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 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.
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...
We are told that claim that losing weight has "nothing to do with"...
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.
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"..
The same goes for the others we are shown.
We are told that "James R" lost 34 pounds...
But I also looked up this image and found that the guy's name is actually "Greg Klapp"...
#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.
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.
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.
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.
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"...
BUT, in the written presentation her name is spelled "Sonya"...
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.
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.
The formula consists of 22 ingredients. These include...
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.
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"...
*If you are taking any medications then I'd recommend consulting with your doctor.
The cost varies greatly depending how many bottles you purchase.
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??
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...
Their physical mailing address for returns is listed as:
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).
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.
Reviews are mixed. Some people claim that it is "literally the best" and that it works as described...
However, there are also some reviews from people who claim that it absolutely does not work...
And there are even some people calling it a scam, most of whom are having trouble getting refunds...
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.
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).
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 🙂
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.
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.
... 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...
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
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.
*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.
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...
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.
As you can see there are only 3 ingredients. Keto T-911 has an 800 mg blend of the following per serving...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
They do sell this product with a 90 day money-back guarantee...
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.
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...
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.
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 🙂
Keto Hack is promoted as an easy way to get into the state of ketosis without all the hard work, which can help you lose weight, stay focused, provide you with steady energy and is said to have a number of other health benefits.
But is this supplement really as good as they say? Or is Keto Hack a scam supplement you would be better of avoiding?
In this review I'll be going over all you need to know including the ingredients it has and whether or not they will work, side effects, complaints, pros v cons, and more.
But first I want to make clear that this review is for the Keto Hack supplement by Nutrition Hacks. The reason I say this is because there are more than one supplement called "Keto Hack", such as this one pictured here...
Many of them are pretty scammy and sold by completely unreputable companies. The 'Keto Hack' that I'm reviewing here is one of the better ones, although you will see that I still definitely have some complaints.
It provides a supply of BHB ketones so that you can simply put yourself into ketosis by supplementing these and don't have to worry about going on a stressful and long low-carb diet.
Ketosis Explained: Ketosis is a state that the body enters when there are not enough carbohydrates to use as energy and it must start burning fats, which causes the liver to produce ketones.
Burning fat as energy and being in ketosis is said to have many health benefits and people who have maintained this state say it is preferable due to the long amounts of steady energy provided.
BUT, getting into ketosis through good old fashion diet and exercise isn't very easy. It can take weeks of strict dieting to achieve the blood ketone levels necessary to officially be in the range of ketosis... which is why there are ketosis inducing supplements like Keto Hack here.
Some of the claims made about Keto Hack include that it can provide rapid results and kickstart ketosis by increasing ketones in the body, optimize performance so that you can get better workouts and have higher energy levels, and it is said to sharpen brain function.
While all of these claims are likely true for ketosis to some extent, it is important to know that there haven't been any studies proving these for Keto Hack in particular.
Below is the full label to Keto Hack...
And here is a closeup of the ingredients...
One of the claims is that Keto Hack contains a "unique blend of BHB and minerals to maintain constant ketosis".
However, I don't really see anything "unique" about this blend. I have looked at plenty of other keto supplements on the market and there isn't anything special here.
But of course they don't list the amounts of each ingredient... so I suppose the doses could be what makes this blend "unique" if this is indeed true.
The Keto Blend contains a 800mg mixture of the following...
Calcium BHB, Magnesium BHB, & Sodium BHB - These are all what you call "ketone salts", because they consist of a ketone (BHB) bound to a salt (calcium, magnesium and sodium).
There are also what you call 'ketone esters', but these are not as commonly included in supplements and are more expensive... although they do likely work better as I'll go over shortly.
Ingesting ketones elevates the ketone levels in the blood stream and inhibits the burning of carbohydrates for energy, which is exactly what you want to happen... so that fat is burned instead.
MCT Powder - MCT stands for Medium Chain Triglyceride, meaning this is a powder form of fats you will find naturally in things like coconut oil.
The idea behind including this ingredient is that MCTs can easily be converted into ketones by the body, and can help you stay in a keto state for longer periods of time.
Calcium Citrate - Calcium is a mineral that is important for strong bones, muscle contractions, is necessary for a lot of enzyme activity going on and more. Keto dieters often supplement calcium because the idea is that circulating ketone bodies make your blood more acidic, which causes the body to draw calcium from the bones to counter the effects.
To be honest, I'm a bit disappointed here. This supplement definitely has some potential but there are some downsides and complaints I have when it comes to the ingredients included here.
Limited Evidence - As discussed in a recent post about keto pills I wrote, the big concern with these ketone salts comes from them being an alien-like substance for the body. The body does not produce anything like them naturally and because of this they might not be used that efficiently.
There have been little studies performed on them to-date, most have been performed on 'ketone esters' which the body does produce, but I was able to find at least one study that found they likely decrease athletic performance in some cases... contrary to how they are often marketed (source: Medical News Today).
Can they lead to a state of ketosis where you have a steady surplus of energy and a clear mind? Some people swear they do... but there just isn't enough science backing up the claims yet.
Including MCTs Doesn't Make Much Sense - While MCTs can be beneficial, it doesn't seem they will be in this case.
As mentioned, MCTs can easily be converted into ketones by the body... BUT... this is when the body is going into ketosis naturally from being starved of carbohydrates.
Most people taking Keto Hack probably aren't going to be doing strict low-carb dieting to get into ketosis naturally, which is the whole point of taking this supplement in the first place. So this would mean that MCTs would be worthless from this point of view since most supplementers will still be consuming carbs and the body won't be producing its own ketones anyhow.
Amounts Unknown - All of these ingredients are listed as a "Keto Blend" that is 800mg per serving. But unfortunately we have no idea how much of each ingredient there is, and I really dislike this kind of thing.
We want the amounts of the BHB ingredients to be as high as possible, but there is no way for us to know this. Maybe the calcium citrate accounts for much of the 800mg blend, which would be a big waste of money.
That said, assuming that much of the blend consists of BHB, this would be right around what the 'standard' is for keto supplements.
However, it seems that a lot of studies that have shown BHB supplements can induce ketosis have used much higher dosages. For example, a 2017 study that concluded "exogenous ketone drinks are a practical, efficacious way to achieve ketosis" used daily doses of 12 - 24g of BHB ketones... a heck of a lot more than this and pretty much every other keto supplement.
As you can imagine, due to the fact that ketone salts are not produced by the body naturally, there are more reported side effects from people taking them.
These include things like nausea, diarrhea, stomach aches, etc. No very serious side effects have been reported however.
Just as the benefits of ketone salts are largely understudied, so are their side effects. There is still a lot of unknown here.
MCT oil is generally consumed without any problem, but some people experience an upset digestive system while taking this too. That said, the amount included in this supplement is likely very small and there is little chance it will give you any problems.
Overall the side effects don't seem to be anything to worry about.
The cost varies depending on the quantity that you purchase. You can choose to purchase either 1 bottle, 3 bottles, or 6 bottles (each bottle lasts for 1 month) and the prices are as follows:
And this is all with a discount as you can see here...
