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Has anyone tried BPC? Does this cleanse/detox program work?

Asked by davidk (1422points) March 15th, 2010

BPC (Blueprint Cleanse) claims that ”[it] will gently rid your body of impurities, regain an alkaline balance and normalize digestion and metabolism.”

I already have been juicing for a year and have noticed marked cognitive improvements, but the lower GI bloated feeling remains.

If anyone has tried BPC and is willing to share, I’d really appreciate it before I commit to spending the kind of money this program involves.

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drhat77's avatar

Be very careful with anything that has severe intake restrictions or tells you to consume a lot of one thing. I’d discuss it with a doctor or nutritionist, especially if you have any underlying medical problems.

dpworkin's avatar

Your body does a fine job of ridding itself of impurities unless you have some kind of metabolic problem which requires treatment. Everything else is just bullshit and could be harmful.

jaytkay's avatar

It does an excellent job cleaning out your wallet.

davidk's avatar

Thanks, Great Answers to all above who have responded so far.
@drhat77 I will be careful. My nutritionist actually recommended this cleanse. It seems, though, that nutritionist’s opinions on this sort of thing vary greatly.
@dpworkin Thanks, my friend, for the warning.
@jaytkay It sure is expensive. And I just read that part of the program involves “colonic irrigation”...this can’t be a good experience.

jaytkay's avatar

A legit nutritionist will not recommend a “cleanse product”.

CMaz's avatar

Eat some fresh whole jalapeno peppers.

Your system will clean out just fine.

drhat77's avatar

@jaytkay I’d let a nutritionist weigh in on that. Moving all the stool out of the colon is not a bad thing necessarily, it’s done every time someone needs a colonoscopy. it’s just hideously uncomfortable, and if done wrong, it can throw electrolytes into imbalance, and land a healthy person in the ICU or even cause their heart to stop.

It’s also bizarrely in vogue, and expensive, and you’ve probably got tons of fly-by-night operations out there that may be okay or may be very dangerous.

jaytkay's avatar

This isn’t about colonoscopy.

It’s about persuading people they’re full of imaginary “toxins” and charging them $75/day, for several days in a row, for watered down juice.

drhat77's avatar

You’re right and unless there’s evidence it works I’d never recommend it. But if someone wants to anyway they should be aware of safety concerns.

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