SHARK TANK: has anyone tried life caps?

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsPanda99:  Lol, go through seperation anxiety! You will lose pounds quicker than you know it 😉 

On a serious note…This sounds a little sketchy but I am pretty curious on whether or not any Bee’s have tried it! 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I saw this episode Mark Cuban called the guy a snake oil salesman. I doubt life caps are legit or healthy for you.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

They just sound like a vitamin pill to me, with some cane sugar and hoodia mixed in. I call BS.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsPanda99:  I am so sorry hun 🙁

That really is frusterating! Maybe it is the food your eating? Feel free to text me about it! I got some kick ass recipes that fill you up even though you are eating less 🙂 

I’ll help cheer you through this! 😀 

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The long term effects of these pills are generally not good.  Eat healthy and work out.  That’s how it is.  You’re 26, so I highly, highly doubt your metabolism has slowed to the point where you can’t do a healthy 1-2 pound a week weight loss.  The only real way to lose weight and keep it off is to do it through changing your lifestyle.  So, unless you want to stay on these pills for the rest of your life and deal with the health consequences, I’d recommend skipping them.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Unless you are morbidly obese and under the care of a dietitian and doc there is no way losing 8 lbs a week is healthy, or maintainable. Usually the “get skinny now” stuff is a scam with a diuretic and a laxative. So as soon as you stop taking them,  you gain back the weight because nothing in your life changed and you have just screwed with your body’s natural working order. Those pills usually do untold horrible crap to your heart, kidneys and or liver. Not worth it! 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

@MrsPanda99:  Even though it does work for weight loss, wouldn’t you be losing a lot of water weight, and end up gaining the weight back really quickly once you stopped taking the Life Caps? I’m pretty skeptical of weight loss regimens where you don’t change your lifestyle at all; I really don’t see how you keep the weight off, you know?

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Also, losing 8 pounds a week does in fact weaken your heart. It weakens the muscles in the heart and irregularities occur. Paired with a diet pill that often has more vitamins than you can consume (which makes you pee even more) and caffiene, you would be at strong risk for a heart attack. 

You should also never go under 1200 calories without doctor approval and monitoring. If your sugar were to crash low enough (from feeling full and not eating) you could have a seizure or worse. Therefore, you probably shouldn’t drive or operate heavy machinery. 

 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@MrsPanda99:  I bet I could mail you a multi vitamin with the label ripped off,  tell you it will help you feel full, and it would work. Total placebo. Anyone can lose weight if they stop eating –  it isn’t healthy and it cannot be maintained long term. Obviously not what you want to hear,  but true. I Googled reviews and mostly found SCAM alerts. 

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I bet OP made her decision long before this thread opened. The ingredients of the pill is sugar, a vitamin and hoodia. Hoodia is a cactus extract, it is not FDA regulated and labratory studies have been done on the usefulnes of the extract — There is evidence it works, but tests have been overall nonclonclusive. The only studies I can find have been very small biased studies on the extract.

If you’re going to use it, I doubt you’ll see any affect and if you do, it will be a placebo. The first ingredient listed on the label is sugar. By law the primary ingredient is supposed to be listed first, and the magical Hoodia is listed eighth.

So there’s your answer. It’s a candy vitamin with a few molecules of a drug rumored to suppress an appetite marketed exactly as such to lure people in.

 

ETA: In no universe is losing 8 pounds in a week good for your heart. Ever. Your heart is way more important than your vanity. My father had a quintuple bypass when he was an absolutely happy, healthy, relatively thin man. Don’t take your heart for granted, because it’s a fickle organ and will happily conk out on you. Do I think one bout of 8 pounds will kill you? No, but why damage to one of the few vital organs you need to live?

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