... but who knows if this discount is real or not. It could be that these are never sold at the 'full price' and it's all just a little marketing stunt.
The 6 bottle deal is obviously the best. You are getting each bottle for about $29 vs the $49 you would pay for just 1 bottle. That seems like a great deal, but it makes you wonder if they really need the price to be $49 per bottle in the first place.
It's nice to see that they do have a 90 day money back guarantee in place... or at least that is what they tell us.
Lack of Evidence - I don't like how any of the keto supplements are marketed. It seems that just about all of them are over-hyped and marketed with loosely proven claims.
Yes, ketone esters are pretty well proven... but the ketone salts that this supplement contains aren't the same thing.
Lack of Transparency - No dosages are provided... I just don't like when companies do this. I would rather see some transparency.
That said, I get why they do it... they don't want other companies copying their products.
Company Location - One thing you may want to be aware of is that the company is registered in the Barbados, which definitely doesn't mean there is anything suspicious going on, but it does raise some concerns.
There are some good signs however, such as how they have live phone support and provide an email address to get in contact with them.
*You can also get in contact with them via their Facebook page.
Seems Overpriced - To me the price seems like it could easily be lower. I get it that most places will offer a discount when you purchase higher quantities... but a $20 discount per bottle!!!?? If they are able to do this then the price is too high in the first place.
I don't consider Keto Hack a scam at all. If you were to consider this product a scam then you would have to consider half of the supplement market a scam.
While much of the said benefits aren't proven all that well, it still has potential and is actually a lot better than many of the other much more scammy keto supplements I've reviewed in the past.
Due to the lack of evidence backing these types of supplements I'm not going to be recommending Keto Hack.
However, you are more than welcome to give it a try and can order Keto Hack on the official website here.
If you are going to buy a ketone salt supplement like this, which consists of most keto supplements on the market, then this is one of the better and more trustworthy ones I've come across, although I still do have some complaints as mentioned.
Anyhow, I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful. Please leave any comments or questions below and I'll get back to you soon 🙂
Keto diet pills are being marketed like crazy, and unfortunately a lot of people are losing money over it.
Do they work at all? Is this whole thing a scam?
You asked and now I'm answering.
The question of this whole keto-craze and whether or not keto-inducing pills are a scam is something that needs to be address... after all, these are new types of products that are often marketed in ways that make them appear "too good to be true".
Of course everyone wants to take the easiest route possible, but actually achieving ketosis on your own can be quite a challenge. In order to do so you have to starve your body of carbs so that it has no choice but to use fat as a fuel source and to produce ketones.
Ketosis Explained: Ketosis is the state your body is in when ketone levels in the bloodstream are greater than 0.5mM.
In order to achieve this state naturally you have to cut carbs out of your diet, which forces your body to use fat for energy and causes it to produce ketones.
The said benefits of achieving this fat-burning state include...
... and more.
However, achieving this state is easier said than done and can take weeks of strict dieting to reach, which is a challenge that many people aren't up for.
Keto diet pills are designed to help put your body into a state of ketosis without all the work.
Ketones can be produced by your body or can come from external sources, like the pills we are talking about here. The ketones coming from pills are called exogenous while those produced by the body are endogenous.
What keto diet pills supposedly allow you to do is eat the same but still enjoy ketosis because you are elevating ketone levels in your blood by simply ingesting ketones. So this means you can still eat that pasta, or make your morning cup of coffee as sugary as possible.
The main ingredientsin these pills is BHB, or Beta-hydroxybutyrate..
..which is what helps induce a state of ketosis without you jumping on the treadmill, cutting out carbs, or doing anything differently in your daily life.
There are three different forms of ketones but BHB is what you find in most products, which is produced naturally by the body and is in the highest concentrations when ketosis is achieved naturally. Additionally, it is more stable which makes it a better choice for selling in supplements and it is best for energy production.
Acetoacetate and acetone are the two other ketones that your body produces from fatty acids when there aren't enough carbs to use for energy production, but BHB is the main one here.. BHB is the most abundant of the three, is the most used, and is the most stable, which is why this is a good choice for a supplement.
The two main types are ketone salts and ketone esters.
Ketone salts are ketones bound to a mineral, such as calcium, sodium or magnesium (usually sodium). They were the first to come to market but might not be all that effective because they are not bioidentical to anything produced naturally, which means your body might not use them as believed. They may be rejected or just not used as effeciently.
Ketone esters are ketone bodies bound to alcohol molecules (not alcohol like whiskey or beer). The good news about these ketones is that they are just like what your body makes naturally. So this means you can slip them into your diet and your body won't know the difference... and will use them.
Ketone Esters vs Ketone Salts
While science is still lacking in the area overall, ketone esters seem to be the much safer and more effective choice. As mentioned, they are identical to what your body produces naturally, so your body will use them without a hitch... and they won't cause and strange unwanted side-effect, which ketone salts might (side effects are not well known yet).
This is another type of ketone supplement that is claimed to be able to trigger the breakdown of fats inside cells better as well as help regulate the metabolism.
The reason they are called "raspberry" ketones is because they are a substance that occurs naturally in raspberries along with some other fruits in small amounts.
HOWEVER, the "raspberry ketones" you find in supplements is just a synthetic copycat, not the natural real thing.
Furthermore, raspberry ketones have nothing to do with ketogenic diets and there are no studies showing any weight-loss benefit for humans. Products with this synthetic ingredient in them are based on more hype than the 'normal' keto diet pills/supplements, which contain the ketone esters and salts mentioned above.
If you are willing to put forth the effort, naturally achieving ketosis is beneficial over ketosis induced by pills in a number of ways.
Besides providing no challenge and not requiring discipline that is much needed to help keep the weight off long-term (which you would get if you were to do this naturally), taking pills that put you into a state of ketosis don't last long.
Sure, they elevate ketone levels in the blood, but this is short-lived. There is no natural ketone production going on and because of this the levels of ketones in the blood won't remain very high for long.
In addition to this... It just isn't natural and the effects of this aren't all that well-known.
Naturally you have either one or the other: You either eat carbs and use them for energy or you starve your self of carbs and use fat and ketones for energy... but never can you naturally be eating a lot of carbs and be using fat for energy in a state of ketosis... it just doesn't happen.
Natural doesn't always mean good, but usually it does and pumping in ketones from an external source is something that definitely isn't natural.
When you are taking supplements like this the levels of ketone bodies in your blood are elevated, which helps suppress your appetite. This is obviously a good thing when it comes to weight-loss but the problem comes into play when you are done with the pills, which could cause you to feel hungrier than you did before starting your diet because of how it messes with your metabolism.
It isn't natural so can it really be that effective?
Well, I know I've been saying this a lot, but unfortunately there hasn't been all that much research in this area yet.
A Limited Number of Conflicting Studies
When you do research on this topic right now you will find very few studies, which is bad enough... and to make things worse their findings are often conflicting. Some say exogenous keto supplements work while others disagree.
