As part of our research into diet pills available in the market we keep coming across some of the same names all the time. One of these is Gadd Formulas LLC so we’ve done a stack of research to find out a little bit more about them.
What we found out was pretty shocking, and went back over a decade. We found a tangled web of companies and the individuals behind these, and have finally pieced most of it together.
All the information we have found is in the public domain and has been recorded in one place or another, but up till now no one has joined up the dots and brought together all of this information in one place.
So grab a cup of coffee, settle down and hopefully you can learn a thing or two about how the diet pill industry works.
Gadd formulas are a LLC based in Utah, US. They take the payments for a huge amount of diet pills that have been gathering a massive amount of negative feedback from customers, ranging from poor or non delivery, poor refund system and even down to the products not even working.
As a result of these complaints we decided to try and work backwards from the top of the chain and see what we could find out. This has taken us a huge amount of time and is still not complete, so if you have any details you can add then let us know.
The registered principals are BTJD Corporate Services, LLC and Fitness Prime Management, Inc.
BTJD corporate Services is a proxy attorney service for businesses and Fitness Prime Management is owned by Xtreme Business Solutions Inc and is a Nevada based company where owners can hide the details from Government services as to who actually owns a company.
This is all perfectly legal, and at this stage the trail goes dead. These guys are trying their hardest to remain hidden.
So we can’t get any further with the payment services, lets try a different tactic.
Instead we look at the fulfilment company, behind the products that Gadd Formulas, LLC takes payments for. We may be able to find some links here.
We find that most of the fulfilment is done by:
Western Fullfilment LLC1084 Industrial Park Drive, Orem, Utah 85057
They have a BBB rating of F and the registered agent is a Pattie S Christensen.
Ok, so lets see which other businesses are registered at this address, a quick Google search and we find:
As well as a number of diet pills like Lipovox, Adapexin, Apidextra, Apidexslim and many others.
Rather unnervingly all these companies have a BBB rating of F, we are starting to see a pattern here.
So it seems a number of diet pill companies have used this address to run their business and many of the product websites use this address for the base of their company as well as fulfilment.
Well lets start with GD Labs aka Blackstone Nutrition aka Garrett Devore Labs,
Registrant information for this now defunct company gives:
Amongst other products they are involved with we found Liposeduction, Noxycut, Ambislim, Nuphedragen, Curvatrim, 7-DFB, Bioffeine and All Natural Health and Beauty.
So some more names to work on, lets take a look at Mr Andrew Thomsen, seems he’s also involved with Health Science Nutrition along with a Mr Dallin Bruun. So he was involved with Garrett Devore as well at the same address.
What other products are Health Science Nutrition involved with?
Well amongst others there’s Lipovox.com. Ambesleep.com, Decaslim.com and Testoripped.com.
We also found their Amazon store that is still operating:
Here they are using the Health Science Nutrition for the logo but it says its shipped and sold by Nutrisports LLC. This is another company hidden by a number of management companies.
So is Health Science Nutrition, which is owned by Andrew Thomsen and Dallin Bruun still selling diet pills from these premises and using the same premises for fulfilment?
Ok, se we are starting to see a pattern here the same personnel involved with similar products.
Next, lets look at Y Min Kim, bit of a tricky one here as would seem that this guy likes to use aliases, he is also known as Ian Kim, Eun Young Kim and Paul Kim and shared other companies with Garrett Devore called:
and Devmin Research and Development LLC.
Devmin are also behind Nuphedragen.com
We would a bit more about this guy online here;
The common denominator and the name that keeps recurring seem to be Garrett Devore.
What else can we find out about him?
Well we found a pretty scary looking lawsuit dating back a while:
It seems like our suspicions are confirmed, someone has taken him and his brother, Steve A. Devore to court for exactly the same things that we are investigating.
Steve A. Devore is owner of Sybervision and runs a review site recommending the products his brother produced.
A bit more research and we found a number of eBay stores that Garrett Devore and his associates have been involved with. These include:
|We Love Meg Whitman||Fibersyn||Garrett DeVore|
|Thank You Ashley||ShaneRichins1031||Shane Richins|
|The Fortune Cookie||Intelislim||Dallin Bruun|
|Thank You Sarah||Sarmury||Sarah Campbell|
Garrett DeVore, 1627 Mountain Oaks Dr., Orem, UT 84097
Sarah Campbell, 368 Wymount Terrace Bld #6c, Provo, UT 84604
liporexin.com pulled its webpage content from Fibersyn’s eBay store, Thank You Meg Whitman (n.b.-Meg Whitman is the CEO of eBay).
Same people that were selling the same products from the same companies that were based in the same premises.
All of these stores have stopped (or have been forced to stop) for a while now.
One thing that all these products and sites have in common is that they are all using the “underground” payment processor Gadd Formulas LLC.
As a result it is quite easy to see which sites are using this processor and what they have in common.
What we found was nothing short of startling, and in many ways deeply disturbing. It would seem that there is a system in place that has been used for many years with the purpose of deceiving not only YOU the consumer, but also the Government and the advertisers like Google Adwords.
Time and time again we found fake review sites that list the products coming out of 1084 Industrial Park Drive one after the other. They then rate these products with, in most cases no other products ever being reviewed.
This is in direct contravention of the FTC guidelines on fake review sites.
There are literally dozens of sites like this that list the same products and imply that they are reviewing the pills in an independent way when all along it is the same pills from the same company, with the same payment processor in every case.
Only the people behind all these sites, products and companies can answer that!
We find it highly suspicious that the whole thing from top to bottom is deliberately hidden behind shell companies, Attorneys, Private domain registrations and so on.
It is next to impossible to get any physical addresses where these companies are based as in most cases they are hiding behind the shipping company.
They also use outsourced companies for what little support they give. We managed to get hold of one of these companies, and asked them directly,
Does Garrett Devore own this product?
and after fobbing us off for a while and getting flustered they admitted that they had worked for Garrett Devore!
The other huge thing they have in common is that they are all based in Utah, for a number of reasons.
The original architects of this whole sorry mess, the Devore brothers are based in Orem, Utah and are strict Mormons.
Due to the massive amounts of money involved then there’s no surprise that everything has been kept hidden so well. We are talking literally millions and millions of dollars every year just in the diet pill area so you can see why the whole thing has been allowed to flourish unchecked.
Please be careful, do your research and only buy from companies who do not try and hide from you and make it as hard as possible to get in touch. If things go wrong, then make sure you can get your money back very easily.
Read our approved reviews of diet pill companies that meet these criterias.
* Our team have spent many hours collating detailed information for this report. They have checked facts as much as possible but if you think any information is inaccurate then please contact us.
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.