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Top cleansing and detox formulas for weight loss.

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Summer is a great time to detox. Besides helping you melt away those few extra pounds you gained over the winter months, a cleanse helps flush away toxins, leaving you with glowing skin, reduced cellulite, more optimally functioning organs, and a better ability to absorb nutrients. “Every day, we are exposed to harmful health-robbing toxins, from cleaning products, the environment, and other sources that accumulate over time and create inflammation and impair biological functions,” says Isaac Eliaz, MD, an expert in natural chelation and detoxification at the Amitabha Medical Clinic in Santa Rosa, Calif. “Natural detoxifying agents work to successfully eliminate toxins, boost energy, and provide antioxidant support.”

Standout Weight-Loss Aid

Once you have completed your detox, consider NATURAL FACTORS WellBetX PGX for long-term support of your weight-loss goals. PGX fiber absorbs hundreds of times its weight in water over 1 to 2 hours, and it expands in the digestive tract to give you a lasting sense of fullness as it stabilizes blood sugar and appetite hormones. It makes cutting calories easier and helps to stabilize blood glucose levels, effectively helping to prevent spikes and lows, and providing effective weight management without hunger pangs.

RENEW LIFE Organic Total Body Cleanse

What’s In It: A proprietary organic blend of 16 organic whole herbs known to support the liver, lungs, lymphatic system, kidneys, skin, and blood; organic oat bran; flaxseed; and acacia fiber. Also includes diet recommendations for use in conjunction with the kit.

What It Does: The three-part system features a Morning Formula with a blend of herbs to support the natural detoxification process of the body. A Fiber Formula, used once or twice daily, is a critical component of colon cleansing. An Evening Formula promotes elimination from the colon with soothing herbs to comfort the bowel.

How to Take: Use three times per day, according to package instructions, for 14 days.

HEALTH PLUS Super Colon Cleanse

What’s In It: Psyllium husk powder, senna powder, iron, and a blend of fennel seed, papaya leaf, peppermint leaf, buckthorn bark, celery seed, barberry root, rose hips, and acidophilus.

What It Does: Thoroughly cleanses the colon, alleviating digestive problems including constipation, and enhancing nutrient absorption. Assists in the detoxification and elimination process and in promoting a healthy balance of intestinal flora.

How to Take: Take 1 tsp. twice daily. Mix well with at least 10-12 oz. of water, juice, or your favorite beverage and drink immediately. Use Super Colon Cleanse about every 2 months and for no more than 10 days at a time.

KAL Skinny Fruits Slimming Cleanse

What’s In It: A blend of fruit extracts and herbs including raspberry ketones, cranberry, goji, grape fruit extract, mangosteen, pomegranate, elderberry, blueberry, noni, acerola cherry, camu-camu, amla, blackberry, fennel, peppermint, and milk thistle, plus probiotics.

What It Does: Supports the body’s natural cleansing process with antioxidant-rich superfruits, 17 detoxifying herbs, fiber, and probiotics. It is intended to provide nutritive support for healthy elimination of toxins and waste, giving you a fresh start to better health and leaving you feeling lighter, slimmer, refreshed, and revitalized.

How to Take: Take three vegetarian capsules twice daily with 8 oz. of liquid.

HEALTH DIRECT Sculpt ‘N Cleanse Colon Cleansing Formula

What’s In It: Cascara sagrada, senna, psyllium seed, Rheum officinale root, slippery elm bark, barberry, and cape aloe leaf.

What It Does: Helps eliminate intestinal build-up by using herbs to gently break down the mucoid plaque in your intestines. Supports weight loss, relieves bloating, improves skin appearance, helps flatten the waistline, promotes regularity, and relieves occasional constipation.

How to Take: Two capsules daily over a three to five month cleansing cycle. Once a year, an additional bottle should be taken as part of a maintenance program. It can also be used during the holidays, on vacations, or whenever occasional irregularity occurs.