Read on to find out exactly why Pure Life Cleanse is a product to avoid at all costs.
Pure Life Cleanse Pros
Pure Life Cleanse Cons
- Laxative ingredients
- Side effects likely
- Hundreds of Scam accusations from customers
Pure Life Cleanse Review
Pure Life Cleanse Facts
- Manufactured by BioTrim Labs
- 80 capsules per bottle
- Not suitable for long term use
BioTrim Labs manufacture Pure Life Cleanse, and are based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The only address they provide for the US is a PO Box, but they also have an address for UK returns in West Lothian, Scotland. Again, this is only a PO Box address
The UK customer service number for Pure Life Cleanse and bioTrim Labs in general is +44 (0)870 820 0364. Other numbers for customers in other countries are listed on the terms and conditions page of thepurelifecleanse.
There has been a lot of controversy around the topic of Colon Cleansers, with some people swearing by them, whilst many medical bodies stating that they are not only unnecessary but also potentially dangerous, especially if used for more than a few days. Pure Life Cleanse makes a lot of claims about the human body to ‘prove’ that people need to take this product, and yet many of these claims have been exposed as misleading and incorrect in a report by NYU Langone Medical Center. For example, Pure Life Cleanse states:
Pure Life provides an all-natural solution to burn carbohydrates faster and metabolise fat within the body quicker. The all-natural ingredients create a metabolic reaction by breaking down carbohydrates into energy.
NYU Langone Medical Center has pointed out that,
just about all calories are absorbed well before food makes it way to the colon, rendering any weight loss claims for cleansers bogus.
Pure Life Cleanse also states that the body contains a lot of toxic waste that is not eliminated from the body, leaving the colon blocked ‘with only a narrow passage through which feces could be eliminated.’
This is also incorrect, the cells of your gastrointestinal tract turn over every three days—fast enough so that there is no crust or putrefying food in your colon. Also, bacteria in the colon naturally metabolize and thereby detoxify food wastes. And mucous membranes lining the intestinal wall block unwanted substances from entering the body’s other tissues. The liver works to neutralize toxins, as well.
Finally, Pure Life Colon Cleanse suggests heavily that only having one bowel movement per day is unhealthy, and means that there is waste building up in the body. In reality, it is healthy to have bowel movements as often as several times a day or as little as a few times a week.
Whilst the bogus and misleading claims that Pure Life Cleanse make is a huge cause for concern, a more serious issue with this product is the number of people who have been scammed by the manufacturers, BioTrim Labs. It seems that when purchasing from BioTrim Labs, they commonly overcharge customers, sometimes by 5 times the original amount quoted.
Scambook.com alone has taken over 130 complains since October 2013, with damages totalling over $117,000. Some customers have no received products, and have been given fake tracking numbers, whilst other people bought products from the company after receiving an email from a friend recommending the product and citing a BBC article promoting the company. Both the BBC article and the email itself are faked, with the supposed senders having no knowledge of sending the emails in question.
Biotrim have also refused to cancel orders even though they had not yet been sent out, refused to refund customers despite their cutomer satisfaction guarantee, and have ignored customer emails. Some of their contact numbers provided for those outside of the UK and America also appear to be disconnected.
BioTrim Labs can be contacted at email@example.com, but it is unclear how many people actually receive a reply that is not automated and generic.
Pure Life Cleanse Concerns:
- Overcharging customers
- Misleading claims made to sell product
- Wide range of side effects
What Does Pure Life Cleanse Claim To Do?
Pure Life Cleanse makes some dramatic and absurd claims about not only its product but also about why our bodies urgently need to be treated with Pure Life Cleanse. Above we have gone into some of the ridiculous claims they have made about the human body and how they are misleading and largely incorrect.
Pure Life Cleanse claim that their product flushes out excess weight, increases energy levels, cleans and detoxifies the body, boosts the metabolism and makes you ‘start feeling great’.
In terms of the strength of the product, Pure Life Cleanse has a warning at the top of their website stating,
Pure Life is not intended for casual cleansing. Pure Life is a power formula only for people serious about achieving incredible results! Use with Caution!
This suggests to us that the product is a powerful laxative that will affect the user’s daily functions, and they should essentially stay close to a bathroom and expect unpleasant side effects that Pure Life Cleanse are trying to pass off as dramatic results.
So What Is Pure Life Cleanse and What Are The Ingredients For Pure Life Cleanse?
The official Pure Life Cleanse webpage mentions only a few ingredients that are present in Pure Life Cleanse; Acai Berry, Licorice Root, Senna Leaf and Flax Seed Powder.
However, the Biotrim Labs website displays a full list of ingredients. We believe that diet pill manufacturers should be transparent when informing potential customers about their product, and so this lack of clarity sent up warning flag about this product.
The full list of ingredients is as follows. There is a total of 970mg of the ingredients per capsule, but no individual ingredient quantities are released.
- Fennel Seed: Fennel may work as a laxative by relaxing the colon.
- Cascara Sagrada Bark: Known as a mild but effective treatment for constipation, although there is limited evidence from clinical trials to support this.
- Pumpkin Seed: Pumpkin is used for treating bladder irritation, kidney infections and intestinal worms, as well as being a diuretic.
- Barkthorne Bark: There is no information available on this ingredient. It may be a misspelling of Buckthorn Bark, which is a diuretic and laxative.
- Liquorice Root: Used for digestive complaints including heartburn and stomach ulcers.
- Lactobacillus Acidophilus: This is a bacteria that is naturally present in the upper gastrointestinal tract. When used orally, it is thought to treat irritable bowel syndrome and diarrhoea, although there is little evidence for either use.
