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Urgent Cell Repair Review – Scam Supplement?

If you're looking for a review of the Urgent Cell Repair supplement that is being promoted like crazy online, then you're in the right place.

Is Urgent Cell Repair legit? Is it a scam? Will this supplement work? I'll be answering all of these questions in this review.

Phytage Labs' Urgent Cell Repair supplement is promoted in many different ways, with one of the most recent promotions I've come across claiming it is some "breakthrough immunity solution"...

sales pitch

And I also found a promotional video that differed a bit but said the same basic things...

video presentation

The main selling point of this supplement is that it can help rejuvenate cells, which can help improve health in a number of different ways - and there is also an emphasis on its ability to improve immune function, helping the body fight off infections.

The supplement consists of 27 natural ingredients that can restore every cell in your body within 30 days. and this is all supposedly backed by researchers at Harvard, Yale, Oxford, Johns Hopkins, and Stanford.

Some of the said benefits include:

  • support immune health to help fight off colds, viral infections, toenail fungus and more
  • improve skin health to get rid of cold sores, acne, etc.
  • increase kidney function
  • help with digestion and decrease IBS symptoms
  • increase cognitive ability
  • improve heart health
  • improve liver function to help wash away toxins and more...

HOWEVER, there are some red-flags that caught my attention.

Besides the fact that the sales presentation is a bit too... well... salesy... there was something else a bit alarming I came across.

The Doctor Behind It... Sounds Like a Fake

Dr. Charles Tate, who is a doctor that specializes in holistic and alternative medicine, came up with the formulation this supplement has... or so I thought. This is what I was told in the one sales pitch.

However, in the other sales pitch I came across I was being told that a Dr. Steve Klayman was the guy behind it.

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This is a major red-flag for me, and so I decided to dig around a bit more. And, as it turns out, the picture shown of "Dr. Charles Tate" is actually a fake...

Dr. Charles Tate

Upon searching for the image online, I was able to find that it is just a stock photo that anyone can purchase and use online, meaning that this guy's name probably is NOT "Dr. Charles Tate"...

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So who is the real doctor behind this product? This remains unknown.

The sales pitch is a bit much, and there are some major red-flags here... but let's get to the review and see how good this supplement really is...

What Is Urgent Cell Repair?

Urgent Cell Repair
  • Product: Urgent Cell Repair
  • Type: Health supplement
  • Manufacturer: Phytage Labs
  • Price: $69.95
  • Where to Buy: Official website here

Overview

Urgent Cell Repair is somewhat of a "jack of all trades" supplement. It is formulated with a long list of 27 natural ingredients and can help improve everything from immune health and your body's ability to fight off infections, to skin health and helping return skin to a youthful glow. 

In a nutshell, this supplement is a basically a multi-vitamin, that also includes minerals.

Some pros of Urgent Cell Repair include:

  • It's  formulated with 100% natural ingredients
  • It's made in the USA
  • These ingredients are scientifically proven - to some extent

Ingredients

The 27 ingredients that this supplement contains along with the amounts of each are as follows:

urgent cell repair ingredients

In case you can't read that, here they are again:

- Vitamin A (acetate/beta-carotene)
- Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
- Vitamin D-3 (cholecalciferol)
- Vitamin E (di-Alpha tocopheryl acetate)
- Vitamin K-1 (phytonadione)
- Vitamin B-1 (thiamine hcl)
- Vitamin B-2 (riboflavin)
- Niacin (niacinamide)
- Vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine hcl)
- Folic Acid
- Vitamin B-12 (cyanocobalamin)
- Biotin
- Pantothenic Acid (d-calcium pantothenate
- Calcium (dicalcium phosphate/carbonate)
- Iron (ferrous fumarate)
- Phosphorus (dicalcium phosphate)
- Iodine (potassium iodide)
- Magnesium (oxide)
- Zinc (oxide)
- Selenium (amino acid chelate)
- Copper (cupric oxide)
- Manganese (sulfate)
- Chromium (amino acid chelate)
- Molybdenum (amino acid chelate)
- Chloride
- Potassium (chloride)
- Boron (amino acid chelate)

Are They Really Proven to Work?

Are these ingredients proven to work? Well, yes, they are. However, don't get your hopes up too much. 

What we have here is a supplement that is a concoction of vitamins and minerals, all of which are well studied and well-known.

With a long line-up of 27 ingredients like this it very well could have the long list of benefits it is promoted as having, such as the benefits of improving immune health, heart health, kidney and liver health, leading to younger looking and healthier skin, etc.

  • Vitamin C supports immune health
  • Vitamin E's high level of antioxidants can protect the body from viruses like the flu [source: ResearchGate] - and there are lot's of other ingredients here with high levels of antioxidants, all beneficial to the immune system
  • The B vitamins and vitamin E in the formula are well-known to improve hair and skin health, as well as some of the minerals such as zinc
  • Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to everything from liver diseases to decreased immunity
  • And so on.

I'm not going to go through every single ingredient here because it would take me all day.

The point is that these are all proven. But don't think of this supplement as some sort of miracle cure. Just about everything in this supplement can be easily provided through a healthy diet of normal foods.

If you are eating a healthy and balanced diet, then you are probably already getting optimal amounts of most of these ingredients, and supplementing more of them isn't going to do you any good. However, Americans and citizens of other developed countries are notorious for poor diets, diets that consist of large amounts of processed foods... that lead to deficiencies in vitamins and minerals.

Statistics have been improving in recent years, but still... according to Kresser Institute about 31 percent of the US population is at risk for at least one vitamin deficiency or anemia... and some sources report even more alarming numbers.

Looking at the statistics, a supplement like this should be able to help out a large amount of the population.

Any Side Effects?

There shouldn't be any. Of course it's always recommended that you talk to your doctor before hand, because it seems this has to be said nowadays... but the reality is that the ingredients this supplement has are all natural and well-studied.

And they are provided in moderate amounts.

No side effects have been reported that I have seen, and I wouldn't expect any.

Cost & Refunds

The cost is $69.95 for one bottle. This price might decrease the more you purchase, but I'm not really sure.

$69.95 for a 30 day supply is pretty expensive in my opinion. But then again, this does contain quite a large lineup of ingredients and the quality of the ingredients can make a big difference.

As far as refunds go, they have a 90-day money-back guarantee, which is pretty darn good... a better return policy than stores like Walmart or even Amazon. According to them, you can return the used bottle to get your money back at any period within 90 days of ordering...

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*I'm guessing you will have to pay for the return shipping however! And I'm also not sure how big of a hassle their return policy is.

The Company Behind It

Phytage Labs is the manufacturer of this supplement. They have a B- rating with the BBB, which is decent, but do have a number of complaints as well.

It seems that most of the complaints stem from their over-the-top and misleading advertising practices as well as spamming people via email.

This company is also behind Tinnitus 911, Keto T-911 and many other supplements, which are usually promoted in rather extravagant and ridiculous fashion.

They are not the most trustworthy company it seems, but at least their products are made in the USA - this means they are subject to more strict regulations than, say, China... as an example.

Pros v Cons

Pros

  • Natural and proven ingredients
  • No side-effects
  • Large variety of ingredients
  • Has a number of various health benefits - due to the large variety of ingredients
  • Made in the USA
  • 90 day refund policy

Cons

  • Fairly common ingredients - many people probably already get adequate amounts from their normal diets
  • Over-hyped marketing practices used
  • Company doesn't have the best reputation
  • Pretty expensive

Is Urgent Cell Repair a Scam?

The only reason I'm answering this is because I know some people will be asking because of the over-hyped marketing material around this product, which can make things seem scammy.

No, Urgent Cell Repair is not a scam. Just don't expect it to be the amazing miracle product that it is touted as being.

Conclusion - Worth a Try?

Urgent Cell Repair is 100% natural, contains 27 ingredients that are proven to work (to some extent) and well-researched... but is pretty expensive and the company doesn't have the greatest reputation. 

So should you give it a try?

Well, this is up to you.

I think it could be beneficial to a lot of people out there because of the poor diets and nutrition people get nowadays, but just don't expect this to be some sort of miracle cure... because it is not.

You can purchase Urgent Cell Repair here if you'd like.

Also, you should be aware that there are cheaper alternatives available. These can be hard to compare however, because, for example, two supplements might contain the same amount of vitamin A, but we don't know which is better quality.

I hope you found this review helpful. And, if so, please share it to spread the word.

Also, leave any comments or questions below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

Does Leptitox Really Work

Does Leptitox Really Work? [Scam or Legit?]

