So what is actually in Cho-Yung Plus and is it worth a try? We find out.
Cho-Yung Plus Pros
- None whatsoever
Cho-Yung Plus Cons
- No medical reason to take laxatives for weight loss
- No customer feedback
- No money-back guarantee
Cho-Yung Plus Review
Cho-Yung Plus Facts
- Manufactured by Choyung Ltd who are based in Cyprus
- 100 capsules in each bottle
- No medical evidence that this supplement will help weight loss
Choyung Plus contains natural ingredients designed to help you kick-start your weight loss. The supplement is advertised as giving you a colon cleanse a detox and works as an appetite suppressant.
This British diet pill made by is produced by Choyung Ltd who are based in Cyprus. The address is Cho-Yung (Cyprus) Ltd., Eressou 1, Mesa Geitonia, 4002, Limassol, Cyprus.
When we first saw Choyung Plus, we instantly thought that the major ingredient would be green tea. However, to our surprise, among the 13 advertised ingredients that make up this supplement, green tea is conspicuous by its absence. We thought at first that we had made an error but the Choyung ingredients profile is very clear and this supplement does NOT contain green tea.
Instead, there is a blend of natural ingredients including liquorice root and dandelion that deliver a laxative and diuretic effect. This supplement also contains Psyllium husk powder – the principle ingredient, which is a source of fibre, and bentonite clay, which is supposed to be good for the digestion.
Choyung Plus is described as a weight loss accelerator and the idea of this supplement is that you take it to start your weight loss by detoxing. However, the fact that the company offer deals on buying four months supply it seems that the aim is to take it on an ongoing basis long term.
We are concerned about taking a supplement to “cleanse your colon” and detox on an ongoing basis. According to medical opinion, there is no basis in fact that anyone needs to detox or cleanse the colon and doing this can be dangerous to health.
Colon cleansing is certainly an ancient practice dating back to the Ancient Greeks as the website information points out but there is no medical evidence to support it. The idea that toxins build up in the body is not founded in scientific fact because our bodies can filter out and eliminate most ingested toxins via the liver and kidneys.
Speaking in an interview in the Daily Mail, Ursula Arens, a registered dietician and spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association said,
it’s ridiculous to think of your digestive system and your colon as a purification plant or a sewer that needs to have its pipes flushed through and a holiday
Taking laxatives long term can cause you to become dependent on them and can lead to serious bowel problems once discontinued.
To use Choyung Plus take one capsule three times a day with each meal. You are also recommended to keep to a healthy diet and do some exercise.
Cho-Yung Plus Concerns:
- People may take this supplement long term and suffer ill effects
- Company promote bulk buying a long term use
- Advertising makes wild and unscientific claims regarding the supposed health benefits
What Does Cho-Yung Plus Claim To Do?
According to the Choyung Plus website, this supplement will;
boost your weight loss by up to three times and reduce appetite
The advertisers claim that Choyung Plus will kick start your weight loss by detoxing and cleansing your body in these five ways:
- Reduces appetite
- Eliminates toxins and parasites
- Boost immune system
- Increases phytoestrogens
- Reduces LDL “bad cholesterol”
None of these claims are explained and toxins and parasites! Well really! This is totally nonsensical and not based on any scientific facts. If you did suffer from hookworms for example – a common complaint in the Third World, you should seek medical advice not take a diet pill you can buy on the Internet.
Internal parasites are a serious medical problem and not something that we all have as the website suggests.
The benefits of Choyung Plus are said to include the following.
- Tones the colon to feel fresher and lighter (Really?)
- Locks away harmful toxins (where?)
- Boosts the weight loss process (how?)
- Stimulates digestive motion without diarrhoea (hmmm okay)
According to the Choyung Plus website, Choyung Plus will help you overcome feelings of sluggishness and bloating. It is also supposed to help with Irritable Bowel syndrome and constipation.
This supplement makes a lot of claims and with no evidence is already looking very flimsy.
So What Is Cho-Yung Plus and What Are The Ingredients For Cho-Yung Plus?
Choyung Plus is a supplement that is supposed to help you detox as well as cures a range of medical conditions. The ingredients are natural and the name will appeal to people who are interested in green tea. However, this supplement does not contain green tea!
- Psyllium husk powder (150mg): This fibrous material is made up from the husks and empty seed pods of a native Indian and Pakistani plant. They are indigestible and are a good source of fibre and this ingredient is found in OTC laxatives including Fybogel.
