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Is Keto Hack a Scam by Nutrition Hacks? – Review

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...

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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.

What Is Keto Hack?

Keto Hack
  • Name: Keto Hack
  • Product Type: Ketosis supplement
  • Manufacturer: Nutrition Hacks
  • Price: Varies depending on quantity bought
  • Recommended?: Not really
  • Where to Buy: Click Here

Overview

Keto Hack is a ketosis inducing supplement manufactured by Nutrition Hacks, which also makes Memory Hack and Fungus Hack (other products I've reviewed).

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.

Claims Made

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.

Ingredients

Below is the full label to Keto Hack...

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And here is a closeup of the ingredients...

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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.

Will These Ingredients Work?

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.

Side Effects

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. 

Cost

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:

  • 1 bottle for $49.95
  • 3 bottles for $117.95 (about $39/bottle)
  • 6 bottles for $174.95 (about $29/bottle)

And this is all with a discount as you can see here...

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... 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. 

Overpriced maybe?

Money Back Guarantee

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.

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Complaints/Concerns

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.

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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.

Pros v Cons

Pros

  • Some science backing their effectiveness
  • Could make entering ketosis as easy as swallowing a pill
  • Lots of benefits from ketosis
  • 90 day money back guarantee
  • More trusted than a lot of other keto supplements

Cons

  • Some misleading claims
  • Unproven to some extent
  • Lack of scientific evidence on the effectiveness of ketone salts
  • Costs a good bit
  • We don't know ingredient amounts.

Is Keto Hack a Scam?

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.

Conclusion - Worth a Try or Not?

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 pill scam

The Keto Diet Pill Scam Is Out of Control – Don’t Buy!

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...

  • Fat loss (of course)
  • Mental clarity
  • More steady energy throughout the day
  • Less inflammation
  • Better mood

... 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.

What are Keto Diet Pills?

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..

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..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.

The Science Behind Them

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.

Types of Keto Diet Supplements

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).

Raspberry Ketones

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.

Why They Might Not Be a Good Choice

Natural Ketosis vs Pill-Induced Ketosis

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.

What Happens When You Come Off The Pills..

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.

Effectiveness

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:

  • Blood ketones 
  • Physical performance
  • Mental performance
  • Mood
  • Satiety
  • Mental clarity
  • Energy

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...

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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!

One Likely Reason They Don't Work

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.

Safety Concerns

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...

Products That Can't Be Trusted

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... 

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Many of these supplements are marketed in similar ways and look almost identical, as you can see here...

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.. 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.

Products Featured on Shark Tank??

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...

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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.

Pros v Cons of Keto Diet Pills

Pros

  • Easy solution to achieving ketosis (maybe)
  • Some proof that they work

Cons

  • Limited evidence showing effectiveness
  • Over-hyped marketing
  • Expensive
  • Side effects are largely unknown
  • Unreputable brands that can't be trusted

Conclusion - Worth The Money?

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

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.

A Better (and Cheaper!) Alternative

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.

Lean Body Hacks Scam

Is Lean Body Hacks a Scam? – My Advice: AVOID

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 Review

  • Product Name: Lean Body Hacks
  • Creator: "Randy Smith" (fake name)
  • Cost: $37
  • Recommended?: No

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 Ridiculous Backstory

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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.

But This Story Sounds a Bit Fishy...

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.

The "Big Bad" Pharmaceutical Industry Sales Pitch

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.

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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.

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False Scarcity

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.

'Randy Smith' Doesn't Exist...? Huh
Lean Body Hacks Randy Smith

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.

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Typical Fear Mongering

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.

And of Course This Is Some Ancient Remedy That Is Super Easy

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.

What Exactly Is This Hack?

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...

  • Capsicum - This is another name for the chilli pepper, which is pretty well known to aid in weight loss. One study showed that even a low dose of extract can help burn an extra 116 calories per day (source: express.co.uk).
  • Turmeric - There is more than one way turmeric can help with weight loss, but at the top of the list is though reduction of inflammation (inflammation can lead to weight gain). A 2015 study found that curcumin, which is a key compound in turmeric, can help with weight management. 
  • Fenugreek - This herb has long been used as an alternative medicine for all sorts of things. One interesting 2014 study from BioMed Research International found that it can help inhibit fat accumulation (in rats).
  • Ginseng - This has some powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and has a number of benefits, such as helping increase energy levels, help with weight loss and more.

