Detoxin is a detox formula that I recently noticed online. I have no experience of using it but I thought it may be useful to look at the ingredients and reflect on the claims made for it.
Speaking of which here are some claims from the website…
- Flatten the midsection & reduce the waistline †
- Assist in weight loss †
- Detoxify, cleanse and rejuvenate your body’s filtration system-liver, gallbladder & kidneys †
- Relief from temporary bloating †
- Improve immune function †
- Improve natural emery levels & feeling of well being †
The cross symbol references a note at the foot of the web page which says, “These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE USING THIS PRODUCT.”
So let’s look at what’s in it…
Detoxin calls itself an “Advanced Detoxification Formula” and mostly consists of 4 proprietary blends. Let’s look at each one in turn…
Liver Detox and support Blend
In many circles detox is synonymous with cleansing the liver. I don’t hold this view but Liver detox is vital nonetheless. This is mostly achieved by using detox herbs so we expect Milk thistle and some others and that’s what we get. As well as Milk thistle Detoxin has the herbs Bupleurum, Schizandra, Vitis and ginger, turmeric and nutritionals MSM and NAC.
Bupleurum according to Drugs.com is an anti-pyretic, that is it acts to cure fever and protects the liver and G.I tract
Schizandra is also a standard herb used in Chinese Herbal Medicine and is mentioned in the Wiki as useful in treating viral hepatitis. Traditionally used to strengthen Kidney and Liver energy.
Vitis Vinifera extract – this is a grape vine and we are given no details about the extract whether it is grape seed extract for instance.
MSM is a great sulphur containing mineral and the liver needs sulphur to detox. Caution may be needed here since MSM does not agree with everybody.
NAC antioxidant so it fights free radicals and oxidative damage and I have written about it here
The Gallbladder Detox and Support Blend
This formula is composed of the herbs Artichoke, Barberry and Fennel seed and peppermint – all familiar herbs used to help digestion
Kidney Detox and Support
This blend consists of Dandelion, Parsley and Cranberry and Phyllanthus Niruri.
Dandelion is one of the foundation herbs used to detox the liver and kidney but Phyllanthus is a new one to me. It seems to be an Ayurvedic remedy with recent scientific studies showing powerful healing effects on the liver.
I do well on Dandelion and pick the leaves from dandelions that grow in my garden. If you have known issues with your liver you may find that the herb Milk Thistle is milder and could be used as an “intro” to using Dandelion.
Colon Cleanse and Detox Blend
This formula is composed of Cascara, Senna, prune, Black walnut, FOS, Marshmallow – with 3 powerful laxative herbs this may be too powerful for some! FOS is a special sugar designed to encourage the healthy and beneficial bacteria to grow in the bowel. This helps exclude dangerous bacteria just like the consumption of real or live yogurt does.
FOS does seem to cause a lot of gas in the people I have known who tried it.
Altogether the Blends add up to a very credible detox formula. There are some extras at the end of the label that make me a little unhappy – such as gelatine and titanium dioxide and 3 additives for colouring.
Although It has some good ingredients the proof as they say is in the pudding! Only some extra feedback would allow me to recommend it but Detoxin certainly makes it onto a shortlist of Detox formulas.
As to the claims that it will flatten the tummy, reduce the waistline etc – I’d be a little surprised although Detox may lead to weight loss so it could happen!
Have you tried Detoxin? Anything you can share? Please leave a comment below