Curiousity killed the cat. I bought the Kinohimitsu J’pan D’tox Plum juice 6 Day Program drink on some stupid whim one evening for RM79.90 (6+2 bottles) at Caring Pharmacy and since I’d already bought it, I decided to go with it and see what happened (or not happened as it were).
Note to self: Never buy anything that is not spelt properly e.g. J’pan for Japan and D’tox for Detox. You never get a happy ending 😛
The Kinohimitsu drink claims to be all natural and preservative free. I don’t buy into that simply because fruit drinks cannot keep without preservatives. So there. Nothing you buy that has an expiry date of more than 2 days is “natural”. “Natural and preservative free” is when you get it freshly squeezed.
The juice itself is quite tasty. Not super sweet nor gross. But I know what you’re thinking – Tell us about whether this detox thing works already! And I will with a 6 day by day recap below. No gross details don’t worry 😛
First some things I should expect or that this product claims to do:-
- eliminate waste and toxins from the body (not sure how I can tell)
- cause you to go to the toilet after 2-4 hours of taking the drink (easy to tell)
I took this in the morning after coffee and just about an hour before lunch. I don’t usually eat breakfast. (Kids! Do not take this as an example – you need breakfast :P) I ate my normal lunch. I’m going to eat my normal food this whole period because there are no restrictions and I’m not in the market to “lose weight” as it were. Besides I’m not a big eater at the best of times. By the end of the day, I had no reactions whatsoever bar a slightly rumbling tummy caused by wind.
Took this after lunch since it says to be taken after food. Same rumbling in my tummy. No toilet action.
Took drink after lunch again. Same story as Day 1 and 2. I was feeling a bit bloated and constipated by now. Where’s the “detox” action? Ate a mango and 2 fresh plums for dinner.
Took drink after lunch. Ok regular bowel movement happened before drink. No runs. Bloated feeling is gone. Wind is gone. I’m going to attribute it to the mango and plums I had for dinner on Day 3. No other reactions after taking drink.
Took drink after lunch. No bloated feeling. No toilet action. Convinced this is a load of bollocks. Ate more mango and plums at dinner time.
Mango and plums did the trick. Bowel action. THEN I took the drink after lunch. Nothing else happened.
I have 8 bottles. Might as well take it. Took fruits as well. I’m on a roll eating mango and plums I’ve been buying from the “pasar malam”.
Bowel action not attributed to drink. Drink is just to finish up stock.
Pros: Drink was not too sweet
Cons: Did nothing, Crazy expensive
And there you have it. My conclusion after doing the 6 day detox thing with this Kinohimitsu plum drink is that its a load of bollocks. I’m putting it mildly mind you. I could say worse things. On the bright side, perhaps I don’t have that much toxins in my body? 😛
Still, I could experience worse I guess. I think I’ll just stick to my diet of fresh fruit after dinner. It seems to work well enough for me for regular bowel movement. I might try a detox program again soon. If I do, you’ll know about it 😉
So you tell me. Have you tried this Kinohimitsu Detox Program and if you did, how did you find it? A load of bollocks as I did, or did it work for you?