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

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.

It's Mostly a Bunch of BS

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.

Conclusion - Scam?

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.

Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful. If you did, please give it a share to help spread the truth!

Also, leave your comments and/or questions below. I like hearing back from my readers 🙂

Keto Blast Scam

Is Keto Blast a Scam? – Read Before Buying!

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…

  • Burning fat for energy, not carbs
  • Releasing fat stores
  • Increasing energy
  • Making you feel better

... 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.

Misleading Claims

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.

Mark Cuban Tweet

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.

Keto Blast screenshot

Shady Sales Tactics

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.

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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...

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?

KETO Blast Review

  • Product: KETO Blast
  • Type: Ketosis supplement
  • Price: $46.99 - $59.99/bottle (from what I've seen)
  • Recommended?: No

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…

  • Higher energy levels
  • More steady energy
  • Fat loss
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Better cholesterol levels
  • Appetite reduction
  • And more...

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.

How It Works (If At All)

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.

Is There Proof That BHB Works?

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.

Can You Really Trust This Supplement?

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…

Keto Blast BBB

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.

Conclusion - Worth a Try or Not?

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.

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

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Keto Ultra Diet Website

Do Keto Ultra Diet Pills Really Work or is This a Scam?

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.

What is Keto Ultra Diet?

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.

keto ultra diet name change

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.

Ketosis...

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.

Is this really a "revolutionary breakthrough"?

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.

A look at the ingredients

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…

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If the print is too small, it states that there is a 800 mg "proprietary blend" of…

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

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.

Will it work?

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.

Can it be trusted?

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.

Some things that concern me...

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…

Complete Keto Diet

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…

amazon review

The company behind it... Can you trust them?

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.

Conclusion - Scam?

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.

But anyways… I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful. Please leave your thoughts, comments, questions, etc. below and I'll get back to you as soon as I can 🙂

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The Ultra Omega Burn Scam

The Ultra Omega Burn Scam – Not Worth It! [Review]

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

What Is Ultra Omega Burn?

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.

The Sales Pitch

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.


Questionable, Misleading, and False Information:


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"…


#1 - Weigh-loss Has Nothing To Do With Calories

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.

#2 - Weight-loss Conspiracy

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.

#3 - Most Pure and Potent Palmitoleic Acid Available

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.

#4 - "Derek Evans"

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).

Is This "Special" Ingredient Really That Great?

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.

Potential Side Effects

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.

What Real Users Are Saying

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.

A "Shady" Manufacturer

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.

Can You Really Trust This Supplement?

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.

Is It Worth Buying?

So is UOB worth buying? Well… Let's recap a bit of what I have one over throughout this review.


  • There is misleading promotional material
  • It is manufactured by a shady company
  • There is not much Omega 7 per serving
  • It is pretty darn expensive (I guess I didn't mention this yet)

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.

Conclusion - Scam?

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 🙂

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Is Red Tea Detox a Scam? – Pretty Much… You Decide

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.


Red Tea Detox Review

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.


Red Flags

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…

#1 – This Lady Needs a Geography Lesson

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.

#2 – Did She Really Lose All This Weight?

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.

#3 – Wow…She Might Not Even Exist!

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…

Red Tea Detox Liz Swann Miller

#4 – Absolutely Horrible Math

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?

#5 – Typical “Secret” from a Remote Part of the World Sales Pitch

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.

#6 – Overall Just a Ridiculous Sales Pitch

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.


Does This Red Tea Recipe Really Work? – A Scientific Look at It

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).


NOT A SECRET!

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”.


What Other People Are Saying About It?

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…




Conclusion – Scam or 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 🙂

Is CLA Safflower Oil a Scam? – What You Should Know

CLA safflower oil a scam

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?

What 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.

Any Proof That This Helps With Fat Loss?

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.

Side Effects?

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.

What Other People Are Saying

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.

Recommended or Scam?

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.

