Anoretix Fat Burner Review: 9 “Patented” Ingredients?

Anoretix Fat Burner Review: 9 “Patented” Ingredients?

Words like “revolutionary,” and “powerful” are among the first words you’ll read upon arriving at the Anoretix web site. And you could be forgiven—given that Anoretix contains 9 patented weight loss ingredients—for thinking that it is, as the advertising claims—a fat burner so powerful that it outperforms ephedra, phentermine, and Alli combined.

Unfortunately, that is not even remotely the case. And while the Anoretix formula is a significant improvement over other “as sold on the Internet” products I have reviewed, there are a few problems you need to be aware of.

First and foremost, let’s address the biggest problem here…

The common misconception that the terms “patented” or “patent-pending” constitute proof of a product’s effectiveness.

Not so.

As Elissa details in this blog post, these terms mean exactly nothing when it comes to proving that a product actually works (they are, however, great for marketing, and retailers are happy to capitalize on this misconception).

In other words, retailers do not need to provide proof of effectiveness to obtain a patent. Yes, really!

Now, let’s address the ingredient profile…

Although the ingredients are revealed, just how much of each is not (there is one exception — ChromeMate®. There is 200 mcg of ChromeMate® in this product—an acceptable amount). This is a “proprietary blend” some 1540 mg strong.

Retailers use “proprietary blends” under the guise of protecting their “exclusive” formula. This is rarely the true reason, however. No competitor is going to steal a formula when they can simply create one — after all, they don’t need to validate their claims of effectiveness with proof — and claim it as their own.

So what is the real reason?

It’s to prevent you from learning which ingredients are present in amounts so insignificant as to elicit no effect whatsoever. That’s been my experience anyhow.

For instance, a large number of the ingredients included in this formula need to be present in pretty significant amounts to elicit a response. CLA (Tonalin®) for instance, is a pretty decent ingredient, and research has shown it to promote “modest” fat loss.

And although studies have shown it to be beneficial in doses from .7 to 4.5 grams daily, the optimal dose for weight loss seems to be 3.2 grams daily (Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 May;85(5):1203-11).

A complete day’s consumption of 4 caps of Anoretix totals 3080 mg (or 3.08 grams) of active ingredients — so there’s no way it can contain anywhere near the optimal dosage of CLA.

Another patented ingredient included in this formula — SuperCitrimax® — has shown some promising results for weight loss. If you review the Anoretix sales page, you can read all about a study performed at the Georgetown University Medical Center — on the “little South Asian fruit that is making waves in the medical community.”

When you check the study itself (see J Med. 2004;35(1-6):33-48) you’ll see that these results were obtained with 4666.7 mg of SuperCitrimax® (providing 2,800 mg HCA) divided into three daily doses.

Again, with 8 other compounds included in the Anoretix formula, and a total of only 3080 mg of active ingredients, we can be pretty darn sure there’s nowhere near the necessary 2,800 mg of HCA present in this formula.

NeOpuntia® (patented cactus extract) is yet another ingredient highly touted on the Anoretix web site. According to the advertising, “NeOpuntia® is the first effective vegetable fat-blocker” and was developed by French scientists.

They neglect to mention that the study validating the effectiveness of this ingredient (“Evaluation of the effect of patented fibre complex from Opuntia ficus-indica on the absorption of dietary fats in healthy volunteers (2003)”) was a tiny one — performed on 10 people.

That hardly constitutes irrefutable proof of the effectiveness of NeOpuntia®. The study also doesn’t seem to be published in any respectable journal, as far as I can tell. And, to top it all off, the participants in this study received 1600 mg of NeOpuntia® with each meal.

Again, a daily serving of Anoretix only contains 3080 mg of active ingredients, so we can be pretty certain the amount included in this formula falls way short of the 4800 mg dose of NeOpuntia® shown to be effective in this tiny study.

Now you’re beginning to see the problem, right?

Let’s quickly review the other ingredients in this product…

1. Advantra Z: A patented form of synephrine; an alkaloid that is derived from citrus aurantium. As a “chemical cousin” of ephedra, synephrine has replaced the ephedra content of many popular fat burners (ephedra now being illegal, of course). Retailers claim synephrine offers all the “fat burning” benefits of ephedra without any of the annoying side effects — sleeplessness, “the jitters”, elevated blood pressure and heart rate, etc, etc.

Unfortunately, the evidence to support these claims is a bit sparse. First of all, there are studies that show synephrine-containing products do elevate blood pressure and heart rate, despite claims that it is not a stimulant (see Ann Pharmacother. 2006 Jan;40(1):53-7. Epub 2005 Nov 29).

And it’s fat burning characteristics?…

This study (Obes Rev. 2006 Feb;7(1):79-88) concludes…

“While some evidence is promising, we conclude that larger and more rigorous clinical trials are necessary to draw adequate conclusions regarding the safety and efficacy of C. aurantium and synephrine alkaloids for promoting weight loss.”

And this one (Am J Cardiol. 2004 Nov 15;94(10):1359-61) on the “Safety and efficacy of citrus aurantium for weight loss” concluded…

“An extensive search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, BIOSIS, and the Cochrane Collaboration Database identified only 1 eligible randomized placebo controlled trial, which followed 20 patients for 6 weeks, demonstrated no statistically significant benefit for weight loss, and provided limited information about the safety of the herb.”

One study (“Increase in the thermic effect of food in women by adrenergic amines extracted from citrus aurantium”) performed at the University of McGill in Montreal and published in Obesity Research (Obes Res. 2005 Jul;13(7):1187-94.) was slightly more positive. But although it concluded that citrus aurantium did not have any effect on blood pressure and pulse rate, and did elevate the metabolism, the results were hardly earth-shattering…

“CA (citrus aurantrium) alone increased thermogenesis, on average, by 4% (52), a response that is statistically significant but not necessarily clinically significant, representing an average 1 kg over 6 months.”