It's promoted as being a "5 second water hack" and we are told that you can "effortlessly lose stubborn body fat"... but does Leptitox really work? Or is this just another scam weight-loss supplement that is going to get your hopes up for nothing?

After coming across the promotional material for this supplement I knew I had to write a review on it.

Why? Well, because the way it is promoted is misleading, and this is NOT the miracle cure it may seem to be. You'll see what I mean in this review, but let's first start off by going over the promotions and some of the lies.

The Promotions - Misleading & Filled With Lies!

The video presentation I watched for Leptitox was literally over an hour long (hard to sit through!). There was also a written version, but I didn't find this out until later.

Leptitox presentation

In the presentation, the guy behind it all, Morgan Hurst, starts off talking about his wife, Grace, who was overweight and had tried everything. Eventually she came to the point of being suicidal, and this led Morgan to do everything in order to find a cure. Eventually he did, and supposedly this cure helped Grace lose 62 pounds of fat in just a few weeks...

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We are told that claim that losing weight has "nothing to do with"...

  • how much you diet
  • starve yourself
  • how much grueling exercise you do
  • your thyroid, hormones, or metabolism
  • or your genetics and aging

He basically tells us that losing weight has nothing to do with anything except his new secret that he is selling... of course!

HOWEVER, I'm hesitant to trust everything that we are told... especially after finding out that some of what we are told are proven lies!

#1 - The Testimonials Are Fake!

If you watched the presentation then you might remember seeing testimonials from people who have supposedly tried Leptitox and lost all sorts of weight. However, these are likely fake.

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I ran a reverse Google image search for the picture of "Diana" shown above and found that this photo was taken from other websites... and that the woman's name is actually "Lorie"..

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The same goes for the others we are shown. 

We are told that "James R" lost 34 pounds...

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But I also looked up this image and found that the guy's name is actually "Greg Klapp"...

fake testimonial

#2 - Claims His Presentation Might Get Shut Down

He also claims that the big companies in the weight-loss industry are not happy with his presentation, because it "could destroy their business model overnight", and that they might have it taken down at any moment.

This is a common theme among scammy supplement promotions, and one that I've come across numerous times before, such as with Diabetes Destroyer and the Gluco Type 2 supplement.

I really don't think the large weight-loss companies are scared about Morgan and his supplement, which isn't even getting that great of reviews (more on this later).

#3 - He Went On Some Journey to the Ends of the Earth

He claims to have looked through old medical journals, visited universities, spoke to doctors, and eventually ended up in Malaysia where he was given a list of strange plants and herbs from a 50-something year old guy that had the secret.

Ya, I've also heard similar stories along these lines many times before. It definitely doesn't mean it's a scam, but it does raise my suspicions a bit more.

Anyways, let's begin the review to see if this product is as good as we are told, which isn't looking too optimistic at this point.

What Is Leptitox?

Leptitox
  • Product: Leptitox
  • Type: Fat loss supplement
  • Brand: Leptitox Nutrition
  • Price: $49/bottle (discounts if you purchase more than 1)
  • Where to Buy: Available on the official website here

Overview

Leptitox (commonly misspelled as Lepitox) is an all-natural fat-loss supplement that is different from most others, with a focus on stopping leptin resistance, which I'll explain more in one of the following sections. It is comprised of 22 ingredients, many of which have been used in traditional medicines for ages.

It is hugely popular online right now, but (in my opinion) is far from being the miracle cure it is promoted as.

The Guy Behind It

Morgan Hurst is the guy behind Leptitox. He is the guy who supposedly went to the ends of the earth to find this fat-loss method.

Leptitox Morgan Hurst

He doesn't have any relevant degrees. He just claims to be a regular guy. A 47-year old firefighter.

That said, he does claim to have had the help of a medical professional, Sonya Rhodes, medical researcher.

Update: Sonia Rhodes Might Not Exist!

I was just doing some extra research and you won't believe what I found.

In the video presentation for Leptitox we are told that the lady's name is "Sonia"...

Leptitox Sonia Rhodes

BUT, in the written presentation her name is spelled "Sonya"...

Leptitox Sonya Rhodes

So which is it?

With all the other lies we are told it's hard for me to trust this information now. But, I suppose it could be simple mistake.

How It Works

Leptitox is focused on one main thing, stopping leptin resistance.

Leptin, aka the "fat hormone" (many other names too), basically tells the brain when it is time to speed up or slow down the metabolism. When levels of this hormone are high you're body is put in a higher metabolic state, burning more fat, and vice versa.

Leptin resistance is what you don't want if you are trying to lose weight. This is when the brain stops recognizing leptin's signals, which pretty much makes the hormone useless, at least to some extent.

We are told by Morgan Hurst that leptin resistance is mainly due to EDCs (endocrine-disrupting chemicals) entering your bloodstream and disrupting your brain from detecting leptin.

Research is still emerging in this area, but some reports I have come across have referred to EDCs as a "threat for human metabolism" [from Frontiers in Endocrinology] and they have been found to disrupt leptin sensors in mice.

Leptitox's goal is to protect the body from these harmful EDCs, and thus stop the potential harmful effects of leptin resistances, and ultimately help people lose more weight.

Ingredients

The formula consists of 22 ingredients. These include...

  1. Milk thistle - Supports liver health and detoxification. Also used for skin health, weight loss, reducing cholesterol and more.
  2. Apium graveolens seed - Shown to have detoxifying properties and protects against DEHP, an endocrin disruptor. Also used to treat colds and the flu.
  3. Jujube - Detoxifies the endocrine disruptor ZEA. Used in traditional Chinese medicine. Contains many bioactive compounds and has anti-cancer properties.
  4. Grape seed - Protects against cadmium, another endocrine disruption. Also protects against cancer.
  5. Alfalfa - Detoxifying properties, helps liver. Lots of antioxidants.
  6. Chanca Piedra - High in antioxidants. Also helps protect the liver, working as a tonic.
  7. Taraxacum - Lots of antioxidants. Helps boost the immune system.
  8. Brassicas - Provides compounds to help make important antioxidants. Supports detoxification and inflammation.
  9. Barberry - Can help prevent fat storage with the berberine it provides. Also may fight inflammation and infection.
  10. Turmeric - Contains curcumin, a powerful anti-inflammatory. May protect bones, the liver, and more.
  11. Yellow dock - Used for detoxification of the liver, to treat infections, pain and swelling, and more.
  12. N-acetyl cysteine - Essential for making certain antioxidants. Helps detox, which can prevent liver and kidney damage.
  13. Burdock root - Loaded with antioxidants. Found to detoxify blood, according to a 2011 article from Inflammopharmacology and can increase circulation.
  14. Choline - Good for liver support when detoxing. Can protect heart health and boost metabolism.
  15. Chicory root - Prebiotic fiber, supports health gut flora. Helps detoxify digestive tract and may also help detoxify the liver.
  16. Methionine - May prevent liver damage and viral infections.
  17. Feverfew - Can reduce inflammation. Commonly used to treat headaches and migraines.
  18. Beet Root - Helps improve blood flow and physical performance.
  19. Ginger - Can relieve pain, reduce inflammation, ease cold symptoms, and has detoxification properties.
  20. Red raspberry - Lots of antioxidants.
  21. Artichoke extract - May help with detoxing and improve liver health, and may have anticancer benefits.
  22. Dandelion - Helps detox the liver, Lots of antioxidants. Can help fight cancer.
Leptitox Ingredients

Are They "Proven" to Work?

We are basically told that these ingredients are guaranteed to get the job done, but are they really?

Well, the truth is that scientific research proving their effectiveness, especially when it comes to protection from EDCs, is severely lacking and in some cases non-existent.

Many of the ingredients have some proven benefits and have been used in traditional medicines for centuries, but their said effectiveness for detoxification and protection from EDCs is flimsy.

It would be nice if there was a study proving Leptitox's formulation can help decrease leptin resistance, but we are left in the dark here.

Will they help? There are so many ingredients here that there is a good chance you will see some health benefits and could lose weight, just don't buy into this being the miracle-product it is promoted as being.

Any Side Effects?

Before taking any supplement it is always recommended that you look into the possible side effects of the different ingredients. That said, this all-natural blend will likely have no negative side effects, although some are possible and cramping/diarrhea has been reported. The ingredients are nothing that no one has ever taken before, and they are included in very low amounts.

According to the Leptitox company themselves, "the only side effect is having to spend money on new tight-fitting sexy clothing, or cancel your gym membership"...

leptitox side effects

*If you are taking any medications then I'd recommend consulting with your doctor.

Cost & Refunds

The cost varies greatly depending how many bottles you purchase.

