Worst diet products of 2004

January 3, 2005 in Food Companies, Manufacturing and Trends, Weight Management

Worst diet products of 2004

Worst Gimmick: Green Tea 300: This scheme includes green tea patches of "high-potency extract" to attach to the skin, along with green tea to drink. In fact, four patches come "free" when you buy $59.99 US worth of tea. The ads claim this combo will burn fat, suppress appetite, increase thermogenesis and speed the metabolic rate - all without increasing blood pressure or heart rate.

Advertised online through email spam, there is of course, no scientific evidence for the claims that you'll benefit from including "Asian wisdom", "lose five to 27 pounds", or "30 times more potent than regular green tea!".

Worst Product: CortiSlim  CortiSlim claims that reducing cortisol, the stress hormone, will reduce abdominal and other fat. Infomercials state that continually elevated cortisol levels are the underlying cause of weight gain, especially abdominal obesity.

Claims for the product promise that it will cause rapid weight loss of 10 to 50 pounds from the abdomen, stomach and thighs by reducing cortisol. Yeah right! rnrnIn October 2004, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission charged CortiSlim's marketers with false claims. They also accused the company of using a deceptive format in their TV infomercials that circumvented the required "paid advertising" disclaimers. Buyer beware indeed.

Worst Claim: Carboburn is an attempt to take advantage of the fast fading low-carb diet trend, Carboburn's promoters reassure dieters that cutting carbs from the diet is no longer necessary. Why? Because Carboburn will "neutralize" the carbohydrates guaranteeing you become thinner, learner, and maintain a good-looking youthful shape." Huh?? For further laughs, it will "block the storage of fat before it attaches to your stomach, waist, thighs, buns and other trouble areas and it doesn't matter if you hate exercise, or can't exercise, Carboburn will chisel your fat away and let lean muscle shine through."

This miraculous "cure" is advertised online through email spam and costs a mere $39 for one bottle of pills or 3 bottles for $79.99

Tip: save your money and run!

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