Hi again David
I sent you an email last week and never heard back so I wanted to try you again. My company, DrNatura would love for you to try a free Colonix product so you can test it out and let the readers of Science-Based Pharmacy know what you think. We sell this product mainly through our website and in some retail locations for $60 dollars, but I’d be happy to send it to you right away at no charge. The Colonix Program is a way to reclaim your body’s natural ability to cleanse and detoxify while retuning to a balanced state of health.
I’ve put together this microsite for you to share any or all of the content with your readers – there are tips, symptoms and testimonials about Colonix and DrNatura:
If you are interested in trying the product, please let me know and I’ll get it right out to you. If you are able to post a mention or tweet, it would go a long way to help get the word out about this great product, so please let me know.
Thank you so much,
I’ll pass on the generous offer of a sample. In order to give a science-based review of any detox kit, we need to look at the science, and not rely on testimonials.
Demonstrating the efficacy of a detox kit should be straightforward:
- Tell us what the toxins are
- Provide evidence these toxins are causing harm
- Demonstrate your detox kit actually removes these toxins
- Demonstrate we’re healthier because of it
Unfortunately, detox kit manufacturers don’t answer these simple questions. Why? Because detox isn’t about removing toxins at all. Detox is a marketing slogan that feeds a conscious or subconscious need for purification or cleansing.
Detox kits were the second topic I covered when I started this blog. When I first encountered these products in the pharmacy I was baffled. Who would buy these products? Then I read the ads – and I started wondering if I needed a detox. Do I ever feel fatigued? Yes! Tired? Yes! Bloated? Yes! But who doesn’t feel vague, non-specific unpleasant symptoms now and then?
Take a look at the site for Colonix. No scientific evidence of benefit is provided, just lots of vague claims and testimonials. It looks just like every other detox product you see on a pharmacy’s shelves.
Unfortunately, there’s no scientific evidence that a product that you can buy off the shelf will “cleanse” your bad lifestyle choices. Some argue that these kits do little harm, and may offer psychological benefit to people looking to make a break from what they acknowledge wasn’t healthy. But the idea that health and dietary mistakes can simply be flushed away by taking a detox product is misleading. The best way to avoid these problems? Avoid them in the first place.
I continue to stand behind my previous evaluation of detox kits: their effects at cleansing seem restricted to the contents of your wallet. If anyone advises your to try a detox kit, ask the four questions above. Demand scientific evidence, and not testimonials, for the health products you buy.