  • 1 bottle = $49/bottle
  • 3 bottles = $39/bottle
  • 6 bottles = $33/bottle
Leptitox price

With big discounts like this, it makes you wonder... how much profit they are actually making selling single bottles at $49 if they can bring the price down to $33 so easily??

Refunds

This product is sold through Clickbank, and the good news about this is that they have a 60-day money-back guarantee on all the products sold on their platform.

In the refund policy it states that "if for any reason you're unsatisfied with your results, you can just return what you haven't used for a full, no questions asked refund".

And if you do buy Leptitox and it doesn't work, you can contact them to initiate the refund process with one of these options...

  • 1-800-390-6035 (US)
  • 1-208-345-4245 (international)
  • contact@leptitox.org

Their physical mailing address for returns is listed as:

Leptitox Nutrition
37 Inverness Drive East, Suite 100
Englewood, CO 80112

The Bad News: The Leptitox company can still find ways to make it hard for customers to return purchases, which some people are complaining about (I'll go over this next).

Consumer Reviews/ Complaints

Of course on the main website we are shown a bunch of good reviews from people who have supposedly had great weight-loss success with Leptitox. But I'm more interested in reviews published on 3rd party websites... which are often more reliable.

You can find reviews on Trustpilot as well as Amazon. At the time of writing this, the overall Trustpilot rating is 4/5 stars and on Amazon it has 3.1/5 stars.

Reviews are mixed. Some people claim that it is "literally the best" and that it works as described...

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[Source: Trustpilot]

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[Source: Trustpilot]

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[Source: Trustpilot]

However, there are also some reviews from people who claim that it absolutely does not work...

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[Source: Amazon]

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[Source: Amazon]

And there are even some people calling it a scam, most of whom are having trouble getting refunds...

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[Source: Trustpilot]

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[Source: Trustpilot]

Pros v Cons

Pros
  • All natural
  • No major side-effect concerns (although some people report cramping and diarrhea)
  • Different from most weight-loss supplements - attacks the problem of weight-loss from a different angle
Cons
  • Pretty expensive
  • Deceptive promotions may get your hopes up too much
  • People have reported difficulty getting refunds
  • Lacking scientific backing in some areas

Is Leptitox a Scam?

I wouldn't call it a scam, but it's pretty obvious that the marketing behind this product is misleading, deceptive, and a bit on the shady side.

But it does have value and there is potential for it to work... just don't expect it to work as well as it is promoted as working.

Conclusion - Worth a Try?

As you know, there is no guarantee that Leptitox will help you lose weight and the science behind it is lacking. However, on the upside, it is a weight-loss supplement that tries attacks the problem from a different angle. So if you have tried all sorts of ways to lose weight without success, this could be worth a try.

But ultimately the decision is up to you. The good news is that there is a 60-day money back guarantee, as mentioned (although it may be hard to get).

Where to Buy

If you do want to give it a try then you can buy Leptitox on the official website here.

It is not available in stores.

I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful. Please leave any comments/questions below 🙂

do capillus laser caps really work

Do Capillus Laser Caps Really Work? – REVIEW

Do Capillus laser caps really work? This is the big question that needs to be answered before you spend $1k or more on some hat that is supposed to re-grow your hair.

Or... are these caps a scam gimmick like the Regrow Hair Protocol? After all, there have been some complaints online claiming such.

Hair loss is a big problem. A 2014 survey by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery found that, in the US, about 1 out of every 5 Americans suffers from hair loss under the age of 30... and of course this statistic largely increases with age.

Capillus is trying to tackle this problem with their laser caps, which offer a very easy and discrete solution... that they claim works.

In this review I'll be going over the features of these laser caps, how they supposedly work, the science behind them, user reviews/complaints and more.

Let's begin...

Overview

  • Product: Capillus Laser Caps
  • Type: Laser hair re-growth caps
  • Manufacturer: Capillus (capillus.com)
  • Price: $999 - $2,999
  • Refunds Offered?: Yes

What Are Capillus Laser Caps?

Capillus laser caps are exactly what they sound like... they are caps with lasers on the underside for the purpose of hair re-growth, and are said to be able to reverse the process of hair-loss, treat thinning hair and balding, revitalize damaged hair, and nurture fuller and healthier hair.

While the science behind hair re-growth by lasers is lacking to some extent, some people claim to have seen great results with laser treatment such as that offered by these Capillus caps.

The time-frame for results you can expect according to the company is listed as such...

  • 0-3 months = no visible difference
  • 3-6 months = decrease in hair loss & initial results
  • 12 months = visible results & fuller appearance
  • 24 months = fuller, healthier hair & continued maintenance

... so it can take a while, but if you only have to put a cap on your head for 6 minutes a day then that certainly doesn't seem too bad.

But... this is IF they actually work.

Are the laser caps offered by Capillus really the solution? After all, we all know that you can't always trust promotional material 100%.

As you'll see in this review, they are far from a sure-fire solution to hair re-growth... as I was expecting. ALTHOUGH THEY MAY WORK FOR SOME!

The Company Behind Them

Capillus is a Florida-based company that was founded in 2012. It received FDA clearance in 2015 and has been manufacturing its laser devices ever since.

The company has a good reputation and makes sure to put out top-quality products. They are even certified through Intertek's MDSAP program that ensures they follow the requirements of medical device regulations in Canada, which seems to be rare for companies of this size.

It's also nice to see that they stand behind their devices, offering warranties and refunds (which I'll go over more later).

Product Features

  • Laser Diodes - These are, of course, the main feature of the caps. They are on the underside of the cap, embedded in the material, and emit a certain wavelength of light towards your scalp to stimulate hair follicles. The count and coverage of the diodes differs depending what model you purchase, which I'll go over.
  • Silicone Liner - The inside has a soft silicone liner in which the lasers are embedded. This flexible design allows for a good fit (or at least a decent fit) for most head shapes/sizes. Below is picture demonstrating the flexibility of these caps...
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[Source: capillus.com]

  • Auto-Programming - The daily 6-minute sessions are programmed, so you only need to put on the cap and turn it on. No need to watch the clock.
  • Eye-Safety Sensors - We all know that lasers can be harmful to the eyes, which is why Capillus includes sensors to safeguard from this potential problem. Lasers are disabled until the cap is placed on the head.
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery - Could you imagine using a device like this daily if it relied on disposable batteries? That would be horrible, which is why Capillus caps feature lithium ion rechargeable batteries, that are said by customers to have really good battery-life.

How They Work

As we know, the lasers are on the underside of the cap, embedded in the material and facing inwards, which will be directed towards one's scalp.

The wavelength used here is that of 650 nm, which is a visible red light band.

Why this wavelength? Well, there still needs to be more research on what is actually optimal, but the reason Capillus uses this wavelength is because it penetrates the hair follicle more and is able to stimulate the root.

Below you can see an illustration of an LED light (left) vs the 650nm red light (right) that Capillus devices use...

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[Source: capillus.com]

The LED doesn't penetrate much, whereas the 650 nm laser light is able to penetrate 5mm and stimulate the root of the hair follicle.

There are many causes of hair loss, but many of the common causes, such as pattern baldness, are the result of degradation of the hair follicle. 

This form of laser treatment, allegedly, improves cellular respiration within the follicle, which increases oxygen and nutrient delivery and promotes healthy growth.

Different Models & Prices

On their website they currently list 3 different models ranging in price from $999 to $2,999.

What's the difference? Let's take a look.

Capillus Ultra - $999

This is their lowest cost model and is probably the most purchased because of this. 

It features 82 laser diodes and has a 410 mW output.

Capillus Plus - $1,999

This model costs $1,000 more and features 202 laser diodes, 2.5x as much as that mentioned above.

The output here is 1010 mW.

Capullus Pro - $2,999

If you want to go all in on this hair re-growth solution then this is their top-of-the-line product. Here you have 272 laser diodes (3.3x more than their cheapest model) with an output of 1360 mW.

What's The Difference?

The difference is nothing more than an increasing number of laser diodes for more coverage, and with this an increased power output.

Other than this the caps look the same and function the same.

Are The More Expensive Models Really Any Better?

Are the more expensive options really worth it if they only provide more coverage and power output?

Would it really be worth purchasing more laser diodes or could you simply wear the cheaper version, the Capullus Ultra, for longer periods of time to get the same coverage as a more expensive version?

This is a logical question that isn't made clear, but it seems that this is a possibility.

Concerns About Product Quality

I have stumbled across some complaints from people who have received faulty devices, but overall the quality that Capillus brings to the table is very good. This is a reputable company that certainly doesn't want to tarnish their reputation by selling low quality products.

The laser caps sold are durable, flexible, and seem to provide a comfortable fit for most people (they have a soft inner silicone lining).

