Vitalast Brighterday is manufactured by Vitalast. Whilst the company has owned the copyright to their website since 2009, a press release suggests that Brighterday was launched for sale during early August 2014, making it a very new product at the time this review was written. This may explain the minimal amount of reviews that could be found for this product.
Vitalast do not publish much information about themselves, and it does not appear that they have an about us page. However, they do have one point of contact, which involves clicking the ‘click here to contact us’ link that is as the bottom of each page. This takes the customer to their own email client, filling in the email address for them. Other than this, there are no contact details provided for the company.
We suggest starting with two capsules per day, one in the morning and one in the evening.If you desire appetite control, we suggest taking it 30-60 minutes before meals.
Over time, if desired, you can gradually increase to three or four capsules per day. However, be aware that, in some people, the ingredient 5HTP can create stomach discomfort or nausea when consumed in higher quantities. To minimize that possibility, you should space them out rather than taking two at once.
We suggest taking BrighterDay for periods of 8 to 12 weeks, followed by a break for half that many weeks before taking it again.
Because the product is dual purpose, the consumer can customise their own dosage based upon their perceived requirements. The initial dosing would mean that one bottle of 72 capsules would last for 36 days, but customers who are using the highest does of four capsules per day would use up a bottle in less than a fortnight.
For customers who find that they need to use 4 capsules per day, this could be quite expensive, and so we suggest seeking alternative treatment, especially if this higher dose is being used to treat anxiety or depression. Taking a higher dose also increases the chances of developing side effects, which could be unpleasant.
Vitalast claim that Brighterday can be used both as an appetite suppressant and a mood booster. It promotes appetite control and promotes a positive mood, stress relief, and reduced anxiety.
There are three active ingredients that are used in Vitalast Brighterday. The quantities mentioned below are for each serving of one capsule.
Ashwangandha and 5HTP are both used to improve mood, as they are both thought to chemically affect the brain, reducing cortisol levels and increasing serotonin levels respectively. This, if effective, can reduce stress, improve mood and happiness, and has also been linked in some ways to weight loss. Reducing cortisol might not directly lead to weight loss, but may reduce weight gain, and make other weight loss attempts easier.
Rhodoila Rosea may aid weight loss indirectly, improving endurance and recovery times following exercise. However, it has not been tested in humans for this purpose, and this will only impact upon weight loss for those who are exercising to lose weight, allowing for them to exercise harder, for longer, and more frequently, rather than by directly causing weight loss.
We also have concerns about the safety of 5-HTP; various side effects have been associated with its use, and different reports describe it as possibly safe or possibly unsafe.
Vitalast Brighterday may, according to the official website, create stomach discomfort or nausea when consumed in higher quantities. The daily dosage at which these side effects set it, at all, is different depending upon the individual consumer.
5HTP has been associated with numerous side effects; it is unknown whether these side effects were caused by a compromised product, a contaminant, or by the product itself.
Web MD states,
There is concern that it can cause a serious side effect called eosinophilia myalgia syndrome. Some people think this side effect is only caused by a contaminant in some 5-HTP products; however, there is not enough scientific evidence to know if it is caused by 5-HTP, a contaminant, or some other factor. Until more is known, 5-HTP should be used cautiously.
Other potential side effects of 5-HTP include heartburn, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, drowsiness, sexual problems, and muscle problems.
Rhodiola Rosea appears to be well tolerated and is not known to cause any side effects when used in the short term (less than 10 weeks). The effects of this ingredient are unknown beyond this point, and so it is possible that side effects could occur.
Ashwagandha is again considered to be generally safe when used in the short term. However, larger doses could cause stomach upset, diarrhoea and vomiting. It could also lower blood sugar levels, and so diabetics should avoid using this ingredient.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not use this product.
Not to be used by those aged under 18. Not to be used in the two weeks before surgery.
Do not use if you have a stomach ulcer.
Not suitable for those with a thyroid disorder.
Those with either low blood pressure or those who are being treated with prescription medication for high blood pressure should also avoid using this product.
Because Vitalast Brighterday is such a new product, it is unsurprising that there are only two reviews for this product on Amazon. However, because of the phrasing of these two reviews, we doubt their authenticity; the first sentence of each review is almost identical, and, despite the product only having been launched the week before the product reviews were written, both reviewers claim to be on their second bottle of Brighterday.
I am on my second bottle of the brighterday, and I notice the differences. Life has been filled with ups and downs more than usual recently; however, I’m calmer with more positive attitude than my “normal” self before taking brighterday, and it’s easier to face my daily challenges and issues. I have had no side effects from the pills. I’m really happy with the product.
I’m on my second bottle of Brighter Day and find it works very well and I have had no side effects. It gives me a more positive attitude and also curbs my appetite. I would recommend this product to someone who wants a lift in spirit and feeling.
Neither review mentions any weight loss in terms of how much they have lost, which makes it even more difficult to rate its effectiveness based upon these two reviews.
It is pretty unclear whether or not Vitalast Brighterday works. The two customer reviews are quite likely faked, and there are no authentic customer reviews to gain insight into any customer experience. The scientific evidence behind the product is also lacking, perhaps more to do with a lack of research rather than the individual products being disproven as either appetite suppressants or mood boosters.
We cannot confirm that this product does work, but it is possible to say that it might work. However, the ingredients list suggests to us that it is more likely to work as a very mild mood booster, when taken regularly over a longer period, and that it is unlikely to significantly suppress the appetite. Lowering cortisol levels may limit weight gain, should this be the source of the problem, but this is unlikely to lead to significant weight loss. Cortisol levels may not be the primary factor in influencing weight gain for the majority of people anyway.
Vitalast Brighterday can be purchased from two different websites; GNC, and Amazon. At GNC, a bottle of 72 capsules costs $34.95 plus delivery costs, or $27.96 plus delivery costs for members. Amazon currently offers the same sized bottle for $29.95 plus $4.99 shipping.
The Vitalast website does not currently have its own shop, and the company only operates through third party retailers. The product is currently on backorder through GNC, although stock supplies will hopefully improve.
Vitalast does offer an open bottle money-back guarantee on its products, valid for 30 days. Those who order through GNC should send their returns to GNC rather than Vitalast. Even empty bottles can be returned to GNC under their money back guarantee.
Overall, Vitalast Brighterlife is a strange product that straddles two categories of supplement, appetite suppressing weight loss aid, and mood booster. The product is very new to the market, and so there are no (authentic) reviews from customers to accurately establish if the product works in practice. There is also minimal clinical evidence, which primarily was done on rats, to support the claims made about each ingredient.
There is also a lack of detailed information about the manufacturer Vitalast. We do not even know the true address of the company, as all returns are sent to a PO box.
Overall, there are too many questions left unanswered about Vitalast Brighterlife to approve the product. The most pressing question is ‘does it actually aid weight loss?’
We reject Vitalast Brighter Day.
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