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#1 snoochiesmiggles

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Posted 12 September 2020 - 07:59 AM

I've posted all my diet pill reviews strewn here and there but now I was thinking that I wanna make an actual thread where I just collect my experiences. Maybe also other supplement reviews.

 

Over the last years I've tried quite a few and I still now and then end up buying some. A few were total garbage and I thought maybe I can save you guys the expense. Feel free to ask questions!

 

Also warning for tmi - some diet pills do stuff to your toilet business. I'll try to voice those as nicely as possible. Haha.

 

 

So first up, I recently tried a korean one called

 

Block Cube by Cube me

 

Ordered where?: YesStyle.com ; https://www.yesstyle.../pid.1086197019

Price: $ 29   /   €24.50

IngredientsGarcinia Cambogia Peel Extract Powder (Garcinia Cambogia Peel Extract, Vitamin C, Selenium-containing Dried Yeast, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin B1 Hydrochloride, Vitamin B2, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, White Haricot Bean Extract (India), Guava Leaf Extract (India), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Calcium Phosphate, Cross-linked Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Stearic Acid, Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate

What it promises: So this is supposed to last you 3 weeks. You take two pills twice a day and it shamelessly says you can eat as before. No changes required. Asian products are sometimes a bit shameless - in Europe (and US as well, I think), they kinda have to state that it only works with a calorie-controlled diet and exercise, haha. But on Korean products almost the opposite is advertised. Anyways, the main ingredients is garcinia cambogia extract, which is supposed to "help reduce body fat and supress the formation of carbohydrate to fat". The description also said "This HCA-rich diet supplement helps people with high intake of carbohydrates to reduce body fat.".

TLDR; does it work?: No.

My experiences: Sometimes I sway off with pills and end up not taking them completely regularily, but I really made a honest effort with these and am finishing them tomorrow. They sadly did not do anything. I had a korean garcinia pill before that actually had an effect, but these guys did not. I did not lose weight; I did not feel less hungry; appetite was not lessened and I did not feel any change in activity etc. The only effect I experienced at all was that my toilet-related stuff was less solid. That was more annoying than hopefull, as it wasn't a lax-effect; just less solid.... and I did not pass any excess fat.

So yeah - not recommending this; didn't do anything.

My rating: 1/10 - 1 for not doing any harm either.

 

 

 

 

 


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#2 snoochiesmiggles

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Posted 12 September 2020 - 02:47 PM

Next up:

 

Leanergy by Aavalabs

 

Ordered where? Amazon (Germany)

Price: €20 (equals about $ 25 )

IngredientsGrüntee-Extrakt 95% Polyphenole, 45% EGCG (Camelia Sinensis (L.) Kuntze), Grüner-Kaffee-Extrakt 45% Chlorogensäure (Coffea arabica L.), Vegetarische farblose Kapseln (Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose), L’Carnitin, Guaranakern-Extrakt 8-10% Koffein (Paulina cupana), Olivenblattextrakt 6% oleuropein (Olea Europaea), Anhydrisches Koffein, Bacopa Monnieri-Pflanzenextrakt 10:1 (Bacopa Monnieri L.), Garcinia Cambogia-Extrakt 60% Hydroxycitronensäure (Garcinia cambogia (Gaertn.) Desr.), Coleus Forskohlii-Wurzelextrakt 10% Forskolin (UV) (Coleus Forskohlii), Reisfaser Nu-­FLOW™ (Bio-Reisfaser), Bio-Reisextrakt-Mischung Nu-MAG™ (Bio-Reis-Extrakt, Bio-Reishülsen, Bio-Gummiarabikum, Bio-Sonnenblumenöl).

(Sorry, since I got it through german Amazon the ingredients are German, but at least some ingredients are latin names so same everywhere. The first ones are green tea extract, green coffee extract, guarana and olive leaf)

What it promises: They keep very vague what it's supposed to do, kinda saying "cheap diet pills and appetite suppressants aren't good for you, but this is because we use pure ingredients that give you strength from within". It's your usual caffeeine and garcinia mix. Since I had success with another garcinia supplement, I wanted to try this.

TLDR; does it work? No; merely caffeeinates you a little.

My experience: This gave me a caffeine kick without the trembling one can have from several cups of coffee. However it didn't do anything other than that. It says to just take one pill a day, and it contains 90 pills; so this would have been good value if it did anything. But I didn't find it to be appetite-supressing or more energizing than your usual diet pill with green tea and green coffee. I suppose if you need something to wake you up and get you active, a supplement like this could help. But if you already consume quite a bit of caffeeine, this is not worth the money.

My rating: 2/10 - it has a nice 'wake up' effect, but that's all. Did not find it to provide any elevated weightloss.


