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Diet pills?

Post by Whiskers on Sat 29 Aug 2015 - 22:31

I keep seeing this advert on tv for diet pills called XLS Medication, available in Boots and different supermarkets. They seem to work and it says they are clinicly proven and they say too they are safe. I cant find any warnings or anything bad about this product. Anybody know any reports about them or know anybody who uses them and recommends them? Where can I find more about the clinicly proven details?
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Re: Diet pills?

Post by Kitkat on Sun 30 Aug 2015 - 10:46

Sherlock   Here's what Watchdog says about it:

http://www.dietpillswatchdog.com/XLS-medical-max-strength/




Also ........

From here:    http://healthycompare.com/diet-pills/xls-medical-max-strength/

The product has undergone one clinical trial which it exhibits on its official website, although other than this single clinical trial there is no other clinical evidence available backing up this product. This study did find encouraging results which suggests that the active ingredient within the product is capable of promoting weight loss; however, the trial appears to have been sponsored by the creators of the active ingredient, and so some would argue that it may be biased.

Because there is only one study available, evidence for this product’s efficacy and safety is not as robust and broad as it could be. A clinical study is a scientific test carried out to determine the efficacy and safety of an ingredient.


There is only one existing clinical trial that has been carried out on Clavitanol™, which unfortunately makes its clinical reliability very limited as most credible ingredients have a number of separate studies available on them. Because we only have a single study, we also do not know how safe this ingredient really is as its long-term effects have not been studied. While the overall results of this study are positive, they must still be treated with caution as there is a lot of room for further research before this proprietary ingredient can be considered reliable.

The study is a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study that involved 118 overweight or obese human participants. The study did not take place in scientific conditions as all volunteers were reporting their own results from their homes. All the participants were instructed to stick to a strict diet that is stated to be nutritionally balanced and hypocaloric while they were to either take the active ingredient or a placebo twice a day for a period of 12 weeks. Over the course of the study, a number of different body parameter measurements were collected including body weight, body fat content and waist circumference.

The results of this study showed participants who had taken the active ingredient lost four times the amount of weight compared to those in the placebo group. This figure was calculated by taking the mean change in body parameter measurements compared to participants in the placebo group. These encouraging results indicate that the ingredient may be able to have a direct effect on fat burning as participants in the active ingredient group showed far higher changes in body fat content.

However, despite the positive effects observed in participants, it is also unfortunately the case that a number of the participants experienced adverse side-effects during the course of the study. Out of the participants, 16 people experienced a number of different adverse reactions ranging from headaches, hypothyroidism, diarrhoea and urinary tract infection. The official website of the product neglects to mention any of these more serious side-effects when describing its product and this clinical trial.
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Re: Diet pills?

Post by Whiskers on Sun 30 Aug 2015 - 14:02

That will be why I couldnt find details of clinical trials, because there is only one done, and that one could be biased.

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Re: Diet pills?

Post by Kitkat on Sun 30 Aug 2015 - 14:26

Whiskers wrote:That will be why I couldnt find details of clinical trials, because there is only one done, and that one could be biased.

Yes, that .... but also - if anyone is crazy enough to pay out £65 for a month's supply (over £2 per pill!)  Shocked   for what looks to be no more than a glorified laxative, then the biggest pounds loss they might experience is more likely to be straight out of their pocket!

Remember this:   https://krazykats.forumotion.co.uk/t626-the-dangers-of-online-diet-pills

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