According to the official Caruso Deep Cleanse Internal Detox website, this 7 or 15 day plan is:
“Designed to enhance your body’s own natural internal cleansing process…. it works like an INTESTINAL BROOM, cleansing the inner walls of your bowel fast.”
The formula consists of 27 different herbs, blended with three strains of probiotics, which are designed to cleanse, to “support and strengthen the digestive system”, and which “may even help repair and protect the liver”.
However, is this type of cleansing really worthwhile: is it a useful aid or even a prerequisite to a successful diet?
So, how does Caruso’s Deep Cleanse Internal Detox actually work?
Instructions for use are:
- One Stomach Clear tablet before breakfast
- One Bowel Clear tablet after breakfast
- One Stomach Clear tablet before dinner
- One Liver Clear and one Bowel Clear (optional) after dinner.
The website provides absolutely no advice on the sort of foods that should be eaten whilst on this detox programme. Although a number of general articles on specific foods and diets are included on another part of the website, there is no link to specific articles that may be relevant to those who are following the Deep Cleanse Internal Detox programme.
Ingredients and their effectiveness
The 27 herbs and three strains of probiotics are divided between the three different tablets, each apparently aimed at a different organ.
In the Stomach Clear tablets are ginger, fennel, gentian, globe artichoke, cat’s claw, black walnut, peppermint, paw paw, psyllium, clove powder, citrus bioflavonoids extract and magnesium chloride.
Whilst precise quantities of each ingredient are provided, there is no explanation as to the function of each herb, and no scientific evidence proving that this combination of herbs will be effective in cleansing the stomach.
A similar breakdown is given for the Bowel Clear and Liver Clear tablets, but again, without explaining how the formula might work and without any link to scientific studies.
As detox programmes go, the combination of ingredients in Caruso’s Deep Cleanse programme is probably as good as any. The big question here is whether a detox programme is really necessary, and the scientific evidence seems to suggest that the answer is no.
As the Caruso website points out, the body is well-equipped with mechanisms to cleanse it of toxins. What it does fail to point out are symptoms such as constipation, bloating and flatulence are just as likely to be the result of poor diet, for example a shortage of fibre, rather than because of a build-up of toxins.
What side effects might be experienced whilst on the Detox?
No specific advice is given on the website about possible side-effects, although similar detox programmes have commonly produced bad breath, coated tongue and fatigue.
General contraindications include pregnancy and breastfeeding, and the website makes clear that this detox programme is not suitable for young people under the age of 18.
Customers are advised not to use the product when suffering from abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea.
What are customers saying about Deep Cleanse Internal Detox?
This product is on sale through a number of websites, some of which include customer testimonials. If these are genuine, there appear to be some very satisfied customers out there, with an average star rating of around 4 out of 5.
- The company offers a 100% money-back guarantee to dissatisfied Australian customers who return the unused tablets, with original packaging and receipt within 90 days.
- There is some positive feedback from customers.
- There is very little scientific evidence supporting the need for detoxification programmes.
- The manufacturer’s website includes no scientific evidence relating either to the individual ingredients in Deep Cleanse Internal Detox or clinical studies on the product as a whole.
- The manufacturer’s website provides no guidance to users on recommended diet whilst following the detox programme.
Is Caruso’s Deep Cleanse Internal Detox worth buying?
Many nutritionists and doctors agree that detox programmes should be unnecessary for most people.
The Caruso Deep Cleanse Internal Detox programme is expensive – recommended retail price varies between $50 and $79 dollars, although with offers of up to 30% off being widely available.
There is no doubt that most of us would benefit from a healthier lifestyle in terms of diet and exercise, but that objective can undoubtedly be achieved without a Deep Cleanse Internal Detox.
We would love to hear feedback from anyone who has tried this supplement or others like it, please use the comments section below and tell us whether it worked for you!