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Category Archives: Appetite Suppressants
Libbera Appetite Suppressant Review
A lot of people have contacted us asking for a Libbera diet pill review. We were happy to oblige, but it turned out to be a difficult product to evaluate. For one thing, the official website does not provide much information about the pills. It also lacks an “about us” page, so we found it difficult to find out who is responsible for bringing the product to market.
The terms and conditions page also proved hard to find. It is only accessible from the order page, but once we found it we managed to discover the pills are marketed by Obesity Research Institute.
The company is also responsible for Lipozene and, like Libbera it’s a glucomannan powered appetite suppressant. We did some further digging and discovered Obesity Research Institute also used to market two other glucomannan products.
One was called Propolene. The other was called FiberThin. The marketing campaigns for both products involved the use of television infomercials. The same can be said for Libbera and Lipozene. We think it is likely that the company only has one product and markets it under a number of different names.
What the Formulation is Designed to Do
- Suppress hunger
- Support healthy blood sugar
- Support healthy cholesterol
The Active Ingredients
The only active ingredient identified is glucomannan. Its a plant extract that can absorb large quantities of water. The hydration process causes the plant fibers to expand. For this reason, glucomannan-providing supplements have to be taken with plenty of water. When the fibers expand in the stomach it suppresses the appetite and allows the supplement user to eat less food without having to suffer the customary hunger pangs. The ingredient has proven abilities, but the European Food Safety Authority states it has to be used in conjunction with a calorie-reduced diet. The FSA also states 3 x 1g doses are necessary, one before each of the main meals of the day.
Libbera Customer Comments and Testimonials
Extensive online searches failed to unearth any customer reviews or testimonials. However, we did discover numerous complains about Obesity Research Institute and their other product, Lipozene. The company has also had a run in with the Federal Trade Commission, for making misleading claims that violated federal law.
Libbera Side Effects
Glucomannan is unlikely to cause side effects, but Libbera will not be suitable for women who are pregnant or nursing a child. Anyone who has existing health issues should get a doctor’s advice before using Libbera or starting any form of new weight management routine. People who are using medication will also need to seek medical advice prior to starting to supplement their diet with Libbera.
Libbera appears to be exclusive to the libbera.com website. The price is $29.95 per bottle and Obesity Research Institute seem to have an ongoing offer that provides customer with two bottles of pills for the price of one. The company also offers customers the chance to buy Libbera via autoship. We advise against using this option because a fresh consignment of pills is shipped every month. Such arrangements are generally more trouble than they are worth and can often be difficult to cancel.
Obesity Research Institute promise a 30-money back guarantee.
The Final Word
Obesity Research Institute make three claims for their product. Only two of them hold water. It’s true that glucomannan has the ability to suppress the appetite.
It can also lower cholesterol levels, but the EFSA state it is unlikely to alter blood sugar levels. However, the fact of the matter is, glucomannan is a very good appetite suppressant.
The only problem is it is unclear if Libbera provides the necessary amount. We think it is probable that it does, but when we zoomed in on a picture of the label we discovered each bottle only provides 15 doses.
If three doses are needed a day, and it seems likely this will be the case, a bottle will only last five days. This will make Libbera an expensive product to use.
Our recommended product, PhenQ, would prove to be much cheaper and it offers a combination of appetite suppression, fat burning, fat blocking, and several other benefits. Better still, thousands of customer reviews prove it delivers the goods. Libbera simply cannot compare.
Zantrex Skinny Stix Review
Zantrex Skinny Stix is a supplement manufactured in Utah by Zoller Laboratories.
It’s produced in powder format and is intended to be mixed with water and consumed as a drink.
The flavour choices are Electric Lime, Tangy Tangerine, and Berry Fusion, but many online stores only appear to stock Berry Fusion.
The powder comes in neat little one-dose sachets that have a stick-like appearance and there are 21 sachets per pack. This is a seven-day supply.
How Zantrex Skinny Stix Are Designed to Work
The manufacturer does not provide much information about the product, but the usage directions suggest it can be uses as an appetite suppressant, an energy booster, or a mood enhancer. Zantrex are also responsible for Zantrex 3
How Zantrex Skinny Stix Are Designed to Be Used
For Appetite Suppression – Mix one sachet with 16 fl.oz. of water and consumed 15 minutes before a meal (up to three times per day). A healthy diet and exercise is required.
