Xxtra Clean Reviews

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Xxtra Clean is a detox drink “formulated for people with higher toxin levels”. It supposedly detoxes your body by eliminating toxins from processed foods, environment, and lifestyle choices.

Sounds great, but it also sounds like every other colon cleanser. With so many detoxes, does this one stand out?

Let’s look at Xxtra Clean’s ingredients and see if this product beats the rest.

Inside Xxtra Clean

The official site is unclear on ingredients. There is an ingredient list and an image of the Xxtra Clean label, but the information doesn’t match. Therefore, it’s hard to tell if the label or the website list is more correct.

From what we can tell, Xxtra Clean is a proprietary blend of vitamins and minerals. It contains many vitamins including B vitamins, zinc, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and more. The active proprietary blend, however, contains:

Nettle – Nettle is proven to help with everything from inflammation to high blood pressure. In Xxtra Clean, nettle acts as a detox. Nettle is a diuretic, which means it helps deliver toxins out of your body through urine.

In one study performed on rats, supplemental nettle extract proved itself as diuretic and increased sodium toxins released through the kidneys. [1]

Ginseng – The type of ginseng used in Xxtra Clean isn’t listed (Asian, American, Red). That makes it more difficult to research its detoxifying abilities. In general, ginseng improves sexual health, cardiovascular issues, and immune systems. There aren’t many studies linking ginseng to detoxing.

Milk Thistle – Milk thistle improves liver function, which helps the liver flush more toxins from the body. One study proves milk thistle protects the liver and supports its detoxing functions. [2]

Uva Ursi – This plant extract is a diuretic that flushes toxins through urine. Historically, it was used to treat bladder and urinary infections. As a diuretic, it helps you lose water weight. There isn’t enough clinical research to prove uva ursi works in a detox.

Burdock Root – Burdock root makes you sweat, which is why it has been used in detoxes for centuries. Like many herbs, it’s also a diuretic. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, burdock is also used as a blood purifier because it removes toxins from the blood stream. [3]

Creatine Monohydrate – This nitrogenous acid is in many performance enhancing supplements. It’s traditionally used to build muscle mass. Interestingly, use in Xxtra Clean seems to lie in the side effects.

One common side effect of creatine is diarrhea, which is an unpleasant but effective way to get toxins out of the body. Dehydration is common with diarrhea, which is partially why Xxtra Clean directions say to drink plenty of water.

Fruit Pectin – Pectin is found in the skin of most fruits like apples and citrus fruits. It is full of fiber, which helps detox and clear your digestive system quicker.

Dandelion, hawthorne berry, mullein leaf and stevia are also listed on the site but are not on the Xxtra Clean label, so these ingredients may not be included.

Who Manufactures Xxtra Clean?

Xxtra Clean is manufactured by the supplement company Detoxify Brand Products. Their products are all detox and cleansing products. There isn’t much information available on the company or its practices.

The official site seems to target those who are trying to detox in order to pass a drug test. Reading online reviews backs up this persona for Xxtra Clean. While there certainly is a market for that kind of detox, it might not be in your best health interests.

Xxtra Clean Pros

• Full of healthy vitamins and minerals
• Some clinically proven ingredients

Xxtra Clean Cons

• Bad taste
• Expensive
• Side effects
• Exact ingredient amounts unlisted
• No free trials or guarantee

Does It Work?

For consumers who use Xxtra Clean to detox before drug tests it doesn’t seem to work.

The directions recommend drinking large amounts of water with Xxtra Clean. The manufacturers say frequent urination is the key to this cleanse. However, opponents argue drinking water excessively will make you urinate and flush out toxins whether you have the Xxtra Clean drink beforehand or not.

Pricing

These are prices for one 20-ounce Xxtra Clean drink:

Detoxify.com: $49.99
VitaminShoppe.com: $31.99
LuckyVitamin.com: $17.59

Guarantee

Detoxify.com, Xxtra Clean’s official site, has a 30-day return policy. However, the small print states that this is only for unused and unopened products.

If you decide you want to return your product, you only get store credit for other Detoxify products. There’s no option to get your money back or to try the product before you buy it.

Conclusion

Overall, Detoxify Brand products seem to be more aimed at detoxing for an upcoming drug test than detoxing for a healthier body. While it has some healthy ingredients, the main purpose of Xxtra Clean is to act as a diuretic and laxative.
The company doesn’t offer returns or free samples, so if it doesn’t work for you, you’re out $50. There are so many detox products that are less expensive and more effective.

References

[1] Tahri A, Yamani S, Legssyer A, Azis M, Mekhfi H, Bnouham M, Ziyyat A. “Acute diuretic, natriuretic and hypotensive effects of a continuous perfusion of aqueous extract of Urtica dioica in the rat.” Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 2000 Nov;73(1-2):95-100. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11025144

[2] Pradhan SC, Girish C. “Hepatoprotective herbal drug, silymarin from experimental pharmacology to clinical medicine.” Indian Journal of Medical Research. 2006 Nov;124(5):491-504. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17213517

[3] Burdock. Available from: http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/burdock-000227.htm


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