Formulated with a blend of 18 premium herbal ingredients, IntestinePro by Teraputics is an all-in-one natural health supplement that promises to help eliminate toxins from your body and support intestinal health.
Over the course of 10 days, the manufacturer indicates you’ll take two capsules with meals, three times daily. Then (as long as you wait at least two weeks), you can retry the cleanse to maximize your results. And compared to the competition, they claim you won’t experience undesired side effects in the process.
Will IntestinePro really deliver on these promises? Just because its ingredients are formulated in FDA-registered, GMP compliant facilities, is it necessarily the “ultimate 10-day ultimate intestine support,” as claimed on their website?
By discussing what we learned during our research, this article is here to help you make a more empowered decision, before handing over your money—starting with the subject of cleanses.
How Do Cleanses Work & Are They Necessary?
In Detox vs. Cleanse: What’s the Difference, we outline that detoxes are typically intended to remove toxins (heavy metals, chemicals, and other environmental elements), while cleanses are often focused more on clearing out the digestive tract.
Given this, we can see that IntestinePro would be classified as a cleanse. But are these systems even necessary in the first place?
According to Dr. Morton Tavel, though, who we interviewed in the article, “The basic concept of detoxifying is blatantly flawed. Our natural processes, especially liver and kidney function, cleanse our bodies far better than any extrinsic activities or substances could possibly achieve.” Why is this?
First, your skin provides a highly effective barrier against the intrusion of bacteria, viruses, toxins, parasites, and fungi. If any toxins are inhaled, your respiratory system also contains cilia and mucus that trap them and flush them out. And even if they make it past these two barriers, your digestive tract (liver, kidneys, and intestines) catches most of the remainder.
Obviously, this information primarily addresses microorganisms. But what about parasites?
IntestinePro’s Ingredients: Effective Against Parasites?
According to the Nutritional Facts label, IntestinePro contains the following ingredients:
- Zinc 10mg
- Proprietary Blend 1,485mg: Cranberry Fruit (11% extract), Garlic Blub Extract (1.2% allicin), Black Walnut Hull Powder, Apple Pectin Fruit Powder, Carrot Root Powder, Papaya Fruit Powder, Pau D' Arco Bark Powder, Pumpkin Seed Powder, Wood Betony Powder, Butternut Bark Powder, Cloves Seed Powder, Wormwood Herb Powder, Oregon Grape Root Powder, Blueberry Leaf (20% extract), Coptis chinensis Root (5% extract), Goldenseal Root (5% extract), Echinacea Angustifolia Root Powder, and Zinc
According to sites like the Natural Medicines Database, WebMD, and Examine.com, cranberry is possibly effective for reducing urinary tract infections (UTIs), while gels containing garlic may help address Tinea corporis (ringworm), Tinea cruris (jock itch), and Tinea pedis (athlete’s foot) infections.
However, these websites indicated there’s insufficient clinical evidence that other ingredients in the formulation will reliably help cleanse or detox the body, whether from microorganisms or parasites.
But will they lead to any side effects?
Will IntestinePro’s Ingredients Cause Any Potential Side Effects?
When taken in food amounts (no other specific circumstances or conditions were listed by any of the above authoritative sites), InstestinePro’s ingredients aren’t reported to cause side effects other than mild stomach upset.
However, these sites also indicate that garlic can have severe interactions with Isoniazid (Nydrazid, INH), Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NNRTIs), and Saquinavir (Fortovase, Invirase).
Wormwood that contains thujone might cause seizures, muscle breakdown, kidney failure, and tremors, although according to IntestinePro’s Amazon Q&A (more about this shortly), it does not contain thujone.
Per WebMD, “There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking blueberry leaf by mouth. It is best to avoid taking leaves.”
Based on the bottle’s label, you shouldn’t exceed the recommended dose or use the supplement for a period of more than 10 days.
The label also indicates IntestinePro isn’t intended for pregnant or nursing mothers, or children under 18 years of age. Individuals with known medical conditions should consult with a physician before using.
Finally, the supplement is manufactured and packaged in a facility, which may also process milk, soy, wheat, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and crustacean shellfish, so you might want to avoid if you’re allergic to any of these substances.
How Much Does IntestinePro Cost?
Directly through the manufacturer or Amazon, IntestinePro is priced at $24.95 (60 capsules).
If you agree to sign up for subscription program through Amazon, your price will drop to $23.70. This means you’ll continue receiving a new supply once per month and charged $23.70 each time until you contact the company to cancel.
The company tells us that IntestinePro comes with a 100% money back guarantee, although no further details or Terms were listed on their website. We sent an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and will update this article as soon as a response is received.
What Are Customers Saying In Their IntestinePro Reviews?
The IntestinePro supplement had 700+ customer reviews on Amazon at the time of our research, who had given it an average rating of 4.5 stars. Common compliments referenced effective results (increased energy, reduced intestinal distress, increased mental clarity, etc.), gentleness (no sudden rushes to the restroom), and friendly customer support.
Like most supplements, the most common complaint was no results. Several also referenced intestinal distress (one reported it as ‘severe’).
Teraputics, based out of Brooklyn, NY, has been in business since 2010 and manufactures several other supplements, including Phytoceramides, ProstatePro, CandidaPro, and Klamath Blue Green Algae.
Most of these seemed to come with similarly high ratings and comparable feedback, and the company’s About page tells us their supplements “are made adhering to the highest GMP standards” and are formulated in their “state of the art GMP-certified lab in the United States.”
Despite their length of time in business, Terapeutics wasn’t listed with the Better Business Bureau as of 6/14/17.
Whether from Terapeutics or another manufacturer, is there a lot of competition among detox and cleanse supplements?
Are There Other Detox Supplements Like IntestinePro?
There are literally hundreds of intestinal health, detoxification, and cleansing supplements on the market, whether online or at just about any local retailer with a dietary supplements section. Searching Google shopping during research indicated you could pay anywhere between $7 and $70+, putting IntestinePro at the lower end of the spectrum.
While the vast majority of these supplements contained different ingredients than IntestinePro, some answers in the Amazon Q&A indicated it features the same formulation as Healths Harmony Intestinal Cleanse (albeit, not in the exact same order). IntestinePro was sometimes referred to as ParasitePro on Amazon, although we didn’t find any indication that Terapeutics ever marketed it as such.
How to choose the best option? As we learned from medical professionals in Detox vs. Cleanse, as well as other resources like WebMD and The Guardian, most agree that the body does a good job of removing toxins, without the help of supplements.
As a result, you'll definitely want to speak with your doctor before making a purchase. Not only will they be able to speak to you about any symptoms you're experiencing and recommend treatment options, but they can also discuss the potential efficacy of any detox or cleanse supplement you're thinking about.
In the meantime, where does all of this leave you with IntestinePro?
Our Final Thoughts About IntestinePro
Regardless of the supplement you’re thinking about purchasing, you’ll want to make sure it comes from a reputable manufacturer, features a full list of ingredients (and dosages), boasts mostly positive customer feedback, comes with an adequate refund policy (without steep restocking fees), and doesn’t force you into any kind of autoship program.
Given these factors, it seemed like IntestinePro ticked most of the appropriate boxes at the time of our research, as did many of Terapeutics’ other dietary supplements.
But, although we didn’t test IntestinePro firsthand, it’s difficult to ignore the overwhelming professional advice that these supplements, by and large, won’t actually cleanse or detoxify your body, or provide any of the related benefits.
Does that necessarily mean the same holds true for IntestinePro? No. But before handing over your money, we’d strongly recommend discussing the supplement with your healthcare provider.
How did IntestinePro work for you? Tell us all about your experience in your review below!