We’ve been hearing a lot about Pure Colon Detox lately. But despite its inclusion on many review sites, we have yet to hear directly from someone who has tried it. So we decided to look a little further into the matter and see what the story is with this supplement. Can it really do what it promises to do? Is it really that effective? Or is it a scam?
Pure Colon Detox Review
When we were first asked to review Pure Colon Detox we immediately felt a pang of trepidation. We firmly believe that the internet doesn’t need another colon cleanse product, not when we should know by now that most of these do not work and that the majority are basically potent laxatives and diuretics and heaps of filler.
But as soon as we looked at the ingredients of Pure Colon Detox we changed our mind. It looked legit, it looked like the sort of ingredient profile an actual nutritionist would put together. If our first thought was a negative one, then our second was a hugely positive one. But then the third thought came along and it went straight back to the negative. Before long, we were asking ourselves, Is Pure Colon Detox a scam?
Pure Colon Detox Review: Our Concerns
Firstly, we should make it known that we didn’t actually follow though with our order of this product. We had too many concerns about it and even though those concerns could be unfounded, it was enough to turn us away. What follows is purely our opinion and it is one based on our paranoia about this industry and the fact that we have been stung before and have known others who have been preyed upon by malicious companies.
We’re not going to say whether it is a scam or not because we can’t be sure, but if it’s not then the manufacturers didn’t do themselves any favors. Take the payment model as an example. They are offering a free trial of the product. You just need to signup, give your credit card details and agree to keep paying a monthly subscription if you don’t cancel within 15 days.
We’ve been in this industry long enough to know that 95% of the products that are sold under this subscription-only model are scams. In fact, it is one of the oldest scams in the book. They get you to signup, they send you a bottle of pills and then, even if you cancel, they continue to take money from your account. It’s often done on the sly, usually by incorporating something into the terms and conditions so that you basically agree to pay for your “free” bottle month after month. But other times they simply steal your money.
We can’t be sure they are doing this, but we are questioning their choice of marketing. Why would you use the same business model as scammers? This industry is rife with scammers pretending to sell weight-loss pills and detox pills, only to give the customers nothing and take everything in return.
And it’s not only the payment method. There are other issues here, including the fact that we can only find reviews on thinly-veiled affiliate sites and in the comment sections of these sites. Sure, millions of products end up littered across these sites and most are legitimate, but it’s also a common tactic employed by scammers.
So, is Pure Colon Detox a Scam?
Despite everything pointing to this product being a scam, we do not think it is a scam. We have looked for bad reviews and scam warnings, and all we have found is positive affiliate reviews and keyword reviews. In other words, they are being written by sites with a financial incentive or sites who only care about the keywords and have no interest in exposing any truth. But that’s not necessarily anything to do with the company selling the product and may just mean that they created an affiliate program that was then spammed like crazy by its members.
If it was a scam we would expect to find warnings from forums and genuine review sites declaring it as such. This is not a niche product. It’s one that generates a lot of searches every month and has a lot of people talking about it. If it was a scam we’d know about it. The warnings may be hidden in the mass of affiliate reviews, like needles in a dishonest haystack, but they would be there nonetheless if they existed.
So we’re going to suggest that Pure Colon Detox is not a scam. But that brings us to another issue, because while Pure Colon Detox might not be a scam, we don’t think it’s reasonably priced either.
Is Pure Colon Detox Worth the Price?
$99 a month. That’s how much Pure Colon Detox costs. And that’s before shipping fees are added. That’s a lot of money for very little product, because even if you like the ingredient profile, as we do (more on that soon) you have to agree that it’s not worth that sort of money. The only good thing about all of this is that they don’t label it as a weight loss product like many of their competitors do, tricking customers into buying it because they think they will shed pounds of fat, when in actual fact they will only lose pounds of fecal matter.
Pure Colon Detox Ingredients
As mentioned above, there is a good ingredient profile here. It contains many natural ingredients known to stimulate the bowel and increase the transit of both water and waste, including aloe vera, fennel seed, rhubarb and licorice root.
But if you were to buy those ingredients in bulk and make your own supplement from them, you wouldn’t even come close to spending $99 in a year, let alone a month.
Should you Buy Pure Colon Detox?
If we give them the benefit of the doubt and say that they are not scamming people, even in the face of all the concerns we have, then that still leaves the pricing issue. We simply do not believe that a bottle of tablets containing abundant and cheap ingredients should have such a huge price tag.
Obviously branding plays a role and we get why a company charges more money. We really do. But we’re not here to think like a company and to justify their high prices. We’re here to think like a customer and to worry about our monthly grocery budget. And when we see such a high price attached to such an outdated payment model, we just can’t recommend it.
If they reduce the price and they start stocking the product in health food stores and on supplement sites, we might be more inclined to buy it ourselves and to recommend it to our customers. But as things stand there are too many red flags.