So, you feel like your body needs a detox? The first (and perhaps toughest) challenge is choosing which cleanse is right for you. There are many questions to ask yourself. Is it safe? Are there any unwanted side-effects? What will my results be? Of the bewildering number of options available on the market, all promise benefits, and many have hidden dangers. This blog post looks at the hidden dangers of the top 4 cleanses available today and why Purgo Teatox is a safe bet for you.
1. The Master Cleanse
Hollywood stars (e.g., Beyonce Knowles) brought this old cleanse back under the spotlight in recent years. It is supposed to last between 3 and 10 days and involves a daily dose of 6 to 12 glasses of water with added lemon juice, cayenne pepper and maple syrup. To top it off, you're meant to take a strong laxative to get you running to the toilet every evening. While it has helped some public figures lose some weight, it can be extremely hard on your body and side effects closely resemble those of starvation if you stay on it for too long.
- laxatives can cause dehydration and electrolyte imbalance
- too few calories can result in fatigue, irritability and short temper
- an unbalance diet can lead to nutrient deficiency and muscle wasting
- repeated "crash dieting" can increase risk of heart failure
2. The Colon Cleanse
Our colon, or large intestine, removes nutrition from our food and gets rid of waste. Usually our bodies do a great job of this, but sometimes, things can get a little sluggish down there. This is when people may turn to a Colon Cleanse. The procedure takes about 1 hour and involves pumping more than 60 Litres of water or other solutions through our rectum to flush out waste. While this extreme activity may offer some benefit to those suffering from certain conditions, it's certainly not necessary for most of us!
- tube insertion can lead to colon perforation
- intestinal irritation can cause abdominal pain and bloating
- electrolyte imbalance can lead to kidney damage
- disruption of important gut microbe populations
3. The Smoothie Cleanse
This cleanse has gained a lot of traction on social media over the last 12 months. Participants drink nothing but smoothies containing blended fruits and vegetables for 10 to 14 days. While these drinks are both delicious and nutritious, they lack important fat and protein and cannot be considered a balanced meal. Prolonged dependence on these drinks alone can lead to some unwanted side-effects.
- too little dietary fat for prolonged periods can lead to poor vitamin absorption, depression and high LDL cholesterol
- too little dietary protein for prolonged periods can lead to muscle wasting, weakness and fatigue
4. The Juice Cleanse
Juicing fruit and vegetables is a convenient way to get a large dose of vitamins and minerals from fresh ingredients. It's fine as long as it is part of a balanced diet. A juice cleanse, however, replaces all solid meals with juice and can be deficient in fats and protein. What's more, unlike smoothies, these drinks contain no dietary fiber and can be high in sugar.
- high sugar content + no fiber = blood sugar spikes. This can lead to food cravings and can be problematic for diabetics
- same as The Smoothie Cleanse
The definitive difference between Purgo Teatox and other cleanses is that it doesn't rely on extreme measures to generate results. In other words, it is safe. This means that there are no hidden costs and your results will not disappear when you stop.
Our specially formulated teas were designed to work with your body, not against it. Proprietary blends bring together nature's most powerful ingredients that purify, cleanse and boost metabolism. Rich antioxidants and polyphenols from ingredients like goji berry, pu`erh and acai help to prevent damage cause by free radicals. Calming properties of chamomile and key lime are soothing on the stomach. It is a perfect synergy of nature`s medicinal ingredients.
It doesn`t just stop at our teas. We also know that lifestyle plays an important role in health and wellness. We recommend making a few simple lifestyle changes for the best results. Regular activity helps your body to detox and raises your basal metabolic rate. A consistent diet of clean nutritious food means that your body has everything it needs to take care of itself. There is absolutely no fasting involved!
If you are new to Purgo Teatox, all you have to do is follow our 4 Step Plan and you'll love the new you.