Slim To None Review
What You Should Know
Slim to None is a colon cleansing supplement from BioRhythm. The supplement claims to relieve bloating, water retention and irregularity. We found the supplement on sale at GNC, but the description was only a few sentences. We knew with a name like Slim to None there was bound to be a weight loss claim somewhere and we found one. According to a description on another website, Slim to None can help you recover from diet excesses or, in layman’s terms, overeating.
List of Ingredients
- Buckthorn Bark
- Flax Seeds
- Bentonite Clay
- Cascara Sagrada
- Peppermint Leaves
- Slippery Elm
- Uva Ursi
- Milk Thistle
- Boldo Leaf
Colon cleansers like Slim to None work by combining laxatives and diuretics to not-so-gently push waste and water from the body. Cascara sagrada and senna are stimulant laxatives. Stimulant laxatives cause the muscles of the bowel to contract literally forcing waste out. The contraction can feel like cramping you’d associate with diarrhea. There is a place for stimulant laxatives to relieve occasional constipation, but regular use can leave the muscles of the bowel unable to work without stimulation. Severe constipation can result leading to health problems or uncontrollable diarrhea.
Diuretics, the second half of Slim to None, force water out of the body. They are used clinically to fight water retention associated with prescription medications and some health conditions. You can also find diuretics in PMS medications marketed to women, but daily use of diuretics throws electrolytes off balance leading to potassium and sodium loss and, in severe cases, death.
Slim to None is NOT a weight loss supplement and should never be used daily as such. Products like Slim to None are not safe for use with many prescription medications and will not increase weight loss safely.
- Ingredients found in Slim to None are listed online.
- May help relieve occasional constipation and water retention.
- Slim to None is marketed as a means of counteracting a bout of overeating.
- May cause uncontrollable diarrhea and extreme water loss.
- May cause dehydration.
- May affect how some prescription medications work.
Slim to None is not designed as a weight loss supplement though the product description claims you can use the supplement to help counteract diet excesses. The idea that diuretics and laxatives should be used after overeating is nothing short of laxative abuse. Weight loss requires eating right and exercising. If you choose to use Slim to None for constipation relief, you should drink lots of water and eat potassium-rich foods.