We take a look to see if this product is good for both internal health and weight loss, or if the product is trying to achieve too much, making a weak product overall.
Cleanse and Tone Pros
- Some clinically proven ingredients
- Affordable and free international shipping
Cleanse and Tone Cons
- Contains laxatives- may not be suitable for long term use
- Contains some ingredients with no clinical support
- No customer reviews
Cleanse and Tone Review
Cleanse and Tone Facts
- Manufactured by Health Spark
- 60 capsules per bottle- 30 day supply
- Contains large number of ingredients with variety of purposes
Cleanse and Tone is a weight loss and cleansing supplement manufactured and sold by a company called Health Spark, who are based in the UK. Health Spark have a solid internet reputation, scoring highly on trustpilot, with over 1000 reviews.
There are a few negative comments about the company, primarily about products not being delivered, and one comment about troubles with card payments that led to them being charged three times and two sets of the order being dispatched. Every single complaint we could find on trustpilot.com was replied to by Health Spark in a polite manner, encouraging the customer to contact them directly to solve the issue at hand.
Consumers can also contact the company directly with any queries they may have about their products. There is a contact form on site. It appears that their distribution centre is based in Southampton, based upon the returns address that is provided on the website and detailed in the money back guarantee section of this review.
Each delivery is also tracked, so customers know when to expect their order. As well as this, the bottles the company uses are flatter, rather than rounded, as they are designed to fit through a standard post box. This means that customers do not have to worry about waiting at home to sign for their delivery.
Cleanse and Tone Concerns:
- No customer reviews
- Some ingredients have no clear purpose
- Contains laxatives- may be unsuitable for long term use
What Does Cleanse and Tone Claim To Do?
Cleanse & Tone is an all-in-one weight management formula providing two angles of support for body toning and inner cleansing.
According to the official website, Cleanse and Tone may help with weight loss, and may help digestive health.
So What Is Cleanse and Tone and What Are The Ingredients For Cleanse and Tone?
The ingredient quantities listed with each ingredient are the amount typically found in each serving of two capsules. Consumers are directed to take two capsules per day, with water, before a meal.
- Green Papaya (100mg): Whilst eating green papaya is sometimes associated with weight loss by some people, there is very little clinical evidence to support this idea. Some people think the enzymes in green papaya may help to break down proteins, but it is more likely that these enzymes are broken down in stomach acid before they can be of any use. Green papaya is high in antioxidants.
- L-Carnitine (100mg): Supplementation of this ingredient has been found to improve fat oxidation.
- L-Tyrosine (100mg): An amino acid that is a building block of protein, this ingredient is found naturally in many foods including meat and dairy products. Some people use it as an appetite suppressant, but there is little evidence that it is effective for this use. Large doses of tyrosine may be useful for increasing alertness, especially in people who are sleep deprived.
- Green Tea (2000-2500mg From Extract 20-25:1) (100mg) (95% Polyphenols): Green tea is high in a group of antioxidants called catechins. Studies have suggested that catechins and caffeine both increase energy expenditure by boosting the metabolism temporarily. However, the metabolic increase caused by green tea is limited. One study found that the use of green tea was not enough to counteract weight gain following a very low calorie diet.
- Cayenne (100mg): Capsaicin is found in Cayenne pepper and is thought by some to play a role in weight loss. Some studies suggest it could suppress the appetite mildly, whilst others suggest that the heat causes a thermogenic reaction in the body, burning more calories for a period of time. However, there are also studies that show cayenne has little or no effect upon weight loss attempts.
- Psyllium Husk (100mg): Used to treat constipation.
- Conjugated Linoleic Acid (80mg): Naturally found in dairy products and beef, conjugated linoic acid may help to reduce body fat, but may not cause changes to body weight. The average daily diet provides between 15 and 174 mg of conjugated linoleic acid.
