I'm sure you've seen many, many, many products that are meant to "cleanse" and "detox" the body in the past several years. I'm not a "cleanse" type of person. I'm not going to do days of detox or drink a "detox" drink and nothing else. So, when I had the opportunity to try out a cleanse & detox that claimed it was a gentle cleanse, and didn't ask me to not eat food, I thought "why not?" As long as I don't have to give up food for a day, I'll try it.
I received this product for free or highly discounted in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions are 100% mine.
I am often wary of trying things out if I'm unsure of the ingredients. Although some things claim to be "natural", sometimes even natural ingredients aren't always great for you. Even natural ingredients can can be toxic if you use too much or for too long.
I actually went backwards with this. I started using it before I researched the ingredients! Sometimes, I just don't think about it. Then, at some point, I'm like "eeeek!", what am I putting in my body?!?
After researching the ingredients, I would still use this.
Most of the ingredients can be used as an anti-gas medicine or as a laxative. A lot of them could be used as a diuretic and have been used to help with urinary tract infections. That part was a bonus for me. Although I don't get frequent UTIs, I can be sensitive. Even though the ingredients seem to be safe after research, I probably wouldn't use this longer than 30 days at a time. I might use it for a week or so every couple months.
The bottle has 60 capsules. The directions say to take 2 capsules at night with 8 ounces of water. There's a 30 day supply in the bottle.
The ingredients are a proprietary blend, so there's no mention of how much of each ingredient is in each capsule. The ingredients are: Acai Fruit Extract, Juniper Berry, Dandelion Root, Uva Ursi, Senna Leaf, Psyllium Husk, Buchu Extract, L-Carnitine and Vitamin B6.
One of the ingredients used is sometimes used to clear the bowels before medical procedures, but in this proprietary blend, it is extremely gentle and doesn't cause you to RUN to the bathroom! In my experience, which may be different from yours, it just helped move things along. I wasn't left running to the bathroom.
The morning after I took it the first time, I had a bowel movement about 45 minutes after I woke up and then again two hours later. The second day, I don't remember having one at all. The third day, it happened again about 45 minutes after I woke up. And then it went on like that with no discernible pattern the rest of the time I took it.
It claims to kickstart safe weight loss and to flush waste and toxins. I'm not trying to lose weight right now. I just figured moving things out of my colon would be a good thing to do every now and then, especially after I had a week or two of less than healthy eating. I do think I've lost a couple pounds though. That might be caused by two things: clearing out the waste, and water weight loss from the diuretics.
My experience in a nutshell: It helped move things along without gas or bloating or any explosive trips the the bathroom. Your experiences may be different than mine (as mine were different than other reviewers) and you should always consult your physician before beginning any new supplement. This product shouldn't be used by pregnant or nursing women and if you're on medication, definitely consult your doctor first.
You can find The Acai Berry Colon Cleanse and Detox at Amazon.
DISCLOSURE: I am not a doctor, nutritionist or chemist. The things that I post to this site are usually experiments I do that may or may not work for me (I will always let you know which way) . Nothing I post is meant to treat any condition that you may have. You should always ask your own doctor's opinion on any condition that you may have. If you try anything from my site, you do so at your own risk. I'm an experimenter, always trying to make my own way. That's my thing. I'm happy if you find inspiration here. Life for me is always about creativity.