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Colpurex is described by makers Vitegrity as a “Colon Cleansing and Detoxifying Power Formula that is ideal for giving your body a thorough “tune up”. Colon cleansing and detox is popular right now but is this supplement the best way to achieve inner cleansing? And is detoxing good for health and weight loss anyway?

We take a look into Colpurex to find out more.

Colpurex Pros

  • None

Colpurex Cons

  • Incomplete ingredients profile – no ingredient quantities
  • Will cause unpleasant and potentially dangerous side effects
  • No customer feedback
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Colpurex

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Colpurex Facts

  • Made by Vitegrity a US company based in Florida
  • Contains powerful laxative Cascara Sagrada – should not be taken for any longer than 2 weeks maximum
  • Each bottle contains 90 capsules (22 days – 45 days supply)

Colpurex is a health supplement that comes with the promise of inner cleansing. It contains a range of ingredients including powerful laxative Cascara Sagrada, Fennel and Beetroot as well as probiotic ‘good bacteria’ Lactobacillus Acidophilus plus other natural herbal ingredients.

The idea is that this supplement will cleanse your colon and purify your digestive system. Some people believe that having a so-called dirty colon leads to numerous health issues including:

  • Bloating
  • Fatigue
  • Bad breath
  • Body odour
  • Food sensitivity
  • Lack of concentration
  • Lack of resistance to illness

The Colpurex website creates the impression that colon cleansing is medically important. The advertising claims that taking this supplement is,

The one single best thing you can do to detox your body, remove heavy metals, toxins and parasites and lose weight fast and “reset” your body for good health.

However, there is no truth in this statement and the medical community is unanimous in its disapproval of detox and colon cleansing.

How to Take Colpurex

Start by taking one capsule twice a day with at least 8 ounces of water, fruit juice or your beverage of choice.

If you do not increase your eliminations to two per day, increase to 2 capsules twice a day with at least 8 ounces of water, fruit juice or your favourite beverage.

Taking Colpurex with 8 ounces of fluid helps the capsules dissolve and prevents throat irritation.

Taking laxatives does not ‘re set your body for good health’. In fact, all medical advice is detoxing can be dangerous to health. Taking laxatives and diuretics can easily lead to dehydration. Do it for too long you can upset the body’s balance and become reliant upon laxatives.

The idea that toxins such as so-called ‘heavy metals’ build up in the body is not founded in scientific fact either. Our livers and kidneys can filter and eliminate most ingested toxins and your colon does not require cleansing or help from you to remove ‘dirty’ faecal matter.

Colpurex is made by Vitegrity RX a US supplements company based in Florida. We reviewed and rejected Vitegrity Hydroxatrim and Vitegrity Slendatrim in earlier investigations.

Colpurex Concerns:

  • Could easily lead to dehydration and associated medical problems
  • The advertising looks convincing and claims that this supplement is good for health. Will customers fall for it?
  • All medical opinion is that Detox and colon cleansing can be dangerous

What Does Colpurex Claim To Do?

According to the product information. Colpurex will help you:

  • Absorb vitamins, minerals & nutrients
  • Safely clears toxicity/build up of waste
  • Massively boost your energy and zest
  • Allow your immune system to recover
  • Lose sluggish feeling & think clearer
  • Multi-facet cleanser promotes weight loss

In addition it is claimed that,

Taking Colpurex is an excellent way to purge your body of wastes and toxins and promote good colon health. If your health is important to you then there really is no reason for you not to try Colpurex even if it’s just for one course.

This is just not true. There is no reason to take this supplement.

So What Is Colpurex and What Are The Ingredients For Colpurex?

Colpurex is a detox and colon cleansing supplement. There is very little ingredients information and amount quantities are not provided. Without this important information, you really won’t know exactly what you are taking but we have included a general overview of the ingredients.

