Take an Undetermined Dose of Caffeine and Laxatives, Risk Hypertension, Heart Arrhythmias, Dehydration, Laxative dependence, Flush pounds down the toilet, not off your body, and PAY the Kardashian Girls 45 MILLION Cash.
A class action lawsuit over QuickTrim? What’s the scoop?
What are QuickTrim’s active ingredients? Caffeine and Laxatives. Yep…that’s the golden ticket. Unmarked levels of caffeine that can lead to dangerous hypertension, heart arrhythmias, stroke, heart attack, dehydration, kidney failure as well as a hefty dose of laxatives that can lead to dehydration, diarrhea, electrolyte imbalance, and laxative dependence. The FDA has determined that caffeine is not safe or effective for weight loss.
Interestingly, although caffeine is a drug, does affect heart rate and rhythm, and excesses can lead to serious health issues….companies do not always list the mg of caffeine in their products. It is guesstimated that QuickTrim’s Program contains the caffeine equivalent to 4 strong cups of coffee.
THE CLAIM and THE TRUTH
How does QuickTrim claim to work its magic? QuickTrim products consist of pills and powdered mixes that are promoted to eliminate water weight and bloating. Let’s examine:
Caffeine is a stimulant and is also a diuretic. Drink coffee and in very short order, you will feel a rise in heart rate, the “feeling” of a lift in energy level” and the need to pee. Drink 4 cups of coffee in quick succession and you will feel amplified effects with an almost scary rise in heart rate, the sensation of being “wired”, anxious, jittery, and the need to pee…a lot!
It is estimated that Quick Trim’s daily plan contains the equivalent of 4 cups of coffee! After caffeine’s effects wane, you will feel a crash/burn as heart rate goes back to normal. Caffeine works quickly and its effects are very temporary….but very high doses of campaign can be dangerous to your health….and caffeine does not cause weight loss.
A very popular catch term in dieting over the past few years has been “cleansing” and “colon cleansing” as a means to weight loss. Clear away the ‘smoke and mirrors’ as well as their hefty price tag, and all “cleanses” contain laxatives. Laxatives induce bowel movements and/or loosen the stool. Laxatives are generally taken when a person has constipation that requires treatment. Taking a laxative as a means of weight loss only causes the loss of excess water (more water weight loss) and quicker movement of the waste material in the large intestine (or colon). It speeds the process along, leaving a “quick loss” of water and fecal matter. As soon as you drink some water and something….it’s all back!
A very scary side to laxative use is dependency over time. I have worked with many people who can no longer go to the bathroom without taking large doses of laxative as a dependency occurs after long term laxative use. In the short term, you lose your bloating and weight by pooping. Yep, pooping.