tips as long as you are not altering the mixture or ingredients :)

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      mjcrh328 6 years ago

      Thank you for this post. I recently found this diet online and have been researching it since. I am hoping to start the cleanse within the next 2 days and look forward to losing the weight.

      As a tip on the SWF, have you tried to drink it warm? I know that when I have a sore throat and have to gargle salt water, the warmer it was, the better it tasted.

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      Asha 6 years ago

      Hey everyone!! I am so thankful I came across this site yesterday. I have been putting off the cleanse for quite a few weeks now, unsure if I was able to pull it off. After reading all of these comments/tips/helpful advice, it has made me want to move forward with the cleanse. Just letting the Smooth Move tea steep, anxious & nervous about what is ahead of me, but I'm almost 100% positive I can do the 14 days. Blogger2, have you tried the full 30-40 days? Once you pass the 14, does anyone out there find it much easier to breeze through?

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      Rebecca Jones 6 years ago from Florida

      Laura- Again, unfortunately there is one and ONLY one way to do the salt water flush correctly. You MUST mix the salt with the 32 oz. of water, PRIOR to ingesting it. Pills, putting more salt in one part then following, chasing with extra water, etc will NOT work and is VERY VERY VERY dangerous. The salt adds weight to the water which is how it "flushes" through the system. If you alter this in ANY way you are just ingesting a lot of salt which is NOT good. Hope this helps.

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      Laura 6 years ago

      For the flush:

      Would it work to drink 1 cup of water with all of the salt and follow with the remaining water? Seems like it might be easier to get it down this way.

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      Rebecca Jones 6 years ago from Florida

      Jamie- No problem and good luck!

      Dd- Ok lets take this one at a time :) 1. You want to drink the FULL 32oz of water (it sucks I know but it is the weight of the water that actually makes you go to the bathroom, not the water, becomming urine).

      2. The faster you drink the flush the better and yes you have to down it all quickly. To understand why please look above as well, but the short version is this: The salt bonds with the water forming a heavier water. When you are "going to the bathroom" the water with the extra weight acts as a solid pushing through the intestines and flushing them out with it.

      I think that answers number 3 as well, but if not please just let me know!

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      Ddmac9 6 years ago

      Hi I have just started the master cleanse and right now I am on my 2nd day. The first day wasn't so bad I made it through. I have a few question.

      1.for the salt water cleanse I use 2 liters of water and the 2 teaspoons of sea salt is that correct(I see so many different measurements). This 2L is hard to complete so I drink about 3/4 glasses out of it and have to stop.

      2.Is it true you have to down the salt water cleanse in a matter of 5 minutes?

      Last but not least

      3.I see everyone says the salt water cleanse is suppose to make you go to the bathroom, I did before I drunk it just because my body is always breaking down so quick but I did not go after I drunk it. Is this bad? Do I need to add more salt? Less water? Will this prevent me from loosing any weight during this process?

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      Jamie 6 years ago

      Thank you again Blogging2 for your reply. I agree, moderation is the key and that's what I always try to do. And I am with Smooth Move as well. People doing the cleanse need to pay attention to that too, as it's not necessary to take the full dose, all the time. I mean, I've read people's posts saying their stomach hurts and that's why. Too much for their system at once. ;)

      Thanks again for your info!

      Sincerely, Jamie

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      Rebecca Jones 6 years ago from Florida

      Mystury- The salt water flush recipe is 32oz of water with 2 teaspoons of uniodized sea salt. and the Master cleanse is FILTERED water, fresh squeezed lemons (you MUST squeeze them yourself or you are wasting your time), and Grade B Maple Syrup. I have the exact meausrements in another my hubs if you look it up (I don't want to give you bad info and as many times as I have done it I don't do it "exact" myself anymore as I am quite small and if I drank as much as it calls for I actually gain weight and feel sluggish. You have to make sure to drink enough to get the nutrients you need, but not too much or you are taking in too much sugar.) Make sure it is GRADE B Maple Syrup though. It will say Grade B on the bottle or it is not the correct kind. Grade A or "regular" syrup is processed differently and has more sugar than Grade B. Hope this helps!

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      MYSTURY 6 years ago

      THANKS FOR ANSWERING THE QUESTION ABOUT THE SALT WATER FLUSH. I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION AS WELL. WHAT ARE THE EXACT INGREDIENTS TO THE MASTER CLEANSE? I JUST WANTED TO BE SURE BECAUSE I HAVE SEEN SOME MC DIRECTIONS WITH DIFFERENT INGREDIENTS. ALSO, THE EXACT INGREDIENTS TO THE SALT WATER FLUSH. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR ALL THE INFORMATION AND SUPPORT THAT YOU GIVE.

