1. What does Lean N Clean® taste like?
  2. Why is Lean N Clean® in a powder form? Why isn't it in capsule form or tablet form?
  3. Does Lean N Clean® contain Ephedra (Ma-huang), caffeine or other stimulants?
  4. How does Lean N Clean® differ from Metamucil?
  5. I have high blood pressure. Is it safe for me to take Lean N Clean®?
  6. I have adult-onset (Type II) diabetes. Is it safe for me to take Lean N Clean®?
  7. May I take Lean N Clean® at night?
  8. What are the best times of the day to take Lean N Clean®?
  9. I have diarrhea often. Is Lean N Clean® suitable for me?
  10. Can Lean N Clean® give me diarrhea?
  11. I experienced abdominal swelling during the first week of taking Lean N Clean®, and then the swelling subsided. Why did this happen?
  12. If Lean N Clean® can lower my cholesterol level, how long do I have to take it before I can stop taking the medication prescribed by my doctor to control my cholesterol?
  13. Once I start taking Lean N Clean®, how long do I need to take it? Is it safe to take long-term?
  14. What will happen when I stop taking Lean N Clean®?
  15. What is the maximum frequency and amount of Lean N Clean® that I can take?
  16. Why is there a slight difference in powder color between the container of Lean N Clean® that I have now from the container I had before?
  17. I bought two containers of Lean N Clean® at one time. One container looks like it contains less powder than the other one, why?
  18. I developed a skin rash after I had been taking Lean N Clean® for a few days. I have also changed my diet and eaten foods I never ate before. How do I know if the Lean N Clean® or the new food items caused the rash?
  19. I had my gall bladder removed and have digestive problems all the time. Can Lean N Clean® help me?
  20. I drink coffee regularly and am addicted to caffeine. If I want to kick the caffeine habit, should I do it at the same time I start taking Lean N Clean®?
  21. I have chronic pain, which makes it necessary for me to take narcotic painkillers regularly. Is it safe for me to take Lean N Clean®?
  22. I am taking Synthroid (a synthetic thyroid hormone), is Lean N Clean® suitable for me?
  23. Can I become dependent on Lean N Clean®?
  24. What is a Naturopathic Doctor?
  25. When should I consider seeing a Naturopathic Doctor?


What does Lean N Clean® taste like?

When mixed with plain water, Lean N Clean® tastes like an unflavored herbal fiber drink. Lean N Clean® may be mixed with 8 ounces of water and 8 ounces of your favorite natural juice (no added sugar or corn syrup) for additional flavoring. Be sure to drink 16 ounces of water immediately after taking Lean N Clean®. Do not mix Lean N Clean® with protein powder, other fiber drinks containing psyllium, nut butters, milk, or other beverages containing milk.

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Why is Lean N Clean® in a powder form? Why isn't it in capsule form or tablet form?

Lean N Clean® is a powder formulation (not capsule) because it is more effective in that dosage form for several reasons. Fiber supplements in capsule/tablet form are difficult to dissolve after swallowing. If the fibers in tablets do not dissolve quickly, water will soon leave the stomach, leaving the hard tablet behind and rendering it less effective. Fiber supplements work best when they are dissolved with water first to form a thin suspension before consumption. Because fiber expands, it must be taken with a large amount of water to prevent bowel obstruction and constipation.

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Does Lean N Clean® contain Ephedra (Ma-huang), caffeine or other stimulants?

No.

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How does Lean N Clean® differ from Metamucil?

Metamucil and other generic brands contain psyllium husks, dextrose/other sweeteners, and food coloring depending on the brand and flavor. Lean N Clean® contains psyllium husks plus twelve additional ingredients that are specifically for body detox/intestinal cleansing. See our ingredients webpage to learn about the properties and purpose of each ingredient in Lean N Clean®.

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I have high blood pressure. Is it safe for me to take Lean N Clean®?

Yes, Lean N Clean® is formulated for people with high blood pressure in mind. Some ingredients in the formula have been shown to help lower cholesterol and high blood pressure. If you are taking any medications, including medications for high blood pressure, take them at least 2 hours before or after taking Lean N Clean® to ensure proper absorption. Be sure to consult your doctor before taking any new dietary supplements, including Lean N Clean®.

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I have adult-onset (Type II) diabetes. Is it safe for me to take Lean N Clean®?

Yes, Lean N Clean® is formulated for people with adult-onset diabetes in mind. Some ingredients in Lean N Clean® can actually help to improve diabetic conditions. Diabetics dependent on insulin must still monitor their blood sugar as part of their normal routine when they take Lean N Clean®. Consult your doctor before taking any new dietary supplements, including Lean N Clean®.

