This supplement review in fact goes over two different supplements with two different formulas which both are aimed at people who are trying to improve their bowel functions and get rid of toxins accumulated in their guts. The two supplements are: “My Gentle Cleanse” and “My Gentle Detox” which both are from “Herbal Nitro” company.
Later in this review, you’ll learn how these two supplements are different with each other and, if they are any good, which one you need to take.
But before we go over these two supplements let’s see who Herbal Nitro, the producer of these two supplements, is and whether they are a real trustworthy company or another fake scrupulous player in the highly scammy market of supplements.
- Who is Herbal Nitro?
- What are “My Gentle Cleanse” and “My Gentle Detox” Supplements?
- What’s in Them?
- How Do They Taste?
- How Effective are They?
- Are There Any Side Effects?
- How to Use Them?
- How Often Should I Take Them?
- “My Gentle Cleanse” or “My Gentle Detox”? Which One Should I Choose?
- How Much Do They Cost?
- Final Verdict
Who is Herbal Nitro?
Herbal Nitro is a CA-based US company which allegedly have been producing quality herbal supplements for decades. In this part we’re going to deeply analyse the profile of the company and we will be looking for evidences which can help us to refute or verify the authenticity of their claims.
In their website at herbalnitro.com they have provided their customers several different ways to reach them. A contact form, an email address, a telephone number, and one physical address.
The phone number provided is a 800 number and the physical address is in fact a P.O. BOX which both raise a red flag. This shows that they either don’t have a local brick and mortar location or are reluctant to expose that information to public and are mainly doing business as an online company.
Herbal Nitro claims that they have been producing supplements for decades. To verify the authenticity of their claim I checked the date of their domain registration date.
As you can see in the image above their domain was registered in 1999 and this approves their claims and shows that they have been in supplement business for a fairly long time.
I also checked to found out if their website has been active during these years or they just registered the domain and were not in business. The results showed that they have actively been in the business of producing and selling dietary supplements since 2000. In the images below you can see different iterations of their website and how they evolved during these years. (Click on the link of each year to see the related image)
Unfortunately Herbal Nitro Inc. was not listed on Better Business Bureau. Not having a business listed on Better Business Bureau does not mean that the business is a fraud but it helps customers and other businesses to find more info about them and share their reviews and experiences with them.
What are “My Gentle Cleanse” and “My Gentle Detox” Supplements?
“My Gentle Cleanse” and “My Gentle Detox” are two different products with two different formulas, which both have been made by one company (Herbal Nitro), and both are aimed at people who want to cleanse their colon and improve their bowel functions.
These products have been produced and marketed to do only one thing: to empty passageways deep in the bowels and help you get rid of accumulated toxins in your guts.
Both of them contain the same ingredients, for the most part, but with different formulas and quantities. They both improve your bowel functions by softening your stool AND improving peristalsis. The difference between the two is that “My Gentle Cleanse” gives an emphasis to softening stool while “My Gentle Detox” gives prominence to improving peristalsis.
What’s in Them?
Most of the the ingredients of “My Gentle Cleanse” and “My Gentle Detox” are the same. In the images below you can see the list of their ingredients.
Each serving (one capsule) of these supplements contains 487 mg of active ingredients. “My Gentle Cleanse” and “My Gentle Detox” are a proprietary blend of herbs. Proprietary blend means that, to protect their formulas, the company don’t lists the specific amount of each individual ingredient used in their blend, and they only list what’s in it.
It’s crucial to know the specific amount of each ingredient in performance-based supplements like pre-workout and post-workout pills. But not knowing the amount of each ingredient in these types of supplements is not a big deal, as long as it works.
So, in this review we only take a look at each ingredient and we do not concern about the specific amount of each ingredient.
OK. Let’s go over these ingredients one by one…
Casanthranol USP (Cascara Sagrada Bark): Cascara Sagrada is one of the main ingredients of both “My Gentle Cleanse” and “My Gentle Detox”. The dried bark of Cascara shrub is used in this ingredient. Cascara Sagrada has chemicals which stimulate the bowel and improves peristalsis. “My Gentle Detox” contains a larger amount of Cascara Sagrada to give an emphasis to peristalsis.
