Nat Lax TNT is a British made supplement that the makers claim will support “lower bowel function and internal detox”. According to the product information, the formula is based on the work of American herbalist Dr Christopher and is ideal for use with colonic irrigation.
Nat-Lax TNT Pros
- Will probably work as an effective laxative
Nat-Lax TNT Cons
- Contains ingredients which may have a hormonal effect
- Taking three laxatives a day is potentially dangerous for health
- No money-back guarantee
Nat-Lax TNT Review
Nat-Lax TNT Facts
- Nat Lax TNT is made in the UK by Specialist Supplements
- Each tub contains 90 capsules
- Any point in detox diet pill?
The idea of detoxing is popular with people looking to lose weight. Although detoxing by cutting out fattening un-pure foods will help you lose weight, taking a product to cleanse your colon in order to detox is not as plausible.
Nat Lax TNT falls into this colon cleansing product bracket. It contains a combination of natural ingredients, which have a laxative effect including Cascara Sagrada, Senna Pods and Wild Yam.
If you take this supplement you will undoubtedly be spending an increased amount of time in the bathroom so if you want this effect, it seems very likely that Nat Lax TNT will work.
However, will this help you lose weight? Losing weight via increasing your bowel movements certainly will not help you lose any fat.
Some people report improved vitality levels following a colon cleanse and the belief is that colon cleansing helps improve digestive disorders such as IBS and constipation. This theory is complete nonsense according to all medical opinion and in addition, taking laxatives long term comes with some very real health risks. It can cause dehydration and cause your body to become dependant on laxatives in order to open your bowels.
There is also a physcological effect of taking laxatives on a regular basis, similar to bulimia and anorexia nervosa.
See our early investigation into detox diet pills to find out more.
The Nat Lax TNT product information states that this supplement is a “favourite with colonic hydrotherapists” before during and after treatments. We were not very impressed with that claim.
Colonic hydrotherapy is still popular as an alternative therapy and although it can be dangerous and is unnecessary, this practice just will not go away.
Colonic hydrotherapy involves injecting water into the colon via the rectum in order to remove waste that lines the colon.
This practice has no basis on scientific fact and has been linked to causing severe medical problems and introducing infection into the body.
You might be concerned to learn that practically anyone can call himself or herself a colonic hydrotherapist and there is very little formalised training:
How to take Nat-Lax TNT
To use Nat Lax TNT take 1 capsule with food, 3 times per day or as required. Do not exceed 6 capsules per day (on a short term basis) and do not take continuously for longer than 2 months at a time.
Nat Lax TNT is made by British company Specialist Supplements, based in Wales. According to their company information, they are;
one of the UK’s leading suppliers and drop shippers of wholesale private label health foods and supplements.
They market a whole range of health products including diet pill supplements such as Acai Berry Extreme – a superfruit supplement, various colon cleansers including Col Clear A and Col Clear B – strong laxative products with similar ingredients to Nat Lax TNT.
Specialist Supplements are looking for people to sell their products and offer a deal, where you can sell via your own website, leaving the despatch to the company (drop shipping).
They also offer rebranding services so that you can sell Specialist supplements under your own name.
Nat-Lax TNT Concerns:
- Will people become dependant on taking these laxatives?
- Constipation can signify underlying health issues, which should be checked by your doctor
- Detox supplements frowned upon by the medical community
What Does Nat-Lax TNT Claim To Do?
According to the Nat Lax TNT product information, the supplement is;
based on a famous formulation by American master herbalist, Dr John R. Christopher
Dr Christopher (1909 – 1983) founded a school of natural healing and developed over 50 formulas, which are used worldwide.
We were unable to check out whether the Nat Lax TNT formula is really based on his formula but see no reason to doubt it!
Nat Lax TNT is described as a;
Herbal colon cleanser that supports lower bowel function and natural internal detox with its combination of 9 active ingredients, including cascara sagrada, Senna pods, wild yam, agrimony and more!
According to the Nat Lax TNT advertising this is;
The ultimate laxative which can be used on chronically constipated clients as it gets them off to a flying start with their bowel cleanse program.
So What Is Nat-Lax TNT and What Are The Ingredients For Nat-Lax TNT?
Nat Lax TNT is a laxative pill. Each capsule equals one serving and is suitable for vegetarians.
- Vegetable cellulose capsule (110mg): suitable for vegetarians.
- Agrimony (50mg): This medicinal herb has been used for a variety of applications throughout history including as treatment for tired feet and eyestrain. It is also used to treat diarrhoea, IBS, diabetes and gall bladder disorders but lacks evidence that it is effective for any of these. Agrimony is high in tannins and can increase sun sensitivity
- Alfalfa (50mg): Medicinal herb with potential health benefits but lacks evidence to prove any claims such as its ability to reduce cholesterol levels. Alfalfa is a diuretic so will increase urination. Can increase sun sensitivity Source: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/19.html
- Cape Aloe (50mg): Also called aloe vera this plant extract can cause diarrhoea (and reduce constipation).
Source: WebMD resource
- Cascara Sagrada (50mg): Natural extract that has a very strong laxative effect. It is classified as a 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: WebMD Resource
- Cayenne (50mg): Commonplace spice found in most kitchens. It is sometimes taken for digestive problems including stomach cramps, heartburn, diarrhoea and gas.
- Garlic (50mg): Well known culinary ingredient with numerous health benefits. Including more garlic into your diet may help protect you against colon cancer, stomach cancer and rectal cancer but taking in supplement form does not seem to provide the same effects. There is also evidence that Garlic can reduce blood pressure. We should all eat more garlic!
