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Medical Disclaimer

As with any therapeutic treatment, results may vary from person to person. The information provided on this website should not be used as a substitute for seeking professional medical advice from a registered healthcare practitioner. We advise that you should always seek the advice of a qualified health care practitioner before starting any new treatment protocol. This especially applies if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or suffer from any serious medical condition. The information provided here is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition and should never be used to do so. Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your health care professional.

How to Take

How do I take 5PointDetox?

Mix in a glass of water or juice, drink and then follow this immediately with a second glass of water. Blackcurrant juice masks the taste most effectively. 5PointDetox can also be taken straight and then followed by a glass of water.

What is the dosage?

10ml x 3 times per day – regular and preferred dose, or
15ml x 2 times per day if more convenient.
The maximum dosage is 20ml x 3 times per day usually for larger sized people and those with lazy bowels.
Do not take 30ml in one dose daily unless you are after a laxative effect.

Why is it necessary to ensure I am drinking plenty of water during the day?

This ensures that the waste passing through the digestive tract remains fluid and is easily eliminated. We recommend drinking at least 2L or 8 – 10 glasses of water per day.

Are there any dietary restrictions?

Generally no. If the consumer believes they may suffer from candida then avoid sugar and dairy products for the first week. Of course, it will help if you do follow a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables during the course.

What to Expect

What should I expect to happen as I take 5PointDetox?

A typical consumer will experience effects within 24-48 hours. The initial flushing of bulk waste will last 3-4 days. You will probably experience an additional bowel movement one or two times per day over this period. Over the remaining 10-14 days, bowel movements will return to normal or an extra one time per day.

How often will I go to the toilet?

You should be going an additional one or two times per day. This is necessary to ensure the elimination of waste occurs quickly. It is also an indication that the herbs are working effectively.

Will I experience cramping or diarrhoea?

No, you should not. If you do, then reduce the dose amount or the dose frequency.

Will I lose weight?

While 5PointDetox is not sold as a weight management tool most users will experience a weight loss of 2-4 kilos in the first week as the excess waste and fluids are eliminated.

How long does the bottle last?

Two weeks.

Detox Questions

I started taking 5PointDetox and now I am feeling tired and sluggish. What is happening?

These symptoms are typical of a healing crisis. This happens when toxins are released from storage (in the liver and fatty tissues) as part of the elimination cycle. On one hand, it is actually a good sign that your body is healing itself but unfortunately, the symptoms are not pleasant. Generally, this will improve after the first week. Please ensure that you are drinking plenty of water (2L+ per day) as this will assist in the elimination. To help get through the healing crisis try the following steps:
1. Reduce the dose to 1 x 10ml per day
2. If the symptoms improve then continue at 10ml/day for at least three days
3. Increase to 2 x 10ml/day for 3 more days
4. Increase to 3 x 10ml/day.
If at any stage the symptoms come back then go back to the lower dose for a few more days. You may need to spread the detox over a much longer period.

How long can I take 5PointDetox?

Most users will experience significant benefits after one bottle (two weeks). We recommend going onto the second bottle (extending it to four weeks) if it is their first detox or they suspect they have an intestinal worm* infestation. A four-week course will cover one lunar cycle which covers the breeding cycle of intestinal worms*. If any intestinal worm eggs are left over they will be killed upon hatching and thus the breeding cycle will be stopped. The extra two weeks will also give the liver more time to completely eliminate stored toxins and to repair. We do not recommend extending the course beyond four weeks as this may lead to dependence. As you near the end of the four weeks, taper off the dose by reducing it gradually.

* Pinworms and Threadworms

I have completed the 5PointDetox. How long before I can do another detox?

Most users find that they benefit from a course of the tonic every 4-6 months.


What factors ensure that 5PointDetox is of high quality and effectiveness?

We personally source our herbs to ensure high-quality raw ingredients.

