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Health Guide Review: 2,6/5

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Avesil Review: Does it work?

Intro: What is it?

Avesil is a weight loss pill combining patented ingredients made to help you lose weight naturally. Diet and exercise are highly recommended, but they do claim studies showed sedentary people still lost weight off Avesil.

The intended benefits are an increased thermogenic response, enhanced metabolism, and boosted energy. Results are said to often come within 10 days.  They also add that clinical studies on some of the ingredients have been shown to help reduce more weight than a placebo. What can Avesil really do? Is it useful and safe? This full review has all the important details you need to know.

Avesil Ingredients

Chromium Polynicotinate ChromeMate, 83% Caffeine USP 75 mg Decaffeinated Green tea Leaf Extract Ashwagandha Root Extract Gelatin
Cellulose Silicon Dioxide Magnesium Stearate Lecithin Phospholipids

 

Caffeine USP: Medical grade caffeine in the amount of 75 milligrams. One full daily dose provides 150 milligrams of caffeine. This is roughly one and a half cups of coffee. Certain people are more sensitive to this stimulant which is used to increase energy and metabolism. Side effects may include:

  • Insomnia, restlessness, and general fatigue.
  • Headaches and withdrawal symptoms.
  • Increased heart rate and panic attacks.
  • Nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting.

Decaffeinated Green Tea Leaf Extract: High antioxidant tea claimed to improve the immune system while providing fat loss.  There’s debate on whether or not caffeine naturally found in green tea is solely responsible for weight loss. According to Live Strong.com, the decaffeinated process alters the quality:

decaf processes remove some of the antioxidants” 

The processing from regular tea to decaf has been criticized by some who claim it’s done in a potentially harmful way.  This is often done with a substance called methylene chloride which according to Arbor Teas is:

widely believed to be unhealthy for consumption”

The US has also banned importing of this substance due to its potentially toxic effects.  This can include:

  • Upper respiratory tract irritation.
  • Fatigue.
  • Nausea.
  • Suffocation.
  • Weakness.
  • Loss of consciousness and even coma.
  • Death.

It’s also potentially harmful to people who have nervous system, liver, or skin issues.

ChromeMate: Patented ingredient made with the mineral chromium mixed with niacin. The intended benefit is reduced blood sugar levels, improved weight management, and to better heart health.

Studies on chromium alone have shown it to produce no:

“reliable reduction in fat mass”

Niacin is shown to potentially lead to flush and red skin. It’s often used as a cholesterol treatment though Web MD mentions it can lead to serious side effects:

  • Liver damage.
  • Gastrointestinal problems.
  • Glucose intolerance.

Ashwagandha: Herb used in Ayurvedic medicine to improve brain health and prevent anxiety.  Examine.com mentions that a optimal dose is 6,000 milligrams. Avesil has this ingredient mixed into a proprietary blend with green tea equaling 475 milligrams, so it’s much less than what’s advised as a healthy dose.

A Dutch clinical study showed this ingredient lead to thyroid issues. The study added:

“thyrotoxicosis is a potentially serious side effect of Ashwagandha.”

This happened in a once healthy 32 year old who took capsules of this herb. This can lead to side effects such as:

  • Rapid and or irregular heart rate.
  • Sweating and increased warmth.
  • Mood swings and irritability.
  • Unexpected weight loss in an unhealthy way.
  • Shakiness and jitters.
  • Loss of muscle control and weakened muscles.

This serious condition can require hospitalization and surgery. It’s considered a very harmful condition that requires immediate treatment.

Lecithin Phospholipids: An emulsifier used to combine both fats and water; it can be extracted from many plants. The company mentions there’s soy in Avesil, and this is the only ingredient which would have soy in it.  This ingredient is often highly processed, so it’s likely it’s made from GMO soy.

The European requires companies who make lecithin to ensure there’s isn’t derived from GMO soy. A study by the New England Journal of Medicine revealed it:

“increased risk of major adverse cardiovascular events”

It also lead to a reduction of healthy gut bacteria. It’s unknown what kind of a long term impact it may have, but the study concluded that it was a serious health hazard.

Avesil Quality of Ingredients

The added ingredients include caffeine which may cause side effects.  A decaffeinated version of green tea has less antioxidant than regular green tea and it can be bought for much cheaper elsewhere. Finally there’s the potentially harmful ingredient Ashwagandha.

The mixture of Ashwagandha and green tea might be ineffective or even potentially dangerous, and it’s added in a mix which makes it impossible to determine how much of each is inside.

Ashwagandha has been shown to produce toxic effects on the thyroid in one clinical study.

There’s also the addition of Lecithin Phospholipids which are likely extracted from GMO soy. This is an issue in the European Union as they don’t allow this ingredient to be accepted since it’s highly processed and often GMO.

The Price and Quality of Avesil

The official website does not mention where one can purchase this brand online. There’s no suggestions offered so it’s unknown if 3rd party retailers are selling old or potentially expired products.

They do mention the price and provide a telephone number, so the only certified way of getting this brand is via a phone call.

Amazon.com does have it on sale for $89.95, which the company mentions is the member’s price. At the recommended 2 pills a day one bottle provides 60 capsules or a month long supply:

$89.95/30= $2.99 for a daily serving.