- Narginine (60mg): A compound found in grapefruits that accounts for its bitter taste, it is known to extend the amount of time that caffeine remains in the body. This would make the effects of caffeine also last longer. Research also suggests that Naringin enhances lipid (fat) metabolism in the body, which again could have positive implications for dieters.
- Citrus Pectin (40mg): Used for detoxification and lowering cholesterol levels. However, there is little clinical evidence to support these uses.
- Liquorice (De-Glycyrrhizinated) (200-320mg From Extract 5.1 – 8.1 40mg): Used to treat digestive problems, but can cause water retention.
- Fenugreek (160mg From Extract 4:1 40mg): Fenugreek seems to slow the absorption of sugars in the stomach, helping to regulate blood sugar levels. This may delay sugar crashes that are usually associated with slumping energy levels and snacking between meals.
- Peppermint (160mg From Extract 4:1 40mg): Used to treat digestive problems, IBS, gas, and the common cold, as well as sinus infections.
- Garlic (4000mg From Extract 100:1 40mg): It is thought that garlic can improve blood circulation, lead to slightly lowered cholesterol levels, and lower blood pressure, which are all important for general health.
- Oregano (160mg From Extract 4:1 40mg): Used by some to treat heartburn, bloating, urinary tract infections and a whole range of other ailments. It may also be good for cholesterol levels.
- Nettle (160mg From Extract 4:1 40mg): A diuretic, nettle is used for treating urination problems and bloating from water retention.
- Ginger (800mg From Extract 20:1 40mg): Ginger is commonly used to treat motion sickness, morning sickness, colic, upset stomach, gas, nausea and diarrhoea.
- Alfalfa (40mg): Alfalfa seems to help lower cholesterol levels and actively prevents cholesterol absorption in the digestive system. May also boost the immune system.
- Fennel (160mg From Extract 4:1 40mg): Fennel may work as a laxative by relaxing the colon.
- Aloe Vera (8000mg From Extract 200:1 40mg): When taken orally, it is thought to treat a number of different ailments including fever, itching and inflammation, stomach ulcers, diabetes and asthma. It is also used as a general tonic. However, there is little clinical evidence to support any of these uses.
- Grape Seed (4800mg From Extract 120:1 40mg) (95% Proanthocyanidins 90% Polyphenols): Grape seed extract may help to lower cholesterol levels and improve poor circulation. It is also high in anti-oxidants, which may benefit health in general.
- Chromium (40µg): This is used primarily to lower fasting blood sugar levels and to lower insulin levels in people who have type 2 diabetes. In terms of its potential effect upon weight loss, it is possible that taking chromium picolinate by mouth for 2 to 3 months might produce a small weight loss of about 1.1 kg. Obviously this is an incredibly small amount of weight loss, but studies are still inconclusive.
- Zinc (10mg)
- Vitamin B3 (2.4mg NE)
- Vitamin B5 (0.9mg)
- Vitamin B6 (0.21mg)
- Vitamin B2 (0.21mg)
- Vitamin B1 (0.165mg)
- Folic Acid (30µg)
- Biotin (7.5µg)
- Vitamin B12 (0.375µg)
So What Does All This Mean?
The wide variety of vitamins included in this diet pill may help to regulate the metabolism, but they are widely available naturally in the foods people eat every day, and so supplementation may not have an impact upon weight loss. The other ingredients in this diet pill can be generally divided into two categories, those aimed at boosting weight loss, and those that are aimed at improving the internal health of the body.
Some of the ingredients may lower cholesterol levels- achieving this naturally, without resorting to prescribed medications is always preferable. Some of the ingredients are laxatives and diuretics, which should not be used in the long term, as people can develop a dependence upon them, and they can dramatically lower the levels of electrolytes in the body.
Chromium, Naringin, cayenne and green tea can all aid weight loss, as shown in varying studies. Green tea is the ingredient with the most clinical support, and it is known to boost the metabolism.
Does Cleanse and Tone Have Any Side Effects?
