Sadly the ads are not seen anymore as Adios has been on the market for a number of years now. That said, Adios is still sold in a number of High Street shops in the UK and remains one of the cheapest diet pills on the market.
- One of the cheapest diet pills on the market
- Lack of clinical evidence
- May cause water weight and not fat loss
- Consumer complaints of side effects
- Popular UK diet pill on the market since 2001
- Adios Max higher strength version
- Available in high street shops and online
Adios is marketed as a natural slimming aid that is available in two versions, the original Adios yellow box and Adios Max in a bright pink box. The only other difference between them is Adios Max contains 120mg of the main ingredient, Fucus Dry Extract, instead of 45mg in the original Adios.
A few years ago Adios frequently appeared on UK television adverts between popular TV shows. The advert featured three women happily jumping down the street in pink hot pants to the theme tune of “Burn, baby burn”!
We decided to pick up a few samples of Adios and Adios Max from Boots, a popular pharmacy in the UK that stocks a large range of health, beauty and essential everyday items.
We found both versions to be available online from a number of retailers at different prices, with and without money-back guarantees.
The branding and packaging of Adios is very much aimed at women looking to lose a few pounds.
What Does Adios Claim To Do?
The official Adios website claims that Adios is:
the UK’s No1 herbal slimming tablet, is an effective natural way to help you lose weight and feel great quickly and easily. It’s already helped women everywhere say ‘Adios!’ to weight they don’t want.
So What Is Adios and Adios Max?
Adios is manufactured in the UK by Diomed Herbals Ltd who produces a few licensed herbal medicines that help weight loss, reduce stress and combats tiredness.
Adios has been on the market since 2001 and should be used in conjunction with a calorie controlled diet and regular exercise.
Difference Between Adios and Adios Max
As we have mentioned there are two versions of Adios distinguished by the colour of the box packaging.
The only difference between the Original Adios and Adios Max diet pills, apart from the different colour packing, is the amount of Fucus Dry Extract included.
The Original Adios contains 45mg of Fucus Dry Extract whereas Adios Max contains 120mg (equivalent to 600mg fucus) and so suggested to be more effective.
What Are The Ingredients For Adios?
Only natural herbal ingredients are used in both the Original and Max versions of Adios diet pills, these are:
- Fucus Dry Extract (45mg / 120mg) – Seaweed extract that contains high amounts of Iodine. Low levels of Iodine are thought to cause low levels of an important thyroid hormone called Throxin responsible for maintaining a healthy metabolism.
- Boldo Dry Extract – Strong laxative that works similar to Dandelion root and increases fluid loss.
- Butternut – Also Known as Juglans cinerea or the white walnut, which accelerates defecation and also thought to treat dysentery and other stomach and intestinal discomfort.
- Dandelion Root – Strong diuretic that increases water loss by increasing trips to the toilet.
So What Does All This Mean?
Adios contains a natural herbal ingredient called Fucus Dry Extract that aims to boost your metabolism so that you increase fat burning without negative side effects.
Weight loss results are dependent upon eating a calorie-controlled diet plan with regular activity.
As some of the ingredients in Adios are strong diuretics you are likely to visit the toilet more often.
Does Adios Have Any Side Effects?
The manufacturer suggests side effects are possible is you are sensitive to any of the ingredients within Adios or Adios Max.
Adios and Adios Max are not suitable for vegans but are fine for vegetarians.
Any Adios Reviews From Customers?
Adios has received mixed feedback from consumers with Amazon shoppers giving it a majority of “1 star” in their reviews.
Several consumers have reported hair loss and stomach aches whilst taking Adios Max. The size of the pill has also been mentioned to be large and not easy to swallow.
I bought these hoping to lose weight however did not find them effective at all! I ended up with a loss of and thinning hair, stomach ache and nausea after taking them but no weight loss at all.
aylichka, April 2012
I bought some of these in a bid to lose my last stone. After an hour or two of taking the tablets, I was getting stomach ache. After a week this was accompanied by appalling wind. They are really large ‘horse’ tablets, so not easy to swallow.
jojo, September 2009
So Does Adios and Adios Max Work?
The amount of weight you can lose is not specified when taking Adios or Adios Max. The manufacturer does claims that the ingredients used in Adios have been traditionally used to help people lose excess weight, as part of a calorie-controlled diet with exercise.
In fact, any weight loss that occurs when taking Adios is likely to be from the calorie-controlled diet and exercise!
There are no clinical studies to back up any claims made by Adios or Adios Max and relies on evidence on the effects of Iodine levels maintaining healthy thyroid activity.
Low levels of thyroid activity have been suggested to contribute to a low metabolism but unless you suffer from iodine deficiency we doubt Adios will boost your metabolism.
Other ingredients in Adios work to increase water loss, which may give the appearance of weight loss as it will help to dehydrate you. Diuretic based diet pills do not help long-term weight loss, with weight soon returning when you stop taking the pills.
Where Can I Buy Adios and Adios Max?
Both Adios and Adios Max is available from high street stores in the UK, such as Boots and Holland Barrett for between £8 and £10.
You can also buy Adios and Adios Max online from Evolution Slimming, Boots Online store and Amazon. Purchasing from Evolution Slimming costs slightly more but you get a 30-day money-back guarantee and free UK delivery is possible.
Watch Dog Verdict
The Adios range of diet pills is very user friendly with good branding and easy to see why it was popular some 10 years ago with woman looking to lose a few pounds.
But looking at whether the ingredients Adios will actually help you lose weight reveals another story. The recent negative consumer reports complaining about side effects are also a concern!
Adios is very cheap, possibly being the lowest priced diet pills on the market. Even still we would suggest saving your money for better diet pills that work. The fact is the lack of clinical studies to back up its claims and that any weight loss is probably due to water loss and dehydration, we do not recommend Adios diet pills! Instead we would recommend diet pills that have been proven to boost your metabolism.