Is Thin From Within a Scam Weight Loss Program? – What You Should Know

Is Thin From Within a Scam

Thin From Within is a new weight loss program that has been getting a lot of attention lately. But is it any good? Or is this just going to be a waste of your time and money? Is Thin From Within a scam?

We have all seen our fair share of scams when it comes to weight loss product/programs. It seems that every new product out there claims to be a super easy solution for you to lose weight, most of which turn out to be complete duds.

So is this the real deal? In this review I will be going over what exactly is included in the program and how it works. In short… No this is not a scam and you will see why.

Thin From Within Review

Thin From Within is a weight loss program that was put together by a guy named Brad Pilon. It is promoted as a healthy alternative to other diets out there, such as keto, and as the focus of being a long-term sustainable method of losing weight and keeping that weight off.

But before I get into it all, who is this Brad guy?

Who Is Brad Pilon?

It it is always important to look into the person, or people, behind the products you purchase. If this guy were just some guy off the street, you might not want to trust his advice. However, Brad is a two times best-selling author, is most successful book being “Eat Stop Eat”, which was focused on the intermittent fasting diet.

I did some extra research into this book and found it to have very good reviews. You can look it up on various websites out there, such as Amazon.

Brad isn’t just some guy that decided to write a book. He has had an interest in health and supplements since a young age and pursued this interest throughout graduate school, having done a lot of research on various subjects over the years.

The point me talking about him is to show you that he is qualified make up a diet program like this.

The Sales Pitch

His program, Thin From Within,  is promoted on a website called Truth About Keto. It is marketed in response to the new ketogenic diet craze with all sorts of keto programs and products, such as Keto OS, being marketed all over. There are a lot of strong believers in the keto diet but many nonbelievers. It is not recommended by many health professionals due to possible negative effects.

Brad explains that the keto diet can be dangerous, it in particular to women, and is just not a good sustainable diet to lose weight and keep it off.

Basically the sales pages that keto is not a good diet and that his Thin From Within diet is a better alternative, which does seem to be true.

What Is The Keto Diet & How Is It Bad?

The keto diet is all about getting your body into a state of ketosis.

What is ketosis?

Ketosis is a state of fat burning where you deplete your body of glycogen (carb storage) and this then causes your body to produce ketones, burning fat as fuel instead of carbohydrates. It is said to be a much cleaner and more steady fuel without the crashes that you might experience when running on large amounts of carbs, but there are definitely some downsides.

According to Dr. Pilon, the keto diet is more harmful for women and has more negative side effects. It shuts off the hormone leptin, which, in women, is the main hormone responsible for weight loss and fat metabolism. And where it gets really ugly is when this is coupled with the lack of insulin hormone produced, which is also a result of the ketogenic diet.

Brad claims that ketogenic diets can lead to rapid weight loss, which is what most people are looking for. The problem is that they can also lead to rapid weight gain as soon as you come off of the diet, which is bound to happen due to its unsustainability.

He provides many scientific references backing up the claims made on his website.

But besides what he says, I also have my own knowledge on the ketogenic diet based on research I have done into it previously.

From what I know there is definitely a lack of long-term research on this diet. Most of the studies performed have only watched test subjects for a period of several months at most. This does not show the diet to be sustainable long-term in any way.

What you should also know is that depleting your body of glycogen, which is what you will have to do to get into the state of ketosis, will cause you to lose a lot of water. What this might do is show weight loss in a misleading way, much of the weight loss actually coming from water weight instead of fat.

How The “Think From Within” Diet Works

The Think From Within diet is all about being a healthy and sustainable way to lose weight and keep it off. It does not involve any pills, powders, potions or anything like that.

The approach that this diet takes is a multi-phased approach, which consists of:

  1. Microbolic Rebalancing
  2. Metabolic Override

The “microbolic” rebalancing portion is all about getting the bacteria in your gut back in balance. Have you ever heard of gut flora? Well this is what I am talking about here. For any diet to work optimally you need good digestion and you will not get good digestion without a healthy flora balance.

An imbalance of gut flora can create many different gastrointestinal problems which will more than likely lead to worse results.