2. Phase 2®: Advertised as a “carb blocker”, a recent UCLA study on Phase 2® concluded…

“Clinical trends were identified for weight loss, inches lost from the waist, energy, and decrease in triglycerides, although statistical significance was not reached. The reason that significance was not achieved was the small number of subjects who completed the study and the wide variability of the results within each group. Further studies with larger numbers of subjects are necessary in order to definitively demonstrate effectiveness.”

3. Forslean®: The patented version of coleus forskohlii, a cAMP stimulators. Camp is a “cellular regulator.” In other words, this compound is required to “spark” many intercellular processes. An increased concentration of camp can have such “total-body” effects as raised thyroid hormone levels and increased fat burning.

While the effects of coleus forskohlii and a corresponding positive effect on weight loss have been established in one study (Journal of Obesity Research August 2005, “Body Composition and Hormonal Adaptations Associated With Forskolin Consumption In Overweight and Obese Men”), the results were not overwhelming.

Another study was less positive (Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 2(2):54-62, 2005). It concluded…

“Results suggest that CF (coleus forskohlii) does not appear to promote weight loss but may help mitigate weight gain in overweight females with apparently no clinically significant side effects.”

4. 7-Keto®: A metabolite of DHEA, a steroid hormone produced naturally by the bodies of both men and women. The good thing about 7-Keto® is that it displays no apparent side effects (i.e. no conversion to testosterone or estrogen, and no effect on the sex hormones).

What’s promising about this ingredient is its positive effect on thyroid hormone levels in obese people — again, without any adverse effects of any kind (see Journal of Exercise Physiology, Volume 2, Number 4, October 1999, J Nutr Biochem. 2007 Sep;18(9):629-34. Epub 2007 Apr 5, Current Therapeutics, (7):435-442 2000).

The dosage for these studies was 100 mg, given twice a day. Is there 200 mg of 7-Keto® in Anoretix? Who knows?

5. Bioperine®: Improves the body’s ability to absorb certain nutrients, improving the efficiency of most formulas it is included in.

So now you know what’s in it… what really is the bottom line?

Well, from a marketing standpoint, stuffing a fat burner chock-full of patented fat loss ingredients is a great idea. It’s amazingly easy to market. After all, it’s a common mistake to believe that “patented” means 100% proven and effective. As we’ve seen, that’s not really the case.

But that’s not to say Anoretix does not contain some decent ingredients. It does. Unfortunately, we just don’t know how potent the dosages are, and whether or not they are present in large enough amounts to be helpful.

Some ingredients — like Tonalin®, NeOpuntia®, and SuperCitrimax® for example — are definitely not. It’s a simple matter of reviewing the studies and doing a bit of simple math to figure that out. Others — like 7-Keto® and Forslean® — could be, but we really don’t know.

Retailers often argue that lower dosages of certain ingredients are acceptable when they are combined with the correct combination of other ingredients in a “precise matrix.” This “unique blend” of ingredients work together, they say, “in a synergistic fashion” providing benefits up and above the sum of their respective parts.

That’s a typical response to criticisms such as mine.

The only problem is that there is no clinical, scientific evidence that this is the case. And unless there is, this is mere speculation. And, since the retailer’s mandate is to sell us products, it’s not hard to see there’s a very significant conflict of interest here.

The other issue I have with Anoretix is the price — it sells for $49.99 (the web site claims it “retails” for $127, and I ask… where, exactly, does it retail for this?).

Considering exactly what you’re getting, that is a lot of money (yes, despite the fact that this formula is using the patented forms of the various extracts). For a few bucks more, here’s what you could buy at a reputable online retailer like BodyBuilding.com

  • 1 Bottle 90 capsules NOW SuperCitrimax ($9.99)
  • 1 Bottle 90 capsules Natrol Tonalin CLA ($14.49)
  • 1 Bottle 100 capsules CNS Synephrine HCL ($8.25)
  • 1 Bottle 60 capsules NOW 7-Keto Fuel ($19.99)

… and this would allow you to experiment with the full, most potent dosage of a few of the more promising ingredients in Anoretix.

In the end, this product would offer a lot more value if it decreased the number of ingredients in its formula, and instead, focused on delivering a potent dosage of a few of the core ingredients. As it stands, it’s an expensive product of indeterminable potency.

Anoretix does offer a full money back guarantee, and I’d love to hear from visitors as to whether they honor it.

Anoretix Summary
  • Contains some useful ingredients.
  • Site is forthright in admitting no studies have been done on the Anoretix product.
  • Proprietary blend, so amounts of most individual ingredients are not revealed.
  • “Patented” ingredients are no guarantee of effectiveness.
  • Overpriced.

Author: Paul

Paul Crane is the founder of UltimateFatBurner.com. His passions include supplements, working out, motorcycles, guitars... and of course, his German Shepherd dogs.

70 Comments

  1. I tried Anoretix for 1 month I did not see any results or feel any different. They offered a full money back guarantee. I did send them an email and they did respond with the info I need to get money back.

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  2. Hi, I am a 36yr old female and a deputy sheriff, staying fit is a priority. I have switched from the Hydroxycut Hardcore to the Hydroxycut Max and I couldn’t be more satisfied with it. It is a great tool for giving you the “Oomph” you need to get your workout started AND helps you maintain that energy level throughout your workout. As far as a miracle pill…it’s not. You have to combine a sensible workout with it. However, it does in fact curb your appetite, the down side is, you have to be careful, I find with this product, you tend to lose your appetite completely for hours. Other than that, I’ve lost weight and gained muscle, I couldn’t be happier with this product and God knows, I’ve tried them all!