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May I take Lean N Clean® at night?

Yes. However, since taking Lean N Clean® involves drinking 3-4 cups of liquid, it is advisable to drink it at least one hour before bedtime to avoid frequent urination during the night.

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What are the best times of the day to take Lean N Clean®?

There is no set time of day that works for everyone due to different lifestyles and work schedules, so do what works best for your schedule. For maximum benefit, Lean N Clean® is to be taken twice daily, in between meals. Be sure to have meals, vitamin supplements, and medications at least two hours before or after taking Lean N Clean® to allow for proper absorption.

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I have diarrhea often. Is Lean N Clean® suitable for me?

That depends on what causes your diarrhea. If your diarrhea is a side effect of your medication, you may want to consider asking your doctor about whether or not it is possible to switch to another medication or if it is ok to stop taking it all together. For example, many antibiotics can cause diarrhea especially if taken long term, so it's important that you consult your physician regarding the cause of your diarrhea.

If your diarrhea is a result of taking too many antibiotics, adding a probiotic such as Suprema Dophilus may help alleviate the problem. Once your diarrhea is under control, you may start Lean N Clean®. If the diarrhea is caused by foods that do not agree with you, Lean N Clean® can help to perform a detox cleanse of unwanted food residues and toxins in your intestines. If you take Imodium or Lomotil for this type of diarrhea, it can do more harm than good because these types of diarrhea medicines only slow down the motility (the power of spontaneous movement) of your intestinal tract. As a result you end up keeping the toxins/unwanted food in your body longer than you have to. Consult your doctor before taking any new dietary supplements, including Lean N Clean®.

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Can Lean N Clean® give me diarrhea?

Lean N Clean® is a stool-softener. It does not irritate your intestinal mucosa like harsh stimulant laxatives. You may experience more frequent bowel movements but that is normal, and even beneficial. Having bowel movements 2-4 times a day is normal as long as your stool is soft but not runny. Most people eat at least 2-4 times a day. If you have only one bowel movement a day, this indicates that food residues have stayed in your colon longer than they should. However, people who have irritable bowel syndrome and/or impaired sphincter muscles might find their stool too loose after taking Lean N Clean®. In that case, it might be necessary to reduce the dosage of Lean N Clean® by half or stop taking it all together.

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I experienced abdominal swelling during the first week of taking Lean N Clean®, and then the swelling subsided. Why did this happen?

This is to be expected for people who have had chronic constipation due to accumulation of old, impacted fecal matter in their intestines. This phenomenon is a common reaction to intestinal cleansing. Initially, your abdomen may swell considerably due to the old feces swelling up with water in the process of being softened by Lean N Clean®. You may also experience a temporary increase in flatulence. This situation will gradually resolve itself as you continue taking Lean N Clean.

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If Lean N Clean® can lower my cholesterol level, how long do I have to take it before I can stop taking the medication prescribed by my doctor to control my cholesterol? This medication is very expensive and I am experiencing side effects from it.

It is important to have your blood cholesterol tested every few months. If your total cholesterol drops below 200, you should be able to stop taking the prescribed medication. Always consult your physician before you stop taking any prescribed medication to control your cholesterol. You can also be proactive in lowering your cholesterol level by eating a cholesterol-friendly, healthy, well-balanced diet in conjunction with Lean N Clean®.

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Once I start taking Lean N Clean®, how long do I need to take it? Is it safe to take long-term?

Lean N Clean® is an all natural food supplement and IBS relief formula, so it is safe to take long-term. Some people choose to take Lean N Clean® on a quarterly basis to maintain a clean and healthy gastrointestinal tract, while others take Lean N Clean® for a specific purpose (to help lower cholesterol, diverticulitis, acne, etc.). The length of time may vary based on an individual's personal circumstances but there is no set time limit. Consult your doctor about taking Lean N Clean® for your individual needs.

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What will happen when I stop taking Lean N Clean®?

That depends on your diet and lifestyle. If you are accustomed to eating a constipating diet without a good variety of fresh vegetables and fruits at every meal, you may likely experience constipation again when you stop taking Lean N Clean®.

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What is the maximum frequency and amount of Lean N Clean® that I can take?

Maximum amount is 2 teaspoonfuls (1 scoop) per drink, twice daily. Refer to Directions for Use on this website and on the product label. Remember that inadequate water intake may result in constipation.

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Why is there a slight difference in powder color between the container of Lean N Clean® that I have now from the container I had before?

Lean N Clean® is made from whole plant ingredients. The color of these plants may change according to the time of the year they are harvested in addition to different soil conditions by region.