  • Cascara Sagrada: The Colpurex advertising claims this is ‘for the relief of constipation and to strengthen intestinal muscles for better bowel elimination’. The truth is that this is a very strong stimulant laxative and can cause dehydration and your potassium levels to drop. All medical advice is to take for no longer than two weeks.
    Source:http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-773-CASCARA.aspx?activeIngredientId=773&activeIngredientName=CASCARA
  • Fennel Seed: This common herb is part of the parsley family. It is used medicinally for digestive problems, a mild laxative and believed to have a relaxant effect upon the colon. It may work in the body like oestrogen so you need to avoid it if you have a hormone related medical condition.
    Source:http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-311-fennel.aspx?activeingredientid=311&activeingredientname=fennel
  • Psyllium Seed: Soluble fiber with laxative effect and used in OTC laxatives including Fybogel. It can cause allergic reactions. 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. The product directions mention the importance of taking with plenty of water to avoid discomfort.
  • Ginger Root: Well known culinary ingredient that is well known for aiding the digestion so it may be of some benefit here.
  • Oat Bran: A rich source of soluble fibre. Can increase bowel function.
  • Alfalfa Leaf: Claimed to help reduce indigestion but this medicinal herb is a diuretic so will increase urination. It may act like oestrogen in the body so you should not take it if you suffer from a hormone related health condition. An unusual side effect is that it can increase sun sensitivity.
    Source:http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/19.html
  • Barley Rice Fiber (Pearl barley): Very healthy ingredient in cooking because it is high in fibre and low in calories. Barley has the highest fibre of all the whole grains and including more into your diet may help reduce cholesterol and improve heart health.
    Source:http://wholegrainscouncil.org/whole-grains-101/barley-february-grain-of-the-month
  • Beetroot: Mild laxative that has numerous health benefits and linked with reducing blood pressure.
    Source:http://www.webmd.boots.com/healthy-eating/guide/beetroot-benefits
  • Lemon Peel: High in vitamin C so a good source of antioxidants. Diuretic.
  • Lactobacillus Acidophilus: Type of ‘good bacteria’ that lives naturally in the intestine, vagina and your mouth and helps the body’s immune system fight off infection. Found naturally in yoghurt.
  • Guar Gum: Laxative fibre often used in constipation medication. It absorbs excess moisture of the stool and softens it, making it easier to pass. Guar Gum is also used as a thickener in lotions creams and tablets.
  • So What Does All This Mean?

    Colpurex contains laxatives and ingredients that will increase the frequency and size of your bowel movements. There are some diuretic ingredients too so either way you will be spending more in the bathroom.

    This supplement may cause other gastrointestinal side effects too such as stomach discomfort and it may lead to dehydration. Funnily enough, one of the side effects of dehydration is constipation so you may find that after a while this supplement actually causes the problem that it was supposed to cure!

    We are all for including more beetroot, oat bran and barley into your diet. We love these ingredients in natural form. The fibres are good for bowel health and may help lower cholesterol levels and beetroot may have numerous benefits too. However, this is not the same as taking ingredients in supplement form.

    There is no evidence that probiotic supplements are good for digestive health either and they come with the risk of introducing infection. Overall, this supplement looks more dangerous than good for health.

    Does Colpurex Have Any Side Effects?

    We have searched but have been unable to find any customer reviews for Colpurex, which means we cannot bring you any true-life customer experiences. Judging by the ingredients, there is a long list of potential side effects associated with some of the contents of this supplement.

    Side effects may include:

    • Abdominal pain
    • Stomach discomfort
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhoea
    • Risk of allergic reaction
    • Choking
    • Increase urine output
    • Increased bowel movements
    • Increased sun sensitivity

    Taking Colpurex for too long may lead to dehydration. Symptoms of dehydration include:

    • Feeling thirsty
    • Dry mouth
    • Fatigue
    • Dizziness
    • Heart palpitations – such as sensation of pounding heart or rapid beat
    • Confusion
    • Fainting
    • Inability to sweat or urinate
    • Weight loss
    • Fever

    Caution:

    Avoid if pregnant or breast-feeding.

    Do not take if you are on prescription medication because laxatives can make medication ineffective.

    Do not take if you have or have had a hormone related medical condition – a couple of the ingredients in this supplement contain substances, which act like oestrogen in the body.

    Avoid if you have a medical condition.

    Cease use immediately if you notice side effects and seek the advice of your doctor.

    Take for no longer than two weeks and ensure you take with plenty of water to minimise the choking risk.

    Any Colpurex Reviews From Customers?

    No customer reviews for this supplement.

    So Does Colpurex Work?

