Dietary cleanses have been on the rise lately, and one such program, the Arbonne 7 Day Body Cleanse, caught our attention. We examined the side effects and ingredients; then we looked for any clinical research that might be available on the program as well as customer satisfaction with the company. Then we combed through as many customer reviews as we could find and condensed all that information right here.
What You Need to Know
Arbonne 7 Day Body Cleanse contains a large combination of ingredients: Senna Leaf, Fucoidan, Astragalus, Rhubarb Root, Psyllium Husk, Milk Thistle, Agave, Inulin, Aloe Vera, Nettle, Chlorella, Blue Green Algae/Spirulina, Red Marine Algae, Cascara Sagrada, Buckthorn, Slippery, Elm, and Meadowsweet, to be exact. All of the ingredients are mixed into a liquid formula, which you receive in seven 1-ounce bottles for around $50. Simply open one individually packaged bottle, mix it into 32 ounces of water, and shake it up before each sip (if you don’t shake it, it tends to gather at the bottom of the bottle).
When mixed into a liter of water and sipped throughout the day, Arbonne is intended to cleanse the large intestine and other internal digestive organs in order to promote regularity. Arbonne claims to remove toxins from the internal organs and therefore promote weight loss, but added requirements throughout your “detox week” include 30 minutes of exercise per day and a diet of mostly fruits and vegetables.
Arbonne was launched in the United States in 1980, and it has seen tremendous growth since then. While we can’t find specific info on the launch of the 7 Day Body Cleanse, it can be found through online retailers, on the official Arbonne website, and through Arbonne “consultants.” Arbonne has a great BBB rating, and we appreciate how easy it is to use the cleanse. The natural ingredients found in the cleanse also look appealing, but read on…
Responses to the taste of Arbonne’s 7 Day Cleanse caught us off guard. “Taking the recommended dosage of the cleanse may help clean out your system,” said our research editor, “but if you can’t stomach the taste of the formula, you probably won’t finish the 7 day regimen.” Let’s see what customers had to say about the taste.
“I personally didn’t even make it to day 2 of this cleanse. The taste was horrible,” said one user.
“Not impressed and it tasted awful,” said another.
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Arbonne 7 Day Body Cleanse doesn’t seem to produce the desired result in every user. In fact, a large number of customers reported the opposite effect: extreme discomfort and constipation. “This product had the reverse effect on me. I ended up constipated. I would never recommend or spend that much money on this product again,” said one customer online.
“Horrible stuff! Certainly not a gentle cleanse–might as well take a bowel prep for surgery,” said another. Upon further reading, we noticed that these results were certainly not isolated to a small number of customers. “A friend and I did this cleanse together. We both felt bloated and plugged up and gained weight by the end of the week,” said one person.
After conducting hundreds of reviews, we’ve found that even a minimal amount of discomfort can doom a product to failure. If Arbonne 7 Day Body Cleanse does cause intense abdominal pain and constipation and tastes bad to boot, users may not stick with the program long enough to see results–or they may decide that the results are simply not worth the pain and money.
While Arbonne 7 Day Body Cleanse’s proprietary blend hasn’t been clinically studied at all, we found sufficient data from a reputable source (University of Maryland Medical Center, to be exact) to convince us that the individual ingredients should work, at least to a small extent. That being said, we advise caution when taking this supplement; it isn’t a weight loss supplement at all, and it functions solely as a laxative/diuretic. Many people experienced pain when taking the product, and many others saw no results whatsoever. $50.00 is a high price to pay for 7 total ounces of a lackluster product.
The Bottom Line
This cleanse had us interested at first. There are lots of natural ingredients, and Arbonne has enjoyed great longevity. The problems we encountered, though–predominantly a bad taste and intense abdominal pain–have made us doubt the value of the high price tag.
If you’re looking for a supplement to help you shed some excess weight, we recommend looking for three factors: clinical research, metabolism boosting power, and a proper return for your money.
Leptigen is a product that has really impressed us this year. It mixes four ingredients in a proprietary blend that is proven to burn fat and boost metabolism. Harmful side effects haven’t entered the conversation, and people seem to be experiencing great results.
Another positive indicator is that the makers of Leptigen are offering a special trial offer for a limited time.