Colvera claims to help you drop pounds and inches by helping your body process proteins effectively. Judging from its ingredient profile we find this very hard to believe.
- Aloe Vera
- Vegetable Glycerin
Collagen – Collagen is a natural protein and is the main (and only active) ingredient in Colvera. So natural, in fact, that it is “the most prevalent protein in the body” (www.colverahealth.com). That’s right, you guessed it. After paying your $49.95 for Colvera you get to swallow something that you already have in abundance in your body. Now, don’t get me wrong, an increase in collagen may have its overall health benefits, but will it dramatically help us lose weight? My guess is… not at all. Their idea behind their inclusion of collagen is that it supports your body’s muscle tissue which in turns aids in your body’s ability to burn fat. While I agree that more muscle mass equals more burnt calories (since muscle mass requires more calories to maintain), I don’t believe for a second that this pill is doing anything that a healthy diet and exercise can’t do on its own.
Aloe Vera & Vegetable Glycerin – These two inactive ingredients (while they may have some effect in other areas of health) are just that when it comes to weight loss – inactive. Neither aloe vera nor vegetable glycerin are known to do anything for you in terms of weight loss except for MAYBE (with an emphasis on maybe) helping in the absorption of nutrients.
Colvera’s Marketing and Claims
Colvera’s website is a pretty basic site with the same basic information repeated throughout. They have a testimonials page which seems a bit short for a whole page that’s devoted only to testimonials (not that I put any stock in testimonials anyway). I also found it interesting that their page citing the “Scientific Data” on collagen formulas were all studies relating to arthritis, TMJ, and wound healing – nothing about weight loss at all. While Colvera makes many claims about shedding pounds and inches, they cite no studies supporting these claims. I, like them, was also quite unsuccesful in my efforts to dig up any supporting arguments.
I actually got a kick out of their answer to a FAQ about a guarantee. And I quote: “No legitimate company can guarantee that their product will work for everyone. We do, however, guarantee that if you don’t take the product, you won’t lose the weight!” Translation: No we don’t offer a guarantee of any kind, but we will beat around the bush so you’ll still buy our product.
About $49.95 too much for something that doesn’t do anything.
With the extreme lack of proven ingredients, no supporting studies, and a nonexistent guarantee, we suggest that you look elsewhere if your goal is to actually lose weight. If you have arthritis or open wounds on the other hand, be our guest.