What to know about the cleanse programs that are sweeping the nation. By Mike Dawson, DETAILS
Courtesy Organic Avenue
Organic Avenue Love Cleanse
Ingredients: Combinations of pressed veggie and fruit juices, nut milk, chlorophyll.
Celebrity Users: Gwyneth Paltrow
Perks: Tasty concoctions like mint chocolate and ginger lemonade.
Cost/Duration: $350/five days*
Rant: "The Coconut Mylk tastes sinful because it IS … it has 700 calories."**
Rave: "My skin looked glowing, and I ended up losing four pounds!"**
Courtesy of Cooler Cleanse
Ingredients: Pressed veggie and fruit juices, nut milk.
Celebrity Users: Salma Hayek
Perks: The bottles are numbered, and you drink one every two hours.
Cost/Duration: $290/five days*
Rant: "Their green juice and almond milk were completely unpalatable."**
Rave: "I suffer from acne and … haven't had a breakout since the cleanse."**
Related: Adam Levine's Rock-Star Yoga
Courtesy of Blueprint Foundation
Blueprint Foundation Cleanse
Ingredients: Pressed veggie and fruit juices, agave syrup, cashew milk.
Celebrity Users: Sarah Jessica Parker, Jason Wu
Perks: Daily delivery; offers discount spa and fitness programs with Exhale Spa.
Cost/Duration: $325/five days*
Rant: "I was STARVING with a massive headache."**
Rave: "I think it has greatly improved my allergies."**Courtesy of Pressed Juicery
Ingredients: Pressed veggie and fruit juices, almond milk.
Celebrity Users: Nicole Richie, Emma Roberts
Perks: Delicious juices like the Alkalizer (apple, lemon, extra ginger, cayenne).
Cost/Duration: $350/five days*
Rant: "I had explosive diarrhea at the end of every day."**
Rave: "Yearning, actually yearning, for my next juice."**
See also: America's New Male Body Obsession
Courtesy of Be Well by Dr. Frank Lipman
Be Well by Dr. Frank Lipman Cleanse
Ingredients: Protein shakes, herbal supplements, probiotics, and some food.
Celebrity Users: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gwyneth Paltrow
Perks: Approved foods include free-range organic chicken and grass-fed lamb.
Cost/Duration: $200/14 days
Rant: "I had low energy, and I was starting to get a killer headache."**
Rave: "My sugar cravings were gone. … A great thing to do to reset your system."**
Courtesy of Clean Cleanse
The Clean Cleanse
Ingredients: A regimen of protein shakes, digestive enzymes, and probiotics.
Celebrity Users: Demi Moore, Donna Karan
Perks: You can eat food from an approved list created by Dr. Alejandro Junger.
Cost/Duration: $250/21 days
Rant: "I was so hungry I could barely think."**
Rave: "It is like I am aging backwards."**
Courtesy of David Kirsch 5-Day Detox
David Kirsch 5-Day Detox
Ingredients: Protein shakes plus grape-seed extract and supplements for detoxing.
Celebrity Users: Heidi Klum, Anne Hathaway
Perks: Includes caffeinated drinks to power you through the day-and tasty shakes.
Cost/Duration: $95/five days
Rant: "I'm on Day 2 of the five-day detox and I'm STARVING and very lethargic."**
Rave: "I lost nine pounds, but the best result was feeling recharged and energized."**
See also: The No Baby Boom
Courtesy of Joulebody Kickstart Cleanse
Joulebody Kickstart Cleanse
Ingredients: A mix of low-cal vegan and gluten-free meals, protein shakes and bars.
Celebrity Users: Rachel Zoe
Perks: Supplements and full meals are delivered; (a little) coffee is allowed.
Cost/Duration: $425/five days*
Rant: "I feel woozy. I haven't moved from the sofa since breakfast."**
Rave: "I cannot BELIEVE how much energy I have!!"**
Courtesy of Paleta Mind and Body Cleanse
Paleta Mind & Body Cleanse
Ingredients: Shakes plus chef-prepared "clean food" meals.
Celebrity Users: Justin Timberlake, Kate Hudson
Perks: Involves more gourmet meals than detox shakes.
Cost/Duration: $645/10 days
Rant: "I will not do this cleanse again. The food was one step above bad."**
Rave: "I just wish I could afford to do this longer than the two months I planned."**
* Cleanses of varying durations are available.
** Reviews excerpted from assorted websites and blogs.
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