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  3. Ditto Lori. The claims that people lost 12 pounds in a day..? I think that MUST be an over-exaggeration of the effectiveness of the product. Now, half-way through the bottle, I have lost NOTHING. But at least there were no side-effects.

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  4. I also tried Anoretix for 1 full month, I did not weigh one ounce less over this period. This is a rip off. THey say that they guarantee their product, but I tried to get in contact with them for a refund ,it’s funny that all they give you is some woman’s mail box which is always full. When I did get a hold of her she said to go online and they would tell me what to do. Ha! there’s nothing there, but an email address. I sent them an email and got no response. Save your money on this one!

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  5. I started taking Anoretix 6 days ago.

    I have had SEVERE headaches, dizziness and having SEVERE stomach upset including diarrhea and vomiting. I stopped taking it yesterday as a test and I was fine all day, this morning I tried the pills again and all the same symptoms came back and lasted for approximately 4-6 hours.

    I’m returning the pills ASAP…i want to lose weight but not through vomiting and diarrhea!

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  6. I tried Anoretix for 1 full month, I did not weigh one ounce less over this period. This is a rip off.

    They say that they guarantee their product, but when I tried to get in contact with them for a refund all they give you is some woman’s mail box which is always full.

    When I did get a hold of her she said to go online and they would tell me what to do. Ha! there’s nothing there but an email address.

    I sent them an email and got no response. Save your money on this one!

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  7. I started taking Anoretix 6 days ago. I have had SEVERE headaches, dizziness and am having SEVERE stomach upset including diarrhea and vomiting.

    I stopped taking it yesterday as a test and I was fine all day. This morning I tried the pills again and all the same symptoms came back and lasted for approximately 4-6 hours.

    I’m returning the pills ASAP… I want to lose weight but not through vomiting and diarrhea!

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  8. I also tried the full bottle (as recommended) of Anoretix along with a low fat diet. I already work out 5 times a week. I did not lose anything and you cannot get in touch with them for their “money back” guarantee. The whole company is nothing but a scam!! You cannot even sign on to their e-mail address!

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  9. I have been on Weight Watchers for 2 years and have lost over 127 lbs. I hit a plateau and after working so hard for so long and seeing my results at a standstill, I got discouraged and put on 10 lbs.

    I panicked when I did not fit into my jeans and looked for a little help. I started Anoretix a week ago yesterday. I am watching what I eat but I have not exersized at all and I’ve already dropped 7 lbs. No joke. Today I dropped another half pound.

    I have tried many pills but this stuff really works for me and I am about to order another bottle.

    A one month supply has not lasted me a month as stated though as I take 3 pills before breakfast and 4 before lunch. Good luck.

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  10. I’ve had this product for a month and experienced really bad stomach cramps, foul smelling gas and horrible diarrhea.

    I was on a diet and did extreme cardio daily and did not notice anything different from weight loss than before.

    The only thing good about ordering is that I was not put in an auto ship program like several other companies have done.

    I have not recommended this product to anyone else because I don’t want them to suffer the embarrassment I did. No weight lost, a complete scam!

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  11. I started taking Anoretix over a week ago. I have not lost any weight. I have however experienced stomach cramps . I am so disappointed in this product. As far as all the comments on the web site praising the product, I think that they are a bunch of BS. I’m going to try to get my refund asap.

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  12. I am a new mommy as of May 1. I began using Anoretix in the begining of July to shed the baby weight, I weighed 168 lbs on July 2. I stepped on the scale this morning, Sept 3 and I am at 147 lbs. It worked for me!

    I took Anoretix along with a low calorie diet, didn’t workout – who has time? – and still got wonderful results. I went clothes shopping this past weekend and was so thrilled to fit into juniors clothes again. It really worked for me.

    I have recommended it to my mom and my friends. I think if you are looking for something to HELP you in weight loss Anoretix is for you, if you are looking for a miracle in a bottle, good luck.

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  13. I have been using Anoretix for a month and have not lost any weight whatsoever, although I followed the correct procedure and dosage.

    I agree with Sharon Coley that it has not been possible to get a refund so I will not be using Anoretix again.

    I just wish I had read this review of the product before ordering it. I would have saved myself a lot of money.

    I have concluded that the only way to lose weight is to increase exercise and eat less fatty foods. I will not be falling for quick weight loss fixes again. They are too expensive.

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  14. Call your credit card company and tell them you have gotten a product not as described. You will get your money back quick.

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  15. My husband I both got a bottle of Anoretix…. We JUST started taking these pills so I don’t have an opinion yet. But I am not getting my hopes so high that I will think I have been ripped off. For as many negative reviews there have been positive.
    Even on the Anoretix Web site it says they dont guarantee it’ll work for everybody. Just as with any diet plan or pill. Metabolife worked Great for me but not for others, and my sister lost 60 lbs on Weight Watchers and I hated it.
    But the point is to have an open mind about things. I od plan on watching what I eat and excercising but I dont think i will look like a supermodel in a month.
    So I say people need to be prepared for their results going either way. Then just chalk it up to experience.

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  16. I HAD done research on the internet, and read SEVERAL reviews on Anoretix, and found nothing negative. So, i purchased it to lose the tons of weight i had gained having my daughter. i have yet to lose a single pound. I had even increased the intake of the pills to 4 in the morning, and 4 at lunch. Still nothing. Not only do i still look horrible, now i feel horrible because i lost money in this deal. I do NOT recommend this product. I wish they would bring back the original Metabolife!! That was a product that i KNOW worked for me.

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  17. This product is wonderful! I’m on a balanced diet and exercise program and have been taking 2 pills before breakfast and 2 before lunch for a week now. I lost 8 pounds this week.

    If you are having digestive trouble, you are eating too much fat and/or too many carbs in your diet. Since Anoretix blocks the absorption of some of these calories, they have to come out somewhere.

