When it comes to weight loss all this slim bodies of our celebrities on TV make us want to be like them. So we listen to celebrities and follow their advice. But is it always good advice?
We will have a look at one popular product introduces by Kim Kardashian – Quick Trim.
First of all we want to know all the product they have, so here we found some info on it:
In order to find out the truth about QuickTrim, we decided to cut through the glitz and the glam to see if QuickTrim really works. Here you will find real reviews of the QuickTrim weight loss line to help you see if its success is more dependent on celebrity endorsement or if these products can actually help real people lose weight.
• QuickTrim Burn & Cleanse is a two week system designed with different AM and PM tablets to be taken with plenty of water over the course of 14 days.
This system is supposed to help rid your body of any toxins that might be slowing down your metabolism or inhibiting weight loss. Burn & Cleanse is also supposed to keep your metabolism and energy levels high so that you can maximize your calories that you burn.
• QuickTrim Extreme Burn has been designed to safely burn calories, curb cravings and boost your energy levels. One of the main ingredients in this product is BioPerine, a patented product derived from black pepper and used to stimulate the basal metabolic rate.
QuickTrim Extreme Burn also has a unique 8 hour sustained release technology to make sure that your energy levels don’t spike and drop, but remain stable all day.
• QuickTrim Fast Cleanse is a detoxification system that is supposed to remove any impurities from your body in just 48 hours.
This lemon-flavored drink is mainly comprised of bio-cleansing compounds and traditional herbs to naturally get rid of intestinal buildup and pollutants that accumulate in the digestive system.
• QuickTrim Hot Stix is a berry mix that is rich in antioxidants and energizing ingredients like green tea to help keep your metabolism running and your body healthy.
This powder is supposed to be added to water for a sugar-free boost so that you can keep burning calories all day long. QuickTrim Hot Stix also has essential vitamins and minerals to make sure that your body stays healthy and rejuvenated.
• QuickTrim Sugar & Carb Cheater helps you feel less guilty about the foods you enjoy eating the most. With a formula that is supposed to inhibit the body’s absorption of sugars and suppress the conversion of carbohydrates into simple sugars, QuickTrim Sugar & Carb Cheater is designed to help you lose weight even when you cheat on your diet.
QuickTrim Sugar & Carb Cheater also has ingredients to help promote healthy blood sugar levels so you’ll notice fewer and fewer cravings for those sugars and carbs.
• QuickTrim Celluslim is a body sculpting gel that has been designed to tighten the skin and firm any unsightly cellulite.
By rubbing it on any areas that you have a problem with cellulite, its thermoplex activated xanthine complex stimulates each skin cell, causing skin dehydration and a temporary tightening of the skin.
But is there any evidence that those products work? Are they safe? Do people who use them have a successful weight loss? Lets see:
QuickTrim products—which range from pills to powdered drink mixes—are designed to “detoxify and clean” the body by eliminating extra water weight and bloating, in large part because of the laxatives they include, according to the company. The products are available nationwide at more than 25,000 retail chains, including Wal-Mart, Walgreens, CVS, and GNC. Many of Kim Kardashian’s 13.6 million Twitter fans have tweeted that, inspired by her, they’re going to give it a try.
But there’s no scientific evidence to back up QuickTrim’s claims, and recent research suggests such cleansing products don’t work and might even be harmful. A study published in the Journal of Family Practice in 2011 analyzed 20 case studies reported over the past decade, and found that colon cleanses cause symptoms from mild cramping to kidney failure. These products “tout benefits that don’t exist,” the study authors said in a media statement.
In a nutshell, QuickTrim elixirs have some pretty powerful stimulants, laxatives, and diuretics. “I don’t think anyone should take these products,” Fugh-Berman says, when asked if there are any health conditions that should preclude someone from using QuickTrim. The package material advises checking with a doctor before using the products, although it’s unclear whether many people do. “Dietary supplements like these aren’t regulated by the [Food and Drug Administration], and many of the ingredients haven’t been shown to be effective,” says registered dietitian Heather Mangieri, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association. “The good news is that these products are absolutely not necessary for weight loss. My suggestion is to leave them on the shelf.”
The New York-based law firm Bursor & Fisher reportedly filed a $5 million class-action lawsuit against Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian, on behalf of four customers who say QuickTrim didn’t live up to its weight-loss claims. The plaintiffs allege in their lawsuit, filed Thursday in federal court in New York, that marketing claims about the products were “false, misleading, and unsubstantiated,” according to Reuters. They added that there was “no competent and reliable scientific evidence supporting any of these claims.”
So as you can see not everything is so smooth in Quick Trim…