What You Should Know
Earth’s Bounty is a supplement company that sells Noni, Anti-Aging and Cleansing supplements – among many others. One of the products supported by Earth’s Bounty is Oxy-Cleanse. Oxy-Cleanse uses the power of magnesium peroxide to cleanse the bowel and intestines. Supporters claim magnesium peroxide releases oxygen when digested. This oxygen then “bubbles” through the intestine and bowel breaking away toxins and built up waste for elimination. The official Earth’s Bounty website makes these claims but does not support them with clinical research.
List of Ingredients
Magnesium peroxide, Vitamin C, Bioflavonoid Complex and Gelatin Capsules.
Magnesium oxide is typically listed as the main ingredient in oxygen-based colon cleansers. Oxy-Cleanse lists magnesium peroxide. Despite the change in name, the results in the body are the same – laxative effects. Magnesium peroxide is used in industries other than natural therapy. Bleaching, deodorizing and disinfecting are three typical uses for magnesium peroxide.
Some online descriptions of the ingredient do claim oxygen is released when the Oxy-Cleanse main ingredient is hydrated. These claims are not backed up with research. The only supporting information we could find was linked to other colon cleansing products for sale.
Unlike many colon cleansing supplements, Oxy-Cleanse makes direct claims regarding weight loss while using the natural laxative. According to Earth’s Bounty, up to five pounds of undigested food can sit in the body. Oxy-Cleanse helps push that food through the intestines and out for added weight loss.
Other claims made by Earth Bounty regarding the Oxy-Cleanse supplement include removal of hardened waste deposits in the bowel and detoxifying heavy metals in the body. Again, these claims are not supported with clinical research. Oxy-Cleanse sells for $22.99. If consumers buy 10 or more products from Earth’s Bounty, the price will be reduced by 30% for all supplements and products.
- Magnesium is a natural laxative.
- Ingredients are listed online.
- Oxy-Cleanse is priced similarly to other colon cleansers.
- There are no research trials supporting the claim of oxygenated cleansing.
- Oxy-Cleanse directly lists weight loss as a benefit of taking the supplement.
- Magnesium peroxide is also used for bleaching, disinfecting and deodorizing.
- Potential side effects include cramping and diarrhea.
Oxy-Cleanse offers dieters a different product name, but does not change the facts regarding oxygenated colon cleansing. Magnesium peroxide may release oxygen when hydrated with water, but stomach liquids are not water – they are acid. There is no reason to believe this natural laxative is any different from Psyllium, Senna or fiber aside from the fact that it can also be used for bleaching and disinfecting. Oxy-Cleanse appears to be more aptly used as a household cleanser rather than a colon cleanser. Claims of bubbling away hardened waste may be visually effective, but are not founded in science based fact.