All raw ingredient herbs are clinically tested to ensure the herb’s true identity and potency. All herbal ingredients are extensively tested using HPLC (High-Performance Liquid Chromatography) at Southern Cross University to ensure the correct plant subspecies are used and that no contaminant materials are present.

Where necessary we use the whole plant rather than just specific parts of the herb.

We use multiple extraction methods and use a high herb-to-solvent ratio that results in strong extracts.

The range is listed under the stringent requirements of the Australian Therapeutic Goods Act. The formula for 5PointDetox is TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) listed and therefore no unsubstantiated health claims are made.

5PointDetox is Australian made and owned.

5PointDetox is not tested on animals.

5PointDetox is also constantly refined and improved according to the latest research and consumer feedback to ensure the efficacy of our product.

Where is your product made?

Point Pharma is an Australian company, and all of our products are Australian made.

What extraction methods do you use?

We use multiple extraction methods and use a high herb-to-solvent ratio that results in strong extracts.

Where do you get your herbs?

Point Pharma personally source herbs from around the world to ensure that the correct herb sub-species are sourced and the raw materials are of high quality.

Are your products TGA listed?

Yes. The range is registered under the stringent requirements of the Australian Therapeutic Goods Act.

How do you test your ingredients?

All raw ingredient herbs are clinically tested to ensure the herb’s true identity and potency.

What is the history of 5PointDetox?

The herbal formulation used in 5PointDetox was developed in the early 1980s in Australia. It is used by Healthcare Practitioners nationwide to restore better health for their patients. The formulation is based on the Naturopathic principle that detoxification and elimination are the first steps to better health.

Why are liquid herbal extracts better than powders, pills and tablets?

Liquid extracts provide the most potent and efficient method to introduce healing herbs into your body. Liquid herbal extracts work quickly, especially if taken sublingually (under the tongue) where they enter the bloodstream immediately. Tablets, on the other hand, have to first be broken down and dissolved before they can be absorbed and this takes time and energy. Tablets also contain many fillers and binding agents, some of which cannot be digested and these can place further stress on sensitive digestive systems. Liquid preparations also allow for greater dosage flexibility so that you can readily tailor an effective dose of the herbal extract.

I have taken 5PointDetox before but this bottle tastes different, why?

As 5PointDetox is a natural product and includes naturally grown herbs over time, seasonal and environmental variations may occur which alter the taste. Although it may taste different, rest assured that it is still the exact same tonic in batch and strength.


Why do you have Senna in the tonic?

The other herbs are very effective at removing mucous and waste, killing intestinal worms and activating the liver to eliminate stored toxins into the digestive tract via the bile duct. All this waste passes through the small bowel and into the large intestine (colon) where it may accumulate. Most people on a low-fibre Western Diet have a slow transit time so the purgative senna ensures that the body eliminates the waste quickly before it has time to compact or be reabsorbed. Senna also tones the bowel muscles by activating the peristalsis movement of the bowel.
We use the Senna fruit and not the leaf as this has a more gentle effect.

What is ethanol and why is it used in your product?

Ethanol is pure alcohol and has been used as a method of extracting the medicinal properties of herbs for thousands of years.
The use of ethanol is essential for the extraction of the active healing compounds in the herbs, especially as many compounds are not soluble in water and require alcohol as a solvent.  It is the only method that guarantees the long-term potency of the herbal ingredients.   It also acts as a natural preservative. If you would like to read an in-depth discussion on the use of ethanol in herbal tinctures this article covers the topic in detail.

Why do you use potassium sorbate?

Potassium sorbate is used as a preservative. It is a naturally occurring unsaturated fatty acid, is completely safe and has the lowest allergenic potential of all food preservatives.


Is it safe for children?

5PointDetox is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.

Colitis/Crohns. Is 5PointDetox safe to use?

Yes, it is. We recommend that you slowly increase the dose from 10mL x 1 per day. Please consult your healthcare practitioner before taking 5PointDetox.

Is your product animal-friendly?

Yes, 5PointDetox contains no animal products and is not tested on animals.