Adiphene - Despite Hype, This Weight Loss Supplement Just Doesn't Work
Adiphene is a weight loss solution covering fat burning, appetite suppression and fat binding. It claims to deliver an efficient solution that apparently works without the user having to perform any kind of physical exercise to complement the treatment, and without the need to make radical dietary changes.
Even at first glance, such claims are indeed incredibly bold. Add to that that Adiphene claims to be the quickest weight loss solution, and natural too on top of everything, and you have a very suspicious product.
The supplement is claimed to have been scientifically researched - by whom and where exactly though, we're never told. We are - on the other hand - warned in the fine print at the bottom of the homepage, that none of the statements have been evaluated by the FDA, and that does indeed present the above claim in an entirely different light.
In addition to that, the Terms and Conditions section fully disclaims all responsibility in regards to every conceivable facet of the operation, too.
Whether it works or not, one thing is certain about Adiphene: it is not cheap. A single bottle of the supplement will set you back some $66, but of course, the seller of the product recommends that you buy at least 3 months' worth of the stuff.
As said above, the generous promises raise a red flag from the get-go on Adiphene's credibility front, and the equally generous affiliate cuts offered take things even further in this regard.
Getting 45% off every sale is indeed quite appealing to those who have a website with more or less decent traffic, but it poses a couple of questions. First of all: how much could it possibly cost to produce this "cutting edge" supplement, if the main seller is able to just hack 45% off its price from the get-go? Secondly: with such an incentive, how can one trust any of the positive reviews out there about this product?
Therefore, whenever someone is peddling the Adiphene deal to you, run a bit of research on what they get out of a possible purchase.
The Adiphene Sales Pitch
The Adiphene website is your typical supplement scam operation, with copy written to impress and hype and with images taken (stolen?) from other websites or stock-photo portals. The testimonials look ridiculous and the photos they use are suspicious as well, although I have to admit I failed to come up with proof that they are stolen. The image of the young, fit woman used next to the How It Works part of the homepage pitch, was much easier to track down.
Other than such slip-ups, it is pretty clear that Adiphene is aiming to bedazzle those considering its purchase, with the massive number of ingredients it features. I am certainly not the first one to notice though that some of these ingredients are not known to be particularly efficient in regards to weight loss, while others are much too stingily dosed to be effective.
The entire Adiphene website barely takes up a handful of pages, with 90% of the information focused on its homepage. For all practical purposes, we can consider the site a one-pager, which is to say that the seller didn't exactly put a lot of effort into the entire operation.
The manufacturer of the supplement is said to be RDK Pharm, a pharmaceutical company from Dallas, TX, which has remarkably little information available on it online. The product label does in fact say though that Adiphrene is manufactured FOR RDK Pharm, by whom, it is not clear...
The seller of the product though, and the company operating the Adiphene website, is Shippitsa Ltd.
Adiphene Community Feedback
While Adiphene is praised and hyped every which way at its official website and at the affiliated review sites, those who have actually tried it are much less enthusiastic about its effects.
While no serious side effects have been complained about, most users find the supplement a "waste of money" or "garbage".
The Adiphene Marketing Effort
Taking a quick glance over the reviews yielded by a quick Google search, one is immediately able to spot the honest reviews and the fake-positive ones, which all come with the usual selection of affiliate links. With a 45% affiliate cut though, as specified above, it is indeed expected that one should come across such "false positives".
The same goes for the second biggest search engine: YouTube. The videos promoting the product are all laced with dubious links, either in their descriptions, or in their comments.
The Adiphene Ingredient Profile
While no complaints have been registered regarding the side effects of the product, some of its ingredients are indeed known to come with certain side effects, thereby making the supplement quite dangerous for those struggling with diabetes, some sort of cardiovascular disorder or high blood pressure - according to the product label.
Let us take a closer look though at exactly what ingredients make up an Adiphene pill.
Vitamin B6 may indeed have its benefits, though in this case, it is safe to say it can indeed be had from a different source, for much less.
Chromium Picolinate is indeed an ingredient you will find in many a weight loss supplement out there. It is also quite toxic in larger doses, as - according to this study - it may cause "serious renal impairment".
The effects of L-Carnitine on weight loss are at least somewhat controversial. At any rate, even studies which claim to produce positive results in this regard conclude that at least 4g per kg of body weight is required for the compound to work. Here, we have 250 mg.
Guarana used in the composition of various weight loss supplements, has been studied with a focus on its toxicity. According to this study it has been linked to caffeine intoxication, though granted, the doses at which intoxication symptoms occur are above 400 mg/day. Here, one gets 250 mg, which shouldn't lead to such symptoms. Still, the overall effect is not a positive one.
Chitosan is similarly controversial when it comes to weight loss. While there are studies out there supporting its benefic effects towards weight loss, another study which has centralized all previous findings, concluded that these effects are "clinically insignificant".
Bitter Orange is another compound which is quite controversial, not only in regards to benefic effects, but also side effects-wise. It has apparently been associated with a series of adverse medical events, therefore it is not really an asset in this concoction either.
At 5 mg, the mere presence of Cayenne Pepper powder is questionable. That is such a small trace amount, there's little doubt it has only been used to allow the manufacturer to feature it on the label.
The rest of the ingredients, namely Panax Ginseng, Cinnamon Bark, Ginger Root extract and Cacao extract, are also quite woefully under dosed.
Adiphene might try to emulate the success of another, rather similarly named weight loss supplement, but its ingredient profile just won't fly. Some of these compounds are ineffective, while a whole bunch of others are simply under dosed.