Orovo Fat Burner Review: Lose Weight & Reduce The Appearance Of Wrinkles?
Orovo is the third product I’ve reviewed that makes near miraculous claims of weight loss, the reduction of lines and wrinkles, and even the ability to help you “look younger.” This all based upon a product created around the 10 “super foods” revealed to Oprah on the Oprah Winfrey show by Dr. Nicholas Perricone.
Here’s the thing…
The other two products I reviewed (Lipovox, reviewed here and Leptovox, reviewed here) are nearly identical compilations. In other words, these three products (Lipovox, Leptovox, Orovo) are almost identical. However, after reading the various product’s sales pages back-to-back, I realized the the similarities didn’t end there…
With Leptovox, it was the “inventor” of the product who happened to see the Oprah show featuring Dr. Perricone and the 10 super foods. With Orovo, it was the CEO of Orovo’s wife who was just happening to watch that day. And lo and behold we have another miraculous coincidence — the inventor of Lipovox — a college student just happened to be skipping class and watching Dr. Perricone on Oprah the day of the miraculous revelation. And guess what?
Wonder of wonders, all three individuals took it upon themselves to eat a serving of these super foods each and every day for 10 days and then evaluate their results.
Are you still with me?
Amazingly enough, all three had the same jaw-dropping results. They lost weight. The appearance of lines and wrinkles were dramatically reduced (apparently not so much so that it warranted taking a photograph and posting it to the Web site as proof). One even looked “younger” (measured by what standards I’m not sure).
Of course, all three found eating these super foods on a regular basis to be expensive, time consuming, and too darn inconvenient. So each of them took it upon themselves to create a super condensed “capsule” version of these super foods.
These are the aforementioned Lipovox, Leptovox, and Orovo.
Sure is amazing how great minds think alike (not to mention how amazing it is that three average Joes (or Josephinas) could just “whip” together a complex nutritional supplement, bottle it, label it, and distribute on the Internet in no time flat.
And I wonder how that college student managed to come with the necessary funds to develop a product, bottle and label it? College students are notoriously short of cash, and it just amazes the heck out of me that one managed to come with the required $20K or so that is necessary to develop, produce and market a product.
Coincidence? Copycat products? Or the same company retailing the same product under 3 different names?
When investigating Lipovox, I found that it was often sold on eBay, and mainly by a single retailer. I then found this glowing testimonial of Leptovox by the eBay retailer of Lipovox — who, I found after further searching, was also retailing Leptovox (talk about a major conflict of interest here!).
Yup, you can now buy your Orovo on eBay, too… just as I suspected.
Orovo is also being sold as an MLM home business “opportunity” — paying out on a 6X6 referral basis, so you can expect the claims for Orovo’s amazing abilities to continue to escalate in ridiculousness.
If I were an Orovo marketer, I’d be more than a little miffed. Since it looks like the same company is retailing all three products, I’d be concerned that Orovo is undermining my ability to earn a decent income by saturating the market with near identical products that can be obtained independently.
OK, before I wrap up this review, let me discuss the “10 Super foods.” and their “supposed” benefits. First of all, it is extremely unlikely that anyone who gave up the typical high fat, high carb North American diet and started eating these 10 super foods regularly would not see some benefits. Your acne probably would clear up, and you probably would lose weight. No rocket science there. Remove crappy, high-calorie fatty foods and replace them with low-calorie, nitritious foods and the result should be obvious, right?
And if the capsules actually contain what they are supposed to (and only a trip to a lab will verify that) there’s little doubt they will impart some benefit as well.
After all, the ten super foods. are rich in phytonutrients, antioxidants, flavanoids, carotenoids, vitamins, minerals and what have you.
But to make claims that a blend of these 10 super foods — a blend of indiscriminate strength and potency mind you — can make you lose outrageous amounts of weight, reverse the aging process and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles is ridiculous.
It’s an insult to your intelligence.
And there is not one iota of credible clinical data or a single peer reviewed study that indicates anything of the sort.
Also, you must recognize that Dr. Perricone is hardly an impartial spokesman on the supposed powers of these amazing super foods. After all, Dr. Perricone has a vested interest in selling his high priced products on his NVPerriconeMD web site. And, according to Wikipedia…
“… critics accuse him of making outlandish, unrealistic promises in order to sell books and products. His claims, they say, are backed by very little scientific research, and any research he has done himself has never been published in medical journals, where it would be subject to scrupulous review.”
The retailers of Orovo are eager to list the ingredients on their web site, and they do list the 350 mg “proprietray blend” of ingredients now, something they didn’t do before I reviewed this product (this is a relatively small dosage, and impossible to assess for efficacy). They also added clinical references to the descriptions of each of the product’s ingredients (also something they only did after I posted this review).
Please don’t be fooled by this.
The ten superfoods do indeed offer a myriad of benefits — when taken at the appropriate dosage, or eaten as a whole food. No one is disputing this. As I said earlier, they are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and phytonutrients.
But no amount of clinical references to the benefits of the individual ingredients — taken at doses far exceeding those included in this formula — can justify the claims of rapid weight loss, acne, weight or age reduction — there is absolutely no basis in fact for any of these claims.
Oh yeah, seems I really annoyed the you-know-what out of someone over at Orovo with this review. Click here to read all about it!