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Diet drops are becoming increasingly popular in the UK. Secret Diet Drops is one of the latest to be promoted to UK consumers. After a couple of consumer reports from visitors we decided it was time to take a look.

Promising a more effective way to deliver weight loss ingredients, Secret Diet Drops are to be taken with a strict low calorie diet plan. We ask if it’s the low calorie diet or the diet drops working to lose those excess pounds? We decided to look further into Secret Diet Drops.

UPDATE: In 2016, Secret Diet Drops was found to be a fake weight loss supplement. The owners, Helen Buchan and Carol Wiseman, had to pay a £9000 fine and given 180 hours unpaid work in the community as an alternative to jail. Source

Secret Diet Drops Pros

  • One of the cheaper diet drops on the market
  • Plenty of customer testimonials

Secret Diet Drops Cons

  • Requires a strict very low calorie diet
  • Lacks full ingredient profile
  • Lack of proven ingredients
  • Lacks references to studies to support claims
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Secret Diet Drops Facts

  • Manufactured by Secret Diet Drops Ltd, Scotland
  • Contains 22 ingredients in all
  • Required to follow a strict low calorie diet

We just couldn’t ignore the number of concerned consumers who wanted us to take a look at this. There are a number of diet drops now on the market and Secret Diet Drops doesn’t stand out to be any different.

Manufactured by Secret Diet Drops Limited who are registered in Aberdeenshire in Scotland, with the company having been trading since 2011. The official website is fairly poor and is somewhat lacking in information on some of the pages. The “about us” page is particularly poor, with a pithy statement as to why women should give the supplement a try – nothing on who is behind Secret Diet Drops!

On the plus side, the company address is clearly displayed on the website along with a telephone number and email address.

So what is the “secret” protocol?

Well firstly it’s important to realise that the diet drops aren’t some magic potion that work on their own. A low calorie diet plan needs to be strictly followed and care taken to ensure you’re sufficiently hydrated by drinking plenty of water each day (around 2-3 litres per day). When we say strictly followed we really mean it, such that raw ingredients need to be weighed. Make no mistake these “diet protocols” aren’t easy to follow!

To help you though, the official site has a handy selection of 19 Secret Diet Drop recipes that give you an idea of the type of meals possible on this diet plan.

As is typical with liquid diet drops the diet plan is called a “protocol” and is split into distinct phases, each requiring different calorie intake. See our Secret Diet Drops diet protocol below for more information on this.

Secret Diet Drops Concerns:

  • Requires adherence to strict low calorie diet plan
  • Lacks a full ingredient profile and so unclear is sufficient ingredients present
  • Results most likely due to the low calorie diet

What is the Secret Diet Drops Protocol?

We’re mentioned already a few times the diet protocol. So what is it?

Well the Secret Diet Drops Diet Phase is split into three parts; the loading days, the diet and lastly the maintenance phase.

Loading Phase (2 days): You can eat anything you like during these 2 days, including high caloric foods like takeaways, confectionery snacks and alcohol (not too much though!).

Diet Phase (43 days): This is where you start the diet in earnest. The guidelines are strict with adherence to the diet plan important for results to be seen.

At breakfast time it looks like you’re only allowed to have tea or coffee with little milk and no sugar.

Lunchtime you’re allowed some food and can choose one 100g of meat or fish with one type of vegetable. As well as ensuring you stick to just 100g when weighed raw, no oil or butter is permitted for cooking and so it must be boiled or carefully grilled.

At dinnertime you should eat the same as for lunch.

Snacks are allowed but just 2 per day and consist of an apple, orange, few strawberries or half a grapefruit.

You also take 15 drops three times per day.

Maintenance Phase (6 weeks): Once you have finished the drops you spend 3 weeks increasing calorie intake to between 1,500 and 1,800 calories per day. The diet becomes less strict allowing you to introduce fruit and vegetables.

The remaining 3 weeks you can gradually introduce flour, rice, bread, pasta and potatoes into your diet.

This whole “protocol” is old hat and based on a completely discredited physician called Dr Albert T. Simeons. He created a technique whereby patients were injected with hCG (human chrorionic gonadotrphin) and forced to undertake a very low calorie diet.

This diet was called the “protocol” and a whole industry was built up to fleece unsuspecting victims out of million of dollars over the years. This was back in the fifties and despite being outlawed by the FDA it was again resurrected by another notorious scammer called Kevin Trudeau.

