What You Should Know
At first glance, Young Living appears to be an aromatherapy company specializing in scented oils and candles. Underneath the sweet smelling exterior are supplements that could be used as part of a healthy eating and wellness program. Among the supplements sold by Young Living is a complete line of Cleansing and Weight Management products. Young Living currently sells the 5-Day Nutritive Cleanse among other cleansing supplements.
List of Ingredients
5-Day Nutritive Cleanse:
Digest and Cleanse -Proprietary Digest + Cleanse; Blend (Peppermint (Mentha piperita)+ leaf, Caraway (Carum carvi)+ fruit, Lemon (Citrus limon)+ peel, Ginger (Zingiber officinale)+ root, Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)+ seed, Anise (Pimpinella anisum)+ fruit), Coconut (Cocus nucifera) meat oil [virgin], coconut (Cocus nucifera) meat oil [fractionated], gelatin, glycerin, and aqueous coating solution (oleic acid, sodium alginate, medium-chain fatty acids, ethylcellulose, and stearic acid).
Balance Complete – Proprietary V-Fiber Blend (larch polysaccharides, Ningxia wolfberry (Lycium barbarum) fruit, brown rice bran, guar gum, konjac, xanthan gum, chicory root fiber extract (FOS), and sodium alginate); whey protein concentrate; nonfat dry milk; medium- chain triglycerides; natural vanilla flavor; fructose; lecithin; calcium (as tricalcium phosphate); phosphorus; Proprietary Enzyme Complex (lactase, lipase, bromelain, papain, and amylase); xylitol; magnesium oxide; barley grass; neohesperidin derivative (flavor from natural citrus); cinnamon bark; mixed carotenoids (vitamin A); lo han kuo extract; cream flavor; barley grass juice; aloe vera; vitamin C (ascorbic acid); mixed tocopherols (vitamin E); vitamin B3 (niacinamide); zinc oxide; selenium (as selenomethionine); betacarotene; molybdenum citrate; vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid from calcium pantothenate); vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCI); chromium amino nicotinate; vitamin B1 (thiamine HCI); vitamin B2 (riboflavin); vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol); vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin); folic acid; orange (Citrus sinensis)+ rind; biotin; and iodine (as potassium iodide).
Ningxia Red – Whole Ningxia wolfberry (lyceum barbarum) puree, Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) juice, Pomegranate (Punica granatum) juice, Apricot (Prunus armeniaca) juice, Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) juice, Organic blue agave (A. tequilana) nectar, Grape (Vitis vinifera) seed, skin, and stem, Lemon (Citrus limon)+ rind, Orange (Citrus sinensis)+ rind, ascorbic acid, natural blueberry flavor, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate.
The ingredient list for the 5-Day Nutritive Cleanse is completely unbearable. Consumers taking a quick peek at the label will certainly drown in the long list of herbs and supplements in each of the three formulas. The Digest and Cleanse supplement is packed with natural laxatives and stomach easing ingredients. Balance Complete offers multi-vitamin like ingredients with the addition of fiber, natural laxatives and diuretics. Ningxia Red offers strong antioxidant benefits, but the large amount of natural fruit juice could also have a bowel cleansing effect.
Young Living does not offer supplements on the main page of the website. The consumer would have to look closely at all the tabs and descriptions on the website to even find these products. Hiding supplements is not the best way to sell products.
- Ingredients listed online.
- Too many ingredients.
- No dedicated weight loss products.
Young Living may be perfect for buying aromatherapy supplies, but the supplements marketed for cleansing and weight management leave much to be desired. Long ingredient lists and ineffective formulas may leave the consumer out as much as $115.