- Ginger (50mg): This familiar spice in Asian cooking is often taken to treat stomach upsets. It is safe but can interfere with warfarin – blood-thinning medication used to treat high blood pressure
- Senna pods (50mg): Senna is a natural plant that contains a chemical called sennoside, which creates a laxative effect by irritating the bowel lining. According to the American Herbal Products Association, Senna pods are harsh on the system and the association warns against long-term use. They suggest that products containing Senna should come with a health warning.
Source: WebMD resource
- Wild Yam (50mg): This wild plant supplement contains natural steroids and is often taken to reduce the symptoms of the menopause. It is sometimes used as a natural form of oestrogen therapy because the plant steroids act in a similar way in the body.
So What Does All This Mean?
Most of the ingredients contained in Nat Lax TNT have either a laxative or a diuretic effect. This is the advertised effect of Nat Lax TNT and it will probably work.
However, we are concerned about the health risks of taking laxatives. When you do this you remove vital minerals, such as potassium from your body and this is not good for health and fitness.
If you suffer from long-term constipation, you should see your doctor if you cannot get things moving by diet and exercise alone. Long-term constipation can be dangerous and a sign of an underlying health problem which you should get checked out.
In addition, some of the ingredients such as wild yam and alfalfa have influence on your oestrogen levels, which is potentially dangerous if you suffer or have suffered from any type of hormone related condition such as breast cancer.
Colon cleansing and detoxing does not provide any health benefits and can be a risk to health. It does not help you lose weight. However, this supplement will undoubtedly work as a laxative for most people so if that is what you are looking for, this one probably fits the bill.
Does Nat-Lax TNT Have Any Side Effects?
Most customers talk about the laxative effect and seem satisfied. However, many people have experienced stomach cramps:
The colon cleanser does what it is supposed to do. Though I did get a little cramping
is a typical comment.
Potential side effects may include:
- Stomach cramps
- Increased sun sensitivity
- Stomach pains
Caution: Avoid if pregnant or breast-feeding. Do not take if you have any hormone related medical issues such as breast cancer or cervical cancer. Do not take if you are on medication – laxatives can make prescription drugs ineffective.
See your doctor first if you suffer from diabetes because this supplement may affect insulin levels.
If you suffer from constipation, see your doctor for advice rather than taking an OTC supplement.
Any Nat-Lax TNT Reviews From Customers?
Yes, there are plenty of customer reviews for Nat Lax TNT and most feedback is positive. However, this is mainly related to how this supplement works as a laxative and many satisfied customers have already had ongoing problems with constipation
I suffer chronic constipation and these are the best I have tried yet. Only received them yesterday so have only taken them for 1 day and working already.
Really work for me! I use them often for a boost and a start to a diet. They do give me a little tummy cramp and wind occasionally but apart from that, they do exactly what they say. I can’t say I have lost weight with them but I suppose that’s not really what they are supposed to do
Fast delivery thanks you. As for these laxative tablets they really work. Give it 2 days for the tablets to start working and you are good to go.
Not everyone is as pleased;
THIS PRODUCT IS A TOTAL WASTE OF TIME, BEEN USING CORRECT DOSAGE NOW FOR OVER A WEEK AND ITS NO MORE HELPFUL THAN SENNA, VERY DISSAPOINTED
Some customers have been unhappy with the taste and smell of the capsules;
These capsules taste of curry and are disgusting. They made me want to gag straight after putting them in my mouth.
One customer tried breaking over the capsules because she felt it did not work in capsule form. She reported;
I did not feel it had cleared my bowels to my satisfaction. I did not continue to consume them in this way as the taste of the powder is utterly unbearable and it was not worth it considering it did not work 100% of the time. Would not recommend at all.
So Does Nat-Lax TNT Work?
We think that it does work as a laxative for most people. However, using it to lose weight will not be effective and taking laxatives for weight loss is dangerous. You may find that with prolonged used you could become dependant on these capsules for opening your bowels.
Many people have used Nat Lax TNT because they already have problems with constipation and if you are in this situation, a better option would be to seek medical advice. Increasing more natural fibre into your diet will also help, as will ensuring that you drink plenty of water and getting some exercise into your lifestyle.
Constipation can be a sign of an underlying health issue so it is important to have this checked out by a doctor and seek referral to a specialist if necessary.
Where Can I Buy Nat-Lax TNT?
You can buy Nat Lax TNT direct from the Specialist Supplements website. One tub of 90 capsules (one month’s supply) costs £12.48 and costs an additional £2.50.
UK orders over £25.00 –include free shipping. Europe, USA and rest of world – shipping is automatically calculated by the shopping cart at checkout, according to the weight of the order.
You can also buy Nat Lax TNT via Amazon.co.uk. Each tub of 90 capsules costs £13. 98 and includes free delivery. Nat Lax TNT is not on sale via Amazon.com.
What About A Guarantee
No money back guarantee on offer.
Nat Lax TNT does seem to work as a laxative but if you want this to help you detox, cleanse your colon or lose weight you are going to be disappointed.
Taking laxatives to lose weight is not healthy and it is not safe. It can lead to dehydration and other associated medical problems and is certainly not recommended by the medical establishment.
In addition losing weight this way, may work for someone who needs to drop a few pounds immediately, such as a jockey but it does not help you lose weight long term. It certainly does not help you lose fat.
In fairness to this supplement, we do think that it lives up to its name and if you are looking for an OTC constipation cure then it probably fits the bill. However, we would never recommend a diet pill like this and urge you take medical advice if you have problems around constipation.
When it comes down to it, Nat Lax TNT is not an effective diet pill and it will not help you lose weight so it is an easy decision. We reject Nat Lax TNT.