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Akavar

Claims that you can eat all you want and still lose weight.

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Akavar 20/50 is a European weight loss pill that has achieved much success. It has made its move to the U.S. seeking the same. Akavar boasts that it is the ultimate fat cure and that you'll see the results you seek without any diet restrictions or inclusion of exercise.

Akavar is designed to restrict your daily caloric intake to less than normal. Without those calories that your body requires for energy, you'll start to use your fat reserves. This will of course cause you to lose weight and inches. However, you'll immediately gain back that weight should you stop using Akavar. The website offers little-to-know information about the product leaving open many questions about the supplement.

PRO
  • Promotes eating all you like and still seeing weight loss
  • Reduces urge to overeat
  • Do not have to count calories
  • Won't feel hungry
CON

Akavar 20/50 leaves a lot to be desired. Some of the more concerning details include:

  • Promotes a lifestyle without exercise and healthy diet
  • No FDA approval
  • Web site offers very little information
  • No published clinical research
  • Does not publish ingredients
  • Contains caffeine
INGREDIENTS

It takes a lot of research to find what is inside those little Akavar tablets, as the product's website bypasses any discussion. Akavar includes many caffeine sources including xanthine and green tea leaf. Other ingredients include yerba mate, guarana seed, ginger root, kola nut, Tibetan ginseng, cocoa nut, rice flour, yellow no. 6, red no. 3 and Gelatin, among many others.

CONCLUSION

Akavar 20/50 leaves a lot of open questions- which really leads to concerns about both the product's effectiveness and impact on the body. With so many diet pills and supplements on the market, it is important for manufacturers to paint a detailed picture of the product to help consumers make the most educated decisions. Many diet pills and supplements provide all of the information that Akavar seems to have conveniently left out. It is also a little misleading that without diet and exercise you can still lose weight. Anyone who has ever committed to losing weight knows that without important changes to diet and exercise, results are often not achieved.

Common Misspellings

Akvar, Akavare, Akavar 50/20, Akavar 2050


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funnyhaha71

I suspect that the company that makes Akavar 20/50 is responsible for the positive comments in this thread.

The makers of Akavar 20/50 are engaged in a class-action lawsuit filed against them for false advertising. The suit was filed in November 9, 2007. You can learn more about the lawsuit at: http://www.sfmslaw.com/class-action-lawsuits/cases

The magazine Skeptical Inquirer had an excellent recount of an exchange between a doctor and the company that makes Akavar. The doctor simply wanted to read the 2 articles that Akavar advertises as proof that their product works. You may read the article here: http://www.csicop.org/si/show/we_couldnt_say_it_in

Some interesting points from the article:

"I really hit the jackpot when I noticed an ad for a weight-loss product called Akavar 20/50. It made the usual claims: eat all you want and still lose weight. But it had the best advertising slogan ever: ‚??We couldn‚??t say it in print if it wasn‚??t true!‚?Ě'

"The ad describes research results on Akavar as ‚??staggering.‚?Ě It claims to have published scientific research showing that twenty-three out of twenty-four patients .... "

"I searched PubMed for anything in either of those journals that might even remotely be considered studies of Akavar and couldn‚??t find anything. I wrote the company‚??s customer service representative and asked for more information. That led to the following surreal e-mail exchange over the next month and a half."

The email exchange gets wild; it would be hilarious if it weren't dealing with a supplement consumed by people wanting a pill!

What the doctor wanted:

"Let‚??s make this really simple:

1. Are there two published studies?

2. If so, please provide me with the information I will need to locate and read those studies: Name of author(s), title of article, name of journal, volume, page number and date of publication."

The legal departments reply after 6 weeks:

"We have received your request to provide you with all studies relating to our Akavar 20/50 product. Due to the confidential nature of these studies, we cannot release these studies without a signed Non-Disclosure Agreement. Our standard Non-Disclosure Agreement is enclosed. Pleases [sic] review and sign the Agreement. Upon receipt of the signed Non-Disclosure Agreement, we will happily provide you the information you requested. . . . [This was accompanied by a complicated, multi-page legal document.]"

