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Health Guide Review: 3,3/5

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Belly Blaster Review: Does it work?

Intro: What is it?

Belly Blaster is a weight loss pill featuring clinically studied ingredients made to specially target stomach fat. It’s also intended to promote overall health benefits such as healthy glucose and cholesterol levels.

The company claims they offer a “breakthrough formula” that is beneficial for getting rid of stubborn fat in the hips and love handles.  The 3 ways it’s supposed to do this is by reducing appetite, increasing metabolism, and aiding overall fat loss. A diet and exercise plan is recommended in order to achieve results. Does this supplement really deliver all it promises? Are there any side effects? Everything you need to know about Belly Blaster is featured in this review.

Belly Blaster Ingredients

Green Coffee Bean Extract (50% Chlorogenic Acids) Raspberry Ketones Garcinia Cambogia Extract (50% Hydroxycitric Acid)
Caffeine Anhydrous 150 mg Cellulose Magnesium Stearate

 Green Coffee Bean Extract: Unroasted coffee beans that retain more chlorogenic acid, which is a chemical meant to regulate metabolism and blood sugar.

Research into its effectiveness has shown lukewarm results. According to Web MDL

“research so far is preliminary and poor quality”

One often cited study by the University of Scranton showed that this ingredient showed significant weight loss benefits. However, this 2012 study has since been retracted. This study is no longer used sine the group who ran it determined these results were not truthful.

Any effect on weight loss can often be due to the added caffeine, which is not a long-term weight loss solution.  The FTC has even filed a lawsuit to a company who said this ingredient was useful for weight loss. According to the FTC, the company offered a analysis in which the:

“study was so hopelessly flawed”

The FTC director of Consumer Protection Jessica Rich said this study:

“helped fuel the green coffee bean phenomenon”

Therefore, no current research has proven this ingredient to be helpful for weight loss. The makers of Belly Blaster offer no clinical evidence.

Raspberry Ketones: Fat burner often used as a flavoring or aromatic in cosmetics or foods.

Caffeine Anhydrous: Dehydrated form of caffeine added in the form of 150 mg per serving, which is roughly a cup and a half of coffee’s worth of caffeine.

This common stimulant is added to increase energy, metabolism, and overall mental stimulation. It can lead to tolerance, which Examine.com adds:

“dulls several of caffeine’s effects”

“only benefit a user experiences is caffeine’s anti-sleep effect”

Other issues include side effects such as:

  • Rapid heart rate, cardiovascular damage, and jitters.
  • Muscle cramps, twitching, and spasms.
  • Insomnia, restlessness, and inability to relax.
  • Irritability, mood swings, and depression.
  • Headaches.

Routine use of caffeine has been shown to potentially lead to sleep deprivation, which can have a negative impact on overall quality of life.

Belly Blaster Quality Of Ingredients

The possible stimulant effects from the green coffee bean and caffeine anhydrous can potentially promote unwanted side effects.

A full serving of this product has 300 mg of caffeine, which is just 100 mg away from being considered the average recommended safe maximum, according to the FDA. Still, habitual use of caffeine can lead to issues such as sleep loss and other serious issues.

The company does mention they make their supplement in a GMP certified facility, which assures quality, but they also fail to provide a money back guarantee.

The Price and Quality of Belly Blaster

Sales are offered exclusively from Amazon.com, where a 120 capsule bottle costs $59.95.

Supplementation is advised to be taken slowly, from 2 capsules a day for the first 3 days, 4 capsules between days 4 and 6, and finally 4 a day from day 7 and beyond.

Therefore, the full-advised dosage will lead to a 30-day bottle; this can be averaged out to a price of:

$59.99/30= $1.99 per daily serving.

Since two of the ingredients are essentially caffeine, and green coffee bean has not been proven to be effective, much of the price for this product only goes towards 2 useful ingredients in Raspberry Ketones and Garcinia Cambogia. Though this can be purchased elsewhere for much cheaper.

The Lack of Clinical Studies

The official website claims that there’s real clinical studies that show how effective these ingredients are. They even give an explanation as to what exactly each additive has been shown to do.

However, none of the ingredients are actually supported with a citation of any science. They never list whether they performed these studies, or if other groups have.  They also fail to list the exact findings of these studies in terms of how many people were evaluated, and whether or not people reduced calories in a major way.

Without being able to look at any information, its unknown if their sources are legitimate. So far green coffee bean extract has not been shown to be effective, and caffeine has mild weight loss benefits but it’s known to cause side effects.

The website also mentions that the benefits of green coffee bean extract:

“has also been show in scientific studies to have an effect on several unique metabolism-boosting genes”

They made a spelling error and they failed to ever cite this study. It’s unknown if this formula as a mixture is either safe or effective, due to a lack of real proof.

Questionable Mistakes

Under the appetite control section of the website they mention that:

“Belly Blaster contains Hoodia Gordonii”

“can help dieters keep their cravings at bay”

The issue with these claims is twofold, first they never prove this ingredient is useful for weight loss via evidence, and secondly this brand does not contain Hoodia Gordonii according to the supplements facts label.

