Detox Products: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Did you know that not all detoxes are created equal? Many are wildly expensive, far too harsh or just don’t work. Companies have jumped the bandwagon on this trend and claim that everything is a detox and can restore your body to its’ younger years. Why are they doing this all of a sudden? It would seem that everyone wants to either look younger or live forever. With demands such as those, there are a million and one detox programs and products in the market today. Whether it’s a blog post on the best superfood juices, modeled tummy teas on Instagram or citrus waters, there is something out there for everyone. Yet, which detox is right for you? With so many options to choose from, we have settled on detox programs and cleanses that are worth the hassle and the money; best on-the-go detoxes; and those that should have never been released.
Lifetime Weightless D.Tox Program
The D.Tox Program created by the “body goals” guru’s at Lifetime Fitness is certainly worth every single dime. Each kit includes (1) plant-based, all-in-one protein powder to support tissue repair (available in natural Chocolate and Vanilla flavors) and (1) fiber powder to support and promote healthy digestion. This product is great for anyone looking to increase their energy levels or sleep better. Not only are you guaranteed to learn healthier habits but you will also have better skin in just 14 days!
Dr. Tobias Colon: 14 Day Detox
Jumpstart your summer detox cleanse with Dr. Tobias 14-day Colon Detox. It's easy to use, supports energy levels and weight loss. Dr. Tobias Colon cleanse promotes healthy levels of bacteria in the intestinal tract and supports digestive health and purification. Take this product if you are looking to slim down your midsection or fully rid your body of toxins. This colon cleanse will have you feeling like you're a newborn!
The Shred Power Cleanse
The next detox cleanse is powerful and unique. Created by Dr. Ian K. Smith of VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club this power cleanse is not just a liquid cleanse but also an eating cleanse. Based off of three key principles, accessible, realistic and flexible -- and with more than 50 smoothie recipes (yum!), this classic detox plan takes it to a new level. This detox regimen is excellent for those seeking to add fresh salads and detoxifying exercise routines to their lifestyle. Basically, it's the whole package....it sets you straight. Sitting on the couch, watching re-runs of Friends, isn't gonna get you anywhere....
22 Days Nutrition Plant Power
If it's true that it takes 21-days to form a habit then 22-Days Nutrition Plant Power is for you! Created by world-renowned exercise physiologist Marco Borges, and publicly backed by Beyoncé, 22-Days Nutrition Plant Power offers plant powder and plant power bars. Staying true to plant power, the entire line is USDA organic, vegan, soy and gluten-free and non-GMO. Try this detox if you want to join the vegan culture....it's a popular one these days!
On The Go Detoxes
Green Super Food Alkalize & Detox
They almost had it with this one. Green Superfood Alkalize and Detox powder contain organic greens, fruits, and vegetables as well as antioxidant superfoods. This detox is perfect for someone looking to add more dark, leafy greens to their diets and boost the fruit and vegetable intact. The only downside to this product is that is doesn’t taste or smell the best. Either way, this green superfood detox is certified kosher, raw and vegan. It also balances your body’s pH.
Now you can enjoy cold-pressed juices on-the-go! Artisan crafted juice and botanical blends mix well with water. Grab your favorite blender bottle (water bottle), pour in the pack, give it a super shake and go! Cleanse On-The-Go comes in 1,2 and 3-day cleanse kits. These Cleanse Blend packets are ideal for busy moms, single professionals or anyone who hates cooking. Made with dandelion root, ginger root and turmeric detoxify your body and rid yourself of all toxins! With something like this, you literally have no excuses to not detox.
With 38 herbs and nutrient-rich superfoods blended to provide your body with vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, Greens On The Go provides your body with everything it needs. This product serves up 8 or more servings of fruits and vegetables in every packet. What sets this apart from other green detoxes is the sweet berry flavor. Greens On The Go helps the body detoxify naturally so it is great for fitness buffs or moms. You are sure to meet your health goals, as this product improves your immunity and increases your energy.
Sakara Detox Bars
Based on a whole-food, plant-rich diet The Sakara Life organic meal delivery program includes fresh ingredients. Each bar has 10 grams of plant protein, is low in sugar, is dairy-free and comes in a delicious vanilla and coconut flavor. Not to mention each bar also contain a whopping 600mg of Blue Spirulina that binds to toxins and helps release them from your body. Can you say, 'magic in a bar'! This product supports a healthy stomach and doesn’t cause bloating. This detox bar is perfect for a soon-to-be bride or a post-baby mama!
Don't Even Waste Your Time - Detoxes
Science doesn’t actually support the claims found on Instagram accounts about tummy slimming teas. With plenty of Youtubers doing comparisons on several tea companies, the hard truth is that although you may shed water weight, that will very well be it. You aren’t actually cleansing your colons, eliminating your acne or increasing your stamina. It’s all just another internet gimmick based on followers and likes. Don’t follow the crowd and like yourself enough to know when you’re being lied to.
Sounds like another gimmick - wellness shots seem to be mini-smoothies or raw juices. You could just as easily mix these same ingredients up, and have a tall glass of it. Why would you waste money on a fraction of the serving yet still pay full price? Wellness shots can be green powerhouses, made of ginger or turmeric; overall they are just another money-sucking fad created to throw you off your game. Don’t waste your money on these.
The Lemonade Diet/Detox
This diet made headlines almost a decade ago when Beyoncé admitted to doing it for a movie role. Well, since then everyone has attempted to conquer the lemonade diet. Please don’t - it is dangerous and stupid. The lemonade diet requires that you drink salt water every morning and consume a homemade lemon concoction several times a day. Although you may lose some pounds through this detox most of it is water weight. Since you don’t eat for 10 days your body believes it is starving, therefore, holding on to all the fat you hoped to lose! Seriously - don’t try this at home.