What Science Says

Capillus is proud to state that their laser caps have FDA clearance, which sounds pretty good and may even lead one to believe that the FDA has found them effective, but this really doesn't mean much. Basically all this means is that Capillus' devices are "substantially equivalent to another (similar) legally marketed device"... but it certainly doesn't mean that they work.

*Here is the difference between FDA approval and FDA clearance

The problem is that there is a lack of research on these devices, which is why in 2017 the the NAD made a recommendation that Capillus stop advertising their products as being "clinically proven" and "physician recommended".

That said, there is definitely some promise, and a 2018 study in Lasers in Medical Science found that treatment with low-level laser therapy (LLLT which is what these Capillus caps offer) brought about improvement in 10 of 11 trials performed on people with androgenic alopecia (on of the most common forms of hair loss).

But, as mentioned, there is still definitely a lack of research in this area and in the study it was stated that "More research needs to be undertaken to determine the optimal power and wavelength to use".

User Reviews/Complaints

Okay, so there are studies that show laser treatment such as that provided by Capillus laser caps to be effective, at least to some extent, but how well are these caps performing for ordinary people who are purchasing them out of desperation to regrow their hair?

Well, of course on the capillus.com website they show a bunch of amazing reviews (they have a perfect 5/5 star rating as I'm writing this), but it's always best to look for more independent sources of reviews.

Luckily these products are sold on Amazon... which means that buyers can leave reviews on Amazon. Now you certainly can't trust every review you read on this platform 100% either, but generally speaking you can probably get a more truthful and honest view of how well Capillus caps actually work.

As of now they have some pretty decent ratings, with a 3.8 out of 5 stars for the Capillus Ultra model...

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This rating isn't that great but it also isn't bad. 

But anyways... let's take a look at some things people are saying and complaints that they have.

Let's begin with some overly positive reviews, such as this one shown below where a customer claims that in about 2 months she was able to see growth of "baby hairs" and less scalp showing...

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And then there is this person who claims to have experienced increased hair growth around the temples (but I can't really tell based on the pictures provided)...

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Complaints

As far as complaints and low ratings go, they are all pretty much the same and claim that the product, simply put, doesn't work.

Here is someone who claims to be using the cap every day for several months with no results...

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And here is another low rating from someone who left a very informative review of "Did not work." (joke of course)... offering no information as to how long they tried it for.

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Below is another review claiming that "nothing" happened, and this comes from someone who has been using their laser cap for 9 months religiously...

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Then there are a few reviews from people claiming that the laser treatment actually led to more hair loss...

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*Note: You should also know that increased hair loss in the early stages of using this kind of treatment is actually common, as unhealthy hairs are pushed out by new re-growth.

Results are mixed

As I was expecting to see before doing the research, these laser caps do not work for everyone. The reason for this can be many things, one of the more obvious being that hair-loss isn't all caused by the same thing.

So, just because one person says that these work does not mean they will work for you, and vice versa.

But as mentioned above, the reviews overall are more positive than negative, which is a good sign.

Any Side Effects?

Due to the lack of studies around LLLT (low-level laser therapy) for hair re-growth, there isn't much to talk about here.

LLLT is used as a treatment for a variety of conditions/problems, such as pain management, inflammation, and more. It has been shown to have no adverse side effects for musculoskeletal pain when used as a treatment, and Capillus reports that there are "no reported side-effects" for their caps, but there is likely more research needed in this area.

That said, if there were any major side-effects I'm sure we'd be hearing all about them, and we don't... so this is a good sign.

All things considered, LLLT is regarded as safe.

Warranty & Refunds

The warranty and refund policy are important, especially because these are far from being low-cost products.

If you spend $999 - $2,999 on something you want to make darn sure you are covered if it doesn't work or has a defect.

The warranty varies depending on what model you buy.

  • Capillus Ultra comes with a 1-year warranty on the cap device as well as the battery pack and AC adapter.
  • Capillus Plus comes with a 2-year warranty on the cap device and a 1-year warranty on the battery pack and AC adapter.
  • Capillus Pro comes with a 3-year warranty on the cap device and a 1-year warranty on the battery pack and AC adapter.

So they all come with some pretty good warranties, but the length is increased with the more expensive models, which makes sense.

The warranty covers the device and accessories as long as you are using them as the instructions suggest. If however, you drop your cap in the toilet or smash it with a hammer, it will not be covered.

As stated, the warranty "does not cover damages caused by acts of God, misuse, negligence, accident, or modification of any part".

Note: In order to activate this warranty you need to register your device at www.capillus.com/activatewarranty within 30 days of purchase.

Refunds

In addition to the warranty they also offer refunds, which you can get for any reason, such as if you simply do not like the way the cap fits.

They offer a 365-day satisfaction guarantee where you can request a refund within 365 days of purchasing. However, if you return your purchase after 30 days then there will be a 25% service charge, which means you'll only get back 75% of the initial price.

Customers are also responsible for paying for return shipping.

Pros v Cons

Pros
  • Easy to use
  • Comfortable fit (for most)
  • Good quality and good brand
  • Warranty and refunds available
  • Scientifically proven to work (to some extent)
  • No side-effects reported
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Won't work for everyone

Conclusion - Worth Buying?

While these laser caps are certainly not guaranteed to work, and appear not to work for everyone, they do seem to be a pretty good non-invasive option for hair regrowth and many users have had success.

But, with all the other laser caps on the market it might be a difficult decision which is the best option.

Other Alternatives:

Capillus is no-doubt one of the better and more reputable brands on the market, but there are cheaper alternatives that may work just as well.

However, with Capillus you aren't just buying a product, you are buying a brand... a brand that offers a warranty, that places safety at the top of their priority list by including nice features such as "eye-safety sensors" so that the lasers won't cause any eye damage, and so on.

Capillus isn't the cheapest option, but is is one of the better options.

So, in conclusion... Do I recommend Capillus? Yes.

Thank you for taking the time to read this review. I hope you found it helpful 🙂

Now it's your turn: Have you had experience with Capillus laser caps or laser caps in general? Leave your comments in the section below...

Synbiotic 365 Review

United Naturals Synbiotic 365 Review – Scam or Does It Work?

Synbiotic 365 is receiving some heavy promotion but will it actually do anything for you? Will it cure your digestion issues or is Synbiotic 365 a scam that is just going to end up being a waste of your money?

Unfortunately there are so many supplement scams out there these days that this is a question you need to ask... which I will be investigating in this review.

In this Synbiotic 365 review I'll be going over exactly what this supplement is and the company behind it, the ingredients and whether or not they have any hope of working, side effects, complaints and more.

What Is Synbiotic 365?

  • Name: Synbiotic 365
  • Manufacturer: United Naturals
  • Cost: $45/box (price decreases the more you buy)
  • Recommended?: Yes
Synbiotic 365

Overview

Synbiotic 365 is supplement created by United Naturals that consists of B vitamins, probiotics and prebiotics to support a healthy gut flora. As the company name implies, all of the ingredients are natural, which is usually a good thing. 

United Naturals is not accredited with the BBB, which may raise some concern, but based on my research they do seem to be a trustworthy and credible company, one that you can count on to honor their refund policy if you are not satisfied with your purchase (well, maybe not all the time--more on this!).

While the science behind the effectiveness of such probiotics is still lacking in some areas, overall the supplement definitely has potential and is one of the better probiotic supplements I have reviewed to-date. Just be aware that this is NOT guaranteed to work for everyone.

Claims Made

When you find promotional material for different supplements it is always hard to know what you should believe as absolute truth and what you should consider nothing more than hype.

As far as Synbiotic 365 goes things don't seem too bad. It isn't being promoted as some miracle supplement that is going to magically cure all of your digestive issues, or at least not to the extent of some other rather ridiculously marketed supplements I've reviewed, such as Digestive Freedom Plus for example.

The main claim is that, by improving gut health by improving the microbiota of the gut, you can possibly eliminate all sorts of digestive problems.

And the man behind it all is Dr. Vincent Pedre...

Who Is Dr. Vincent Pedre?

Dr Vincent Pedre Synbiotic 365

Dr Pedre is the man behind Synbiotic 365, and is the Chief Wellness Officer at United Naturals.

Pedre is a Cornell graduate who received his M.D. from University of Miami School of Medicine, later going on to found Pedre Integrative Health.

His approach to medicine is holistic, combining aspects of Eastern and Western medicine to come up with a solution to better gut health and better digestion. This is why he often promotes the use of yoga and meditation to relieve digestive problems, which may sound bizarre but can help by relieving stress... a known culprit of digestive issues.