The caffeine and decaffeinated green tea can be purchased elsewhere for cheaper. Ashwagandha has one clinical study showing it damaged the thyroid. Finally, there’s the under researched ChromeMate. It’s incredibly pricy for what you’re getting, and it’s unproven to be safe or effective.

Lack of Proof

There are 2 major claims made which are never proven. According to the manufacturers, most people begin:

seeing a difference within 10 days.”

They also add that:

“sedentary people will lost weight while taking Avesil”

Nowhere is there evidence to support any of these claims. The official company website declares that there’s clinically studied ingredients, but they never mention that Avesil as a whole was reviewed.

It’s unknown why they make this claim since they cannot prove it.

Another claim is that with Avesil:

“most people feel great – energized with more mental clarity.”

They never offer any sort of proof to show how this is possible, nor do they include testionials.  The company does claim that mild side effects can include increased heart rate and headaches. Clearly if this has been shown, then the company shold have some sort of way to show where they discovered this. No explanation is ever offered however.

Business of Avesil

The company is hard to find but they go by the name of Green Bracket, LLC, their current offices are closed but they still have their website up. They can be found below:

Phone Number: (866) 730-3330

The company offers a trial shipment which is intended to last 14 days. If in these 14 days one does not unsubscribe, then a automatic monthly renewal plan for $84.95 begins, with $5.95 shippind and handling. Accoridng to the Better Business Bureau, those who tried to cancel had issues with the customer service line:

“requests for cancellation via phone calls or email were ignored.”

This practice has been criticized for being a way to lock customers into monthly contracts, which are often hard to unsubscribe from. Customers have left numerous negative reviews on Avesil for this very reason:

  • The Better Business Bureau checked in on the company and there have still been several reports of customers being enrolled into their auto renewal plan, even though they’ve tried to call to cancel being charged.
  • 33 negative reviews were claimed by customers on Pissed Consumer.com, 39 were reported on the Better Business Bureau. All over complaints of them operating a scam.

It’s possibly an operating scam since the official business is closed, yet they still operate monthly enrollment plans over the phone.

There are far too many negative reviews to suggest this brand is being sold legitimately.

Customer Opinions of Avesil

Most reviews focus on the company, but there are some reviews on the product itself:

“had no results whatsoever”

“just has a lot of caffeine”

“product does nothing for me”

“has not helped me lose any weight”

Most of the reviews were negative, and the majority of people claimed there was no benefit. A few people mentioned they tried dieting and exercise which the company claims will boost fat loss alongside Avesil, but they failed to see any changes.

Conclusion

Avesil offers many things which should be considered:

  • Not one positive review is available about the company: The Better Business Bureau website was flooded with so many negative reviews for this company that they added a disclaimer. According to the website, since March 2016 these same negative reviews have been listed. None of these customers received a response from the makers of Avesil, so it’s unknown if they continue to experience the same issues. People have expressed concern over the auto renewal paln, which many claim is a locked contract that cannot be escaped. The company offers a 14 day trial but many add that they couldn’t reach a customer representative to cancel before. A total of 72 different customers have complained about this practice.
  • Most of the negative reviews are about a lack of effects: The majority of all reviews are negative, and the most common negative review is from people claiming they failed to see any change. Some of these people also mentoned they counted calories and exercised more, yet they still didn’t experience any change. Those who tried to get a return add that dealing with the company is difficult, and they often ignore or hang up.
  • It’s incredibly pricy for what you’re getting: The $84.95 price tag is for inexpensive caffeine, decaffeinated green tea, 5 inactive ingredients, and a potentially dangerous ingredient in Ashwagandha. The other ingredinent ChromeMate is a patented blend of the cheap ingredients chromium and niacin. The high price tag isn’t reflected in the ingredient quality.  You also get a blend of 475 milligrams of Ashwagandha and decaffeinated green tea which is lower than the claimed healthy amount of Ashwagandha one should intake. Many customers have complained that they couldn’t get a return, so it’s possible that all sales are final.
  • The company only operates on the phone: Avesil used to be sold online directly thorugh the manufacturer, but now they only offer sales via the phone. Their original business is claimed to be shut down according to Google maps. Though oddly enough, the company has 2 different addreses that are in the same building. It’s unknown why this is, but since many claim the company is operating a scam, this kind of tactic is often done to prevent people from getting a hold of them. There were several people who claimed the company would hang up or ignore calls as well, so it’s unknown what is a reliable way to cancel shipments.
  • No proof is provided: Though it’s claimed to offer clinically studied ingredients, they fail to cite any of these studies. There are clinical studies available, but they often showcase how bad these ingredients can be. Ashwagandha is one additive which has been shown to be potentially dangerous. The company also makes claims such as Avesil often makes a difference in 10 days. They offer no evidence of this statistic. They even suggest that clinical studies have shown Avesil is able to burn fat off of sedentary people. They originally claimed Avesil had clinically studied ingredients, now they’re claiming the entire formula has been researched as a whole. This is never proven and it contradicts what they originally claimed.

The company fails to provide any proof this works and they have been repeatedly negatively criticized.

Customers have mostly complained that they continue to be charged automatically each month, and that Avesil provided no change in weight loss or energy.

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