He was eventually fined $5 million for the scam by the US Judicial system and forced to stop making any claims around liquid diet drops and “protocols.”

Despite all this some manufacturers have continued the misconceptions and confusion over “liquid diet drops” and “protocols”.

This is why we are always concerned when we see the two together, because there is no clinical evidence that any diet drop based supplement and a “protocol” can work we would rather go with the experts.

What Does Secret Diet Drops Claim To Do?

The manufacturer claims this supplement is “straight from America” and is the…

The Secret Protocol of the Rich and Famous

But that’s not all; they claim it’s the “Secret protocol they don’t want you to know about!”… Exactly whom they mean we can only guess!

Further increasing the hype around this supplement, the manufacturers claim…

The diet drops have been revolutionary in treating obesity.

Lastly the good news for those consumers looking to reduce heavy alcohol consumption, the manufacturers claim…

Such dieters say that they do not feel the need to drink. This may in part be due to the euphoria which SDD produces and in part to the complete absence

All impressive claims but without ANY evidence presented to back any of them up then we would take them with a pinch of salt. In particular a product that is “revolutionary in treating obesity” would not be being sold on a poorly built website, it would be worth billions and would be plastered all over the media.

So What Is Secret Diet Drops and What Are The Ingredients For Secret Diet Drops?

All in all there are 22 active ingredients in each Secret Diet Drop. These include a number of amino acids, superfruits and other weight loss ingredients seen in other supplements. There is no indication of the amounts used and so it’s impossible to know if sufficient quantities exist to trigger any weight loss effect!

Here are the listed ingredients from the official site:

L-Carnitine, L-Omithine, L-Arginine, L-Glutamine, Tryosine, Tryptophan, Beta-Alanine, Chromium, African Mango, (irvingia gabonensis), Grapefruit Powder, Green Tea Leaf Extract EGCG, Glycyrrhizin Extract, Panax Ginseng, Maca Powder Extract, Grapeseed Extract Pyruvate, Blue Green Algae, Ginger Root, Guarana, Garcinia, Eleuthero (Siberian ginseng), Capsicum.

Now, no further information is given for how these ingredients are supposed to work.

If you’re looked at other diet supplements before then some of the ingredients may be familiar. We’re written about most of these elsewhere on the site, here are a few of the promising ingredients worth noting:

  • African Mango: Derived from the seeds of the Irvingia Gabonensis with two trials that have shown the link between African Mango and weight loss. Significant weight loss results were shown after consuming 300mg of African Mango per day for 10 weeks. Unlikely sufficient quantity is present in these drops
  • Green Tea Leaf Extract EGCG: Evidence suggests that along with a number of health benefits weight loss is one of them. A certain amount and type of green tea has been shown to increase metabolism and promote fat burning. We don’t have any idea of the amounts used here though!
  • Guarana: Said to contain a stronger acting form of caffeine albeit in smaller quantities that is released slowly to give sustained energy.
  • Chromium: A clear favourite amongst diet pills as its suggested to stabilise blood sugar levels and increase energy levels. A comparative study by The National Institute of Health found that some studies claiming Chromium has effects on body mass and composition are questionable.
  • Garcinia: Dried fruit rind of Garcinia cambogia that contains hydroxycitric acid (HCA) that has been used for centuries in Southeast Asia to suppress appetite. Studies have suggested 500mg or more per day could have a beneficial effect on appetite and weight reduction.
  • Capsicum: Extracted from the Chilli pepper and responsible for the spicy taste and red colour. Popular in a number of chilli based diet pills as suggested to boost metabolism and increase calorie expenditure.

So What Does All This Mean?

This supplement requires following a VERY STRICT diet regime that involves abstaining from alcohol, daily weighing and taking up to 45 drops each day.

Whilst there is an indication of the ingredients used in the drops, you’re required to take the word of the manufacturer that sufficient amounts are used and that using diet drops is more effective than taking weight loss ingredients any other way.

The diet protocol won’t be easy to adhere to; even the manufacturers highlight themselves that the diet plan isn’t easy…

Don’t be thinking about the hard ship of the diet plan.

Does Secret Diet Drops Have Any Side Effects?

