So I've been struggling with my weight for... well my entire life. I've never tried weight loss supplements before but was curious about this one especially because it totes that it gives an extra boost of energy. With just 2 oz being a serving and whole 32oz bottle to try I couldn't pass up the opportunity.
The Super Weight Loss Blend contains raspberry ketones, green coffee bean extract, and garcinia cambogia. What does that all mean? After some research I found out that raspberry ketones are used to increase lean body mass. Green coffee bean extract is thought to help with diabetes, weight loss and heart disease. While garcinia cambogia is thought to be an appetite suppressant.
Ok so I've been taking this for a few days now. I was honestly very excited to try it especially after I checked out reviews on Amazon. Everyone seemed to agree that it tastes great and gave an energy boost. The label warns that if you are sensitive to stimulants that you should slowly work your way up to full dosage. I of course went for it and did full serving.
First impression? "ACK!!! This is too sweet...and oh god it tastes horrible!" Yeah, I'm the odd man out apparently because I can't stand the taste of it. It is very medicinal tasting and reminds me nothing of raspberry lemonade. Nope instead it reminds me exactly of a medicine my mom used to give me when I was sick when I was a little girl. It was the one medicine that I dreaded and begged my mom not to give to me because I wasn't allowed to drink anything afterwards and it always left that horrible taste in my mouth. This tastes EXACTLY like I remember that medicine. So I knew after my first sip there was no way I could finish it like that. SO I added some ice and watered it down a bit and sucked it all up with a straw. That made it a lot easier to get down and still left an aftertaste but I didn't feel like I was going gag anymore. I've tried adding it to juice etc but it just makes the juice taste bad. So I've found best thing is to add lots of ice, water it down and just drink as fast as I can.
Ok so I know you are saying if it tastes so bad why are you still taking it? Well, quite simply it does an AMAZING job at giving an energy boost! Like seriously, I was shocked at how much it actually worked. Because I have sleep apnea I usually fall asleep during the day and take a 1-3 hour nap. Since I started this I haven't had to take a nap at all! I did learn the hard way not to take it at night. When I first got it I was so excited to get it that I took it before I did a closing shift at work (about 5:30pm). I didn't fall asleep till after midnight. But guess what next day after having my morning dose I didn't feel sleepy at all! While I haven't had diet supplements before I have tried energy drinks before and this out beat them all. This didn't make me jittery at all but I definitely was wide awake, alert and ready to go!
Another thing I noticed is that it is helping me at night. Normally as a side effect of my type II diabetes I am up several times a night peeing. Since starting this I went from getting up 3-5 times a night to pee to 1 or 2 times a night. I don't know if it is that I am sleeping more soundly or if it actually helping to keep my bloodsugar low. I was unable to find out how many sugars are in it but the lable says there is only 15 calories to a serving.
As far as helping to lose weight I haven't been on it long enough to see any difference. But I can see where the energy boost will help with that. As it makes it so much easier to get things done.
So my final thoughts? I'm gonna keep doing it! The energy burst and better sleep at night make it worth the 1 minute torture of drinking it. I still prefer the taste of it over coffee (even the smell of coffee sets off my gag reflexes). I think though if I try any more products by Full-Time Engery I want to skip the liquid blends and go with pill form.
Giving it a star rating is hard because for taste it is 1 star. But for energy totally a 5 star product. I'm going to go with 4 stars because the energy boost is just that good that I'm only going to knock off one star for the taste.
* I received a free sample in exchange for my honest opinion. I have not received any other compensation and this review expresses my 100% honest opinion.