But don't worry, with Synbiotic 365 you won't have to get into crazy yoga poses or meditate... and he isn't just a doctor teaching people what he learned from his education. He actually suffered from IBS himself for years and this is what led him in the direction of becoming a "gut doctor". 

Pedre has even went as far as to author a book called Happy Gut, which outlines his holistic approach to restoring gut health and living an overall better life, rather than just treating symptoms.

Overall I'm very pleased with the information I've found on Dr. Vincent Pedre. He seems to be the real deal and is the type of person you want standing behind a product like Synbiotic 365.

Ingredients

Symbiotic 365 Ingredients
1) B Vitamins

The B vitamin blend consists of thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), vitamin B6, folate (B9), vitamin B12, biotin (B7) and pantotheric acid (B5)... all of which are dosed at 200% of the recommended daily value except for vitamin B12 which is provided at a 1,000% RDA dosage.

B vitamins are important for digestion and overall well being. They each serve different functions and I'll give a quick rundown of each included here:

  • Thiamin (vitamin B1) is active in the process of turning carbs into energy, which is their main function. It also plays important roles in the brain and nervous system. When it comes to digestion thiamin assists in the production of hydrochloric acid, which is the acid in your stomach that breaks down food, and helps regulate appetite.
  • Riboflavin (vitamin B2) is active in the metabolism of fats, proteins and carbs. It is also important in the process of turning carbs into energy, just as thiamin is.
  • Niacin (vitamin B3) is needed in the conversion of carbs to energy and is also needed for the proper function of sugars and fats in the body, and helps support healthy mucous membranes in the digestive system. Besides that it is active in the production of sex hormones, improves circulation, and more. A deficiency of it can lead to vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Vitamin B6 is important for digestion and particularly during the process of processing proteins. It also is active in the conversion of carbs to glucose as well as the creation of both red-blood cells and neurotransmitters.
  • Folate (vitamin B9) is, yet again, active in the conversion of carbs to energy. It is also thought to help increase low digestive acid levels and help with constipation--and help form new red-blood cells.
  • Vitamin B12 helps make DNA and is very important for healthy blood cells and nerve function... and of course it is active in the conversion of carbs to energy. Digestive problems are one of many symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency.
  • Biotin (vitamin B7) isn't just great for your hair, skin and nails. It is also involved in the conversion of carbs to energy and important for digestive tract health.
  • Pantotheric Acid (vitamin B5) also helps convert carbs to energy and is needed for producing blood cells... in addition to being important for a healthy digestive tract.

You can see that all of the eight B vitamins are active in the conversion of carbs to energy. This is why a common symptom of vitamin B deficiency if fatigue and being overly tired all the time--and why there are all sorts of vitamin B energy drinks on the market.

Many of their functions overlap to some extent but it is important that you get the enough of each in your diet, which many people don't.

Vitamin B12 deficiency alone is pretty common, which some studies estimating that up to 39% of US adults are at risk of being deficient.

2) Probiotic Blend

The probiotic blend is the core of what this supplement provides.

What we have here is a 20 billion CFU blend of different bacteria, mainly consisting of lactobacilli types.

What are probiotics?

Probiotics are often referred to as "good" bacteria. They are simply bacteria that live in our guts and are beneficial to our health, mainly for our digestion and immune health.

Taking probiotics has become more popular recently with the movement towards more natural health approaches and is a common alternative to conventional therapies when it comes to gastrointestinal problems.

Is there proof that they work?

  • An analysis by researchers at Chochrane Collaboration looked at 63 different studies on the effectiveness of probiotics on acute diarrhea. With probiotics about 55% people were free from diarrhea after 3 days. Without probiotics only about 34% were diarrhea free.
  • Article from Harvard Health  - There were 14 clinical trials of people with constipation who were given either probiotics or a placebo. On average probiotics were found to slow the gut transit time by 12.4 hours, increase the weekly frequency of bowel movements by 1.3, soften stool and make it easier to pass.
  • A study of 214 IBS patients took probiotics for 4 weeks and 78% of them, or 167 of the patients, found them to reduce pain and bloating. The probiotic used here was L. plantarum, which is also included in Synbiotic 365.
  • A large meta-analysis of 1793 patients looked at the benefits of probiotics vs placebos on patients with IBS. The concluded results were that probiotics reduce pain and severity of symptoms.

Constipation, diarrhea, IBS, acid reflux... probiotics have been found to be beneficial for many gastrointestinal problems.

The studies and analyses mentioned above are just a small sample of what exists out there.

Probiotics are definitely important for proper digestion. This is something we can all agree on. However, this alone doesn't mean that Synbiotic 365 is going to work.

Concerns about effectiveness

One of the big concerns when it comes to probiotics is that they will be killed by stomach acid before ever reaching the intestines, and will thus be useless. 

This is why you often see probiotics included in dairy products like milk and yogurt--the reason being that milk and yogurt help neutralize the stomach acid so that the probiotics can make their way into your intestines while still living.

This exact reason is why many probiotic supplements do not work. They fail to address this problem.

Synbiotic 365 does not have any dairy in it to neutralize stomach acid, but what it does have are capsules made from hypromellose. This is a fairly new type of capsule being used that delays disintegration. I haven't really found much information at how effective it actually is when it comes to delivering probiotics, but it's nice to see that United Naturals is working to address the problem.

*This means it's good for people who are lactose intolerant.

Dosage

The dosage you get per serving here is 20 billion CFU.

A CFU is a "colony forming unit" and this refers to the number of live bacteria strains in each dose. This may seem a bit weird but this is how probiotics are measured.

There is a lack or research as to what the best dosage is, but 20 billion CFU looks pretty good when compared to most other supplements and studies.

You will find many supplements with only 10 billion CFU and then a few that go as high as 50 billion CFU. However, more isn't always better.

3) Chicory Root Inulin

This is what you call a pre-biotic and its purpose being included in this supplement is to provide food for the probiotics. Prebiotics are not bacteria... they are just food for bacteria.

Chicory root inulin is soluble fiber and this is what you want. It is not broken down by our body's stomach acid and makes its way unchanged into the colon, where it is then fermented by our gut bacteria... and in this case hopefully by all of the probiotics this supplement has provided that made it's way beyond the stomach acid.

All this said, the 315mg of this fiber that Synbiotic 365 provides really isn't much at all... but I suppose it is better than nothing and if you have a healthy/balanced diet you should be getting enough soluble fiber to provide food for the probiotics anyhow.

Ingredient Quality

One thing I want to point out about this supplement, which is a good thing, is that they don't cut corners just to make money.

The quality of ingredients included here is better than most. I already went over how their capsules are made from hypromellose, which is certainly better than some of the other choices out there--but they also provide other better ingredient choices, such as methylcobalamin for vitamin B12 instead of the synthetic form of cyanocobalamin.

Ingredient quality is a huge concern when it comes to probiotics because of how fragile the bacteria is. Bacteria in probiotic supplements needs to survive the manufacturing process, storage, and then of course it needs to make it past your stomach acid to be of any benefit to you. So there is a lot it has to go through and a company that doesn't put in the effort to deliver a quality product is likely leaving you with a bunch of useless pills that won't do anything.

Luckily this doesn't seem to be the case here... although there aren't any studies I have come across as to Synbiotic 365's effectiveness in particular.

Any Side Effects?

You are unlikely to experience any negative side effects from taking Synbiotic 365.

Some people experience a temporary increase in gas and bloating from the increased fermentation going on by the new bacteria, and some people have reported constipation and increased thirst, but occurrences seem to be rare.

Of course it is always best to consult with your doctor, but they might not be a big fan of alternative medicinal approaches like this.

*Note: There was a review I read recently from someone who experienced severe itchiness of their skin. I'm not sure why this would be but it seems very rare.

Price

As I'm writing this there are 3 available purchase options:

  • 1 Box - $45
  • 3 Boxes - $119
  • 6 Boxes - $229
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Buying more gives you a discount, but it's also a lot of money to spend without knowing how it might work for you, which is why I'd probably start out with just 1 box for $45.

Refunds

You can read their refund policy on the Terms of Service page if you want to, but I'll give you the breakdown of what's going on here.

What they offer is a 60 day money-back guarantee in which you have 60 days to return Synbiotic 365 for a refund.

What's really nice about the policy is that you can even return for a refund with up to 2 empty/opened containers--returning more than 2 empty/opened containers will result in a prorated refund.

You will have to pay for shipping however and you might have to go through the process of contacting customers support to get a RMA # before sending your unwanted product back, which you can contact at:

  • 1-844-794-7728
  • support@unitednaturals.com

FAQ's

When should you take Synbiotic 365?

