Best used for
We recommend this detox for moderate to heavy consumers who don’t have a full 10 days to devote to the cleansing process. Unless you smoke more than about 2 grams per day, you’ll probably be fine using this product, but you can always add a detox drink like Mega Clean if you want to play it on the safe side.
The instructions for the detox program are listed on the side of the jar: take three tablets at once every hour for five consecutive hours each day leading up to the day of your test. Then, after consuming your last three tablets on day 5, you’ll consume half the detox liquid, then take the other half two hours later. The dietary fiber is designed to replenish your body of some of the compounds lost during cleansing, so you’ll take it at the end of the cleanse. That said, you won’t need to take it if you’re using a detox drink on the day of your test.
The different components of the Toxin Rid 5-day detox program come sealed inside a plastic jar (think the type used for protein powder). Inside, you’ll find 75 PreRid tablets split between two bottles: one 60-count bottle, and one 15-count bottle. You’ll also find a 1.5 oz bottle of dietary fiber and a 1 oz bottle of Detox Liquid.
Smell (Irrelevant to effects)
The PreRid tablets smell very much like hay or alfalfa. If you’ve been around livestock or small animals like rabbits or guinea pigs, think the things they like to eat. The scent isn’t overpowering, and it doesn’t linger unpleasantly or impact the taste.
The Detox Liquid smells very saline, like extra-concentrated seawater or brine, with a metallic tinge. There’s also an acidic component to the scent, similar to citrus but much more biting. The scent isn’t strong, but it also isn’t appealing. We’re glad there’s only 1 fluid ounce of this stuff.
The dietary fiber smells similar to wood pulp, though not as strongly scented. There is a subtle sweetness to the smell, and the overall profile is very mild.
Taste (Irrelevant to effects)
The PreRid tablets taste a little vegetal (or even grass-like), but it’s very subtle and hardly noticeable as they’re going down. They won’t leave you with an aftertaste or have you burping hay after taking them.
The following is going to sound really dramatic, but we assure you that what you’re about to read reflects, in the most accurate of terms, what consuming this product is like. The Detox Liquid is probably our least favorite thing we’ve ever put in our mouths. The taste is like the worst bottom-shelf tequila shot you’ve ever had, shaken with road salt instead of ice and garnished with a cursed lime. The instructions suggest taking the liquid with 16 oz of orange juice instead of water, and we strongly advise you to do that. Water alone does not kill the taste, and you can only drink 16 oz of fluids after downing the Detox Liquid.
Mercifully, you need only down half an ounce twice. The second time, we used a drinking straw to direct the liquid to the back of our mouths to minimize contact with taste buds. It feels a bit silly drinking such a small amount of liquid through a straw, but it really helps get it down.
The fiber is to be mixed with 16 oz of water and drunk quickly. It doesn’t taste great, but it’s honestly a cake walk compared to the Detox Liquid. Be sure to drink it quickly, or you’ll be left with a gelatinous mess that definitely isn’t drinkable. You’ve got 3-5 minutes to get it down.
The PreRid tablets are an off-white in color, flecked with bits of green and brown. The tablets themselves are quite large: nearly an inch in length. If you have difficulty getting pills down, you can break the tablets in half, or even quarters, to make them easier to swallow. That said, do not crush them to powder.
The Detox Liquid is clear, with a very subtle warm tint to it. It’s got an acidic feel to it, similar to vinegar but with a more severe afterburn.
The dietary fiber is granular, halfway between sand and flour in consistency. It blends with water fairly easy but will congeal into a gelatinous semi-solid if left unattended after mixing for too long. Drink within 3-5 minutes to avoid having to take your fiber with a spoon.
Effects (Onset, Duration, Intensity)
The first four days of the detox, you’ll take 3 of the PreRid tablets each hour for 5 consecutive hours with 8 oz of water. We definitely felt cleansed during this time; between the increased water intake and the tablets, we needed to be close to a restroom during this time.
On day five, we finished our final five doses of the PreRid tablets, then waited 2 hours without eating or drinking as directed. We then took the first half ounce of the Detox Liquid, which was rough. We chased it with 8 oz of water but still tasted the liquid, so we drank an additional 16 oz of orange juice, which is also permitted, for a total of the 16 oz instructed. The orange juice was much more effective at killing the taste of the Detox Liquid.
Then, we waited another two hours (again, without eating or drinking per the instructions) before consuming the remaining half ounce of the Detox Liquid. This time, we sipped it through a drinking straw positioned at the back of the mouth to minimize contact with the taste buds. This technique helped minimize the aftertaste, making the 16 oz orange juice chaser much more effective.
We waited about an hour after taking the second dose of Detox Liquid before taking the fiber, which we mixed with 16 oz of water. It doesn’t taste great (perhaps a tad musty), but it’s much more tolerable than the Detox Liquid.
A note about dissolvable fiber
Best used with (Complimentary Product)
This product worked for us without any need for a secondary product. That said, if you’re worried about testing clean after the detox, you might try using a detox drink like Mega Clean (shown in image above) or XXtra Clean on the day of your test for a boost of detoxing power. Alternatively, you can add extra PreRid tablets to effectively extend the length of the program for $15 per daily dose (a dollar per tablet) at the time you order the product.
The 5 Day Detox Program runs $109.95, which is pretty expensive, we know. Then again, if you consider the cost of losing your job or missing the opportunity for your dream career, that price tag doesn’t seem so bad. It works out to about $22 per day, which isn’t too steep as far as dietary cleansing products go — some weight loss and juice cleanses can cost $30 per day or more.
Supplement Facts: Serving Size Tablets, Servings Per Container 25. Amount Per Serving: Total Carbohydrate 1 g (<1% DV), Calcium (as Calcium Carbonate) 75mg (8% DV), Iron (as Iron Glycinate) 3 mg (17% DV), Magnesium (from Low-Sodium Sea Minerals, Magnesium Oxide) 295 mg (74% DV), Chloride (from Low-Sodium Sea Minerals, Potassium Chloride) 625 mg (18% DV), Sodium (from Sodium Citrate, Low-Sodium Sea Minerals) 25 mg (1% DV), Potassium (from Potassium Chloride) 40 mg (1% DV), Low-Sodium Sea Minerals 1.8 g, Alfalfa Leaf Extract 160 mg, Kelp 150 mg, Boron (as Boron Citrate, Low-Sodium Sea Minerals) 2.5 mg.
Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, and croscarmellose sodium, Opadry Nutra Pure certified organic coating, carnauba wax.
Supplement Facts: Serving Size 0.5 oz, Servings Per Container 2. Amount Per Serving: Magnesium 750 mg (188% DV), Chloride 1950 mg (57% DV), Sodium 15 mg (1% DV), Potassium 10 mg (<1% DV), Sulfate 120 mg, Lithium 4.5 mg, Boron 3 mg.
Other Ingredients: Ionic Sea Minerals, Water, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid. This product contains over 72 ionic trace minerals in varying trace amounts as found in seawater, including those listed above as well as the following: Calcium, Silicon, Selenium, Phosphorous, Iodine, Chromium, Manganese, Iron, Copper, Molybdenum, Zinc, Vanadium.
Supplement Facts: Serving Size 1 bottle (42 g), Servings Per Container 1. Amount Per Serving: Calories 25, Sodium 5 mg (<1% DV), Total Carbohydrate 6 g (2% DV), Dietary Fiber 6 g (24% DV).
Contains no known allergens