Toxin Rid Review: Does $200 Shampoo Detox You?

Toxin Rid Review: Does $200 Shampoo Detox You?

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Toxin Rid is a detoxification brand that some consumers use to pass drug tests. The brand claims that their supplements can help users “Start Detoxing Naturally.” 

But what’s actually in Toxin Rid? Does the brand contain any harmful additive ingredients? Do supplements even work for helping people pass drug tests? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of Toxin Rid?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we share our concerns about the lack of ingredient disclosures on the Toxin Rid website, feature videos from medical experts on whether at-home products can really help consumers pass drug tests, and feature Toxin Rid user reviews.

Brand Fails to Publish Ingredients

At the time of publishing this article, there are no ingredients listed on any of the “Detox Kits” product pages or the “Toxin Rid” shampoo.

This is a serious consumer safety issue. Without ingredients clearly disclosed, consumers cannot make a determination about whether a supplement is right for them, and whether or not it contains ingredients that they may be allergic or sensitive to.

The shampoo is being sold for $199.95 and the brand can’t even share what’s in it with their potential consumers.

We find this to be a sign of a very low-quality brand, and we strongly urge consumers to avoid any health products sold by a brand that fails to clearly publish the ingredients in those products.

Do Detox Products Even Work?

No Toxin Rid products appear to be clinically tested. At least, the brand doesn’t mention that any of them are on their website.

This suggests that none of the products sold by Toxin Rid have actually been proven in independent research studies to remove toxins from the body.

While there are some compounds with research backing for naturally supporting the body’s internal detoxification processes, we haven’t come across much convincing evidence that dietary supplements are effective for removing toxins from the body.

A YouTube video from the popular “TED” channel has over 3.5 million views and discusses why “cleanse” and “detox” products may be a waste of money:

Questionable Health Claims on the Toxin Rid Website

There are a number of questionable and uncited health claims on the Toxin Rid website.

One the “1 Day Detox” product page, the brand claims that this supplement can start working as fast as one hour, as shown below:

Toxin Rid questionable health claim 1

However, there is no citation for this claim. How can Toxin Rid claim their product works in one hour without proof that it does? What’s the basis for this claim?

On the shampoo product page, the brand makes even stranger health claims:

Toxin Rid questionable health claim 2

On the shampoo product page, the brand makes even stranger health claims.Without any evidence, they claim their shampoo not only removes toxins but also compounds like “hard water minerals.” There is no explanation of how this is physically possible.

Toxin Rid claims that “advanced microsphere technology” is what allows for this effect, without defining what advanced microsphere technology is or how it works.

We have never heard of this term and we’ve reviewed hundreds of cosmetic and detox products. 

We searched PubMed, one of the largest free medical databases in the US, for evidence that “advanced microsphere technology” supports drug detox, and found no relevant results.

We recommend that consumers be very cautious when purchasing from brands that make specific health claims without providing proof of those claims.

How Do Doctors Catch Drug Test Cheaters?

An interesting YouTube video published by a certified medical examiner explains how doctors catch people cheating on drug tests, which may be of interest to consumers considering Toxin Rid:

Pros and Cons of Toxin Rid

Here are the pros and cons of Toxin Rid in our opinion:


  • N/A


  • Brand fails to publish ingredients
  • Most expensive shampoo we’ve ever reviewed
  • Brand makes uncited health claims
  • Products don’t appear to be clinically tested
  • We can’t find convincing evidence that detox products work
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Toxin Rid is one of the only companies we’ve reviewed on Illuminate Health to date that fails to publish any ingredients in any of the products that are the subject of our review.

We fail to understand why any consumer would purchase products from this brand that fails to publish ingredients and fails to provide any research that their products are actually effective in supporting detoxification. 

There are a number of questionable and uncited health claims on the Toxin Rid website.

This is the first product we’ve ever reviewed to date where we couldn’t identify one single “pro” to list in the “pros and cons” section of our article.