    You really need to scrutinize your diet — and realize that YOU are responsible for your own failures.

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  18. Thanks for all the good information. I was about to order a bottle – from reading other websites, but I am glad I did not place my order.

    I guess those other people got paid to post those GOOD reviews.

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  19. I’ve only been on the pill for 3 or 4 days…I won’t say I’ve experienced wonderful extraordinary weight loss but I do not feel that constant hunger even after I’ve eaten. I eat and get FULL thats result enough for me…

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  20. I have been taking Anoretix for two weeks and a bit now and I am happy with the results.

    I am losing weight and I still eat a lot. I’m going to cut my fatty foods out and see if I lose it faster, but it’s working – that is what counts!

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  21. I just started Anoretix 1 week ago. I take 2 pills twice a day, although you can take up to 4 pills twice daily. I have only lost 2 lbs., But I am not giving up yet.

    Before I bought it, I read MANY reviews and nearly all of them were great reviews.

    I do believe they work, it just takes time. You have to remember, it took a long time to gain the weight, it also will take time to lose it. It is better to lose the weight slowly, than to lose it quickly.

    Editor’s comments: The reason why you read nothing but positive testimonials for this product is because in all likelihood they were not genuine – or they were displayed selectively (i.e., positive reviews are posted, but negative ones are not).

    One of the main reasons for this site is to show people what “real customer comments” really look like. As you can see, they are a lot different than what you’ve seen on sites either selling or earning referral income by promoting this product.

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  22. i have finished my bottle, the first 2 weeks i lost maybe 2 pounds its been a month and i now want my money back, it didnt work for me, does anyone know how to reach the company?

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  23. I just started taking Anoretix 4 days ago. I feel funny when taking the full dosage – 2 pills before breakfast and 2 before lunch, so today, Monday I only took the 2 pills in the morning before breakfast.

    The biggest benefit is that it curbs my appetite and I am not hungry all day. This afternoon, I felt very weird! I got very sleepy and felt dizzy and lightheaded. It really scared me.

    I have lost 2-3 lbs in 4 days so the product is working, but I don’t know why it made me feel so strange.

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  24. Umm… their customer service # is nowhere on the site. This didn’t work for me and of course I can’t contact them about their money. BEWARE! DO NOT ORDER!

    I took it and I worked out 2 times a week, rode my horse 3 times a week, and I eat super healthy. SCAM!

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  25. Sharon, just call your bank or credit card company and they take care of the refund.
    I have been 2 weeks on Anoretix already and DID NOT LOSE EVEN 1 GRAM!!! Nothing!

    I take the 2 first pills when I wake up (I drink the recommended 20 oz water with it). Some days, I had to take only one pill because 2 were making me feel nauseous. I skipped one day too to see if it was the pills or something else that made me feel so awful.

    Anyway… while I wait patiently for (at least 30 min) before eating breakfast, I realize that I am not even hungry. But I still eat a light breakfast. Generally a cup of tea or coffee with a piece of bread, a croissant, or 2 eggs, or just coffee/tea (remember, I am not feeling hungry.

    As the hours pass, I am not hungry, but I eat a piece of fruit, or a glass of home made juice (no sugar added). I take the second 2-pill dose and wait for lunch time.

    Darn! I am still NOT hungry! But I force myself to eat a light lunch (salad or sauteed vegetables, hard boiled eggs or little piece of fish or meat once in a while).

    I am still nauseous. And by the way, I am bloated AND constipated! I drink water (and tea) to try to flush out the waste. But (forgive me if I reapeat myself) I am CONSTIPATED!

    Oh well, I am now done for the day taking the pills. At least, I haven’t had any unusual fast heartbeat and I am neither tired or more “hyper” than usual. Well, being constipated is not helping me feeling energetic either!

    As the evening unwinds, I start feeling hungry (finally). I eat a reasonable dinner (generally veggie soup with a little piece of whole wheat bread). I become restless at wanting to munch at something every 5 minutes (I try to drink water, I avoid buying tempting foods, eat a pice of fruit) But Gosh I am hungry!

    There are no sodas, not junk food in my house, no candies, no chips, no wine, no beer (no alcohol of any sort), no fruit juices (I make my own, no sugar added). My only sin is an occasional chocolate croissant or apple turnover.

    I have cravings for coffee and chocolate but I avoid these 2 like the plague. I don’t take ANY medications. My only health problem (at 53 years old) is chronic sciatica but it doesn’t stop me from exercising.

    I ride my bike for 20 mn minimum every day. I take dance class 3 times a week. And by the way I am only trying to lose 12 to 15 lbs max.

    I don’t know what I am I doing wrong, but Anoretix doesn’t work for me!

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  26. I’ve been taking it for 2 weeks and I have to say that it’s not working for me. It upsets my stomach and I crave food even more after taking it.

    Too bad it does not work for me. Will see if I can get a refund

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  27. i took this company’s other product Phentraphen and I lost a lot of weight! I went form 220 to 198 lbs.
    and a size 42 pants to a 36.

    I returned the product because i need the money and they money back guarantee was fast and headache free.

    I have no affiliations with the company, I’m just an average high school 17 year old trying to get into Navy – need to loose some weight to enlist!

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  28. First of all, this is no SCAM. Anyone implying they wont refund your money is lying and for sure has a hidden agenda.

    Editor’s Comments: Gabriel, that’s a bit strong, since you can’t be certain of what sort of experience other customers have had. If you review the current feedback, you’ll see this retailer has both good and bad ratings. It is possible it is being sold by several different retailers, which would account for differing customer service experiences.

    I bought two bottles first for my wife and I and it worked nicely – especially the energy it delivered to workout and the “appetite control.”

