What is Linoforce?
Linoforce is a licensed herbal constipation remedy.
Each dose (4.1g) of Linoforce contains:
1.76g of whole Linseed
0.43 – 0.70g of Senna leaf
36 – 58mg of Frangula bark
Each dose of Linoforce corresponds to 20.5mg of hydroxyanthracenederivatives (calculated as sennoside B)
The reason that these little linseeds are so useful for relieving constipation in a product like Linoforce is that it is rich in fibre. Furthermore the outside of the seed is coated with a natural film that absorbs moisture, creating a kind of ‘jelly’ making the coating of the linseeds slippery.
Senna leaves are another ingredient in Linoforce traditionally used for relieving constipation. The plant can be found throughout the tropics. The leaves, the part of plant used in Linoforce, have played a major role in traditional healthcare and were often prepared as infusions for a number of conditions. Nowadays senna leaves can also be found in herbal teas – used particularly by those trying to lose weight.
Frangula, or alder buckthorn, grows in wet soil in open woods and hedgerows. Although having a number of traditional medicinal uses, today, it is best known as a natural herbal remedy for constipation.