There are different opinions on when the best time to take probiotics is, but many experts agree that about 20 minutes after you eat first thing in the morning is best.

There are also proponents for taking them on an empty stomach first thing in the morning.

Is Synbiotic 365 a Scam?

I know this may sound like a bit of a silly question, but it is one that people are asking and so I'll address it.

No, Synbiotic 365 is not a scam. It is actually one of the better probiotic supplements I've come across, although the promotions for it may make it sound a tad better than it really is.

Where is Synbiotic 365 manufactured?

The good news is that this is made in the USA, which means it is subject to more regulation than many other countries... which is a good thing in this particular situation.

How long do you have to take Synbiotic 365?

There is no timeline for how long you should take this. If you want to it would be safe to take continuously, after all... it is completely natural.

Will Synbiotic 365 work for everyone?

No, it won't. If you already eat healthy and balanced then you may already have a healthy gut flora, which means you might not notice any difference. There are a lot of other factors at play here as well.

That said, it's difficult to know whether or not your gut flora is balanced so it could be worth a try. 

Customer Reviews/Complaints

They have over 100 reviews from customers on the United Naturals website, but all of them are 4-5 stars out of 5 stars and of course there is the concern of bias since they are published on the official company website.

HighYa is a good source of reviews and right now as I'm writing this Synbiotic 365 has around 1,000 reviews from customers with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars...

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By far most of the reviews are very good, however, there are some complaints. Not everyone loves this supplement and/or the company. So let's take a look at few...

Lack of Customer Support & Refund Trouble

The person below was apparently trying to get a refund but had no luck of getting in touch with customer support until AFTER the 30-day return window was up...

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*Note: The return window is now 60 days. This has been extended.

More Trouble With Refunds

The customer below had been trying to get a refund for over a month and claims to have been given excuse after excuse...

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Return Trouble

And yet another complaint left below is from someone who wasn't able to get a refund--but this time because it took too long to ship and they would not have the needed time to return it within the 30 day window...and they also claim it didn't work at all.

But again, the 30 day return policy is now 60 days, so this shouldn't be a problem.

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I think it's important to show that there are some people complaining and very disappointed here. But maybe these people's problems stem from issues that have nothing to do with a healthy gut microbiota, which would mean even the best probiotic wounldn't work for them... who knows..

What you also have to realize is that the number of people leaving negative reviews is very low.

Overall most people are pleased with their purchase.

Pros v Cons

Pros
  • Seems to be a trustworthy brand
  • Made in the USA
  • Good dosages of probiotics and B vitamins
  • Lots of scientific proof showing probiotics effectiveness
  • No side effects (or at least very unlikely)
  • 100% natural​​​​
  • Good for overall health, not just digestive health
Cons
  • Limited information on effectiveness of capsule delivery system
  • Somewhat expensive
  • Isn't going to work for everyone

Conclusion - Worth Buying or Not?

As mentioned, Synbiotic 365 is one of the better probiotic supplements that I have came across. Not only does it contain a good dose of a variety of different probiotics, but it also contains prebiotics to support the probiotics supplied along with B vitamins for better digestion and better overall health.

Will Synbiotic 365 work for you? This is a question that will only be able to be answered after trying it.

Overall I think it is a good product and would recommend it. However, don't by any means think that your choice of good probiotic supplements is limited. There are plenty of good quality probiotics on Amazon, many of which are less expensive too.

Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful. Please leave any comments and/or questions below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

Keto T-911 Scam

Is Keto T-911 a Scam? – A Review You Shouldn’t Miss

Is Keto T-911 really the amazing ketosis supplement that it is claimed to be? 

Can it really help you lose weight, improve mental clarity, increase your energy, boost your mood and so on? 

Or is this all a lie? Is it possible that Keto T-911 is a scam that you would be better off avoiding?

My guess is that you probably came across some promotional material for this supplement that made it sound like some miracle product... which sounded too good to be true. And now you, being the logical person that you are, decided to do a little extra research before possibly buying.

Luckily for you, in this review I'll be going over exactly what this supplement is, the ingredients it has and why they might not work like we are told, complaints about the product and the company behind it, and more.

What Is Keto T-911?

  • Product: Keto T-911 (aka Keto Trim 911)
  • Manufacturer: Phytage Labs
  • Price: Varies ($49.95 - $59.95/bottle)
  • Recommended?: Not really
  • Where to Buy: Click Here
keto t911

Keto T-911, which used to be called Keto Trim 911 but for some reason they changed the name, is a supplement made by Phytage Labs that supplies your body with ketones to help induce a state of ketosis without actually having to change your diet or lifestyle.

Why Try to Get Into Ketosis?

While it is still a very new subject and the effects are not that well known, there are many said benefits to getting your body into ketosis.

  • It helps with weight loss
  • It may reduce the risk of cancer
  • It may reduce chances of seizures
  • It improves heart health
  • It can improve cognitive function

... and more.

And there is also the benefit that so many people claim to experience which is having a steadier and overall better supply of energy, which can lead to an overall better life.

Why Take Supplements?

Achieving ketosis on your own is hard, very hard. In order to do it naturally you have to follow a strict diet of very little carbs and high amounts of fat, the reason being that your body will only start producing the needed ketones when it shifts from burning carbs as the main source of energy to burning fat.

Carbs are the first choice of energy by your body. So if you are eating carbs your body will use them up first, because it's an easier process. So what you have to do is simply not provide the carbs... and this way it is forced to burn fat for energy.

The idea behind ketone supplements is that they simply supply your body with ketones so that it can be in a state of ketosis without actually being forced to create ketones itself. So you can still eat all the breads and pastas you want to and still be in ketosis.

But I'll get more into whether or not this particular supplement is able to achieve these results in a bit. Let's first go over some of the backstory about how Keto T-911 came to be...

Backstory

The sales pitch, as expected, starts off in one of the most ridiculous ways possible.

*Note: There may be different promotional materials out there. I came across both a video presentation and a written sales page 

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It starts off with a story about how the spokesman's 350 pound wife was unconscious  and her swollen, rotting ankle was being chewed on by their dogs.

Apparently the guy's wife, who was once in good shape, started gaining weight and developed such a severe case of type 2 diabetes that she lost feeling in her feet.

However, I am hesitant to believe any of this story because it sounds a bit ridiculous and is similar to a lot of other stories I've heard from other scammy supplemement promotions.

  • Unbacked Claims 
    • There are plenty of things said in the promotional material that sounded amazing, yet left me wondering where on earth the proof of such claims were. 
    • For example, they claim that the 3 ingredients this supplement has "has been proven to literally dissolve your excess fat" and this has been shown in "more than 8,500 scientific studies"... but where is the proof of this? They don't offer any.
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  • The Typical 'Evil Medical Establishment' Claims
    • We are told that David Coleman is "hated by pretty much every pharmaceutical executive and weight loss "expert" on the planet" and that his presentation is costing them billions of dollars.
    • He claims that the food companies and the medical establishment are in an evil alliance to keep us unhealthy so that we continue to spend tons of money on their scam health products.
    • I've heard this same claim before from many of the scammy sounding supplement promotions I've come across... Joint Pain Hack, BPS-5, Tinnitec... there are plenty of examples.
    • I highly doubt that any large pharmaceutical company is concerned at all with this presentation. This, in my opinion, is just a form of false scarcity to make you think that you better buy the supplement right away before it is taken off the market.
    • Also, the ingredients in this supplement are NO SECRET by any means.

*Note: I'm definitely not one to trust everything the medical establishment says or does, but I'm even less willing to trust a scammy promotion like this.

  • No Verifiable Information on the Backstory
    • The entire story about Donald Coleman and his wife being chewed on by their dogs is likely made-up for promotional purposes. There is no proof that any of it is real, and I think we can all agree that it sounds quite ridiculous.
    • "Donald Coleman" might also be made-up... a fictitious character also created for promotional purposes. There are no images of the guy nor is there any verifiable information given.
  • Fake Testimonials
    • Do you remember being shown people like "Kevin in Arizona" who have supposedly lost a bunch of weight with this supplement?...
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Ya, well don't believe a word of this. I was suspicious from the start so I decided to do a reverse Google image search for the pictures shown above and found that they are all over the internet.

The original photos are actually a different color... I'm guessing they changed the color to try to make it more difficult to look up and prove to be fake like I just did.

The original photo is on a bunch of different websites, mostly foreign websites...

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The sales pitch is ridiculous, it is filled with misleading information and lies, but let's forget about all of this for a second and take a look at the ingredients and whether or not they have the potential to work... because when it comes down to it this is what matters most.