Some say they work...
A 2017 study in Frontiers in Physiology measured the effects of supplementing ketone esters and ketone salts. In the study 15 participants consumed drinks that contained these ketones in doses of 12g or 24g and the findings were that they are a practical way to achieve ketosis, having elevated blood BHB levels a good amount... and also having lowered blood glucose levels along with free fatty acid and triglyceride concentrations.
Others have found them ineffective..
One really good study on DietDoctor.com that I was able to find took a group of people and tested out the effectiveness of 4 of the top keto diet supplements on the market.
In this study the supplements were tested against a placebo for their ability to increase:
A variety of different tests were performed such as blood tests to measure ketone levels, max push-up tests to measure physical performance, questionnaires, and so on.
The results? Not very impressive...
While there was some improvement in some areas, the placebo actually performed better in others!
And again, this was testing some of the more expensive and trusted keto-inducing supplements out there... not the scammy products that will likely perform even worse!
Now this doesn't go for every keto supplement out there, but one thing I have noticed is that many of them include very small doses of BHB... very small.
In the study mentioned above that actually showed supplementing ketone esters and ketone salts to be beneficial, the patients had large doses of 12g or 24 g while many of the supplements I have looked at contain LESS THAN 1g PER SERVING!
That is a huge difference.
The safety concerns mostly come from the ketone salt products out there, which are understudied and as mentioned the side effects aren't really all that well known.
Additionally there are safety concerns because many keto pill supplements are being sold by unreputable and unestablished brands, which I'll be going over now...
There are keto pill supplements out there that are manufactured by trusted companies. However, it seems that 90+ percent of them are made by no-name companies that have no reputation and can't be trusted all that much.
There is a long list of these products, but some that come to mind include:
... and a whole lot more.
Usually these supplements are marketed in an over-the-top ridiculous fashion, making them appear to be some sort of miracle product.
Here is an example in which you can claim a "free" bottle of Enhanced Keto...
Many of these supplements are marketed in similar ways and look almost identical, as you can see here...
.. and it is hard to say what exactly is going on.
Are they made by the same company? And if so, why is the company releasing new products under different names.
There are a number of supplements out there that are the same thing with the exception of their names being different, which just adds to the shady marketing behavior around these products.
Often times these similar products will have the same exact ingredients and dosages... shady operations to say the least.
One of the big points made in some of the marketing material surrounding such products is that they have been featured on the hit TV show Shark Tank. However, this is a complete lie and it has gotten to the point where Mark Cuban himself has felt the need to state this on Twitter...
So not only do these products likely not work as good as they are said to, but you also have to worry about unreputable brands selling you stuff that isn't what they claim it is.
You hear about it all the time... supplements being sold that have "filler" ingredients which don't do anything... this is what I worry about from products like this.
There is no doubt that getting your body to state of ketosis naturally is going to be much more beneficial for weight loss, not just because it will last longer but also because the work it takes to get to the final state will help you reach your goal--however--I understand that not everyone wants to put in the work and wait 3+ weeks to get to this state.
So are the pills worth buying? There are some people that claim they have had noticeable benefits from keto supplements but there are also a lot of people that claim to have noticed nothing... and the science backing these supplements is 'iffy' at best.
What it really comes down to is whether or not you are willing to spend some money on another weight loss supplement that might not work.
And of course you also have to remember that there is a good chance you will end up being more hungry than you were in the first place after you stop supplementing the pills--which will just lead to post weight-gain if you are not disciplined.
The bottom line is that there isn't much proof here and there are a lot of supplements out there from companies with no reputation that could be complete junk.
If you are going to buy the pills and give them a try, get something you can trust and be sure to check the amount of BHB in it first.
Drink some coffee or tea.. get some caffeine.
Did you know that a lot of keto diet pills actually contain caffeine?
This further clouds the effectiveness of such pills because we don't know how much benefit is coming from the caffeine vs coming from the induced state of ketosis... if anything.
That said, keto diet pills don't have much good proof as to their effectiveness and caffeine is a much cheaper option with an abundance of scientific evidence backing its use for dieting and weight loss... AND you don't have to worry about buying from some potential scam company because it is so abundant.
Welcome to my review of Lean Body Hacks. If you are looking for an unbiased review that isn't just promoting it trying to make money then you are in the right place.
Is Lean Body Hacks a scam like it very well seems it could be?
Or will this help you shed the pounds right off??--just like the mother who supposedly lost 79 pounds in 8 weeks without any exercise and without going on any crazy diet.
Unfortunately you are probably going to be disappointed. This is NOT the miracle product that it is promoted as being and in this review I'll be going over why--along with a bunch of lies they tell us.
Lean Body Hacks, in a nutshell, is an ebook that provides different hacks to losing weight--the main one being a "golden ratio" or spices and herbs that you can buy at your local grocery store.
Overall the marketing material behind this product is grossly misleading and this is definitely not something I am going to be promoting. Most people likely won't notice any real difference after doing these "hacks".
The story starts out with an overweight mother named Lisa overdosing on Tylenol and her daughter crying as she witnesses it all.
Apparently Lisa became very obese after having 2 kids and hurting herself after doing a high intensity workout, which left her crippled and led to more weight gain.
What put her over the edge and made her try to kill herself was when she came home and found her husband cheating on here with their neighbor.
I don't believe much of this story and for good reason.
First off, the spokesperson is supposedly a guy named Randy Smith, who is Lisa's son--and he's talking about how his dad cheated on her and broadcasting this story all over the internet.
Not exactly something you would expect from someone who is supposed to be a respectable ex-marine.
What we are told is that there is a multi-billion dollar scam going on that has been keeping people from meeting their weight loss goals.
He calls it "the biggest conspiracy in the 21st century" and says that they purposely lie to keep you obese.
Now while I definitely don't fully trust the big pharma companies, I trust what this guy is saying even less. I have exposed many scammy health products on this website and many of them say the same things, such as Tinnitec, Gluco Type 2 and others.
As expected, we are told that the big pharmaceutical companies are trying to shut him up and he will have to take the video down shortly.
This is nothing more than a form of 'false scarcity'. He is just trying to get people to buy in as fast as possible without sitting back and really thinking about the decision.
Believe me, no pharmaceutical company cares about this product because it definitely does NOT threaten their business.
The spokesperson tells us his name is Randy Smith and claims to have been a marine sniper who proudly served the USA.
However, this is all likely one big made-up story.
The photo shown above is actually a stock photo from Deposit Photos... meaning that it is NOT some guy named Randy Smith. It's a photo that anyone can buy online and use as they wish.
As expected, the spokesperson takes the typical fear mongering sales approach that I would expect from a scammy promotion like this.
What they try to do is scare viewers into buying what they are selling. He talks about how if you have "any excess body fat" you too could be at serious risk of life threatening diseases.
While it's definitely true that obesity leads to many problems, he goes a bit too far with what he's saying.
As the fake marine sniper 'Randy Smith' tells us, a scientist was brought out to help him and other marines stay fit and this scientist had a golden ratio of spices and herbs.