For Boosting Energy Levels and Improving the Mood – Mix one sachet with 16 fl.oz. of water and sip as and when needed (up to three times per day).
A Closer Look at the Formulation and What it May Do
Each Skinny Stix sachet contains 3.7g of powder, and niacin accounts for around 6mg of the content. It’s a good addition because it can boost athletic performance and reduce fatigue. A proprietary blend accounts for a further 1024mg of the sachet content. The rest of the formulation appears to consist of “other ingredients”.
The Zantrex Proprietary Blend Contains:
- Guarana (seed) Extract
- Coffee (bean) Extract
- Cacao (seed) Extract
- Yerba Mate (leaf) Extract
- Damiana (leaf) Extract
- Stevia (leaf) Extract
- Rice (seed) Powder
- Cayenne (fruit) Powder
- Chlorella (algae) Powder
- Grape (seed) Extract
- Blueberry (fruit) Powder
- Cranberry (fruit) Powder
- Sour Cherry (fruit) powder
- Plum (fruit) Powder
- Strawberry (fruit) Powder
- Raspberry (fruit and seed) Concentrate
- Bilberry (fruit) Powder
- Grape (fruit) Powder
- Blueberry (fruit) Extract
- Bilberry (fruit) Extract
Other Ingredients: Sucralose, Dextrose, Honey Powder, Malic Acid, Silica, Citric Acid, Red Cabbage Powder (for colour), Natural Flavours.
Although some fruits (such as acai, African mango, and garcinia cambogia) can help accelerate weight loss, none of the fruits in the Skinny Stix formulation are known to have this ability. They have probably been added for flavour. Cayenne is a good ingredient though. It has proven appetite suppressing abilities and is equally valuable as a fat burner.
Looking at the ingredients involved, this appears to be a caffeine-powered supplement. Guarana, yerba mate, coffee bean extract, and cacao, are all caffeine providers. This may help the product to boost energy levels, and research shows a link between caffeine consumption and weight loss.
Customer Feedback and What it Suggests
A few average reviews read:
The flavour seems to be a problem for many customers. A lot of people say the drink is too sweet and sickly, and we read a few reviews written by people who said they noticed a “chemically under-taste”. Some customers say the product worked for them, but other say it did not.
The differing results could be because some customers were eating right and getting plenty of exercise, while others are trying to rely on the product, but the formulation is lacking in “power ingredients” and is unlikely to be particularly strong.
Zantrex Skinny Stix Precautions and Health Considerations
Some of the side effect reported by past customers include:
- Stomach discomfort
- Kidney pain
- Cervical pain
- Mood swings
- Hair loss
We suggest all potential users ask a doctor for advice before they begin using this product.
Places to Buy Zantrex Skinny Stix
A seven-day supply of Zantrex Skinny Stix costs USD$ 29.99 (AUD$ 39.90) from the manufacturers website. This is expensive and a further charge is applied for shipping. It is possible to make a slight saving by buying from certain third-party retailers, such as Lucky Vitamin and Walgreens, but many sites do not offer all the flavour options.
After Sales Support
The contact page on the manufacturer’s website provides a contact form, telephone number, and mailing address. So the customer support department can be contacted in a number of ways.
Zantrex Skinny Stix is also backed by a 30-day money back guarantee. Bearing in mind the fact that each pack only lasts for seven days, this should allow customers enough time to evaluate the product and then take action if they are less than satisfied with the results.
Final Round-Up and Conclusion
What we have here is a supplement that will cost over AUD$ 40 per week to use (with shipping). It contains a lot of ingredient that will offer no benefit and the ones that have value are included in unspecified quantities.
The ingredient profile is incapable of providing an idea of how well Skinny Stix is likely to work. Customer feedback offers little help. It is a mix of good and bad and some people say the product made them feel ill.
We cannot totally slam this product by saying it won’t work, but nor can we endorse it. However, we can point out there are superior options available at a fraction of the price.
Recommended Alternative Diet Pill
Although a different type of product to Skinny Stix we recommend PhenQ without hesitation. PhenQ is designed to help it’s users lose the maximum amount of weight in the minimum possible time – and safely.
PhenQ is without gimmick and without hype – it does what it says on the tin. It can be bought direct from the manufacturer and without prescription.