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I bought two containers of Lean N Clean® at one time. One container looks like it contains less powder than the other one, why?

Lean N Clean® is sold by weight, not by volume and some settling may occur. The amount of settling may differ from one container to another. After you shake the container a few times, the powder should fill up almost to the rim. This is also why you should shake up the powder before measuring the dosage with the scoop. By weight, the dosage should be approximately 7.8 grams (0.275 oz).

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I developed a skin rash after I had been taking Lean N Clean® for a few days. I have also changed my diet and eaten foods I never ate before. How do I know if the Lean N Clean or the new food items caused the rash?

Discontinue taking Lean N Clean® if you believe that you may be allergic to any of the ingredients and consult your doctor. You may also narrow down the cause of the allergic reaction by not eating any new foods. If the rash persists, there is a strong possibility that you are allergic to one of the ingredients in Lean N Clean®. If the rash remains after you discontinue taking Lean N Clean, then the reaction was likely caused by the new food you tried.

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I had my gall bladder removed and have digestive problems all the time. Can Lean N Clean® help me?

Yes. People who have had their gall bladder removed have trouble digesting food, especially fatty and processed foods. One of the important functions of Dandelion Root in Lean N Clean® is to stimulate the secretion of bile, which is needed to digest fat.

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I drink coffee regularly and am addicted to caffeine. If I want to kick the caffeine habit, should I do it at the same time I start taking Lean N Clean®?

Yes, you may. However, keep in mind that you will likely suffer from caffeine withdrawal headaches and other symptoms for up to one week. These symptoms are unrelated to Lean N Clean®.

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I have chronic pain, which makes it necessary for me to take narcotic painkillers regularly. Is it safe for me to take Lean N Clean®?

Yes, Lean N Clean® is safe. Unfortunately, constipation is a very common and lasting side effect of narcotic painkillers. Lean N Clean® is one of the best chronic constipation remedies as it will keep your stool soft. However, Lean N Clean® works better when the causative agents of constipation have been removed. Consult your doctor before making any changes to your prescribed medications and also before taking any new dietary supplements, including Lean N Clean®. Be sure to have meals, vitamin supplements, and medications at least two hours before or after taking Lean N Clean® to allow for proper absorption.

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I am taking Synthroid (a synthetic thyroid hormone), is Lean N Clean® suitable for me?

Yes. Thyroid hormones increase the metabolic rate of body tissues. They can also increase the rate of fat, protein, and carbohydrate metabolism. Thyroid hormones are often used to treat obesity, however, they have been found to be ineffective. If your doctor prescribes Synthroid for you as a replacement or supplemental therapy in hypothyroidism, you may continue to take it as prescribed while you are taking Lean N Clean® to help you with other health problems. Be sure to have meals, vitamin supplements, and medications at least two hours before or after taking Lean N Clean® to allow for proper absorption.

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Can I become dependent on Lean N Clean®?

Lean N Clean® is a food supplement formula. It does not contain drugs, harsh laxatives, or stimulants, and therefore does not create negative dependency or withdrawal symptoms.

It is also important to make a distinction between our body's dependency on water-soluble fibers and good nutrition vs. dependency on drugs and laxatives that our bodies do not need. We can say we have a healthy dependency on nourishing, whole foods because they keep us healthy and sustain our lives. Unhealthy dependency can exist with drugs and other addictive courses of treatment. Although we may need some drugs to fight diseases we acquire, dependency on drugs can eventually destroy or impair normal body functions in addition to creating withdrawal symptoms that can lead us into deeper dependency.

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What is a Naturopathic Doctor?

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (NMD), in sixteen U.S. States and six Canadian provinces, refers exclusively to an alternative medicine degree granted by an accredited naturopathic medical school. Naturopathic medicine is a complementary and alternative medicine that emphasizes the body's intrinsic ability to heal and maintain itself. Practitioners of Naturopathic medicine prefer to use natural remedies such as herbs and foods rather than surgery or synthetic drugs. Naturopathic medical practice includes many different modalities. Practitioners emphasize a holistic approach to patient care, and may recommend patients use conventional medicine alongside their treatments.

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When should I consider seeing a Naturopathic Doctor?

You may want to consider seeing a naturopathic doctor if any of the following applies to you:

  • Your doctor has kept you on prescription medication longer than the pharmaceutical company's recommended treatment term.
  • Prescription drug treatments have not worked for your particular ailment.
  • You are concerned about long-term negative side effects of prescription drugs on your health.
  • You are open to trying holistic treatments and natural products to treat your illness.

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