DietSpotlight is a diet pill review website that sells Leptigen, the site’s own weight loss supplement. Recently Leptigen seems to have been replaced by a differently named supplement– DietSpotlight Burn; they also trialled out the names DietSpotlight Burn or DietSpotlight Lean as well. These three different names are for the same supplement, and are in fact are all just Leptigen under a choice of different names. We take an in depth look to find out more.
DietSpotlight is a pretty well known diet pill review site, but it has an ulterior purpose and that is to sign people up for the free trials offered by its chosen products. Many Watchdog readers have tried this, only to be caught in a nightmare of a hard to cancel auto-ship program. This is where new supplies are sent to your address each month and the payment extracted directly from your bank account or credit card.
DietSpotlight is a supplement review website with an ulterior motive and that is to get you to sign up for a free trial scam they offer on their own products.
It looks pretty safe but it still may cause side effects. If you are very sensitive to caffeine or chromate you may notice side effects such as jitteriness, headaches, insomnia, nausea or dizziness.
DietSpotlight Burn is expensive. In our opinion, it is massively overpriced. Many people sign up to a free trial offer in the belief it will only cost $3.25. However, if they fail to cancel they will be hit with paying $89.95 plus $5.95 shipping and handling for each month’s supply.
Even if you do not fall for the free trial scam, $89.95 is overpriced for a bottle of 60 capsules or one month’s supply of diet pills.
Additionally, there is an option at the checkout to add a further product to your order called DietSpotlight Advanced Cleanse & Detox. This also has a monthly cost so you could soon find yourself billed for hundreds of dollars within the next month!
That said, we have real concerns about this supplement and the company behind it. This supplement is extremely overpriced at $89.95 for a month’s supply of 60 capsules and the tricksy free trial scam is catching a lot of customers out.
We can never stress enough the importance of reading through terms and conditions. The information is clearly displayed on the product sales pages but the company is counting on you not to read it. Don’t be fooled by this tricksy policy.
DietSpotlight Burn Review
In the supplements world there is no such thing as a free trial because sooner or later you are certainly going to pay. Deep down we all know this already but this does not prevent us from falling for the same old scams especially when they are offered openly from a trustworthy looking source.
DietSpotlight is a diet pill review site that at first glance looks fairly similar to the Watchdog site. It posts reviews of many different supplements just like we do, but that is where the similarity ends. Their basic aim is to get you to sign up for a supposed free trial offer. Previously this was for their weight loss supplement called Leptigen. These days DietSpotlight has changed the product name to DietSpotlight Burn. This is most likely due to all of the bad reviews that Leptigen earnt through its auto-shipping scam.
How to Take DietSpotlight Burn
Take 2 capsules every day.
Worryingly, this supplement still has the offer of a free 15-day sample. The same deal that the company has run with Leptigen over the past few years that has caught many customers out.
DietSpotlight Burn Concerns:
- DietSpotlight creates the impression that this is a trusted company, but the free trial offer is very tricksy
- Some people will be tricked into spending money they cannot really afford
- DietSpotlight Burn, like Leptigen, is massively overpriced and does not offer good value for money
It contains three ingredients. Meratrim and ChromeMate, both branded supplements, plus green tea extract. According to the product information it will work in three ways, helping you to,
- Lose more weight
- Increase fat burn
- Boost metabolism
Also according to the product information, DietSpotlight Burn is manufactured in the USA and is non GMO and gluten free.
For further information, here is our previous review on the product when it was known as Leptigen:
What Does DietSpotlight Burn Claim To Do?
According to the website, DietSpotlight Burn is creating a stir in the weight loss world.
Our success with Dietspotlight Burn comes from the high level of trust we maintain with the 400,000+ customers we’ve served over 7 years. We spent years researching thousands of products. With this knowledge, we created a “best of the best” product that not only works, but contains ingredients backed by real science.
We question this idea about the high level of trust achieved by their website. Many Watchdog readers have trusted this site and have been caught up in auto-billing without realising.
We decided to take a closer look at this important issue.
As with their old supplement Leptigen, there is a link to a free sample on the product page. Click on this and you are taken to a fresh page which reads,
Congratulation, you are pre-qualified to receive one of our limited, 15-day samples of Dietspotlight Burn.
Once there, you fill in your address for delivery before being taken to another page where you complete your payment details. This states that your free trial costs just $3.95 and includes a free PDF download about “cheat foods.” It comes with the free gift of a pill pot too.
