About Cleanse EFX

By HighYa Research Team
Published on: Jan 30, 2015

If you’re looking to naturally detoxify your body, Cleanse EFX is a nutritional supplement that’s claimed to promote regularity and healthy bowel movements, which can reduce the appearance of cellulite and naturally increase energy, in addition to helping you burn carbohydrates faster, metabolize fats more efficiently, and reduce excess weight. 

By taking Cleanse EFX one month prior to dieting, the supplement is claimed to remove excess waste matter stored in the colon, which will allow you to diet more effectively, and to shed pounds of waste that could be mistaken for body fat. In order to accomplish this, Cleanse EFX is claimed to contain the following ingredients:

  • Aloe Ferox (Leaf)
  • White Oak Bark
  • Golden Seal (Root)
  • Rhubarb Extract

Natural weight loss solutions are all the rage nowadays, and Cleanse EFX seems to be one of the latest additions. But can you realistically expect it to help you shed pounds? Probably not, and here’s why:

Are Cleanse EFX’s Ingredients Effective?

According to WebMD, when taken internally, Aloe is effective for relieving constipation, but may also cause diahrrea. However, there appears to be insufficient evidence showing that white oak bark, golden seal, or rhubarb can provide you with any of the benefits claimed by Cleanse EFX.

In summary, this means that the only effective ingredient (at least of the ones we’re told about) contained in Cleanse EFX is aloe, which—not to be vulgar—is just going to make you poop. But are there any health benefits to being regular?

Cleanse EFX’s Health Claims

Using the restroom is a natural process that comes with a variety of health benefits, although everyone’s body is different, so how often you use the restroom is dependent on numerous factors, including your diet, how much fluid you take in, and more. In other words, as long as it hasn’t been more than 3 days since your last bowel movement, your “internal workings” should be in good shape.

But according to the Cleanse EFX website, even if you’re regular, your “colon becomes clogged with parasites, which leads to the formation of mucus. This can lead to constant food cravings and the inability to be satisfied, [in addition to] gas, bloating, fatigue, weight gain, and more.” Is any of this true though?

First, it should be noted that it’s not made clear what “parasites” the supplement’s website is referencing. Are they talking about bad bacteria that can build up in your intestines (something that probiotics can help alleviate)? Or, are they referencing literal parasites (e.g. animals that feed off your body)?

Second, the Cleanse EFX website is also unclear on what they mean by colon mucus. According to Wikipedia though, “Mucus is a naturally occurring product of the digestive system and plays an important role in protecting it from damage and infection. This mucus layer is less than a millimetre thick, but may become thinner or be removed entirely in diseases such as ulcerative colitis, which exposes the surface of the intestine to damage. The concept that this mucus layer might form a 'mucoid plaque' has been dismissed by physicians as having no anatomical or physiological basis.”

In other words, Cleanse EFX is claiming to provide a solution to a non-existent problem.

Are Cleanses Even Necessary?

As you’d probably guess after reading the previous section, your body (if healthy) does a really good job of removing waste. As such, from a medical standpoint, the benefits of colon cleansing remain unclear.

Cleanse EFX’s Selling Tactics

Perhaps because there is essentially zero clinical evidence showing that colon cleanses can provide any kind of real-world benefits (other than perhaps increasing regularity), the Cleanse EFX website appears to be designed to trigger more of an emotional response than informed one. This is something we covered in-depth in our How Weight Loss Ads Convince You to Buy article.

After landing on the Cleanse EFX website, our eyes are immediately drawn to the upper left-hand corner, where we see a picture of an attractive model and think to ourselves, “Wow, I wish I looked like that!” Then, we learn that we can “Flush the Pounds” and “Detox Naturally” using the supplement.

However, a sense of urgency is immediately created because we’re told that only 200 trials are given out per day. Luckily, this sense of urgency is abated when find out that we can order a free trial right now.

Watch Out for Cleanse EFX Affiliate Reviews

Cleanse EFX appears to be a very new product, and didn’t have any online customer reviews available at the time of our research.

What we did encounter though, were numerous affiliate websites promoting Cleanse EFX, each of which earn commissions for every sale of the supplement that they refer. Because of this, these independent affiliates will often resort to less-than-stellar selling tactics, such as creating fake review websites.

However, based on Cleanse EFX’s customer service phone number, the supplement appears to be manufactured by the same company as SlimGenix Pro (which already has one 1-star review here on HighYa, due to complaints regarding their “free” trial).

Cleanse EFX Pricing & Refund Policy

Important note: Like SlimGenix, Cleanse EFX appears to only be available to residents of the UK.

With this said, Cleanse EFX is only available via a 14-day trial for £3.98 (about $6), which begins on the date your order is placed. For this price, you’ll receive a full 30-day supply (60 capsules) of the supplement, which should arrive within 5-7 business days.

However, after your trial expires, you’ll be billed £94.99 (about $143!) for the full price of the product, and will also be enrolled in Cleanse EFX’s autoship program. This means you’ll continue receiving a new bottle of the supplement once every 30 days, and you credit card will be charged £94.99 each time. On top of this, you’ll also be subscribed to the company’s Insider Health Secrets e-Newsletter and charged 29 pence (abut $0.44) per month.

Keep this in mind: Here at HighYa, we’ve reviewed hundreds of nutritional supplements, and it’s our professional opinion that free trials are simply a way of getting ahold of your credit card number, and that autoship programs are just a way of roping you into recurring charges. As such, we generally recommend staying away from products sold using these tactics.

With this said, outside of the 14-day trial, Cleanse EFX comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. In order to request a refund or to put a stop to your autoship enrollment, you’ll need to contact customer service at 0808-169-2023 to request an RMA.

Will Cleanse EFX Work for You?

Chopping to the point: Considering the fact that Cleanse EFX:

  • Ingredients are only clinically proven to keep you regular,
  • Is creating a solution to a non-existent problem (remember, your colon doesn’t need to be “cleansed), and
  • Is only sold through a free trial and subsequent autoship program,

…it’s our opinion that you should save your money and speak with your physician about more effective methods of losing weight.

However, if you’re intent on trying a cleansing supplement with similar active ingredients as Cleanse EFX, we might recommend purchasing an aloe supplement from a local retailer, although at a much lower price.

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