His name was Michael Zhang and he has a masters degree and is supposedly world famous Thai boxing champion.
Now I did find some "Mike Zhang"s who are Thai boxers, but this story could easily be made up--and I'm going to assume it probably is based on all the other lies and misleading info we are told.
But anyways, enough about the backstory. Let's get into what exactly this 'hack' really is and why it WILL NOT WORK.
It's nothing more than a concoction of spices and herbs--but it's all about the "golden ratio"--as I'm sure you remember 'Randy Smith' repeating over and over again about 100 times.
The spices and herbs include...
What fake-Randy tells us is that you don't have to change your diet or lifestyle at all and if you take this golden-ratio of these ingredients the fat will basically just melt right off.
While there definitely is some science backing up the claims that these can help, don't expect miracles.
The funny thing is that I was actually taking all these ingredients before, for probably a period of over 6 months and didn't notice any fat-loss difference.
I was taking turmeric for a foot injury, fenugreek I was mixing in with my daily smoothies, capsicum I was getting plenty of from my spicy eating habit and ginseng I was getting from tea and such.
BUT--I guess I wasn't getting the "golden ratio".
Another problem is that when you buy these ingredients at the grocery store you won't necessarily be getting enough of whatever it is you are trying to get.
For example, when you buy turmeric for cooking it is not even close to being the kind of ultra-concentrated turmeric that you find being sold as supplements.
While there definitely is some science backing up the claims that the above mentioned ingredients can aid in weight loss, there is no way in heck you are going to lose a bunch of weight taking these ingredients and doing nothing besides this. I think many people will experience unnoticeable results.
And if there really is this "golden ratio" then why is he not publishing this information? He should have this published in a scientific journal and have studies conducted on it's amazing benefits--Oh... that's right... the pharmaceutical companies are probably trying to stop him from this! (how could I forget)
This is a great example of a marketing pitch that takes some small evidence and blows it way out of proportion.
Fake-Randy says that this is how the marines get people in shape, but this is complete BS. They get people in shape by making them do intense workouts--the type of workouts that he claims you shouldn't be doing.
Lots of lies, misleading claims, fake pictures, etc.--do you think this should be considered a scam?
I suppose that buying Lean Body Hacks could potentially help you lose weight, but it's nothing like it's promoted as being.
One of the only good things about this product is that it is being sold through Clickbank, which means you can get a refund within 30 days.
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Is Keto Blast really the ketosis-inducing supplement that is claims to be? Is this the real deal or is this just another scam supplement that you should avoid at all costs?
It is often advertised as having the benefits of…
... and on top of that is said to be made with "100% natural ingredients".
It sounds like the real deal, but of course things are not always as they sound. With all of the hype surrounding the keto diet craze, it's no wonder that you were suspicious this might be another scam.
When I first came across this supplement I was thinking the same thing. This led me to doing some research and coming to the conclusion that this supplement is NOT worth purchasing.
So if you are thinking about buying into this, think again. You will see in this review why I am saying this.
Products like Keto Blast bring out the worst in the online marketing world, which is well known for dishonest and unethical marketing tactics.
One of the tactics marketers are using to sell this Keto Blast supplement as well as other Keto supplements is by claiming that it has been featured on the popular TV show Shark Tank.
But this is all a lie. In fact, I was able to actually find a tweet by Mark Cuban warning about KETO scams going around.
*For those of you who don't know, Mark Cuban is one of the hosts on Shark Tank.
Besides that, there is a lot of misleading information published directly on the website where you purchase Keto Blast, which is buyketoblast.com (might be other websites selling it too, I don't know).
For example, they claim that a recent study found that Keto Blast supports ketosis, which is simply not true. What the study found was that one of the ingredients in Keto Blast does support ketosis, but they did not test the Keto Blast supplement directly.
When I was looking into this possible scam I also came across quite a few shady sales tactics.
For one, on the official website there was a warning displayed at the top of the screen that claimed there to be a limited supply and that I should "HURRY!". However, I don't think there is any truth to this warning and it seems to be one of many false scarcity sales tactics used by somewhat unethical online marketers.
This warning seems to be there at every time of the day, everyday... Just doesn't seem real.
As I was going about looking for information on the supplement I came across quite a few reviews (which seemed to fake) promoting Keto Blast.
Not only did they seem fake, but some of them included links for me to purchase it and instead took me to purchase a different supplement. For example, on one review site they had a button for me to purchase Keto Blast and when I clicked on it took me to purchase some sex pill called Serexin...
My first impression when looking into this all was that this seems really scammy. It reminds me of some other scammy Keto supplements that I've reviewed, such as Keto Ultra Diet Pills.
But anyways, enough about why it seems like a scam… Let's talk about the product itself in whether or not it works. Because this is what it's all about, right?
In a nutshell, Keto Blast is a supplement that is supposed to help you achieve a state of ketosis.
What is ketosis?
Only the biggest health craze ever!… No, but seriously... Ketosis is the term used to describe the state when one's body begins burning fat for the main source of energy rather than carbohydrates.
There are lots of benefits to ketosis, although there is still a lot more research that needs to be done on this area. Some of the said benefits include…
Normally you would have to achieve a state of ketosis by eating a diet very high in fats and a very low in carbs. This way your body is forced to use fat as an energy source because there just aren't enough carbs for it to fuel your body with.
However, anyone who has tried a keto diet knows that they can be quite difficult to stick to, which is where supplements like Keto Blast come into play... By helping you achieve a state of ketosis without as much effort.
Keto Blast is all about an ingredient called Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), which is said to be what can help induce a state of ketosis in your body even if your diet isn't all that great.
Yes there is, although this particular topic is still relatively new and has lots of room for research.
A 2017 study published in Frontiers in Physiology took a look at the effects of taking BHB on 15 participants. The participants consumed a drink that contained the substance and the results were positive, which led to the conclusion that ingesting such is a practical way to achieve ketosis.
In this study the participants consumed either 12g or 24g of BHB per drink.
The problem here is that I have no idea how much BHB is actually in this KETO Blast supplement. The information on it is limited and they don't state the amount of ingredients on the official website, which is a bit concerning to say the least.
Besides the fact that there are many scammy marketing tactics being used to promote this supplement and the fact that the company doesn't give much information on the ingredients included, it is also worth noting that there has been a pattern of complaints with the BBB about Keto Blast, as you can see here…
And yes this company does have a F rating, which is as bad as it gets.
I don't even know if I'd call this "Keto Blast" a company. I don't know what to call it. It sounds like it is just the name of the supplement, yet it seems to be the company name behind it all is well.
So should you give Keto Blast a try?
Well, you are more than welcome to do whatever you want, but I sure as heck am not going to be recommending this supplement to anyone.
While BHB has been shown to be beneficial when trying to get into a state of ketosis, we have no idea how much BHB this supplement has and there are just way too many red flags for me to fully trust the company producing this supplement.
My advice: Buy another supplement with BHB that actually has a good track record. There are probably plenty of them available on Amazon.com.