    The second time my wife ordered the two bottles, we didn’t experience the same benefits so she asked for the refund. They refunded BOTH bottles as soon as they got them back.
    I guess you should at least feel confident that you WILL get your money back if it doesn’t work for you.
    Regards

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  29. I have been taking Anoretix for 11 days now. I have not lost a single pound yet!

    I take 2 pills before breakfast and two before lunch. Too bad… I had hoped for a lot more.
    I do feel more energetic and have less appetite, and that is the only positive for me.

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  30. I’ve been taking these for about 6 days now; I can’t really give you any comments on the weight loss effectiveness of the pills, BUT they make me not feel like eating period.

    For the last few days I’ll eat the pill, go boil some pasta and in the time it takes to boil the pasta I will lose my hunger for it and just leave it sitting there.

    Then at dinner I won’t feel like eating it either. I’ve gone a few days with nothing eaten except for a few baby carrots that I force my self to eat just to avoid any health issues. So even if the pills don’t burn the fat off like the website claims; the lack of hunger is a good benefit. I got the one’s with caffeine if that makes a difference. The nice thing is that I have energy to still workout.

    I went 48 hours without wanting to eat anything on my first 2 days. I even bought a McDonald’s big mac meal, and it just sat there in front of me. I ate like 2 fries and just didn’t want it. I drank a few sips of my Sprite and just didn’t want that either. I threw away 7 dollars and left quite happy with myself.

    So I in conclusion; the Anoretix site does lie quite a bit and creates hype, but the result is at least acceptable enough. Although I’m not sure if the second bottle will be as effective if you build resistance to it but the ingredient list looks OK since most of those things you can take all year long.

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  31. I bought a bottle of Anoretix one week ago. I have been on a low carb diet and drink nothing but sugar free drinks and nothing carbonated.

    I have lost 13 pounds taking 4 pills at breakfast and 4 pills at lunch. I will continue to use Anoretix until I get to my idea weight! And at this rate, it should only take one more bottle!

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  32. Uh oh! You guys are making me nervous. I just received my first order of 2 bottles – caffeine free. I was planning on starting them tomorrow. I, too, read all sorts of positive reviews… not even thinking they were owned by the manufacturer of the pills. Kind of sketchy!

    I am going to go ahead and try them, but will pay attention to side effects and actual weight loss. Fortunately, the good credit card companies will take the charge off the bill if there is a problem! Wish me luck!

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  33. Just started taking Anoretix and it definitely suppressed my appetite. It has been a great help to me to stop eating less and get back on a diet.
    I have not had any cramping, upset stomach or any other side effects as others have stated. I do feel the effects of the caffeine.

    It is too soon to tell if these increase metabolism or are just help me eat less.

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  34. I have been taking Anoretix for a month. And I can say that over the holidays I did not loose much weight for two weeks. But I must admit I wasn’t following my diet nor exercising at all. But I’m back on track this week, I have been on a healthy diet and have been to the gym for two hours 5 days out of this week. And I lost 10 lbs! In one week 10 lbs!

    I really like it because it doesn’t make me restless, jittery or sick to my stomach.

    I am super excited and hope to order a new bottle. But they’re not available at Amazon anymore and I don’t know what is a safe site to order from.

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  35. I have been taking Anoretix for two weeks now. I bought the caffeine-free one. I am not sure how much the product is working. I started taking two before breakfast and lunch, but then I increased it hoping that it would have greater effects. No change!

    I have lost a few pounds, but then again I have been dieting and exercising consistently. So is the weight loss a result of the product or is it a result of my hard work? I will finish the bottle and see.

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  36. Anoretix is a scam. I have been taking the pills and have no lost one pound. Even though I work out and eat right I have noticed that my weight is at a stand still. I feel these pills have caused this to happen. I shouldn’t have expected a boost from a pill. I should have just worked out half an hour longer. Now I have no results and am out of $55.

    NO ONE SHOULD ORDER THIS PRODUCT EVER. It does NOTHING.

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  37. I’ve been taking Ephedra 5 for the past 6 months and this pills is a godsend. It works wonders. Totally takes away my appetite and gives me the stamina to work out hard. I would recommend this pill to anyone who wants to lose weight.

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  38. I started taking Anoretix yesterday, but only took the afternoon pills. It took a really long time for the caffeine high to wear off (I took the pills at 1:30 and was still wired at 10:00).

    I also noticed some really horrible gas, which seems to have stopped today, thankfully.

    I also was reading that a lot of people are having trouble contacting the company for refunds, so i sent them an email(to the address on their website) to see if they would respond. I wrote that I was unhappy and wanted a refund.

    I sent this at about 5:30 pm yesterday and received a detailed response around 9:30pm yesterday, saying that they were sorry to hear it didn’t work, and that most people will see results in two weeks, but may take three or four.

    They sent detailed instructions on how to go about getting my refund.

    I also noticed that the review web site Sybervision selectively displays only good comments.

    I wrote one good and two bad, and only the good one appeared.

    As for any weight loss, I haven’t noticed any yet because its only been one day. I’m still hopeful, and at least now I know I can get my money back if it doesn’t do anything.

    Editor’s Comments: The owners of SyberVision, Garrett and Steve DeVor, are actually the same folks who create and retail the products they review so “glowingly.”

    A law suite has been filed in Federal District Court , alleging the defendant’s reviews are biased, their testimonials are fake, and the “web sites are nothing more than a marketing scheme for the defendants’ competing products.”

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  39. I’ve been taking Anoretix for 3 weeks now and I have lost 2 pounds but I eat very healthy and work out four times a week so I don’t think this product is helping that much.

    I take 4 pills in the morning and 4 before lunch and yet I don’t see any changes – just the normal weight loss you achieve when you watch your food intake and work out.

    I’ll see if I can get my money back.. it did not work for me.

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  40. I’ve been using Anoretix since December 23, 2008. I must say that I do feel lighter, more energized and not hungry. Sometimes I eat because I just want to put something in my stomach, but then on the first or second bite I feel full.