Here it is very important that you read the terms and conditions.
Order a sample of Dietspotlight Burn for just the cost of shipping and handling.
(So far, so good.)
You have no obligation to buy anything in the future as long as you cancel within 15 days.
(Hang on, this is beginning to sound a bit dodgy).
By the time we reach the next point, everything begins to look clear.
Otherwise you will be enrolled in our Dietspotlight Burn Member Program, where we automatically send you a one-month supply of Dietspotlight Burn in 15 days and every 30 days thereafter for just $89.95 plus $5.95 shipping and handling.
As you can see, the free trial has suddenly changed into a subscription for regular orders. Instead of costing you $3.95, you will actually be billed for $95.90 a month unless you cancel within 15 days.
To change shipping frequency, cancel or extend your trial, call 844-964-3258.
Does DietSpotlight Burn Work?
DietSpotlight Burn may help you lose weight.
There has been clinical testing into Meratrim and the results look promising. We all love green tea and there is strong evidence it can help burn fat. ChromeMate is a reputable supplement that may help support healthy blood sugar levels.
We think that this product may help support weight loss. However, it seems overpriced and the dodgy sales practice is a matter for concern.
What Are The Ingredients of DietSpotlight Burn?
The ingredients are clearly provided which we like. Serving size is equal to 1 capsule.
- Green Tea Extract (standardized to 70% EGCG) (200mg): EGCG or epigallocatechin gallate is a phenolic antioxidant present in green tea. This useful molecule can increase the speed of the metabolism and increase body temperature helping the body burn fat. There have been numerous clinical tests into its efficacy for weight loss and studies suggest that when combined with caffeine, as here, it can increase fat burning. Source: http://www.livestrong.com/article/282106-the-benefits-of-epigallocatechin-gallate
- Meratrim (Sphaeranthus Indicus flower and Garcinia mangostana fruit rind) (400mg): This branded formula has undergone clinical testing. Research claims that these two herbs have various positive effects on the metabolism of fat cells. This combination of ingredients may increase weight loss, as supported by the clinical trials.
- ChromeMate (chromium polynicotinate) (100mcg): ChromeMate is a branded niacin-bound chromium called chromium polynicotinate that supplies a highly bioavailable form of chromium, an essential trace mineral that supports healthy blood sugar levels already within normal range. Chromium has been linked with a tiny amount of weight loss when used continually for a long period of time.
- Natural Caffeine USP (75mg): Caffeine is present in green tea and can help increase the speed of the metabolism as well as give you a lift. When used in combination with green tea it may enhance the fat burning effect but effects can wear off as you become accustomed to use. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10584049
Does DietSpotlight Burn Have Any Side Effects?
The DietSpotlight Burn supplement looks safe but it still may cause side effects. If you are very sensitive to caffeine or chromate you may notice;
We have not found any reports of side effects to Meratrim.
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if pregnant or breast feeding. Speak to your doctor first if you have an underlying health condition or are taking prescription medication.
Are There Any Customer Reviews For DietSpotlight Burn?
We have been unable to find any independent customer reviews for this supplement. It is only on sale via the official website and although there are some so called customer testimonials posted we do not believe they are genuine.
There were however numerous customer reviews for the identical product Leptigen posted on the Watchdog site. Most of these were complaints about the free trial offer which caught many people out in the USA, UK, and as far afield as Australia.
Thanks to our readers for their help in keeping other customers informed.
As a reader called Barbara reported,
This is a scam! I asked only to try the sample. I did not give them my information to charge for for anything and they have sent me the pills twice and taken the money from my checking account…
Sacha reported the same,
I was also scammed for this product by signing up for free “15” days. The customer service sucks and the representative I talked to made me sound like I was an idiot…
Their “free trial” is a scam! they charged me $95.90 and a bottle I didn’t order and when I called they said that if I tried it and called back on the 15th, today I would get all $95.90 credited back to my account, but when I called back they said I was supposed to of called the 13th and than during the conversation they changed it to the 14th.. so they could not return my money now… after much discussion they finally agreed to return $57.54 which is $38.36 less than they were supposed to return… I am very angry at being taken by these scam artists!!! Don’t fall for them!!
There are many comments along the same lines; just take a look at our Leptigen review to see.
Does DietSpotlight Burn Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?
DietSpotlight does not offer a money-back guarantee.
Where Can I Buy DietSpotlight Burn?
DietSpotlight supplements are only available via their official website.