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Supplement miracles

A miracle in a bottle? No sorry, not this time.  Before you or anyone you know gets sucked in to any marketing schemes know your product.  Akavar 20/50 is a new weight loss pill which claims you can eat whatever you want and still lose weight.  Yes, this sounds absolutely amazing and there lies the problem.  The old saying comes in to play on this one; "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."  We are still years away from adopting pills that can shed pounds of fat by doing absolutely nothing. 

Akavar states three facts to support their product.  The first of which is "AKÄVAR®-20/50 literally causes excess fat to be pulled from bulging parts of your body!"  They claim that it restricts your calories causing you to lose weight from those unsightly areas.  Firstly, it is not likely a pill is going to grow a hand and stop the food from entering your mouth, so eating whatever you want and still having calorie restriction because of the pill is doubtful.  Secondly, and unfortunately the only way you can reduce fat in specific areas is through means of surgery (liposuction). 

The second factual claim is "clinical trial shows success."  However, upon further investigation the company provides no factual support or citations of these clinical trials.  Remember when buying any supplements companies can post false claims because the FDA does not regulate most nutritional supplements.  Remember that with money anything can be proved.  Even if there was a proper trial held the product could have failed to show signs of weight loss 99 out of 100 times but the one time it worked they will publish their work as though it was a success.

The third claim is "the secret is the formula." The funny part is, the secret really is the formula, because it is not published.  Even the website does not list any nutritional facts or ingredients for the product.  A huge deterrent when it comes to purchasing anything.  If you cannot find out what you are putting into your body, keep it out of your body.  Be careful about any and all supplement purchases regardless of the claims and stay informed.

Remember supplements are supplements in that they assist in achieving your goals only when coupled with proper diet and exercise.

Comments

  • De 4 years ago

    It's always a good idea to use caution when a company won't publish ingredients or nutritional information. Thanks!

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