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
Ingredients: Garcinia 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.