Digest It Review - Does This Colon Cleanse Really Work? Are deceptive marketing and side effects deal breakers?
Why is it that so few diet products are backed by science? Let’s find out if Digest It is one of the good ones. We took the time to produce a comprehensive review, focusing specifically on side effects, ingredients, scientific studies, and customer-service quality. We also read through all of the consumer comments we could find on the internet. At last we had all of the data points required. We have summarized what we gathered to give you the facts.
What is Digest It?
First off, Digest It is a colon cleansing product. Ingredients include cascara sagrada, turkey rhubarb, bentonite clay, slippery elm, aloe, flax seeds, senna, wormseed, black seeds, olive leaf extract, thyme oil powder, garlic extract, organic clove, and peppermint. The company claims it will relieve intermittent constipation, enhance energy, limit water retention, and promote weight loss. It only appears to be available from the official website and other online retailers.
The company that makes Digest It is not revealed on the official website. The about us section explains that the company was founded in 2002 and their goal is to deliver safe and effective products, but read on…
Deceptive Marketing– “Confusing”
Our first issue is that the marketing for Digest It clearly sets it up as a weight-loss product. Marketing material on the home page claims it is a celebrity diet secret, recommended by personal trainers, and has undergone double blind clinical studies. Unfortunately, none of this is substantiated. According to our Research Director, “It is very easy for businesses to make their claims look impressive. Everything this company uses as talking points is derived from media coverage on issues unrelated to their product, or is not available to consumers.”
One consumer mentioned, “This was supposed to be amazing and melt off the weight. I only lost two pounds. I can do that with a few less trips to a fast food place each week.”
An individual explained, “I ordered quickly because I was excited about the supposed media coverage. Then my wife looked it over and said it wasn’t real. No surprise, it didn’t work.”
There are some dieters who believe colon cleanse products are beneficial to reaching their target weight.
A purchaser noted, “This is how I always start any new diet program. It gets things going if you know what I mean.”
Another client divulged, “This is my secret weapon to losing a few pounds quickly for a party.”
Side Effects– “Uncomfortable”
Colon cleanse products work by quickly removing waste from the body and decreasing bloating. Unfortunately, some consumers experience unpleasant side effects.
This commenter emphasized, “I was in the bathroom all the time.”
While another warned, “This stuff made my stomach hurt.”
Not everyone had negative experiences.
Some reviewers were more content such as the one who said, “This made me feel less bloated. I looked way better in my clothes.”
Or the woman who mentioned, “I lost the weight I needed and didn’t mind the slight gastrointestinal discomfort.”
According to years of research, it can take a tiny thing, like too strong a marketing push without proof to back it up, to ruin any chance of results. If Digest It is all talk, that’s not a selling point.
The Science – “Unavailable”
At DietSpotlight, we get excited when we see clinical studies mentioned in marketing materials. We look for the original data in order to better understand how and why a product works. Sadly, the official website offers just claims of science. Nothing is there to prove it is anything other than a colon cleanser.
The Bottom Line – Does Digest It Work?
Should I race out for a bottle of Digest It? For those people who like to use a colon cleansing product as part of their diet regimen, this has potential. However, there are other more reputable options available. It really has very little to do with long-term weight-loss which is why we have reservations about giving it our support.
If you’re ready to lose weight, we suggest choosing a dietary supplement that was specifically designed to help you lose fat. A product that has ingredients that are backed with scientific studies.
Among the best products we’ve seen in 2016 is Leptigen. The formula for this supplement is made of four key ingredients that have been documented in clinical studies to help spark fat loss and jump-start metabolism. We didn’t locate any negative user reviews during our research process. However, we did notice numerous glowing testimonials from satisfied dieters.
The makers of Leptigen are so much confidence in their product they’re offering a Special Trial Offer, which we find extremely reassuring.
Previous Digest It Review (Updated May 26, 2013):
What You Should KnowDigest It is a colon-cleansing product claiming to be the celebrity secret to weight loss and fat loss. Recently, colon cleansers have hit the weight loss marketing running claiming a blocked colon can cause weight gain, bloating, and decreased metabolism. There is no scientific data supporting the claim that foods block the colon, but consumers believe much of the Internet literature making colon cleansers like Digest It a major player in the supplement market.
List of IngredientsCascara Sagrada, Turkey Rhubarb, Bentonite Clay, Slippery Elm, Aloes, Flax Seeds, Senna, Wormseed, Black Seeds, Olive Leaf Extract, Thyme Oil Powder, Garlic Extract, Certified Organic Clove and Peppermint.
Product FeaturesThe ingredients in Digest It all work together to increase bowel movements and decrease bloating and gas often associated with colon cleansers. The main players on the ingredient list are Cascara Sagrada, Slippery Elm, Senna, Aloe, and Wormseed. Cascara Sagrada, Slippery Elm, Senna, and Aloe are all laxatives. They work within the body to increase bowel movements and thus support the colon cleansing process to achieve better health and weight loss claimed by Digest It. These ingredients are generally safe when used to treat occasional constipation, but when used over the long-term, can lead to dependence and dehydration. Wormseed is a potentially toxic ingredient that works to remove parasites, like roundworms, from the body. Toxic doses can lead to dizziness, nausea, paralysis, and death. The official Digest It website does not list ingredients or amounts. Consumers should be wary about taking any supplement containing Wormseed. The remaining ingredients include a list of fiber sources and anti-gas herbs. The strong laxative effect combined with the effect of fiber on the intestinal tract can lead to painful bloating, which is why ingredients like Thyme Oil Powder and Peppermint Oil help calm intestines. Digest It offers a free 14-day trial. According to trial details, after 14 days if the bottle has not been returned, dieters will be charged $119.93. Even if the product is returned within 14 days, the dieter must still pay $14.95 for shipping and handling.
- Free trial offered.
- Free trial comes at a huge cost.
- No ingredient list offered on official website.
- Testimonials do not include before and after pictures.
- Product claims weight loss but fine print says this is not a weight loss product.