    I can see my cheekbones and my collar bone, so I know that the pill is working. I sometimes get a stupid headache but that’s because I ordered my second bottle with caffeine, caffeine and I don’t mix very well.

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  41. I have been taking Anoretix for about a week now. I was really excited to try this product because I heard some great things about it. I work out everyday for an hour and also eat about 1500 calories a day. I have not lost 1 single pound. I feel like it was a scam and I am ready to return it. I will try it for maybe another 2 weeks and see what happens. I will keep you guys updated too.

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  42. I just started anoretix today. I ordered the caffeinated ones. I have so much energy its crazy. I cant sit still. I did cardio and cleaned my house today and fill like i can take a jog. I love this stuff. I don’t have any weight loss yet but it hasn’t even been a full day. My friend told me about this because she used it and lost 25 lbs. in one month. This was with a 1200-1500 calorie diet, no pop and a half hour walk every day. Very excited and will check back within a month to let you know results.

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  43. I have been taking it for 2 weeks and lost 2 pounds but it came right back. So I am exactly where I started. It just isn’t moving. I will say I am not hungry and have no side effects but as far as weight loss goes… NADA!

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  44. I just received my Anoretix bottle today and have been reading these reviews – i am not sure what to expect now. Not many of these posters have mentioned their current/starting weight/height – perhaps we can all start doing that so we can compare to our own situation? I don’t want to put my own height/weight because I don’t want to be critized for taking this supplement when I shouldn’t be because I’m not overweight, but I’ll say that I’m quite slim/toned and work out regularly and am just using this as a temporary last-minute extra help for losing that extra bit of fat before a vacation.

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  45. Also, can someone comment on the inches that they’ve lost? I don’t really take “weight” into account because as you ladies know, our weight can fluctuate up to 5 pounds depending on our “water weight” 🙂

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  46. I wish I had come upon this site before ordering Anoretix. I have never taken diet pills or appetite suppresants. I have been taking the pills for two weeks, excercising, watching my portions and I have gained two pounds. I take the pills in the morning and before lunch and I do lose my appetite but I get extremely hungry after 6:00P.M. and feel like grazing and snacking. I tried not taking the pills and this didn’t happen, I ate some fruit before dinner and I was fine. Please, please do not buy this product. I learned my lesson: If there was something out there that made real people lose weight without risking their health, my goodness it would be a global phenomenom

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  47. It did not work for me, I’m in a diet now and I work out 45 min 4 days a week. I have lost 12 pounds in 4 weeks without taking anything.

    I do not recommend this at all, but they did give me my money back quickly.

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  48. I placed my order 2 weeks ago and till now nothing about tracking my shipment. Has anyone has a contact number for them because I tried to send emails to the sales dept but got no reply.

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  49. Ok so I got my bottle march 24 and started the next day. It has now been a week and I have lost 5 lbs! I will update every week. I truly hope that after all the diets I’ve tried, this one really works. Oh and I haven’t changed my eating habits and I haven’t done any exercise. I wanted to see what these babies would do to me on their own. I’m starting the treadmill tomorrow.

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  50. So … I’ve been taking in for two days, but I don’t feel ANY symptoms except diarrhea. So I’m stopping, it doesn’t make me feel energized or less hungry, oh and I think it might possibly be making me bloated so now I feel even more fat. Lose wait the right way, we shouldn’t have to feel disgusting and sick to be thinner. It’s just not natural. 30 minutes of cardio a day and half of all your plates being vegetables and you’ll defintely lose weight… it might only be one or two pounds a week but you’ll start to look and feel better without expensive pills.

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  51. This is my 3rd day of taking this. I don’t think I have lost anything. I too feel bloated, and my hunger is a little better than it was when I was not taking it. The caffeine is doing NOTHING for me. Is anyone else having this problem?

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  52. I started the pills about 10 days ago. I take 2 pills before breakfast and 2 before lunch. I’ve lost 3.5 lbs in 7 days… but I gained it right back in the next 3 days. The only problem I have is constipation but probably because I don’t drink a lot of water. I’m increasing my dosage to 3 at breakfast and 3 and lunch. We’ll see what happens.

    Editor’s comments: Mary, all you’re losing (and gaining) is water weight. That’s why things are fluctuating so rapidly. Remember, a pound of stored fat is the equivalent of 3,500 calories.

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  53. I started taking Anoretix about a month ago and have gained 15 pounds. At first I thought I was losing some weight but when I weighed myself, I hadn’t. So I continued to take it, first taking two at a time. Then after I read some of the feedback, I started taking three at a time. It just don’t seem to be working the way ‘they’ say it is supposed to.

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  54. I started taking Anoretix one week ago. I started at 200.5lbs and today I am 197.5lbs. I know it’s only 3lbs but to me that’s a huge deal. My percentage of body fat has dropped by 13% since starting Anoretix and I am, so far, thrilled with the results. Anoretix really curbs my appetite and has given me a huge boost in energy to work out. I have also noticed that it is much easier for me to go to sleep at night. I used to stay up until about 2am because I could not sleep and now I am able to sleep soundly and wake up refreshed. The Anoretix really has given me the boost I needed to get on track. I’m sorry to read about the people that it hasn’t helped, but it has, so far, been fantastic for me!

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  55. Are you guys ordering Anoretix off the official website (anoretix.com)? I just got a box today, and when I opened it it wasn’t my 4 bottles of Anoretix at all, it was 3 bottles of some stuff called Acnexus (never heard of it before). I tried emailing problem to them (there is no phone number), but I have received no response yet. I am so hoping that it was a mistake in their packaging deptartment and that they just didn’t scam me. Anyone else had this problem??