The manufacturer mentions no side effects but it’s important to highlight that strict low calorie diets aren’t for everyone. Side effects can be associated with low calorie diets such as fatigue, constipation, nausea, and diarrhoea.

For more information please visit WebMD: http://www.webmd.com/diet/low-calorie-diets

Caution: Consumers should avoid taking this supplement if pregnant or a breast-feeding mother, have a body mass index (BMI) under 18.5 and are under 18 years of age. The very low calorie diet protocol is not for everyone and you’re recommend to check with your doctor first.

Any Secret Diet Drops Reviews From Customers?

The official site has one of the most impressive list (we counted 80 reviews in all) of “before” and “after” testimonials we have seen on a diet supplement site. And unusually for this industry they appear to be genuine pictures and not copied from another site!

We have no way of checking how genuine the reported weight loss figures are.

Although some consumers have reported on a couple of forums that the drops have worked for them, the general consensus is that it’s the strict diet and not the drops that cause the weight loss.

So Does Secret Diet Drops Work?

The simple answer is, IF you follow the very strict diet plan then you should lose weight. Any weight loss will be through eating fewer calories and not down to the diet drops at all.

In terms of the drops helping the strict diet plan more manageable, again there is no evidence to support this claim.

There is no information about the ingredients at all on the official website, instead you have to rely on blind faith that these work. On top of this the amount of ingredients in each drop is a mystery and so its impossible to tell how effective the drops will be.

If you were tempted to try Secret Diet Drops we would recommend speaking to your doctor first to ensure such a regime is suitable for you.

Where Can I Buy Secret Diet Drops?

Diet drops can be fairly expensive so it’s worth noting that Secret Diet drops are one of the cheapest diet drops on the market costing £35 per bottle. Included with each purchase is an information booklet and access to the Facebook group.

Delivery costs also apply from £3.50 to the UK and £4.00 to the Ireland and the rest of the world.

What About a Money Back Guarantee?

The return policy is that only unopened bottles can be refunded within 28 days of the purchase date. Faulty products are replaced at no cost to the consumer. We would add that under the Distance Selling Regulations you are able to get a full refund of any product within 7 days as these are your statutory rights under UK law.

Watchdog Verdict

We have seen a fair number of diet drop supplements in the last 12 months, all of which we have rejected.

Secret Diet Drops are one of the cheapest on the market and have some impressing looking testimonials on the official site; the fact is it’s most likely the strict diet that is causing the weight loss seen. Don’t be fooled, the diet regime won’t be easy and if you have the will power to follow it, then you could simply follow a similar diet without the drops.

Following a very low calorie is not for everyone with medical opinion urging caution if you intend to adopt such a diet. The manufacturers even recommend speaking to your doctor before starting the very low calorie diet.

The lack of a full ingredient profile and clinical evidence to support the claims made by the “diet drops” means that we reject Secret Diet Drops.

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Before Making a Comment: Whilst we find comments/feedback from consumers and merchants alike incredibly useful and informative, this supplement seems to evoke strong emotions on both sides. We wish to inform anyone placing a comment to be civil and not to make personal attacks. Any such comment will be deleted and may face being banned from making future comments.

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196 comments on 'Secret Diet Drops'

  1. I had my comments deleted and was blocked by all Facebook pages by this group. I took these drops for just over 2 weeks and followed the plan precisely, i had all my meat weighed out & frozen, i had one of my pieces of fruit for breakfast and one as an afternoon snack, i kept to one type of veg from the list per mealtime.
    at about the 2 and a half week mark i had lost 10.5lb but i hadn’t been for a number 2 in 3 days, i felt sick at everything i ate, i was shaking and was continuously hungry with headaches. I then threw up twice in one morning and decided enough was enough. on consulting my doctor he told me my body had gone into shock, i had literally starved myself, my body then started clinging to everything i ate, meaning i was majorly constipated and uncomfortable for weeks afterwards.
    This diet is dangerous! if you need to lose weight don’t try a quick fix, do it healthily, I’ve now lost 2.5stone on slimming world and feel great.

  2. I did these drops 18 months ago and lost 1 stone 12lb in 5 weeks 2 days – and felt AMAZING after the first couple of days…

    To date I have only put back on 4lbs and am just about to go back on them. There are a few things that people haven’t pointed out – You ARE limited on the protein content and have to weigh that but you can have as much of the ONE vegetable on the list as you want….