Senna Leaf: Senna is another important ingredient which has been used in both “My Gentle Cleanse” and “My Gentle Detox”. Senna is a herb which its leaves and fruit are used for making medicine. They contain Sennosides, which lubricate the lining of the bowel and soften the stool. “My Gentle Cleanse” contains a larger amount of Senna to give prominence to softening stool.
Dandelion Root: Dandelion is also used in both “My Gentle Cleanse” and “My Gentle Detox”. This herb has many usages in medicine and health-related products. It fights inflammation and increases the urine production which leads to further detoxification of your system.
Artichoke Leaf: This ingredient is only used in “My Gentle Detox” supplement. Artichoke is a plant which has many usages in medicine. It reduces nausea and vomiting and lowers Cholesterol. It also fights spasms and intestinal gas.
Milk Thistle Seed: This ingredient is only used in “My Gentle Detox” dietary supplement. This natural herb fights inflammation and cleanses liver. Milk Thistle is usually sold in the form of an extract as an antioxidant and health optimizing supplement. Check out this on amazon.
Sarsaparilla Root: Sarsaparilla is only used in “My Gentle Detox” supplement. Sarsaparilla fights inflammation, reduces pain, and helps liver to detox.
Fennel Seed: Fennel seed is only used in “My Gentle Cleanse” formula. Fennel seed improves digestion by improving the secretion of digestive juices and also by fighting the inflammation in your guts. It’s also used to relieve some digestive problems such as heartburn, bloating, and intestinal gas.
Aloe Vera Leaf: This ingredient is only used in “My Gentle Cleanse” formula. Studies show that aloe vera has wound-healing properties and can alleviate minor gastric ulcers and inflammations. It also balances the PH levels in stomach and regulates the digestion process.
How Do They Taste?
The supplements have been released in the form of pills, so your taste buds will hardly notice any flavor. The capsules are small and easy to swallow.
How Effective are They?
Most probably you’ve used laxatives until now and know how terrible they are.
But the good news is that “My Gentle Cleanse” and “My Gentle Detox” supplements are different and have been designed to be gentle on bowels.
“My Gentle Cleanse” or “My Gentle Detox” starts to work from the day one. Only a few hours after taking the first pill you’ll feel an urgent need to hit the bathroom.
As the name implies, “My Gentle Cleanse” and “My Gentle Detox” supplements are really gentle. They do not make your stool soft, watery, and messy, as typical laxatives do, but it makes it soft, solid, smooth, and clean.
During the first week of the usage of “My Gentle Cleanse” or “My Gentle Detox” pills, most people would need to hit the bathroom 2-3 times per day. By day 7, when your bowels start to get used to it, it’d calm down and you would need to hit the bathroom only once or twice per day which seems to be quite enough for excreting accumulated toxins in your bowels and keeping you clean during the day.
Especially the people who are suffering from digestive issues such as constipation, infrequent bowel movements, bloating, abdominal discomfort, etc. can gain more benefit from taking these supplements.
Most people who completed a 30-day cycle of “My Gentle Cleanse” or “My Gentle Detox” experienced:
- Improved overall health
- Stomach discomfort relief
- Increased energy
- Feeling lighter
- Frequent and easy bowel movements
Are There Any Side Effects?
Unlike the typical laxatives, “My Gentle Cleanse” and “My Gentle Detox” do not cause heartburn, burps, or other problems after taking them.
The majority of the people who took “My Gentle Cleanse” or “My Gentle Detox” pills did not report any adverse side effects except an uneasy rumbling in their stomach which urged them to hit the bathroom once, twice, or thrice per day. Usually the urging is so strong and when it calls you cannot hold it off but the only choice would be to answer the call of the nature!
But a few of the users have reported two minor side effects, i.e. minor gas in stomach and some bloating. In such a case, you can get one day off after taking it for two or three days.
How to Use Them?
