Glucofast claims that it can “help you lose 10, 20, even 30 pounds!” and that it is “designed to help those who are struggling to lose weight.” Aren’t all diet pills designed to help those who are struggling to lose weight?
Glucofast is yet another diet pill lost in the sea of hundreds of others that provide minimal (effective) ingredients, little information about the actual product, and don’t disclose the amounts of the ingredients included. Read on to get a better picture of Glucofast and why we don’t recommend it if you actually want to lose weight.
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
- Juniper Berries
- Gymnema Sylvestre
- Chromium Chelate
- Bitter Melon
L-Carnitine – An amino acid that is claimed to help break down fat, L-Carnitine is still unproven in regards to weight loss.
Alpha Lipoic Acid – Is an anti-oxidant that is also lacking supporting clinical research.
Licorice – Has no relation to weight loss in any clinical studies.
Juniper Berries – No significant research has shown that the consumption of juniper berries directly correlates with weight loss.
Gymnema Sylvestre – An appetite suppressant that has been shown in clinical studies to be effective when combined with HCA-SX (-Int J Clin Pharmacol Res. 2005;25(3):133-44). What its effectiveness will be when used by itself isn’t real clear.
Chromium Chelate – Results have varied with respect to weight loss. Some believe chromium to help in insulin regulation. Definitive research is yet to be found.
So there you have it – only one ingredient that MAY help in weight loss. The rest are just fancy names with very little supporting research. In addition to not including any quality, proven ingredients, they don’t disclose how much of each ingredient is included in the pill anyway. Glucofast is quickly getting on my bad side.
Glucofast’s marketing is nothing out of the ordinary for such diet pills. Their sales pitch is more focused on the benefits of losing weight than on the actual product itself. Their website is pretty basic and somewhat cheap looking if you ask me. There aren’t the usual flashy before and after photos which was a pleasant surprise.
This is the kicker! One bottle of Glucofast is $74.95! This would probably be an ok price for a diet pill that contains many proven ingredients in high amounts. But since Glucofast contains little to no proven ingredients and doesn’t disclose the amounts, I wouldn’t pay $20 for it.
They claim a 30 day guarantee from the day you order it (hence shortening your guarantee by the 2-3 of shipping time). They have a few hoops that you have to jump through in order to get your money back as well. At any rate, 30 days isn’t a very good guarantee anyway.
Glucofast is yet another diet pill touting unproven ingredients and not disclosing their amounts. They have a weak guarantee and their price tag is way to high for what you’re getting. Glucofast gets a poor review from us. Spend your money on something that has actually been proven to work.