The doctor's final email which was never replied to:

"ou did not provide the titles of the studies, but I easily found them. I can see why you didn‚??t provide the titles, and I can see why I didn‚??t find them when I looked before, because it is obvious that they were not studies of Akavar 20/50.The Lieberman study is titled ‚??Effects of caffeine, sleep loss, and stress on cognitive performance and mood during U.S. Navy SEAL training. Sea-Air-Land.‚?Ě The Andersen study is ‚??Weight loss and delayed gastric emptying following a South American herbal preparation in overweight patients.‚?Ě The herbal preparation was a mixture of yerba mate, guarana, and damiana. The patients initially lost a few pounds, but those who took the active drug for 12 months ‚??maintained‚?Ě their weight during that period. The abstract of the study does not say that the study participants were instructed not to alter their eating habits. And the numbers of patients do not correspond to either of the studies described in your ads.

Your ad says, ‚??this is scientific fact, documented by published medical findings.‚?Ě Are you now admitting that there are no published clinical studies of Akavar 20/50 and that the statements in your ads are false?"

Akavar is still claiming to have performed clinical trials on it's product. From their website:

"While the published clinical trial using the active Ak√§var-20/50 compound resulted in significant weight loss WITHOUT diet and exercise,adding a sensible diet and exercise program to your weight-loss regimen should only enhance Ak√§var-20/50√Ę‚?¨‚?Ęs incredible weight-loss power."

This is not in the small print:

"Clinical trial shows success: That‚??s right. While no diet pill can possibly work for everyone (that‚??s why there‚??s a money-back guarantee), the peer-reviewed clinical trial revealed that virtually everyone in the study who used Ak√§var-20/50‚??s active compound (23 out of 24 participants, to be exact) lost a significant amount of weight."

http://www.akavar2050.com/akavar-2050-3.html

I haven't taken Akavar 20/50 nor will I take something that is so deceptively marketed and unresearched. I am not part of the lawsuit, nor do I know anyone at Skeptical Inquirer or anyone associated with the lawsuit. I am just a scientist who came across the Skeptical Inquirer and thought it wise to share this info. I am also not someone that is anti-medication or supplements. I use both daily. If you are using Akavar 20/50, you might want to research what you are ingesting.

Truly, if it is too good to be true, the it is. Say no to false advertising and pseudoscience.

posted May 5th, 2010 8:23 pm


Donna Welland

This is my second full day on Akavar 20/50 and I am weighing in at 173.2 which is a major difference. My appetite is huge. I usually have pasta with sauce for breakfast but I haven't had that inclination during the last 2 days. I am going to start taking a multi vitamin such in case. I will post again in a couple of day. so far so good

posted May 5th, 2010 1:24 pm


Donna Welland

I am 52, and have gained a lot of weight in the last 2 years. I am 5.2 and now weight 176 lbs. I started Akavar 20/50 this morning and will be keeping track. I would like to get down to 135 which at my age is OK. I think my metabolism has slowed down over the last 5 years.
I am hoping this will help.

posted May 3rd, 2010 8:39 am


Rahwezzie

hey yall i started taking this product last year i weighed 180 and i am 5'2..yikes i know!! lol well let me say this product works i lost a total of 35 pounds. : ) i stopped taking them but am going to start again 2mr! im so excited i will keep posting! it really works!!!

posted Apr 22nd, 2010 12:07 pm


KayKay

This is the second day of taking this product. I am a night snacker, so the first time I took was 15 minutes before dinner...I ate a small dinner and had no desire to eat after that...today I took one pill before lunch, at lunch and have no cravings for an afternoon junk food, which is another one of my bad habits..I am thinking I will love this product! I am 5'2", female and weigh 158. My goal is somewhere between 135-140, though most weight websites say that is still overweight...i don't care...that's what I weighed when I got married 5 years ago and I felt great then! I am 43 and don't want to be a skinny minnie!!! Average is fine!

posted Apr 19th, 2010 4:21 pm


Diana

I started this product on April 10th 2010 I weighed in this morning April 17, 2010 I have lost 8 pounds with exercise and healthier eating habits. No side effects at all.

posted Apr 17th, 2010 8:54 am


Sha

I just this pill today 04/15/2010 I am trying to loose 20 lbs. I am running 2-3 times a week and reduce my calorie intake. I am getting a lightheadeness but it's ok. I will keep u updated on the result of this diet pill.