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#3 snoochiesmiggles

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Posted 12 September 2020 - 07:06 PM

Rapidcuts Femmme tangy orange powder

 

Ordered where? Bought it in a Winners store in Canada two years ago. Found it online at Canadian Walmart 

https://www.walmart....r/6000117078210

https://www.vitamart...er-packets.html

Price: $20 ; still haven't found a European source  :(

Ingredients: vitamin B6, vitamin B12, chromium, green coffee extract, caffeine anhydrous, ashwaganda extract, coaoca extract

Maltodextrin, Natural Orange and Tangerine Flavours, Citric Acid, Malic Acid, Sucralose and Acesulfame Potassium, Silica.

What it promises: Is supposed to deliver an energy boost, ,,powerful appetite suppression", and is supposed to increase the bodies ability to break down / transport off stored fat.

TLDR; does it work? The appetite suppression worked for me. Did not use it consistently enough to be able to tell if it really does the other promised things.

My experience: I bought this because it was just $10 or 12 at Winners (Canadian equivalent to TJ Maxx) - I think it was there because they were changing up the packaging. The one I had had a black and white woman's torso on it as backdrop to the product name and info.

The drink you make with the powder is really tangy and it just delivered a kind of flavour that stopped my cravings. I would sip this at work and would not eat. I used it casually until I realized it was kind of working for me (and tasty!), but sadly I did not have enough left to do a thorough experiment on whether it helps with weightloss. But since there isn't really anything that can just melt the fat off of you, I assume the appetite supression and energy boost is all you get. ;)

Maybe a downside of this product is that it comes in these little sachets, so trash-wise it's not the most eco-friendly. :/

My rating: 7/10 - No magic solution but quite a nice appetite suppression - and a tasty tangy drink if you like stuff that's a bit on the sour side. I would buy this again if I could just get my hands on it here.


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#4 snoochiesmiggles

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Posted 12 September 2020 - 07:30 PM

Stacker4

 

Ordered where? I bought this at random websites throughout the years; from websites that only sell Stacker pills to Amazon.

Price: around €18 for 100 pills

https://www.bodyandf...-Free/p/p_02856

Ingredients: Green tea extract, yerba mate, guarana, capsicum annuum (pepper), kola nut, siberian ginseng, caffeeine

What it promises: Powerful fatburning and energy boost; increased metabolism by thermogenic reactions

TLDR; does it work? To some degree. It will make you more active but does not magicly just increase metabolism. Has side-effects.

My experience: I think this was one of the first diet pills I ever tried and I still end up coming back to end every 2 or 3 years. This is can give you a big "activity rush" where you take it and then, not much later, you just wanna get up and do stuff. I felt impossibly lazy, took one of those and then pretty much walked 20 minutes uphill with a 10kg box in my hands like it was a stroll. You suddenly wanna do stuff and do stuff fast. 

However I think these kind of pills are really not good for people who are sensitive to caffeine and/or have heart problems. I take them with caution because my blood pressure is a bit high and I try not to raise it further...

I find it best to not increase the amount of pills you take. Take one a day and you'll feel an effect. The manufacturer recommends working your way up to 3 pills, but I would really not recommend going there. Heart-palpalations is all that'll get us..

My rating: 6/10 - Also not a magic solution, but if you really want a performance high that will get you up and running, it's worth a try. But do not take if you are caffeeine-sensitive.


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#5 Chlorophyll

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 01:40 AM

Definitely following! I know diet pills are just a band aid and a mental succorer, but it always makes me feel a lot happier when I'm taking a round of dps.



#6 snoochiesmiggles

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Posted 20 September 2020 - 08:40 PM

different kinds of drugstore Carb-blockers

 

Ordered where? Bought in drugstores in Germany (Rossmann, DM)

Price:  €4 for 28 pills; example: https://www.dm.de/mi...8172323362.html

Ingredients: something called GlycoLite ("a protected glyco protein complex made from non-GMO plant substance (beans)", + crospovidon, microcrystaline cellulose, magnesium, silica.

What it promises: Claims to bind "up to 66% of carbs" you consume

TLDR; does it work? In my opinion - no.

My experience: I have tried this multiple times from multiple brands. Sometimes it would just mentally reassure me that I was doing 'something' when I took those guys after eating a lot. But truth is - no noticable effect. A few times I took them casually, but then I made one try where I took them with every meal for two weeks. Nothing. And carbs are really the majority of 'bad' stuff I eat; fat is not a problem. So they should've been doing the job - but didn't.

They really don't do jacksh*t for weightloss either. Do not waste your money on this. I am kinda baffled they are allowed to sell these and claim it helps with weightloss on the back because Germany barely permits that statement on any products.

My rating: 1/10 - one point for not harming me either. Did not cause any digestion issues and have no side-effects.


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