Whilst the official website does not mention any possibility of developing side effects whilst using Cleanse and Tone, some of the individual ingredients can cause side effects.
For people who already have healthy bowel movements, using laxatives such as psyllium husk can lead to diarrhoea. In general, people who use a colon cleanse style product will experience changes to their bowel movements. Dehydration may occur, as the body is expelling more water both through increased urination and moving more water into stools, due to the laxative and diuretic ingredients.
Headaches and constipation are two side effects that may occur due to dehydration. Some people may experience diarrhoea, depending upon their own diet as well as the strength of the product they are using. Side effects can be minimised by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Over-reliance upon laxatives can also cause dependency, as the muscles in the colon become weaker.
Chromium can cause blood sugar levels to drop, which can cause light-headedness and fainting if blood sugar levels are already very low. Consumers should follow usage directions and ensure they take the capsule just before a meal. Diabetics should consult their doctor before using any products that affect blood sugar levels.
Excessive quantities of green tea can cause headache, nervousness, sleep problems, vomiting, diarrhoea, irritability, irregular heartbeat, tremor, heartburn, dizziness, ringing in the ears, convulsions, and confusion. However, small amounts generally do not cause side effects. Consumers should monitor their intake of caffeine from other sources, as green tea extracts often contain caffeine naturally, and it is this that causes the side effects.
Avoid if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Do not give to those under 18, especially infants!
Ensure plenty of water is consumed whilst using this product, and avoid the use of other diuretics and laxatives, including caffeine.
Any Cleanse and Tone Reviews From Customers?
We could find no customer reviews for this product. Considering it is still on the official website’s new product page, a lack of reviews is not unusual. However, it is always easier to determine how effective a diet pill is by looking at the customer reviews. Customer feedback also usually mentions the presence (or absence) of side effects, suggesting how common and severe these side effects may be.
So Does Cleanse and Tone Work?
Based upon the ingredients profile, we can only agree with the product description on the official website; this product ‘may’ help with weight loss, and ‘may’ help with digestive health. There are some good ingredients in this diet pill aimed at weight loss, but because of the large number of ingredients, weight loss does not appear to be the main focus.
However, many of the ingredients are present in fairly decent quantities. Without any customer reviews, it is very difficult to say how strong a product this is and what results people can expect.
Where Can I Buy Cleanse and Tone?
Cleanse and Tone can be purchased from the official manufacturer’s website.
One bottle costs £24.99, with free delivery. Multi-buy savings are available, with a purchase of two bottles reducing the price to £17.99 per bottle, or a purchase of five bottles costing £14.99 per bottle.
Consumers who have friends who also want to try the product may benefit from bulk purchasing, but otherwise, we would only recommend bulk purchasing to those who have already tried the product, and who want to continue to use it. Each bottle contains 60 capsules, enough for 30 days of use.
What About A Guarantee
Health Spark have a Price Guarantee, and so consumers who purchase their products and find the same product cheaper somewhere else within 7 days can be refunded the difference. Obviously this only applies to the exact product- the price guarantee would not apply to a different cleansing product by a different company.
Health Spark also have a money back guarantee. This is valid for 14 days from the day of receiving the goods; consumers need to contact the company within the 14 days to arrange a refund.
As orders are tracked, the company is able to offer a returns policy that begins when the product is delivered, rather than from when the product is ordered. Whilst the returns period is short, this is still a better money back guarantee than many other companies offer.
Cleanse and Tone is a weight loss product that is combined with a cleanser. Because some of the cleansing ingredients are laxatives, this diet pill is not ideal for long term use. There are also some ingredients in this product that have no clinical backing and no clear benefits to boost weight loss or to support the digestive system.
Despite the money back guarantee that is offered, we would not recommend this diet pill as a viable weight loss option. There are better products available that contain more ingredients that directly boost weight loss, and that are suitable for long term use.
We reject Healthspark Cleanse and Tone.