    Here’s a hint and tip.. take your vegetable … eg a cauliflower and boil it up – put some in the blender with herbs and make a cauliflower soup – then take some more and mash it or grate it to make mash or rice and then have your soup as a starter, followed by your protein with mash and vegetables – with as many herbs as you like to taste…

    Now I dont know about anything else but that isnt a 500 calorie restricted diet.. If you wanted to eat 2 cauliflowers you could – or carrots, or onions, or whatever else is on the list. You do this twice a day.

    Then I used the 2 pieces of fruit – one for breakfast – and then saved my 6 strawberries for just before bed and put it in a blender with ice for a strawberry smoothie.. or an apple cooked in the oven with cinnamon for extra taste.

    This diet is what you make it and the drops help to maintain your hunger and blood sugar levels – use your imagination and it will be amazing. Listen to what the people here are saying and you’d never give it a go. But heed the people that say they had the Secret Diet Drops and became ill as nothing works for everyone..

    I personally love it and just started again. Am going for another 2 stone in 2 months.

  3. I have not started this yet although start the diet on Tuesday until drops arrive, I did a 500 calorie diet once before and yes I did loose a stone in 10 days I need to loose two stone so am seriously going to stick at it have thrown out all temptations and only got what I can eat on this diet and as someone said if you get hunger pains have extra fruit will let you know how I go

  4. Hi
    Whether it is the low cal diet or just the fact that they act as an appetite suppressant , or whatever, I lost 4 1/2 stones on the diet. My sister lost over 2 stone, and my niece, who didn’t have much to lose, lost half a stone. The weight comes off really quickly, which makes you want to keep on the diet. It is not as hard as made out and it may be psychological, but I wasn’t hungry!! Frankly, I don’t care if it is psychological if it works. The drops focus you on losing the weight, and although they may be a ‘crutch’, I needed that to stop from cheating. The description of the diet above is not accurate. You can have one of your fruit at breakfast. I always have either an orange or an apple cut up and dipped in yoghurt. I could also have an egg, but prefer to keep that for lunch. You get 140g of protein at lunch, and I often have my breakfast egg made into an omelette with a scoop of cream cheese and spring onion. Because I haven’t used my lunch allowance, I then have a full 8oz steak (280g) with veg or salad at dinner. When having the protein, you can have unlimited veg with it. (although only one kind) Also one of my favourite’s is a salmon steak 130g on a bed of cucumber (can use a whole one) with chilli flakes and /or garlic pepper.
    There have also been a few changes and additions to the diet, but to be honest, I preferred it as it was!!
    I think, ultimately, I only lose weight if strictly controlled. As soon as I can have sugar or too much carb, it is out of control!! There must be many people who are the same, and this diet would suit them too. I come off it every so often, but feel sluggish etc when I eat carb etc (no willpower)!!!!!

  5. Hi,
    I have successfully completed Secret Diet Drops and I have to say I couldn’t be happier! Yes the diet at times was a struggle but I did it and now I have lost 2 stone! I’m the lightest I’ve ever been and happiest!! my weight has stayed off.
    Don’t listen to the jealous people above who cant see anyone do well for themselves!!

    Thank You SDD!!!!!!!!!*****

  6. Hi

    I am one of the people in the photos and yes I found it to be the best diet I ever did. I did the diet 2 years ago .

    I have put weight back on over the last year which is of my own doing of eating crap foods and junk I put a stone in all back on .

    Both my husband and I did them I lost 2 Stone in 21 days . Then like most diets it’s up to yourselves to keep it off.

    Whether or not you think its a scam or that the drops do not work I found because of quick results it gave me the inspiration to keep going unlike doing all the other diets that take months and you loose interest .

    I found the drops did help with my hunger control
    And whether that is syco logical or whether scientific who knows.

    I also felt like I had more energy. I would recommend the diet as it worked for me and my husband our photos are on the web page and I was the one of the first vegetarians to substitute the meat for quote.

    I do not live in the uk my husband would recommend it too.

    I would rather pay 38 pounds for a bottle of drops that may only work in your head as you all say than pay lots of money monthly for shakes and special pre ordered food.

    I would and will do the diet again and like every diet once you got the weight off its down to your own will power to keep It off and the foods you eat afterwards. Plus exercise.

    secret diet drops uk. They worked for me. Try and make your own mind up.

