Cleansing and Detox Programs - Dangerous?

Posted by M ws On Monday, January 7, 2013 0 comments

Warning: Rapid weight loss = rapid weight REGAIN + health problems!

And that’s exactly what you get with most cleanses out there on the market.

Health food stores are stocked with pills and detox kits promising to clear your bowels, detoxify your liver, and help you drop several pounds without doing anything.

It’s no wonder cleansing has gotten a bad reputation.

This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do a cleanse at all. You just need to know how to cleanse your body in a healthy way to naturally shed the pounds and boost health.

Recognizing the Dangers of Supplement-Based Cleansers

About a year ago, Health Canada issued a WARNING regarding a very dangerous cleansing product called the “Complete 7-Day Cleanse.”

Even if you don’t live in the Great White North, this is still important to know about…

Here’s a snippet from the “health advisory” that was issued:

OTTAWA – Health Canada is advising consumers that the unauthorized product “Complete 7-Day Cleanse” is being recalled…

Because it contains a number of active ingredients with a combined effect that may pose serious health risks.

“Complete 7-Day Cleanse” is a multi-ingredient natural health product promoted for “cleansing” or removing toxins from the body.

According to package labeling, the product contains over 30 active ingredients, some having a diuretic (water pill) or laxative (stimulant, and bulk-forming) effect.

This combination of ingredients may increase the laxative or diuretic impact of the product and pose a risk of dehydration and/or electrolyte imbalance.

Symptoms of severe dehydration may involve an altered mental state and dizziness.

Symptoms of moderate to severe electrolyte imbalance (which is an imbalance of salts in the body, such as potassium or sodium)…

May include muscle weakness or cramping, abnormal heartbeat, and difficulties breathing.

The product is available at retail outlets across Canada and over the Internet. The Canadian importer, Iovate Health Sciences International Inc., of Oakville, Ontario, has initiated a nationwide recall at the request of Health Canada.

Worse still, on the label of this cleansing product is the phrase:

“From the makers of HYDROXYCUT!”

According to a 2009 paper in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, Hydroxycut is the most popular brand of weight-loss supplement, selling approximately 1 million units per year.


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