Pros: seems to have no adverse effects
Cons: didn't cleanse, not worth the money
I was buying into the Herbalife life while doing a 12-week weight loss program. They were the sponsors thought we didn't know that until we had been weighed and listened to the first spiel.
I bought a couple of their products. One was the Herbalife 21-Day Herbal Cleansing Program. This is not the first cleanse I have done. I guess in general they don't work all that well for me.
What is Herbalife 21-Day Herbal Cleansing Program?
For about $27.00 I got two bottles. One is for the morning and one is for the evening. The products are herbal blends, which I like rather than a bunch of chemicals.
The morning formula is called the Replenishing Formula and the evening one is called the Cleansing Formula. Herbalife 21-Day Herbal Cleansing Program is called "An internal cleansing system for digestive health."
According to the box the benefits are to help the body eliminate toxins; to improve nutrient absorption; and it may support weight management. Of course none of these statements nor the product is monitored by the FDA.
I do believe that cleaning out my digestive tract regularly can help remove toxins from inside me. Although I have lost a few pounds it is not because of Herbalife 21-Day Herbal Cleansing Program. It is about counting calories. Still getting rid of toxins is a good thing. This is a gentle cleanse.
Herbal Cleansing Program the cleanse gave me:
~Apple and lemon pectin provide fiber for gentle cleansing.
~Herbs and bioflavonoids, including quercetin, to support healthy colon function.
~Probiotics, including lactobacillus acidophilus and lactobacillus sporogenes, encourage a healthy intestinal flora.
~Herbal blend includes black walnut, slippery elm, fenugreek and peppermint, known for their cleansing and digestion-supporting properties.
~An exclusive enzyme that supports healthy digestion.
Ideally, we are supposed to use this cleanse quarterly or when beginning a weight-management program.
We all had wellness coaches at our Herbalife weight loss program. Mine suggested that I take up to 3 at night and 1 in the morning. She said I could take 4 at night. The dosage is actually two tablets in the morning and one or more at night with water.
The pills are large and had an unpleasant taste.
It took at least a week or so and taking 3 at night before Herbalife 21-Day Herbal Cleansing Program kicked in at all. What will happen is that like me I ran out of the pm pills before the am pills. My coach said just to take the am when I finished the pm.
Unlike some cleanses there are no messy side effects and you don't have to make sure you are next to a bathroom. That is great but I found it too gentle and after finishing the Herbalife 21-Day Herbal Cleansing Program didn't feel cleansed.