    If they work for you awesome if they don’t then you didn’t do it right .

    1. I totally agree, and in fact said much the same below somewhere. (I am reading from the bottom up!!)
      Who cares if it is psychological if it works!!!

  7. I was taking these drops for just under a month and all I lost was around 6/7lb and when I came off them I put it all back in and more, and I’m not even that much off a big eater sometimes I have a meal a day so I don’t get how these are aupposed to work when you just out the weight back.. I’ve noticed that once I’ve come off these for about a month now I’ve been really tired, more head aches and just can never be bothered to do anything, in on the urge off getting kicked off my college course for this and normally I’m out every day doing something but after I came off them I just Cba.. I blame the drops and whatever is in them is harmful and not worth wasting your money or worse putting your self at risk for.. Wouldn’t you rather lose the weight naturally then harming yourself? I didn’t realise how bad they where until now

    1. Lucy- if you have been off the SDD for a month it isnt them thats making you feel sluggish…

  8. I have tried this..its all psychological…a waste of money, cant go more than two days as you are starving!!!! eating less than 500 calories a day drains you emotionally and physically

  9. Slimming drops Ireland!!!!! whats that all about? they are totally different slimming product to secret diet drops, please start up a new page for them please.

  10. Hi I bought the slimming drops Ireland last Thursday and I find it difficult. I am a coeliac and have been all my life. I find that I’m constantly hungry and seem to be drinking more water than I can manage. I’m thinking of quitting it, I should have gone to my doctor’s beforehand but didn’t. The one thing it is making me aware of though is how high in carbs my diet is, so I’ll be changing that. I can’t handle not having a proper breakfast each morning. The website for slimdrops Ireland is flimsy too. Hhhhmmm yeah think I’ll be giving it up as I can’t handle it. Just have to get my ass in gear and cut back on carbs and exercise more. At least I gave it a try, red faced a bit from it but hey you live and learn.

  11. i beleive these drops may not work .. well not the way the say .. i think its more phsycological .. its £38 .. of course yr not gunna cheat wen youve paid for them .. if yr sure in yr head they gunna work it would push u to be strict .. ive read the diet and yes it extreme but is doable .. ive struggled with my weight for years now and find it very hard to stick to diets .. especialy wen yr so good and you maintain or put on .. ive been dieting for 2 months and lost 19 lb .. for weeks now ive maintained and have been reducing wat im eating to just stay the same ..was thinking of just giving up but ive ordered the drops just to give me that boost .. the drops maynot work and it might be just the extreme diet that makes me lose , knowing ive paid for them will help me sucseed .. you are warned of headaches and they sell a conel drops for constipation .. so im prepared with asprin and prunes lol x

    1. now that they have added in more veg and salad, —–no constipation. Make sure to drink lots of water

  12. I was just on their FB page and just asked if the diet was easy and realisticthTo stick to, simple question guess what comment deleted. I also found one of
    the ladies(in before and after pics) FB page and she had nothing on there about drops?? If she was an advocate and lost 5 stone on them surely she would say a lot about it???

  13. Jessica – there is nothing dodgy about it!!!!! Stock levels are very low and very sporadic at the mo! There suppliers in the US are having problems and have made several errors in supplies. SDD will be back on track very soon. It has nothing to do with the POLICE, CUSTOMS & EXCISE OR TRADING STANDARDS. Secret Diet Drops are operating within the laws of the United Kingdom and have had the approval of Trading Standards, as they have visited the company in the past and found nothing wrong. So all you jealous people just grow up and get on with you’re life’s please and let SDD get on with trading and helping and supplying dieters with their needs while trying to get rid of that weight.

    1. Their suppliers in the US are having problems? That’s putting it mildly! All of Kevin Trudeau’s assets, which include the company that supplies these drops, are now in the hands of the official receiver.

    2. That’s the drops back up for sale folks, as said it was only supplier problems back in the US, nothing more nothing less. There is nothing wrong with these drops, so stop the scaremongering and get on with yer sad lives please.

  14. Why are they still showing as out of stock yet their resellers are still being supplied? I find it very suspicious as 2 of the said resellers live in the same place as SDD and both claim to work in the SDD office!!! Very dodgy…..no pun intended.

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