Top
30
Doctor insights on: Advocare Cleanse Reviews

Share
1

1
If you have cirrhosis, can using the Advocare cleanse be helpful?

If you have cirrhosis, can using the Advocare cleanse be helpful?

STOP...Don't do it!: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" answer to your question. There is virtually no value to liver flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste" or for weight loss. There are few real health benefits but significant unjustified risk. Don't use cleanser please unless prescribed. ...Read more

3

3
I was on the Advocare 24 day cleanse and apparently conceived mid cleanse, unknowingly. Have I risked my baby's development?!

I was on the Advocare 24 day cleanse and apparently conceived mid cleanse, unknowingly. Have I risked my baby's development?!

Not likely but...: Not likely, but I have had two patients who did the Advocare cleanse and experienced an increase in liver enzymes on blood testing. An increase in those enzymes is a strong indication that their livers were stressed while doing the cleanse. I do not recommend it.
...Read more

4

4
I'm doing the advocare 10 day cleanse for 4 days now & the whole time I've felt nauseas & headaches that won't go away. Should I stop the cleanse?

I'm doing the advocare 10 day cleanse for 4 days now & the whole time I've felt nauseas & headaches that won't go away. Should I stop the cleanse?

No "cleansing" need: Normal human's have self-clearing (like self-cleaning) intestinal tracts. After a person eats, the food is processed and moved along from the stomach all the way to her anus, without any help or interference from him. If a person is eating a healthy, balanced diet, no colon cleansing is needed. Such cleansing is unnatural. But, it is ok to occasionally use laxative help to get rid of constipation. ...Read more

5

5
If you have cirrhosis of the liver can using Advocare cleanse be helpful?

If you have cirrhosis of the liver can using Advocare cleanse be helpful?

No: Avoid. There is no such way to cleanse the liver. These products are not proven and unregulated. You put yourself at risk by using ...Read more

6

6
Is it safe to try the 24 day Advocare cleanse if you have high blood pressure?

Is it safe to try the 24 day Advocare cleanse if you have high blood pressure?

It should be fine.: My common sense advice is not to take ur BP and cholesterol meds at the same time as the cleansing agent. Perhaps spacing them apart by 6-8 hours to prevent malabsorption of ur meds. Best wishes! ...Read more

7

7
I'm doing Advocare 24 day cleanse challenge. Yesterday I had the symptoms of a yeast infection. Very itchy and minor discharge. Never had one. Help!

I'm doing Advocare 24 day cleanse challenge. Yesterday I had the symptoms of a yeast infection. Very itchy and minor discharge. Never had one. Help!

Possible yeast infec: You may have a yeast infection, however other vaginal infections can cause similar symptoms. You can try an over the counter cream such as Monistat but if the symptoms don't improve you should see your doctor to be properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

8

8
I take generic Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 15 mil once a day is it safe to do the Advocare 24 day cleanse challenge?

I take generic Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR 15 mil once a day is it safe to do the Advocare 24 day cleanse challenge?

Too much: Controversy surrounding this company's products online and not enough info on what it contains too make any clinical recommendations. Sorry. Personally. I would avoid it. Best wishes. ...Read more

9

9
Is it safe to take the typhoid fever vaccine pills while doing the Advocare 10 day cleanse?

Is it safe to take the typhoid fever vaccine pills while doing the Advocare 10 day cleanse?

No it is not safe: Oral Typhoid Vaccine is live attenuated Bacteria wchich works by getting absorped from the intestines and Advocare clense stage you use glorified laxatives and that will interfere with the vaccine absorption and the vaccine may not be completely effective
Not a good idea. If you have to have vaccine get injectable vaccine ...Read more

11

11
I take wellbutrin (bupropion) and I'm on a vitamin cleanse Advocare 24 day challenge. Can the herbal and vitamin supplements stop my wellbutrin (bupropion) from working?

I take wellbutrin (bupropion) and I'm on a vitamin cleanse Advocare 24 day challenge. Can the herbal and vitamin supplements stop my wellbutrin (bupropion) from working?

Not likely: The herbal parts of this regimen seem to include milk thistle, echinacea, and astragalus -- none of which should cause a problem with wellbutrin (bupropion). If you're also taking the fiber part of this plan, I suggest taking that separately from your medication so that absorption is as good as possible. ...Read more

12

12
I get anxiety attacks and heart palputations and my chest hurts after I drink caffiene. : (is it safe for me to take the Advocare 10 day cleanse?

I get anxiety attacks and heart palputations and my chest hurts after I drink caffiene. : (is it safe for me to take the Advocare 10 day cleanse?

Cleanse: Why do you think you won't get anxiety attacks when you start 'cleansing'? These things basically are diarrhea inducing agents, so when you start this you may trigger off anxiety or palpitations or both. It likely won't be dangerous but you are likely to react with anxiety. Another point is, there is no solid evidence that these 'cleanses' do anything really positive for you health wise. ...Read more

13

13
Is it safe to take an antibiotic for strep throat with Advocare herbal cleanse pack?

Is it safe to take an antibiotic for strep throat with Advocare herbal cleanse pack?

Recommend against: This. Cleansers can pull out toxins from tissues overly rapidly. This can make you feel ill. If you already have a bacterial infection and you add mobilized toxins to this mixture - you can seriously harm your health. ...Read more

14

14
I started the 24 day challenge w/advocare on the 1st, thinking it would help clean me out, but I haven't had a bm in almost 2 days now. Help!

I started the 24 day challenge w/advocare on the 1st, thinking it would help clean me out, but I haven't had a bm in almost 2 days now. Help!

Stop: Why are you trying to 'clean (yourself) out? Your body does this perfectly normally without help. That is what the colon does for a living. You can change your bowel flora with what you eat. Try cultured yogurt (non-pasteurized) three times a day. Lactobacillus or bifidobacterium will make your stools look like a breast-fed baby's. Read about what pt barnum said. ...Read more

15

15
I am wondering about advocare. I went to a mixer tonight and I am curious on if this option would be a healthy addition to my exercise regimen.?

I am wondering about advocare. I went to a mixer tonight and I am curious on if this option would be a healthy addition to my exercise regimen.?

Not sure: It depends on what you would be taking, and how you would be using the products. You can most likely buy the different vitamin formulations and energy bars at your local health food store. I've seen several nutritional multi-level marketing companies like this over the years. People usually pay quite a bit by the time they are done. You can get good nutritional supplements on your own. ...Read more

16

16
Is Advocare spark safe?

Is Advocare spark safe?

Discuss with your Doc: This preparation contains 120 mg of caffeine and many vitamins and minerals. Not knowing your general health status or medications that you take, I think it would be best for you to discuss this with your family physician and bring a bottle of it in with you to his office so that he knows exactly what is in it. If he or she tells you that it's safe make sure you stick within the guidelines of how many per day he or she allows you to have. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

17

17
Can you take Advocare diet on Methadone?

Can you take Advocare diet on Methadone?

No contraindication: Any change in lifestyle can place a stress on ones life, including the start if a new diet. As long as you deal with the stress of the new diet, and do not relapse into using illegal drugs to cope, then it is fine. If you include the doctor in your healthy living/diet plans, then it would be even better. Best wishes. ...Read more

18

18
What are the recommended snacks for Advocare?

What are the recommended snacks for Advocare?

Advocare snack ideas: Here are a few examples: Sweet potato chips, Zucchini chips, guacamole deviled eggs, celery sticks with almond butter, apple slices with peanut butter, carrot sticks with hummus. Your goal is to avoid processed foods, fried foods, or candy. Good luck. ...Read more

19

19
Can you take Suboxone while doing Advocare diet?

Can you take Suboxone while doing Advocare diet?

I wouldn't: The Advocare diet is extremely stressful. You need to find ways in your life to decrease your stress so you don't relapse. ...Read more

20

20
Is Advocare products effective for safe use (24 day challenge)?

Is Advocare products effective for safe use (24 day challenge)?

Can't know for sure: It is not a good idea to take anything with "health claims" or "medical claims" that is not an fda approved drug, because non-approved drugs and treatments may or may not have correct ingredients, and may or may not have pure ingredients. Also, the advertised effects may or may not occur in humans, plus the side effects are usually uncertain and unadvertised. It's safest to avoid marketing hype. ...Read more

22

22
I am dieting and was wondering about trying this nutrition diet plan known as Advocare. I wanted to know I'd this is healthy to take?

I am dieting and was wondering about trying this nutrition diet plan known as Advocare. I wanted to know I'd this is healthy to take?

Probably okay: I have looked at their products and they seem like a reasonable option. Be aware that they are a multilevel marketing company so they will probably want you to become a distributor. Research has shown that Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig are the most reliable companies in the US to assist with weight loss. ...Read more

23

23
What are your thoughts on Kyani? Plexus? Advocare? Are they really as beneficial as they're said to be? What would be an affordable alternative?

What are your thoughts on Kyani? Plexus? Advocare? Are they really as beneficial as they're said to be? What would be an affordable alternative?

They all "work": To some degree partly because they have your interest at first as something new and this causes a change in lifestyle... but usually only for a short time. It really "works" for those who actively sell it and recruit more sellers/users. My advice is to enroll in a medically supervised program using the help of a Dietician and commit to a major lifestyle change. Eliminate all refined carbs... ...Read more

24

24
My husband started using Advocare products and his moods seem different than normal plus he has more headaches. Could Advocare cause these changes?

My husband started using Advocare products and his moods seem different than normal plus he has more headaches. Could Advocare cause these changes?

Its possible: There have been several controvertial issues/reports regarding these products. I would stop them for a week or so and see if mood and headaches improve. If both issues return after restarting then I think you have your answer. ...Read more

25

25
On max phase of advocare (14th day), my wife has on-going BM's from that time that are excessive and painful, could this be caused by the pill packet?

On max phase of advocare (14th day), my wife has on-going BM's from that time that are excessive and painful, could this be caused by the pill packet?

Possible: Possibly the result of the pill, but only if the pill was a recent addition. I would talk to the prescribing doctor for additional recommendations, such as whether to stop the med or change it. I hope she is feeling better soon. ...Read more

26

26
I am currently on my 6th day of the advocare challenge. I am experiencing pain in my lower left back and URU symptoms. I am drinking 60-80 oz. Daily.?

I am currently on my 6th day of the advocare challenge. I am experiencing pain in my lower left back and URU symptoms. I am drinking 60-80 oz. Daily.?

Diet products: Advocare diet program is not for everyone--did you check with your doctor before starting? To see if it was safe for you? -some of the bowel cleansing products can be harsh on your system. Giving you bowel cramps with referred pain to your back. I do think that a well thought out diet program is very helpful for your weight management, but you should check with your doctor for the right program ...Read more

27

27
Is Advocare side effect swelling?

Is Advocare side effect swelling?

If you've developed: Swelling on this 28 day cleansing protocol - then something may be amiss. You might want to check with your physician. ...Read more

28

28
Can Advocare MNSmax 3 cause chest pains?

Can Advocare MNSmax 3 cause chest pains?

Yes: Diet pills and other nutrition products have been associated with numerous cardiac side-effects like chest pain, irregular heart rhythms, increased blood pressure and even heart failure. ...Read more

29

29
Advocare diet is it safe to use on methadone?

Advocare diet is it safe to use on methadone?

No contraindication: Any change in lifestyle can place a stress on ones life, including the start if a new diet. As long as you deal with the stress of the new diet, and do not relapse into using illegal drugs to cope, then it is fine. If you include the doctor in your healthy living/diet plans, then it would be even better. Best wishes. ...Read more

30

30
What are normal Advocare catalyst side effects?

Why have side: Effects??? DO NOT USE! My opinion only!

Dr Z ...Read more