Mega Cleanse Plus is a colon cleanser marketed by Crystal Labs Ltd. The company is based in Nevada, USA. All sales are made via the official website, but as soon as visitors land on the homepage they are presented with a nice big sign-up box for a “Trial Order”.
We’ve seen this sort of thing so many times before we skipped the picture of the bikini-clad maiden with the big promises floating next to her chest:
- Helps flatulence & gas
- Reduce bloating & pains
- Eliminates bacteria build-up
- Helps with water retention
We scrolled down the page to the small print. We knew what we were looking for and we found it. All the evidence was there in black and white. Yes folks, in case you haven’t guessed, Mega Cleanse plus appears to be just another product being used to hook innocent dieters into the automated billing scam.
What is the Automated Billing Scam & how does it Work?
In all cases the products used in the automated billing scam are only available from the manufacturer’s website. The only problem is it is impossible to just buy them and try them—and there is no (obvious) mention of the price. All there is a sign-up form for a free trial, but customers are expected to pay a small charge for postage. This means customers must provide their card details and the moment they order the trial bottle they have been duped into enrolling into an automated billing and ordering cycle.
Taken from the small print at the bottom of the Mega Cleanse Plus sales page:
|“If you do not cancel, in writing, before the end of the 14-day trial use period, you will be charged the full £89.00 retail purchase price for the Product received (i.e., to your credit/debit card on file) and you will be automatically enrolled for a Subscription.”|
*Many customers have fallen for this and filed complains about the company.*
What is Mega Cleanse Plus and What Does it Do?
Mega Cleanse Plus is a colon cleansing product in capsule form. Colon cleansers are designed to purge the intestines of fecal matter and ensure deposits are not allowed to build up in the intestines and become breeding grounds for bacteria.
Possible indications of such a buildup can include:
- Low energy levels/fatigue
- Water retention
- Irregular bowel movement
- Bloating/stomach pains
On a less obvious level such build-ups can result in:
- Impaired digestion
- Poor nutrient absorption
- Bacterial build up in the gastrointestinal tract
Certainly good reasons to cleanse the colon, but Crystal Labs provide a few more (highly unlikely) promises to encourage customers to sign up for the free trial.
- Tighter abs
- Firmer bum
- Thinner legs
The Mega Cleanse Plus website provides no information about how the capsules are supposed to make any of this possible.
Each (2 capsule) serving provides 900mg of a proprietary blend that contains unspecified quantities of the following ingredients: Aloe vera (leaf), White oak (bark), Slippery elm (bark), Blue vervain (herb), Genfan (root), Psylium (husk), Senna (leaf), Golden Seal (root)
Without any inclusion rates to go by it’s hard to say how the blend will perform, but it does not look particularly promising.
All of the ingredients are allegedly capable of working on the gut in a variety of different ways. Aloe vera and senna are probably the most promising inclusions, but both ingredients have been linked to side effects, as have all of the other ingredients. Needless to say this only makes the lack of inclusion rates all the more worrying.
Mega Cleanse Plus Customer Feedback
One comment says it all, but plenty of customers are saying the same thing:
Mega Cleanse Plus Side Effects & Health Issues
Aloe vera has been known to cause stomach cramps and diarrhea. Senna leaf can also present problems. The American Herbal Products Association warns against long-term use of senna leaf, and suggests senna leaf products be labeled, “Do not use this product if you have abdominal pain or diarrhea. Consult a healthcare provider prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing. Discontinue use in the event of diarrhea or watery stools. Do not exceed recommended dose. Not for long-term use.”
The other ingredients can also be problematic, and golden seal should always be avoided by pregnant and nursing mothers because it contains a chemical that may cause brain damage in newborn infants.
The Bottom Line
Mega Cleanse Plus is a potentially dangerous concoction that is marketed in the shadiest of ways. It’s also a ridiculously expensive product that doesn’t appear to have many redeeming features at all so let’s not beat around the bush. Everything anyone needs to know about Mega Cleanse Plus can be summed up in three short words: DO NOT BUY!