BioRhythm Slim to None Review - Is It a Safe Colon Cleanser?

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BioRhythm Slim to None
Brian Green
By Brian Green
April 8, 2013

BioRhythm designed Slim to None to “ease midsection bloating, reduce water retention, and promote regularity.” Supposedly, all the ingredients are natural and none are stimulants.

In reality, these characteristics don’t make BioRhythm Slim to None very unique. It’s just a small fish in the big pond of colon cleansers. So, my goal is to help consumers decide if it’s a good catch or not. Read on to learn about effectiveness, safety, and value.

What’s in the Proprietary Blend?

BioRhythm Slim to None actually has 2 proprietary blends; one for colon cleansing and the other for bloating relief. These are the included ingredients:

Cascara sagrada aids bowel movements by increasing muscular contractions in the colon. It also softens and forms stools, kills harmful bacteria, and produces digestive fluids. Cascara sagrada has even been called nature’s best laxative by some medical professionals.[1]

Buckthorn bark is similar to cascara sagrada because it affects nerves in the colon, which relieve constipation by promoting bowel evacuation.

Bentonite clay carries a negative ionic charge, which magnetically grabs heavy metals, toxins, and acids and removes them from the body. The clay elevates pH levels as well.

Slippery elm contains mucilage, which turns into a slick gel and coats the stomach and intestines. This protects the intestines from excess acidity and relieves inflammation in the bowels.

Aloe is a laxative because it increases muscle contractions in the colon. However, it’s not as gentle as cascara sagrada and senna, and may cause painful cramping.

Flax seeds are high in fiber. When fiber meets water, it expands into a gelatinous substance. This substance adds bulk and moisture to stools and cleanses waste from the colon.

Senna contains anthraquinones, which act as powerful laxatives. It cleanses the colon, detoxifies the body, and reduces constipation.

Peppermint leaves soothe upset stomach and enhance digestive functions. In addition, the leaves treat diarrhea and relax muscles to allow painful gas to pass, which reduces bloating.[2]

Boldo leaf stimulates the liver to increase bile production. Bile aids nutrient digestion and helps food pass through the intestines. Boldo leaf relieves flatulence, bloating, and constipation, too.

Milk thistle protects the liver from toxins with a flavonoid called silymarin. Besides offering protection, silymarin repairs the liver by helping new cells grow.

Uva ursi was used to treat urinary tract infections before antibiotics were created. It contains tannins, which not only fight infections, but also decrease inflammation.[3]

Burdock is a prebiotic; meaning it stimulates the growth of healthy bacteria (i.e. probiotics).[4] Healthy bacteria kill harmful bacteria, protect the colon, and improve digestive health and functioning.

The capsules are made from gelatin, which is the only inactive ingredient.

The Dosages

The colon cleansing proprietary blend is 650 mg and the bloating relief blend is 225 mg. Individual dosages are not shown.

BioRhythm Slim to None’s ingredients are natural, but they may be unsafe if you consume too much. Since the company hides dosages, I don’t know if BioRhythm Slim to None has safe and effective amounts.

Is BioRhythm Slim to None Safe?

Stimulants — natural or not — cause side effects more often than almost any other natural ingredient. Since BioRhythm Slim to None doesn’t have stimulants, it is safer than colon cleansers with stimulants.

Cascara sagrada, bentonite clay, slippery elm, flaxseed, senna, peppermint leaves, milk thistle, and burdock are considered safe for most adults to consume.

If you take buckthorn bark for more than 8 days, it may cause low potassium, muscle weakness, and blood in urine.

Aloe is safe, but aloe latex may not be. Aloe latex is a juice form of aloe, which was used in many colon cleansers until the FDA removed it in 2002. I don’t know if BioRhythm Slim to None has aloe latex or not.

Boldo leaf may be unsafe. It contains ascaridole, a chemical which may cause poisoning or liver damage.

Directions for Use

One serving is 1 capsule and the bottle holds 60 capsules. Take 1 serving every night before bed for 2-3 weeks. Gradually increase the number of capsules you take each day until bowel movements become regular.

Drink a large glass of water each time you take BioRhythm Slim to None. Water cleanses the colon and makes slippery elm and flaxseed gelatinous.

Reduce intake or discontinue use if diarrhea, loose stools, and abdominal pain occurs. Aloe, buckthorn bark, cascara sagrada, and senna can worsen those conditions. What’s more, although BioRhythm Slim to None has several laxative ingredients, it’s not supposed to cause diarrhea.

Where to Buy BioRhythm Slim to None

The official website — BioRhythm-ADS.com — sells this supplement for $49.99. The company doesn’t have actual stores, but they sell products worldwide through their website.

Here are a few other sites that sell BioRhythm Slim to None:

• eSupplements.com: $38.99
• LuckyVitamin.com: $39.99
• GNC.com: $49.99

eSupplements.com charges $4.95 for standard 4-5 business day shipping.

When you buy 2+ bottles on LuckyVitamin.com, the price per bottle reduces slightly. Standard shipping charges are a flat-rate of $5.95. Orders over $100 ship for free.

GNC.com charges $4.38 for shipping. It’s the only site that fully refunds both unused and used products. The return policy lasts 30 days after purchase.

Is BioRhythm Slim to None a Good Value?

BioRhythm Slim to None contains several colon cleansing ingredients, some of which are also found in the best colon cleansers. These ingredients should cleanse the colon, aid digestion, treat constipation, and reduce bloating.

However, there are 3 ingredients which may be unsafe. This safety information isn’t a secret either, so it concerns me that the company still uses these ingredients.

BioRhythm Slim to None costs more than many of the best colon cleansers, which have safer, more effective formulas. I suggest saving some money and buying a top-rated product rather than BioRhythm Slim to None.

References

[1] Cascara Sagrada: Nature’s Gentle Answer to Constipation. Pleasant Grove, UT: Woodland Publishing Inc, 1995. http://www.nutraceutical.com/educate/pdf/cascara.pdf.

[2] “Peppermint.” University of Maryland Medical Center, 2011. http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/peppermint-000269.htm.

[3] Head, KA. “Natural approaches to prevention and treatment of infections of the lower urinary tract.” Alternative Medicine Review. 13.3 (2008): 227-44.

[4] Li, D, JM Kim, et al. “Prebiotic effectiveness of inulin extracted from edible burdock.” Anaerobe. 14.1 (2008): 29-34.

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