Our first thought was perhaps they’d do better if they called themselves Normal-Size-and-Weight-Body-Care because just like being too overweight, being too skinny carries its own serious health risks.
But then we thought Normal-Size-and-Weight-Body MAX wasn’t exactly the catchiest of product names, and decided to check out the more catchily-named Skinny Body MAX… and this is what we found.
Their website claims it’s the most “complete weight management product on the planet”, but as for any kind of concrete proof in the form of, say, published studies … well, we haven’t found any.
Skinny Body Care are kind enough to advise Skinny Body MAX users that if they experience chest pain, vomiting, or difficulty in swallowing or breathing after taking this product, they should seek “immediate medical attention”. As if they wouldn’t.
However, it does make us wonder how many potential buyers have been or should be put off by that little piece of helpful advice.
However, when checking through Amazon and other online sales portals it’s not hard to see that some Skinny Body distributors have given up on trying to sell their surplus Skinny Body MAX, and are offloading at seriously reduced prices.
Even though Skinny Body MAX defines itself as “the most advanced weight management product on the planet” there are still one or two things about it that don’t feel quite right.
Well, that sounded very familiar, and strangely enough those were the exact words used to describe Garcinia Cambogia by one Mehmet Oz, TV doctor extraordinaire – who promptly found himself on the receiving end of a lawsuit for describing Garcinia that way.
And we’ve looked at many customer reviews, as well as at many reviews of the company itself. (Let’s just say the Better Business Bureau weren’t exactly complimentary). And on the basis of those reviews, those phrases that earned the good Doctor Oz his dressing down on Capitol Hill (plus lawsuit) and the company’s inability to spell one of its major ingredients, Skinny Body MAX doesn’t exactly fill us with confidence and we’re going to reject it.
Skinny Body MAX Review
There’s a big warning about the risk of choking here, unless you drink at least 8 ounces of water with each serving.
You also have to give Skinny Body MAX time to work its appetite-reduction magic. So if you suddenly remember you’re going to eat in fifteen minutes, you might find yourself becoming increasingly uncomfortable during your meal as Skinny Body MAX starts expanding in your stomach. And that’s why you should take it at least 30-45 minutes before mealtimes.
How to Take Skinny Body MAX
Take 2 capsules twice daily with a full glass of water, or an 16oz bottle water 30-45 minutes before your 2 largest meals of your day. Typically before lunch or dinner
According to some online retailers, it’s OK to take up to 8 capsules a day, which would be four servings. But at that rate, would there be any room for a proper meal to give you the nutrients your body needs – ever?
Skinny Body MAX Concerns:
- The company gives very little information about the side effects of the ingredients, even though they list some frightening (and potentially fatal) possibilities
- They also warn of the possibility of choking if the caps aren’t not taken with enough water
- Skinny Body is an MLM company, so if you express interest in any of their products chances are you’ll be pestered to join a downline. And pestered. And pestered
Also, at a theoretical $70 for 120 capsules, that would last you just over two weeks, which would make Skinny Body MAX a very expensive weightloss supplement.
What Does Skinny Body MAX Claim To Do?
Skinny Body MAX, the self-proclaimed, “most advanced weight management product EVER!” and “may very well be the product you’ve been hoping for!
That’s because Skinny Body MAX:
- Helps You Eat Less and Feel Full Faster
- Helps To Curb Hunger Cravings and Curb Appetite
- Gets Your Gut In Maximum Weight Loss Mode
- Helps To Stimulate and Boost Your Metabolism
- Packed With 7 Digestive Enzymes To Get Your Body Healthy To Lose Weight”
Does Skinny Body MAX Work?
Some reviewers have gone to the trouble of telling the world how little effect Skinny Body MAX has had for them in the short term, and others have been using it for months and have yet to see any difference.
Then again, we’ve found positive reviews as well. But there’s always a little doubt about who sent in those reviews in the first place.
So in answer to “does Skinny Body MAX work?” the best answer we can give you is “possibly”. We’d like to say “probably”, but on the basis of what we’ve discovered about the company and its product so far, we won’t.
What Are The Ingredients of Skinny Body MAX?
As we’ve said before, Skinny Body MAX contains two separate proprietary blends, so we can only guess at how much of each ingredient is in either of those blends.
One of those blends contains enzymes, as in: amylase, protease, lipase, glucoamylase, papain, cellulase, and bromelain.
The other blend is a different matter. Here’s what it contains, in the order the ingredients appear on the label, with what we’re told they’ll do for you:
- Glucomannan: Expands in the stomach to make you feel full faster and therefore eat less.
- Orafti Fiber: A prebiotic fiber proven to support weight management, and help the body absorb more calcium for stronger bones.
- Caralluma: A widely growing plant in India associated with appetite suppressions.
- Probiotics: For keeping the gut healthy.
- Raspberry Keytones: Yes, that’s the way they spell it! Raspberry Ketones are, we’re told, clinically proven to increase the burning of fat cells in the body.
- Cayenne Extract: One of the most powerful herbs in the world to help burn fat and curb cravings.
- Garcinia Cambogia: Helps block your body’s ability to make new fat.
Does Skinny Body MAX Have Any Side Effects?
You mean other than potentially choking users? We looked at each ingredient to see what side effects it could cause, and this is what we found:
Glucomannan can cause digestion problems, and can, in solid tablet form (which it’s not here) cause blockages.
Orafti Fiber can, in large quantities, cause flatulence and bloating.
Caralluma can, we’re told, be taken safely for up to 60 days in doses of 1000 mg a day. There might be one or two digestive problems including gas and constipation.
Raspberry Ketones are close to other stimulants in chemical composition, so they could bring on the jitters, raised blood pressure, and faster heartbeat.
Cayenne Extract can cause digestion problems, sweating, flushing, and a runny nose.
Garcinia Cambogia can bring on brain fog and fatigue, skin rashes, reduced immune system function, dry mouth, bad breath, headaches, digestion problems, and as well as all that, it’s not too great for your liver, either.
Taking this product without adequate fluid may cause it to swell and block your throat or esophagus and may cause choking. If you experience chest pain, vomiting, or difficulty in swallowing or breathing after taking this product, seek immediate medical attention. Always consult your doctor before using any product. Keep out of reach of children.
And here’s what they don’t say, so we’ll have to say it for them: Garcinia Cambogia shouldn’t be taken by pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers, or people with any form of dementia (it seems to make the symptoms worse), or people on cholesterol-lowering drugs (there could be a reaction) and diabetics (it can make blood sugar levels drop suddenly).
Are There Any Customer Reviews For Skinny Body MAX?
Indeed there are, but strangely there weren’t any on the Skinny Body website.
So we scoured the web for other reviews and found some about;
Their customer service,
They were very rude
Lost – 23 lbs
This package came in earlier than it told me which was awesome
Their handling of credit cards,
Very disappointed. When first ordered you said card was declined, so a few days later I ordered again, separately. You then proceeded to take 2 payments out, instead of 1. Very unhappy customer.
Does Skinny Body MAX Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?
Distributors or their customers ordering directly from the Skinny Body website can return the unused portion of the product for a 100% refund. Minus shipping and handling.
Where Can I Buy Skinny Body MAX?
Not from their website, unless you’re a distributor. Or have a distributor’s username to hand. But Amazon and other online sales portals tend to carry Skinny Body product placed there by disillusioned distributors, usually at a substantial discount.