There is a school of thought that claims the end justifies the means. In some ways quacks that sell phony colon cleansers see themselves as the great equalizers of a society that has collectively become so overweight and comfortable that it requires special supplementation to clean out colons that are being impacted with fecal matter not pushed out during regular bowel movements. Some claim that what they sell is not so much the actual herbage but instead the psychological wellbeing that comes from believing that you did something healthy and good for your body. The latter case of course refers to the placebo effect which has a very true and very real place in American medicine. You can, and in some cases should, be made to believe beyond doubt that what you are doing for your body is healthy and beneficial and quite frequently your body will follow your mind.
Yet this line of reasoning falters at the doorstep of the individual racked by pain and seriousness illness whose condition is made worse by the supplementation provided by a scrupulous dealer of herbal treatments that may have little if any health benefits but instead factor in the decline of health and also the overall quality of life such an individual experiences. Of course, in a day and age where Americans have the wealth to purchase health preserving, maintaining, and perhaps even inducing supplements and the time and leisure to shop for such products, it is only par for the course to find the number of fake and harmful colon cleanser to expand exponentially.
The dangers of purchasing an herbal supplement that will not provide the benefits it claims to accomplish are very real and here are some warning signs that you as the buyer must beware:
- Are studies referenced that do not mention the locations or names of the laboratories? Sometimes companies try to get around this by offering you this information upon request, but if you really consider that any company standing behind its product would be more than happy to provide addresses, phone numbers and any other info pertaining to such studies to anyone and everyone.
- Do the claims made on the website sound too good to be true? Does the colon cleanser claim to cure weight loss, weight gain, diarrhea, constipation, oily skin and dry skin, and a host of contradictory conditions? Remember that if it sounds too good to be true, it is!
- Do not purchase from a seller who uses urban legends to validate the needs for a colon cleanser. Any bit of false information you spot on a website is more than likely just the bit you caught and there is more that you might not have noticed.
- Beware of manufacturers and sellers who will actively counsel you against seeking help and advice from a medical professional by creating an “us versus them” theme for their pitch. Claiming that the medical profession is jealous, closed minded, and perhaps even envious of the discoveries made away from the money hungry pharmaceutical companies, you are supposed to leave common sense behind and no longer talk to your doctor. Run and do not buy!