By Matthew Sun
A popular cleanse over the last 10 years is the Master Cleanse Lemonade diet, which was invented by a man named Stanley Burroughs in the mid 1900's. Over the last few years several famous people such as Beyonce and others have used the Master Cleanse to lose weight and cleanse their bodies.
In short, a person doing the Master Cleanse cut's out all food and consumes only a drink containing maple syrup, fresh lemon juice and cayenne pepper. You also consume a large amount of warm salty water each day, and possibly some laxative tea to help move your bowels.
The cleanse can last as little as 1 week and as long as 30 days.
From our research we have found several problems with the Master cleanse. First and foremost is the use of warm salty water to move the bowels. The original book by Stanley Burroughs states that the salt water is not absorbed by the body, but we have found this to be incorrect, with many people getting extremely thirsty after taking it, and some even finding that the salt water does not result in a bowel movement, and is instead completely absorbed. Although there is much debate as to whether a small amount of salt is beneficial to human health, there is no question that large amounts of salt are not healthy at all. In fact we are of the opinion that even small amounts of salt are not good for human health and in fact cause damage to the body ranging from dehydration to even damaging the delicate villi in the colon.
Another problem with the Master Cleanse is that after toxins are released from the bloodstream into the colon, they are reabsorbed back into the bloodstream again, thus triggering cleansing reactions such as headaches, nausea and fatigue. Although these symptoms can occur on any detox program, depending on the persons state of health, they are much worse on the Master cleanse due to the lack of any absorbent material in the bowels.
The Bio Cleanse Organic Detox Kit solves many of the problems of the Master Cleanse through its' clever design. The Bio Cleanse Detox contains the Toxin Remover shake which is comprised of psyllium husks, bentonite clay, and ginger. It is consumed 3-5 times per day, and absorbs most of the toxins that are released into the colon and stops their reabsorption. This greatly reduces the cleansing reactions associate with detoxing and also helps to more effortlessly remove mucoid plaque and debris.
There is also no need to consume salty water, and the Bio Cleanse Detox Kit contains the Digest Power herbal capsules, which help to move the colon without the need for salt water or any other harsh methods.
And last but not least, the Bio Cleanse Detox contains the Vegan Probiotic formula to help repopulate the colon with friendly bacteria after the cleanse.
|Bio Cleanse Organic Detox Kit||Master Cleanse|
|Time needed for cleanse||9 days||7-30 days|
|Method to move bowels||Herbs||Salt|
|Can consume a variety of juices||Yes||No|
|Estimated difficulty to transition back to eating||Easy||Hard|
|Main ingredients||15 different herbs, psyllium husk, bentonite clay, probiotics, wide variety of juices, barley grass, wheat grass, etc.||Maple syrup, lemon, cayenne, salt, senna.|
|Estimated weight loss effectiveness||High||High|
|Estimated detoxification effectiveness||High||Low-medium|
|Estimated long term healing effect on the colon and organs||High||Low-medium|