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Do the Keto Ultra Diet pills really work? Is this really the "easiest way to lose weight"? Will these pills actually help your body get into a state of ketosis?
And what is up with this "BHB formula"?
There are a lot of claims made about this diet supplement, which made it seem like the greatest thing to ever hit the market, but can you really trust everything that you hear? The answer is of course you cannot trust at all, which is why I am writing this review in the first place.
And one thing I want to make known right off the bat is that I am not promoting it, which means that this is actually and unbiased review, unlike the many others that I read while doing my research which are just trying to promote the product and make money off of it.
In summary... the Keto Ultra Diet pills are not something that I'm going to be recommending to my readers, and for good reason as you will see.
The Keto Ultra Diet is a supplement that supposedly can help you get into a state of ketosis, which can in turn help you lose weight and provide other benefits, such as increased energy and so on. It has the same goal as the Keto OS supplement I've reviewed recently, which is also achieving a state of ketosis.
It is said to be 100% natural, can help you burn fat faster than ever, and I even saw promotions online of claims that people are losing up to 1 pound of fat per day with this stuff.
However, right off the bat... When I first started digging a little deeper into this supplement I was getting suspicious.
One of the first rather unusual things that I came across was that this supplement used to go by the name of "Keto Pro Diet"… And now of course it is called Keto Ultra Diet.
Now there is nothing wrong with a company changing the name of one of their supplements, but this brings up the question of why? Why did they change name? After all... "Keto Diet Pro" isn't any better or worse of a name than "Keto Ultra Diet", so why the change?
Well the first thing that comes to mind is bad publicity… As and they change the name due to it getting a bad reputation and wanted to start with a clean slate.
But anyways… That is just a guess, and as you will see there are more "strange occurrences" that I will go over.
But first let's talk about what exactly ketosis is… Which is point of taking this supplement in the first place.
In a nutshell, ketosis is a state in which you can get your body into where it starts burning fat as its main source of energy, rather than glucose or carbs. This is of course a desirable state to be in because many people out there are looking to burn fat and lose weight, not to mention that ketosis has also been shown to provide a nice steady flow of energy throughout the day.
This point of this supplement is to help your body get into ketosis much faster, which naturally can take quite a long time.
This supplement is all about Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) which they tell you starts the process of ketosis and which they claim they have "modified".
Now I have no idea what exactly they mean when they say they have "modified" BHB because they offer no explanation about such.
While I probably wouldn't go as far as saying that it is a "revolutionary breakthrough", there is some science to back up the claims that supplementing BHB can bring your body into ketosis.
According to Everyday Health, taking supplements like this can help "enhance" your state of ketosis.
First off... Let me start by saying that it was rather difficult to find the actual list of ingredients in this supplement. I read over multiple "shady" reviews with mixed information… One review would say that it has these ingredients, while another review would say completely different ingredients. It took me a while to actually find out what the heck was in this stuff… Because even on the official website they do not tell you, which is definitely strange.
But anyways… Here you can see a picture of what is actually in the bottle…
If the print is too small, it states that there is a 800 mg "proprietary blend" of…
Now all of these ingredients are what you call "BHB", just in different forms, and they all occur naturally, forming from the digestive process of fat.
So basically the point of taking these BHB ingredients is to trick your body into thinking that it is already burning fat and in a state of ketosis, which will then (mostly in theory) lead to your body burning more fat and continuing a state of ketosis.
While the information is limited, there have been some studies suggesting supplementing BHB's effectiveness in inducing such a state.
That said, if you are planning on supplementing something like this, you are also going to have to be on a keto diet, meaning a very low carb diet.
One important question that definitely needs to be addressed is whether or not this supplement can actually be trusted.
When it comes to the supplement industry, there are plenty of scams out there that were created for nothing more than to trick people into spending their money on things that do not work, or on supplements that claim they have all the special ingredient in the bottle when in reality they don't.
I saw on the official website that they state this supplement is manufactured under GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices), but unfortunately I see no evidence of this or no other information on it.
One thing that I noticed is that many of the websites that sell this supplement are very sketchy… Often engaging in misleading marketing tactics, such as false scarcity and other rather "scammy" things.
Another thing that I noticed is that my malware blocking software that I run on my computer constantly actually restricted me from going to several of these websites, and obviously had a reason for placing such a restriction.
Then something else that is a bit odd, is the fact that there is another supplement on the market, actually available on Amazon, called "Complete Keto Diet" that looks like another duplicate product with a different name…
This supplement has the exact same ingredients in the exact same dosage as Keto Ultra Diet, and the bottle has pretty much an identical design, with very little difference.
Not only is this strange enough, but to make matters even worse, there are plenty of negative reviews of this product on Amazon, such as this one for example…
Of course it is always a good idea to look into the companies that are manufacturing the supplements that you take. As I mentioned earlier on, there have been plenty of cases where untrustworthy companies have ripped off customers, such as by lying about what they put on the label and so on.
Can you trust this place?
Well… In my opinion… Probably not. Unfortunately I was not able to find any information on the company behind the Keto Ultra Diet pills.
*If you are reading this and do have any information about the manufacturer, please let me know in the comment section below.
While this supplement could perhaps help your body get into a state of ketosis faster than what is naturally possible, and in turn could help you lose weight as well as help provide you with a better energy flow, this is definitely not a supplement that I am going to be recommending to my readers.
As far as I see, this stuff just can't be trusted. The company is not transparent by any means and there is little-known about this supplement other than what is said on the label, which really isn't all that much. It reminds me a lot of the shady Ultra Omega Burn product that is still really popular.
Yes... taking BHB supplements might be worth a try, but I would recommend trying a different supplement that actually has some credibility.
Keto Ultra Diet it is marketed in a very over-hyped and somewhat misleading fashion, and overall there is just a lot about it that I don't like the looks of.
That said, if you do want to you can buy it here.
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Ultra Omega Burn it is said to be a miracle supplement when it comes to losing weight, but is it really? Can all the hype surrounding this supplement be justified or is this just a big waste of money. Or could it even be possible that Ultra Omega Burn is a scam?
If you look up Ultra Omega Burn reviews online you will find tons of results. You'll find many people claiming that this is the greatest weight loss supplement to ever exist and you will find others claiming that there are better alternatives. However, which should you trust?
It seems that many of the people writing positive reviews are just doing so to promote the product and make money while those writing negative reviews are just doing so to promote some alternative supplement in order to make money. Because of this, it can be very difficult knowing what to believe.
I hope I can change all of this. In this review, I will not be promoting any alternative product, nor will I be promoting Ultra Omega Burn itself. The goal here is to leave as unbiased of a review as possible and really provide helpful information regarding this particular supplement.
Throughout this review I'll be talking about what exactly Ultra Omega Burn is, the sales pitch that is somewhat misleading, whether or not the "special" ingredient is really all that special, potential side effects, what real users are saying, why you might not want to trust this supplement and more.
If you are thinking about possibly purchasing this you are definitely going to want to read over my review first.