The safe dosage, recommended by the producer, is one pill per day. They also recommend to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day to speed up the detoxification and colon cleansing process.
One bottle of “My Gentle Detox” or “My Gentle Cleanse” contains 30 pills. So if you take one pill per day, one bottle is going to last for one month.
There is no best or worst time of the day to take the pill. It all depends on your body and how it responds to the supplement. To discover that best time of the day when your body can get the most out of your colon cleansing supplement, you need to test.
Start by taking the supplement in the morning with breakfast each day. Stick with this schedule for one week and keep a note of how well your body responded to it. For the next week take the pill in the evening and take notes too. Repeat the process for mid-morning, lunch time, dinner time, and before bedtime. Compare your test results and see which time of the day gave you the best outcome.
Congratulations! Now that you have discovered the best time of the day for taking your colon cleansing supplement you can stick to that schedule for the rest of your life.
As expected, “My Gentle Cleanse” and “My Gentle Detox” colon cleansing supplements are laxatives and will get your bowels moving 1-2 hours after taking them. So make sure to take them at a time when you will have access to a bathroom for the next 1-2 hours.
After taking these colon cleansing supplements, a few people may feel that taking one pill per day is not enough to improve their bowel functions and they may need to take two pills per day to get their bowels moving. In such a case, you can go with your gut feeling and take two pills in a day with strings attached.
Firstly, before taking two pills per day make sure you’ve taken one pill each day for at least the last seven days. And secondly, it’s not recommended to take two pills each and every day. But you can take two pills on a sporadic basis. For example take one pill on days 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 and take two pills on days 3 and 7.
How Often Should I Take Them?
To tell you the truth, I’m not a big fan of supplements and believe that eating a healthy organic diet along with a daily moderate physical activity is the way to go.
So, If you are pursuing this kind of lifestyle, and are also incorporating lots of dietary fibers in your daily diet and your digestive system is performing to its optimal level, then good for you. You are on the right track and you don’t need to take any supplements to cleanse your guts and improve bowel functions.
But in real life, our hectic and modern lifestyle, makes it almost impossible to always keep your diet in check and exercise on a regular basis with no interruption. There are times when you can’t follow through with generally the same plan. Examples are during holiday periods, while traveling, when you’re extremely busy and run low on time, when disasters like Katrina strike, when you’ve broken your leg and can’t exercise, the list goes on and on.
During these periods of low activity or unhealthy diet, a healthy, natural, and effective supplement can come along to help us come back on track.
So, I don’t recommend you to take these supplements everyday of the year. But you should try to keep your digestive system running at an optimal level by adding healthy fiber-rich and colon cleansing foods to your diet and exercising on a regular basis.
But, I also highly recommend you to always keep at least one bottle of “My Gentle Cleanse” or “My Gentle Detox” supplement handy to use during the periods of low activity or unhealthy diet to help you improve your bowel functions and keep your guts clean and healthy.
Even if you are following a healthy diet and exercise plan strictly and have regular bowel movements, still I recommend you to take a complete cycle (30 days) of “My Gentle Cleans” or “My Gentle Detox” quarterly or half-yearly to help you empty out your system a little more and achieve the best health outcomes.
But before you do that, you need to test to find out if “My Gentle Cleanse” or “My Gentle Detox” works better for your body and which one gives you the maximum return.
“My Gentle Cleanse” or “My Gentle Detox”? Which One Should I Choose?
As it was mentioned earlier “My Gentle Cleanse” and “My Gentle Detox” both have been tailored to the needs of people who are looking for digestive relief and want to get rid of the accumulated wastes and toxins in their guts.
Their ingredients are rather similar but have been prepared with different formulas to fit best with the different body types of different people.
To have healthy bowel movements, two crucial body functions are required:
- Peristalsis: peristalsis is the wave-like movements and muscle contractions of colon to push waste materials out of your guts and body.
- Softening: it is the moisturizing and softening of the waste materials in your guts to make their movements easier and softer.
