The UFB Blog

Blogs are wonderful things. Not only do they indulge the various authors’ needs to comment, rant & rave, or merely speculate on some topic or another; they also foster a sense of community and encourage you to share your views and opinions, and so forth.

This blog will be dedicated to topics that fall within the general theme of (i.e, exercise, body building, supplements,weight loss, diet, etc), but outside the realm of mere product reviews.

Facebook Contest: Win a Bottle of Curvelle!

Posted by on 5:50 pm in Contests | 0 comments

Hey, ladies! We’re having a contest over on our Facebook page. You can win a bottle of Isatori’s Curvelle (weight loss for women) by liking or commenting on the post and then registering to win. It’ll take you about 20 seconds and you’ll registered to win! Contest ends August 30, 2014. Here’s where you can go to get signed up! P.S. You have to be over 18 years of age and a resident of Canada or the U.S. Good luck!...

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Shaila Fitness Kick A** T-Shirts for Sale

Posted by on 12:34 pm in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sumi Singh, who contributes regularly to, has just launched her own t-shirt line. There’s sizes and variations for the girls, the guys, and even children! Here’s a couple of the options available, modeled by Sumi herself…   Cool, huh? If you’re interested in getting on these kick butt tees or tanks for yourself or a family member, click here to order from Sumi’s online...

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Of Course it’s Safe… It’s “All Natural.”

Posted by on 11:40 am in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“All natural” is meaningless marketing term used by retailers and manufacturers to shroud their customers in a blanket of good feelings and comfort, making them feel confident in their non-pharmaceutical approach to health and wellness. But the truth is “all natural” does not mean safe, as we’ve pointed out many, many times. And as this article from Science Based Pharmacy points out, it’s an argument used to minimize the amount of regulatory oversight such products receive. This is a problem for a number of...

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Lawsuit Filed Against Testofen Containing Natural Testosterone Boosters

Posted by on 4:23 pm in Ad Claims, Laws & Regulations | 0 comments

A class action lawsuit has been filed against a number of companies that sell natural testosterone boosters containing the fenugreek derived Testofen. Gencor Nutrients, Inc., GE Nutrients, Inc., General Nutrition Corporation (GNC), S&G Properties LLC, Force Factor LLC and others have been named in the action. The reason why? Testofen doesn’t work to elevate testosterone levels – numerous studies have been unequivocal in their conclusions. This isn’t news to us. It’s something we mentioned when we completed a...

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Karma Files: Dr. Oz Gets B*tch Slapped by Senator Claire McCaskill

Posted by on 3:11 pm in Health Claims, Laws & Regulations, News, Obesity, Weight Loss | 0 comments

We’ve been reviewing Dr. Oz featured weight loss products for several years now, for the simple reason that anything Oz features on his show generates a ton of interest, and accordingly, a ton of sales. But we’re not pleased with him for the simple reason that the things he recommends… well, they either have been proven not to work, or the science is preliminary, the results are exaggerated, there are conflicts of interest involved, or the methodology of the studies sucks. In other words, Oz has been labeling things as...

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Logical Fallacies

Posted by on 9:14 am in critical thinking | 0 comments

I can’t take credit for this resource – Yoni Freedhoff from the Weighty Matters blog posted a link to it a short while back, in reference to a previous discussion he had about Girl Guide cookies. Yoni had “suggested that the charitable sale of trans-fat laden, sugary cookies is a practice that in this day and age can no longer be considered charitable and instead is part of our growing dietary woes.” What happened next? In predictable fashion, some folks got all riled up. In his words… This upset people, and it...

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1 Simple Food to Lower Your Blood Pressure!

Posted by on 2:44 pm in critical thinking, Health Claims, Uncategorized | 0 comments

You have probably received emails with a subject line like the one above, am I right? If you’ve opened and read it – or a similar one offering a simple and effective cure to any number of common or deadly maladies – you’ll know they all follow a similar pattern… 1) There are simple foods or supplements that can completely eliminate the need for pharmaceutical drugs. And… 2) The pharmaceutical companies only make money when they are selling you drugs, and therefore have a vested interested in keeping you...

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What’s Dr. Oz Smoking?

Posted by on 12:33 pm in critical thinking, Supplement Ingredients | 0 comments

I’ve ranted and raved on more than one occasional about Dr. Oz and his breathless endorsements of weight loss supplements that have no business being endorsed. But no matter; regardless or whether or not such supplements are supported by an ounce of clinical data or not – and it’s usually the latter – anything that gets dropped from Oz’s lips is an instant best seller. And despite the fact that nothing works as he claims it does, neither his credibility or popularity seem damaged. Oz, too, has become the Internet...

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Are Your Supplements Working a Little Too Well?

Posted by on 8:31 pm in Laws & Regulations,, Warnings | 0 comments

Are you experiencing incredible success with that latest fat burner or body building supplement? Or maybe with that “male enhancement” product you bought to spice things up in the bedroom a little bit? Well, there might be a reason for that. And no… it’s not what you think; that the manufacturer has gone overboard to deliver a stellar product, or some new herb cultivated from deep in the depths of the Amazon jungle burns fat, builds muscle or provides sexual stamina by the truckload. Or, that hordes of diligent...

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More on the “Detox” Scam…

Posted by on 10:24 am in Detox | 0 comments

Earlier this month, I wrote about how I thought the continued promotion of “detox” products was the biggest scam perpetuated on consumers in 2013. If you haven’t read it, you may want to take a look. Anyhow, I stumbled across a great article this morning over at Science Based Pharmacy that discusses the whole “detox thing” is significantly more detail than I did. It’s well worth a read – either if you want to learn more about this topic, or you’re considering a “detox” yourself, and...

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