Below we take an in-depth look at Ortis Pure Plan Detox to see whether this product will aid weight loss, or have any other benefits.
Ortis Pure Plan Detox is a detox drink that needs to be mixed with water. The product contains numerous diuretic and laxative ingredients. It is manufactured by Ortis Laboratories, who are owned by BBI Healthcare. BBI healthcare manufacturer a range of different health products and supplements under a number of different brand names, including Ortis, Lestrin, Gluco and Balance Activ. The company are based in Pencoed in Wales; they can be contacted using the information provided on the Ortis Health website, or the BBI Healthcare website.
Shake the bottle well from side to side before use.Every morning dilute 15ml into 1.5 litre of still mineral water and drink throughout the day. Repeat course every 3 months for optimum effect. Keep the bottle in the refrigerator after opening.
The manufacturer states that Ortis Pure Plan Detox contains plant extracts which;
Pureplan detox is available in a pleasant apple flavour and is a 10 day plan to help with the body’s detoxification and cleansing functions. It can be used to help kick start a healthy eating regime, or to cleanse your body after a period of over indulgence and to rid your body of impurities.
They also list the following product benefits:
The ingredients used in Ortis Pure Plan Detox are listed below. Some individual ingredient quantities are provided for this product, although not all dosages are listed. The doses given below are per 15 ml serving, which is to be diluted with water and drunk throughout the day.
The manufacturers claim that this product has no added sugar; this claim is misleading, as there are numerous ingredients that not only contain natural sugars, but are also high in sugar to the point where they are used as sugar substitutes. These include agave syrup, tapioca syrup and concentrated elderberry juice. Under UK law, this definition is legal, although still disappointing and somewhat misleading.
Fennel is a laxative, and so will cause increased bowel movements. Birch leaves, Dandelion, and green tea are all diuretic ingredients, and so could reduce bloating, leading to a slimmer silhouette. However, in general birch and dandelion will not aid weight loss.
Green tea contains catechins and caffeine, which both contribute to small increases in calorie burn, which can contribute to weight loss.
The other ingredients will not aid weight loss, but have a range of other benefits; not all have been tested in clinical trials, but many have a strong history of use in herbal medicine.
Birch leaves, artichoke and dandelion appear to act as a diuretic, and so will cause increased urination. Their use can also lead to dehydration which causes other side effects, including headaches. Serious dehydration is very dangerous, and so consumers should ensure that they drink plenty of water whilst taking this product. Fennel is a laxative, and so will cause increased bowel movements. Its use could also cause loose stools, diarrhoea, stomach cramps and severe dehydration. With this mix of laxative and diuretic ingredients, dehydration is a real concern. This product should not be taken for more than two weeks at a time; long term use of laxative products can cause dependency, as the walls of the bowel are weakened and need to be artificially stimulated.
In general, side effects of a detox are temporary, and will only last whilst the product is being used. Side effects can be minimised by drinking plenty of water throughout the day (rather than a large amount all at once).
Perhaps the most serious worry of using laxative and diuretic products is that they can cause an electrolyte imbalance in the body. Calcium, chlorine, magnesium, phosphate, potassium, and sodium are all obtained from fluids, supplements, and foods, but increasing fluid output can decrease their levels in the body- even sweating due to exercise can significantly lower electrolyte levels. Side effects of low levels of electrolytes include muscle cramps, dizziness, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, trembling, muscle weakness, and stiff or aching joints. In the most severe cases, more serious symptoms can occur, such as low blood pressure, tachycardia (rapid heart rate), sunken eyes, confusion or loss of consciousness for even a brief moment, and poor skin elasticity. If any of these occur, a medical professional should be consulted immediately.
The green tea used in this product may contain naturally occurring caffeine. Consuming large quantities of caffeine can lead to headaches, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, increased urination, dehydration, jitteriness, dizziness and insomnia. Green tea can also cause constipation.
