Acai Force Max Review: A TOTAL Scam, Folks!
Do NOT buy Acai Force Max (also advertised as ForceMax).
Seriously. Now I realize this is the first review you’ve seen that is telling you that Force Max is not going to make you slim and muscular, easily delivering you the body of your dreams. But there’s something else you won’t see on this site that you’ll see on all the “faux” review sites that are gushing over this product.
That’s right; you won’t find a link or coupon to click on to order your “free” trial. Check out the other web sites reviewing Force Max, and what do you see? Positive reviews and “honest” testimonials, all accompanied by links and coupons to a free trial offer, right? Uh-huh. And what do you think happens when you click on that link and order the trial? That’s right… the reviewer gets paid a healthy commission.
And what happens to you?
You get added to a recurring billing program (where you are sent a fresh supply of the product every single month unless you cancel your “subscription”, which is usually impossible to do. We have a video about this practice—the “free trial scam”—here).
This is also commonly known as “negative option marketing”, and although it is not expressly illegal, it is extremely deceptive and underhanded. In some US states, marketers using such tactics are being targeted by law enforcement. Recently, the Texas Attorney General went after the makers of Acai Berry Max—you can read about that here!
That, in and of itself, is enough of a reason to stay far away from Force Max.
However, if that is not enough for you let’s consider the ingredients. First off, while the ingredients are revealed, just how much of them (or their potency) is not. Why is this important? Because the medicinal plants, food compounds and herbs that are typically found in weight loss products are much like pharmaceutical drugs; they need to be present in a potent enough dosage to have any effect.
And are they in Acai Force Max? Who knows? There’s absolutely no way to determine.
Here’s the ingredient breakdown…
1. Acai: The superfruit “du jour”, acai is a decent antioxidant and a nutritious food, but there’s absolutely no evidence it does anything for weight loss.
2. Garcinia cambogia (HCA or hydroxycitric acid), chromium, gymnema: Normally I’d list these ingredients separately, but since the Force Max web site references—but does not name—a study performed on these ingredients in concert, I’ve lumped them together here.
And yes, there is some clinical data (see Diabetes Obes Metab. 2004 May;6(3):171-80) that shows this particular blend does offer some weight loss benefits, while promoting a healthy blood lipid profile. Don’t get too excited though. There are a few things the retailers of ForceMax aren’t telling you…
- The people in this trial were restricted to a 2,000 calorie per day diet, and participated in “supervised walking.” In other words, in addition to supplementation, they were dieting and exercising.
- Participants lost 5-6% in bodyweight on 8 weeks. For example, a 200 lbs. man would lose between 10-12 lbs., which equates to 1.25 to 1.5 lbs. of weight loss per week. That’s well within the realms of what you can expect on any reasonable diet program. Probably even a bit less, in fact.
- The study was conducted using 4667 mg of HCA-SX (a highly bioavailable from of hydroxycitric acid, and the only one showing any positive results for weight loss), 400 mg of gymnema extract and 4 mg of niacin-bound chromium. In total, that’s 5071 mg of ingredients.The problem is that Force Max does not contain anywhere near the dosage referenced in this study. How can I be sure? A 30-day bottle of this product contains 60 tablets. The largest capsules most people can tolerate will contain between 500-600 mg of ingredients. Since the study I referenced earlier used just over 5,000 mg of ingredients, we know it would take 8-10 large capsules daily to deliver the dosage proved effective in the study. Since a daily dose consists of two capsules, simple logistics dictate this product is extremely under-dosed.
So now that you know about the ingredients, let’s sum up the Acai Force Max product…
- There is no evidence acai has any benefits for weight loss, regardless of its value as an antioxidant or superfood.
- In order to purchase this product, you need to sign up for a “free trial”, which enrolls you in a recurring billing program. In our experience, it’s nearly impossible to cancel your participation in such programs, which are deceptive and underhanded, and currently being targeted by law enforcement.
- The benefits of the garcinia cambogia, chromium and gymnema blend are extremely exaggerated.
- This product is extremely under-dosed.
It’s obvious then, that we don’t recommend this product. It’s equally obvious that you should be highly suspicious of anyone who does, seeing that there’s absolutely no good reason for doing so, short of financial gain.