This supplement comes with the advice to adopt a healthy eating plan and cut out alcohol, sugar, red meat and chocolate while following at least a 15-day detox and this will probably help you feel better and lose some weight. However, detoxing by eating a healthy eating diet is not the same as taking a strong laxative/ diuretic like this supplement.
According to medical opinion, detox supplements are dangerous to health.
The idea that toxins build up in the body is not founded in scientific fact because our bodies can filter out and eliminate most ingested toxins via the liver and kidneys.
British organisation Sense About Science described body cleansing as “a waste of time and money” and all medical opinion is united in this opinion.
There can be health risks with taking laxatives and diuretics. It can lead to dehydration and if taken for too long your body can become dependent on laxatives.
New Nordic is a well-known Swedish supplements company. We have covered New Nordic supplements before, most notably Kilo Trim an appetite suppressant that we rejected
New Nordic Biofirm is made in Sweden so has the perfect credentials for a detox supplement! Although the Scandinavian image may have taken a bashing with all those dark crime dramas on TV, many of us regard this region as being a place where people know about good health and cleanliness!
New Nordic Biofirm is a detox supplement that you take for cleansing and the idea is that it will eliminate waste. The supplement contains laxatives and diuretics (ingredients to make you urinate). In addition, it includes herbs, plants and a stimulant. All ingredients are derived from natural products.
Chicory root, a natural laxative is the principle ingredient and other plant extracts include dandelion, asparagus and nettle, which are all well known as diuretics.
It also contains Psyllium husk, which also has a laxative effect and is an ingredient found in OTC laxatives including Fybogel.
With this ingredient profile, it sounds like you are likely to be spending a lot more time in the bathroom!
New Nordic Biofirm also contains Citrus Aurantium – an orange peel derivative that can cause increased heart rate and blood pressure so will not suit everyone. It may have a slight appetite reducing effect because it may increase adrenaline making you feel too stressed to eat.
Taking a supplement to increase bowel movements and urination is not good for health yet is all part of the idea of detoxing which ironically is supposed to provide you with a variety of health benefits.
Many of us detox in the mistaken idea it is cleansing and good for health. Removing so-called toxins from your body is said to “energise” your liver, cleanse your colon and improve general vitality.