We research the company behind the product for you as well as the product itself, its formulation, and key ingredients. We think this company information is as pertinent to your buying decision as the product’s benefits and marketing claims. If you’re like us, you want to know about the company’s ownership, its history, its philosophies, and if the products are manufactured in a cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) facility.
In this article, we’ll address this and more. We’ll inform you where you can find the product, review the cost-value relationship, and as always provide you our rating in terms of effectiveness and value.
The brand name of QCARBO32 is Herbal Clean. Not being familiar with the brand, we searched for the “distributed by” which turned out to be BNG Enterprises. A web search for BNG was not very helpful; however, in the process, we were able to uncover that BNG Enterprises seems to be closely linked with Fusion Formulations of Tempe, AZ. Having previously collaborated with Fusion, and finding them to be a reputable manufacturer, we were a little uncertain why the intrigue. However, we will stand by our statement that BNG/Fusion Formulations seems respectable, knowing that they are a certified cGMP facility, have been in business for more than thirty years, and enjoy distribution of their products in the largest retailers in the specialty channel, i.e. GNC and Vitamin Shoppe.
We live in a toxic environment. Chemicals are everywhere; in our food, the water, the air we breathe, and in household cleaning products. These toxins hinder the function of your liver and digestive system. Many people view a detox as a purification. Other people believe a detox or cleanse will help with weight loss, reduce bloating, relieve constipation, and enhance energy.
Still others have an ulterior motive for a maximum strength detox, designed for a single-use, providing the ability to cleanse “in a few hours, for a few hours.” Let’s say they desire to achieve same-day results to detox the body and eliminate toxins from “lifestyle choices.”
What is QCARBO32?
BNG Enterprises positions Herbal Clean QCARBO32 as a liquid, one-step detox formula for people with higher toxin levels. They further state their super detoxifying solution provides the reliability you expect from a maximum strength cleanser. There is no mention of potential weight loss, a reduction in bloating, relieving constipation, or even enhanced energy. The product is available in four flavors, Tropical, Grape, Dragon Fruit, and Blueberry Lemonade.
A review of the website makes it quite clear this detox is designed for those whose lifestyle choices will create problems when faced with a drug or alcohol test.
Statement such as those below serve to eliminate any doubt as to how and why someone might want to detox with QCARBO32:
- “Eliminate all lifestyle toxins from your daily routine as soon as possible and avoid them for as long as you want to stay cleansed.”
- “Your body will be in the Herbal Clean zone for an estimated 5 hours after the process is complete.”
- “Don’t forget, any environmental or lifestyle toxins that you are exposed to will bring toxins back into your body.”
Key Ingredients in QCARBO32
In our experience, Herbal Clean spends less time on the ingredients in QCARBO32 than any other supplement we have reviewed. They make no mention of Kosher, Organic, Vegan or Vegetarian, non-GMO, third party testing, clinical trials, or sustainability. They do mention that the product is made in a GMP facility. What they do address on their site is who should detox and how to detox. Incredibly we could not find an ingredient panel, supplement facts, or list of ingredients on the entire site!
Fortunately, other online retailers have the Supplement Facts and an ingredient panel for viewing. The single-serve bottle is 32 ounces and delivers 260 calories from 73 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of protein, and no fat. This strikes us as curious as 74 grams of carbs and protein should equate to 296 calories. Perhaps they are playing the “net carbs” game as the product contains 16 grams of dietary fiber. Added vitamins include Vitamin C, B1, B2, and B12.
QCARBO32 also uses the dreaded “proprietary blend” and lists 21 different ingredients. These include Fibersol as the first ingredient, followed by Dandelion and Burdock Root Extracts, and then Creatine Monohydrate. Other herbal ingredients include Milk Thistle, Echinacea, Licorice Root, Psyllium Husk, several digestive enzymes, and Cayenne Pepper.
Dosages for QCARBO32
The recommended dosage is one full bottle, 32 ounces, at one setting, at a comfortable pace. The product is best taken on an empty stomach, and you are advised to drink as much water as possible and urinate frequently.
Benefits of Herbal Clean QCARBO32
As we mentioned, there are no claims related to QCarbo32 relating to weight loss, energy, bloating, or the types of benefits most cleanse products might advertise. There is but one benefit cited, to cleanse your body of unwanted, annoying toxic substances, the result of your lifestyle choices. That said, the company does make mention of its thirty-year history of delivering results in cleansing people’s bodies.
QCARBO32: Claims vs Reality
Milk Thistle, Echinacea, Burdock Root, Dandelion Root, and Licorice Root are all popular components in cleansing and detox products. We aren’t quite sure about the roles of Creatine Monohydrate, and digestive enzymes in the formulation, and the site provides no further information. We believe that QCarbo32 does work in some instances and for some people. We haven’t needed to try this product.
QCarbo32’s thirty-year history and broad distribution in the largest retailers in this category in the country; Vitamin Shoppe, GNC, Walgreen’s, CVS, and Rite Aid speaks well for the product. Reviews on the Herbal Clean site are mixed, with several disgruntled reviewers who obviously did not pass their all-important test.
Is QCARBO32 Safe?
As with any potent botanical herbal blend, there are potential side effects when using QCarbo32. The company acknowledges that you may experience nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, or cramping. They suggest that if you do experience any of these symptoms, you discontinue the use of the product immediately.
In a more serious vein, they suggest that if symptoms persist, you seek medical assistance. We couldn’t agree more; in fact, we highly recommend you consult with your physician before taking a powerful detox to determine if there may be interactions with any prescription meds you may be taking.
The product is not to be taken by those that are pregnant or breastfeeding, or those that have a kidney or gall bladder disorder. The product is not recommended for children or daily use.
Best Places to Buy Herbal Clean QCARBO32
The Herbal Clean site has a “Find a Store” page, which lists the major retailers indicated above Vitamin Shoppe, GNC, Walgreen’s, CVS, and Rite Aid. The retail price in these brick and mortar stores is only slightly higher than that on the company’s site. However, QCarbo32 has a presence on Amazon and an extremely aggressive pricing structure. With Prime Membership and next-day delivery, this makes Amazon a great place to access the product.
On the company website, a bottle of QCarbo32 costs $42.49. There are no bundles or auto-ship programs, as this is a single-use product. There is a significant focus on immediate, next-day delivery for apparent reasons.
The brick and mortar price is slightly higher than the corporate website at $49.99; however, Amazon retails the product at a very aggressive $27.74. While searching the web, we came across a press release announcing that Herbal Clean was instituting a MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) Pricing Policy. This is typically done by companies when their brick and mortar retailers are complaining about internet pricing on the same sku they are selling.
Does QCARBO32 Work?
$49.99 seems expensive for a single-serve product. Even $27.74 sounds steep until you consider the alternatives. Incurring these costs for a product that performs 50% of the time, based on the company’s published reviews, seems a bit desperate to us. But then again, we’ve never used the product.