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  56. Man, I wish I had seen this site before I ordered the Anoretix yesterday!! I should have known that there is no such thing as a quick fix. I was just looking for a little something to help boost my metabolism, since my usual diet and exercise isn’t taking it off the lbs like it used to. Guess I’ll go back to the gym! I can’t decide whether to try it or to just return it unopened.

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  57. This is Sarah from the previous post. Well, I did decide to try the Anoretix. I took 1 pill after lunch the first day and one pill before breakfast the second day. I immediately felt sort of strange, though I couldn’t immediately identify what it was. My pulse was normal, but when I did a blood pressure check at a local pharmacy my BP was 137/85, WAY up from my usual 100/60. I stopped the pills and checked two days later: BP was 100/62. That was a big red flag that these were not for me. When I took the pill on an empty stomach it ached so much I couldn’t think about eating.

    Instead, I basically substituted green vegetables for carbs, cut out the booze and fried foods, and increased my exercise from 2-3 days a week to 4-5 days a week. I have lost 9 lbs in 4 weeks, from 124 to 115. I do drink green tea with an herbal appetite suppressant (Yogi Blueberry Slim Life)in the afternoon to get me through, and I feel alot better.

    Now I have a full bottle of Anoretix that I bought from Dietpill.com and they won’t take back the opened bottle. It’s an expensive lesson learned, that lifestyle changes are the way to lose weight, not with a pill.

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  58. I ordered Anoretix before I read the reviews on this website…a big mistake on my part…I actually gained weight taking this product…it did NOT curb my appetite at all. I have emailed customer service and they have given me instructions on how to return it..The Anoretix website offers a money back guarantee..I am returning this bottle back.

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  59. Anoretix works but once you’re off the pill then you gain all that weight back =/

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  60. I was a overweight child at 13. I weighed 190 lbs and was 5’3. My mother bought a treadmill years back so I would get on and in 2 months I dropped 40lbs (1 hr cardio for 6 days a week and eating 1200 cals/day). I took Hydroxycut during this time, and then tried trimspa – I never finished the bottles.

    I went from a size 10 -12 jeans to a size 5 and I was 143-145 lbs and 5’5 and thin for 5 months. Was blessed with my baby boy and gained 70 lbs during pregnancy (lost 15 lbs. giving birth).

    Then I took Anoretix.

    I’m now 149 lbs and a size 6-7, but my body is not the same – especially my stomach. Bottom line – I’ve been exercising, dieting, everything and Anoretix only helped me lose 4lbs in one month which is nothing! Hydroxcut works better but I didn’t finish the bottle. Now I’m trying to find another diet pill to help me lose like 8 lbs and this stomach… I do crunches and everything!

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  61. I just started taking the pills yesterday. From yesterday to today i have lost about 2.5 lbs. I’m still in complete shock and I can’t believe it. I was really doubting it at first, but now I’m a believer. Once I’m done with this bottle I am sooooooooo buying more! I’ll come back in a few weeks to tell you guys how much I’ve lost! 🙂

    BTW this is NOT spam. I’m a real person!

    Editor’s comments: Sammi, please post your follow up comments after you’ve finished taking the entire bottle; the weight you lost initially was water weight, not fat – and it will come back as soon as you stop taking the product. If you do lose some “fat” weight on this product, it will take longer than two days to do so – check this article for more information on how to accurately measure your results!

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  62. I ordered this and that fensomething or other based on a review I saw on their website this ladies review stated that she took them both together blah blah blah and now that I think about it there was not one bad review on that page… I was naive’ to think those were legitimate.

    So I emailed Yolanda at healthsciencenutrition to see about getting my money refunded to my card and about not even mailing them to me in the first place. Also I ordered the pills last Tuesday. They sent me an email to “please pay for my order” after I paid before I even left the website. so that worried me, I emailed them Friday when I got that email and midnight pacific standard time I got an email back stating they had my correct order but it was on back order so it wont ship until this Friday. Today is Monday I originally ordered all this last Tuesday!

    Editor’s comments: Rebecca, you’re correct to be suspicious of web sites that feature nothing but positive comments. Most of the time, these web sites have financial interest in the products that are so glowingly featured. For instance, many of our visitors are not aware that the review web site “DietBlogTalk.com” is actually run by a company called Urban Nutrition. This company produces Miracle Burn and numerous other products which are all featured prominently on the site – and all receive incredibly positive reviews. Thanks to new regulations introduced by the FTC, Urban Nutrition now has to publish a small notification indicating that “reviewers” have received compensation for their comments. Hardly the place to read impartial customer comments, is it?

    Another good example is SyberVision, which claims to deliver impartial reviews and customer comments. They are currently being sued, because (according to the press release of the action) their “reviews are fake and the Web sites are nothing more than a marketing scheme for defendants’ competing products, which they promote on the sites.” You guessed it… these guys have a company that manufacturers weight loss products (BlackStone Nutrition) and all those products receive glowing reviews and comments.

    So be careful where you get your information from. And follow the money trail… that will tell you a lot!

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  63. Well I just started last Wednesday and I actually gained 2 pounds in the first 2 days I was taking them, but in the week week since I started lost 4 lbs. Its probably water weight, but I do cardio for an hour 5 times a week, and weight train, so I’ll see where this bottle will take me.

    I weigh 200 right now, so I’ll come back and comment when I’m finished my bottle.

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  64. I was prescribed Phentermine 37.5 tablets from my doctor – they were my miracle. I shed 18 lbs the first month, the next month 10; however my insurance stopped paying for them. I was beginning to get very hungry and wanted something to help curb my appetite until I reached my goal weight of 120 lb.

    When I started the Anoretix I was 130 lb. (keep in mind I only wanted to lose 10 lb.).

