Bowtrol™ is a brand of herbal colon cleanser. It’s also marketed as a dietary supplement. The product works by purging the system of toxic buildup using a combination of botanicals. According to Bowtrol™’s website, the product aims to promote optimal colon health, increase nutrient absorption and energize the body. The brand also claims that Bowtrol™ can induce weight loss, improve skin clarity and focus. The ingredients of Bowtrol™ are:
- Cascara sagrada
- Turkey rhubarb
- Bentonite clay
- Slippery elm
- Flax seeds
- Black seeds
- Olive leaf extract
- Thyme oil powder
Benefits of Bowtrol™
Eliminate Toxins in the Colon
Bowtrol™ works by stimulating the peristaltic muscles of the colon. At the same time, the active ingredients of the product also bind with toxins to ease elimination. The fiber in Bowtrol™ also “feeds” beneficial bacteria in the gut to improve digestion and boost nutrient absorption. The probiotics in the gut restore the digestive system’s pH for efficient digestion of nutrients.
Boosts Weight Loss
Bowtrol™ also works as a weight loss supplements. It eliminates mucus, fecal matter, waste and toxins in the colon. When all these compounds are flushed out from the system, you feel lighter, slimmer. According to the Bowtrol™ website, you can lose 4 to 8 pounds through colon cleanse alone. In addition, the fiber content of Bowtrol™ prolongs the feeling of satiety while also cutting back cravings.
Energizes the Body
When the body is not slowed down by toxin buildup, you feel lighter, more energized. The product contains powerful botanical essences that are proven effective in restoring energy and preventing fatigue.
Drawbacks of Bowtrol™
It’s not for Everyone
This product contains herbs with anthraquinone. This compound can aggravate certain diseases including ulcerative colitis, Cohn’s disease, severe hemorrhoids and heart conditions. People suffering from congestive heart failure, heart disease, severe anemia, abdominal hernia, gastrointestinal cancer, recent colon surgery, liver disease, or kidney disease should not take Bowtrol™.
In addition, pregnant women, nursing mothers, children and those suffering from chronic diseases should not take Bowtrol™.
There are cases wherein the active ingredients of Bowtrol™ caused drug interaction. These compounds may also interfere with the absorption of certain drugs or neutralize the potency of other medications. If you’re taking prescription meds, we suggest consulting your doctor first prior to taking Bowtrol™.
… But is it effective?
As a colon cleanser, Bowtrol™ works great at ridding the body of waste that may be harmful to the health. However, this product should be taken at recommended doses otherwise; it can cause various discomforts including severe stomach cramps and diarrhea.
Although marketed as a weight loss supplement, Bowtrol™ shouldn’t be taken solely to lose weight. This product does not induce weight loss through fat loss. It does not provide long-term weight loss because it only rids the body of water weight. Once you drink water or go back to your normal diet, you will gain the weight you lost from taking Bowtrol™.
It’s also worth noting that Bowtrol™ contains bentonite clay. Although bentonite clay is safe as a topical treatment, it’s not recommended to be ingested. The clay does not go through the same food and safety standards as other ingredients. There is no scientific evidence that could prove clay possesses health benefits when ingested.