It’s a really good job you’ve found this article because it’s going to stop you from getting scammed by nasty, devious supplement companies.
Alright fine, they’re not all bad, but trust us when we say they’re some total junk out there – under-dosed ingredients, formulas containing nothing but cheap fillers, ineffective formulations, unsafe and/or unhealthy ingredients.. the list goes on.
In fact, we just spoke to the last guy who bought a weight loss shake before reading our buyers guide, and this was the conversation:
Guy who didn’t read the guide: Gosh, I sure am tired of purchasing subpar weight loss shakes that never work.
SupsAhoy: Oh man, that sucks.
Guy who didn’t read the guide: Yea. I can’t believe they all never lived up to their claims.
SupsAhoy: It’s almost as if they’re lying for money, amirite?
Guy who didn’t read the guide: You sure are SupsAhoy!
SupsAhoy: Next time you better read our buyers guide.
Guy who didn’t read the guide: I mean, yea you’re right I will. Thanks for your hard work and dedication.
Firstly, Here’s Why You Can Trust Us
If you’ve been researching supplements you’ve probably noticed the rather large amount of websites that are publishing supplement reviews.
While some of these websites are noble in their cause, too many of them are nothing more that a shameless shill!
No, these websites aren’t simply publishing content for the betterment of humanity, they’re doing it for the sweet sweet nutra dollars – taking big fat commissions on the products they’re up-selling as “the best and most effective”.
SupsAhoy does not work with any supplement companies, we don’t take any kind of affiliate commissions, and we do not recommend any specific supplement.
Simply put, there’s no conflict of interest here. We aren’t “bought”, meaning we’re free to tell it how it is.
With that being said, on with the guide!
How To Ensure You’re Buying A Good Carb Blocker Supplement
A supplement is only as good as its formula. If it contains ineffective ingredients then, yep you guessed it, it’s probably not going to work very well at all.
Sadly nowadays, ’tis an industry trend to load products with cheap filler ingredients and then market it as the latest and greatest.
Producing a good supplement is costly–it involves using high-end ingredients in optimal doses–something that a lot of manufacturers simply don’t want to do, because it means cutting into their profit margins.
To help you ensure the product you’re choosing will actually help you lose weight, check the formula and make sure it contains at least one or more of the following:
White Kidney Bean Extract
Amount: Between 200-800mg per serving.
Things To Avoid
So, we’ve told you what you should be looking for, now here’s the things you should potentially be looking to avoid.
Products Containing Unsafe Ingredients
This one’s obvious, but it’s pretty hard to figure out what’s dangerous or banned, as the list keeps expanding.
To date, the following ingredients have been banned – if you see any of the following within a formula or proprietary blend, run for the hills:
- Acacia Rigidula
In addition to containing herbal ingredients that’ve been banned, certain supplements may actually contain unauthorized drugs.
Anything containing the following must be avoided:
- ECA (Ephedrine, Caffeine, Aspirin)
- EC (Ephedrine, Caffeine)
- DNP (2,4-Dinitrophenol)
- T3 (Liothyronine)
- T4 (Levothyroxine)
Products With Unclear Directions
Absurdly High Price Tags
Don’t assume that a high price tag automatically equates to high quality ingredients or an effective formula.
The amount you’re comfortable spending on a carb blocker pill is entirely up to you, but we would say that any supplement that costs more than $2-4 per serving is a rip off.
Why do manufacturers fake reviews? Simple, it makes them a huge amount of money.. so much so that faking customer testimonials is now more common than not.
It’s easy to think that just because a product has a gleamingly positive review score that it must be legitimate, but sadly that’s just not always the case anymore.
Firstly, never trust any reviews you see on the manufacturer websites, ever.
Secondly, don’t trust “review websites” that are clearly trying to up-sell another product or supplement. They are completely bias and monetarily compensated by the supplement companies.
If you see anything like this, get the heck outta there, they’re trying to mislead you:
Thirdly, the big marketplace sites like Amazon and Walmart are flooded with fake or incentivized reviews, meaning they shouldn’t be taken at face value.
How can you tell faked reviews from legitimate reviews you ask?
That’s easy, run the product through FakeSpot.
By simply copy and pasting the products URL into FakeSpot, it’ll give you an insight into whether or not the reviews can be trusted:
Manufacturers With Poor Reputations
If the company itself sucks, you shouldn’t buy from them.. obviously.
While it’s not always necessary, it’s probably a good idea to check up on the reputation of the company you’re buying from.
Sites such as Better Business Bureau, Trustpilot, Feefo, and Reviews.io are trustable resources that you can use to gain further insight on a company’s reputation and commitment to customer service.
The Bottom Line
There is no one perfect-for-everyone weight loss shake, and as you know, we don’t recommend products, so we’re not going to tell you what you should run out and buy – we do however have a whole section devoted to weight loss shake reviews that you can sift through if you’re feeling particularly bored!
Ultimately, you’ll need make up your own mind. We’ve just armed you with the knowledge to figure out for yourself whether or not a weight loss shake will actually work.
So go forth and analyze weight loss shakes young Padawan! Just remember, with great power comes great responsibility.