For the last article I wrote, I spent several hours investigating and piecing together a link between a so-called “unbiased” reviews site and the products they recommend. With DietSpotlight.com, it took me just a few seconds to realize they were promoting their own product, “DietSpotlight Burn” as #1.
Here’s how they run their operation:
DietSpotlight.com starts by writing questionable reviews of popular products.
So here’s a review on OxyElite Pro: https://www.dietspotlight.com/oxyelite-pro-review/
Did the author of this review actually take the product? No. Are they at least going into detail about the formula and ingredients? Nope.
The review mainly consists of just comments about other reviews from anonymous sources, and a constant push towards a different, better product...
At the end of the review, DietSpotlight.com recommends their own product, “DietSpotlight Burn”.
Looks like they changed the name of their product to "Burn HD". I imagine it's because of all the bad press it's been getting. We'll keep an eye out for yet another name change. Everything else appears to be exactly the same.
Their conclusion is literally just a sales pitch for their own product, “DietSpotlight Burn”:
What the heck? They are claiming that there is “no research connecting [OxyElite Pro] to weight loss”. Seriously? Earlier in the article, they state that OEP contains Yohimbine and Caffeine, both of which are very clearly linked to weight loss.
Then the next thing you read is their bait and switch, directing the reader to buy a product called “DietSpotlight Burn”. They don’t explicitly state that this is their own product, but I think this can go without saying.
So you click the link to get your “free sample” of DietSpotlight burn and it prompts you with a form to fill out to “see if you quality”. I personally filled out the form a number of ways and no matter what I put into the form, I’m always qualified.
Ok, so I’m 6-foot 8-inches, I weigh 1 pound, and they’re still saying I qualify for their fat burner? Just wow.
After going through the steps, it prompts me to enter my credit card information so can I just pay the $3.95 shipping: (I entered my first name as “Scam”)
It’s showing me the total order cost is going to be $3.95. What a deal for a 15-day supply of their magical fat burner. But wait! There’s some really important information in the fine print:
Yup, they throw that into the middle of a paragraph of terms and conditions. The place you’re least likely to notice.
And wait, it costs $89.95 + $5.95 = $95.90 for 60 capsules?!? This is completely outrageous!
DietSpotlight Burn costs nearly 5 times what it should.
The total cost of sourcing the exact same ingredients through Amazon is $19.62 (including free prime shipping). Compare that to the $95.90 price tag that is charged to unsuspecting victims of DietSpotlight’s rebill scam. Here’s how I was able to come up with the $19.62 price tag:
DietSpotlight Burn provides a fully disclosed label. There’s only 4 ingredients, so this will be easy to replicate.
Caffeine - 75mg: So there’s about a cup of coffee’s worth of caffeine in this. Nothing revolutionary by any means. There’s 4.5g of caffeine in this entire bottle, and you can get 20g of it for $8.96 from Amazon here. So there’s roughly $2.02 worth of caffeine in the entire bottle.
Green Tea Extract - 200mg: Next, we have something that is found in many different weight loss products. There’s 12g in the entire bottle of DietSpotlight Burn, however you can get 50g for $6.07 on Amazon - so roughly $1.46 of Green Tea Extract in the entire bottle.
ChromeMate - 100mcg: Here’s another supplement we can buy much cheaper on it’s own. A full bottle of DietSpotlight Burn contains 6mg, however we can get 18mg on Amazon for $7.96 - so roughly $2.66 of ChromeMate in the entire bottle.
Last, we have Meratrim at 400mg. There isn’t a lot of information we could find on this product, however we could find a 60x800mg capsule bottle on Amazon for only $26.96. Since this is double what DietSpotlight Burn contains, that’s $13.48 of Meratrim in the entire bottle.
Even if you went out and bought a single container of each of the above supplements, it would only end up costing you $49.95, and you’d have more than DOUBLE of what you get in one $95.90 bottle of Dietspotlight Burn.
Also, consider the fact that you’d be buying all these individual ingredients at retail price. Think of how much cheaper it must be for DietSpotlight to manufacture this product…
DietSpotlight.com writes negative reviews for products that have the same ingredients as their own, #1 recommended product.
So let’s go back through the four ingredients and I’ll show you an example of a product that DietSpotlight negatively reviewed that contains the same ingredient.
First off, OxyElite Pro contains 100mg of caffeine, yet they still give it a negative review:
Next, ChromeMate is also found in a product called “Garcinia Plus”, and DietSpotlight does not have good things to say about this product either:
Lastly, DietSpotlight is touting Mera-Trima as their flagship ingredient, however when they reviewed a product that contains MeraTrim (and also Green Tea Extract), they still have very negative things to say about it:
Seriously? The ingredient label is VERY similar to their own product that they promote after recommending against this one. Here’s the label for Mera-Trim - notice how half the ingredient label is the same as DietSpotlight Burn:
So when each of their ingredients is found in other products, they claim that the product has no research connecting it to weight loss? DietSpotlight.com is undeniably hypocritical at this point, and has effectively discredited every single one of their so-called “unbiased” reviews.
DietSpotlight Burn even has fake reviews on Amazon.
So they try to show off their rating on Amazon, however it’s not even correct at all:
At the time of writing, it actually is rated at 4.2 stars on Amazon, and ReviewMeta.com actually adjusts that number down to 3.7 after removing some obviously suspicious reviews.
Something else that’s worth mentioning is that ReviewMeta discovered 5 deleted reviews on this product - all of which were 5-star, unverified reviews. Clearly there was something fishy going on with their reviews to have over 25% of them removed:
In the end, DietSpotlight.com has proven to be extremely dishonest and untrustworthy.
DietSpotlight claims to be fighting against obesity and helping people lose weight, but it seems they are just helping their bank account. I don’t see how scamming people out of $100 a month is going to help them on their weight loss journey. How about providing honest information rather than trying to sell overpriced diet pills that will ultimately leave people more discouraged to continue their journey.