Ultra Omega Burn Review
Name: Ultra Omega Burn
Type: Weight loss supplement
Price: $49.95 for 1 month supply
Recommended?: No, and for good reason (explained in review).
Ultra Omega Burn (or UOB as I will refer to it as occasionally) is a weight loss supplement that includes one ingredient. This "special" ingredient is called palmitoleic fatty acid, a.k.a. omega 7, and supposedly Ultra Omega Burn is the "purest and most potent" form of palmitoleic acid available on the market. But of course these are their words, not mine.
What this supplement supposedly does is helps your body's fat cells open up so that they can release their contents and allow their stored fat to be used as energy, thus allow you to burn more fat and lose weight, in addition to providing steady energy levels.
This special ingredient also is said to help people lose weight by acting as an appetite suppressant, keeping you feeling full for longer.
And besides weight loss, UOB is also said to have many other positive effects on your health, such as increasing skin health and improving digestion.
While there is a lot of good to be said about UOB, this is not a supplement that I'm going to be recommending. The reason is because it is marketed in a shady and somewhat deceptive way, the company behind it is not all that trustworthy as far as I see, and there really isn't much active ingredient in this supplement… Not to mention that the price is pretty high.
There are probably multiple promotional videos out there for UOB. I know there are a lot of reviews talking about this "Derek Evans" character who supposedly is the one who invented this supplement, but the promotional video I came across did not mention this guy.
But anyways… It doesn't really matter… All of the promotional material pretty much tells you the same sort of thing.
The video presentation that I came across started out talking about how Japan's population has a very low obesity rate of only 3.2%, compared to America's 36.5% obesity rate. And… According to the spokesperson this is all because of one nutrient that "our soil" is void of, unlike Japan's soil.
According to the sales pitch, in the US in the 1970s, some big agricultural company created a herbicide that destroyed this nutrient in our soil, but of course the a "prefer not to name" this company.
The spokesman says that the company behind this whole disaster is trying to keep information like this from leaking out, and you are very lucky to have landed on the video presentation… Which will likely get shut down. However, this is likely a bunch of baloney and I have heard ridiculous sales pitch is like this 100 times before. It reminds me a lot of the "big bad Pharma" sales pitch that has been used to promote other scam health products such as Herpes Blitz Protocol and Tonaki Tinnitus Protocol, which I have reviewed on my site here.
But anyways… The guy claims that losing weight has nothing to do with calories or any of the other things you have been told by the weight loss industry. Instead, it comes down to fat cells'ability to communicate with each other and send messages on when to "open up".
And the "secret" ingredient Palmitoleic acid, or Omega 7, supposedly increases our fat cells' ability to communicate with each other which will thus lead to more fat being released for energy consumption and increased weight loss.
As you are probably aware if you came across a similar sales pitch, much of the information provided is either questionable, misleading, and/or false. There is some truth thrown in there, but let's talk about the "fluff"…
One of the most ridiculous things that you are told is that losing weight has nothing to do with calories… Which is a bunch of BS.
I don't care how good your cellular communication is and how much of this Omega 7 you consume, if you are taking into many calories you are not going to lose weight. In order to lose weight you have to be at a caloric deficit, meaning that you are taking in less calories than you are burning.
This is a very simple role to follow and if you do not follow it then you will not "shed" the pounds.
You are also told that there is some sort of "weight-loss conspiracy" going on in which cheap sources, poor extraction methods, etc. are being used when it comes to weight loss supplements. While this may be true to some extent, the purpose of the spokesperson talking about this is to scare you into thinking that Ultra Omega Burn is your only good option.
The goal is to get you to think that any other Omega 7 supplement out there is going to be sub-par and will only be a waste of your money and/or could be potentially harmful to your body.
You are told that UOB contains the most pure and most potent palmitoleic acid available, but I see no proof of this being true. There is no information provided on the extraction process used, where this oil is sourced from, how it is stored, etc.
You are told how every part of the manufacturing process is very important to keep in the integrity of the oil intact, but there were no details provided on what goes on behind the scenes making the UOB supplement.
So how are we supposed to trust that this is the most pure and potent form available? The answer is we cannot trust such a statement.
As I mentioned earlier, the promotional material I came across made no mention of this "Derek Evans" character, but after reading some other reviews I found that many people are claiming that this guy is supposedly the man behind it all.
That said, there are also some other reviews out there proving that this guy is a completely made up character. Derek Evans is a fictitious character that was made up just for the purposes of promoting Ultra Omega Burn.... The guy doesn't exist.
I see this type of thing quite a bit, for example with the Red Tea Detox (a very scammy weight loss product).
Throughout the video presentation there are several different studies mentioned that make palmitoleic acid sound incredible, but is this ingredient really that special? He mentions one study that was featured on the Dr. Oz show in which two mice were fed the same exact diet, but one also supplemented with palmitoleic acid... The result was that the one that had supplement this special ingredient remained then while the other became morbidly obese.
Sounds awesome, but is there more to the story?
The truth is that palmitoleic acid, or Omega 7, is a pretty incredible fatty acid. And yes, it has been found to improve cellular communication (at least partly by reducing inflammation), increase hormones that make you feel full, and boost collagen production which leads to healthier looking skin and hair.
That said, some of the claims that are mentioned in the presentation are over exaggerated and somewhat misleading.
Through my own research I found many studies to support the claims made in the promotional material… Such as one good study that took a large sample of people and found that it can decrease inflammation and aid in weight-loss. I also found information that you can read on WebMD about Sea Buckthorn, which has a high amount of Omega 7, and is commonly used for skin health and skin condition treatment.
The problem isn't that palmitoleic acid is ineffective or doesn't work, but rather that Ultra Omega Burn just doesn't contain enough of it. It contains 250 mg per serving and according to some sources I have come across, this just isn't enough.
One of the good things here is that there are no harmful side effects to worry about. I mean, you should always consult with your doctor before taking a supplement like this, but all in all this is a very safe health supplement… As long as you can trust what it says on the bottle.
One thing I always like to do when reviewing a supplement like this is to look for reviews from real users… Real people that have actually tried the product and have experience. Unfortunately, these can be difficult to come across. As I mentioned in the beginning, most of the reviews out there that you find are written just to promote products and make money and cannot be trusted fully.
Luckily I was able to find some real reviews however, which I found on Amazon. Yes... You can buy Ultra Omega Burn on Amazon and this is a great way to find real independent reviews left by customers.
As expected, the overall rating is not all that great. Overall, at the time of me writing this review, it has a rating of 3.6/5 stars, which isn't that great but I guess it is in all that bad either.
However, I will say that some of the positive reviews on here seem to be a bit strange and I suspect that some of them may be fake… Which would lead to a better overall rating than this product should actually have.
Remember when I talked about the side effects above and I said that there shouldn't be any side effects to worry about as long as you can trust what is on the bottle? Ya, well I don't know how much can actually trust this place. The manufacturer behind this supplement is shady from my point of view.
The name of the company behind Ultra Omega Burn is listed as Nutra Active Pte Ltd, which there really isn't much information on.
