Holly Madison, former Playboy Bunny and ex-girlfriend to Hugh Hefner, walks up to a retail store counter, drops her drawers, and says she needs a pair of jeans in a smaller size. She’s promoting a diet pill called NV Rapid Weight Loss that claims you can drop a jeans size in two weeks.
Most of the ingredients have antioxidant properties such as mangosteen, pomegranate and bilberry. Antioxidants can help slow down the aging process. Other supplements included in NV like turmeric interact with blood thinners, while Goji interacts with blood pressure and diabetes medications. If you take any of these medications you are at risk of having a hypoglycemic episode, low blood pressure, and risk of bleeding that won’t stop. Cranberry is also included in NV but is most commonly used to help prevent urinary tract infections. Goji and pomegranate can lower blood pressure, which might be why they are included in the product. They may negate the increase in blood pressure that the caffeine could possibly cause.
The ingredients, I feel, that have the most effect on weight loss in NV is caffeine. The serving size is three tablets, which is equivalent to drinking two cups of coffee, and the manufacturer recommends taking this twice daily. It is encouraged that you not take NV at least five hours before bedtime. If you are sensitive to caffeine they give an option of starting with one tablet twice daily and increasing to three tablets. If you drink coffee, energy drinks, tea or soda that have caffeine you should discontinue this while you are on the diet aid. There is also a caffeine free version of NV available. The packaging also recommends NV be used in conjunction with diet and exercise.
There is certainly some question as to if Holly Madison is a good spokesmodel for a diet aid product. Though she discusses her eating habits in her reality show, she hasn’t had the major setbacks and heavily publicized struggles with weight like Jennifer Hudson, Kirstie Alley, or Janet Jackson have (currently representing Weight Watchers, Organic Liaison, and Nutrisystem, respectively).
Ideally the product should speak for itself. The good news is that there is a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Just return it to the place you bought it from if you aren’t getting the results that you are looking for. The product is around 30 dollars and it’s only a 10 day supply, so you will have to buy at least 60 dollars in products to reach the two week and one jean size claim.
If you have any health conditions I strongly discourage you from trying this product. With any luck you will be shopping for new jeans soon by following a healthy diet and exercise regimen.
January 17th, 2012