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Proactol Reviews


Proactol Reviews

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Weight Loss Effects
Suppresses Appetite
Increases Energy
Value for Money
Rating: 2.4/5 (3 votes cast)


Proactol is non-prescription weight loss pill that is advertised for its ability to bind to fats. The claims from the marketers and the manufacturers are that eaten calories can be decreased by up to 28 percent.

The Advantages of Using Proactol

Advertising for Proactol claims that this diet pill offers many benefits. Among these various (and unproven) advantages include:

  • Binding to fat
  • Decreasing calorie consumption
  • Eliminates cravings for snacks
  • Decrease in blood cholesterol level
  • Improved joint flexibility
  • Boost of energy

This certainly sounds good, but is it too good to be true?

It’s All About One Ingredient

To better review Proactol, the ingredients list must be carefully examined. The primary ingredient is Neopuntia, which is a patented complex of fibers. Neopuntia comes from prickly pear, which is also called Opuntia Ficus-Indica cactus.

Neopuntia is thought to have many health benefits, particularly for individual who are seeking to lose or manage their weight. Some of these believed benefits include:

  • Impedes the digestion and absorption of ingested fats
  • Balance blood lipid levels
  • Lower cardiovascular risk due to beneficial effects on HDL cholesterol
  • Positive effects on metabolic syndrome

A study was performed on the patented Opuntia Ficus-Indica complex, called “Efficiency of Patented Fibre Complex from Opuntia ficus indica on Blood Lipids Parameters Considered as Risk Factors for Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X)”. It involved sixty-eight women who had a body mass index (BMI) considered to be overweight to obese (25 to 40) and who had Metabolic Syndrome.

The study was parallel double-blind, placebo-controlled and was mono-centric randomized. It was found that there was some impact on blood lipid (fat) levels and that it could therefore help in the reduction of risk of cardiovascular problems in overweight and patients. The study did not suggest that it is an effective drug for weight loss but did say that it may be an effective fat binder. This suggests that Proactol could have some potential, though further study would certainly be required before a definitive approval could be issued.

How to Obtain this Diet Pill

Currently on the official Proactol website, a bottle of 120 tablets is available for $89.95. A free toning belt comes with every order through that website. Depending on the desired results, the instructions from the drug direct users to take between 1 to 4 pills per meal. This means that one bottle can last anywhere from 30 to 120 days. Depending on the desired results, this can become quite costly for a drug that has yet to thoroughly prove its efficacy in weight loss. This being said, the official website is very informative and offers a 120 day money back guarantee from the manufacturer.

Though this product may work as a fat binder, there truly aren’t any unique ingredients that make Proactol different from other less expensive weight loss pills. In fact, you can buy Opuntia ficus-indica (the main ingredient) on its own for a fraction of the cost at most health food stores. The money back guarantee will provide some protection against dissatisfaction, but it may be a good idea to speak with a doctor to find out if there is an option that might offer more assured results.

Speak to Your Doctor about Proactol

In fact, be sure to play it safe and obtain the advice of a medical professional. Don’t simply trust the manufacturer’s claims that their product is effective or safe, especially when there is no concrete proof to backup these claims.

This is particularly important if you have a medical condition or you are treating a health issue with medications or other over the counter remedies. Women who are pregnant, nursing or planning to become pregnant should also consult with their doctor, prior to taking this diet pill.

Finally, remember that like any product that was developed as a weight management aid, Proactol is meant to be used in conjunction with conventional dieting methods, such as regular exercise and a healthy diet. Do not expect miracles from any product.

*Proactol is no longer sold in this formulation or under this name. An updated version of this diet pill called Proactol XS can be purchased online. That being said, keep in mind that its formula uses different ingredients. These two products are not the same.

Medoslim review


Medoslim review

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Weight Loss Effects
Suppresses Appetite
Increases Energy
Value for Money
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Medoslim is an over the counter diet pill that was created to assist individuals who are seeking additional help in being able to lose and manage their weight. The official webpage for this product claims that it uses fat binders and that it “burns fat reserves in stomach, bottom, and thighs”. It also promises that the user will experience a delay in cravings recurrences.

The official webpage for the product, on the Tower Health (Medi-Direct International Ltd.) website did not provide a complete list of ingredients for the product at the time that this review was written. However, it did identify prickly pear as its main ingredient. This leaves the dieter to assume that the only active substance in this product is prickly pear. However, the description of the product also commonly refers to “ingredients”, that is, the pluralized version of the word. This would suggest that there are other active ingredients that have not been identified on the site.

That makes it very difficult for a consumer to try to understand the product and whether or not it may be appropriate or safe for use. A dieter can’t use that site to check to see if it contains any substances to which he or she may be allergic, and it makes it impossible to research whether or not there have been any large, reputable studies to support the use of the various components of the formula for weight loss.

Without being able to understand what is actually contained within Medoslim, the next resource available to understand whether or not this product may potentially work is through customer reviews. Unfortunately, on both the official webpage and on other websites that sell this product, there are mixed reviews, so it is difficult to know whether or not people are actually happy with what they have experienced. It looks as though there are just as many people who are pleased with the product as there are those who are unhappy with it.

Among the main complaints that users have shared about Medoslim is that they feel that its price is too high to make it worthwhile. At the time of this review it wasn’t possible to buy a single bottle on the website, as there was a 2-for-1 sale running. It showed that the usual price for the product was £49.99 (nearly $80, at the time of this review). Depending on usage (which is based on goals and weight), one bottle could last for as little as 13 days.