This is something that is often overlooked when it comes to diets. Many of the diet pills/drugs out there on the market will just end up distracting this balance and having a negative effect.

The metabolic override portion is all about custom nutrition and workout plans. In this program he offers a variety of different plans available to fit your lifestyle, fitness level, etc.

There are coaching videos for all of the exercises outlined. All in all, the 12 week program consists of 143 videos.

The Cost

To purchase Thin From Within it is going to cost you $37 plus shipping. When I was on the site the shipping was priced at around $9.95, but I have read a few other reviews from people claiming the shipping was up around $19. I don’t know… Maybe this has to do with where you live or maybe they just ended up lowering the price.

Shipping price is a bummer, but paying $37 for the program itself is a good price in my opinion.

Final Thoughts – Scam?

Obviously I do not consider Thin From Within a scam. I don’t know why anyone would either. The weight loss program is designed by someone who knows what they’re talking about, it does not lead you to believe there will be miracles performed, it is all around healthy and does not promote unhealthy forms of weight loss, and overall is just a good program.

The keto diet is good in many ways, and many people swear by it, but there are just too many possible downsides and not enough long term studies for this to be a very good choice as a sustainable weight loss and weight management program.

If you are looking for a healthy weight loss program then Thin From Within it is definitely worth considering.

Anyways… I hope you enjoyed my review and found it helpful in one way or another. Please leave any questions, comments, or concerns below and I will get back to you as soon as I can 🙂 Also, if you have your own review of this program you can also leave that below. I am sure other readers will appreciate it.

Is FenFast 375 a Scam? – What You Should Know

is FENFAST 375 a scam

FenFast 375 is one of the most popular diet pills on the market, but does this stuff really work? Or is FenFast 375 a scam weight loss supplement that you should avoid?

Too many this question may seem out-of-line, but is something that needs to be asked. I’m sure we have all seen our fair share of weight loss supplement scams on the Internet. Many “miracle pills” make big claims that they cannot backup in the last thing you want to do is waste your money and time on another supplement that is going to get your hopes up but not provide what you really want… Just weight loss.

In this review of FenFast 375 I will be going over some of the claims that are made, the ingredients that are included in this weight loss supplement, side effects, real user reviews, and lastly, my opinion of whether or not think it is worth the money.

FenFast 375 Review

This weight loss supplement is very popular and there are many different promotions going around for it. Some of the more popular claims that I have heard include that it:

  • helps reduce fatigue
  • helps you to overcome the battles of dieting
  • improves mental alertness
  • increases energy
  • increases metabolic rate

The goal behind the supplement is to make it easy for people to lose weight, which is what we all want, right? By supposedly giving you more energy to do the workouts and more focused to push through them and stay on track, the hope is that things will be easier.

But are these claims just baseless? Do they hold any truth? Well, to answer these questions which take a look at the ingredients…

Ingredients

FenFast 375 consists of only four ingredients. Well, only for active ingredients. The rest are fillers. These four ingredients include L phenylalanine,1,3,7 trimethylxanthine, Hordenine HCl, and L-Theanine.

L-Phenylalanine

First on the list is L phenylalanine, which is one of the nine essential amino acids.

There haven’t really been much in the way of studies that specifically test this amino acid’s ability to aid with weight loss, but it makes sense that it does help and it does so in a couple different ways.

According to LiveStrong, one of the ways that it can help you lose weight is by stimulating Cholecystokinin release, which is a hormone that has been shown to surpress appetite. Another way is by increasing dopamine levels, which it helps to do indirectly. By helping increase dopamine levels it causes you to have less of that urge to go out and eat, which would also help increase your dopamine levels.

1,3,7 trimethylxanthine

It’s a long name but don’t be full by it. This ingredient is nothing more than caffeine… Is just a fancy name for it that no one knows about.

We all know caffeine and we all know that it is a stimulant that is commonly used in weight loss products and many other fitness related supplements.

There are plenty of studies that have been performed on caffeine and its ability to help with weight loss. There is definitely no lack of them here. The proof is there… It works.