Meadowsweet can cause stomach complaints, nausea, skin rashes and even lung tightness. Because it contains salicylates, which are similar to aspirin, consumers who are allergic to aspirin could also be allergic to this ingredient.
Not recommended for those sensitive to salicylated derivatives. Do not exceed the stated daily dose. Keep out of the reach of children under the age of 18. Not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women. ‘The colour, smell and taste may vary but will have no effect on the efficacy, this is due to the natural characteristics of the ingredients.’
There are several customer reviews for this product on the Holland and Barrett website:
Fantastic way to kick start your body into gear, you really do feel better from the inside out! I’ve done this detox twice and am about to do it for the third time. I’ve recommended this to 5 people all whom have had brilliant results. If you want to give your body a great boost – this is a great way to start.
Have used this before & cant wait to get back on it after xmas. helped a lot & gives you energy too
I have used this product a handful of times: usually times of the year where I feel like I have over indulged and suffering from bloating. It’s a 10 day course, and drinking it dilute, it obviously encourages you to drink more water. You are also encouraged to skip caffeine alcohol and meat while on the course. Obviously taking these steps alone would probably see some health benefits, so I’m not entirely sure how much good the product itself if doing. That being said, whenever I have been on the course, I have found I have more energy and it does go someway to alleviate the bloating. I am shopping around for an alternative product to see if I can get any better (or worse) results, which may result in having a little more confidence in the product.
Birch leaves, artichoke, dandelion and caffeine are all diuretic ingredients, and so may reduce bloating. However, it will not have any impact upon fat stored in the body, and can dehydrate the consumer. These ingredients can cause the impression of immediate weight loss, as the consumer will lose some water weight when initially taking this product.
Green tea is the only actual weight loss aid used in this detox cordial, but the dose is much lower than clinical trials would recommend.
Ortis Pure Plan Detox is sold exclusively through Holland and Barrett. The product is listed on the official Ortis website, but there is no shop option, and the website leads customers back to the Holland and Barrett website. A single bottle of 150 ml (10 servings) costs £14.29.
This product is available from Holland and Barrett, both online and in stores. Holland and Barrett stores are widespread across the UK.There are numerous delivery options for customers ordering online. Standard delivery costs £2.99 or is free on orders of £20 or more. Next day delivery costs £4.49. International delivery costs £6.95, with the delivery typically arriving within 10 days of the order. Holland and Barrett often offer lower prices on their delivery options, or offer free delivery.
Holland and Barrett do not offer a money-back guarantee on their products. Customers who purchase in store will have the returns terms and conditions detailed on their receipt. Customers who purchase through the official website can only return unopened, faulty products. They need to contact the company through the details provided on the official website, and then send the product to the returns address, also provided on the official website.
Overall, we feel that Ortis Pure Plan Detox should not be described or used as a weight loss aid. The product is a detox aid; some of the ingredients benefit the body in general, supposedly improving the complexion, killing bad bacteria and reducing inflammation and gas. However, there are also a lot of diuretic ingredients and some laxative ingredients; these will give the impression of weight loss by removing water weight and waste matter from the body, and may give the consumer a slimmer silhouette, but they do not affect fat mass at all, and have a number of different side effects associated with their use that makes them unsuitable for long term use.
The product contains numerous sources of sugar despite claims that it contains no added sugars. A single bottle of Ortis Pure Plan Detox will provide 10 days’ worth of use; because of the laxative and diuretic ingredients, this is a good sized bottle, as customers will not be left with excess amounts that cannot be used immediately for health reasons. The product is available exclusively from Holland and Barrett. Whilst this means it is widely available in the UK, it also means that the product is not covered by a money back guarantee.
Overall, we would not recommend Ortis Pure Plan Detox to our readers. It is not a weight loss aid, and the manufacturer’s suggestion that it can be used to help kick-start a healthy eating regime or to cleanse your body after a period of over indulgence (inferring that it will cause weight loss) is less than ideal.
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