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      Rebecca Jones 6 years ago from Florida

      Jamie- the people I know who have been doing it have been doing it for years. Again everything is moderation and knowing your body :) In reality I have been slack the past year personally due to having brain surgery, but have just been cleared to do the cleanse again and get back on track! I like to be honest in all that I write :)

      Mystury- Please read what Jamie and I discussed right above, and notice the moderation, if you take ANY laxative continuously it will have effects but if you are going to do it anyway natural is definately a better option than others! and Yes you can do the SWF wiout the cleanse, I have many friends who do and I have myself esp if I have eaten something that I need to clear out of my system FAST!

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      MYSTURY 6 years ago

      I HAVEN'T STARTED THE MASTER CLEANSE YET. I AM STILL GETTING ALL THE INGREDIENTS AND MAKING SURE I HAVE ENOUGH. I HAD A QUESTION ABOUT THE SWF. I HAVE BEEN DRINKING SMOOTH MOVE TEA EVERY NIGHT WHICH KEEPS MY STOMACH HURTING. IS IT OKAY TO DRINK THE TEA EVERY NIGHT? ALSO, IS IT OKAY TO DO A SWF WITHOUT DOING THE MASTER CLEANSE?

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      Jamie 6 years ago

      Thank you Blogging2 for your reply. I have read how senna has been good for helping with constipation and then how you're not supposed to take it long. BUT, I have several people taking Smooth Move everyday. Now when I did it, I steeped it about 5 minutes and drank about 1/3 of a cup daily. It works most everytime but sometimes not til the next day. Anyway, I'm glad to hear that others are using it and doing just fine. How long has everyone been using it? Do you continue to use it too now that the main cleanse is over?

      Thanks for your info!

      Sincerely, Jamie

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      Rebecca Jones 6 years ago from Florida

      Alexis- Tod do this with work and school, you are exactly right, you want to mix at the begining of the day and drink throughout, you will not really get hungry :) Make sure to do the flush at night if I were you, that way you are not trying to sit in class or it will get messy!

      Jamie- In my opinion you can definately continue the smooth move. It is a natural laxitive, I know quite a few people who drink a glass a day (it is no different than Coffee except it is better for you). As with any laxitive you don't want to overdo it! But it sounds like you are already on top of that :)

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      Jamie 6 years ago

      Blogging2, in your opinion, could we continue to use a bit of the Smooth Move on a daily basis after the cleanse, to keep things moving? I have a problem with constipation the rest of the time! =\ Had the problem for so long, after this cleanse and the Smooth Move, it's everyday. But, only using a bit of it, not the whole dose!

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      Alexis 6 years ago

      I need to do this to fit in my prom dress in about 3 weeks but im worried about how much it will cost to do this for 10 full days and i work and go to school so how would i go about doing this? do i just carry around a jug and drink when im thirsty ?

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      Rebecca Jones 6 years ago from Florida

      Mickey- that is awesome congrats!!!

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      mickey 6 years ago

      hi... its me again... i wrote here 3 weeks ago.... and i just want to give you an update with my master cleanse... I did it.. Yehey... I did 30 days of the cleanse and guess how many lbs I've lost .. 24 lbs .. Yes 24 lbs in 30 days... I did the smooth move tea for 28 days.. missed 2 days because i went home very late those days and too late to drink tea and the salt water flush for 27 days... i missed 3 days.... It is true the salt water flush is the most difficult in the whole process.. I was able to finish the whole liter in the first 7 days... but as days continue.. i drunk lesser and lesser each day until just finishing half of it on the last day.... My friends really saw the difference and wants to try it... but just thinking that they will not solid food for days.. it discourages them... But im still convincing them to do it for 10 days... Anyway.. Im vey proud of myself.. hehehe... it was a struggle for the first days but when you see the results after.. it's worth it... Just want to thank you blogging.. your blog really motivated me to start and finished for 30 days.. When i have question or doubts i always read your blogs to keep me going.. Thank you again and more power!!! I really feel great..

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      Rebecca Jones 6 years ago from Florida

      still- it is by far the worst part of the cleanse. It is VERY helpful in cleaning the lining though. I have never heard of it not "working" for someone IF they kept it down... Now if it comes back up so to say, what is left will not be heavy enough. Good luck and keep us posted!

      Maila- If you do it without the flush it will still have results, just not as powerful and not as quick, but yes you will get results :)

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      Maila  6 years ago

      Hi all! I am starting the Master Cleanse tomorrow morning. I am quite excited, but the salt water flush definitely scares me. I will surely try it, but if I cannot handle it..is it possible to just not do the salt water flush?

