disclaimer: I am not paid for this review.
so, going into a competition I would never dream of doing a cleanse. I am a natural athlete with UFE and I have never and would never “cheat”. However I am going into a photoshoot with Rick Oliver and I am not on point from where I would like to be. I have been stressed out about this photo shoot since I decided to do it and I decided that as part of my peak week I would try a cleanse. Going with my “body is a science experiment”. Rick generally shoots physique and bodybuilders and I am a little tiny fitness / bikini model who loves to lift heavy and who also loves that I’m “trim”. So. Last week I decided to try out a cleanse.
So. Not a whole lot went into this. I will not do a “juice cleanse”. I also will not starve myself for anybody. I work out 6-7 days a week at 5 am and I love that I lift heavy. Getting ready for a competition is hard work and adds stress to your body. While I want to look fabulous in my pictures I do not want to do a full competition prep – I just want to be “photoshoot ready”. So, I decided to search for an easy to use cleans product.
I am doing a daily detailed review because while I found some great reviews of this product most were through people trying to sell it or Kaizen themselves.
Where I got it.
I bought this at www.supplementsource.ca which is a london (home town) based company. They had 2 cleanse products and this is the one I chose.
Off the point comment
Canada post is having major issues with finances. Even though I drive past the supplement source website on my way home there is no pick up option. Canada post picked up my order on the 11th, drove it to Mississauga to be processed and then drove it back to be delivered on the 14th. Ya, there are some major issues in canada post. \
Kaizen is essentially a natural herbal remedy with a diuretic and a cleanser. You eat healthy and for the first two days you take the CLEANSE liquid detox purifier twice a day and for 7 days you take the overnight “diuretic”. (They call it something else… whatever). So its now day 1
Did a heavy leg day at the gym followed by 1.5 hours of pampering at the salon! Came home to begin my cleanse.
Instructions say to have the first cleanse with 8-10 oz of water after b-fast. I was a little late on that and poured green sludge cleanse liquid into my giant 1.6 litre water bottle and downed it. Tasted like crap regadless of the label which reads naturally flavored apple / lemon. No worries. Drank it up. Ate normal all day. Spinach and chicken salad for lunch, tilapia and b-sprouts for dinner and sesame seed snack this aft.
Around 8PM I took second cleanse shot. It had tasted sooooo awful drink one I seriously plugged my nose and took it as a shot. Taste is way better.
The Gross stuff.
This is supposed to clean out your kidneys, liver and refresh your skin. I have pooped a few times today but not like I have pooped more like…. I went poo a lil bit a few times (TMI I know.).
According to instructions I take 5 of the detox / cleanse (re: diuretic) pills tonight and see what happens. Tomorrow I begin my water load and do my last major all over body deplete workout.
Status as of this afternoon: