Arbonne® Essentials 7-Day Body Cleanse

OK, so here’s the embarrassing truth. I’m doing this 7-day cleanse using Arbonne® Essentials 7-Day Body Cleanse. I’m on day four. You don’t have to fast while using the supplement, but it’s recommended that you forgo caffeine and sweets. I’m still drinking my morning java, and I do partake of a few sweet morsels, but I am watching it and am eating more fresh fruits and veggies, watching portion sizes, and eating three meals plus two healthy snacks in between each day. I would give you a link detailed information but, sadly, there is none – not even on Arbonne’s site. That’s disappointing.

The box comes with seven one-ounce bottles of liquid supplement that they suggest adding to 32 ounces of water at the start of your day to drink throughout the day, shaking before each drink. I don’t have a 32-ounce shakable water bottle, so I just add half the bottle to a 20 ounce glass of ice water twice throughout the day and stir before each guzzle. Yes, I’ve found that sipping is not the way to go with this stuff. Take a guzzle each time while holding your breath, then let out a big AHHHH as if you’ve just done a shot of tequila afterwards. It really helps!

The other recommendation is that you stay close to a toilet. Good thing I work from home! Any of my co-workers reading, you may have noticed a few more breaks noted on Skype than normal. :) (TMI) I was down 1.5 pounds from Monday morning as of this morning, but I’ve had three brownies since last night and too many chips, salsa, & sour cream this afternoon. Oops! I wonder where I can squeeze in a workout?

Since there was no detailed information to be found, and I still can’t believe there wasn’t even so much as a pamphlet with my order, I researched each ingredient separately. I’ll list them below with a word or two describing each, but you can search the internet for full descriptions if you want.

Full Body Cleansing Blend Ingredients

Senna Leaf – laxative – In many OTC laxatives!
Astragalus – anti-aging properties (if you search nothing else, search this one for interesting stuff)
Fucoidan – flavor
Rhubarb root – purgative
Psyllium husk – GI transit aid
Milk thistle – used against poisoning
Agave – fiber
Inulin – prebiotic fiber
Aloe Vera – digestive aid
Nettle – fiber
Chlorella – detoxifier
Blue green algae/Spirulina – blood health benefits
Red marine algae – vitamins & protein
Cascara sagrada – laxative – Also in many OTC laxatives!
Buckthorn – purgative
Slippery elm – soothes digestive tract
Meadowsweet – treat diarrhea

Superfood Antioxident Blend

Juice powders of the following:
Grape
Orange
Pineapple
Grapefruit
Blueberry
Passion fruit
Carrot
Mango
Kiwi
Cranberry

Hmmm… Maybe next month I’ll eat plenty of the above fruits (carrot is the oddball in that mix of fruits), lots of fiber-rich foods, yogurt, and take Senokot® daily for seven days and compare the results (including price). I’m not knocking anyone’s business. Please don’t get me wrong. I do, however, believe the price is jacked up too much for the passing Casey Customer who doesn’t buy an annual membership to Arbonne for a 20% (I believe) discount. Nevertheless, I did buy it because I’ve been curious about this whole cleansing idea and the fact that you don’t have to fast while using this one. At the very least, no one will be able to tell me I’m full of crap anymore. :D (Expletive deleted to maintain G rating!)

4/8/11 Update: Mixing half an instant sugar-free flavored drink single packet (I like raspberry) to the water as well helps a lot!

23 comments

  1. AdrienneM · April 7, 2011

    Hi there! Found your blog from a google search as I am attempting the Arbonne 7-day cleanse. Thanks for the post!

  2. Tyra · April 7, 2011

    Hi Sheila – I was wondering how the Arbonne cleanse finished up for you. I’m just starting one (soon) Thanks, Tyra in Wisconsin tyraleilopez@gmail.com if you’d like to reply.

    • zachner · April 7, 2011

      Honestly, I’m not sure if it’s mind over matter or if the cost is worth it. The “matter” that leaves your body certainly leaves you feeling better, but I really can’t say for sure if the other ingredients had any other benefits to everything inside. Perhaps if I had followed immediately with a better diet in general and stuck with it, I would have been better off. That’s the key here. What you put in your body in the first place has a HUGE effect on your health and how you feel. So that’s my advice if you’re going to do the Arbonne 7-day cleanse. Stick to it and then don’t fall back into old bad eating habits afterward.

  3. Tracy Hackworth-Cowley · April 7, 2011

    Started using today, and to be honest, I feel pretty crummy. I feel weak and almost fluish. I really didn’t expect to feel anything until a few days into it.

    • Mel · April 7, 2011

      I kind of feel the same way :\ Good to know it is not just me!