Psyllium husks can cause allergic reactions and the FDA has warned that this material can cause choking. It is very important to take with plenty of water to minimise the risk of swelling in the throat or oesophagus. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psyllium_seed_husks
- Bentonite Clay (80mg): Derived from a crystalline type of rock, often formed originally from volcanic ash. It is often prescribed as a laxative and fans of detox .
Sometimes take it as a supplement. It may have health benefits but there is no clear evidence.
- Dandelion Root (80mg): Natural plant, known as “wet the bed” or “pissenlit” which means the same in French! As its name suggests dandelion roof is a diuretic .Can cause allergic reactions to people with sensitivity.
- Liquorice root extract (80mg): Liquorice root may have many medicinal benefits but should always be taken in moderation because of potential side effects. When taken to excess it can raise heart rate and blood pressure. Well known laxative effect
- Activated charcoal (80mg): Activated charcoal is ordinary charcoal, which has been treated by heating by gas leading to cavities within its structure making it useful for trapping chemicals. Activated charcoal is often administered for poisoning along with other treatment. It is believed to lower cholesterol, reduce flatulence and remove hangovers but there is insufficient evidence to prove these claims. Source: Web MD Activated Charcoal
- Citrus pectin (20mg): Natural source of dietary fibre and may be effective in some cancer treatments because it is believed to slow down the growth of tumours. Requires further investigation. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modified_citrus_pectin
- Clove bud powder (20mg): Common spice in powder form believed to cure stomach upsets such as flatulence, nausea and gas as well as a cure for toothaches. Cloves are a well-known folk remedy that may have real medical applications but this ingredient requires further testing.
- Fennel Seed (20mg): Culinary ingredient with aniseed flavour and an ingredient in gripe water – given to babies as a cure for wind. Fennel is a diuretic.
- Garlic herb powder (20mg): Well known kitchen staple and herb with numerous health benefits. May lower cholesterol. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garlic
- Ginger root extract (20mg): Culinary ingredient and flavouring often used to treat stomach upsets
- Cayenne powder (5mg): One teaspoon of cayenne pepper is not going to do much for weight loss. Cayenne may promote fat burning but you need more of it!
- Chlorella powder (5mg): high protein food source derived from algae.
- Aloe Vera (13mg): Often marketed for a support to digestive health but there is no scientific evidence regarding its efficacy.
So What Does All This Mean?
There are a lot of laxative and diuretic ingredients contained in this supplement so you will be spending more time in your bathroom! Some of the ingredients are potentially dangerous because of reactions and others are common ingredients in cooking.
It can be potentially dangerous to health to take laxatives and diuretics over a long period. The whole detox and colon cleansing function has no basis in scientific fact. Doctors have rubbished this process because it does no good. This will not help you lose weight safely.
Does Cho-Yung Plus Have Any Side Effects?
There can certainly be side effects. You could expect diarrhoea and increased need to urinate. This can lead to dehydration. You may find that dehydration causes headaches and an inability to concentrate in worst cases. You must ensure you drink lots of water if you use this supplement. Psyllium husk powder can provoke an allergic reaction and needs to be drunk with plenty of water.
Caution: Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
There appear to be no specific side effects or interactions but if you do try this supplement you should not take it long term as it may cause digestive and bowel related side effects.
Although Liquorice root can raise heart rate and blood pressure amounts contained in this supplement may be safe.
Any Cho-Yung Plus Reviews From Customers?
We could not find any reviews from customers. Not one.
So Does Cho-Yung Plus Work?
If you want to take a laxative, then yes this supplement will probably work. However, it will not work in the way as described by the advertising and it will not help you lose weight.
Where Can I Buy Cho-Yung Plus?
Choyung Plus is available from the product website.
One bottle of capsules contains 100 capsules (1 months supply) and costs £29.98. You can make savings on larger orders. Buy 2 bottles and get one free for example costs £59.96. Four months supply (plus 4 free bottles) is eight months supply and costs £119.92.
If you live outside the UK, you will have to contact the company to find out the shipping costs to your location.
What About A Guarantee
There does not appear to be a money back guarantee on offer.
We are not very impressed with Choyung Plus. The major selling point of this supplement is built around detox and a colon cleanse, two processes with no medical benefit and in addition, we cannot see how it will help you lose weight. Added to that, the idea of taking laxatives long term may cause you health problems.
There is no need to take this supplement and if you do, it is potentially dangerous to take long term. The company have not given any guidance or even recommended that you take with water. We think this is a shockingly poor supplement that should be avoided.