The official website for this company can be found at nutraactive.com, but there still isn't much to be said when you land on the site. It is the most basic site ever in could have easily been thrown together in a day's time. The website features an About Us section that includes a couple paragraphs about how they sell health products and Ultra Omega Burn is their best-selling product (and only product), and then there is a section dedicated specifically to Ultra Omega Burn, but that is it.
There is such a lack of information about this company that it is definitely worrying.
Furthermore, after doing a little deeper into this company I found that there is some suspicious activity mentioned on the Better Business Bureau's website, or on BBB.org, specifically that mail sent to the listed address has been returned due to there being "no receptacle".
So this brings up the question… What type of legitimate business would have no mailing address? Is the address listed the real address? There is definitely something strange going on here and I don't like the looks of it.
Other than what I found on the official website and the limited information I found from the Better Business Bureau, there was not much else out there… And nothing else worth mentioning.
This company is pretty much a ghost. The only other information worth mentioning is that the official website, which is that is nutraactive.com, has been around since 2015. I performed a WHOIS search to find out this information, because of course none of this is mentioned on the website itself.
The sales pitch puts a lot of emphasis on how you need to get good quality Omega 7 acid… You don't just want to go out there and by any old Omega 7 on the market. And this is good advice… But can you really trust what you get when you buy Ultra Omega Burn?
Is this really the purest and most potent form of Omega 7 on the market? I see no reason to believe that it is and highly doubt this is the case. Based on what I have seen there is not much of a reason to trust this supplement.
So is UOB worth buying? Well… Let's recap a bit of what I have one over throughout this review.
Pretty much everything I see about this supplement is negative, other than the fact that Omega 7 is one heck of a ingredient.
The bottom line is that there are much better alternatives out there on the market… Alternative Omega 7 supplements that are produced by much more reputable companies and that contain more Omega 7 per serving at a lesser price… Which pretty much make them better deals all around.
Now as I said, I'm not going to be promoting any specific products here because I want to leave this review as unbiased as possible, but what I suggest doing is simply going to Amazon.com and searching for Omega 7 supplements. You will find a lot of them with much better reviews than UOB.
Ultra Omega Burn seems to be another very over-hyped weight loss supplement that simply is not worth the price. Will it work? Maybe… I mean the "special" ingredient that it contains does have a lot of science to back it up, but there are definitely better alternatives that include a more adequate dose of this ingredient.
You can purchase UOB if you want to, after all it is your money… But this is definitely not something I'm going to be recommending. Not only do I think there are much better alternatives out there, but I also have no respect for the way they market this product… Luring people in using deception and trickery.
But anyways… I hope you enjoyed my review and found it helpful. Please share this post to help spread the truth and let others know that this supplement is not the miracle that is claimed to be. Also, leave any comments or questions down below and I will get back to you as soon as I can 🙂
Red Tea Detox by Liz Swann Miller is claimed to be the “single best method for loosing pounds quickly and easily”… But is it really? Is often promoted as a way to lose 14 pounds in 14 days… But is this really the miracle that people are saying it is?
Or is it possible that Red Tea Detox is a scam you should be avoiding at all costs? I know a lot of people are asking this question, which is the reason I am writing this review. After digging around and doing research into this program, I can tell you there are definitely some things that you are going to want to hear. Much of what you were told was probably a lie, and/or misleading.
While this red tea recipe does have the potential to aid in weight loss, and you definitely could lose some pounds while following along, it is not the miracle recipe that it is claimed to be.
Since you are wondering if this is a scam I’m guessing you came across one of the video presentations, which are quite ridiculous. There are several of them out there it seems, but I will be basing my review on the one I came across, which was found on RedTeaDetox.com, which is the official website.
The video presentation starts off with Liz Swann Miller telling some crazy story about being in Africa and some red venomous snake staring at her, rattling its tail. She says that she then passed out and woke up surrounded by an African tribe, with the shaman giving her some cup of tea that changed her life forever.
Apparently Liz went through a difficult pregnancy and A lot of excess weight. During this trip to Africa this tea she discovered was supposedly the secret to fat loss, allowing her to lose 41 pounds in a matter of weeks.
But of course this is mostly a “secret” and she claims to be the first person to bring this to America, which is a complete lie as you will see soon.
Much of the video presentation is very misleading and I am hesitant to believe any of the story of her going to Africa. It is likely completely made up and false.
It it is no wonder you are asking yourself if this is a scam. The information given is absolutely filled with red flags, some of which I will go over below…
Liz really needs to take a class and geography. Above her video presentation she claims that this recipe is some “secret West African red tea”, but then in the video talks about the tribe drinking this tea being from Kenya… Which is in East Africa… On the entire other side of the continent. So which is it? East or West Africa?…
When she supposedly encountered this venomous snake, she mentions that it rattled its tail. This leads me to believe that she is talking about a rattlesnake, which based on the research I have done are only found in southern Africa. So which is it? South, West, or East Africa? Africa is a big continent and this makes a huge difference.
You may have also noticed that the before and after photo of Liz seem to be a bit suspicious. The face is very similar, the hair can easily be changed, but the skin tone is noticeably different between the two photos. It is also hard to tell, but in the after picture her cheekbones appear to be more pronounced. But again… It is hard to tell since in the one picture she is smiling and in the other she is not.
I’ll also add in that in the before picture, the face seems to be a bit strange… It just doesn’t look natural. But anyways… You decide.
Well… Now I’m guessing that the before and after picture above are definitely fake. Why? Well… Because after doing a reverse Google image search of the after picture, I found that it is just a stock photo. This is not “Liz Swann Miller”. It is just a stock photo that anyone can purchase online and use as they wish…
Another red flag is that the numbers just don’t add up. This Red Tea Detox it is often promoted as a way to lose 14 pounds in 14 days, but above the video it states that you can “shed 1 pound of fat every 72 hours”, which would mean that you would lose 1 pound every three days. So which is it?
I have come across sales pages like this plenty of times before. They usually start out with some crazy life-threatening story, and then the author traveling to some remote part of the world to discover some “ancient secret”.
And I’m not kidding when I say I’ve come across this sort of sales pitch plenty of times before. Blood Pressure Protocol, Vedda Blood Sugar Remedy, The Medicine Man Hearing Remedy… these are all products I have reviewed in the past that have been based around some remote and ancient secret.
And then of course there are a lot of other ridiculous parts of the sales pitch. Overall, the entire thing just sounds like a fairytale. Can you really trust any of it? This is the big question.
It seems like your typical over-hyped product that simply is not going to be nearly as good as you are told.
In the presentation you are told that this red tea is made up of five miracle ingredients, however only Aspalathin is actually named. The other four ingredients she doesn’t actually call by name, so I don’t know what they are.
When it comes to aspalathin what you are told is the truth when it comes to its health benefits, however this is not any secret. There’s plenty of information you can find online about making tea from rooibos, which is a plant found in South Africa that contains aspalathin.
Aspalathin has been shown to have a number of benefits, including reducing stress, powerful antioxidant activity, and it can potentially reduce triggers of hunger.
