8. Dherbs Full Body Cleanse . Dherbs is a company that makes a line of proprietary supplements that claim to cure a range of illnesses and health problems. The Full Body Cleanse is a system of pills or liquid supplements you take on a daily basis for 20 days in addition to following a suggested raw-food diet. Proponents say they have lost nearly a pound a day and feel more energized. However, because of the limited information available on the company's site, not much is known about what exactly is in the supplements-or how they work. Still interested? You should note they're pretty pricey and the company has a no-refund policy after the bottle is opened. If you'd like a natural way to boost your health and start weight loss, check out these four scientifically proven vitamins.
9. Blueprint Cleanse. A celebrity favorite and "2012 diet of the year," the Blueprint Cleanse is a pre-packaged juice cleanse in which you are sent six bottles of vegan juices made from fruits, vegetables, and spices, customized to your health goals. You drink the juices-and nothing else-for periods ranging from three days to two weeks. The company says their plans range from 860 to 1,040 calories per day. While this is not specifically billed as a weight-loss cleanse, you probably will drop some pounds. Interested in a DIY juice cleanse? Try these recipes for matching ingredients to what your body needs.
4. The 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse. Pictures of green smoothies have probably been all over your Facebook feed for months as this popular cleanse has spread through social media. Participants say they drop up to 15 pounds by drinking only smoothies made of blended fruits and veggies for 10 days, as outlined by J.J. Smith's popular book. While the diet is high in vitamins, minerals, and fiber, it lacks other important nutrients, like protein. To reap all the benefits of a green smoothie cleanse while still eating a balanced diet, check out our Clean Green Food and Drink Plan.
6. Detox Cleanse. Detoxing-or removing unhealthy toxins from the body-is one of the main reasons people give for wanting to do a cleanse. Toxic overload can make you feel sluggish, lead to acne, and can cause allergic reactions-among a host of other ills. But most experts warn against pill- or drink-based detox cleanses. The body's own mechanisms for cleansing using the liver, kidneys, and colon are sufficient to rid your body of most toxins, they say. Thankfully, there are lots of healthy changes you can make to support your body while it does all the tough detox work. Try our post-weekend detox plan to get back on track after a long weekend of office parties and holiday goodies.
5. A Juice Cleanse . Juicing has long been used as a way to get lots of vitamins and minerals from fruits and vegetables without having to, well, eat all those fruits and vegetables. So juice cleanses, of which there are many different types, take advantage of this vitamin mega-dose by having people replace all (or part) of their solid food with specially formulated juices. While the cleanses can be a great way to get your daily produce in, experts warn that many juices are high in sugar and lack the fiber that whole fruit has. Try our Non-Juice Detox for all the health benefits of juicing without the blood sugar spikes.
7. Slendera Garcinia and Natural Cleanse . Garcinia Cambogia is a supplement made from the tropical fruit that bears its name (also known as tamarind). It's high in fiber and boosts serotonin levels in your brain, possibly helping you feel full faster and longer. Slendera is one brand name of a garcinia cambogia supplement that is often combined with a larger cleansing plan involving "natural" laxatives and diuretics. Most experts advise steering clear of laxatives and diuretics, natural or otherwise, unless your doctor advises you to take them for a specific reason. Long-term use can be very harmful to your body. However, garcinia cambogia extracts may offer a small boost for dieters.
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