Iovate Health, the giant Canadian nutraceutical and makers of the “MD” line of supplements, has formulated a diet supplement sure to catch the eye of health-conscious dieters. As a vitamin supplement manufacturer, it isn’t very difficult for the company to simply produce a weight loss supplement packed with what other diet pills don’t have: loads of vitamins.
What Is Cylaris?
Cylaris is a vitamin-bloated pill that works as a weight management supplement as well. The manufacturers advocate a healthy eating style of six mini meals and an exercise regimen, which when combined with Cylaris, will allow dieters to lose weight fast, keep off weight, and maintain their vitamin-rich health as well.
What’s In A Pill?
Cylaris boasts a new ingredient in its proprietary blend. This is the cissus quadrangularis, commonly known as Veldt Grape or Devil’s Backbone. This relatively new ingredient is still being studied as a weight loss aid. On lab animals, this vine has shown promise as an effective appetite suppressant as well as a blocker in the conversion of carbohydrates to fats.
Aside from this ingredient, Cylaris’ proprietary blend consists of caffeine anhydrous, green tea extract, and soy albumin extract. There seems to be a good amount of caffeine stimulants. Taking these along with cissus quadrangularis can manifest side effects such as insomnia, flatulence, diarrheal, dry mouth, headache, rapid heartbeat, and other caffeine-induced symptoms. Yet, caffeine has proven many times to be an effective weight loss aid.
Hefty amounts of vitamins and minerals also make up the formulation. A serving size of 2 capsules contains:
• Vitamin B6 —- 50 mg. or 2,500 % of the daily value
• Folic Acid —– 400 mcg. or 100 % of the daily value
• Vitamin B12 —– 50 mcg. or 833% of the daily value
• Selenium ——- 60 mcg. or 86% of the daily value
• Chromium ———150 mcg. or 125% of the daily value
In case you don’t lose much weight, you still get whopping portions of vitamins some dedicated vitamin pills don’t even pack. How’s that for getting your money’s worth?
The Big BUT….
Cylaris sounds great, right? You bet. But whoa, hold that credit card. The bad news is that all these have been a sham.
On July 29, 2010, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued its “Stipulated Final Judgment and Order for Permanent Injunction and Other Equitable Relief” against Cylaris’ manufacturer, Iovate Health Sciences USA, Inc. and its other associated companies. You may view this order here. The FTC has ruled that the company has “falsely advertised that its supplements could help consumers lose weight and treat or prevent colds and other illnesses.” On this charge, the FTC demanded consumer recompense amounting to U$ 5.5 million. The ruling bars Iovate companies from marketing all weight loss supplements without at least two well-controlled human clinical studies plus other reliable scientific proofs for all claims made.
The Bottom Line:
So much for the hype on Cylaris’ proprietary blend and its fantastic dole of vitamins and minerals. Once again, the FTC has saved us from yet another bogus supplement. There are more out there just waiting to make fools out of us. We just have to be more aware and vigilant.
It is, however, difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff; so, we recommend you consider tried-and- tested Phentramin-D in your weight loss plan.
Weight Comment’s Rating: 0 / 5
What a total disappointment!