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      stillme 6 years ago

      Well I tried to do the swf, I have been wanted to start the master cleanse for several months. I was ready to go, did the smooth move the night before, and purchased lemons, pepper, and syrup~ of course grade B. I even used a straw with the swf. Anyway, I couldn't keep it down. And even what I did get down, it did nothing for me. I followed the directions to a "T" too. My husband thought I was going to faint, he was all freaked out. Asked me what the heck I drank. It was the proper salt and everything.. Anyway, I didn't make it past the salt to begin the master cleanse on that day. SOOO.. Last night I tried again~ Did the tea, woke up, prepared the swf, tried to drink it.. NO WAY.. it was like dajavu or something. I thought for sure I was going to be sick at the mere taste of it hitting my toungue. I know I need to get over this, because I really want to follow through with it. I have done worse things in my adult life, and I keep telling myself everytime I attempt to take a drink. Today I am going to just go onto the lemon drink, do the smooth move tonight, and try again tomorrow morning. I will get through this~ I hope anyway. I really want to suceed!

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      Rebecca Jones 6 years ago from Florida

      Doing the flush every day is how I would do it. let us know how it goes!

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      mickey 6 years ago

      hi.. i am on my 9th day of MC...I am planning to compelte 30 days.. should I do the SWF and the laxative tea for the whole 30 days... thanks and more power, you really helped me alot..

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      Rebecca Jones 6 years ago from Florida

      RB- I approve all comments in the effort for people to see all options. I cannot attest to what you say or don't. Personally I prefer to just coke it down as is because I know the final out come is worth it, but understand some just can't :)

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      RB 6 years ago

      I have found that organic lemon juice does not do anything to alter the effectiveness of SWF, and it makes it much more palatable. 20 mL per 500 mL of fluid works....

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      Lauren 6 years ago

      Firstly this is an amazing site with so much helpful stuff (: I'm on day 3 now and doing really well on it, but I've just realised I've been taking the SWF wrong, I've been using 2 tablespoons not teaspoons. Ive been having movements but I'm unsure if my body's going to have been absorbing a lot of the salt that I've been basically overdosing on (: I'm sure I'll be okay, but if anyone has any ideas if I'm doomed or not that would be great (: also, any ideas about retailers of good laxative tea or maple syrup in the uk? Stuff seems to be pretty hard to come by..

      Thanks!!

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      Rebecca Jones 6 years ago from Florida

      Renee- As long as you don't overdilute it with lemon I would think you would be OK, or maybe even use the regular lemon water as a chaser of sorts :) Good luck!

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      Renee 6 years ago

      I apologize ahead of time if someone already posted this but I didn't have time to read every post. Im doing the cleanse and have literally thrown up from the SWF in the past. This time I squeezed some lemon juice in the SW and I'm taking it fine. I can't imagine that it would be a problem. Any opinions?

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      Rebecca Jones 6 years ago from Florida

      Dorothy- It is not about losing weight, it is cleaning out your system :) If you are drinking too much of the mixture and not exercising enough you will gain weight as many stop exercise because of the cleanse while you are still getting at least 2k calories a day this is not a good thing.

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      Dorothy 6 years ago

      okay so im on day 6. yay! the first two days i lost 4 pounds total.. but from day 3-6 i havent lost any weight at all (i might have gained a pound), what am i doing wrong?

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      Rebecca Jones 6 years ago from Florida

      Jenn- the cayenne is not making the veins show it is the body's way of starting the detox process. Our skin is our largest organ, and our body uses it to release toxins (or take them in ie skin creams/shampoo/etc). What you are seeing is simply the blood vessels getting closer to the skin to release what is in them :) Your circulation should be getting better too!

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      jenn 6 years ago

      day 2.. Im definitely not hungry, but the craving kills especially because my family is known for their cooking. But i quite enjoy the lemonade mix. I put a lot of cayenne pepper into mine because i like the taste, but last night i notice that i could see the veins on the palms of my hands. Is that bad? and should i stop putting in as much cayenne?

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      Rebecca Jones 6 years ago from Florida

      Make sure she is getting enough of the syurp in the mixtures. The cayenne is just an irritant for the lining of the intestines, it is not a "needed" part of the cleanse, just helps get more off. The syrup and the lemon's are what is needed, and the syrup is your ONLY form of calories through this, so while you don't want to go overboard or you can actually gain weight on the cleasne, you also need to make sure you are getting enough to get the calories you need.