There are also numerous companies that use a network of distributers to sell their products, offering hefty commissions, which raises the price of their product range considerably.
One such company is Health People Co, who sell Everslim, a fat burning diet pill. Below we take an in-depth look at Everslim to see just how effective it really is.
The manufacturers of Everslim are a company called Healthy People Co. They operate mainly through distributers, and it is difficult to establish which one of the numerous Healthy People Co websites actually belong to the actual company rather than to the distributers.
The two websites listed by the FDA in a letter dated 2012 are no longer in use, but also appeared to belong to distributers. Healthy People Co sell a range of supplements, including weight loss pills and shakes, beauty related supplements and detoxing and cleansing products.
When looking around any Healthy People Co website, it is much easier to get information on joining the company as a distributer than to get any detailed information about the products themselves. For example, on one FAQ page, rather than discussing the quality of the ingredients used, or perhaps the delivery times and returns policy, the entire section is dedicated to explaining just how much money a new distributer could make through joining the company.
The company also appears to act as a pyramid scheme, as each distributer makes commission on the sales of any person they recruit to their ‘down line’. In general we are very sceptical of any company that operates this type of business model, especially as distributers have to pay to join the company.
What is most worrying about this company is that the FDA discovered Sibutramine in five of their products in 2012, including in four different batches of Everslim. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that is illegal in the USA and some other countries because of the huge range of unpleasant and serious side effects that have been associated with it. By including this ingredient illegally in their products, Healthy People Co were endangering their customers, as the ingredient caused an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Even though they have been forced to remove the illegal ingredient from their diet pills since this incident, it is difficult to trust a company that misleads customers and risks their health.
Take one capsule before breakfast daily.
The manufacturers of Everslim state that their product has the following properties:
The main ingredient in Everslim is Cha De Bugre, which the manufacturers make the following claims about:
Cha de Bugre is native to Brazil and is used for weight loss because of its ability to stimulate fat burning and energize the metabolism. It is an appetite inhibitor. There are also studies that show how this plant can reduce fat deposits in the abdomen and hips as well as gradually make the presence and appearance of cellulitis disappear. It is also a gentle diuretic.
Everslim contains a number of ingredients, but the manufacturers provide no ingredient quantities on their official website.
The huge number of claims that the manufacturers make about the main ingredient in Everslim, Cha De Bugre, do not hold up when looking at the relevant clinical research. Garcinia Cambogia is also a huge disappointment as an ingredient, as it is unpredictable in its effectiveness, with numerous clinical trials showing that it does not significantly affect appetite or metabolic rate.
Green tea does increase thermogenesis, and the caffeine found naturally in guarana will mildly increase the body’s metabolic rate. However, these effects are still going to be relatively small. In addition to this, it is unclear how much of the ingredient is used, as no quantities are provided. The amino acids used in this diet pill will not aid weight loss or fat burning, but could be beneficial to anyone who is trying to build muscle mass through regular exercise.
It is often claimed that L-Carnitine helps to promote fat burning; however, a close look at the relevant clinical trials reveals that this correlation has only been found in the elderly, with no fat burning indicators found in studies of those in younger age groups. L-Carnitine should increase energy levels and reduce fatigue when taken in large enough doses, although with no ingredient quantities provided for Everslim, it is not possible to establish just how effective this ingredient will be.
All supplements and diet pills can cause side effects, and Everslim is no exception.
The main ingredient, Cha De Bugre, is under-researched, and so both its actual qualities and benefits, as well as its potential side effects, are essentially unknown. Just because there are no known side effects of this ingredient, it does not mean that it is completely safe.
Garcinia Cambogia can cause some side effects such as nausea, digestive tract discomfort, and headache.
L-tryptophan can cause a wide variety of side effects, although they appear to be more likely when taking the ingredient in high doses. Without knowing the ingredient quantities used in this product, it is possible that Everslim uses high doses of L-tryptophan. Potential side effects include dry mouth, heartburn, burping, gas, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, drowsiness, feeling light-headed, blurred vision, headaches and lack of coordination. It raises serotonin levels, but could cause anxiety.
L-carnitine can cause a range of side effects including nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, heartburn, diarrhoea, and seizures.
Guarana contains caffeine, which can cause a range of side effects including headaches, increased urination, jitteriness, dehydration, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations and problems sleeping. Green tea is another potential source of caffeine. It can also cause constipation.
Not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Not suitable for those under the age of 18. People who are taking prescription medication should consult their doctor before purchase; Cha De Bugre is under-researched and could potentially interact with other medications.
We could not find any customer reviews available for Everslim. If customers are able to locate any customer reviews, they should bear in mind that any weight loss results achieved before early 2012 are likely to be because of the sibutramine content that the company was secretly adding. This ingredient should have been removed since then, and therefore results are not going to be as dramatic.
It is highly likely that Everslim would have caused significant weight loss when it contained Sibutramine, an illegal appetite suppressant. Since this ingredient has been removed following FDA intervention in 2012, it is likely that the product is far less effective.
Cha De Bugre, the main ingredient, has no clinical evidence to support the claims that it works as both a metabolism booster and as an appetite suppressant. Green tea and guarana should aid some weight loss, but the ‘small but significant’ effects they have upon the body could be easily counteracted by a poor diet plan.
Everslim can be purchased either directly from a distributer, or through a distributer’s website.
A single bottle of Everslim costs $47.00 and contains 30 capsules, enough for a 30 day supply.
The product is also available as a combination purchase of Everslim and Everlax for $74.00.
It is unclear whether delivery charges apply. If ordering through a local distributer, it is likely that delivery is free.
The manufacturer’s website does not mention any money-back guarantee, and even fails to mention what the company’s returns policy. Most likely, customers need to contact the distributer they purchased any products from to deal with a return, rather than dealing with the company directly.
As far as we can tell, Everslim is a sub-par product sold by a company that has a terrible reputation. The product contains ingredients that have never been fully investigated for their supposed weight loss benefits, and yet the manufacturers describe Cha De Bugre as if it is a miracle cure-all product. No ingredient quantities are given either, making it impossible to establish whether the few clinically proven ingredients are present in sufficient quantities to be effective.
There is no clear returns policy or money-back guarantee detailed on any affiliate website that we could find. What is also worrying is that the two websites listed by the FDA in their correspondence with the company are no longer active- it is even possible that the company itself has closed, and that a few affiliate websites are still operational, perhaps due to negligence. We cannot guarantee that any customers of Healthy People Co would actually receive any products that they ordered and paid for.
We do not recommend EverSlim to our readers, as there are too many flaws with both the product and the manufacturing company.
We strongly advise that people do not sign up to become a distributer for this company, as their business model strongly resembles a pyramid scheme.
Finally, we recommend that if anyone does want to try Everslim, or any other product manufactured by Healthy People Co, that they first get in contact with the company to ensure that they are still operational as a business. This will save the consumer money, time and effort in the long run.
Disclaimer: Our reviews and investigations are based on extensive research from the information publicly available to us and consumers at the time of first publishing the post. Information is based on our personal opinion and whilst we endeavour to ensure information is up-to-date, manufacturers do from time to time change their products and future research may disagree with our findings. If you feel any of the information is inaccurate, please contact us and we will review the information provided.