What You Should Know
Almighty Cleanse is a colon cleanser that claims to regulate bowel movements and help dieters lose weight simply by taking their two naturally-derived formulations — Regulate and Purify. Regulate claims to fix abnormal bowel functioning while Purify claims to cleanse the colon and return balance to the body. Both products promise to make you more energetic, help you lose weight, and help you maintain normal bowel functioning provided you take their supplements as directed. Almighty Cleanse is available through the official product website for $69.95 per bottle and is available on a membership basis.
Colon cleansers tend to be popular among dieters because they are rumored to provide substantial weight loss, nearing 20 or 30lbs per month. Celebrities have also been rumored to use cleansers in order to lose weight, including pop singer Beyonce. Unfortunately, unwanted side effects have been reported with colon cleansers including diarrhea, fainting, and no reported weight loss. It is heavily disregarded as an ineffective supplement by physicians, although they are also recommended by herbalists who claim colon cleansing will cure everything from sluggishness to obesity. Almighty Cleanse may be another victim of the colon cleanse curse.
Their Regulate formula contains a proprietary blend of Cape Aloe, Senna, Barberry, Cascara Sagrada, Rhubarb, Garlic, Clove, Black Walnut, Wormwood, Fennel, Ginger, Cayenne, and trace amounts of Vegetable Cellulose. Their Purify formula contains a proprietary blend of Psyllium Jusk, Bentonite, Flax, Apple, Slippery Elm, Psyllium Seed, Marshmallow, Activated Willow Charcoal, and Fennel.
There are numerous concerns when evaluating Almighty Cleanse’s formulas, namely the inclusions on Senna, Bentonite Clay, and Activated Willow Charcoal. Senna is a flowering plant that is commonly used in laxatives to stimulate bowel movement, usually accompanied by abdominal cramping and dehydration. Bentonite Clay is used for nearly the same reasons. Activated Willow Charcoal is typically used to absorb toxins and dangerous chemicals in the abdomen, and is prescribed for use during accidental overdose or poisoning. This may be where Almighty Cleanse claims it helps improve bowel movements by removing toxins in the body — when it is used, however, Activated Willow Charcoal removes foreign chemicals such as drugs or chemicals from non-digestible substances, such as cleaners or disinfectants. There is no evidence, besides ones provided on colon cleanse websites, showing that it helps remove natural ‘toxins’ that naturally occur in the body. It appears Almighty Cleanse might produce a mild laxative effect, which will certainly help bowel movements, but does not provide any credible evidence about how it helps dieters lose weight.
- Contains ingredients which promote bowel movements.
- Contains natural ingredients.
- May contain harmful ingredients, such as Bentonite Clay and Senna.
- Not recommended for use by individuals already suffering from abdominal or heart-related issues.
- Is extremely expensive, and automatically enrolls you in their ‘membership’ program, which costs additional money.
The Almighty Cleanse may claim to do many things, but only a couple of their ingredients offer one main benefit – promotion of bowel movements. This won’t necessarily help dieters lose weight, although it may clear up issues related to dieting, such as constipation. Combined with several dangerous ingredients, this may provide more of an issue than a solution.