One of the ways that caffeine helps you lose weight is by increasing your metabolism which burns more calories, many of which are burned and given off as heat. It is also thought to act as an appetite suppressant. There are some studies that disagree with this but I for one in a believer. I’ve had caffeine plenty of times to know what the effects feel like for myself.

Hordenine HCl

Hordenine HCl isn’t nearly as studied as caffeine is, but it has been shown to stimulate norepinephrine release.

I did a fair amount of research looking into this and it can get pretty confusing. Basically what Hordenine does is helps your body re-align its “set point” (setpoint theory), which basically tells your body that this is its new normal weight so that you lose weight it is easier to keep it off.

You probably are well aware that many people who go on diets in lose weight end up gaining it right back soon after. There are different reasons for this, such as going back to their old unhealthy lifestyle among others, but another reason could be that the body’s “set point” was not re-aligned, as I described above.

Hordenine is also thought to increase energy levels and boost your mood.

L-Theanine

And lastly there is L-Theanine.

If you were to do research on L-Theanine you might wonder… Well why would they include this ingredient in a weight loss supplement? This would be a good question, but there is also a good answer.

L-Theanine helps with relaxation and concentration it is known to reduce stress and anxiety which are very important if you want your body to function efficiently.

Reducing stress is a major key to living a healthy life and when it comes to something that is stressful in-of-itself, such as weight loss, it is important to get this under control.

There are an increasing number of weight loss supplements that combine both caffeine and L-Theanine because of how well these two ingredients couple together. The caffeine is the biggest player in the actual losing of the weight part of it all and the L-Theanine helps you handle the stress of your new lifestyle so that you can keep moving along.

Any Side Effects?

Luckily there is nothing really to worry about here. All of these ingredients are safe… No toxic ingredients to worry about.

Now there are side effects, such as how caffeine’s side effects include insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, upset stomach and even vomiting, but most people can take caffeine without any problems… As long as they don’t take too much of it.

As long as you take FenFast 375 as intended you should have no problems. And if you do have any side effects, they will likely be very mild.

User Reviews

Whenever I do reviews of supplements like this I always look into as many user reviews as possible. I’ll go on Amazon, Walmart, pretty much any site I can find that sells the product, and look at all the reviews from real users. I know they post user reviews on their website, but of course they are only going to show the good ones and none of the negative ones, which I want to see.

I’ll be honest here, I was fairly surprised with what I found after scouring numerous websites for reviews. They are overwhelmingly positive and when I say this I am serious. Probably less than 3% actually left negative reviews, which is a pretty big deal because this is fairly uncommon for supplements like this.

Many people are claiming to see pretty significant results within as little as a week and even just several days. Of course it depends greatly on your starting weight, but some people are losing 3 to 5 pounds within the first week and this doesn’t seem to be all that uncommon.

Some other good things that users are saying about FenFast 375 include the fact that there are not really any side effects you and that it has no aftertaste.

There are a few negative reviews that I’ve read over from people claiming that it does not work but you will find this with any sort of supplement like this. As with anything of this nature, there are going to be some people that it just isn’t going to work on and then there going to be a handful of complainers that never gave it a fighting chance in the first place.

Is It Really Worth The Money?

Ok, so people are losing weight with that, it does have ingredients that are backed by science… But is it really worth the price?

Right now the supplement is selling at $49 per bottle, but of course if you buy more than one you get a discount. So is it worth paying the price for?

The answer is…

It All Depends

It all depends on your situation and whether or not you are willing to give this a real try. One thing you need to be well aware of is that this is not a “miracle product”. While you may be able to lose a small amount of weight by taking this product and not changing anything else, if you want to see noticeable changes then you are going to have to put in the work. You are going to have to exercise and eat better, which the supplement should aid you with.

If you have tried many different weight loss methods, diets, supplements, and still have not found anything to really work, then this might be worth giving a try. It also might be worth giving a try if you have been successful with losing weight in the past but have not been able to keep it off long term. As I mentioned above, Hordenine HCl it’s supposed to help with getting your body use to your new weight so that you can keep it off easier.

But anyways, the choice is yours. It is a good product and there are plenty of people claiming that it is exactly what they were looking for.

I hope you enjoyed my review. If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, please leave them below and I will get back to you as soon as I can 🙂