      • Danie · April 7, 2011

        My 1st 2 days on the cleanse I felt like I was coming down with the flu, as well…I did’t know if it was the Cleanse or if it was because I was foregoing coffee along with the Cleanse. Thanks for sharing your experiences with it.

  4. TCinWI · April 7, 2011

    Thanks for the post – I have done the 7 day cleanse & I am starting to do it again. The 1st time, I didn’t eat well at all so I felt as if it didn’t do any good. This time, I will be better. My Arbonne lady gave me all sorts of pamphlets on it. You should ask for them from your sales rep.

  5. Traci Nash Werner · April 7, 2011

    I started mine yesterday. We are doing a raw diet with it. My cousin is an NVP of arbonne and does the cleanse often. If cramping occurs, it is usually bc of something you ate and your stomach cannot tolerate it, its how some find out they can’t have dairy as much as others! I have noticed no change at all yet, but I did cut what I am eating throughout the day BIG time and do not feel tired and an added benefit, I did not have problems falling asleep like I usually do. 30 minutes of excersise will help with the detox. We are doing fruits, veggies, nuts and beans and at dinner I do make turkey or venison to get the protein in. my husband is a marine and he is doing it with me and the thought of him not eating meat made him freak out! Not impressed yet, but I think it is bc I feel normal, like I do everyday without drinking the nasty drink, but I am eating better and less and am not as lazy as usual, so that SHOULD be motivation enough, right ;)

  6. Cheryl · April 7, 2011

    Man I wish I had read this before my purchase. I will give a try anyway and see what happens.

  7. Pure Mango Slim · April 7, 2011

    Thank you for sharing your info. I truly appreciate your
    efforts and I will be waiting for your further post thank you
    once again.

  8. Alex · April 7, 2011

    Your Arbonne consultant really should have gone over this with you and then you probably would have had a much better experience with it. Arbonne provides its consultants with product knowledge and information on all of the products. We can get it for clients on request but it is essentially our jobs to give the information to the client to make sure they use our products correctly. This is from Arbonne: It is important to supplement the body with necessary nutrients while using the 7-Day Body Cleanse. Be sure to use the Arbonne Essentials Daily Power Packs, which are formulated for the special nutritional requirements of women and men. Also, a healthy diet and regular exercise can impact how the body performs and can help support the cleansing process of the 7-Day Body Cleanse. Additionally, eating fresh fruits and vegetables (organic, when available) and drinking a total of 64 oz. of water each day is a key element to success. Avoid alcohol, sugary foods (candy, cake, soda), fried foods, high fat and highly processed foods.

  9. kate · April 7, 2011

    I’m on day 5 and wow and down 5 lbs so far. I felt a little weak on day 4 but think I didn’t get enough protein and today, day 5, feeling better. My brother also did the 7 day cleanse. He eats a lot more fast food and junk food in general than I do, and it was a rougher experience for him. I think it all depends on your body, like if it’s already more alkaline leaning or acidic to begin with. In just a couple of days, my skin was already looking brighter and healthier. I have an autoimmune disease so I try to do a cleanse when the seasons change. Out of all the cleanses I’ve done, Arbonne’s is my favorite. Back to my brother, he felt a lot lighter and better when he finished. It motivated him to clean up his diet so the cleanse would be more like maintenance, you know, like the exterminator treating your house every few months instead of letting junk build up and be a more intense experience. I got some great flyers from my Arbonne lady. If your consultant didn’t give you any, definitely ask for them. Love that information, and I really do love this cleanse.

  10. Katalogi stron · April 7, 2011

    This blog is very educational.

  11. diane · April 7, 2011

    the taste is horrific but I am determined to finish am on day 2 now eating a carrot after I have 3 or 4 gulps at a time.

    • Sheila K · April 7, 2011

      It had to be ICE cold for me. :)

  12. Holly · April 7, 2011

    I am on day four. No bowel movements. Only SEVERE bloating. And I feel even fatter. Diet has been normal.

    Waste of money.

    • Sheila K · April 7, 2011

      Sounds like a rarity. Perhaps something to discuss with a doctor.

    • Cindy · April 7, 2011

      Try Genesis Pure cleanse. A friend of mine, who used the Arbonne cleanse and then tried GP liquid cleanse said GP was better.

  13. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of
    any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest
    twitter updates. I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

    • Sheila K · April 7, 2011

      I believe it’s under “Sharing”. You have to enable it.

  14. Nikki clark · April 7, 2011

    Just starting cleanse this morning. I don’t think it taste bad at all.

  15. Charlie · April 7

    I just started on the 7 day cleanse and to be honest I don’t find it distasteful.I ususually eat really well, fruits, veggies, but didn’t give up my coffee. So far feel okay. Will do a heavy workout tonight so see how my strength holds out.

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