“My Gentle Detox” softens your stool, but gives more emphasis to peristalsis. If you have irregular bowel movements and experience sporadic constipations, then, most probably, “My Gentle Detox” would work better for you.
“My Gentle Cleanse” improves peristalsis, but gives prominence to softening your stool. If you have lots of irregular bowel movements and hard stools and sometime you experience painful eliminations of stool, then, most probably, “My Gentle Cleanse” would work better for you.
That said, you cannot say for sure which one is going to work better for your body unless you use both of them and see how they affect your body in real world situations. That’s why Herbal Nitro is offering a one-time deal named “Colon Cleanse Detox Duo” which includes both “My Gentle Cleanse” and “My Gentle Detox” for only $22.50. That’s $11.25 for each bottle and only 37 cents for each day.
So, your best bet is to get the “Colon Cleanse Detox Duo” deal and test for yourself to find out the right formula for your body. After finding your sweet spot, you can stick to it for the rest of your life.
To test and compare the effectiveness of the two supplements you may take them in 3 or 7 days intervals and write down your results. For example, you can take the pills in 7 days intervals as indicated in the example below:
|Week 1||“My Gentle Cleanse”||take one pill daily|
|Week 2||“My Gentle Detox”||take one pill daily|
|Week 3||“My Gentle Cleanse”||take one pill daily|
|Week 4||“My Gentle Detox”||take one pill daily....|
Continue this schedule until you’ve used up both bottles. Compare your written results and see which one has worked better for you and stick with that.
Note: There is another colon cleansing supplement available on Herbal Nitro’s website named “Detox Maximo Colon Cleanse”. I inquired Herbal Nitro’s support team and asked them about the differences between “Detox Maximo” and “My Gentle Cleanse” and “My Gentle Detox”. Here is what they told me:
“The Detox Maximo was originally for another line of products, La Vida Fina, which we never fully dissolved. Some customers still purchase it–but it’s actually the same formula as My Gentle Detox. It’s just marketed toward a Spanish audience because they visualize differently, we’ve seen. Considering that eventually we will move Detox Maximo onto a new, Spanish-only site.”
So, it’s not recommended to get “Detox Maximo” unless you’re living in a spanish speaking country and you’ve found out that “My Gentle Detox” formula works better for your body.
How Much Do They Cost?
The price of a 30-capsule bottle of “My Gentle Detox” or “My Gentle Cleanse” supplement is $19.99 on Amazon and $15.99 on their official site. So, if you have to take one capsule per day to put your bowels on track, it’ll cost you only 53 cents per day. Which I think is a very cheap and fair price compared to similar supplements. Moreover, if you buy more than 3 bottles you’ll get a 10% discount and you’ll get a 17% discount if you buy more than 6 bottles.
If it’s the first time that you want to use Herbal Nitro’s colon cleansing products I highly recommend you to buy the “Colon Cleanse Detox Duo” at a discounted price.
“Colon Cleanse Detox Duo” consists of one 30-servings bottle of “My Gentle Cleanse” plus one 30-servings bottle of “My Gentle Detox”. In this way, you can test both “My Gentle Cleanse” and “My Gentle Detox” supplements to see which colon cleansing formula works better for your body.
“Colon Cleanse Detox Duo” costs $22.50 which is $9.48 cheaper than buying them separately. That’s a whopping 30% discount!
Gut health plays a crucial role in your overall health. A dysfunctional digestive system may expose your body to tons of dangerous toxins which can threaten your life and wellbeing. If you’re over 30, or do not use enough fiber in your diet, I highly recommend you to use “My Gentle Cleanse” or “My Gentle Detox” colon cleansing supplements to give your digestive system a boost and get rid of accumulated toxins in your bowels.
It exactly does what it promises to do. It gently cleanses the guts out of accumulated wastes and toxins and promotes digestive health and bowel functions.
I highly recommend you to take their one-time deal named “My Gentle Detox Cleanse Duo” to test both colon cleansing formulas and to find out which one works better for your body. At $22.50 for two months of supply, you really have nothing to lose by trying it!