What You Should Know
Max Muscle is a supplement manufacturer with chain retail stores in the United States. They offer condition specific supplements for dieters who want to lose weight and bodybuilders. There are also supplements to improve general health. Max Cleanse & Lean is a supplement that is supposed to help cleanse the body while aiding in weight loss. Typically, cleansing products will not increase weight loss. They will increase the number of times the user goes to the bathroom and may cause negative side effects like diarrhea due to laxative ingredients. Ingredients are available from Max Muscle, but the website is extremely difficult to navigate. No free trials are offered.
List of Ingredients
Vitamin B6, Calcium.
Max Cleanse & Lean Blend: Cascara Sagrada Bark Powder, Senna Leaf Powder, Fennel Seed Powder, Dandelion Leaf Powder, Horsetail Herb Extract, Psyllium Husk Powder, Turkey Rhubarb Powder, Slippery Elm Bark, Barberry Root Powder and Aloe Vera Leaf Powder.
Dieters hoping to shed a few pounds while cleansing the body may have found the wrong supplement. This supplement is formulated with multiple laxatives and diuretics. The “Lean” portion of the product name is misleading. No fat burners or weight loss ingredients are included in the supplement, so the dieter that sees a reduction in weight will only be seeing the effects of the laxative and diuretics in the formula.
Cascara Sagrada Powder and Senna Leaf Powder are natural laxatives. They will increase the number of bowel movements and may have negative side effects like diarrhea, cramping and dehydration. Dandelion Leaf Powder and Horsetail Herb Extract are diuretics. These will force water out of the body. So, Max Cleanse & Lean increases bowel movements and urination – this could only lead to dehydration and plummeting potassium levels. If potassium falls too low, cramping will begin in muscles, including the heart muscle in some cases.
Looking at the remaining ingredients on the list – Psyllium Husk Powder, Turkey Rhubarb Powder, Slippery Elm Bark and Aloe Vera Powder are all known laxatives. This supplement could be dangerous if taken for an extended period of time. Weight loss will be only temporary.
- All ingredients are available online.
- The price is much higher than other supplements.
- Overuse of laxatives and diuretics.
- The information on the website is difficult to navigate.
For $50 a bottle, this supplement should include some fat burning ingredients to help validate weight loss claims. As it is, the ingredient list is packed with laxatives and diuretics that will certainly lead to dehydration before significant weight loss. Laxatives can become addictive if used for extended periods as the body no longer uses the muscles needed to move waste. Diuretic use has been linked to death in athletes.