- on Tue 14 February 2017
When you are looking to buy a weight loss supplement a possibility of getting scammed is pretty high. Tons of shady sellers have been noticed previously running green coffee, garcinia cambogia and acai berry scams. Same will probably happen with Forskolin, since it’s gradually becoming the most popular weight loss supplement in 2015. No wonder that happens, because Forskolin works so well in boosting your metabolism and getting your body toned. However, you need to be careful while selecting your product.
It’s not complicated – you just need to follow some basic guidelines and you’ll avoid anything shady.
Let’s go over some of the things I noticed browsing the Forskolin market these days.
1. Is Forskolin a scam?
First and foremost, let’s get this one straight. No, Forskolin extract itself is not a scam or a hyped-up placebo pill – Coleus Forskohlii plant DOES have all the properties we love it for. There have been studies that proved it, moreover the herb has been used by bodybuilders to get their metabolism up – and those people are anything but inattentive to their body reactions.
You might have seen a post at a site called ScienceBasedMedicine entitled “Forskolin: Here We Go Again”. The author brings up some valid points about the general weight loss supplement market: it’s full of hype, often lacks research and is fueled by unscrupulous product pushers such as Dr. Oz.
While these points are absolutely legitimate and I agree with them wholeheartedly – the weight loss supplement market is a dangerous neighborhood – even the author over at SBM admits that Forskolin has a decent scientific backing. “It improved body composition” – she writes, describing a scientific study, and adds how it does increase testosterone and helps you get toned, but still wishes there were more scientific studies. What do we need to get out of it? Simple: Forskolin is a working weight loss and muscle gain product that has been lab tested and scientifically backed unlike many “miracle” herbs.
When you browse Google while looking for a good deal on Forskolin you might come across “FORSKOLIN SCAM”-screaming youtube vidoes. Stay away from those, what they do is they push shady products capturing your attention with these video titles. Take a look – that’s just one actress pretending to be a Pro on all weight loss supplements:
So remember: Forskolin is a legitimate substance and it works, but stay away from click-baiting junk. Same goes for pages like this one from Buzzfeed – they just use a generic article with no facts to send visitors to Amazon via their affiliate link.
2. Selecting a legitimate product.
The actual chemical compound is legitimate, but buying from a good manufacturer is a where most problems can occur.
Contrary to what may seem right, large stores like Ebay or Amazon are not the best place to buy your Forskolin extract. Thing is, Amazon is just a marketplace where everyone and his uncle can list a product. If you run a search for Forskolin products on Amazon you’ll see dozens of weirdly named generic-looking bottles. Most of them have zero reviews, and some have nasty ones.
Example, a review under a reputable brand often mentioned on TV (wink wink):
Seriously? A big name that does not have a 30-day guarantee or a money back option? Imagine how all the smaller names operate – and yes they are all on Amazon. Good luck getting a quality product there.
Let’s talk what would make a good Forskolin offer. Here’s a little checklist you can stick to:
- A US/EU company. Someone with an address and a money-back guarantee;
- US/EU-made Forskolin. Not generic white-labeled bottles shipped from Bangladesh: you need inspected and tested stuff;
- Generous offers. A decent company will encourage bulk buyers.
3. Free trials
Very often legitimate companies will send you a free sample of their product, however, there is a whole dimension of free trial scams, especially in the health supplements market.
In a nutshell, you may be promised a free supply of Forskolin; to get that you’d need to give them your address and your card number (either “because” or to pay a small “shipping fee”). The free trial will come but your card will be billed monthly and cancelling will be a pain – obviously the fine print you “agreed to” was saying there would be monthly charges. Usually the recipient is an offshore company so you’ll have to run around trying to protect your card.
To avoid free trial scams, it’s the easiest to just buy your first batch. And as I wrote above, but it from a US or a EU company that has a contact and a phone number.
If you see a huge brand you know giving out free trials – go for it as well, but you’ll step on the slippery path. Be very careful with who you give your credit card details to.
Some further reading on that: http://forskolinonline.org/active-supplement-review