Premium Cleanse Review
Premium Cleanse is a new dietary supplement that promises to naturally increase your energy, naturally boost your metabolism, and help you lose weight. Here’s our Premium Cleanse review.
What is Premium Cleanse?
Premium Cleanse is a dietary supplement that comes in the form of a capsule.
As the name of the supplement suggests, Premium Cleanse promises to thoroughly cleanse your body using natural ingredients like African mango extract.
By cleansing your body, you can purportedly enjoy benefits like:
The supplement is exclusively available through a trial offer that recently appeared on the internet. The manufacturer claims that only 250 trials are given out every day, although we’ve never had any trouble ordering the supplement in several attempts.
The trial offer is exclusively available to US residents.
But is Premium Cleanse actually worth the high price tag (it’s around $80 for a one month supply of 60 capsules)? Let’s find out how this detoxification supplement works.
How Does Premium Cleanse Work?
Premium Cleanse prominently advertises the fact that it contains African mango extract. It’s the first ingredient listed on the ingredients chart. It’s also prominently listed across the top of the supplement’s packaging and sales copy.
African mango extract, by the way, is a popular compound found in many dietary pills. It’s also known as Irvingia gabonensis. Although the compound hasn’t undergone very many studies, some early studies (many of which were performed on mice) have shown that eating it 30 to 60 minutes before a meal can lower appetite, lower cholesterol, reduce fat cell growth, and improve blood sugar control.
As WebMD.com explains, there have been two major studies on the weight loss benefits of African mango extract in humans:
“In two studies of people on a low-fat, low-calorie diet, people did lose more weight when taking IG than those who took a placebo. Another study combined IG with another herbal preparation, Cissus quadrangularis, and resulted in weight loss. The combination of ingredients makes it hard to isolate the role of IG alone. All three of these studies were funded by the supplement maker. More research is needed.”
The fact that all three of these studies were funded by the supplement maker throws the results into some controversy. However, early research is nonetheless favorable in support of African mango’s weight loss benefits.
Other ingredients include oat seed, alfalfa, psyllium husk, rhubarb root, genetian root, aloe vera leaf, and buckhorn bark.
All of these ingredients have the same basic role: they’re plant-based compounds that load up in your digestive tract to pass harmful waste out of your body. Psyllium husk is the same ingredient found in supplements like Metamucil.
Here’s how the manufacturer of Premium Cleanse describes the formula:
“Naturally occurring plant-based compounds that help stimulate your digestive system without inducing cramping or harsh activity”
Other laxatives and cleansers may use ingredients like stimulants – which come with undesirable side effects. Premium Cleanse claims to take a different approach using natural compounds.
Premium Cleanse Ingredients
Premium Cleanse has never disclosed the full list of ingredient dosages included in the supplement.
Instead, it simply lists that the supplement contains 1000mg of a “proprietary formula”. All of the ingredients in that formula are listed, although their dosages are not.
Key ingredients include:
— African Mango Extract
— Psyllium Husk
— Oat Seed
— Aloe Vera
— Rhubarb Root
— Buckhorn Bark
— Fennel Seed
— Goldenseal Root
Once again, we don’t know the specific dosages of any of these ingredients, so it’s difficult to determine whether or not they’re effective.
Studies of African mango extract, for example, have shown that taking 150mg of mango seed extract 30 minutes before lunch and dinner, or taking 1050mg 3 times daily 30 minutes before each meal, can be effective for weight loss.
Premium Cleanse certainly doesn’t contain more than 1050mg of African mango extract. But since the manufacturer hasn’t listed any dosage information, we don’t even know if it contains 150mg.
Meanwhile, the recommended daily dose of psyllium husk, according to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, is typically between 3 and 6 grams two to three times per day.
Since Premium Cleanse contains just 1000mg in each dose, it certainly doesn’t contain 3000 to 6000mg (3 to 6 grams) of psyllium.
Ultimately, the cleansing ingredients in Premium Cleanse seem to be extremely underpowered. Even when you take the recommended dose of 2 capsules, it doesn’t appear you’re getting a significant amount of fiber or valuable weight loss compounds like African mango extract.
Premium Cleanse Pricing
Premium Cleanse is available through a risk-free trial. That trial is advertised as only costing $5.87 USD today for shipping, but it will eventually cost you a much higher price of $77.84. The offer is only available to US residents.
Here’s a basic overview of how the Premium Cleanse trial works:
— You order the trial today and pay a $5.87 fee for shipping. Within 3 to 5 business days, you receive a 30 day supply (60 capsules) of Premium Cleanse in the mail.
— You have 14 days from the date you ordered to try the supplement and decide if it’s for you. If you don’t like it, then you’ll need to contact customer service within that 14 day trial period and pay to arrange your own return.
— If you don’t take action within the 14 day period, your credit card will be charged $77.84 for the full-sized supplement you already received. That “trial” didn’t just cost you $5.87: it cost you a total of $83.71 ($77.84 + $5.87).
— Paying that much money for 60 capsules of a nutritional supplement is already pretty expensive. But making matters worse is that Premium Cleanse charges you an additional $83.71 charge 30 days after your original order. Then, you receive another full-sized supplement.
— The manufacturer of Premium Cleanse will make sure you never run out of the supplement by shipping n additional order to your address every month until you cancel. Each order is priced at $83.71.
The manufacturer hides this information deep within the terms and conditions. There’s some size 8 font on the ordering page that mentions some details of the program, but it appears to be deliberately obfuscated.
Even if Premium Cleanse was a powerful detox supplement (it’s not), its high price tag and shady autoship program would make it hard to recommend.
Who Makes Premium Cleanse?
Premium Cleanse is made by a company called ThriveXtreme Health, LLC. That company lists its corporate address as the following:ThriveXtreme Health, LLC.
600 Corporation Dr.
Pendleton, IN 46060
That address may sound fake, but it’s not: it’s a business park in Indiana that appears to be associated with a wide range of other products and services.
You can get in touch with the company at 1-888-985-5327. Their customer service hotline is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 9pm and on Saturday/Sunday from 11am to 5pm EST.
ThriveXtreme Health, LLC doesn’t seem to be a very reputable company. Googling the company leads to dozens of pages of scam listings for products like Garcinia Cambogia nutritional supplements.
Most of the complaints revolve around autoship programs and fraudulent charges appearing on customers’ credit cards.
Ultimately, Premium Cleanse is an underpowered, overpriced nutritional supplement made by a manufacturer that has a reputation for scamming customers. You’re better off buying something like Metamucil for a tenth of the price and ten times as much fiber.