- Acai Fruit PE: A berry that has been wrongly hyped up as a weight-loss super-food, Acai berry use in diet pills has rocketed in recent years. Acai berry is high in Anthocyanins, antioxidants which may help to protect the body against cancer, inflammation, aging, neurological diseases, diabetes, and bacterial infections. However, any claims that it aids weight loss are unproven.
- Cape Aloe Leaf Extract: Aloe Leaf extract is either Aloe Latex or Aloe Gel. The late is sometimes used to treat constipation, but may be unsafe to use orally.
- Trace Mineral 72: Trace Minerals are required by the body in small quantities for various purposes. Using colon cleansers and laxatives can reduce the amount held in the body, and so this would help to replenish them.
- Aloe Vera Leaf: Aloe Leaf contains both gel and latex, and can be used to treat constipation, but may be unsafe for oral use in large doses.
- Cayenne Pepper Organic: Capsaicin, which is found in Cayenne pepper, 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. It can also irritate the bowel, increasing bowel movements.
- Senna Leaf: Senna is an FDA-approved non-prescription laxative. It is used to treat constipation.
- Oat Bran: The fibre in oat bran will help to pass stools easily by adding bulk and retaining water, as well as possibly lowering cholesterol levels.
- Prune Powder: Contains fibre. Usually used in cooking to add sweetness.
- Flax Seed Powder: the seed from Flax is high in soluble fibre and omega-3 fatty acids. It can cause a slight laxative effect when used daily, as well as reducing LDL cholesterol levels in the blood.
- Calcium Carbonite: This boosts calcium levels, and may help to prevent a calcium deficiency whilst taking a colon cleanser.
So What Does All This Mean?
This is a huge list of ingredients, and it seems that many of them are either laxatives or diuretics.
Does Pure Life Cleanse Have Any Side Effects?
The use of laxatives for more than a few days can have a number of different effects upon the body that can be detrimental to health. For example, people can become dependent upon laxatives, especially if they are used regularly for more than a few weeks. Overuse of laxatives, especially if they are not needed to treat constipation, can cause diarrhoea, stomach aches and painful bowel movements.
Using colon cleansers can also cause an imbalance of electrolytes in the body, as they are being flushed out by the laxatives. This imbalance can lead to headaches and muscle cramps.
If not enough water is drunk when using products such as Pure Life Cleanse, dehydration is quite likely. In turn, this can cause dizziness, light-headedness, headaches and fainting. In severe cases it can cause low blood pressure, tachycardia (rapid heart rate), sunken eyes, confusion or loss of consciousness (for even a brief moment), and poor skin elasticity; if any of these symptoms occur, medical assistance should be immediately sought.
Any Pure Life Cleanse Reviews From Customers?
Whilst we could find plenty of complaint from customers about BioTrim Labs shoddy business practices, we could not find any independent customer reviews for Pure Life Cleanse itself. The official website does have some testimonial videos, but based upon the other claims made on the website, we would not trust these reviews.
So Does Pure Life Cleanse Work?
Based upon the ingredients list, Pure Life Cleanse would indeed induce increased bowel movements, effectively treat constipation and would quite likely cause unpredictable diarrhoea. In terms of the other claims made on the official website, it seems that many of them are totally made up, and so this product will not increase the consumer’s metabolism.
Any weight loss that does occur from using this product is likely due to loss of water weight, and the increased number of bowel movements that this product causes.
Where Can I Buy Pure Life Cleanse?
Pure Life Cleanse is available from the thepurelifecleanse site. The price varies, and the terms and conditions state that the price is subject to change at any time. An additional 10% charge may also apply to some purchases. The price is only displayed once the customer details are entered, and the customer is taken to a purchase page.
The price of the bottle varies depending upon how many bottles are being purchased, and a delivery charge applies. The prices we were offered are as follows:
One bottle costs ‘only’ £30.95. Purchasing the ‘slim down’ package of three bottles reduces the price per bottle to £20.95, and the ‘Professional results’ package, containing 5 bottles, is sold at a price of £18.95 per bottle.
The maths that is advertised alongside the pricing is inaccurate, as it states that the price of £30.95 is 10% off the retail price, despite it being displayed as the original retail price elsewhere. The Professional results package is described as being 60% off the retail price, when 60% would make the price only £12.38 per bottle.
Whilst the difference between prices for the ’30% off’ offer is negligible, the offer for the largest package is clearly misleading the customer. They are clearly hoping that customers are more likely to purchase the product after being offered a huge discount, without checking the maths behind the pricing.
What About A Guarantee
Whilst in some places on the official website it is suggested that satisfaction is guaranteed, the official terms and conditions make no mention of a money back guarantee. Customers who want a return may be charged a restocking fee, although the amount charged is not disclosed.
The returns period is not made clear, but customers who want a refund can contact customer services. Based upon customer complaints, it seems that only the most perseverant people, who threaten to report them to Federal and State Authorities, actually are able to obtain a refund.
There is absolutely no redeeming factor to promote about Pure Life Cleanse.
The product is a colon cleanser, and so should not be promoted as a weight loss aid. The company makes misleading claims not only about the product, but also makes misleading claims about the human body, in order to suggest that the product is required for efficient body functions. Using laxatives in the long term can lead to various health problems as well.
Even if the product was effective, we would strongly recommend avoiding the BioTrim Labs company in general. They have a habit of overcharging customers huge amounts of money, claiming that customers had made bigger purchases than they actually had agreed to, and refusing refunds. They also charge extra distribution costs and restocking costs that are not a part of the advertised prices, and sometimes do not even ship the products that are ordered.
Based on all of this, it is incredibly easy for us to decide that Pure Life Cleanse is Diet Pill Watchdog rejected.