If it truly does, then the company has failed to provide an up to date listing to show how much is added. Also, under the ingredients section where they offer a description of their additives, there’s no mention of this ingredient.

It’s unknown whether or not this additive does truly exist. However, if it does, Examine.com mentions that this shrub that’s used as an appetite suppressant:

“failures of hoodia to suppress appetite”

“may also be mildly toxic”

So it’s important for the makers of Belly Blaster to list this ingredient in its full amounts if it truly exists. Though this ingredient has not been shown to be effective, it can be potentially dangerous.

These types of mistakes are serious, as the lack of research and potential side effects from this ingredient can be harmful. It’s also important to know what you’re putting into your body, as certain ingredients can have negative interactions on the body when mixed with other additives.

Business of Belly Blaster

The creators are Liquid Supps, and they can be reached via the following:

Phone Number: (888) 633-0536

Address: 281 North Roosevelt Ave

Chandler, Arizona 85226

For unknown reasons, the company does not offer any information about themselves or their company name on the Belly Blaster website. They also do not offer a money back return policy.

Finding the company was only possible by looking at the Belly Blaster label, where information about the company is listed.

The company website also does not list Belly Blaster as a supplement, though they do offer generic versions of each ingredient except caffeine anhydrous.

When typing in the address the company does not show up as Liquid Supps, but instead Genetic Solutions. This is often the case for company’s who changed their name in order to escape a tarnished past.

For unknown reasons the company has failed to provide any information on their practices.

Customer Opinions of Belly Blaster

Since the manufacturers hand out bottles for free, many people have left reviews, which may be biased. There are hundreds of reviews available online, however, here is a summary of the most common:

“Saw no change and made no change”

“made me feel really weird thought the day”

“makes me have to run to the bathroom because of watery stool”

“is just a laxative and green dye. I tested it.”

Caffeine may be the reason some people felt increased energy while others experienced jitters. There are far too many serious complaints from a majority negative those who failed to see any weight loss.

Customers also commonly list laxative type effects including diarrhea, dehydration, loose stools, and frequent stools.

Conclusion

Taking a look at Belly Blaster led to the following pieces of information:

  • Customers have complained about side effects and a lack of benefits: People who received a free bottle left many of the reviews on this product. Though there are still many negative customer experiences that have been listed. This comes from either a wide majority who failed to see any benefits in terms of weight loss, or those that experienced symptoms. The side effects that people have dealt with including watery stools, diarrhea, jitters, weird feelings, emotional problems, headaches, nausea, rapid heart rate, and increased urination. Many of these side effects can be attributed to caffeine, of which a full daily serving provides 300 mg, or roughly 3 cups of coffee’s worth of caffeine. Not only can this high amount lead to problems, but also its positive effects are short lived when a tolerance builds. Even to the customers who added diet and exercise, there was still a lack of weight loss.
  • It’s possible to experience symptoms with this formula: The two ingredients green coffee bean extract and caffeine have been shown to lead to similar side effects. It’s also unknown whether or not Hoodia Gordonii is added, if it is, and then it’s possible for one to experience toxic buildup in the body. The added combination of these ingredients may be why so many experienced side effects.
  • The price is expensive for what you’re getting: The $59.95 price tag is for 4 active ingredients, 2 of which are stimulants, which can cause side effects. All the ingredients can be purchased much cheaper elsewhere, and the added caffeine from green coffee bean extract and caffeine anhydrous can be replaced for other ingredients. Still, without there being a money back guarantee, one has to invest money without a safety or return policy if you were to not experience weight loss benefits. This is troubling since there are hundreds of negative reviews from people who did not lose weight even with diet and exercise.
  • No explanation is offered as to what their ingredients truly are: There’s conflicting information about what is inside Belly Blaster. They do offer a supplemented facts label, which list just 4 ingredients and 2 inactive additives. On their official website they mention how Hoodia Gordonii is added. The issue with this is that they don’t mention how much, or whether or not there are clinical studies to back up its claimed appetite suppressing effects. Research into this ingredient has shown it to be not only ineffective but also potentially dangerous. It’s been shown to have potentially toxic effects on the body.
  • The company makes themselves secretive: Finding information about how the company operates is difficult without further investigation. The official website never mentions a company name or the fact they don’t offer a money back return. They also do not have a terms and conditions page, which assures you’re dealing wit ha legitimate company. The only way to discover who makes this product is by looking at a bottle of Belly Blaster and tracking them through their address. Still, even after researching he company there isn’t much information about how they run their business. This makes it impossible to securely trust the company, especially since there are a few disgruntled customers who mention this manufacturer is operating a scam.

Information about the company is limited and it’s unknown what they truly add to their formula. Also, many customers have complained of both extreme side effects and a lack of weight loss.

The ingredients are also offer a heavy amount of stimulants, which may cause unwanted effects. Pricing is also high considering the lack of a money back guarantee.

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