A diet supplement must always extol the lifelong benefits of good nutrition and exercise as part of its intake regimen. We look with favor at supplements that do just this and this is how we viewed FucoThin at first glance.
What is the FucoThin?
FucoThin is a non-stimulating weight management supplement that works by raising the body’s temperature to increase metabolic rates and burn body fat. As a fat burner without caffeine or other stimulants, FucoThin should not cause any side effects like insomnia, diarrhea, palpitations, and nervousness. FucoThin boasts all natural ingredients of a proprietary blend of brown seaweed concentrate and pomegranate seed oil.
The supplement is to be taken along with your own diet and exercise plans, without which, the official site stresses, may not be very effective. Effects are to be expected after an average six to eight weeks of use.
How FucoThin Busts Excess Weight:
Fucothin is based mainly on a unique ingredient, fucoxanthin, a carotenoid more abundantly found in brown algae. According to the supplement’s official website, fucoxanthin has been clinically proven as a good thermogenic agent, backed by a Russian “double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study on 150 obese women from Moscow.”
Does It Work?
The problem is that the above purported study has not really been published and never replicated anywhere. Granted, there are a few lab studies on mice which showed that fucoxanthin decreased blood glucose levels and insulin levels which helped these mice lose weight. It is however, imperative to point out that lab animals are usually given very high concentrations per body weight than what a normal person consumes. Therefore, effects on lab rats or mice may not be the same effects on humans. Furthermore, there have been no human clinical trials that have established fucoxanthin as a fat burner or weight loss material. In other words, we don’t know if this ingredient really works.
The Company Behind FucoThin:
FucoThin is developed and manufactured by Garden of Life, Inc. The company is based in Florida and owned by Jordan S. Rubin. In 2004, the FDA warned the company to stop advertising products, specifically Q-Zyme, Primal Defense, Virgin Coconut Oil, Fungal Defense, and other products without evidenced claims which list treatments from colds to cancer. Two years later, the FTC filed a complaint against four products, Primal Defense, RM-10, Living Multi, and FYI (For Your Inflammation) for unsubstantiated health claims. The company was ordered to pay U$ 225,000.
FucoThin has not come under fire from the FDA or FTC; however, if a number of products from this company have been found bogus, what exempts FucoThin from being the same? Can you actually trust a disreputable company, Garden of Life, Inc., with your health by buying FucoThin?
The Bottom Line:
Give this product your thumbs down. An untrustworthy company and questionable studies don’t lend any credence to FucoThin.
It is also worth noting that any product with fucoxanthin has brown seaweed. Seaweed has very high iodine content which basically can cause goiters and thyroid inflammations at excessive amounts. FucoThin does not mention how much iodine goes into each capsule.
We had wanted to like FucoThin but instead discovered a big disappointment. Not all products are what they seem so always take the time to learn more about them.
You may look at an alternative supplement to help you lose that weight: Phentramin-D. Check it out. We’re giving it our highest recommendation.
Weight Comment’s Rating: 0 / 5
A relatively untested ingredient and a company with a dubious reputation should be enough to make you stay away from this product.