We're not talking about laxative pills or anything like that..it's just an herbal tea. It promotes bowel movements. It's not as strong as "real" laxatives.
You should absolutely NOT eat during a Master Cleanse. The reason why you had an upset stomach..is becasue you ate. I did that once..and learned my lesson big time. I ate..and then drank the tea. My stomach cramped for hours. It was NOT the tea..it was becasue I ate. The herbal tea will not hurt you at all.
BTW, water fasts are not harmful..if you do it correctly. I fast all the time.
That's what kind of laxative I'm talking about--the herbal tea laxative--it hurt my stomach! There's no need to use it if you don't have a problem with constipation--that's what LAXATIVES ARE FOR, HELLO!
Sorry about your cramps, you must've ate something SOLID, all I had were veggie drinks and broths. Better luck next time, .