There it is definitely more research that needs to be done, but this study shows that Aspalathin likely reduces stress by hindering the production of cortisol, a stress hormone.
When it comes two reducing hunger, this is due to its ability to help regulate glucose metabolism. But again… There’s a lot more research that needs to be done here and little information on it.
Other studies, such as this one, show it to be a powerful antioxidant by lowering the production of stress-related metabolites, preventing lipid peroxidation, and regulating glutathione metabolism (an antioxidant produced by the body).
I really want to stress that this is definitely not a secret. As I mentioned, there’s plenty of information regarding making African tea from rooibos online. Liz claims to be the first person to bring this information to America but this is just a bunch of BS.
You can actually buy rooibos tea at grocery stores all over the US, such as Walmart for example. Is Walmart a secret? Definitely not.
Now of course there are the other four ingredients that are included in this “secret” to you, that I do not know of. However, based on what I see so far, I highly doubt they are a “secret”.
Something that I always like to do when reviewing looks like this is to look at customer reviews, if I can find any. It is always a good idea to get information from people who have bought the product and tried it out for themselves. However… When digging around I really didn’t find many reviews of much value.
I found lots of good reviews, however they don’t seem to be honest. For example, on TrustPilot, the independent review site, there are tons of good reviews but they are also filled with affiliate links to go purchase the ebook. Can you really trust them? Probably not…
While there is definitely a lot of very “scammy” activity going on when it comes to the marketing of this Red Tea Detox by Liz Swann Miller, I am not going to call it a scam. But you can form your own opinion on this, depending on what your definition of a scam is.
The reason I am not calling it a scam is because this Red Tea Detox recipe does have the potential to aid in weight loss… Which is the whole point. It may not be nearly as good as you are led to believe, but it can potentially work.
That said, I would definitely not purchase this Red Tea Detox product. I would search online for rooibos teas, or just go to your grocery store and see if they have any. I mean… What you really want to purchase a product like this?… One that is marketed in such a way that is almost dehumanizing? I sure wouldn’t.
But anyways… It is your money and you can do with it what you want. I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful. Please share it to help spread the truth. Also, leave any comments or questions down below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂
CLA safflower oil is said to have numerous health benefits, one of which being that it can help you shed those excess pounds. But can’t really? And is it really also help you build lean muscle mass? Is this just another overhyped ingredient? Is CLA safflower oil a scam that you should not even bother with?
With the increase of the CLA safflower oil supplements, I felt the need to write this review. The supplements are being marketed more and more heavily as weight loss supplements and in this post I want to address this. Can they really help you lose weight?… Let’s find out.
But first off… What the heck is CLA safflower oil?
Lets first start out with safflower oil itself. This oil has been around for thousands of years and is used for a number of different things. The ancient Egyptians actually used this stuff, although not for weight loss purposes.
It is used in everything from cosmetics, to cooking oil, and like I said… Is becoming increasingly popular as a weight loss supplement.
But what is it really? Well… It is oil that comes from the seeds of the yellow safflower. It is all natural and there is nothing man-made about it, which is nice to see although this does not mean much.
CLA stands for conjugated linoleic acid, which is an omega 6 polyunsaturated EFA (essential fatty acid) that safflower oil contains (also in hemp oil, which I reviewed recently btw). Naturally safflower oil only contains a little bit of this “conjugated” linoleic acid, most of the linoleic acid it contains is not conjugated. However, many of the safflower oil supplements out there on the market have more concentrated amounts of the CLA, since this is where many of the health benefits are coming from.
It it is said to increase fat loss, increase lean muscle growth, boost your metabolism… But is there actually proof of any of these things? Or is this all just unbacked hype?
I did some research and was able to find a few studies that tested CLA’s weight loss potential.
One study I found in particular that was really good was performed on 60 obese volunteers. In the study some of the volunteers were given a placebo which was 9 g of all of oil, while the test group was given 6.8 g of CLA per day. The study was administered for 12 weeks and found that consuming CLA did increase their body fat loss more than the placebo group.
That said, there were no signs of any increased muscle growth and it was also shown that consuming more than 3.4 g per day doesn’t have any additional benefits.
There is still definitely a lot of room for more research in this area, but based on the research I have done CLA safflower oil does seem to help increase weight loss.
Why It Might Work
This omega 6 essential fatty acid might work by helping to convert food into energy more efficiently as well as helping to burn fat in adipose tissue.
There aren’t really any side effects that you need to worry about. According to WebMD, it is likely safe when taken orally, which is what you would be doing if you are consuming CLA safflower oil supplements.
That said, CLA safflower oil may slow blood clotting which would mean you should talk to a doctor if you have any bleeding disorders, like hemorrhagic diseases, stomach or intestinal ulcers, etc. It is also suggested that if you are allergic to plans of the Asteraceae/Compositae family (ex: ragweed) you might also be allergic to CLA safflower oil.
And lastly, it might increase blood sugar levels. So if you have diabetes you may want to consult with a doctor.
If you our healthy and don’t have any of these problems then you should be good to go. Although I do have to recommend that you should always consult with a doctor no matter what.
There are a lot of different CLA safflower oil supplements out there on the market. You can easily go to Amazon, Walmart.com, and other websites to read tons of user reviews.
Whenever I am reviewing a supplement like this I always like to skim through user reviews and read as many as possible. Why? Well… Because supplements often look good on paper, but seeing how they work in real life is what it’s all about.
Based on what I have seen skimming through hundreds of reviews, this stuff does seem to work and, generally speaking, gets reviewed very positively.
Most people claim that it does work to some extent when it comes to losing weight, although you will find a few reviews from people claiming it does not do a darn thing.
It is difficult to know what you should believe in what you shouldn’t believe. Maybe the people leaving the positive reviews also started intense diet/workout regiments at the same time they started taking CLA safflower oil… Which would mean they would get results regardless of taking the safflower oil. Or maybe the people leaving the negative reviews never gave a fighting chance… Maybe they started taking the safflower oil and eight more unhealthy than ever thinking that they would still lose weight.
It can be difficult knowing what to believe, but from what I see this stuff does seem to be working. Of course you can’t expect this product to just start burning the fat right off you. It has been shown to increase fat loss without changing anything, meaning no additional exercise, but if you were to take the supplement without doing anything else the results would be so minimal that they would be unnoticeable.
No…. CLA safflower oil is not a scam. It may be a little bit overhyped, but the bottom line is that conjugated linoleic acid does have well-known health benefits and has been shown in multiple studies to more than likely be an aid in weight loss, specifically fat loss.
If you are fed up with trying fat loss supplements that don’t work he and would like to go a more natural route then I would say go for it. There are a lot of people claiming that this stuff is the real deal. Just don’t be expecting miracles when you take it.
The the cheapest place I have found to buy CLA safflower oil is on amazon.com.
Anyways… I hope you enjoyed the short post and found at least somewhat helpful. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂 Also if you have your own review of CLA safflower oil that you would like to leave, please leave that down below as well. I am sure other readers will find it helpful.