The syrup was developed in Switzerland by a team of alternative health care practitioners. Back in the early 1980´s the team purchased the rights to distribute Stanley Burroughs book, The Master Cleanser, throughout Europe. The diet became wildly successful there, but soon they determined that the maple syrup diet alone lacks some important minerals that are especially crucial during a fast. After five years and hundreds of tests, they formulated a mixed tree syrup that combines pure Canadian grade C maple syrup with several types of Southeast Asian palm syrups.