Frequently Asked Questions

Commonly asked questions are answered below.  If you can’t find the answer to a question you may have, please contact us and we will do our best to help.  Please read the medical disclaimer below, which contains important information for users.*

What factors ensure that 5 Point Detox are of high quality and effectiveness?

SOURCE OF HERBS We personally source our herbs to ensure high quality raw ingredients.

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

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

EXTRACTION METHODS We use multiple extraction methods and use a high herb to solvent ratio which results in strong extracts.

TGA APPROVAL The range is licensed under the stringent requirements of the Australian Therapeutic Goods Act.

AUSTRALIAN 5 Point Detox is Australian made and owned.

ANIMAL FRIENDLY 5 Point Detox is not tested on animals.

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 blood stream immediately. Tablets, on the other hand, have to first be digested 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.

Where do you get your herbs?

Point Pharma personally source their herbs to ensure high quality raw ingredients.

How do you test your ingredients?

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

What extraction methods do you use?

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

Are your products TGA approved?

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

Where is your product made?

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

Is your product animal friendly?

Yes, none of our products are tested on animals.

What is the dosage?

10ml x 3 times per day – regular and preferred dose.

15ml x 2 times per day is OK especially for working people.

Maximum dosage is 20ml x 3 times per day usually by larger sized people and those with lazy bowels.

Do not take 30ml in one dose daily unless you are after a laxative effect.

How do I take 5 Point Detox?

Mix in a glass of water or juice then follow with a second glass of water. Blackcurrant juice masks the taste most effectively.

5 Point Detox can also be taken straight and then followed by a glass of water.

Are there any dietary restrictions?

Generally no. If the consumer believes they may suffer from candida then avoid all 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.

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 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 and parasites* occurs quickly. It is also an indication that the herbs are working effectively.

* Not for serious parasite infections

How long does the bottle last?

Two weeks.

What will I expect as I take 5 Point Detox?

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.

Will I experience cramping or diarrhoea?

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

Why do you have Senna in the tonic?

The other herbs are very effective at removing mucous, waste, killing parasites* and causing 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.

* Not for serious parasite infections

Will I lose weight?

While 5 Point Detox is not sold as a weight management tonic 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 can I take 5 Point Detox?

Most users will experience significant benefits after one bottle (two weeks). We recommend going onto the second bottle and extending it to four weeks if it is their first detox or they suspect they have a parasite* infestation. A four week course will cover one lunar cycle which covers the breeding cycle of parasitic* worms. If there are any parasite* eggs 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 repair.

We do not recommend extending the course beyond four weeks as this may lead to dependence.

* Not for serious parasite infections

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 pregnant women?

Yes it is but it is recommended that you seek medical advice before taking 5 Point Detox.

Is it safe for children?

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

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

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

I started taking 5 Point Detox 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.

What is the history of 5 Point Detox?

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

I have Colitis/Crohns. Is 5 Point Detox safe to use?

Yes, it is. We recommend you consult your healthcare practitioner prior to taking 5 Point Detox.

I have taken 5 Point Detox before but this bottles tastes different, why?

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

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 in 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 in an in-depth discussion on the use of ethanol in herbal tinctures this article covers the topic in detail.

About Point Pharma

Point Pharma products are founded on herbal formulations that have been used by Australian healthcare practitioners for many years. Our formulation is TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) registered and therefore no unsubstantiated health claims are made. Our product is manufactured under world’s best GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards in Australia and is Australian Made. All herbal ingredients are extensively tested using HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography) to ensure the correct plant subspecies are used and that no contaminant materials are present. Our formulation is constantly refined and improved according to the latest research and consumer feedback to ensure the efficacy of our product.

Liquid Not Tablets

Icon showing a white tablet crossed out indicating 5 Point Detox is a liquid not in tablet form

We believe that liquid extracts are a more effective method to introduce healing herbs into your body.  The dosage can be closely controlled and adjusted according to your individual requirements.

* 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.