    Colpurex will not live up to claims made on the product website. Detox and colon cleansing does not ‘enhance your immune system’ improve your skin and vitality or ‘reset your body for good health’. It will not energise you or make you feel less lethargic.

    If you have digestive problems you should see your doctor and take medical advice, not take an OTC supplement like this. Make no mistake, this supplement might be dressed up in fancy words – like colon cleanser and detoxifier but it really is no better than a run of the mill laxative and diuretic with a few so-called healthy ingredients thrown in.

    It will probably make you spend a lot more time in the bathroom but this will not make you lose weight or be healthy and there is a strong risk it will cause you to become dehydrated. Colpurex is a risk to good health, not an aid to good health as the product advertising claims.

    See our investigation on the dangers of detox pills to find out more.

    Where Can I Buy Colpurex?

    You can buy Colpurex via the Vitegrity website. One pot of Colpurex contains 90 capsules (up to 6 weeks supply) and costs $39.97. It comes with a free tub of Vitagritea (own brand green tea) plus a weight loss video and eBook. This includes free shipping to US addresses.

    Two tubs of Colpurex (180 capsules) costs $75.94 (comes with the same free gifts and free postage), three tubs of Colpurex (210 capsules) costs $119.91, four tubs of Colpurex (360 capsules) costs $159.88.

    All deals come with the free gifts.

    You can also buy a Transformation Kit. This includes three supplements Slendatrim, Hydroxatrim and Colpurex plus Vitagritea and the weight loss video and eBook for $97.77

    Colpurex is not currently on sale via amazon. However, you can buy the transformation kit of the three supplements for $105.77 plus $7.95 shipping.

    The Transformation Kit is not proving popular on Amazon. It has only attracted a couple of feedback comments and both are negative. One customer said,

    THIS PRODUCT IS TERRIBLE………IT DOES N O T WORK, ALL IT DOES IS CONSTIPATE!!! WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY!

    Colpurex is not available direct to UK customers.

    What About A Guarantee

    Colpurex comes with a 60-day guarantee. It looks ok but you must follow the instructions and it appears you must give the company a good reason why you are returning the supplement.

    You must act within 60 days and the return policy states that a maximum of 1 unit of Colpurex can be used/opened and the remaining bottles returned are to be sealed and un-tampered. Your refund will be processed ONLY if you follow the instructions below. Here is what you need to do:

    1. To request a return number click here and fill out the online form (within 60 days from the invoice date) with your full name, order number and the reason why you are returning the product. Your request for a return number will be reviewed for eligibility and if you are found eligible, you will receive an email reply with a return order number (RAC).

      Please note that if you do not send in your request within 60 days of the invoice date you will not be refunded.

    2. Package all of the empty and/or full bottles and write the return authorization code (RAC) legibly on the package. Please be aware that ALL bottles must be returned in order to receive a refund and that the correct amount of opened/closed bottles must be present. Any return order, which does not contain all bottles ordered, will not be refunded.

      Mail the package within 10 days after receiving your return order number (this is strictly enforced) to the address provided.

    3. The order will be refunded to the original form of payment unless otherwise instructed.

      Refunds are processed as soon as possible (it may take up to 7 days after receiving your package), so your refund may not appear for 7-10 days after processing your return.

    This guarantee only applies if you buy via the Colpurex website.

    Watchdog Verdict

    It probably comes as no surprise that we are unimpressed with this supplement! There is no reason why anyone should need to detox and cleanse the colon and all medical advice is that this practice is dangerous.

    Despite this, Vitegrity uses some hard-hitting advertising to market Colpurex as being good for a variety of health reasons. Do not be swayed by this. Detoxing and colon cleansing will not make you feel better, lose weight or improve your skin.

    Staying on this supplement for too long is certainly not advisable – doctors recommend that you should never use Cascara Sagrada for more than two weeks yet Vitegrity are marketing bulk buys of this supplement which could lead to real medical problems.

    We would be wary about taking Colpurex for even two weeks let alone months on end.

    The guarantee does not look too bad – as long as you give a convincing reason why this supplement is unsuitable, but a lack of customer feedback is a matter for concern. There does not seem to be one reason why you should take this supplement so it is an easy decision.

    We reject Colpurex.

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