Probiotics used in the Philosophie Cleanse
Our 5 day and 14 day cleanse includes "cleansing pills" each day, twice a day. In case you're wondering what's inside those pills, here's more info for you.
We include 2 pills a day to improve digestion and keep things "moving" in a healthy way. These pills are from our lovely friends at Garden of Life and are their Raw Probiotic product, which I use personally. They have a women's formula and a men's.
Although more research is needed, there's encouraging evidence that probiotics may help:
- Treat diarrhea, especially following treatment with certain antibiotics
- Prevent and treat vaginal yeast infections and urinary tract infections
- Treat irritable bowel syndrome
- Reduce bladder cancer recurrence
- Speed treatment of certain intestinal infections
- Prevent and treat eczema in children
- Prevent or reduce the severity of colds and flu
Side effects are rare, and most healthy adults can safely add foods and supplements that contain probiotics to their diet. If you're considering taking supplements, check with your doctor to be sure that they're right for you. (info from the Mayo Clinic)
Both the 5 and 14 cleanses are excellent choices for anyone trying to lose a few pounds, gain more energy and just FEEL BETTER. If you've never done a cleanse before, I suggest doing the 5 day just so you can see how great (and easy!) it truly is. I created it specifically so you EAT REAL (tasty!) FOOD, not so you deprive yourself of beautiful, nourishing nutrients. The cleanse is completely gluten-free, vegetarian and has an abundance of superfoods. It's completely caffeine-free. If weight-loss is your goal, you can expect to lose between 5-8 lbs on the 5 day and between 6-15 lbs on the 14 day cleanse. If you want to experiment with gluten-free, sugar-free or vegetarian eating, the 14 day cleanse is a great option for you. Please let me know if you have any questions whatsoever, I'm here to help make this cleanse YOUR best possible experience!