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Cleanse Smart Review

Cleanse Smart(r) is an herbal colon cleanser with over 20 herbal ingredients. These herbs are indigenous to many different regions. One cleanse smart ingredient, Chlorella, is an algae. Another cleanse smart ingredient, corn silk, is farmed in many different climates. Several ingredients are native to the subartic and temperate zones. A few ingredients originated in the tropical zone. It is difficult to predict how these various Cleanse Smart ingredients will interact in the body. No clinical studies on safety or performance were found in published research.

Cleanse Smart Herbal Ingredients from Colder Climates
The colder climates are closer to the poles. The arctic zones contain Antarctica, Iceland, Greenland, and the northern most parts of Canada, Alaska, Scandinavia, and Russia. The subarctic zone is a bit farther from the poles. Large sections of Alaska, Canada, Scandinavia, and Russia are in the subarctic zone. Celandine and Larch arabinogalactan are two cleanse smart ingredients that grow in the subarctic zone. Both herbs also inhabit the temperate zones.

The temperate zones come next as you move from the poles to the equator. They are warmer than the arctic zones and have distinct seasons. The temperate zone of the Southern Hemisphere includes Chile, Argentina, South Africa, southern Australia, and New Zealand. The temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere contains the USA, northern Mexico, Europe, North Africa, and the majority of Asia. The cleanse smart ingredients from the temperate zone are mullein, red clover, beet, artichoke, cape aloe, fennel, bupleurum, burdock, dandelion, hawthorn berry, marshmallow, milk thistle, rhubarb, and slippery elm.

Cleanse Smart Herbal Ingredients from Warmer Climates
The tropical zone extends from the Tropic of Cancer in the north to the Tropic of Capricorn in the south. This zone is sunny and warm year round. The tropical zone consists of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and most of Oceana, Africa, and Latin America. Ginger, turmeric, ashwagandha, amalaki, bibhitaki, and haritaki are tropical plants found in cleanse smart.

Every herb with medicinal qualities contains at least one chemical that affects the body in some way. Many herbs contain multiple bioactive chemicals. Researchers typically look at a single herb or a small number of herbs in any given study. Sometimes combinations of herbs can have a synergetic effect that does not appear when the herbs are studied apart. This makes it very difficult to predict the effects of herbal blends from the information in existing medical research. H2Go from Lane Labs has a single bioactive ingredient, which makes its effects much more predictable.

Region

Cleanse Smart Ingredient

Global

Corn Silk, Chlorella

Subarctic and Temperate

Slippery Elm, Dandelion, Hawthorn Berry, Mullein, Red Clover, Beet, Artichoke, Cape Aloe, Marshmallow, Milk Thistle, Rhubarb, Celandine, Larch Arabinogalactan, Fennel, Bupleurum, Burdock

Tropical

Turmeric, Amalaki, Haritaki, Ashwagandha, Bibhitaki, Ginger

Cleanse Smart combines more than 20 herbs in a natural colon cleanser. Some of these herbs are native to the subarctic and temperate zones. Others are indigenous to the tropic zone which straddles the equator. With so many herbs in the same product, at different intakes, predicting the effects of Cleanse Smart is a challenge. Cleanse Smart lacks published clinical research.

References:

1. CleanseSmart. Renew Life
http://www.renewlife.com/cleansesmart.html#info-tabs

2. Ashwagandha. Healthwise Knowledgebase
University of Michigan Health System
http://health.med.umich.edu/healthcontent.cfm?xyzpdqabc=0&id=6&action=detail&AEProductID=hw_cam&AEArticleID=hn-2039005

3. Chlorella. American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/TreatmentsandSideEffects/ComplementaryandAlternativeMedicine/HerbsVitaminsandMinerals/chlorella

4. Larch. American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/TreatmentsandSideEffects/ComplementaryandAlternativeMedicine/HerbsVitaminsandMinerals/larch

5. Chondroprotective Potential of Fruit Extracts of Phyllanthus emblica in Osteoarthritis. PubMed
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2529383/

6. Development of a RP-HPLC Method for Analysis of Triphala Curna and Its Applications to Test Variations in Triphala Curna Preparations. Pubmed
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2865809/

7. Checklist of Plants in Bucknell Greenhouse. Biology Department
Bucknell University
http://www.bucknell.edu/x35476.xml

8. Diameter of Green Algae (Chlorella vulgaris). Bionumbers
Harvard University
http://bionumbers.hms.harvard.edu/bionumber.aspx?s=y&id=101481&ver=7

9. PDR for Herbal Medicine, 2nd Edition by the Medical Economics Company