Any time you hear the words "cleanse" or "detoxify", step far, far away. Cleanses and detox diets don't do anything of the sort; our bodies aren't toilets that need to be flushed, and there's no product or food that can flush "toxins" out of our bodies. That's what the liver and kidneys do, and as long as they're healthy (as most of ours are) and they don't need outside help! www.webmd.com/balance/natural-colon-cleans
There's no evidence whatsoever that these things work, and if you lose weight, it's because you're flushing fecal matter and fluid out of your body. It's not because it's cleaning some kind of toxin from your colon that has build up... there's no reliable evidence that any such thing occurs. And less that these products do anything about such buildup.
In fact, some of them can be quite dangerous! Remember that such products are unregulated, and don't have to actually do anything at all to be sold.
As for Advocare in particular, there's no credible evidence for or against its efficacy that isn't endorsed by someone related to the company itself, and therefore motivated financially to endorse it. healthpsych.psy.vanderbilt.edu/ADVOCARE.ht
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 4/24/2012 (12:36)