Ingredients

keto T-911 ingredients

As you can see there are only 3 ingredients. Keto T-911 has an 800 mg blend of the following per serving...

  • Magnesium Beta Hydroxybutyrate
  • Calcium Beta Hydroxybutyrate
  • Sodium Beta Hydroxybutyrate

You can see that each ingredient has Hydroxybutyrate in it.

What is Beta Hydroxybutyrate?

Beta Hydroxybutyrate, or BHB for short, is a type of ketone that is produced naturally by the body.

As you can see here, BHB is the only type of ketone found in this supplement. The mineral in front of Beta Hydroxybutyrate is different (magnesium, calcium, sodium), but the ketone is the same.

No matter what keto supplement you look at there is probably BHB. In fact, I have never seen any without it. There are 2 other forms of ketones that the body produces, but it is always BHB that is being sold in supplements. The reason for this is because BHB is is the most widely bio-available of the 3 different forms and it doesn't degrade so easily or rapidly, which makes it good for storing in supplements.

Proof That Ingesting BHB Works

Ketosis is the state our bodies enter when the level of ketones in our blood reaches a certain level. It makes perfect sense that ingesting ketones could lead to elevated blood ketone levels, doesn't it?

Well, this was the theory when ketone supplements were first being created and there is some proof that it works.

One heavily referenced study was published in Frontiers of Physiology in 2017. This study measured the blood ketone levels of 15 participants after consuming 12g or 24g of either ketone salts or ketone esters (I'll talk more about the difference between these 2 shortly). The results, simply put, were that ketone supplementation is a "practical, efficacious way to achieve ketosis".

There is an overall lack of evidence showing BHB supplementation's benefits, but this is to be expected in such a new field. After all, this whole ketosis as a health benefit thing is a rather new practice... or at least a rather new mainstream practice.

The Bottom Line:

The bottom line is that there is at least some evidence showing that they work and, what even might be better, is that there are a lot of people who take ketone supplements and swear by them... along with there being massive amounts of people following a natural ketogenic diet and claiming to have noticed all sorts of benefits.

But... these ingredients might not be quite as good as you think.

Why This Might Not Work As Good As They Say

In the sales pitch they really hype up these 3 ingredients. They make it sound as if this is the only supplement on the market that contains these ingredients in such pure forms and that no other product out there is going to work nearly as good.

They even go as far as to say that "the absorption rate in your body is up to 97% higher than with other supplements"... but I have absolutely no idea where this statement comes from and what other supplements they are comparing it to--as far as I know this is just a fluffed up statement that really tells us nothing significant or important... and the sales pitch is full of these.

The 2 Different Types of Ketone Supplements

There are 2 different types of ketone supplements that you will find out there, ketone salts and ketone esters.

The difference isn't in the ketones themselves, but rather what they are attached to.

Ketone salts are exactly what they sound like... ketones bound to some type of salt, usually potassium, calcium, etc. In the case of Keto T-911, we have ketones bound to sodium, calcium, and magnesium.

While there is some limited evidence that has found ketone salts to be effective at elevating blood ketone levels and inducing ketosis, the evidence... as stated... is limited.

The possible problem with ketone salts is that they are not like anything naturally produced by the body. So the concern is that your body will not react to them as it would normally and they may not be effective.

Ketone esters on the other hand are identical to what your body produces naturally if you were to try to achieve ketosis without the aid of supplements. So there is no argument here... you are simply supplementing what your body is going to produce if you were to abide by the strict diet necessary to get your body into ketosis.

These are ketones, as you can imagine, that are attached to an ester group rather than a salt. The reason you don't see them too often included in supplements is because they are more expensive. Usually supplements that do have these kinds of ketones are in liquid form.

Low Doses

The entire dose for this supplement is 800mg, which includes a mixture of the 3 ingredients. 

While there is some evidence that shows taking BHB supplements can put your body into a state of ketosis, there aren't any studies I can find that shows it can be done with such low doses... not even close to such low doses.

Low Quality?

The quality of the ingredients can make all the difference in the world and unfortunately this is a concern when it comes to this particular supplement.

I'll talk more about this in a bit!

Side Effects

According to the company Keto T-911 is "safe as a daily multi-vitamin" but who knows how true this is.

Just about every keto supplement company will tell you this, but the truth is that ketone salts are not all that well studied and understood... especially when it comes to long-term effects.

That said, I don't want to scare you and there is no proof I have that they are harmful. But it is a point worth bringing up.

The Cost

You have the choice to order 2 bottles at a price of $59.95/bottle, or you can order 4 bottles at a price of $49.95/bottle... either way it is pretty expensive.

On the checkout page they say that the "regular price for 1 bottle of Keto-T911 is $120", but who knows how true this is. And if it is true, well, then that sounds like the biggest ripoff ever.

90-Day Money-Back Guarantee

They do sell this product with a 90 day money-back guarantee...

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However, it seems to be a hassle if you want to get your money back.

I read over the Terms of Service and they make you go through the process of getting a RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) # and all of that before being able to return it.

This is a common step used by companies who, without saying it, want to make it as difficult as possible for customers to return their products so that they don't have to give out many refunds.

Complaints

With a C level rating with the BBB, not being accredited, and less than a 3 out of 5 star rating on SiteJabber, it seems reasonable and fitting that I have quite a few number of complaints to go over.

Some of the complaints worth mentioning (some I've went over already) are as follows...

1) Low Dosages - As mentioned, the doses here are low... too low in my opinion. There isn't any good evidence I can find that such low doses will be able to put ones body into ketosis.

It's also worth mentioning that, to make matters worse, the amount of BHB supplementation needed to achieve ketosis will vary between people, with larger people needing to supplement more.

2) Misleading Sales-Pitch - The sales pitch leads one to believe that this is the absolute holy grail of keto supplements. It leads us to think that there is not a chance it WON'T work and that anyone who supplements this is pretty much guaranteed to lose weight, improve cognitive skills, etc... but much of what is told is misleading hype.

... and of course much of what is told is a lie. The entire background story is likely made up as I went over, there are unproven claims made, and let's not forget the fake images they show us.

3) Lack of Company Information - The company behind this product is called Phytage Labs, which I am somewhat familiar with because I've reviewed other supplements by them such as Gluco Type 2 and Internal 911.

But I'm not familiar with this place in a good way. Their other supplements are promoted in the same scammy ways and the company itself isn't one that I trust all that much.

The big problem I have here is that there is a severe lack of company information.

If you go to the phytagelaboratories.com website you will find an 'About Us' page but it doesn't really say much. It's just a bunch of fluff without talking about when the company started, who runs the company, or anything important really.

This brings me back to the question of whether or not the ingredients are good quality. If you don't know much about the company how can you trust that you are getting the best quality ingredients?

Ingredient quality can make all the difference and unfortunately this company doesn't give me any good reason to believe their supplements are as good as they say.

4) Difficulty With Returns - A good company makes it easy for customers to return items, whereas a bad company tries to use every trick in the book to make the process as difficult as possible. Phytage Labs seems to be making it more difficult than it should be, such as by making the customer go through the process of getting a RMA #.

When you have complaints like that shown below... it's not a good sign...

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5) Spam - If you end up giving this place your email you will likely soon regret it. Your email inbox is pretty much guaranteed to be bombarded with email promotions.

I know this personally and I have also seen a few complaints from others about it.

6) Being Overcharged - The last complaint I want to go over here is that some people have been overcharged by the company. There are multiple people who have filed complaints with the BBB about this.

Pros v Cons

Pros
  • Can potentially achieve ketosis without all the hard work
  • Health benefits include weight loss, improved cognitive skills, more steady energy, and more
  • They claim people are losing tons of weight with this supplement
Cons
  • Misleading sales pitch
  • Not all that much science proving the effectiveness of keto supplements
  • Not that trustworthy of a company producing Keto T-911

Conclusion - Scam or Not?

So is Keto-T911 a scam?

I definitely would NOT call this supplement a scam by any means. It is marketed in a deceptive and misleading fashion, but the supplement itself is no scam. And if we were to call it a scam then we would have to call just about every keto supplement a scam (well, some people actually do!).

That said, if you really do want to buy a keto supplement there are probably better and more trustworthy choices out there. But if you want to purchase KetoT-911 you can buy it on the official website here.

I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful. Please leave any comments or questions below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

Is Striction BP a Scam

Is Striction BP a Scam? – What You Should Know

Striction BP is said to be able to lower your blood pressure safely and naturally... as well as lower your cholesterol, balance blood sugar and more.

But is this just another over-hyped health product? Or perhaps Striction BP is a scam?

Or is this the real deal?

