Scram is a dietary supplement that specifically aims at detoxification of the intestines, which is the ultimate route to detox the whole body systems. The dietary capsules are the manufactured products by the Health Force, a company that uses the dictum
‘Hype is nothing, substance is everything’
The following review will analyze the accuracy behind this slogan of Health Force and evaluate the effectiveness of Scram to cleanse the body of unwanted jot and specks.
About Health Force
Dr. Jameth Sheridan founded health Force in 1990 with the co-operative efforts of Kim Sheridan. Dr. Jameth Sheridan was a naturopath with his entire zeal and passion into herbal medicine. Therefore, the fact that Health Force is all about holistic medicine and superfoods is no surprise.
Three principles drive the Health Force
- A promise of delivering potency
- A guarantee of purity of ingredients
- A pledge to keep the pricing of products easy on the pocket
Health Force is currently striving to carry the legacy of Dr. Jameth Sheridan in the form of his research-based supplements after his death in 2016.
Scram appears to be a detox agent for pathogenic organisms like intestinal worms. Our intestines can become a habitat for different kinds of parasites under some specific conditions with our body acting as a host and these parasites feasting on the nutrients available. Some of the incidences that invite such a worm infestation could include
- Consumption of contaminated water
- Eating of raw fruits and vegetables not properly washed and cooked
- Inclusion of uncooked meat and its products
- Nonavailability of hygienic sanitary conditions
- Inappropriate personal hygiene habits
- Improper facilities for disposal of wastes
- Soil-eating behavior especially in children and women
Where it is important to keep such events under check and balance at the community, household and personal levels, however, once infection prevails, it is also significant to implement therapeutic measures and Scram is one such remedy that promises to get rid of the body from such nuisance.
Scram significantly detoxifies the body from parasitic infestation, which can be of three types
- Tapeworm infection
- Roundworm infection
- Fluke infection
These parasites usually enter the body via the oral route (through contaminated food) or via skin (through larvae). The parasitic infection usually marks its arrival and presence by the following signs and symptoms
- Abdominal pain
- Fatigue due to blood loss
- Anemia and B12 deficiency
- Weight loss and malnutrition
- A cough and lung congestion owing to the presence of immature roundworms
- Growth retardation in children in long-standing cases
- Intestinal obstruction in overlooked cases calling for surgical intervention
The signs and symptoms of a parasitic infestation of intestine clearly define the significance of eradication remedies like Scram for handling such cases.
The working ingredients of Scram
Scram is based entirely on holistic approach; let us see what it contains, how they work for you and if the components are effective enough.
Scram contains a proprietary blend of ingredients that play an active role in cleansing the intestinal wastes, these are
- Cloves (bud)
- Black Walnut (hull)
- Wormwood (leaves and stem)
- Milk Thistle Seed Extract
- Chanca Piedra Whole Herb Extract
Some other constituents to overcome any mineral deficiencies and for the general well-being, are
- Vitamin C
The proprietary blend of natural active constituents is dispensed in an amount of 5000 mg with each capsule containing one gram of total ingredients.
The mode of action of Scram
The holistic and natural approach to intestinal cleanse can be a very effective method as it exerts its effects without disturbing the intestinal homeostasis and causing damage to the lining. Here is how the different ingredients work for a better intestinal health
Cloves belong to spice category of herbs and are considered one of the best remedies for intestinal cleansing. Clove bud powder acts as an antiseptic, antibacterial and antiparasitic, exerting its actions via its ability to kill the parasitic eggs that usually reside within the folds of the large intestine or within the membrane lining. Having a mild local anesthetic effect, clove powder also induces the release of detoxifying enzymes. Its combination with wormwood and black walnut powder is extremely potent in combating parasitic infections in the gut.
Black walnut (hull)
Black walnut hull is a potent antiseptic, antiparasitic and a laxative agent. Said to be more effective than any antifungal in combating fungal infections, black walnut hull contains tannins (astringents), iodine and juglone, a compound with anthelmintic (worm killing) properties.
Wormwood (stems and leaves)
Another potent antiparasitic, wormwood exerts its actions via attacking the parasites at their larval and adult stages. Very bitter but very wholesome, traditional medicine has made use of this herb for its role as a vermifuge (parasite expeller or destroyer). Wormwood also acts as a great tonic for the liver, gallbladder and digestive system as a whole. It increases bile production and the acidity in the stomach, thus aiding digestion and absorption of nutrients. Wormwood also eases flatulence and with regular use, it can bring back functional vitality to the body after a prolonged illness.
Milk thistle seed extract
Although milk thistle is a well-known component of herbal medicine for treating certain kind of mushroom poisoning and is a topic of research for its role in various kinds of cancers, liver damage, hepatitis, there is no evidence of its role as an antiparasitic agent.
Chanca Piedra is a naturopath’s assistant in conditions concerning liver, gallbladder, kidney and urinary bladder. In addition, it is also helpful in eradicating harmful organisms from the body but the subject requires further research.
Bromelain and Papain
Pineapple and papaya derived constituents, Bromelain and Papain are digestive enzymes that have the ability to assimilate the protein part of parasitic infestation and help the body get rid of them.
Protease, amylase, cellulase, lipase, alpha-Galactosidase
These are all digestive enzymes having specific functions, enabling the body in digestion and absorption of many nutrients. Besides digestion, Protease, for example, has a role in breaking down the protein-based cell wall of harmful organisms in the body. Similarly, amylase, lipase, and cellulase exert their actions via digesting carbohydrates, fats and insoluble fiber. The function of these enzymes in a detox product like Scram can be of digestive in nature or rendered against the organisms, a clear stance is not available.
Dosage schedule of Scram
The detox course for a parasitic infection of the intestine takes some days and a required dosage taken religiously as specified. The detox line Scram offers is as follows
- Day One: One Vegan Capsules
- Day Two: Three Vegan Capsules
- Day Three: Six Vegan Capsules
- Days Four-Seventeen: Ten Vegan Capsules
However, the manufacturer suggests consulting a health professional regarding the dose because the intensity of parasitic infection may call for a lower or higher measure.
In case of any side effects as nausea or abdominal discomfort, a low dose is recommended, however, it must be noted that worsening of symptoms is initially expected (in most cases of detox), which ease away after the preliminary stage.
The cost and availability of Scram
Scram is available at a cost of about $29 .95 at the official site.
Final take on Scram
Scram gives the impression of a potent detoxifying solution to parasitic infection of the intestine with its time-tested formula of cloves, woodworm, and black walnut hull extracts.
The incorporation of several digestive enzymes in the blend can be visualized as an aid to the whole process, better digestion leads to better absorption of nutrients and an overall superior health status.
Scram also delivers an effective dose of iron, calcium, sodium and Vitamin C, some minerals and vitamins that are most often deficient in cases of parasitic infestations, thus further raising the nutritional status of the body.
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that helps fight free radicals and other harmful entities from the body. All in all, Scram appears to ruin the parasitic festivity and bash in our gut.