What do top celebrities use when they want to lose weight? The makers of NV would have you believe that their product is the top choice by bolding declaring, “Hollywood’s Diet Pill” on the box.
I’m not as interested in who uses NV as I am in knowing what results they get. Can NV really help you get a “bikini body in just 2 weeks!” like the official website claims?
Let’s compare the claims made about NV to its formula to see if they match up. Will NV be as safe and effective as the leading diet pill Apidextra?
The NV Formula
NV has two proprietary blends:
NV Weight Loss Complex (400 mg) – Indian Sphaeranthus and Mangosteen
NV Superfruit Complex (309 mg) – Caffeine, Cranberry, Bilberry, Litchi, Turmeric, Grape Extract, Pomegranate, and Goji
Although most manufacturers like to use blends, they present a problem for me because I can’t see the individual doses used. I need to see these doses to determine if NV has safe, effective amounts.
NV Weight Loss Complex (400 mg)
A recent study found that Indian Sphaeranthus and Mangosteen can help people lose inches around their waist. According to researchers, these ingredients work by preventing the body from absorbing fat and breaking fat cells down.
In the study, participants were given 800 mg of Indian Sphaeranthus and Mangosteen a day. I couldn’t find out how much of each ingredient was used in the study. But even if I did know, NV makers don’t disclose what doses they use.
NV Superfruit Complex (309 mg)
Caffeine has been clinically proven to increase energy, reduce water retention, and promote thermogenesis. This is a process where your body burns calories to increase body temperature. You need 200-400 mg of caffeine for it to be effective.
Cranberry Extract is full of antioxidants. These can neutralize free radicals, but they don’t contribute to weight loss.
Bilberry contains flavonoids, which are antioxidants.
Litchi is full of antioxidants and vitamin C. Studies show that individuals who consume more vitamin C tend to lose weight easier and have slimmer waists. I don’t know if litchi has enough vitamin C, or if it’s used in a strong-enough dose, to produce similar results.
Turmeric contains curcumin, which is said to help burn fat, but research is ongoing.
Grape Extract contains antioxidants.
Pomegranate is high in vitamin C and flavonoids.
Goji has various amino acids, vitamins, and minerals.
NV Side Effects
I think NV could potentially cause side effects for two reasons: first, it uses caffeine. If you’re sensitive to caffeine, you could experience jitteriness, stomach upset, insomnia, and increased heart rate. The more caffeine used in NV, the more likely you are to experience these side effects.
Second, some NV users reported side effects. In addition to the side effects I listed above, users mentioned gas, bloating, headaches, and nausea.
NV may be popular, but I couldn’t find very many reviews for it online. And the ones I did find weren’t particularly positive.
On Amazon.com, 14 NV users gave the diet pill an average rating of 1.4 stars out of 5. Eleven of those users only gave it 1 star. The biggest complaint they had is that NV is not as effective as it was before the formula was changed.
With the old NV, users only had to take 1 pill, twice a day. Now they have to take 3 pills (one serving) twice a day!
Since NV has large total doses, I recommend starting out gradually. For example, take 1 pill, twice a day for the first few days. Then, gradually increase to 2 and then 3 pills, twice a day. The best times to take NV are in the morning and early afternoon. Take it with food and a large glass of water.
You shouldn’t take more than 6 capsules a day, and don’t take NV within 5 hours of bedtime.
For best–or any–results, you will need to combine NV with a reduced-calorie diet and regular exercise.
Each box of NV has 20 servings. At two servings a day, the diet pill will last you for 10 days.
When you buy one box of NV from the official website, it costs $39.95 and shipping is $9.95. For a 10 day diet pill with a possibly ineffective formula, NV is very overpriced.
You can get it for around $20 on Walgreens.com or Drugstore.com, but I still think NV costs too much; especially since you’re supposed to use it for more than 10 days.
On the plus side, the NV official website does offer a 30-day 100% money back guarantee, so you can get a refund if you don’t get results.
Based on my research of the formula, I don’t think NV will be highly effective and it could cause side effects. The customer reviews I read only reinforced my opinion. NV does come with a guarantee, but the average formula and the high price make me hesitant to recommend it.
I prefer to recommend Apidextra because it has more clinically proven ingredients and it comes highly-recommended from users.
If you’ve tried NV, I want to hear your opinion! Did it work for you? Would you recommend it?