posted Apr 15th, 2010 8:52 am


Sarah

This product is good. If your having headaches or nasuea it's because 1. You didn't eat enough before taking the pills 2. You aren't drinking enough water (I find milk helps coat the stomach when you take them) 3. You might not have noticed drinking a soda or juice with cafeine in it, you don't want to drink ANY Carfiene, the pills have plenty

posted Apr 11th, 2010 5:50 pm


dee

I have tried the product and liked it but mostly for the energy factor. The caffiene dose seemed high which gave me what I needed to get through the day. In doing a little research I came across this link that the makers of Akavar are in a Class Action Suit for False claims... ex. ‚??European weight-loss breakthrough‚?Ě is false. etc. take a look
I was going to buy another bottle but I think I will hold off for now.

posted Apr 5th, 2010 12:37 pm


annie

i just bought this tonight. i am 5'2", pretty muscular and used to be super athletic. i gained around 55 lbs 2 years ago and haven't lost any since. i was around 115-120 and now am 175. i am hoping to get back to at least 125 by july (i am going to oahu for some surfing). i know that's only 5 months, but i need some encouragement! i am reeeeeeeeally hoping this product works. i tend to be a skeptic about diet pills. but i'll post every week after this to give/get some encouragement.

posted Mar 26th, 2010 1:44 am


GiGi

Uhm, well I've had the bottle for over half a year. I was using it for a couple of days but with a hectic schedule stopped using it! 5 months ago, I weighed 155 lbs 5'2" (I know! it's horrible) Well, 3 months later, I weighed 180 lbs!! Totally do not understand where the heck that weight gain came from! I was excersing about 6-7 times a week, doing lots of cardio. I started working out 3/22/10 and weighed 178.6, weighed myself this morning and weighed 174.6! =] I went through my drawer of dietary supplements, and found my AKAVAR... So, I've taken my FIRST dose today....Let's see how this goes!! My GOAL is to go down to 125 lbs by 7/1/10 (Going to Vegas with my husband and friends...and REFUSE to be the FAT girl)) Wish me Luck ya'll =]

posted Mar 25th, 2010 6:11 pm


raae

im 5 ft. 4 in. and 120 lbs. im trying to get to 110/105 and decided to try these with diet and excercise. ive been taking two in the morning and two in the afternoon and they've been making me feel dizzy and just flat out sick to my stomach. idk if im gonna continue with them, i feel that they just might not be worth the nausea.

posted Mar 24th, 2010 11:30 am


kristina

i started taking it missed a day and had a migranie for the days it was horrible i didnt even want to get out of bed

posted Mar 15th, 2010 2:34 pm


m3ntalx09

Haven't seen too much of a drastic change, but I lost about 4 lbs in 2 weeks without doing anything. Overall I think its an average pill.

The pills work like any other regular diet pills, but the things they claim on their website is a scam. While on this pill I do not recommend you eat all you want because you will gain weight if you do so. I think this is where most people ends up hating it..

posted Mar 5th, 2010 12:49 pm


chin

Its awesome experience for me with this product. The result that i got with this product is unbelievable. I lost significant weight just in 6weeks,thanks to www.weightlossguide.com.

posted Mar 4th, 2010 11:59 pm


elizabeth caudil

I been useing this for 3 days now and I am not hungry . I love this product and i only take 1 pill before I eat .

posted Mar 3rd, 2010 11:28 pm


john

I‚??ve been taking it 4 about 1 1/2wks and also wking out and I‚??ve lost about 5 lbs so far. Its pretty good about curbing my hunger. I like it so far.

posted Feb 25th, 2010 1:16 am


Krista

I bought Akavar Sunday, I haven't tried them yet. I'm 133lbs 5ft and 6in. My goal is to be at 125. maybe it will help me to get me at my goal weight, will see I'll keep ya'll updated.

posted Feb 15th, 2010 9:57 am


Leslie

I found out about Akavar 20/50 originally from one of my girlie magazines it said you didn't have to work out and honestly I am a lazy person. I wanted to drop a little bit of weight before my husband came home from Iraq... NO JOKE in 1 week and 3days I had lost 17 lbs BUT I did do a diet... eating fish and chicken, turkey or stakes no pork no ground beef for meat. Had a lot of fiber in my diet as well. I dropped way more then I ever thought and I kept it off until after I had my son (2years later) so now I am going to order me another bottle and get started again!

posted Feb 13th, 2010 12:32 pm


sky

i use these pills and worked out twice a day everyday. seen NOOO difference. the pills actually made me gain weight!!!

posted Feb 12th, 2010 11:38 am



 

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