Indeed, Natural Pure Forskolin is a weight-loss supplement scam as clear as the light of day. Usually, I’m not the one to brand a product a scam from the get-go like this, but in this instance, I think I can more than afford the luxury.
Here’s my case.
Natural Pure Forskolin is a reincarnation of a previous Forskolin-based scam, which has already done its rounds, and has been abandoned by the pushers of these “miracle” compounds. That supplement was known as ForskolinFast, and in similar manner to this one, it featured a very dubious sales pitch, ingredient profile and tons of toxic feedback from users.
Natural Pure Forskolin tries to take advantage of the reputation some of its competitors have built up, hence the use of “Natural” and “Pure” in its name. Exactly how natural and pure this product is though, is impossible to find out.
What exactly does it promise though? After all, in this department, scammers are never short on ammo.
As you can see, the lies begin bright and early with this one. First of all, the site states that the supplement is made with 100% natural ingredients. We never do learn though what those ingredients really are, so there’s no way to tell whether they are indeed natural or not.
The only thing we get to know about the ingredient-profile of the product is that it is made with 20% Coleus Forskohlii extract. OK, so we get that 20%, but what exactly does the remaining 80% consist of? How can we be certain these unspecified ingredients are indeed natural as well?
The second lie is about the “No side-effects” part of the touted benefits. Indeed, there are different studies out there, attesting to the efficiency or lack thereof, of forskolin in regards to weight-loss. Some say it works wonders. For some people it doesn’t do anything. What we are quite sure of though, is the fact that forskolin does indeed come with side effects. This comprehensive information sheet from WebMD makes it clear that Forskolin’s side effects include (but are not limited to) headaches, stinging eyes (resulting from the enlargement of blood-vessels in the eye), low blood-pressure and faster heart-beats. Some of those side effects are indeed serious enough to warrant an extra notice on the part of the manufacturer, instead of “no side-effects” claims. In addition to all the above, Forskolin seems to interact with an alarmingly high number of legitimate drugs that people may be taking for life-threatening conditions.
How much is this whole circus liable to cost you? A single bottle of the miracle compound, containing 30 capsules of a mysteriously formulated powdery substance, costs $35. You can also pick up three bottles for the grand total of $70, or five, for $105. At any rate, the possible ruining of your health doesn’t come cheap with these scammers.
The Natural Pure Forskolin Sales Pitch
As one would expect, the pitch made at the Natural Pure Forskolin website is abysmal, sometimes bordering on the hilarious. The way the page itself has been built up leaves no doubt about what we are dealing with. The pictures used for the general page framework are all stock or stolen (or both).
As you can see, the model used in the header is a bikini model used for the promotion of swimwear as well as various health products on scores of websites all over the internet. She has as much to do with this particular Forskolin product as you do at this point in time.
The “doctor” who vouches for the information presented on the homepage, comes from a stock photo as well. While the above is standard practice with supplement scammers like the Natural Pure Forskolin people, things take a turn towards the shameful once we take a closer look at the testimonials provided on the page. Some of these testimonials are just a few lines of text anybody could’ve typed up, but three of them come with picture-proof. Let us dissect these a little.
The first such testimonial, that of “Claire Simpson” comes off a website where before and after weight loss photos are shared. The photo is still a very popular one, shared by a bunch of weight loss websites world-over. Obviously, it has no links to the product sold here…
The second testimonial, that of “Camille Clancy” uses pictures of a woman named Nancy Reinhardt, which were stolen from a bodybuilding.com post about the weight loss/fitness journey of the said person.
The third testimonial, allegedly belonging to someone named “Anastacia”, features pictures of a woman called Julie Jigsaw, which have been lifted clean off her personal Tumblr blog.
Besides the above described thievery and deceit, the site also engages in high-pressure sales tactics, using various underhanded methods to convince would-be buyers of the legitimacy of the claims presented.
One such method consists of the using of using of the logos of various high-profile news organizations, in an effort to convey readers the message that Natural Pure Forskolin has been featured on TV. At the top of the official site homepage there’s a message displayed stating just that, and raising the specter of limited supply coupled with “high demand” to prod readers to act.
Obviously, nothing is true about any of this.
CNN have obviously never featured the product (though Forskolin may have been discussed here and there).
The same obviously goes for ABC as well.
As for the limited supplies…I wouldn’t lose any sleep over that.
Eventually, as the reader tries to leave the page, a pop-up message appears, offering “free shipping”, as a sort of last–ditch effort to force a sale (or to really convince one that this is indeed a shameless scam).
The Natural Pure Forskolin Background
The site peddling the supplement is careful not to give out any information in this regard. We are all just supposed to take their word that the supplement is made in the US, in an FDA-approved facility, no less.
Some entity called the Higher Health Foundation” is apparently involved with the product in some way, but to call it the manufacturer would indeed be a stretch.
The Natural Pure Forskolin Ingredient Profile
There is no detailed ingredient report available at the site in any shape or form. All we are told is that the capsules contain 20% standardized Coleus Forskohlii extract. That’s it. While the site does have a dedicated “ingredients” section, all we are served there is a blurb about the purported benefits of the herb.
Natural Pure Forskolin is a supplement with a mysterious ingredient profile, its main component comes with potentially dangerous side effects, we don’t know who makes it and where, and the way it is promoted brings up all types of red flags. It is rather expensive as well. Knowing all this, purchasing this product is nothing more than supporting the supplement scam industry through a voluntary donation.