    I GAINED 10 LBS ON ANORETIX. PLEASE DON’T BUY THIS PRODUCT. ANY WEIGHT YOU LOSE IS WATER WEIGHT. YOU HAVE TO DRINK AT LEAST A FULL BOTTLE OF WATER WITH THE DOSING (AT LEAST).

    You feel like you are losing weight because you are using the restroom all the time from all the water you have to drink. 4 pills at once with a bottle of water is way too much. Thankfully, my doctor has given me another bottle of phentermine 37.5, and I am losing again, but I was lucky I got ALL my money back from the Anoretix. Both for the new bottle and the extra bottle.

    If you order it, make sure you order it from the Anoretix website, and when you mail it back, make sure you get a receipt confirmation to give them, and you get your money right back – IT’S A RIPOFF THOUGH. I don’t know what’s in it, but if you take 4, it feels like your heart is racing a bit, but then you get SUPER HUNGRY within a couple of hours.

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  65. I also wanted to say, I did a lot of research on Anoretix before I tried it. It was strange how I heard NOTHING BUT great comments, and 9 healthy tested weight loss proven ingredients and a full money back guarantee. Now it is after I’ve gained 10 lbs within 2 weeks with this product I see it was a hoax. It’s sad they are selling a pill that makes you hungry.

    Editor’s comments: The web sites posting such “glowing” testimonials of this product – even the ones claiming to be unbiased – have a financial conflict of interest. They are all involved in promoting this product, and do not post negative reviews.

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  66. I have been taking the pills for a week and a half, I was constipated and had to use colon cleanse. I haven’t lost a pound and I am not sure how safe these pills are. They are not approved by FDA and I have no idea why I ordered them. I guess it is scam, although when I contacted customer service because they didn’t send me tracking #, they replied, so maybe I will contact them again and will ask for a refund. I wish I could research more before buying. I experience a higher heart rate and I am tired all day. I DO NOT recommend this product!

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  67. Ive gotta say I was crazy skeptical.

    I was taking Hydroxycut for a while trying to shed a few pounds after I had my baby and it was NOT working so I decided to shovel out some cash for a big daddy diet pill and after all the reviews I was crazy worried it wasnt going to work…but Anoretix worked!!! I’ve been taking it almost a week and so far I’ve lost 7 pounds doing absolutely nothing.

    I literally sit on my butt and eat whatever I want and I cant believe I’ve lost weight!!!

    The only side affect I have is I get the jitters. But nothing more then the feeling of drinking a Redbull on an empty stomach. And that’s it.

    What i think it is is the pill curbs your appetite completely!

    I feel totally satisfied eating just one chicken burrito from Taco Bell all day long.

    My suggestion is to just try it at the least. It really worked for me. BUT I approach weight loss the way a cheerleader would…I like to do it the complete unhealthy way, I like to take diet pills and have jitters and only eat one thing a day. I have no care about my health just as long as i am skinny. So expect heart problems, etc…but also expect a smaller waist line.

    Editor’s comments: Megan, your comments are a little inconsistent. That’s one thing we watch for to determine whether comments are a “plant” from someone at the company. For example…

    Earlier on you say “I literally sit on my butt and eat whatever I want and I can’t believe I’ve lost weight.”

    Then you say you eat only one thing a day? Which is it exactly? And if you are only eating one thing a day, you’re not exactly sitting around eating whatever you want, are you? And wouldn’t this product work regardless then?

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  68. I purchased 1 bottle despite reading negative reviews, i said let me give it a shot on my own. well my pills came,in 2-3 days as they promised. then i started. I don’t eat anything through out the day and if i do its nothing more than a candy bar or something. well I got off work and @8pm, i took my first 2 pills, then 8:30pm i tried to eat rasin canes(i could only eat 2 strips, a few fries, and half of my bread). then i went to sleep, the next morning i got up and got on da scale and i had lost 3pounds. then i went and did the same thing the next day ordered wings from wingstop(i was only able to eat 5 wings, and a few fries)and i did walk for 30Min. this morning i got on scale and i have lost a total of 7 pounds in 2 days. I don’t think its all water weight because thats 1 of my major problems(I DO NOT DRINK PURE WATER) it has to be some type of juice)even though the bottle tells you to drink water with pills(I DON’T) seems like its working but i will keep updating my status,but i only eat once a day at night before bed and its working.The only complaint is that i have a enormous amount of energy and its hard for me to actually go to sleep,,kinda makes my heart flutter too.

    Editor’s comments: Monica, your body is made up of over 70% water. And yes, you can lose water weight; it does not matter whether or not you drink “pure” water or not – these pills often have a powerful diuretic effect – it’s what makes consumers believe they work so well. What you’ll have found, no doubt, is that after those initial few pounds were lost, your progress will have slowed to almost nothing. And if you stop taking the product, you’ll find you’ll gain most of that weight back in a few days.

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  69. okay so, I decided to purchase anoretix after reading all these reviews on how much weight everyone had lost and how great it was. and at first, I was pretty confident in it. I didn’t feel as hungry, and I felt like I was actually going to be able to take something, work out as well, and stick with it.

    but about a week into taking the pills, I started to feel pretty bad. I had really bad stomach pains as soon as I would take them, literally within minutes. and even when I would be in the middle of making something to eat, I ended up being so sick to my stomach that I couldn’t even eat anything. my stomach felt like it was eating itself alive. one day, I took the two pills, and within minutes got the upset stomach, and I tried forcing down a piece of toast. I couldn’t get to the bathroom fast enough as I threw up the contents of my stomach, including the undissolved pills i had just taken.

    after I stopped the pills I felt fine. did anyone else experience the same problems or something similar? I was really looking forward to having these work for me, I wish they did.

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  70. I have read more bad than good reviews hhmmm. Well I have bought these pills for a couple months now and haven’t use them because of scared I am after reading the reviews. Don’t know what to do I really want to loose weight cause I just got a baby…. help any suggestions.

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