Originally Posted by wyllenn
It's not "new news" but the FTC has fined the big makers of weight loss supplements for false advertising. They found NO research to indicate that the products worked.
"The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reached settlement agreements in four separate cases alleging deceptive marketing, including insufficiently supported claims, for four weight-loss supplements—Xenadrine EFX, CortiSlim, TrimSpa and One-A-Day Weight Smart..."
"You won’t find weight loss in a bottle of pills that claims it has the latest scientific breakthrough or miracle ingredient," said Deborah Platt Majoras, chairman of FTC. "Paying for fad science is a good way to lose cash, not pounds."
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Unfortunately, none of the products will be pulled from the shelves...
Why should these products be pulled from the shelves?
I can tell you that Xenadrine does assist in weight loss if you're combining it with workout/exercise.
I can also tell you that from my personal experience with Trimspa, it infact does work. There's no gimmick about it. It has Hoodia, which does make me feel full, and it has chromium which is important in proper metabolism function. Taking the pill by itself isn't going to make you just drop weight. However, if you overeat or want to control your eating for whatever reason, the hoodia is great for that. The rest of the ingredients, I can't really say... I just know that combining it with a healthy lifestyle works.
You'll never take a pill and shed pounds... so in that respect, yeah, none of these products work. I can't say much for Cortislim and I'd probably never try it either. Although the one a day weight smart I believe is like a multi vitamin, probably with some other stuff added to support weight loss... There are many one a day's, not just the one for weight support.
I guess I just wish more people wouldn't have this idea that OMG I took this pill, yet didn't change my lifestyle, and nothing happened, it must not have worked!
Most diet pills are to assist, not do something all on their own. Sometimes I feel like not many people understand this.