Every diet plan has their benefits and drawbacks. It’s up to the dieter to determine if the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks. Master Cleanse is no exception. This diet system works by drinking only the specially designed drinks recommended in the diet. The drinks can be maple juice or lemonade juice with cayenne pepper and grade b syrup thus the Master Cleanse Diet also became known as Maple Juice Diet or Lemonade Juice Diet.

This diet system is promoting weight loss and at the same full detox which it claims is good for the body. The specially designed drinks help us to get rid of the toxins such as pesticides and chemicals that we accumulated for a long period of time. This diet also claims to help cleanse our colon. The dieters who are doing the Master Cleanse diet system is advised to drink a laxative such as senna tea or have a daily salt-water flushes.

A number of Master Cleanser dieters claimed that they have a quick weight loss and increased energy. It also keeps acne and wrinkles away while it gives them sharper vision after a few days of doing this diet but no scientific research proves the effectiveness of the Master Cleanse diet system.

The drawback of this diet system is that the lemon juice and cayenne pepper actually causes irritation in our digestive system. The saltwater flushes may actually bring more harm than good because it can remove the helpful bacteria in our colon while the laxative may hinder our work productivity.

If a dieter keeps on drinking only these specially designed drinks for more than 10 days, it can really affect our immune system. The extended fasting can cause malnutrition and other problems such as nausea and insomnia. Hair loss is a possible side effect. If ever you start eating again, as your body may not be used to digesting foods because you haven’t eaten anything solid for a long time, you may experience bloating, acid reflux and constipation. Liquid-based diet like the Master Cleanse Diet System is not recommended by the American Health Association.