Upon first glance everything seems to look good. Striction BP...

  • is made in the USA in a FDA registered facility
  • has pretty good customer reviews overall 
  • and is for sale at GNC

I would say the most positive sign is the fact that it is available at GNC, which means a lot. After all, a trusted and reputable major brand like GNC isn't going to let some crap product onto their shelves... or at least I would hope not.

Hypertension Explained:

About 1 out of every 3 people in the USA have high BP, aka hypertension, (according to the CDC), which is a huge problem.

Blood pressure is the amount of force that a person's blood exerts on their blood vessels, and if you have hypertension this means that the amount of pressure is too much.

Hypertension is often referred to as the "silent killer" because it is a sneaky problem that often doesn't show any symptoms until something big happens, such as having a stroke, heart attack, etc. Even if the pressure is dangerously high, there still may be no noticeable symptoms.

An increased pressure on your blood vessels can cause all sorts of complications. After all, blood is what feeds your entire body and all of its organs. 

  • Heart attacks
  • Strokes
  • And even things like metabolic syndrome and memory problems like dementia can be caused by hypertension.

Having high blood pressure used to be when your readings were 140/90 or higher, but now the diagnosis is if you are 130/80 or higher (source: patient.info).

But you maybe already knew all of this... and if so, I'm sorry to have bore you.

Anyways... let's get into this review and see if this really is the miracle supplement it is promoted as being.

Striction BP Review

  • Name: Striction BP
  • Manufacturer: Optimal XT
  • Price: Varies depending on quantity bought (starts at ~$50/bottle)
  • Recommended?: Somewhat
  • Where to Buy: Discount offer here
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Striction BP is a natural supplement by the company Optimal XT that is mainly for lowering blood pressure, but is also said to be able to help your heart and cardiovascular system out in a number of other ways, including...

  • Lowering BP
  • Improving circulation
  • Lowering cholesterol
  • Balancing blood sugar levels
  • and providing antioxidants for overall health

This supplement is formulated with only "3 key ingredients", but unfortunately there isn't all that much evidence backing their effectiveness.

Ingredients

As mentioned, Striction BP has "3 key ingredients", as you can see here...

Striction BP Ingredients

Let's go over each and see what evidence there is, if any, that they actually work.

- Ceylon Cinnamon -

In the promotional material for Striction BP we are told that there are many varieties of cinnamon and that Ceylon is considered to be the "true cinnamon". It is one of the rarest and most expensive, but has been shown to have great health benefits.

2013 article published in Nutrition that I came across looked into the short-term effect that cinnamon has on BP in patients with diabetes and prediabetes... and found pretty good results. In this article they looked at multiple studies that had been conducted and estimated that the use of cinnamon decreased SBP and DBP by 5.39 mm Hg and 2.6 mm Hg respectively.

If you've looked for studies on this matter you've likely came across this same finding before, since it is mentioned in just about every article online that has to do with cinnamon's effects on blood pressure--the reason being that there are a very limited number of studies available.

How It Works:

While the mechanism behind cinnamon's ability to lower BP and whether or not it is very effective overall are still very under-researched, according to at least one animal study on dogs and guinea pigs cinnamon works by causing peripheral vasodilation (source: Pharmacognosy Research). What this means is that it helps relax the blood vessels, causing them to expand and blood pressure to drop.

But this study is very old and, again, this area is very understudied.

Dosage:

Striction BP contains 1000 mg of Ceylon Cinnamon, or 1 g. According to a study mentioned on WebMD, this seems to be around the minimum you want to take to see results--although the study mentioned wasn't focused on blood pressure.

- Magnesium -

Magnesium supplements are commonly taken to lower BP. They are cheap, safe, and there is a fair amount of research suggesting they are indeed effective.

A large meta-analysis from The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition of various randomized trials on the effectiveness of magnesium for lowering BP found that supplementation "significantly lowers BP in individuals with insulin resistance, prediabetes, or other noncommunicable chronic diseases." This meta-analysis included 543 participants taking anywhere from 365 mg to 450 mg per day.

An even larger meta-analysis aptly titled Effects of Magnesium Supplementation on Blood Pressure , this one involving 34 trials with 2028 participants, found magnesium to have significant effects on lowering BP. The median dose of magnesium in these trials was 368 mg per day for 3 months--and the results were reductions of systolic BP by 2.00 mm Hg and reduction in diastolic BP by 1.78 mm Hg.

A dose of 300 mg per day for 1 month was found to be enough to raise serum MG and reduce BP.

And lastly, a 2018 study in Nutrients was performed on 48 patients with hypertension and found that magnesium supplementation "significantly decreased" both systolic and diastolic BP's. In this study patients supplemented 300 mg for at least 1 month. It is believed that this is likely due to the decrease in systemic vascular resistance and left cardiac work.

Dosage:

Striction BP only contains 32 mg of magnesium, which is much lower than any study I've come across that has proven it to be effective for such. This is disappointing, but I guess some is better than none.

- Vitamin B6 -

This water-soluble vitamin is very important for a number of reasons, some of the most notable being it's involvement in the creation of red blood cells, neurotransmitters, and white blood cells that are essential for a strong immune system. 

While the effects of this vitamin on BP is yet another area that is very understudied, there are a few studies I came across that have found it to be effective. For example, one study in Journal of Hypertension found that high doses of vitamin B6 (about 5x the normal amount) resulted in "complete attenuation of hypertension" in obese rats--and that after stopping supplementation the hypertension returned within 2 weeks.

Ya, I know the study is on rats, but the evidence to go off of here is limited.

Dosage:

This supplement contains 5 mg per serving, which is 250% of the daily value you need to get... a decent dose.

Problem: Limited Evidence

While this supplement definitely has potential, it isn't the sure-cure that it is promoted as.

Overall, with every ingredient, there is limited evidence proving effectiveness in the area of reducing blood pressure.

Cost

The cost varies a bit depending on where you buy it. On the official website they are for sale in 3 different packages. The more you purchase the bigger discount you get per bottle, as expected.

  • 1 bottle = $49.90/bottle
  • 3 bottles = $32.93/bottle
  • 6 bottles = $29.64/bottle

And at GNC it is actually selling for quite a bit more,... $59.99 per bottle, which I guess should be expected.

Free Bottle Offer

They also have an offer going on where you can get a free bottle of Striction BP. It's not a free trial, but if you purchase 2 bottles you get one free. 

You may have come across this type of offer on a sales page like this...

Striction BP

> You can get this free bottle offer here if interested <

Money-Back Guarantee

Another piece of good news is that they do offer a money-back guarantee, which is on the table for 60 days after purchase.

They state that there are "no questions or explanation required" and that if you do not see or feel the results you expected you can simply call their support team at 844-248-3717 to get a refund.

But... of course it's never as good as it sounds at first!

The catch is that there is a $9.95 restocking fee per bottle!

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Yes... $9.95 'restocking fee' per bottle. How ridiculous is that?

And I'm fairly certain you will have to pay for return shipping as well, which pretty much makes this refund policy useless in some cases.

Customer Reviews/Complaints

Upon first looking briefly at the customer reviews I could find online things looked pretty good. However, after digging around a little more and seeing more complaints, things don't look quite as positive.

Amazon is a great source of independent customer reviews (although you can't trust all of them) and as I'm writing this Striction BP has 83 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars... which is okay but not 'good'.

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I want to make this review as unbiased as possible, so the customer reviews I'll be going over below are in chronological order, starting from the latest I found on Amazon. The only reviews I left out are those that either don't make any sense or don't provide any value... such as a 5 star rating for fast shipping... which has nothing to do with the actual product.

The latest review at the time of me writing this is from someone who experienced some pretty bad side effects from Striction BP, which she believes are a result of the vitamin B6 content...

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And then there is this guy who "noticed no difference"...

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The next review claims the product is working, from a woman who purchased it for her husband, but it doesn't give any details...

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And then this person claim it did absolutely nothing for their BP after taking it for 2 weeks...

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The same goes for this person.. it "did nothing"...

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But to leave off on a good note... and to show that some people really do swear by this stuff, here is a review from someone claiming that Striction BP worked better than the prescription meds he was on...

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There are definitely some very positive reviews out there, but there are a lot of negative ones as well, from people who simply did not experience any positive results or even had bad side effects.

*Note: There was the review mentioned above from the woman who had bad side effects, but this seems to be an outlier. Overall I haven't heard from many people experiencing side effects and I wouldn't expect to based on the ingredients.

On the optimal-health.com website this supplement has an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars...

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While I don't particularly like reviews from official websites like this, due to concerns of bias, these do seem to be authentic... and overall positive.

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